Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 10, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 7


For the period of Sunday, June 27th through Saturday, July 3rd, 
the Police Department responded to 1,030 calls for service, of 
which 104 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, June 27:

1. At 5:50 p.m., officers responded to Macy’s, located at 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting report. 
A store employee witnessed the suspect, a 47-year-old local 
male transient, steal approximately $80.00 worth of merchandise 
before attempting to flee. The suspect was arrested, 
a records check revealed he also had two outstanding misdemeanor 
warrants, and the officer discovered he was in possession 
of narcotics paraphernalia. He was transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Monday, June 28:

2. At 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a residence in West 
Covina regarding a robbery that occurred in the 600 block 
of North First Avenue earlier that morning. An investigation 
revealed the victims were inside their vehicle trying to exit a 
parking lot when three armed suspects robbed them of their 
jewelry and cellphones. The suspects are described as three 
black males in their late 20’s, 5’6” with thin builds, and all 
were seen wearing hooded sweatshirts. The investigation is 
3. At 5:30 a.m., Arcadia Fire and an officer responded 
to the 500 block of West Longden Avenue regarding a fire. A 
witness reported a mattress on fire in the roadway. The incident 
is being investigated as an arson. 
4. At 7:44 a.m., officers responded to the Hilton Garden 
Inn, located at 199 North Second Avenue, regarding an 
assault. An investigation revealed an altercation between a 
boyfriend and girlfriend resulted in the girlfriend pushing 
the male victim. The 18-year-old female from Arcadia was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Tuesday, June 29:

5. At 11:57 a.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block 
of Mayflower Avenue regarding a fraud report. The victim reported 
someone used his social security number to open two 
fraudulent credit accounts. The victim was unable to provide 
any suspect information.
6. At 4:14 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 400 block of Catalpa Road regarding a mail theft report. 
Sometime between Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 
25th, someone stole the victim’s California Real Identification 
Card from the mailbox. 
Wednesday, June 30:

7. At 7:03 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block 
of Pepperglen Drive regarding a theft from vehicle report. 
Sometime during the previous night, someone entered the 
victim’s unlocked vehicle and fled with their vehicle registration 
and insurance information. 
8. At 3:45 p.m., an officer responded to Par 3 Golf 
Course, located at 620 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a 
grand theft report. An investigation revealed an unidentified 
suspect entered the Par 3 Pro Shop and stole a golf bag containing 
golf clubs. The suspect is believed to be a 37-year-old 
male from Hacienda Heights. The investigation is ongoing. 
Thursday, July 1:

9. At 2:03 p.m., an officer responded to Denny’s, located 
at 7 East Huntington Drive, regarding a petty theft report. 
After the suspect finished his meal, he fled without paying. 
He is described as a Hispanic male and was last seen walking 
eastbound on Huntington Drive.
10. At 6:04 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist 
Hospital, located at 300 West Huntington Drive, regarding 
a battery report. The victim, a nurse of the hospital, 
was treating a patient for a psychological hold when the patient 
punched the nurse in the face. The suspect is described 
as a 30-year-old female from El Monte. The investigation is 
Friday, July 2:

11. At 9:13 a.m., an officer responded to an apartment 
complex located in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue regarding 
a burglary report. The reporting party discovered someone 
forced open a storage unit in the parking garage and fled 
with various tools and a cooler. 
12. At 12:09 p.m., an officer responded to the City Hall 
parking lot regarding a vandalism which occurred the previous 
day at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue. Surveillance footage revealed an unknown suspect 
jumped on the hood of the victim’s car for no apparent reason. 
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately20-years-old, and was seen wearing dark colored clothing. 
He fled in a blue Toyota Prius. 
13. At 4:56 p.m., officers and Arcadia Fire responded to 
the 400 block of East Santa Clara Street regarding a fire near a 
homeless encampment. The fire was extinguished, and it was 
determined that it was set intentionally and will be investigated 
as an arson. The Arcadia Fire Department Arson Unit 
will be handling the investigation. 
14. At 10:43 p.m., an officer responded to Rusnak Mercedes 
Benz Dealership, located at 55 West Huntington Drive, 
regarding a burglary in progress. Surveillance footage captured 
the suspect inside the location. The suspect was located 
nearby and was determined to be in possession of endorsed 
checks. The 22-year-old male from Los Angeles was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

