Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 1, 2019 



For the period of Sunday, May 19th, through Saturday, May 25th, 
the Police Department responded to 988 calls for service, of which 
110 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period.

Sunday, May 19:

1. Shortly before 7:23 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1330 block of Oak Meadow Road regarding a stolen vehicle. 
Sometime during the previous evening, an unknown suspect(s) 
entered two unlocked vehicles, stole a cellphone and tablet, and 
then stole a third vehicle with the ignition key left inside. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

2. At approximately 10:36 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 500 block of Alster Avenue regarding a battery 
report. A verbal altercation between a boyfriend and girlfriend 
over the finale of Game of Thrones escalated when the boyfriend 
pushed and slapped his girlfriend. The 61-year-old male from 
Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Monday, May 20:

3. Just after 5:46 a.m., an officer responded to First Avenue 
Middle School, 301 South First Avenue, regarding a theft report. 
The officer discovered an unknown suspect entered the school 
by unknown means, cut off the lock to a vending machine, and 
stole approximately $200 in change. No suspects were seen and 
no witnesses were located. 

4. At approximately 8:32 p.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 1200 block of Oakglen Avenue regarding a 
package theft report. Surveillance footage revealed a female exited 
a dark colored Volkswagen and stole the victim’s package. The 
officer obtained a license plate from the vehicle and discovered 
the vehicle is registered to a male out of Duarte. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

Tuesday, May 21:

5. Around 12:55 a.m., an officer responded to a parking 
lot in the 800 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a 
vehicle burglary report. Sometime during the previous night, 
an unknown suspect smashed one of the windows and fled 
with medical simulators miscellaneous hand tools, and a pair of 
designer sunglasses. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

6. Just before 3:36 p.m., officers responded to Macy’s, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a dog bite. While waiting in 
line to make a purchase, the victim was bit by a leashed Maltipoo. 
Arcadia Fire responded and provided treatment for the small 
laceration. The case was forwarded to Animal Control. 

Wednesday, May 22:

7. At about 8:15 p.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 
125 North First Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. 
The victim discovered her wallet had been stolen from her secured 
locker sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on May 22nd. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

8. Shortly after 9:17 p.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 1000 block of Don Alvarado Street regarding a burglary in 
progress. The victim received notification from his surveillance 
system of two masked suspects in his backyard. Officers arrived 
and witnessed the suspect vehicle, a black Honda Civic, attempting 
to flee the scene. The Pasadena airship responded and witnessed 
the masked suspects running through the neighborhood. The 
suspects were ultimately located in the backyard of a home in the 
1000 block of Old Rand Road. The arrestees include a 24-year-
old male from Palmdale with two outstanding misdemeanor 
warrants, a 20-year-old male from Moreno Valley with an 
outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and a 35-year-old male from 
Los Angeles. All three were transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. Surveillance footage has linked them to one other 
residential burglary within the City of Arcadia. 

Thursday, May 23:

9. Before 7:42 p.m., an officer responded to the 2100 block of 
South Second Avenue regarding a vehicle that had struck a sign. 
Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of 
alcohol emitting from her breath. A series of tests confirmed the 
30-year-old female from Azusa was driving with a blood alcohol 
content of .16%. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

10. Around 11:01 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 200 block of Haven Avenue regarding a fraud report. 
The victim received notifications from her bank regarding two 
possible fraudulent transactions on her credit card resulting in a 
total loss of $9,000.00. The victim does not know how the suspect 
obtained her personal information or the identity of the suspect. 
She was in possession of her credit cards during the time of the 

Friday, May 24: 

11. At about 1:40 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 1700 block of Orangewood Lane regarding a burglary report. 
An investigation revealed the suspect(s) activated the alarm when 
they smashed a rear sliding glass door, ransacked the home, and 
fled with a safe containing a firearm. A neighbor’s surveillance 
system captured the suspect’s vehicle, a silver or white sedan. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

12. Just before 7:54 p.m., officers responded to a residence in 
the 700 block of Cortez Road regarding an attempted burglary 
report. The victim discovered one of her rear windows had been 
smashed, however, the suspect(s) did not gain entry into the home 
and the alarm had not been activated. No suspects were seen and 
no witnesses were located. 

Saturday, May 25:

13. Shortly after 6:07 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa 
Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an activation 
of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD 
detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles with tracking 
devices to combat the increase in bike thefts throughout the 
city. The officer discovered a 44-year-old male Transient was in 
possession of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. After resisting 
the officer’s commands, the suspect was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. A records check revealed the 
suspect was on felony parole at the time of the crime.

14. At approximately 9:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 
300 block of California Street regarding a stolen vehicle report. 
The victim returned home from a trip and discovered his Honda 
Insight was stolen from his driveway sometime between May 
21st and May 25th. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

Arcadia High School Seniors went on their traditional "Grad Run" on Thursday, where they returned to their elementary 
schools in their cap and gowns to inspire the younger students and say thanks to their former teachers. 

Photo courtesy Arcadia High School


 MONROVIA, CA – Monrovia Fire & Rescue will provide free 
hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, Thursday, 
June 6, at Library Park, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Every year, 
communities across Southern California learn how to save a 
life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters 
and medical professionals through the coordinated 
LA County-wide Sidewalk CPR Day pro-gram.

