Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 30, 2021

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For the period of Sunday, October 17, through Saturday, October 
23, the Police Department responded to 1,034 calls for service, 
of which 108 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, October 17:

1. At 12:18 a.m., officers responded to the area of Huntington 
Drive and Santa Clara Street regarding the report of 
a reckless driver. An officer located the driver who had fallen 
asleep while driving. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver. 
Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 40-year-old 
male from Arcadia was driving under the influence of an alcoholic 
beverage. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking.
2. At 4:35 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting report. A loss 
prevention officer witnessed the suspect conceal numerous 
items in her handbag before exiting the store, failing to make 
payment. The 22-year-old female from Los Angeles was issued 
a citation and released. 
Monday, October 18:

3. At 1:43 a.m., officers responded to Garden Café, 850 
South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an audible alarm. Officers 
found the front glass door shattered by unknown means. An 
investigation revealed that 20 minutes prior, two suspects 
forced entry into the business, ransacked the cash register, and 
fled the scene. 
The suspects are described as two males, thin build, both 
approximately six feet tall. One suspect was wearing a light-
colored hooded sweatshirt with light-colored pants and a face 
mask. The second suspect was wearing a dark-colored vest over 
a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, light-colored sweatpants, 
and a face mask. 

4. At 6:07 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 
600 block of Arbolada Drive regarding a domestic violence call. 
An investigation revealed a husband and wife had been arguing 
when the husband hit his wife with a sugar cane stick on 
her arm and back. His firearms were taken and held for safekeeping. 
The 60-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
5. At 9:10 pm., officers responded to a residence in the 
400 block of California Street regarding a robbery that had just 
occurred. The victim had arrived home and backed his vehicle 
into his garage. As his garage door was closing, the suspect 
stopped it and entered the garage pointing a firearm at the victim. 
The suspect opened the driver door and pulled the victim 
out of his car. The suspect instructed the victim to kneel and 
face the wall, he then entered the victim’s vehicle and fled the 
The suspect is described as male, tall, with a medium build, 
wearing a baseball hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark blue 
jeans, and a white face mask.
Tuesday, October 19: 

Wednesday, October 20:

8. At 7:18 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Golden 
Years Adult Day Care, 60 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding aburglary report. It was discovered that an employee’s purse had 
been stolen. An investigation revealed a female suspect was 
seen near the rear door rummaging through unknown items, 
possibly the stolen purse. A check of the area revealed a few 
items belonging to the victim had been left behind. They were 
returned to the victim. The investigation is ongoing. 
Thursday, October 21:

10. At 7:24 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 600 block of East Longden Avenue regarding a theft report. 
An investigation revealed, the male suspect walked up to the 
porch and stole a package before fleeing the scene. The suspect 
is described as male, approximately 25 to 40-years-old, five feet 
ten inches tall, weighing 250 pounds. He was wearing a blue 
button-up shirt, blue jeans, a blue mask, and black tennis shoes. 
Friday, October 22:

12. At 10:32 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 
200 block of West Naomi Avenue regarding the report of a stolen 
vehicle. The victim parked her car in front of her house and 
left it running with the keys in the ignition, she returned to her 
car ten minutes later to find it missing. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located. 
13. At 6:23 p.m., officers responded to the Extended StayAmerica, 401 East Santa Clara Avenue, regarding suspicious 
circumstances. A transient woman attempted to befriend two 
small children by playing basketball with them. When the children 
decided to go back to their room, the female picked up 
one of the children and attempted to walk off with him. The 
other child convinced her to release his brother, she then put 
him down and held his hand on the way back to their room 
where she was met by their mother. The female suspect hit the 
mother and was detained by their father until police arrived. 
The 30-year-old female transient was also found to be in possession 
of methamphetamine. She was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Highlighted Activity for October 21-27, 2021 During the last 
seven-day period, the Police Department handled 396 service 
events, resulting in 75 investigations. 

GRAND THEFT AUTO / IDENTITY THEFTOctober 21 at 9:44 a.m., an employee from a business in the 
400 block of E. Duarte called to report a rented U-Haul had not 
been returned. In addition, the renter used fraudulent personal 
identifying information to process the contractual agreement. 
This investigation is continuing. 

October 25 at 11:01 a.m., a caller reported a motorist struck a 
city light pole in the intersection of Huntington and Cypress. 
Officers responded along with paramedics. The driver was 
transported to a nearby hospital due to complaints of pain. She 
was also issued a citation. 

October 25 at 12:58 p.m., an employee of the Monrovia Libraryin the 300 block of S. Myrtle reported a male subject inside the 
library was causing a disturbance and refusing 
to leave. Officers arrived and provided a warning and notice to 
the subject regarding trespassing. The subject left the location. 

