Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 22, 2022

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For the period of Sunday, January 9th throughSaturday, January 15th, the Police Department responded 
to 907 calls for service, of which 86 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, January 9:

1. At 6:29 a.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department regarding a report of 
an attempted stolen vehicle from the police department 
parking lot. Surveillance footage revealed 
two suspects defeated the locked door handle and 
tampered with the ignition in an attempt to steal 
the vehicle. The suspects were ultimately unsuccessful. 
The investigation is ongoing. 
2. At 7:50 a.m., an officer responded to the 
500 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a 
vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealed 
unidentified suspect(s) damaged the door’s lock 
of the vehicle to gain entry, and once inside, stole 
a Metrolink jumpsuit, miscellaneous protective 
equipment, and tampered with the ignition. The 
crime happened sometime between January 7th 
and January 9th. 
Monday, January 10:

3. At 7:18 a.m., an officer responded to Orient 
Retreat Spa, located at 1107 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. 
Surveillance footage revealed two unknown suspects 
smashed the front glass door, ransacked the 
front counter, but fled empty-handed. The investigation 
is pending a review of the surveillance 
4. At 4:34 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 1300 block of Oak Meadow Road 
regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered 
numerous fraudulent transactions from his bank 
account resulting in the loss of nearly $6,500.00.
The victim does not know how the suspect obtained 
his personal information or the suspect’s 
Tuesday, January 11:

5. At 2:10 a.m., an officer responded to the 
Residence Inn, located at 321 East Huntington 
Drive, regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed the victims left their luggage in their 
room and when they returned, the luggage had 
been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry to 
the hotel room. 
6. At 6:53 p.m., an officer responded to Conserv 
Fuel, located at 701 West Huntington Drive, 
regarding a grand theft report. The victim stated 
she left her purse in her unlocked vehicle while she 
went into the store of the gas station. When she 
returned, she discovered someone had stolen her 
purse. The investigation is pending a review of the 
available surveillance footage. 
Wednesday, January 12:

7. At 3:43 a.m., an officer responded to Chloe 
Lux, located at 733 Naomi Avenue, regarding an 
audible alarm activation. Surveillance footage 
captured two suspects entering the business and 
stealing various articles of clothing before fleeing. 
The officer discovered they entered the business by 
prying open the front door. The first suspect is described 
as a male wearing a light-colored hooded 
sweatshirt, light colored pants, a black mask, and 
black gloves. The second suspect is described as a 
male wearing a “Modelo” branded hooded sweatshirt, 
with light colored pants, light colored gloves, 
and a headlight. The suspects also opened the electrical 
control panel. The investigation is ongoing. 

8. At 8:15 a.m., an officer took a battery and 
grand theft report that occurred in the 1100 block 
of West Duarte Road. The pregnant victim stated 
an argument between her, and her boyfriend resulted 
in the boyfriend pushing her in the stomach. 
The boyfriend then stole a large sum of money 
and fled before officers arrived. The 22-year-old 
male from Arcadia is outstanding as of the date of 
this report. 
Thursday, January 13:

9. At 1:50 p.m., an officer responded to the H 
Mart parking lot, located at 1150 West Huntington 
Drive, regarding a grand theft report. An investigation 
revealed the victim suddenly encountered the 
suspect who stole his phone and wallet from the 
victim’s hands. The suspect then ran to an awaiting 
white Honda Accord. The suspect is described as a 
Black male, approximately 6’ tall with a thin build 
and seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark 
jeans, and a black face mask. 
10. At 7:13 p.m., an officer responded to the 
400 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a robbery 
and vandalism incident that just occurred. The officer 
determined the victim’s boyfriend forcefully 
stole the victim’s backpack and wallet after slashing 
her tires. The suspect was then located driving 
a stolen vehicle. The 23-year-old male from Montebello 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 
Friday, January 14:

11. At 7:47 a.m., an officer responded to Motel 
6, located at 225 Colorado Place, regarding a 
vehicle burglary report. Sometime between January 
13th at 4:00 p.m. and January 14th at 7:45 a.m., 
someone manipulated the door lock and attempted 
to steal the vehicle. The suspect was unsuccessful 
in stealing the car but fled with the victim’s sunglasses 
and headphones. 
12. At 10:13 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 400 block of California Street 
regarding a burglary report. The victim returned 
home and discovered the rear sliding glass door 
had been shattered, the home had been ransacked, 
and the jewelry had been stolen. The investigation 
is ongoing. 
Saturday, January 15:

13. At 10:25 a.m., an officer took a report for 
a vandalism that occurred at GNC, located at 815 
West Naomi Avenue. An investigation revealed 
unknown suspects smashed the front window of 
the business for no apparent reason. Surveillance 
cameras captured the suspect vehicle. It is described 
as a silver Toyota sedan. The investigation 
is pending a review of the footage.
14. At 7:12 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Westfield Santa Anita Mall, located at 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding a stolen vehicle report. 
Sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 
on January 15th, someone stole the victim’s 2004 
Chevrolet Silverado truck. 

The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of January 09, 2022 - January 15, 2022. 

January 09, 2022Grand theft vehicle: 
1200 Block of Highland Avenue. Between 01/08/22 10:00 pm and 01/09/22 10:30 am suspect(s) unknown 
stole the victims black 2009 Mercedes Benz C300. Vehicle recovered by Azusa PD with one in 
suspect in custody. 

January 10, 2022Petty Theft:
2705 Huntington Drive (7-Eleven). On 01/10/22 at 4:48 pm a male Hispanic 17-18 years old wearing a 
gray sweat-er and black pants stole 2 boxes of electronic cigarettes while a second customer distracted 
the employee. Both the suspect and the distracting customer ran out of the location and ran north on 
Las Lomas Road. Loss was approxi-mately $550. Video surveillance available. 

