Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 28, 2019 



Sunday, September 15th

1:00 AM – A spousal battery 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
N. Hill Avenue. Suspects were 
taken into custody.

Between 4:00 AM and 5:40 AM 
– A vehicle burglary occurred 
in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
window. Stolen: black Herschel 
backpack, green backpack, 
black cellphone charger and 

4:20 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
500 block of W. Palm Street. 
Vehicle described as a black 
2004 Toyota Tacoma. Vehicle 
was recovered the same day by 
LASD Altadena.

Monday, September 16th

6:02 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in 
the area of Allen Avenue and 
Oakwood Street. Suspect was 
taken into custody. 
Tuesday, September 17th

Between 10:30 AM and 1:00 
PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 400 block of 
Wapello Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by cutting 
the window screen. Stolen: gold 
ring with ruby, gold wedding 
ring and miscellaneous earrings 
and necklaces.

Wednesday, September 18th

12:17 PM – A battery occurred 
in the area of Lake Avenue and 
Mendocino Street. Suspect 
described as a male White, 
approximately 50 years old.

Between 7:30 PM and 6:00 
AM (Thursday) – A grand 
theft from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 1700 block of E. 
Woodbury Road. Stolen: black 
Calvin Klein tote bag, black 
RayBan sunglasses, brown 
Coach sunglasses and a gold 
bracelet with blue stones.

Between 6:40 PM and 8:45 
AM (Thursday) – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 1800 
block of New York Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the vehicle 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: black Dell laptop, dark 
brown laptop bag and a black 
Jansport backpack with polka 

10:30 PM – A battery occurred 
in the area of Crary Street 
and Pepper Drive. Suspect 
described as a male Hispanic, 
approximately 20 years old.

Thursday, September 19th

12:07 PM – An aggravated 
assault occurred in the 2000 
block of Garfield Avenue. 
Suspect was taken into custody.

1:25 PM – A spousal battery 
occurred in the 2600 block of 
Calanda Avenue. Suspect has 
been identified.

Between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM 
– A petty theft occurred in the 
2100 block of Summit Avenue. 
Stolen: black tri-fold leather 
wallet containing personal 

Friday, September 20th

Between 9:00 AM and 10:05 AM 
– A vehicle burglary occurred 
in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
window. Stolen: beige Stokke 
diaper bag, Balenciaga wallet 
and currency.

4:00 PM – Kelvin Battle, 35 
years old of North Hills and 
Viviana Casillas, 20 years old of 
Vancouver, Washington were 
arrested in the 3300 block of 
Lincoln Avenue for taking a 
vehicle without the owner’s 
consent. Vehicle was reported 
stolen from Eugene, Oregon.

 The Altadena Library 
District announced Tuesday 
that the library’s Board of 
Trustees has appointed 
Nikki Winslow to District 
Director, effective November 
4. Winslow succeeds Interim 
District Director Cindy 
Cleary, who has led the 
Altadena Libraries since 

 “My work over the past 
several months has been 
focused on establishing a 
more stable foundation for 
our District, upon which my 
replacement can build. I am 
proud of what the Trustees 
and staff have accomplished 
during my tenure and feel 
confident that Ms. Winslow’s 
breadth of experience makes 
her the ideal candidate to 
keep the Altadena Libraries 
moving forward with 
positive momentum,” Cleary 

 Winslow has more than 
14 years of experience 
innovating in library 
systems. She graduated 
from University of Nevada, 
Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s 
degree in Political Science 
in 2001 and from the 
University of North Texas 
with a Master’s of Library 
and Information Science in 
2005. Her most recent post 
was Assistant Director for 
the Glendale Library, Arts & 
Culture where she oversaw 
Public Services for eight 
branches, Technical Services, 
and Library Information 
Services. Prior to her work 
in Glendale, she managed 
the Spring Valley Library of 
the Las Vegas-Clark County 
Library District.

 In addition to her 
regular duties, she is 
currently serving as the 
Conference Chair for the 
Annual California Library 
Association Conference that 
will take place in Pasadena 
from October 24-26.

