Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 19, 2021 

For the period of Sunday, June 6th through 
Saturday, June 12th, the Police Department 
responded to 1,136 calls for service, 
of which 95 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by 
the Department during this period. 

Sunday, June 6:

1. At 7:58 a.m., officers responded to 
Bargain Box Thrift Shop, located at 64 East 
Live Oak Avenue, regarding an alarm activation. 
Surveillance footage revealed the 
suspect forced open the front door, ransacked 
the business, was able to drag the 
safe into the parking lot, but fled without 
being able to open the safe. It is unknown 
if the suspect fled with any additional 
property. The suspect is described as a 
Hispanic male, between the ages of 30 and 
40-years-old, with an average build, short,
dark-colored hair, and was seen wearingdark-colored clothing. 
2. At 3:58 p.m., an officer responded 
to the 2200 block of El Monte Avenue 
regarding a vandalism report. The victim 
stated that sometime between 1:30 
p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on June 6th, someone 
smashed the driver’s side rear window of 
his vehicle for no apparent reason. 
Monday, June 7:

3. At 8:32 a.m., an officer responded 
the 100 block of Santa Ynez Road regarding 
an incident of forgery. The victim stated 
he mailed a check and after checkinghis bank account days later, he discovered 
someone had altered the “pay to” name 
and amount. 
4. At 9:39 a.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 1800 block of Wilson 
Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspect(s)
broke a second story window to enter the 
home, and once inside, they ransacked the 
master bedroom, pried open two safes, 
and fled with a watch. The suspects fled 
through the back door. 
Tuesday, June 8:

5. At 8:43 a.m., an officer responded 
to the 200 block of Eighth Avenue regarding 
a theft from vehicle report. Surveillance 
footage captured a Hispanic male,
between the ages of 25 and 30-years-old, 
opening the victim’s unlocked car door 
and fleeing with cash. The suspect fled in a 
red Saturn Vue. 
6. At 10:56 a.m., an officer responded 
to the 800 block of Kaitlyn Place regarding 
a grand theft report. Surveillance footage 
revealed two male suspects exited a silver 
Infiniti sedan and stole gardening equipment 
from the victim’s truck. A third suspect 
remained inside the suspect’s vehicle. 
A similar incident, involving the same vehicle, 
occurred moments later in the 1200 
block of Magnolia Court.
7. At 1:37 p.m., officers responded to 
a residence in the 100 block of Las Tunas 
Drive, regarding a domestic dispute. The 
officer discovered an argument between 
an elderly husband and wife resulted in 
the male hitting the female. Arcadia Fire 
responded and provided treatment. The 
80-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia CityJail for booking. 

Wednesday, June 9:

8. At 9:14 a.m., an officer responded 
to Ironmaya Pet Grooming, located at 
1314 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
commercial burglary report. An investigation 
revealed an unidentified suspect 
forcibly removed the door lock and ransacked 
the business. The suspect fled with 
cash and grooming tools. 
9. At 11:50 a.m., an officer responded 
to Motel 6, located at 225 West Colorado 
Place, regarding a stolen vehicle report. 
Sometime during the previous night, unknown 
suspect(s) stole the victim’s 2015 
Kia Sorrento containing various tools and 
a hydraulic jack. 
Thursday, June 10:

10. At 1:53 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 1100 block of West 
Duarte Road regarding a theft report. Surveillance 
footage captured the suspect, the 
victim’s ex-boyfriend, entering her home 
and leaving with her stolen property. The 
suspect, a 33-year-old male from Ontario,
is outstanding as of June 15th. 
11. At 2:41 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 900 block of Fairview 
Avenue regarding a battery investigation. 
A nanny reported witnessing her employer, 
the mother, hit her daughter with 
a hanger. The investigation is ongoing. 
Friday, June 11:

12. At 2:49 p.m., an officer responded 
to the 300 block of West Le Roy Avenue 
regarding a mail theft report. The victim 
discovered she had paychecks and other 
pieces of mail stolen from her mailbox on 
June 8th. 
13. At 4:05 p.m., officers and Arcadia 
Fire responded to a fire to the rear of 253 
East Foothill Boulevard. An investigation 
revealed a local transient was responsible 
for the fire. Another fire was set earlier 
that day in the same area. A 31-year-old 
male was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Saturday, June 12:

14. At 1:46 a.m., an officer responded 
to the intersection of Live Oak Avenue and 
Hempstead Avenue regarding a hit and 
run incident. An investigation revealed a 
vehicle collided into a phone pole and fled 
the scene. The vehicle was located nearby, 
and the officer discovered the driver, a44-year-old male from Arcadia, was under 
the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 
The driver was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Pasadena Recognizes WorldElder Abuse Awareness Day

The City of Pasadena and WISE & Healthy Aging Long-TermCare Ombudsman Program recognizes Elder Abuse AwarenessDay on June 15, 2021. The International Network for the Preventionof Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the UnitedNations (UN) launched the first World Elder Abuse AwarenessDay (WEAAD) on June 15, 2006 in an effort to unite communitiesaround the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAADserves as a call-to-action for our communities to raise awareness 
about abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders, and reaffirm ourcountry’s commitment to the principle of justice for all. 

Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglectedor exploited. Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries andlong-term psychological consequences or can result in serious 
financial loss. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or 
more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation—fundsthat could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, andmedical care. Unfortunately, it occurs in every demographic andcan happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you.
Experts believe that elder abuse is significantly under-reported, inpart because so many of our communities lack the social supportsthat would make it easier for those who experience abuse to reportit. Research suggests that as few as 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse cometo the attention of authorities.

 The good news is that we can prevent and address the issue ofelder abuse. There are many ways to strengthen our social supportsthrough policies, services and programs that keep us integrated inour communities as we age.

 People can help protect themselves and their loved ones from 
elder abuse by reporting it to the authorities as soon as it issuspected. Physical injury, neglect, and/or emotional or behavioralchanges are all telltale signs of abuse that could be exhibited by aloved one and should compel you to take immediate action. Thisalso includes reporting any suspected abuse pertaining to nursinghomes and residential care facilities.

 In regards to financial abuse, there are specific steps you can takebefore it occurs to reduce your risk, they include:

 Sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry. 

When no longer needed, shred junk mail, old bills, bank statements,
and any other documents that have personal identifyinginformation. 

Don’t give out personal information over the phone unless youoriginated the call and you know with whom you are talking.
Particularly safeguard your social security number. 

It is ok to be rude. If a salesperson calls you or comes to yourdoor who does not seem to be taking no for an answer, it is ok to 
terminate the conversation. Hang up the phone or close the door. 
You don’t have to let yourself be pressured into anything.

 Never sign something that you don’t understand. Have a trustedand unbiased professional assist you when entering contracts orsigning legal documents. 

If you hire someone for personal assistance services, in-home care 
services, etc., ensure that they have been properly screened, withcriminal background checks completed. 

Learn about scams and stay informed 

Sign up for AARP’s Fraud Watch. 

Check out AARP’s interactive national fraud map. 

Review FBI Common Scams and Crimes.

 To report elder abuse in Pasadena, call the Pasadena PoliceDepartment at (626) 744-4241. 


Five Acres resident Josiah Boyd, 18, who has been in foster care since he was nine years old,
has received a $48,000 scholarship to Lakeland University in Wisconsin. Boyd came to FiveAcres in 2016 as a resident of its residential program on the main campus in Altadena.

 “I was surprised and happy,” said Boyd about when he received a letter in the mail from theuniversity notifying him of his acceptance and scholarship.

 June is typically a month where youth who are 18 years old or are graduating from highschool are emancipated from the foster care system. The month of June can oftentimes bescary to young adults navigating their way through life, but Five Acres prepares teens in foster 
care by offering extended support in its group home, Solita, which is part of its Short Term 
Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP). 

Serving children who cannot be served at home or in a suitable family setting, Five Acres’ 
residential program provides intensive, temporary out-of-home care and therapeutic servicesfor children and their families. The charity’s residential cottages provide a safe, supervisedspace to restore balance to children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect. 