January 11, 2022Burglary (Vehicle):
1440 Huntington Drive (Bank of America). On 01/11/22 between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm suspect(s) 
unknown shat-tered the front driver side window to the victim’s 2006 Honda Civic that was parked in 
the parking lot. Suspect(s) unknown stole an envelope from the center console containing $10,000 in 
US currency the victim had withdrawn from another bank earlier in the day. Possible video surveillance 
from Bank of America. 

January 12, 2022Grand theft vehicle (attempt):
1042 Huntington Avenue (Duarte Public Safety). On 01/12/22 at 2:30 pm a male Hispanic adult was 
observed by Community Service Officer tampering with a Sheriff vehicle while it was parked in the 
rear parking lot. The Com-munity Service Officer alerted Deputies who were inside. The deputies detained 
the suspect who was later identi-fied as a documented Mongol gang member. Suspect arrested. 

January 13, 2022Petty Theft:
800 Block of Newington Street. Between 12/22/21 1:00 pm and 01/13/22 6:00 pm suspect(s) unknown 
stole the victim’s catalytic converter to his 2009 blue Honda CR-V that was parked in the street. Loss 
was approximately $600. No video surveillance. 

January 14, 2022Grand Theft: 
2000 Block of Broadland Avenue. Between 01/13/22 at 2:00 pm and 01/14/22 8:30 am suspect(s) 
unknown stole the victim’s catalytic converter to his 2000 silver Honda Accord that was parked in the 
street. Loss was approximate-ly $1,000. No video surveillance. 

January 15, 2022Grand Theft: 
1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). On 01/15/22 at 1:16 pm a male black adult wearing a purple sweater 
and gray sweatpants stole an unattended electric shopping cart that was left in the parking lot. Loss 
prevention followed the suspect who boarded the westbound Metro Gold line located at Highland 
Avenue. Loss was approximately $1000. Video surveillance available. 


January 19, 2022 – The Arcadia City Council is seeking public input on draft maps for the 
redistricting of City Council districts. Every 10 years, the United States issues a census to 
count the City’s population. Upon the completion of the Census, the City Council District 
Map is realigned to reflect Arcadia’s current population and demographics. The next public 
hearing to review draft maps is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in 
the City Council Chambers located at 240 W. Huntington Drive. 

The draft maps will be available for public review at least 7 days prior to the scheduled 
public hearing on the City’s website at For more information 
regarding the City’s redistricting process, please visit the City’s redistricting page on the 

If you have any questions regarding the redistricting process or wish to submit comments 
prior to the public hearing about draft maps, please email us at 



Join us for the annual State of the City Address where our Mayor and City Council will come 
together to share some of the City’s accomplishments from the past year, and give you a first 
look at upcoming projects! 

In-Person attendees must be vaccinated and wear a mask. For those unvaccinated or who 
would like to watch from home, the event will also be livestreamed for your convenience. 
Please visit this webpage on the day of the event to watch the livestream. 

2022 State of the CityJanuary 24, 2022LOOK Dine-In Cinemas 
410 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 910167 p.m. 


The City of Monrovia’s Art in Public Places Program supports the 
creation of public art through a variety of pro-grams and projects. 
The utility box enhancement program, Art on the Box, extend the 
reach of public art into the community by sponsoring artists to 
improve the aesthetics of City owned utility cabinets into a canvas 
for art. 

The theme for the 2022 Art on the Box Program is CelebratingDiversity. Four utility boxes are available for painting. Submitted 
designs must reflect the Celebrating Diversity theme. Applications 
will be accepted through March 31, 2022. Each artist may submit 
up to two proposals. 

The program is open to artists of all ages. All entries must be an 
original design and artwork of the entrant must be suitable for 
viewing by all ages. For more information and to download the 
application, please visit 


Whither Monrovia's Mayoral Election 

Voting rights and access to the ballot box are under fire throughout the country, but it 
couldn’t happen here, right? Wrong. Monrovia’s mayor and city council want to remove 
our right to vote on the top job in our city’s government, the mayor. For forty years, Monrovians 
have had the right to choose their mayor, but the proposed Resolution No. 2022-07 
effectively takes away our right to vote on this important position in our city’s government. 

Why would they do this? Certainly, no one would ever have to run for Mayor again (and, 
perhaps, face some strong competition). With an annually rotating mayor, selected by and 
from among the city council members, the mayor’s office gains a revolving door, with no 
long-term accountability. 

The current mayor and city council would have us believe that there is some kind of conflict 
between the Mayor and the Council; that as a panel of equals, one is set above the others. 
But this is precisely the scenario that would arise by reverting to the 1950s method of allowing 
the Council to select the Mayor from amongst themselves. The current council seems to 
feel either that the voters are incapable of making this distinction, or incapable of selecting 
a mayor independent of the council. 

Only the voters can decide to revert to the rotating mayor system, since the office of the 
elected mayor was es-tablished by the voters. Why would we abandon our rights? Why 
should the office of mayor become a perpetual seat of privilege to someone who never has 
to run for that office? 

The real reason is clear in the text of the Ordinance that would result from passage of Resolution 
No. 2022-07: “an annual rotation process for the offices of Mayor and Mayor Pro 
Tempore could fairly provide each Coun-cilmember an opportunity to serve as Mayor.” 
This is a brash attempt to give every council member a “turn” as Mayor, ensuring that no 
member ever has to risk their seat in order to run for a higher office. This is not in the Community’s 
best interest; this is in the elected officials’ best interests. It degrades our citizens’ 
right to vote and freely elect their leaders. 

Sarah Farmer Earll 
Monrovia, CA 

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