Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 2, 2019 




For the period of Sunday, January 20th, through 
Saturday, January 26th, the Police Department 
responded to 1,040 calls for service, of which 141 
required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, January 20:

Shortly before 9:11 a.m., an officer responded to 
Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington 
Drive, regarding a theft report. The officer determined 
a hospital custodian had stolen used vials of pain 
medication and medical supplies. The 29-year-old 
male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 12:27 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 1100 block of South Golden 
West Avenue regarding a grand theft report. The 
victim discovered her engagement ring and wedding 
band had been stolen by one of the three people who 
were cleaning her home. On January 26th, the victim 
witnessed via surveillance cameras the suspect 
steal cash from a bag. Officers responded to the 
residence and the suspect, a 43-year-old female from 
Rosemead, admitted to stealing the cash and rings. 
She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

Monday, January 21:

Just after 9:22 a.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a 
theft that occurred in the 700 block of Callita Street. 
An investigation revealed an unknown suspect stole 
three uninstalled light fixtures from the residence 
sometime between November 26th and January 8th. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

 At approximately 10:57 a.m., an officer responded 
to Storage Container, 414 Fairview Avenue, regarding 
a commercial burglary report. The officer discovered 
an unknown suspect used a pry tool to break into 
a storage unit sometime after November 2018. The 
loss is unknown at this time. The investigation is 

Tuesday, January 22:

Around 10:15 a.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s 
Secret, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
grand theft report. An investigation revealed a 
black male and black female stole nearly $2,500.00 
worth of merchandise. The investigation is 

Wednesday, January 23:

Just before 12:43 a.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle for numerous vehicle 
code violations and unsafe driving in the area of 
South Sixth Avenue and Longden Avenue. Upon 
contacting the driver, a 55-year-old male from 
Arcadia, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol 
emitting from his person. The driver refused to 
comply with the officer’s field sobriety tests so he 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. A records check revealed he also had a 
suspended license. 

 At about 8:51 p.m., an officer responded to 
Walgreen’s, 253 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding 
a theft report. The officer determined three suspects 
stole ink cartridges from the location and fled in 
a white, four-door Hyundai. The investigation is 

 Shortly after 9:50 p.m., officers responded to 
a residence in the 400 block of West Norman 
Avenue regarding an audible alarm activation. An 
investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) smashed 
a rear window and fled emptyhanded as the home is 
vacant. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

Thursday, January 24:

Before 6:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 500 block 
of Fairview Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. 
Sometime during the previous night, an unknown 
suspect smashed a window and stole the victim’s 
backpack and gym bag. The investigation is ongoing. 

 Around 9:54 a.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 200 block of Vaquero Road regarding a 
suspicious vehicle backed into a residential driveway. 
The officer located the vehicle and found the driver 
hiding in bushes in the backyard of the residence. A 
consensual search of the vehicle revealed tools and 
clothing consistent with residential burglars. The 
27-year-old male from Monterey Park was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, January 25: 

At about 3:54 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft 
report. An investigation revealed an employee stole 
$5,274.91 in cash from the register since December 
18, 2018. The 18-year-old male from Altadena was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

 Just before 5:16 p.m., an officer responded to Savers 
Thrift Store, 16 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a 
robbery report. The officer determined a physical 
altercation occurred between the female victim 
and two suspects resulting in the male and female 
suspects forcefully stealing the victim’s necklace 
and earrings. The suspects are known transients. 
The 45-year-old female from El Monte and the male 
suspect are outstanding at the time of this report. 

Saturday, January 26:

Shortly after 8:43 a.m., an officer responded to two 
incidents of vandalism in the 300 block of West 
Camino Real Avenue. The victim discovered the 
word “SAPE” had been spray painted on his garage 
door. A neighbor reported graffiti to his garage door 
as well. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

 At approximately 12:13 p.m., an officer responded 
to Garden Café, 850 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. Between 10:35 
p.m. and 10:50 p.m., unknown suspects smashed the 
victim’s window and stole her purse containing her 
wallet and cash. The investigation is ongoing. 

Arcadia Senior Services is having a special 
Valentine musical program on Tuesday, February 
12 at 1:30pm. Guest Speaker, Jay Munns will take 
you on a sentimental journey as he talks about 
classic love songs from the 1920s, 1930’s and 1940’s. 
It will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 
365 Campus Drive. Cost is $3 and you can purchase 
your ticket at the Arcadia Community Center. This 
presentation is for individuals age 50 and over. For 
additional information, please call Arcadia Senior 
Services at 626.574.5130.

About Arcadia

Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel 
Mountains and Angeles National Forest, Arcadia 
is a charming, family-oriented community with 
a population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 
miles east from downtown Los Angeles, regional 
transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line 
connect Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, 
and entertainment destination in the San Gabriel 
Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, 
iconic landmarks, and serene neighborhoods. 
Arcadia is an award-winning community having 
been twice named as the Best City in California in 
which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business 
Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the 
conveniences and amenities of a full-service, mid-
size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides 
a quality of life that will go Above & Beyond your 

 For more information, please visit ArcadiaCA.
gov or follow us on Twitter by texting DISCOVER 
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 Santa Anita will offer fans free General Admission on Big 
Game Sunday, this Sunday, as the track will present a nine-
race program with special early first post time at 11 a.m.