July 8, 2021 – The City of Arcadia welcomes Arcadia residents who are 18 and over to apply for the Leadership Academy. The LeadershipAcademy is a free, interactive civic education program for Arcadians who wish to become better acquainted with City operations. The 
Academy consists of nine workshops on Wednesday evenings and features presentations by City executives, department tours, and other 
activities. Each participant will have the opportunity to interact and learn from City departments about the services they provide to the 
Arcadia community. Classes begin Wednesday, September 29, 2021, through Tuesday, December 7, 2021, and locations may vary each 

Applications and program information for the Leadership Academy can be found on the City’s website at 
Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Please submit your completed application to by August 20, 2021.
For more information regarding the Leadership Academy please contact Hazel Aguilar at (626) 821-4314 or at the email address above. 


On Thursday, June 17, the Monrovia Police Department held its annual awards ceremony to recognize and reward the outstanding 
work done by its officers and staff. If you happen to see any of our award winning officers around town we are sure they would ap-
preciate it if you congratulate them! 

2019 Awards 

2020 Awards 

Distinguished Service MedalAgent Juan Huerta 

Distinguished Service Medal 
Agent Cody Wilkins 

Officer Joshua Granger 
Detective Damien Bartholomy 

Communications Operator Erin Maller 
Senior Officer Seth Hermes 
Senior Officer (Ret.) John Jefferson 

Medal of Merit 
Officer Rosendo Ramos 
Life Saving Award 

Officer Ian Vanderburg 
Sergeant Gerald DeHartSergeant Yolanda Juarez

Agent Travis OrtegaOfficer Joshua Granger 


On Monday, July 12, Duarte City Hall will fully reopen to the public in accordance with state guidelines from the Division of 
Occupational Safety & Health (CalOSHA). 

“The City of Duarte is pleased to welcome residents back to City facilities this month,” said City Man-ager Daniel Jordan. 
“In the interim, we will continue preparing for July 12 and monitoring local and state guidelines throughout this reopening 

All City facilities will resume regularly scheduled operations, subject to continued safety guidance for certain facilities and 
activities, including the Senior, Teen, and Fitness Centers. Applications for facility rentals will open for reservations startingJuly 12, and as for City Council meetings, residents will still have the opportunity to participate virtually or in-person for 
the time being. In-person attendees that wish to make a public comment(s) on agenda items, including oral communications 
and hearings, will need to fill out a speaker card(s) with staff and wait until their name is called to step up to the mic. 
Residents who prefer to participate in the meeting virtually can do so via Zoom. The City posts the Zoom registration link 
for meetings on the first page of the agenda packet, located on the City’s web-site. 

At its meeting on June 22, 2021 the Duarte City Council repealed the Urgency Mask Ordinance they originally passed last 
year, to coincide with CalOSHA guidelines. At this time, only unvaccinated indi-viduals will still be required to wear masks 
indoors, although, anyone can choose to wear a mask re-gardless of vaccination status which is currently recommended by

L.A. County Public Health due to the rise in the COVID-19 Delta variant. Additionally, limited room capacity, social distancing 
and tem-perature checks will no longer be in place at City facilities; however, the Teen Center and Day Camps have 
their own protocols, requiring face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. No one is required to wear masks 
Protocols may change as the updated California Department of Public Health (DPH) K-12 guidelines evolve. The City of 
Duarte and Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) may have different reopening protocols. Visit DUSD's website for its 
latest update on reopening. 

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