Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 11, 2021

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For the period of Sunday, August 29th through Saturday, September 
4th, the Police Department responded to 1,173 calls for service, 
of which 124 required formal investigations. The following is 
a summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, August 29:

1. At 12:13 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
100 block of Diamond Street regarding a burglary report. The 
victim discovered the unidentified suspect entered the garage, 
opened the victim’s vehicle, and fled with the victim’s tools and 
a set of keys. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect is a Hispanic 
male, approximately 25 to 30-years-old, wearing a baseball 
hat, a black surgical mask, a dark-colored T-shirt, and shorts. 
2. At 2:07 p.m., an officer responded to Chevron, located 
at 500 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a vandalism report. 
The officer discovered the suspect, who was asked to leave the gas 
station for not wearing a mask and not being able to pay for his 
purchase, grew angry with the store employee and punched the 
glass windows causing it to shatter. A Sierra Madre Police Department 
employee was nearby and was flagged down to contact 
the suspect. Arcadia Police Department determined the suspect,
a 44-year-old male transient from Los Angeles, was responsible 
for the broken window and arrested him. He was transported to 
the Pasadena City Jail for booking. 
Monday, August 30:

3. At 1:17 a.m., an officer located a two-vehicle traffic collision 
near the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Huntington 
Drive. Upon contacting the drivers, the officer determined one 
of the drivers appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant. 
During a search of the vehicle, the officer located a bag of methamphetamine 
and three meth pipes. Arcadia Fire responded to 
assess the drivers’ conditions. The 63-year-old male from Riverside 
was cited and released in the field. 
4. At 1:17 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
100 block of Fano Street regarding a package theft report. Surveillance 
footage revealed the suspect, a Hispanic male with a 
thin build, blue LA Rams hat, blue T-shirt, and light blue jeans 
stole the victim’s package from the porch. The suspect fled on a 
blue bicycle. 
5. At 1:36 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
300 block of South Old Ranch Road regarding a burglary report. 
An investigation revealed unknown subjects entered the 
home by breaking a rear bedroom window and once inside, they 
ransacked the location and fled with an unknown amount of 
Tuesday, August 31:

6. At 3:41 p.m., an officer responded to the area of La Cadena 
Avenue and West Duarte Road regarding a battery report. 
The officer discovered an altercation between a landlord and tenant 
which resulted in both parties physically fighting. One of the 
involved parties declined medical treatment for his injuries. 
7. At 8:43 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
00 block of West Wistaria Avenue regarding a burglary alarm activation. 
An investigation revealed unknown suspects shattered 
a rear sliding glass door, they ransacked the home and stole the 
hard drive to the surveillance camera system. 
Wednesday, September 1:

8. At 9:02 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
00 block of Alice Street regarding a suspicious circumstances 
report. The reporting party stated she applied for an apartment 
listing and when she researched the apartment more in-depth, 
she discovered it was not for rent and the listing was a scam. The 
victim was fearful that the suspect, who went by the name of 
“Clint Anderson”, was in possession of her social security number 
and banking information. 
Thursday, September 2:

9. At 7:51 a.m., an officer responded to Sun Bay Pharmacy,
located at 450 East Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial 
burglary report. Surveillance footage captured three suspects attempting 
to steal medication from the pharmacy, but they were 
defeated by the security features and fled empty-handed. The 
suspects are described as three males with tall, thin builds. 
10. At 7:15 p.m., officers responded to Westfield Santa Anita, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vehicle 
burglary report. Witnesses stated that two suspects were seen 
smashing the windows of four different vehicles and stealing 
electronics, a backpack, and luggage. The suspects are described 
as two Black males driving a gold Honda Accord with collision 
damage to the rear passenger side. 
Friday, September 3:

11. At 10:14 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 800 block of Hampton Road regarding an audible burglary 
alarm. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) broke a skylight 
and ransacked the home. The suspect(s) fled with the victim’s 
12. At 10:15 a.m., an officer responded to The Derby, located 
at 233 East Huntington Drive, regarding an attempted commercial 
burglary. Surveillance footage captured two suspects jumping 
an exterior fence into a secured patio area and attempting 
to enter the restaurant. Suspect 1 is described as a Black male, 
approximately 25 to 30-years-old, approximately 5’9” tall and 
170 pounds, seen wearing a black wig with a dark colored mask, 
a plaid long sleeve shirt, and blue jean pants. Suspect 2 is described 
as a Black male, approximately 5’11” tall and 195 pounds,
between the ages of 30 and 35-years-old, and wearing a blue 
mask, blue T-shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes. They fled in a 
silver convertible Chevrolet Camaro. 
13. At 10:53 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
100 block of West Sycamore Avenue regarding a burglary alarm 
activation. A review of the surveillance footage revealed three 
suspects were seen exiting a white cargo van and jumping over a 
wall surrounding the home. The loss is unknown at this time. 
Saturday, September 4:

14. At 1:34 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle 
for speeding near the intersection of Huntington Drive and Santa 
Clara Street. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a 
strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. The 43-year-old 
male from Los Angeles was arrested for being under the influence 
of an alcoholic beverage and was transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2021, 1:45 A.M. 