 “Citizen CPR is rapidly growing as a way to empower bystanders 
to save a life when someone suffers sudden cardiac 
arrest,” said Captain Chris Huson. “We are glad to team up 
with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services 
Agency and the American Heart Association to bring Sidewalk 
CPR to our local communi-ty. With 70 percent of all 
cardiac arrests occurring at home, we need to help family and 
friends learn how to double or triple their loved one’s chance 
of survival.”

 Learning hands-only CPR helps local emergency responders 
by focusing on the first few critical minutes following a cardiac 
arrest. Since the lungs and blood con-tain only enough 
oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time, 
by-standers become heroes until emergency responders arrive 
on scene. With each chest compression using hands-only 
CPR, ordinary citizens can easily provide the ongoing blood 
flow needed to give the patient a much better chance of survival 
once responders arrive. 

Don’t be a bystander in a cardiac emergency, be a lifesaver! For 
more information about this upcoming training, contact Captain 
Chris Huson at (626) 256-8119 orchuson@ci.monrovia.



By Joan Schmidt

 On Memorial Day, we honored Veterans with an outstanding 
program at Live Oak Park, Monrovia. MC was Scott Sinclair, Allied 
Veterans Council. Congressman Judy Chu, whose father served in 
Okinawa, welcomed us and other dignitaries included CA Senator 
Portantino, Assemblyman Holden and Mayors Tom Adams 
(Monrovia), April Verlato (Arcadia) and Tzeitel Paras-Caracci 
(Duarte). The inspiring address was by Ethan Morse,(Badge # 548, 
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). Highlights included a flyover, release 
of doves, recognition of Blue Star Families, colors presented and a 
21 gun salute by VFW 2070, and Monrovia HS Band performing 
“America the Beautiful” and a “military medley”. Afterwards, there 
were refreshments for all. 

 Supervisor Barger’s Annual Tribute to Veterans and Military Families 
was held Saturday prior to Veterans Day at Arcadia County Park. . 
MC Fritz Coleman, KNBC welcomed us. Arcadia City Clerk and Viet 
Nam Veteran Gene Glasco led the Pledge of Allegiance. Throughout 
the program, the 40th I.D/ Band performed and were outstanding. 
The Presentation of Colors was by U.S. Sea Naval Cadets and Army 
Chaplain Captain Brenda Threatt did the Invocation. There were 
special Presentations to five World War II Veterans. Congresswomen 
Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano, Senator Susan Rubio, Mayor April 
Verlato, Council members Roger Chandler and Sho Tay attended; 
also Glendora’s Karen Davis, Monrovia’s Becky Shevlin and Duarte’s 
John Fasana. Brigadier General Ruth Wong explained a display which 
was a Tribute to POW-MIAs. Pasadena Firefighter and Bagpiper 
Todd Witt performed “Amazing Grace”, and Bugler David Longoria, 
“Taps”. After Fritz’ closing remarks there were skydivers and then 
everyone visited MANY booths with info flyers and giveaways. 
Outstanding event!

At the northern section of the Park there was a field of flags, and the 
beautiful Viet Nam Monument. (Thank you Gene Glasco, and many 
volunteers.) At dusk, the red, white, blue light display and a Veteran 
won a car raffle.

SAVETHE DATE: JUNR 29, Congresswoman Napolitano will hold 
a Veterans Fair at the Azusa Armory. See you there! (Details in later 


In order to enhance our customer service efforts, the Public 
Works Department has been working to develop a new over 
the counter office hour program where we will have staff on-
hand to review any permit applications, consider development 
plans, and answer general questions regarding working 
in the public right-of-way. In ad-dition, during Office Hours, 
the City’s Public Works Inspector, our Engineering Technician, 
and our Senior Administrative Assistant will be able to 
issue permits over the counter should the applicant provide a 
complete application / submittal!

These new Office Hours will start on Monday, June 3, as 

Mondays and Thursdays - 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Prior to this change, the City’s Public Works Inspector was 
available by appoint-ment only, and typically was in the field 
for inspections throughout the day. With the institution of office 
hours, we are trying to respond to our customer needs by 
providing set times when applicants can speak with City personnel 
without having to make an appointment. Of course, 
even with the new office hour program, the Public Works Department 
will still remain open during regular business hours, 
which are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free 
to reach out to Public Works at (626) 932- 5575 or PWcomments@



DUARTE, CA, May 1, 2019 - In cooperation with VET CARE, the Duarte Public Safety Office has sched-uled the annual, low cost 
Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, June 22, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. The clinic will be held at Duarte Park, 1344 Bloomdale Street, adjacent 
to the Teen Center. 

Rabies vaccinations will be available for $10 each, microchip registration for $25, and other vaccinations will also be available upon 
request. Participants will also be able to purchase Duarte dog licenses which need to be renewed each year on July 1. 

Dog Licensing Fees: 

One Year, unaltered $60 

One Year, spayed/neutered $25 

Senior citizens, 65 years and older are eligible for one free dog license if the pet is spayed or neutered. 

A $60 late penalty will be added to the cost, if the license is purchased after August 31. 

Remember, all dogs over the age of 4 months must be vaccinated for rabies to comply with state law. With the foothills in our back 
yard, the chance of your dog having contact with local wildlife is great. Don't hesitate...Vaccinate! 

If you cannot make this event your license can be purchased at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Dr. or at the Public Safety Office 
located in the Target Shopping Center, 1042 Huntington Dr. For more infor-mation, call Duarte Public Safety at (626) 357-7938.

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