Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 4, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 4, 2020 


City of Arcadia 


Interested in volunteering during the annual City of Arcadia’s Homeless Count on January 21, 
2020? The City of Arcadia in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, 
will conduct its annual Homeless Count starting at 8:00pm in the Arcadia Community 
Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006. Arcadia participates annually as one way to 
comprehensively identify and address homelessness in their communities. Volunteers will 
receive training on site the day of the count and all materials will be provided. All volunteers 
must register prior to the count by going to: For additional 
information, please call Arcadia Recreation and Community Services at 626.574.5113

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 expectations.

For the period of Sunday, December 22nd, through 
Saturday, December 28th, the Police Department 
responded to 820 calls for service, of which 101 
required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by 
the Department during this period.

Sunday, December 22:

1. Shortly before 10:08 a.m., an officer 
responded to Macy’s, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a theft report. Surveillance footage 
revealed the suspect stole nearly $275.00 worth of 
merchandise before being apprehended by a loss 
prevention employee. The suspect, a 52-year-old 
male from Arcadia, admitted to being under the 
influence of prescription medication and alcohol. 
He was cited and released in the field. Arcadia 
Fire transported the suspect to Arcadia Methodist 
Hospital for treatment.
2. At approximately 5:48 p.m., an officer 
responded to the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, at 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vandalism 
report. Sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., 
an unknown suspect scratched the victim’s car. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Monday, December 23:

3. Just after 5:18 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 900 block of North First 
Avenue regarding a mail theft report. An unknown 
suspect(s) used a pry tool to access the community 
mailbox unit. The suspect(s) then stole mail and 
fled undetected. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located. 
4. At approximately 6:51 p.m., an officer 
responded to Vons, 745 West Naomi Avenue, 
regarding a grand theft report. The officer 
discovered the suspect stole the victim’s purse from 
her shopping cart as she unloaded her groceries. He 
fled in an awaiting grey sedan, possibly a Hyundai 
Sonata. The suspect is described as a black male, 
approximately 5’7” with a thin build, seen wearing 
a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants. 
The driver is described as a black female with a 
medium build. The investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, December 24:

5. Around 10:06 a.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 300 block of Torrey Pines 
Drive regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed the suspects ransacked the residence. The 
loss is unknown at this time. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located. 
6. Just before 12:15 p.m., an officer responded 
to the intersection of East Santa Clara Street and 
North First Avenue regarding a battery report. 
The officer determined an altercation between two 
transients resulted in the male suspect grabbing the 
female victim by the shirt and pushing her. The male 
suspect then threw the victim’s bicycle over a fence 
and into the flood control area. The suspect has been 
identified as a 50-year-old male from Arcadia. He is 
outstanding as of December 30th. 

Wednesday, December 25:

7. Around 1:53 p.m., an officer responded to 
CVS, 9952 Las Tunas Drive, regarding an attempted 
robbery report. The suspect attempted to rob the 
cashier by simulating a handgun under his sweater, 
but ultimately fled emptyhanded. The suspect is 
described as a white male, 40 to 50-years-old, with 
brown hair and eyes, approximately 5’5” tall, and 
140 pounds. The investigation is ongoing. 
8. Shortly after 8:33 p.m., an officer 
responded to a residence in the 1700 block of 
South Santa Anita Avenue regarding a battery 
report. An investigation revealed the male victim 
was scratched and kicked after refusing to go out 
with his intoxicated girlfriend. The 40-year-old 
female, from Arcadia, was ultimately arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Thursday, December 26:

9. Before 6:18 a.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 400 block of West Duarte Road 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime 
between 5:30 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. on December 26th, 
an unknown suspect smashed the rear window and 
fled with several tools. No suspects were seen and 
no witnesses were located. 
10. Around 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 100 block of West Naomi Avenue 
regarding a fraud report. An investigation revealed 
an unknown suspect created a fraudulent check, 
forged the victim’s signature, and cashed the check 
without the victim’s permission. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

Friday, December 27: 

11. At about 10:57 a.m., an officer responded 
to the parking lot of the Westfield Santa Anita, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery report. 
The victim reported a traffic control employee 
pushed her for failing to obey his instructions as 
she crossed the crosswalk. The suspect is described 
as a 40-year-old black male, approximately 6’ tall 
and 200 pounds. The investigation is ongoing. 
12. Just before 1:22 p.m., an officer responded 
to a condominium complex in the 600 block of 
Fairview Avenue regarding a vandalism report. The 
reporting party discovered the community mailbox 
had been tampered with and was damaged. It is 
unknown if any mail was stolen. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 


MONROVIA, CA – Beginning on Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 10, the 800 Block of 
South Myrtle Avenue, between Walnut and Chestnut Avenues, will be closed to motorists.