Having experienced problems with his family, Boyd was moved to Five Acres. Early on, Boyd 
set his sights on moving to Five Acres group home, Solita. Residential staff focus on independent living for the teen boys,
aged 13 to 18, who live in the home to develop skills for when they leave the foster care system.

 Boyd worked hard to attend John Muir High School and achieved his goal once he transitioned to Solita. Boyd’s plan was 
never to remain at Solita during his high school years, but after several unsuccessful attempts to return to family members 
and stay local to remain at his high school, Boyd made the decision to remain in Pasadena. He focused on playing offensive 
and defensive line on the football team at John Muir High School and graduating.

 “[Five Acres] helped me become more responsible. They helped me to take accountability for my actions and taught me tocontrol my anger,” said Boyd, who is happy to move on to the next stepping stone to get a higher education.

 Having learned about Lakeland University in Wisconsin from his football coach, Boyd applied. To his surprise, he earneda $48,000 scholarship to the university. Boyd will be attending Lakeland University in the Fall where he will play for theuniversity’s football team and major in psychology.

 “I always wanted to learn about the human brain and how we make our decisions,” said Boyd, who will get an opportunityto explore this topic at the university.

 While Boyd will be emancipating this month, he can be assured that Five Acres will continue to be a part of his extendedfamily as he goes to college. To learn more about Five Acres, visit: 


Accompanied by First-Ever History Showcase “Discovering Mount Wilson.” 

Officials at the Mount Wilson Observatory,
Southern California’s historic home to over 
100 years of groundbreaking astronomical 
discovery, announced it will re-open to the 
public on Tuesday. 

Located on a peak in the San Gabriel 
Mountains of the Angeles National Forest, 
near Pasadena, the Observatory closed 
in early 2020 in accordance with the US 
Forest Service’s observance of Covid-19 and 
pandemic safety guidelines they said. The 
gates to Mount Wilson’s acreage will open at 10 

a.m. every day the remainder of the summer 
and close at sunset. Parking will be available, 
and visitors can hike the grounds, gaze at the 
telescope domes that dot the landscape, and 
browse through the Historic Museum in the 
Lecture Hall. 
To accompany the reopening, the Observatory 
also announces the creation of an expansive 
multi-platform campaign to celebrate its 
history, “Discovering Mount Wilson.” 
Starting also on Tuesday, Mount Wilson 
“Chapters” – brief stories about the Mountain’s 

history – will pop up on the Mount Wilson 
website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, donor 
newsletters and other platforms to showcase a 
rich legacy of astronomy narrative in the 20th 
century. The Chapters will utilize stunning 
archival images captured by the telescopes, 
and pictures of the physical evolution of 
the mountain facility itself, which hosts two 
historically important telescopes: the 100inch 
Hooker telescope, (featuring the world’s 
largest aperture from 1917 to 1949), and the 
60-inch telescope (world’s largest operational 
telescope from 1908 to 1917).

Founded by George Ellery Hale in 1904,
Mount Wilson Observatory has played host 
to a who’s who of important figures in 20th 
century astronomy, including Edwin Hubble,
Albert Einstein, Harlow Shapley, Milton 
Humason and many others. The Chapters will 
lead readers to a better understanding of whyMount Wilson is “Where we Discovered Our 
Place in the Universe.”

 As part of the complete re-opening, Mount 
Wilson Observatory has now released a 

limited number of reservations for night 
sky viewing on the 60-inch and 100-inch 
telescopes. These can be booked for evenings 
throughout the summer. Information about 
fees, available viewing dates, and reservation 
forms for private observation can be found at: and at: mtwilson.

 “We’re excited to announce the “DiscoveringMount Wilson” campaign in celebration of 
our history, just as we can now welcome guests 
from all over the world, back to the mountain 
top,” said Sam Hale, Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees, Mount Wilson Institute. “Mount 
Wilson is unlike any place in the world from 
both an astronomical viewing and historical 
standpoint. We’re hoping this campaign will 
help even more people discover both the rich 
impact and significant discoveries of this 
beautiful and important place.”

 Sam Hale is the grandson of founder George 
Ellery Hale. 

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