 Following the races, fans are encouraged to enjoy the Rams 
vs. Patriots in Sirona’s Sports Bar, located on the Grandstand 
main floor overlooking the Paddock Gardens.

 Fans will be treated to an impressive list of Game Day 
Drink Specials, including $3 Bud Light Drafts (12 oz.), $5 
Golden Road Drafts (12 oz.), $8 Micheladas, $6 Margaritas 
and $6 Baldwin Buck Cocktails.

 In addition to drink specials, New England Clam 
Chowder and Bacon-Wrapped “LA” Hot Dogs will be served 
to all Patriot and Ram fans, regardless of which team they’re 
pulling for.

 For additional information on Big Game Sunday at Santa 
Anita, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.


 Led by Drayden Van Dyke, Santa Anita’s jockeys posted 
a 31-27 victory Thursday night in the 52nd annual Santa 
Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity 
Basketball Game at La Salle High School in Pasadena.

 “Van Dyke was their superstar,” said trainer Jeff Bonde, 
who attended the game. “There was a terrific crowd; all the 
seats were filled.”

 Proceeds from the game benefit Holy Angels Athletics and 
the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation, which contributes to 
several Thoroughbred racing industry charities and presents 
the winning rider in each year’s Kentucky Derby with the 
Hartack Memorial Award.

 It is named in honor of the late Hall of Fame jockey, 
William Hartack, who along with Eddie Arcaro, won the 
Kentucky Derby a record five times.


 Extra Hope joined the flavor of the month club for the 2019 
Kentucky Derby on May 4 with an authoritative 3 .-length 
victory in Thursday’s feature race, a one mile allowance test 
on a sloppy track run in 1:34.74, with the last furlong achieved 
in 13.05 seconds.

 “He’s a nice three-year-old and we all have the same 
dreams,” said owner/breeder Samantha Siegel of the son of 
Shanghai Bobby ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Richard 
Mandella. “I’m really excited.

 “His dam (Lotsandlotsofhope, by Tiznow) could really 
run, but got hurt and only ran once. This is her first baby.”



During the last seven-day period, the Police 
Department handled 401 service events, resulting 
in 102 investigations. To see a complete listing of 
crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.
com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For Police 
Department news and information, visit our website 
and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Nextdoor. 

Shoplifting January 24 at 7:06 p.m., an employee from 
a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called 
to report that two male subjects entered the store, 
selected several tools and left without paying. Both 
suspects ran to a vehicle, which was occupied by a 
female driver. All of the suspects fled with the items. 
The vehicle license plate number was obtained by an 
employee. The investigation is continuing. Warrant – 

Suspect Arrested January 24 at 11:49 p.m., an officer 
was conducting extra patrol in the 500 block of W. 
Huntington, when he stopped a subject on a bicycle 
for a vehicle code violation. The subject was found to 
have multiple warrants for his arrest and was taken 
into custody per the authority of the warrants. 

Grand Theft Auto January 25 at 7:12 a.m., a vehicle 
was reported stolen from the 900 block of W. Walnut. 
The victim reported his green, 1998 Toyota Corolla was 
stolen sometime during the night while it was parked 
in front of his residence. Investigation continuing. 

Violation of Court Order January 25 at 8:15 a.m., an 
officer was patrolling the 100 block of W. Palm when 
he observed a known subject who was recently placed 
on probation and issued a 100 yard stay-away order 
from Library Park. The subject was detained, a report 
was taken and a warrant will be requested. 

Grand Theft Auto January 25 at 3:54 p.m., a vehicle 
was reported stolen from a business parking lot in 
the 400 block of W. Huntington. The victim parked 
his vehicle in front of a business and left the keys on 
the front seat. She went into a business for a short 
time, and when she returned, she discovered her car 
had been stolen. Officers searched the area, but did 
not locate the suspect or vehicle. The investigation is 

Vehicle Burglary January 25 at 6:47 p.m., a vehicle 
burglary was reported in the 700 block of W. Huntington. 
The victim parked her vehicle in front of a business 
and went inside. She returned a short time later and 
discovered a window to her vehicle had been smashed 
and items were missing. Investigation continuing. 

Bicycle theft January 25 at 7:22 p.m., a resident in the 
1200 block of S. Magnolia called to report his bicycle 
was stolen from an unsecured carport area on the 
property. Investigation continuing. 

