Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 27, 2021

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For the period of Sunday, November 14th through Saturday, November 20th, 
the Police Department responded to 944 calls for service, of which 109 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, November 14:

1. At 3:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of West Huntington 
Drive regarding a traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, theofficer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his body. A breathtest revealed the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%. 
The 38-year-old male from Whittier was arrested and transported to theArcadia City Jail for booking.
2. At 3:55 p.m., an officer responded to 99 Ranch Market, located at1300 South Golden West Avenue, regarding a grand theft from person report. 
The victim stated he was approached by three suspects who attempted 
to give him $100 bill and jewelry claiming they were gifts for Ramadan.
When the victim declined their advances and returned to his car, one of the 
suspects opened the car door, forcefully applied the jewelry to the victimand ended up stealing the victim’s Rolex watch from his wrist. Suspect 1,
the driver, is described as an east Indian male, approximately 35-yearsold, 
about 180 pounds, with dark hair and eyes. Suspect 2 is described as 
a 30-year-old east Indian female. Suspect 3 is described as an east Indian 
female around the age of 19. 
Monday, November 15:

3. At 12:26 p.m., an officer responded to Kingston Realty, locatedat 20 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a fraud report. An investigationrevealed an unidentified suspect cashed four fraudulently issued checksresulting in a total loss of more than $16,000.00. It is unknown how thesuspect obtained the business’s routing and account information.
4. At 9:15 p.m., an officer responded to Ralphs, located at 211 EastFoothill Boulevard, regarding a trespassing report. A local transient failedto leave the store after being asked to leave. Ralphs personnel stated theyhad asked the suspect to leave on multiple prior occasions. A 39-year-oldmale transient from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaCity Jail for booking. A records check also revealed he had an outstandingmisdemeanor warrant. 
Tuesday, November 16:

5. At 7:52 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Community Center,
located at 375 Campus Drive, regarding a subject in possession of stolenproperty. An investigation revealed the suspect was seen walking aroundnear the Community Center with a speaker that was later discovered to 
be stolen from Arcadia Methodist Hospital. A records check revealed the45-year-old male from Covina had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
6. At 8:38 a.m., an officer responded to State Farm, located at 111 East 
Huntington Drive, regarding a theft of a cell phone. The officer discoveredthat while an employee was away from the front desk, an unknown suspectwalked into the business and stole the employee’s cell phone. The suspect is 
described as a Black male in his 30’s, wearing casual business attire.
7. At 9:26 a.m., an officer responded to the 2600 block of South Second 
Avenue regarding a suspicious person yelling. The officer located thesubject and, during a consensual search, discovered the man was in possession 
of a pipe to smoke methamphetamine. The 33-year-old male transientwas arrested and issued a citation. 
Wednesday, November 17:

8. At 12:46 a.m., an officer responded to Westfield Santa Anita parking 
lot, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vehicle burglaryreport. Sometime after November 16th at 7:45 p.m., someone smashed thedriver’s window of the vehicle. The loss is unknown at this time. 
9. At 8:56 a.m., an officer responded to Kee Wah Bakery, located at1010 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft from vehicle report. Between 
Monday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 17th, someone 
stole the catalytic converter from the company’s delivery truck.
Thursday, November 18:
10. At 7:39 a.m., an officer responded to World Bookstore, located at1234 Golden West Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation 
revealed an unidentified male suspect smashed the front glassdoor and stole a large number of lottery tickets. The suspect was seen wearing 
a blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and white shoes.
11. At 11:20 a.m., an officer responded to the 2300 block of SouthBaldwin Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim stated heparked his vehicle in front of the location, with the engine running, forapproximately 20 minutes. When he returned, he discovered it had beenstolen. 
Friday, November 19:

12. At 2:28 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of HighlandOaks Drive regarding a suspiciously parked vehicle. Upon contactingthe driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from hisbreath. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the driver had ablood alcohol content of 0.250%. The 44-year-old male from Studio Citywas arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
13. At 9:56 a.m., an officer responded to Grocery Outlet, located at140 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary investigation.
Surveillance footage revealed two male suspects attempted to cut a lock toan area storing wooden pallets. They failed to enter the storage area andreturned to their older model, flat bed green Ford truck and fled empty-
handed. The investigation is ongoing.
14. At 2:00 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 blockof Orlando Drive regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealedsomeone smashed the rear sliding glass door and ransacked the home. Thevictim discovered an undisclosed amount of cash had been stolen. 