WEAPON OFFENCE / TRESPASSING – Suspect ArrestedOctober 25 at 2:08 p.m., employees of the Monrovia Community 
Center in the 100 block of W. Palm reported the same male 
subject from the library was now causing a disturbance on their 
property. He was reportedly yelling and throwing rocks at the 
building. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who was 
found to be in possession of a fixed blade knife. He was also 
previously warned not to trespass on the property. The subject 
was arrested. 

October 25 at 4:23 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at the 
intersection of Colorado and California. Officers responded 
and found one of the drivers was complaining of pain, so paramedics 
responded. The injured driver was transported to a 
nearby hospital for medical care. The other driver was issued a 
citation for causing the collision. 

October 25 at 11:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business 
in the 600 block of W. Huntington regarding a theft report. Unknown 
suspect(s) entered the business while the employee was 
throwing away trash and stole the employees backpack. This 
investigation is continuing. 

October 26 at 3:47 a.m., a caller in the 500 block of Parkrose 
reported that someone just attempted to steal the catalytic converter 
from her vehicle. Officers arrived, but the suspect had 
already left the area. This investigation is continuing. 

Arrested October 26 at 1137 a.m., officers responded to a business 
in the 900 block of S. Fifth regarding an unresponsive female 
inside a parked vehicle. Paramedics also responded. 
An investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen. 
The suspect was arrested.During the booking process, propertybelonging to other people was located in the suspect's belongings. 
She was also found to have two outstanding warrants for 
her arrest. 

The city of Duarte is mourning the sudden loss 
of Mayor Bryan Urias, who was found dead 
at his home over the weekend. Urias, 40, was 
identified as the man who was reported unresponsive 
at a home in the 2000 block of Buena 
Vista Street at about 1 p.m. Sunday, according 
to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. A cause of 
death was not immediately available. “Bryan 
has a long history of public service in the San 
Gabriel Valley, and he brought a regional perspective 
and strong relationships to his role as 
a community leader,” Mayor Pro Tem Margaret 
Finlay said in a statement.

 Urias was first elected to the Duarte CityCouncil to represent District 6 in November 

of 2018. He was selected to serve as mayor in 

91016) for the burial.

December of 2020. 


During the months of October and November, city staff will visit different 
community groups to share an update on Measure K, the KeepMonrovia Revenues Local Sales Tax Measure. As you may recall, 
Measure K ensures that new sales tax revenues stay in Monrovia and 
are reinvested into our community. 

On April 1, 2021, the new sales tax measure went into effect, and 
based on projections, the estimated revenue generated by Measure 
K is $10.8 million for Fiscal Years 2021-23. Measure K funds are put 
towards projects that align with the Monrovia City Council’s goals 
of Financial Management, Infrastructure, Customer Service and 
Relationships. So far, the Monrovia City Council has only approved 
$3,574,916 towards: one-time infrastructure improvement projects,
increasing financial reserves, battling cages at Barney Glenn Baseball 
Field, and the American Disability Act Transition Plan. 

Residents, along with in-town business owners, are encouraged to 
fill out a form on the City's website with spending suggestions for the 
new sales tax revenue received from Measure K. 


Measure K funds are put towards projects that align with the Monrovia 
City Council's goals of Financial Management, Infrastructure, 
Customer Service and Relationships. 

Based on projections, estimated Measure K revenues for the Fiscal 
Years 2021-23 Budget are as follows: 

Forecasted Measure K Balance as of June 30, 2021 = $5,711,560 

Fiscal Year 2021-22 = $5,315,000Fiscal Year 2022-23 = $5,522,000 

So far, the Monrovia City Council has only approved the following 


 One Time Projects: $249,666Increasing Financial Reserves: $3,200,000 
Batting Cages: $20,000ADA Transition Plan: $105,250 

Total: $3,574,916 


The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of October 17, 2021–
October 23, 2021. 

October 17, 2021BURGLARY (VEHICLE):
1300 Block of Huntington Drive. The victim reported suspect(s) unknown 
entered his locked vehicle, a 2007 Saturn Ion by shattering the driver side 
window. Suspect(s) stole miscellaneous paperwork. Damage was approximately 

October 18, 2021GRAND THEFT: 
1800 Highland Avenue (Prolacta). The victim reported suspect(s) unknown 
stole 3 batteries to an electronic scissor lift that was parked outside. Loss was 
approximately $1,500. Surveillance video available. 

October 20, 2021BURGLARY (COMMERCIAL):
1790 Evergreen Street (EOTP Industries). The victim reported he received a 
burglary alarm activation. Upon checking security cameras, he observed an 
unknown suspect had entered the location through a shattered side window. 
A makeup bag was reported stolen. Loss was approximately $20, and damages 
were approximately $3,000. 