Public Intoxication/Warrant – Suspects Arrested 
January 25 at 9:51 p.m., an officer was on patrol in 
the 1600 block of S. Myrtle when he saw two people 
walking who appeared to be intoxicated. The officer 
detained the subjects and determined they were 
unable to care for their own safety. They were arrested 
and held for a sobering period. One of the subjects 
also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested 
January 26 at 3:26 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 
100 block of W. Lime when he saw a vehicle traveling 
the wrong direction on a one-way street. A traffic stop 
was conducted. The driver was found to be intoxicated, 
and after field sobriety tests were conducted, he was 
arrested for DUI. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession of 
Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested January 
26 at 8:48 a.m., an officer observed a bicyclist commit 
a vehicle code infraction and conducted a traffic stop. 
The subject consented to a search of his person and his 
backpack. The officer found drug paraphernalia and 
methamphetamine in the subject's backpack. He was 
arrested and taken into custody. 

Injury Traffic Collision January 26 at 5:12 p.m., 
an officer responded to the 400 block of S. Myrtle 
regarding an injury traffic collision. The caller reported 
that a slow-speed traffic collision occurred between a 
vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to a 
local hospital for treatment. Investigation continuing. 

Shoplifting/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 
Suspect Arrested January 26 at 7:09 p.m., an employee 
from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington 
called to report that a female walked into the store 
and concealed a bottle of perfume in her purse. She 
exited the store without paying for the merchandise 
and was detained by officers. The suspect was arrested, 
and during a search incident to arrest, she was in 
found to be in possession of burglary tools and drug 

Driving Under the Influence/Possession of a 
Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested January 
26 at 9:15 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop in 
the 900 block of W. Duarte for a vehicle code violation. 
During the stop, the officer could smell alcohol 
emitting from the driver. The driver was intoxicated, 
and after field sobriety tests were conducted, he was 
arrested for DUI. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested January 
27 at 12:49 a.m., a caller reported a loud argument 
coming from a residence in the 700 block of W. 
Foothill. Officers arrived and spoke with a male and 
female subject, who are boyfriend and girlfriend. They 
were at local bar drinking with friends and they got 
into an argument. When they returned home, the 
argument escalated into a physical altercation and 
the female scratched the male subject’s face, causing 
physical injury. She was arrested for domestic violence. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested January 27 at 9:18 
a.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block 
of S. Mountain called police to report a subject known 
for shoplifting at nearly a dozen other locations was in 
the store with an accomplice and hiding merchandise. 
Officers responded and coordinated a perimeter in the 
parking lot, and when the subjects tried to flee in a 
vehicle, they were detained safely. The known suspect 
was arrested for shoplifting. 

In partnership with the Duarte Chamber of Commerce, 
the City of Duarte and the Duarte Unified School District 
presents the “State of City, State of Schools, State of the 
Art” on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
at the Duarte Performing Arts Center, 1401 Highland 
Ave. Duarte, CA. The free event showcases why Duarte 
is a great place to live, work, learn & play.

 Duarte Mayor Tzeitel Paras-Caracci and DUSD 
Superintendent Dr. Gordon Amerson will share how the 
city, school district and Duarte community are working 
together to create a dynamic and unparalleled CIty with an 
unmatched educational environment offering enrichment 
opportunities only available in Duarte. Student performances 
throughout the evening’s program will spotlight this unique 
culture of schools and community. Presentations by 
Chamber members Cal-Am Water, Southern California Gas 
Company, City of Hope, and other local businesses will be 
highlighted during the event. 

 For more information on this free event, call Duarte 
City Hall at 626 357-7931or visit 
Sign up in advance via eventbrite by visiting https://www.


This past week, the City hosted a Monrovia Renewal 
North Section community meeting on January 23 at the 
Library Community Room. The meeting was intended 
to let all impacted residents know about details related to 
our construction plans (the North Section of the project 
includes the entire portion of the City located north of, 
and including, Hillcrest Boulevard).

 All told, we had over 70 residents in attendance at 
the meeting, which was a standing-room only event. 
Based on the questions and discussions that occurred 
throughout the night, it appeared that the residents that 
attended the meeting were pleased with the progress 
that the City has made to date on Monrovia Renewal, 
and the group emphasized their desire to be kept well 
informed about details related to the project as it all 
begins to unfold. Of note, we did share with the residents 
that our contractor for the North Section, Sully Miller 
Construction Company, is planning to mobilize the first 
week of February, and that tangible construction work 
will be noticeable by late February. A few pictures from 
the event are included below for your reference, and 
kudos to our Public Works team (in particular, Caroline 
Velarde, Alex Tachiki, Todd Hull, and Sean Sullivan) for 
the great job they did in facilitating the discussion. If you 
need any additional project specific details, feel free to 
contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.


We wanted to thank the community for your patience as 
Canyon Park and the Hillside Wilderness Preserve were 
closed this past week due to safety concerns following 
heavy rains. The weather caused significant damage to 
the trails in Canyon Park and in the Hillside Wilderness 
Preserve, as illustrated in the photos below. City staff 
and volunteers have been working overtime the past 
week to repair and clear the trails, and we are so happy 
to report that both facilities have now been re-opened for 
recreation and the public’s enjoyment. Many thanks to 
all the City staff who helped in facilitating the clean-up 
efforts, especially Eugene Suk and Marlene Yang!

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