Crime Blotter for the Week of November 14 - No-vember 20, 2021The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of November 14,2021 - November 20, 2021. 

November 14, 2021Grand Theft: 
1470 Mountain Avenue (Best Buy). While reviewing store surveillance 
video, the location observed 3 male Hispanic adults enter the location on 
11/14/21 at 7:36 pm and proceed to the cellphone display case. As two of 
the suspects provided concealment and acted as lookouts, the third suspect 
cut the security cables of two “Iphone” 13’s and placed them into the pockets 
of the suspects providing concealment. The three suspects exited the 
store without making an attempt at purchasing the stolen phones. Suspects 
entered a white convertible Mercedes E class with a black soft top and fled 
the location. Suspect one was described as a male Hispanic adult wearing 
a white “Puma” windbreaker, black shorts, black satchel purse and white 
shoes. Suspect two was described as a male Hispanic adult wearing a black 
short sleeved shirt, light colored shorts, and black shoes. Suspect three was 
described as a male Hispanic adult wearing a dark colored jacket and blue 
jeans. Surveillance video availa-ble. Loss was approximately $2,100. 

Holiday Safety tipsTraveling for the Holidays? Be PreparedWhile many will choose to stay home this year, if you do travel, be sure 
your vehicle is in good running condition, get plenty of rest and be prepared 
for any emergency. Traveling by car during the holidays has the 
highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation based on fatalities 
per passenger mile. 


• Get a good night’s sleep before departing and avoid drowsydriving. 
• Leave early, planning ahead for heavy traffic. 
• Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled upno matter how long or short the distance traveled. 
• Put that cell phone away; many distractions occur whiledriving, but cell phones are the main culprit. 
• Practice defensive driving. 
• Designate a sober driver to make it home safely after a holiday party; alcohol and drugs (prescription and illegal) cancause impairment. 

Do you, or someone you know need financial assistance to stay afloat? Now, more than ever, many are struggling to 
pay bills and stay in their homes. 

The City of Arcadia received a grant for Prevention and Diversion, to help individuals stay in their homes to help 
them from becoming homeless. The City of Arcadia is partnering with Union Station Homeless Services to initiate 
and facilitate problem solving conversations with clients in order to identify actions needed to ensure they remain 
in housing or move them quickly into housing. 

Union Station will determine the client’s eligibility for the program. This program is targeted towards individuals 
at-risk of becoming homeless or those who are recently homeless. Potential outcomes based on problem solving 
conversations would include resolving conflicts with roommates, providing short-term rental assistance to prevent 
eviction, and helping a client reunite with family members. This grant can also pay for electric and other bills, credit 
checks, or housing application fees in order to prevent homelessness. 

This program is only available for Arcadia residents. For more information, please contact Erik Deurmeier at Union 
Station Homeless Services at 626.734.3971, or Sara Somogyi, at the City of Arcadia 
at 626.821.4369 or 


Advent Market and Yard Sale at St. Luke Episcopal Church Monrovia on Saturday, December 4 

A wide range of items including furniture, clothing and holiday goods will be of-fered at the Advent Market and 
Yard Sale at Saint Luke Episcopal Church on Sat-urday, December 4. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 

p.m. on the St. Luke grounds, 122 South California Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. Proceeds will support 
the church’s ministry and outreach programs. 

Arcadia Senior Services in partnership with Methodist Hospital is offering free flu vaccines on Thursday, December 
2, 2021 from 9:30am to 11:30am. The flu vaccine being offered to individuals age 50 and over. 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. 


Our street maintenance department has begun painting roadway markings along the City 
stretch of the historic U.S. Route 66! Staff began their work on Fifth Avenue and will work 
their way west to Mountain Avenue over the next couple of days. 

The route was established November of 1926 as the first all-weather highway linking Chicago 
to Los Angeles! Unlike other highways, Route 66 was the shortest highway that reduced the 
distance between the Midwest and the Pacific Coast. Many of our Foothill cities are part of 
the historical route including our very own Monrovia! 

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