October 21, 2021.
1171 Encanto Parkway (Avila Gardens). The victim reported Suspect(s) unknown 
forced entry into the location by damaging a rear door. Upon checking 
the location, nothing appeared to have been stolen. Damages were approximately 

1000 Block of Rancho Road. The victim reported suspect(s) unknown entered 
her unlocked vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Sienna and stole cash and other 
miscellaneous items from her glove box. Two charges were made from her 
access card to several Facebook pages, which were later canceled by the victim. 
Loss was approximately $150. No surveillance video. 

2745 Huntington Drive (We Pack It All). The victim reported a male Hispanic 
suspect with short hair and a mustache, wearing dark pants stole the 
catalytic converter to his vehicle, a 2003 Honda Accord. The victim attempted 
to follow the suspect who entered a red 4 door vehicle and fled east 
on Huntington Drive. Loss was approximately $1,000. Surveillance video 

1500 Block of Brycedale Avenue. The victim reported suspect(s) unknown 
attempted to steal her wheels from her vehicle, a 2017 Honda Accord. No 
surveillance video. 

October 22, 2021GRAND THEFT: 
1470 Mountain Avenue (Best-Buy). An employee from the location reported 
while attending to a customer, whom she just advised he was denied credit 
through “Best-Buy” stole an “Iphone 12 Pro Max” from the 
display case. The employee stated the suspect ran out the 
exit and south on Mountain Avenue and out of view. The 
suspect was positively identified using store security surveillance 
and information provided on credit application. 

2237 Huntington Drive (Duarte Smoke Shop). An employee 
from the location reported a male “Gypsy” purchased five 
$100 “Hot Spot” lottery tickets. The employee conducted 
the transaction prior to receiving payment for the tickets. 
The suspect attempted to pay for the tickets with a crypto 
credit card that was invalid. The employee asked for the tickets 
back due to not receiving payment. The suspect handed 
back the tickets and left the location. After the suspect left, 
the employee noticed he had only returned four of the five 
tickets. No surveillance available. California Lottery Com-

Community members and residents are invited to 
mourn the loss of Mayor Bryan Urias, District 6 
Councilmember, during services hosted by his family 
throughout the week of November 1, 2021. 

On Wednesday, November 3, the Urias family will 
host a viewing at Turner and Stevens Live Oak Mortuary 
(200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016).
Community members can attend the service between 
1 and 5 PM to pay their respects and support 
the Urias family. 

On Thursday, November 4, a mass in honor of Mayor 
Urias and celebrating his life will begin at noon 
at the San Luis of France Catholic Church (13935

E. Temple, Basset, CA 91746). Following the mass,
friends and family may return to the Live Oak Memorial 
Park (200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 

The 9th Annual City of Duarte Unity March, themed “Love 
is the Only River”, is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 
beginning at 8:30 AM. This youth driven event, presented 
by the Duarte Mayor’s Youth Council, strives to promote 
peace, unity, and strength within our community. Everyone 
is invited to participate in what promises to be an exciting 

The march will begin on the steps of Duarte City Hall 
(1600 Huntington Drive) and will conclude at the Duarte 
Teen Center (1400 Buena Vista Street). At the end of 
the march, participates will have a chance to enjoy music,
food, performances, and a speech by this year’s keynote 
speaker, Rhonda Luna. Luna is an inspiration to the community, 
serving as a selfless school counselor, driven youth 
advocate, and also a former World Featherweight Champion 

Free t-shirts will be provided to the first 150 marchers and 
face masks will also be given to the first 100 participants. 
Masks and social distancing are recommended. 

This event is hosted by the City of Duarte and is cosponsored 
by the Duarte Public Safety Office. For more 
information, please call the Duarte Teen Center at (626)


Nomination forms are available at the Arcadia Community 
Center, 365 Campus Drive and the Recreation 
Department office, 375 Campus Drive for the 2021 
Senior Citizen of the Year! Do you know 
someone who is: 

-55+ years of age or older 
-A current resident of Arcadia for a minimum 

of one year 
-Contributed to better the Arcadia Community 
-Not previously a recipient of the award 

If so, please stop by to pick up a nomination form or 
log onto the City’s website at and 
download the nomination criteria and form. Recipient 
of the award will be honored at the Arcadia RotaryClub Salute to Seniors Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10,2022 at the Arcadia Community Center. Nomination 
forms must be submitted to Gina Hernandez, Recreation 
Supervisor, by Friday, February 18, 2022 by5:30pm. For more information, please contact Gina 
Hernandez at 626.821.4328. 


Arcadia Senior Services in partnership with Methodist 
Hospital is offering free flu vaccines on Tuesday, 
November 9, 2021 from 10am to 12pm. The flu 
vaccine will be administered at the Arcadia Community 
Center, located at 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia 
91007. Appointments are required as there are 
limited number of vaccines. To book an appointment 
call Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130. 

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