Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 5, 2022

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For the period of Sunday, January 23rd through Saturday, January 29th, the 
Police Department responded to 857 calls for service, of which 132 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, January 23:

1. At 10:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 2200 block of Lee Avenue 
regarding a fraud report. The victim stated his Instagram account was 
hacked and his account was held for ransom. The victim paid the suspect,
but the unidentified suspect refused to give the victim access to his account. 
The victim does not know how the suspect accessed his account or any information 
about the identity of the suspect.
2. At 11:14 p.m., an officer responded to the Metro Plaza, located at 
201 North First Avenue, regarding a theft report. The officer discovered one 
homeless male stole personal items from another homeless subject. The suspect 
threw a traffic cone at the victim as he fled. The victim was uninjured 
and the suspect was gone by the time an officer arrived. 
Monday, January 24:

3. At 12:12 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block 
of Alta Street regarding a burglary report. Sometime between January 17th 
and January 24th, unknown suspect(s) kicked in the front door, ransacked 
the home, and fled with various electronics. 
4. At 4:11 p.m., an officer responded to Mo Mo Paradise, located at 56 
East Duarte Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspects shattered the front glass window and fled 
with a safe and laptops.
5. At 3:57 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Naomi Avenue 
and El Monte Street regarding a battery that had just occurred. A transient 
suspect asked the juvenile victim walking home from school if she had 
any change. When the victim ignored the suspect, the suspect then grabbed 
her backpack from behind and the victim then punched the suspect in the 
face. The suspect responded by kicking the victim in the leg. The suspect is 
described as a male, White or Hispanic, in his 30’s, with a medium build, 
and wearing gray clothing. The investigation is ongoing. 
6. At 5:42 p.m., an officer took a report of a grand theft that occurred 
at Albertson’s, located at 298 East Live Oak Avenue. The officer determined 
two suspects stole numerous bottles of wine and fled in a white Toyota van. 
The suspects are described as two Asian males. An investigation revealed a 
similar incident occurred in the cities of Glendora and Gardena. 
Tuesday, January 25:

7. At 7:45 a.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of West Huntington 
Drive regarding a theft from vehicle incident. During the previous 
evening, someone entered the victim’s unlocked Honda Civic and fled with 
the victim’s headphones. 
8. At 9:36 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of 
California Street regarding a battery investigation. The officer discovered an 
altercation occurred between a contractor and the owner resulting in the 
owner hitting the victim. The suspect is outstanding as of February 1st. 
Wednesday, January 26:

9. At 11:49 a.m., an officer responded to a parking structure near 125 
North First Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary that had just occurred. The 
officer located a subject matching the suspect’s description and attempted to 
apprehend him. The suspect then ignored the officer and resisted the officer’s 
attempt to arrest him. During a search of the arrestee, the officer located 
drug paraphernalia. The suspect, a 32-year-old male transient from Phoenix, 
AZ was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. At 8:37 p.m., an officer responded to CVS Pharmacy, located at 188 
Las Tunas Drive, regarding a grand theft incident. An investigation revealed 
the victim met up with the suspect to sell some sports cards and the suspect 
ended up running away with the cards before paying for them. The suspect 
is described as an Asian male, approximately 17-years-old, wearing a gray 
sweater, black sweat pants, white shoes, and a mask. The investigation is 
11. At 10:46 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of 125 North 
First Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime between 10:00 
p.m. and 10:46 p.m. on January 26th, an unknown suspect smashed the victim’s 
car window and stole her wallet. 
Thursday, January 27:

12. At 2:08 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret, located at 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. The officer determined four 
suspects worked in concert to steal numerous pieces of merchandise. Theyfled in a newer white BMW sedan and a black mid-2000’s sedan. The suspects 
are described as a four Black females. The investigation is ongoing. 
Friday, January 28:

13. At 4:15 p.m., an officer responded to Abercrombie & Fitch, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a robbery report. An investigation 
revealed the male suspect had been apprehended by mall security after 
stealing multiple bottles of fragrances. While security was trying to identify 
the suspect, he pushed the security officer and fled. The suspect, a 41-yearold 
male from Conyers, GA, is outstanding as of the date of this report. 
Saturday, January 29:

14. At 4:37 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of West Norman 
Avenue regarding the activation of a GPS tracking device. Arcadia Police 
Department’s Detective Bureau utilizes tracking devices to combat package 
thefts throughout the city. The stolen package and tracker were in the possession 
of a 41-year-old female from La Puente and a 27-year-old female 
from Baldwin Park. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the 
Pasadena City Jail for booking. 


FEBRUARY 7, 2022 & FEBRUARY 14, 2022 

The City of Arcadia in collaboration with Chinatown Service Center will be providing free COVID -19 Vaccinations and 
Booster Shots on Monday, February 7, 2022 and on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm. The free clinic will be 
held at the Arcadia Community Center, located at 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia 91007. Sign up for your appointment at my- Walk-ins without an appointment will not be accepted. 
Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines will be available for adults 18 years and older. Pfizer vaccines are available for 
anyone ages 5 years and older. Adults and children must bring proof of identity and vaccination record card if it is for a 
second shot or booster. For more information, call Chinatown Service Center at 213.808.1792 or the Arcadia Recreation 
Office at 626.574.5113. 



2021 did not provide many opportunities to donate blood, which has left many local hospitals with an extremely low supply. 
The Red Cross has advised that the ongoing blood crisis is the worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk 
to patient care. That being said, the Monrovia Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a blood drive, on February 10, at the 
Community Services Center (119 W. Palm), from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
To schedule your appointment please go to and enter sponsor code “MONROVIA” or call 1-800-REDCROSS. 
Those who donate will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
Remember that the need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. 
Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Your 
single donation can help save up to three lives! 



Every ten years, cities with by-district election systems, like Duarte, must use new census data to review, and if needed, redraw 
district lines to reflect population shifts. This process, called “redistricting,” ensures all districts have nearly equal populations, 
and therefore, representation in local elections. 

Public input is an important aspect of the process, with residents being encouraged to participate in a series of public hearingsduring which they can share their thoughts on how Council district boundaries should be drawn. 

Duarte’s third public hearing on Tuesday, February 8, will focus on reviewing draft maps submitted by residents, gathering 
community feedback, identifying focus maps, and receiving feedback from the City Council on how they would like to revise 
the maps. If Duarte’s City Council does not present revisions at this hearing, it may select a map and conduct a first reading 
of an ordinance adopting it with the second reading and map adoption taking place at the fourth public hearing on Tuesday,
March 8. 

Should the Duarte City Council make amendments to the preferred map, the first reading of the ordinance adopting the Council’s 
new district map will take place at the City’s fourth redistricting public hearing on Tuesday, March 8 with the final mapadoption occurring at a fifth public hearing. 

Residents can submit their own map by using the paper and digital mapping tools available on the City’s redistricting website, All draft maps should be submitted to by Thursday, January 27, for consideration 
at the February 8 public hearing. 

Learn more about the City’s redistricting process, how to submit public comments, and how to draw a map by visiting Duarte's 
redistricting website: 

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