Construction crews will begin to replace the concrete roadway that was damaged and removed 
as a part of an earlier underground utility project. In order to facilitate efficient and 
safe roadwork, the 800 Block of South Myrtle, from Walnut to Chestnut Avenues, will be 
closed to vehicular traffic from Jan. 6 through Jan. 10.

Traffic detours will be established and clearly marked for the motoring public. Additionally, 
motorists are advised to drive safely and follow all posted detour and construction signage. If 
possible, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. 

The construction work will not affect businesses on the 800 Block of South Myrtle, and all 
businesses will remain open and accessible.

For more information, please contact Public Works at (626) 932-5575 or pwcomments@

Obituary: David Czamanske


 The Pasadena Group and all 
Sierrans bid farewell to our 
comrade David Czamanske, 
who died peacefully in his 
sleep during the night of 
December 12, 2018. He was 
80 years old.

 David grew up in Valparaiso, 
Indiana, where his father 
was a college professor. 
He graduated from the 
University of Chicago and 
also studied at the University 
of Michigan. Later he 
taught for several years at 
a boys’ school in Uganda, 
East Africa. He developed 
his environmental interests 
in Wild and Scenic River 
campaigns in the Midwest, 
and summer work on Sierra 
Nevada trails.

 David was a lawyer, a 
graduate of UCLA Law 
School, and he put these 
skills to work on many Sierra 
Club campaigns. His special 
interest was water issues; 
also he was most recently a 
consultant to the Air Quality 
Management District 
(AQMD) assisting board 
member Michael Cacciotti. 
Other campaigns that drew 
his energy were opposition 
to the 710 freeway 
extension, preservation of 
Hahamongna resources, 
foothill land use concerns 
in Monrovia and Azusa, 
initiatives to get Pasadena 
and other cities off coal 
dependency, and many more. 
He was an avid recycler 
and counseled others to 
get aboard also. When he 
retired, he had been head 
of the contracts division for 
the Los Angeles Community 
College District.

 In 1989 the Pasadena 
Group of the Sierra Club was 
revived after several years 
of no meetings. David was 
there at those early planning 
meetings (I was too), as the 
Group started up its own 
conservation committee, 
an outings program, and 
newsletter Arroyo View. He 
served the reborn Pasadena 
Group for years as chair, 
vice chair, program chair 
and political chair, as well 
as hike leader. He started 
several signature activities 
of the Group: Evenings in 
the Arroyo (spring twilight 
walks in the Arroyo Seco), 
South Pasadena history 
walks, and Green and Green 
architecture urban walks. 
He led many hikes in our 
San Gabriel range, favoring 
those along streams. His 
most inspired outing was an 
Angeles Chapter trip to study 
“three sons of Wisconsin:” 
John Muir, Aldo Leopold, 
and Frank Lloyd Wright. He 
led us to the homes of those 
three and also to nature 
preserves around the state of 
Wisconsin. At the Chapter 
level, he was on the Awards 
Nominating Committee, the 
Political Committee, and the 
Conservation Committee.

 Clearly these are big 
shoes, and boots, to 
fill. We will honor 
his work by carrying 
on these Sierra Club 
themes he served so 
faithfully. A gathering 
to share memories 
of David will be held 
later, and we will let 
everyone know.

Written by Elizabeth 

Sunday, December 23rd 

10:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2800 block of Saint James 
Place. Suspect(s) entered the 
location by shattering the 
windows. No loss reported. 

5:30 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2200 block 
of El Molino Avenue. Stolen: 

11:30 PM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 
1600 block of Crest Drive. 
Vehicle damage: cut weather 

Monday, December 24th 

7:00 PM – A petty theft of an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 1000 block of Marcheta 
Street. Stolen: white diaper 
bag containing clothing. 

Tuesday, December 25th 

9:30 PM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 400 block of Figueroa 
Street. Suspect was taken 
into custody. 

Wednesday, December 

2:20 PM – Elvis Cabral, 38 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 200 block 
of Sacramento Street for 
taking a vehicle without the 
owner’s consent. Vehicle was 
reported stolen from the city 
of Pasadena. 

Friday, December 28th 

2:35 PM – Michael 
Martinez, 30 years old of 
Altadena was arrested in the 
area of Lincoln Avenue and 
Figueroa Drive for public 

9:20 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 300 block of E. Pine 
Street. Suspect was taken 
into custody. 

Saturday, December 29th 

1:30 AM – A grand theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 3200 block 
of Thurin Avenue. Stolen: 
Ace Sonic karaoke player 
and mixing board with hard 

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