Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 17, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page A:7


For the period of Sunday, July 4th through Saturday, July 10th, the Po-


lice Department responded to 999 calls for service, of which 91 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the 

July 15, 2021 – The City of Arcadia is seek-

major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

ing volunteers for an ad-hoc Charter Review 
Committee. At the July 6, 2021, City Coun-

Sunday, July 4:

1. At 12:51 a.m., while searching for possible residential burglary cil Meeting, the Arcadia City Council em-
suspects in the area of Colorado Boulevard and Vaquero Road, an of-paneled a Charter Review Committee to 
ficer conducted an enforcement stop on a bicyclist for not having the review and update the City’s Charter. A 
proper lighting when the subject failed to stop. A search of the suspect city’s Charter is a document that defines the 
revealed he was in possession of methamphetamine, drug parapherna-organization, its powers, functions, and eslia, 
and he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 35-year-old sential procedures. 
male from Baldwin Park was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 
Arcadia’s Charter was last reviewed and up

2. At 9:30 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Foot-
dated in 1998.

hill Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue regarding a battery investigation. 
An altercation between a husband and wife resulted in the suspect 
striking his wife multiple times in the face. The 43-year-old male from The Charter Review Committee will likely 
Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for book-meet twice a month for a term of no more 
ing. The victim declined medical attention. than 6 months with the purpose of review

ing and updating the City’s Charter for 21st 
century governance standards, and will review 
a wide range of topics including but 
not limited to: municipal elections, hiring 
practices, revenue enhancements, design 
immunity, and other legal protections. 

To serve on the Charter Review Committee, 
applicants must be 18 years or older, a 
registered voter, and a resident of the City of 
Arcadia. Anyone with an interest in serving 
may obtain an application for appointment 
by visiting the City’s website at ArcadiaCA.
gov/service.Applications must be mailed to 
the City Clerk’s Office on or before the close 
of business on Thursday, August 26, 2021. 

Interviews with the City Council are tentatively 
scheduled for Tuesday, September 
7, 2021, with appointments being made on 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 

(626) 574-5455 or email Deputy City Clerk 
Rachelle Arellano at rarellano@ArcadiaCA.
gov if you have any questions about the 
Charter Review 
Committee or the application process.
City Manager’s Office240 W. Huntington DriveArcadia, CA 91007(626) 574-5401 

Monday, July 5:

3. At 9:16 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Colorado 
Boulevard and Second Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. 
A witness reported seeing the suspect opening a locked vehicle 
by reaching in through an open window. The suspect, a 23-year-old female 
transient, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
4. At 4:55 p.m., an officer responded to CHH Quality Products,
located at 52 West Live Oak Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary 
report. Sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on July 5th, someone 
cut the screen to an open window and entered the business. They fled 
with $40.00 worth of food. 
5. At 6:22 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driving 
the wrong way near the intersection of Holly Avenue and Duarte 
Road. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of 
alcohol emitting from his person. Through a series of tests, the officers 
concluded the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol level of .27%. 
The 27-year-old male from La Puente was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Tuesday, July 6:

6. At 11:20 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of Fairview 
Avenue regarding a grand theft report. The victim determined his catalytic 
converter had been stolen from his Toyota Prius at approximately
12:30 a.m. on the morning of July 6th. 
7. At 2:39 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of South 
Third Avenue regarding a mail theft report. An investigation revealed 
an unknown suspect opened the community mailbox and stole outgoing 
mail. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect is a male, possiblyHispanic, who fled on a skateboard after committing the theft. 
Wednesday, July 7:

8. At 9:41 a.m., an officer responded to Ralphs, located at 211 
East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a theft report. The suspect was seen 
stealing approximately $40.00 worth of merchandise. The 43-year-old 
female transient was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
9. At 3:08 p.m., an officer responded to Embassy Suites, located at 
211 East Huntington Drive, regarding a battery report. An investigation 
revealed the victim welcomed a guest into her hotel room. The male 
guest touched the victim inappropriately and stole her cellphone. The 
suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old black male, approximately5’9” tall, and 170 pounds. 
Thursday, July 8:

10. At 7:01 a.m., an officer responded to Congress Orthopedic Associate, 
located at 289 West Huntington Drive, regarding a trespassing 
report. The reporting party asked the subject to leave the location, but 
the 46-year-old male transient refused to leave. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
11. At 2:00 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Oxford 
Drive regarding a robbery report. An investigation revealed the victim 
confronted the suspects as they were stealing his hedge trimmer. 
During the confrontation, the suspects threw the trimmer at the victim 
causing a laceration to his face and returned moments later to throw a 
brick at the victim’s car. The suspects, described as Hispanic males in 
their 20’s, fled in a tan Honda Odyssey van. Arcadia Fire responded but 
the victim declined medical treatment. 
Friday, July 9:

12. At 6:40 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Huntington 
Drive and Second Avenue regarding a traffic collision. Upon contacting 
the driver, the officer noticed signs of drug use. During an inventory of 
the vehicle, the officer located glass smoking pipes, methamphetamine, 
and hydrocodone prescribed to someone other than the driver. The 
31-year-old male from Duarte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 
13. At 8:53 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Huntington 
Drive and Second Avenue regarding the activation of a GPS trackingdevice that had been previously deployed to combat a rise in package 
thefts. An investigation revealed a suspect stole the package and fled on 
a motorcycle, only to abandon the package near his motorcycle and flee 
on foot. The investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, July 10:
14. At 9:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East Arthur 
Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. Sometime during 
the previous night, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked 
Toyota Camry and stole her ID card and employer access cards. 

