Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 9, 2021

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For the period of Sunday, September 26th through Saturday, 
October 2nd, the Police Department responded to 1,322 calls 
for service, of which 119 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, September 26:

1. At 12:47 a.m., an officer responded to the Westfield 
Santa Anita parking lot, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a theft from vehicle report. Sometime between 
Saturday, September 25th at 3:45 p.m. and Sunday, September 
26th at 12:20 a.m., someone stole the rear passenger tire and 
rim off of the victim’s Nissan Altima. 
2. At 7:51 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist 
Hospital, located at 300 West Huntington Drive, regarding 
a stolen vehicle report. During the previous night, the 
victim’s 2000 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking lot. 
Monday, September 27:

3. At 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of 
Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive regarding a robbery 
that had just occurred. The victim stated there was a road rage 
incident between he and the suspect. Both the driver and a 
passenger of the suspect’s vehicle exited and approached the 
victim’s vehicle. The passenger then hit the victim’s windshield 
causing it to shatter and proceeded to reach into the 
victim’s vehicle and steal his cellphone. The driver is described 
as a 35-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 5’8” tall, 
180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The passenger is 
described as a 30-year-old Asian female, approximately 5’6” 
tall, 120 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. The suspects 
were driving a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The investigation 
is ongoing. 
4. At 6:41 p.m., an officer responded to CVS, located at 
9952 Las Tunas Drive, regarding a battery investigation. The 
officer discovered a domestic dispute turned physical when 
a boyfriend pushed and hit his girlfriend resulting in visible 
injuries. The suspect, a 51-year-old male transient from Arcadia, 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
booking. Arcadia Fire responded to evaluate the victim. 
Tuesday, September 28:

5. At 12:14 p.m., an officer responded to Motel 6, located 
at 225 Colorado Place, regarding a dog bite incident. An investigation 
revealed a dog of one of the occupants accidentally 
escaped his kennel, ran out of the motel room, and attacked 
a fellow motel resident. Arcadia Fire transported the victim to 
Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. 
6. At 4:59 p.m., an officer responded to Bank of America, 
located at 180 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a fraud 
report. The reporting party discovered someone had installed 
a skimming device in one of the bank’s ATMs. The skimmingdevice was removed. 
7. At 5:58 p.m., an officer responded to LA Fitness, located 
at 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial 
burglary report. The officer determined someone cut the 
locks of two male patron’s lockers and stole their property. 
Similar burglaries were reported at 24-Hour Fitness, located 
at 125 North First Avenue, and at Gold’s Gym, located at 400 
South Baldwin Avenue on the same day. The investigation is 
ongoing to determine if the same suspect(s) burglarized all 
three locations. 
Wednesday, September 29:

8. At 10:54 a.m., an officer initiated contact with a subject 
walking in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Fairview Avenue 
for drinking from an open container of beer. The suspect, 
a 49-year-old male transient, was cited and released in the 
Thursday, September 30:

9. At 8:02 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of 
California Street regarding a vandalism report. The officer 
discovered a community mailbox had been damaged. It is 
unknown if the suspect responsible for the vandalism stole 
mail from the residents. There was a similar incident of vandalism 
a few addresses away and a third incident in the 100 
block of Alta Street. The investigation is pending a review of 
the available surveillance footage. 
10. At 2:45 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
00 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle 
report. Sometime during the previous evening, an unknown 
suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole 
a card holder containing the victim’s credit and debit cards. A 
suspect then used the victim’s credit card to complete fraudulent 
Friday, October 1:

11. At 11:29 a.m., an officer responded to Gold’s Gym, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a petty theftreport. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect removed 
the victim’s lock from his locker, stolen his propertyincluding a car key, and then stole additional property from 
the victim’s vehicle. 
12. At 12:57 p.m., an officer responded to the parking 
structure of 24-Hour Fitness, located at 125 North First Avenue, 
regarding a petty theft report. The victim stated he lefthis bicycle secured to the bike rack at 11:00 a.m. on October 
1st. Later that afternoon, at 12:46 p.m., the victim discovered 
his bicycle had been stolen from the location. The loss is a 
grey and green Hyper mountain bike. 
Saturday, October 2:

13. At 4:01 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a petty theftreport. The victim accidentally left his wallet behind in the 
dressing room and when he returned to locate it, he saw someone 
exiting the room he was just in. When the victim confronted 
the suspect, the suspect fled. The suspect is described 
as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6” tall, with a medium 
build and a light complexion. 
14. At 6:13 p.m., an officer responded to Dan’s Auto Body, 
located at 124 Wheeler Avenue, regarding a commercial 
burglary report. Sometime between 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 
1st and 6:13 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd, unknown 
suspect(s) broke three windows and fled with an unknown 
amount of property. 