On September 5th at approximately 10:49 p.m., Arcadia Police Officers 
responded to the intersection of First Avenue and Santa Clara 
Street regarding a collision involving a Metro L (Gold) Line train and 
a pedestrian. 

The initial investigation revealed a westbound traveling train struck 
a pedestrian as it was approaching the Arcadia Station. Officers located 
the pedestrian and summoned medical aid. The pedestrian was 
subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment. No additional 
injuries were reported. 

The Arcadia Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team 
responded to the scene to investigate. Train services were suspended 
during the investigation, however, have once again resumed service. 

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information 
on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department 
at (626) 574-5151, case number 21-3479. 

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call 
"Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone 
by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or 
the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers. 


 The Friends of the Arcadia Public Library is hosting a sale of bar-
gain-priced, lightly-used books in Chinese on Saturday, September 
18, from 10 am to 3 pm. 

During the pandemic closure, the Friends of the Arcadia Public Library 
received generous donations of books in Chinese in excellent 
condition. This special sale features books for all ages in Chinese,
including literature, history, cookbooks, business texts, and more—
something for almost everyone! All procedures benefit Library services 
and programming—including the annual Summer at Your Library 
Program. Books will be priced from 50 cents to $1.00 and the 
sale will feature premium books and sets of books at special prices. 
Starting Monday, August 16, the Arcadia Public Library will be 
open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, 
and 10 am through 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 

For more information, please call 626.821.4364 or visit the Arcadia 
Public Library’s website at The Arcadia 
Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. The 
Library is open Monday and Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., closed on 
Friday, and open Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., until Monday, 
August 16. You can also follow the Library on Facebook and 


The Monrovia Historic 
Group invites all 
Monrovians to attend 
a free presentation 
in the CommunityRoom of the Monrovia 
Library on Friday,
September 17, 2021, 
at 6 pm. The presenters 
are Alan and 
Claudia Heller who 
live next door in Duarte. 
They have authored 
several books, 
among them Life on 
Route 66 and Duarte 

Chronicles. This talk 
will center on another book, Curiosities of the California Desert. 
The couple has spent time over the past 50 years exploring and 
photographing many areas in California – Salvation Mountain,
Cerro canyon, the Integratron and Giant Rock, Willie Boys Grave 
and Devils Hole, and many more. 

There is no need to RSVP. Just show up for an informative talk. 
Refreshments will be provided. 


The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of August 
29, 2021– September 04, 2021. 

August 31, 2021

• Grand theft auto: 
900 block of Buena Vista Street. Victim’s brother entered her bedroom 
and took the keys to her boyfriend’s vehicle, a 2017 Volkswagen 
Jetta and drove away with the vehicle. Believing her brother would 
return the vehicle, she did not immediately report the vehicle stolen. 
After several hours and he had not returned the vehicle or numerous 
phone calls, she reported the vehicle stolen. Suspect later arrested byWest Covina Police Department. 
September 03, 2021

• Grand theft: 
Crestfield Drive and Huntington Drive. A male adult suspect possibly 
Mid-dle Eastern approached the victim and told him he was 
giving away gifts in honor of his father’s anniversary. The suspect 
placed a yellow metal chain around the victim’s neck and left the area 
in a silver Jeep Cherokee driven by a male adult in his 40’s. After the 
suspect left, the victim noticed his 14K gold chain with 14k gold cross 
was missing from his neck. Loss was approximately $1,000. No video 
• Grand theft: 
1500 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). A male black adult employee was 
arrest-ed after loss prevention noticed his cash register was continuously 
coming up short. Upon investigating further, it was discovered 
the suspect had been ring-ing up gift cards, without paying. The thefts 
occurred over a one month span, with losses totaling approximately$1,000. Surveillance available. 

FOR SEPTEMBER 2-8, 2021 

During the last seven-day period, 
the Police Department handled 
337 service events,resulting in 62 

Vehicle Burglary

September 2 at 8:24 p.m., a vehicle 
with a broken window was reported 
in the 100 block of E. Lime across 
from the police station. Officers responded 
and determined that avehicle burglary had occurred. A 
subsequent search of the area revealed 
two othervehicles had also 
been broken into and burglarized. 
This investigation is continuing. 

Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaDriving Under the Influence – Suspect 

September 4 at 12:34 a.m., an officer 
working a DUI suppression detail 
observed a vehicle commit several 
traffic violations near the intersection 
of Peck and Live Oak. The officer 

conducted a traffic stop and found 
the driver was exhibiting symptoms 
of alcohol intoxication. A DUI investigation 
determined the driver was 
too intoxicated to operate a motor 
vehicle. The driver was arrested and 
held for a sobering period. 

Drug Activity / Weapon Offense – 
Suspect Arrested

September 4 at 12:34 a.m., an officer 
contacted a subject he recognized 
from previous encounters near the 
intersection of Alta Vista and Short. 
The subject is currently on probation 
for burglary. During the contact, the 
officer obtained consent to search the 
subject's vehicle and personal backpack. 
The officer discovered drug 
paraphernalia and ammunition. The 
officer confirmed the subject was a 
convicted felon and arrested him for 
possession of ammunition and possession 
of drug paraphernalia. The 
subject was taken into custody. 


September 4 at 12:45 a.m., a fight 

was reported in front of a local bar 

cyclist commit a traffic violation. 
in the 400 block of S. Myrtle with a 

He stopped the bicyclist, who was 
subject bleeding from the head. Of-

then found to be in possession of 
ficers arrived and secured the area 

drug paraphernalia. The subject was 
for paramedics to respond. Officers 

found a male subject lying on the 
ground, bleeding from the head. The 

Hit & Run Traffic Collision 

subject was so intoxicated he could 

September 7 at 6:58 p.m., a female 
not remember what had occurred. 

subject in the 600 block of W. Hun-
A witness was located that stated 

tington called police to report that a 
she saw the intoxicated subject in 

driver just hit her vehicle in a park-
the bar earlier, drinking and making 

ing lot and was refusing to exchange 
unwanted advances to women. The 

information with her. The subject left 
witness said she later saw the same 

the area prior to the officer’s arrival. 
intoxicated subject standing outside, 

This investigation is continuing. 
arguing with an unknown male. The 
intoxicated subject was punched in 


the back of the head, causing him to 

September 8 at 1:34 p.m., a male sub-
fall to the ground. The suspect fled 

ject in the 700 block of W. Foothill 
before officers arrived. The victim 

called police to report a theft. The re-
was transported to a local hospital 

porting party is a collector of antique 
for his injuries and intoxication. This 

pistols. He reported that a perspective 
buyer looked at one of his col-

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 

lectible pieces, and shortly after the 

Suspect Arrested 

subject left, the caller was unable to 
September 7 at 4:38 p.m., an of-

find the item. This investigation is 
ficer was patrolling the 1300 block 

of S. Mayflower when he saw a bi-


Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw 
their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. 
Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage 
communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings 
and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to 
non-English-speaking communities. 

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district 
is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, 
is important in ensuring that each city councilmember 
represents about the same number of constituents. In Duarte, 
the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting 
is done using U.S. Census data, which, due to delays 
caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be released around 
September 30, 2021. For the City of Duarte, the redistricting 
process must be completed by April 17, 2022. 

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities 
are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing 
a councilmember. 

The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district 
map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share 
with the City Council how you think district boundaries should 
be drawn to best represent your community. 

You can contact the City Clerk at (626) 357-7931 to find out 
more about how the process works. 

What do the existing council districts look like?

You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here: 

What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district 

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the 
following criteria:
Geographically contiguous districts (each city council district 
should share a common border with the next).
The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities 
shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.
Geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner 
that minimizes its division. 
Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial 
barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.).
Lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In 
addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring 
or discriminating against a political par-ty. 

How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?

The redistricting process will be publicized on the City website 
(, social media, Duarte eNews (sign up 
on the City web-site), and a press release will be sent out to local 
media. Also, City staff will make a good faith effort to notify 
community groups of various kinds about the redis-tricting 
process. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 357-7931 
or email if live translation in 
Spanish or Chinese (Manda-rin/Cantonese) is needed for an 
upcoming hearing. Notification by the Thursday prior to the 
meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. 

The City will notify the public about redistricting hearings, post 
maps online be-fore adoption, and create a dedicated web page 
for all relevant information about the redistricting process. 

How can I get involved?

The City Council will be holding hearings to receive public input 
on where district lines should be drawn. Those hearings will 
be held on: 

September 28, 2021January 11, 2022February 8, 2022March 8, 2022 

All hearings will be held at the Duarte Community Center (1600Huntington Drive) starting at 7:15 PM. Dates are subject to 
change. Please continue checking the City website for updates. 

Where can I find out more? 

Learn more about how to submit public comments, including 
suggested draft maps, by visiting 

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