 Winslow’s appointment 
follows an extensive, 
nationwide search launched 
by the District’s Board of 
Trustees in March 2019 
with the hiring of executive 
search firm William Avery & 
Associates. Using feedback 
collected from staff and 
members of the community 
about their desired qualities 
for the new Director, the 
Board of Trustees narrowed 
down candidates and 
conducted final interviews 
in closed session at the 
August Board meeting.

 For more information 
about the Altadena Library 

PCC to Participate in the 
Great California ShakeOut

 Whether we live in earthquake country or may one day visit an 
area where earthquakes are possible, we need to know how to 
protect ourselves during earthquakes. Many of our out-of-state and 
international students may have never experienced an earthquake and 
have had little to no earthquake preparedness education. Some of us 
may know what to do, but have not practiced how to protect ourselves 
since we were children.

 Help us keep Pasadena City College students and community prepared 
and safe by encouraging participation in the Great California ShakeOut 
earthquake drill on October 17, 2019, at 10:17 a.m

 Each year more than 25 million people participate in Great 
ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide, in K-12 schools, colleges, 
businesses, government agencies, other organizations, and households. 
Participants practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” (and other aspects of 
their emergency plans):

DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!);

COVER your head and neck with your arms and seek additional shelter 
by getting under a sturdy desk or table if nearby; and

HOLD ON to your shelter and be prepared to move with it until the 
shaking stops.

 If there is no table or desk near you, drop to the ground and then 
if possible get next to an interior wall of the room. Be in a crawling 
position to protect your vital organs and be ready to move if necessary, 
and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not move 
to another location or run outside. Earthquakes occur without any 
warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl. These are 
guidelines for most situations; go to: to 
learn what to do in specific settings. 

 At PCC on ShakeOut Day, all faculty, staff, and students should practice 
the DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON exercise. All of our locations will 
be participating in a complete evacuation after the initial response of 
the DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON drill. Faculty and staff will assist 
with the evacuation of all students through the nearest safe exit point to 
an evacuation zone. As in a real emergency, you should be mindful of 
buildings, power lines or other possible hazardous conditions.

 If you’d like to learn more about preparedness information and 
resources specific to PCC visit:



Many years ago, I knew Michelle Silence; she had an 
Aerobics Business on Huntington Drive, Monrovia. Fast 
forward 25+ years. Michelle lives in the City of Duarte and 
was disgusted with the sale of fireworks, and their illegal use 
in surrounding county areas. Michelle accomplished “It will 
NEVER happen” ban of fireworks in Duarte. (Nonprofits 
had depended on funds from fireworks sales.)

 Last night, Michelle spearheaded a meeting because 
the fireworks in the MAD area were “out of control”. 
Attendees included Sarah Maravilla and Eliza Arcidiacono 
from Supervisor Barger’s Office; Sergeant Richard Lewis, 
Temple Station; M.A.D. Town Council Members, Dave Hall, 
Linda Sells, Joan Schmidt; Monrovia’s Mayor Pro Tem Larry 
Spicer; Duarte City Council Member Toney Lewis; members 
of L.A. County, Monrovia and Arcadia Fire Departments; 
and many concerned citizens. 

 The meeting began with an excellent Video that 
explained the problem of illegal fireworks in the county 
areas. It mentioned that use of fireworks in Temple Station’s 
jurisdiction has decreased by 52% in the incorporated cities, 
but increased by 55% in county areas.

 I am very glad Sgt. Lewis attended and could explain 
the VAST size of county areas covered by two patrol cars, 
and how cities have several more cars. Most people don’t 
realize that five Cities have contacts with Temple Station and 
pay a certain amount for the number of cars. 

 Also Deborah Mendelsohn, previously Field Deputy 
for Supervisor Barger gave me the population of the MAD 
area as 18,039. Another point is we are served by Fire Station 
169. Were they contacted about information?