Monrovia Parks, Wilderness & Recreation Foundation (MPWR) needs your help to raise funds for projects that rebuild amenities and 
exhibits in Canyon Park, bring shade to our playgrounds, and provide scholarships for youth to participate in recreational programs, 
and more to support our community! 

The MPWR will be holding an online auction, July 18 - 23, but you can get a sneak peek now by visiting the auction site. Click here to see 
what prizes you can win! From a VIP Las Vegas trip for 4 nights to an original oil painting of Canyon Park to a virtual culinary Italian 
lesson, there’s something for everyone! 

Formerly the Monrovia Wilderness Preserve Foundation, MPWR is a 501(c)(3) independent foun-dation whose mission is to support 
recreation and community programs, parks, facilities, and open spaces in Monrovia. 


On Tuesday, July 13, the Duarte City Council proclaimed 
July 2021 Parks Make Life Bet-ter Month in Duarte, recognizing 
the Duarte Parks and Recreation Department’s positive 
impact on the community. 

“Duarte parks and recreational activities have always been an 
integral part of life here in the city, but the COVID-19 shutdowns 
truly exemplified what it means when we say “parks 
make life better,” Mayor Bryan Urias stated. Our many parks, 
trails, and open spaces offered socially distanced opportunities 
for fitness and family time. Staff worked diligently to 
adapt our community’s beloved gatherings to virtual events 
and online classes that we could safely enjoy from home. 
And now as the world opens back up, we are excited to welcome 
back residents into our many facilities. Parks and Recreation 
staff and volunteers truly make a lasting impact on 
our community by offering the mental health boost we all 
need, whether in-person, at a drive-thru event, or on Zoom. 
This month, we recognize them for their dedication to enriching 
our community for the better.” 

Recreation has many positive impacts: it increases social 
connection, promotes the arts, celebrates lifelong learning, 
and can be therapeutic. Everyone from Duarte’s youth to 
Duarte’s seniors can look to recreation to fill their free time. 
By joining a Du-arte Parks and Recreation class or going to 
one of the City’s many special events, they can enjoy positive 
experiences with their neighbors while also picking up a new 
skill or hobby. 

Duarte’s parks and open spaces can also be outlets to improve 
overall health. About 98% of California households visit a local 
park at least once a year, while two in three households 
visit a park once a month. Studies also show that 50% of 
households par-ticipate in an organized recreation program. 

“Parks and recreation is crucial to the health and vitality of 
communities because they enhance the quality of life for individuals,” 
Parks and Recreation Director Manuel En-riquez 
commented. “We aim to serve Duarte residents of all ages 
through the variety of programs, services, and outdoor spaces 
available all year-round.” 

For more information on Duarte’s Parks and Recreation, including 
youth and adult rec-reation programs, visit the Parks 
and Recreation Department website or call (626) 357-7931. 

Please join us . . . . 
Arcadia Woman’s Club 
Celebration of the 90th Anniversary 
of the Dedication of Our Clubhouse 
OPENHOUSE324 South First Avenue, Arcadia 
Friday, July 30, 2021 
1p.m. to 4 p.m.
Displays * Video History *Refreshments * ToursTheArcadia Woman’sClub wasfounded in 1914.In theearlyyearsthewomen metin members’ 
homesand variouslocationsaround town,including a second storyroomin Arcadia’s oldCityHall.
Fromthebeginning Itwasapparentthatthewomen needed a permanentmeeting place.Theirbuilding fund began withthe$7proceedsfroma bakesaleand thusbegan theirpursuittohavea 
permanentbuilding tocallhome.In 1930,twolotson thecornerofFirstAvenueand Diamond 
Streetwerepurchased fromAnita Baldwin.In early1931,architecturalplanswereapproved and 
C.P.Cassadyselected asthecontractor.Groundbreaking tookplaceon May4,1931and 
construction tooklessthan 75days.Thenewlyconstructed Arcadia Woman’s Club Clubhouse was 
dedicated on July30,1931.Join uson July30,2021tocelebrateourbeautifulClubhouseand learn 
whatithascontributed tothehistoryofourcommunityovertheyears.
Exci􀆟ng News! The Arcadia Woman’s Club will soon begin its pursuit of 
CityofArcadiaHistoricLandmarkdesigna􀆟onfor our beau􀆟fulClubhouse.
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