The Anita May Baldwin Statue at the Le Méridien 
Hotel will be unveiled on Monday, October 25, 
2021 at 11:00 a.m. 

Anita is the daughter of the City's founder, Elias 
Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin. Famed artist Alfred Paredes, 
who created the Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin 
statue on the corner of Huntington Drive and HollyAvenue, has finished sculpting his daughter Anita, 
where she will be featured on the opposite end of 
the Huntington Drive islands’ hotel property. 

“We are very excited to be bringing Anita back 
to Arcadia,” said Mayor Sho Tay. “I would like to 
thank the Shen, Liu and Chen Families, Jeff Lee, the 
Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation, Heather 

D. Gibson and Margaux L. Gibson, and the Arcadia 
Historical Society, for their generous donations.” 
“I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize 
one of the founding women of Arcadia, not only for her role in the development of Arcadia but also for her charitable 
contributions to the San Gabriel Valley,” said Council Member April A. Verlato. “I am grateful to the City Council for 
unanimously supporting my motion to dedicate the artwork on this corner to the legacy of Anita Baldwin and for all the 
generous donations from the community that made this dream a reality.” 

The Anita statue was sculpted by local artist and southern California native, Alfred Paredes, and is aptly named, “A Legacy 
of Charity” in honor of Anita’s contributions to life in early Arcadia and throughout California. (Pictured above).

 “On behalf of the Baldwin family, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Arcadia City Council, the Arcadia 
Historical Society, the Le Méridien Hotel and all those who have supported this effort to pay homage to my great-great 
grandmother, Anita May Baldwin,” said Ms. Margaux Gibson. “This magnificent statue of Anita will showcase a strong woman 
who was ahead of her time. I am proud to call Anita May Baldwin my great-great grandmother, and I am truly proud 
to be a part of this historic project.” 

The Le Méridien Hotel’s Grand Opening Celebration is also being held on October 25, 2021. For more information about 
the Anita Statue, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (626) 574-5401. 

More News & Notices 


Southern California Edison (SCE) has planned power 
outages to take place in the northeastern section of Monrovia. 
SCE will continue to upgrade aging infrastructure, 
make needed improvements, and complete other repairs. 

SCE and their contractors will perform work in the following 

• Sunday, October 10 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
900 Block of East Greystone Avenue 
• Sunday, October 10 (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.)
2000 Block of South Myrtle Avenue 
• Monday, October 11 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
700 Block of Wildrose Avenue 
Customers that will be impacted by this outage have received 
notifications from SCE. 

During a power outage, SCE customers can view current 
information regarding the outage and the estimated restoration 
time by visiting SCE Online .
Should you have any questions, please call SCE outage 
phone number at 888-759-6056. 


City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated 
comprehensive cancer center in Duarte, will host its 
25 th anniversary Walk for Hope on Sunday, November 
7 to find a cure for breast and gynecologic cancers. 
The annual Walk for Hope began in 1997 and is the 
largest public event City of Hope produces – with 
approximately 12,000 attendees and $1.6 million raised 
in 2019. In 2020, City of Hope held its first-ever 
virtual Walk for Hope, raising $1.3 million, and was a 
leader of revenue retention among peer-to-peer fundraising 
campaigns across cancer hospitals nationwide. 

The world has changed, but the reasons why we walk 
have not. Join 2021 Walk for Hope co-chairs Ryan 
Mahoney and Rick Powell – as well as cancer survivors, 
their friends and family, medical professionals 
and supporters from across the country – in the fight 
against breast and gynecological cancers. Register and 
fundraise today at 

The Walk for Hope team is planning a hybrid event — 

one that includes a robust virtual experience and a possible live component. The campaign will feature Walk for Hope’s 

celebrated unique elements, while ensuring the health and safety of its patients, volunteers, donors and staff. 

Generated funds will support City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program. City of Hope breast cancer patients have access to 
a wide variety of clinical trials, including new chemotherapy and targeted therapies, novel surgical techniques, innovative 
radiation approaches and new prevention strategies—all aimed at improving prognosis and quality of life after cancer. 

City of Hope gynecologic cancer patients need immediate and effective treatments. Current therapies work for a period 
of time, but strategies need to be developed to improve the effectiveness of drugs currently available. City of Hope researchers 
are conducting novel investigations to help close this treatment gap. 

Cancer does not stop, and neither will City of Hope. 

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