Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 25, 2019 

MONROVIA COMMUNITY NEWS Story and Photo By Joan Schmidt

 So many great happenings 
are in Monrovia. The City hosted 
Monrovia Days, observing its 
132nd Birthday! The Fair opened 
Friday night with great rides, 
games and food. Saturday morning 
was its VIP Breakfast. Fellow 
Town Council Member Linda 
Sells and I caught up with City 
and School Board Members, Fire 
Chief Brad Dover, City Treasurer/
Historian Steve Baker, Senior of 
the Year Betty Fisher Thomas, 
and City Commissioners. After, 
at 9am, festivities began and 
presentations were made by two 
great Congresswomen, Judy Chu 
and Grace Napolitano. Napolitano 
has been working nonstop on 
Mental Health Issues, Water 
issues, Veterans and much more. 
What a great opportunity to 
thank these fine ladies for all their 
hard work and dedication to our 
communities. Of there were great 
performances by Center Stage. The 
following Parade was wonderful, 
and we deeply appreciate the City’s 
Inclusion of the Town Council in 

 May 15 was our last town 
Council Meeting and those who don’t attend, once a month, do a disservice the themselves!. Sarah Ritzvo from Assemblywoman 
Rubio’s Office, explained AB 1179, pertaining to child custody issues and the safety of children. Sarah Maravilla from Supervisor 
Barger’s Office reminded us of the Annual Veterans Fair May 25 at Arcadia County Park, and VOTING SOLUTIONS FOR ALL 
PEOPLE, will be held at Second Baptist Church, 925 S. Shamrock, Monrovia on Thursday, June 6, from 6-8pm. It will tell about LA 
County’s new voting centers and new voting experience. Also the county is looking into giving financial help with installed “Ring 
Programs.” Deputy April Nelson told of increased arrests thanks to residents reporting unfamiliar people, something not seeming 
right. “If you see something, say something.” CHP Officer Tony Chun gave us flyers about driving distracted. It is “not only texting 
but eating, grooming, reading and reaching”. He also passed out flyers with the appropriate age and position for baby/child seats 
and how long a child needs to be in a booster seat. (8 years old or 4’9’’) Arcadia PD’s Mike Vercillo also gives safety tips, Esmeralda 
Fuentes from Pamela Parks speaks of programs and events, and Denise Dilley (Live Oak) and Joanna Gee (Duarte) tell of all the 
great programs and events at their Libraries. Next Town Council Meeting: June 15, 7pm, Pamela Park, 2236 Goodall Ave. Duarte. 
Hope to see you there!



LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Supervisor Kathryn Barger will host the 
22ndAnnual “Tribute to Veterans and Military Families” event Saturday, 
May 25, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. A tribute ceremony 
will be held at 11:00 a.m. which will be in recognition of World War II 
Vet-erans. The family event will showcase military history, resources, 
wellness programs and oppor-tunities for veterans and their families. 
Highlights include skydivers, a performance by the 40th Infantry Division 
Band, military vehicles, and equipment displays. Various County 
agen-cies will be on-site conducting job interviews for veterans. There 
will be a children’s area, free manicures and haircuts, and a food court 
featuring food trucks.


WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2019 -- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE: Arcadia County Park 405 S. Santa Anita Avenue 


For the period of Sunday, May 12th, through Saturday, May 18th, the 
Police Department responded to 954 calls for service, of which 124 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, May 12:

1. Shortly before 1:31 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 500 block of Vaquero Road regarding a residential burglary report. 
Sometime between May 6th and May 12th, unknown suspects entered the 
residence by smashing a rear sliding glass door. The suspects ransacked 
the home and fled with jewelry and designer handbags. The suspects 
tampered with the security surveillance system during the burglary. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

2. At approximately 11:37 a.m., an officer responded to H Mart, 
1101 West Huntington Drive, regarding a grand theft report. The victim 
stated she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle when the suspect 
stole her purse from the passenger seat. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30-years-old, 
approximately 5’5” tall, with a thin build, and no facial hair. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, May 13:

3. Just after 9:44 a.m., a robbery victim flagged down an officer 
at Arco, 625 Las Tunas Drive. The victim, a clerk, was punched when 
he confronted the suspect for stealing wine and food. The suspect was 
located nearby and the 34-year-old male from Temple City was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

4. At approximately 12:45 p.m., an officer responded to the 400 
block of Huntington Drive regarding a vandalism report. The officer 
determined an unknown suspect smashed the victim’s rear-view 
mirrors for no apparent reason. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. 

Tuesday, May 14:

5. Around 11:41 a.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of 
West Duarte Road regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered 
an unknown suspect fraudulently withdrew nearly $3,000.00 from 
his account. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained his 
personal information or the identity of the suspect. 

6. Just before 3:49 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Christian 
School, 1900 South Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a vandalism report. 
Between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on May 14th, an unknown suspect 
smashed the victim’s driver side window. No loss was report, no suspects 
were seen, and no witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, May 15:

7. At about 10:22 a.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of 
Singing Wood Drive regarding a grand theft report. An investigation 
revealed the Black male suspect stole gardening equipment from the 
victim’s unlocked trailer and was seen fleeing from the scene in a white, 
two-door Honda Accord. The investigation is ongoing. 

8. Shortly after 1:20 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 200 block of West Norman Avenue regarding a burglary report. 
Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear sliding glass door, ransacked 
the home, and fled with two Montblanc pens and other items. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, May 16:

9. Just before 6:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in 
the 600 block of Sunset Boulevard regarding the report of a restraining 
order violation. The officer located the subject and confirmed that he 
was the restrained person. The 22-year-old male from Arcadia was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

10. Around 12:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 
vehicle near the intersection of Second Avenue and Huntington Drive 
for having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
discovered the 35-year-old male from West Covina had been driving 
without a license. He was cited and released in the field.

Friday, May 17: 

11. At about 4:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of Baldwin 
Avenue and Las Tunas Drive regarding a stolen vehicle. Officers located 
the vehicle, which was occupied by two subjects, and conducted a traffic 
stop. A search of the subjects and the vehicle revealed a stolen check 
and stolen credit cards. The 21-year-old male driver from La Puente 
and the 20-year-old female passenger from Pomona, were arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

12. At around 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to a parking lot in the 
1000 block of North First Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. 
The officer discovered an unknown suspect broke the front passenger 
side window of the vehicle and stole a backpack. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located.

Saturday, May 18:

13. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., An officer patrolling the area of Second 
Avenue and Huntington Drive, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle 
for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed the occupants 
were in possession of counterfeit drivers’ licenses, a credit card reader, 
credit cards, stolen mail and methamphetamine. One subject also 
had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The 26-year-old male from 
Huntington Beach and the 25-year-old female from Norwalk were 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

14. At approximately 6:00 p.m., Officers responded to Santa Anita 
Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a trespassing investigation. 
Race track security recognized a subject, who had previously been 
formally advised not to return, inside the property. Officers confirmed 
that the subject was trespassing and a valid private person’s arrest had 
been made. The 56-year-old male from Venice was issued a citation and 
released in the field. 

Karen, Jacobm Congresswomen Grace Napolitano and Joan

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