 The Presentation gave us a Plan. Establish a Pilot 
Program. The three key components are Education, 
Entertainment and Enforcement. Education can go a long 
way. A fire department can do demonstrations. Have a 
meeting-show graphic pictures, have guest speakers, appeal 
to children. Use a lot of signs in the area to remind people 
it’s illegal. The Entertainment could be at Pamela Park. 
Have goody bags for the children. Involve local churches. 
The last suggestion pertained to Enforcement but two of 
the suggestions had negative repercussions. Again, I was so 
grateful Sgt. Lewis, Mr. Spicer and Mr. Lewis attended and 
could give insight about various suggestions.

 Ms. Arcidiacono will speak to Supervisor Barger 
and find out what funding may be available to assist with 
this program to combat the issue of illegal fireworks in 
the county area. PLEASE COME TO THE NEXT TOWN 
COUNCIL MEETING, 7 p.m., Wednesday, OCTOBER 16, 
ALL NATIONS CHURCH, 1948 Peck Road, Monrovia. I 
hope we will have some more info for you

For the period of Sunday, September 15th, through Saturday, September 21st, the 
Police Department responded to 970 calls for service, of which 122 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 15:

1. Shortly before 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 
block of Fairview Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim discovered 
his Nissan Pathfinder had been stolen from the area sometime during the previous 
evening. The investigation is ongoing. 
2. At approximately 7:04 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
200 block of West Wistaria Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door, ransacked the bedroom, 
and fled with three safes. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, September 16:

3. Just after 7:46 a.m., an officer responded to Hickman Mechanical, 11930 
Goldring Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage 
revealed three male suspects burglarized the business and fled with various 
office supplies. The investigation is ongoing. 
4. At approximately 11:03 a.m., an officer responded to the front counter 
of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a grand theft that occurred in the 
00 block of West Magna Vista Avenue. The victim stated she set her laptop down 
in the area and discovered it was missing when she returned. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 

Tuesday, September 17:

5. Around 7:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of West 
Duarte Road regarding a battery report. An altercation ensued between a 
boyfriend and girlfriend resulting in the boyfriend slapping the victim on her 
face. The 22-year-old male from Los Angeles is outstanding as of September 
6. Just before 8:29 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block 
of West Winnie Way regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer discovered 
an unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole the victim’s portable 
CD player. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, September 18:

7. Arcadia Police Department received a police report from Monrovia 
Police Department regarding a theft that had occurred within Arcadia at 
Nordstrom, 400 South Baldwin Avenue on September 11, 2019. An investigation 
revealed the victim’s wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping at Trader 
Joe’s in Monrovia. The suspects then used the victim’s stolen credit cards to make 
fraudulent purchases at Nordstrom, among other places. The investigation is 
8. Shortly after 3:10 p.m., an officer responded to JCPenney, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting report. An investigation revealed two 
black females stole more than $1,400.00 worth of merchandise before fleeing in 
a red Ford Escape. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, September 19:

9. Before 1:43 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a theft report. Loss prevention witnessed the suspect, a 
36-year-old female from Duarte, and steal $175.00 worth of merchandise. The 
suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The 
suspect was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. 
10. Around 1:03 p.m., an officer responded to Foothill Credit Union, 30 
South First Avenue, regarding a forgery report. The officer discovered the 
suspect attempted to cash a fraudulent check but was unsuccessful. The suspect 
then asked a nearby transient to assist and try to cash the check, but he too was 
unsuccessful. The suspect is described as a 60-year-old male with balding white 
hair. The investigation is ongoing. 

Friday, September 20: 

11. At about 10:43 a.m., an officer responded to Samuel, 12389 Lower Azusa 
Road, regarding a theft from vehicle report. Surveillance footage captured the 
suspect enter the victim’s unlocked vehicle and steal his gym bag, credit cards, 
and his ID. The suspect then attempted to use the victim’s credit card at a nearby 
Auto Zone. The investigation is ongoing. 

Meet the Monrovia Fire Department's New Mascot, 
Samsonm the Fire Education Bear

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