Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 19, 2022ARCADIA/MONROVIA-DUARTEARCADIA/MONROVIA-DUARTE 7 Mountain View News Saturday, February 19, 2022ARCADIA/MONROVIA-DUARTEARCADIA/MONROVIA-DUARTE 7 

For the period of Sunday, February 6th through Saturday, February 12th, the 
Police Department responded to 919 calls for service, of which 110 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the major 
incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, February 6:

1. At 9:42 a.m., an officer contacted a subject in the area of Foothill Boulevard 
and First Avenue. During the consensual encounter, the suspect admitted 
to being in possession of methamphetamine and a smoking pipe. The45-yer-old male from Glendora was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaCity Jail for booking.
2. At 12:08 p.m., an officer responded to Grocery Outlet, located at 165 
East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a fight in progress. An investigation revealed 
two male subjects were arguing when one of the men hit the other with 
a wooden stick. The fight was mutual and neither party was arrested, however, 
the investigation is ongoing. 
Monday, February 7:

3. At 12:47 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2500 block ofPaxson Avenue regarding a mail theft report. The victim stated she witnessedthe suspect steal her mail from her mailbox and flee in a dark blue, two-doorHonda. The suspect is described as a Hispanic female in her 30s or 40s, wearing 
a blue floral shirt with dark hair in a bun. The investigation is ongoing.
4. At 3:18 p.m., an officer responded to 125 North First Avenue regarding 
an assault investigation. The officer discovered the elderly victim waspushed to the ground, for no apparent reason, by the unidentified suspect.
The suspect then boarded the westbound train. He is described as a Hispanicmale with dark hair, approximately 5’8” tall, with a larger build and wearingdark-colored clothing. The investigation is ongoing. 
Tuesday, February 8:

5. At 4:51 a.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of North SantaAnita Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime during the previous 
night, an unknown suspect smashed the victim’s rear window and stoleher purse containing credit and debit cards. The suspect then used the stolenbank cards to make fraudulent purchases. The investigation is ongoing.
6. At 9:59 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of Lucille 
Street regarding an extortion report. The victim stated he received flirtymessages on Instagram from the suspect’s account. After messaging each other, 
the victim sent elicit photos of himself to the suspect. The suspect ultimately 
forwarded the victim’s elicit photos to his sister when the victim refused topay a $300 ransom. The identity of the suspect has not been determined. 
Wednesday, February 9:

7. At 6:16 a.m., an officer responded to Coldwell Banker, located at 660West Huntington Drive, regarding a suspicious subject in the area. Upon contacting 
the subject, the officer discovered she was in possession of a stolenpackage, stolen mail, and had two outstanding warrants. The 30-year-old female 
from Santa Ana was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking.
8. At 7:32 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block ofCalifornia Street regarding a residential burglary. An investigation revealedan unknown suspect broke open a lock box, used the keys to enter the home,
and used the shower. No other loss was reported. 
Thursday, February 10:

9. At 12:55 p.m., an officer took a grand theft report that occurred atFriar Tux, located at 1000 South Baldwin Avenue. The officer discovered anemployee had conducted fraudulent returns amounting to a loss of $22,000.
The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect is outstanding as of the publication 
of this report.
10. At 10:41 p.m., an officer responded to Luxy Karaoke, located at 400South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a report of a threat. The victim stated amale suspect entered several rooms and harassed customers. After beingasked to leave by the victim, the suspect threatened to shoot her. The suspectis described as an Asian male, approximately 50 to 55-years-old, around 5’7”
tall, 130 pounds, and wearing a green military-style jacket with black pantsand black shoes. 
Friday, February 11:

11. At 1:53 a.m., an officer responded to Knockouts Topless Sports Bar,
located at 1580 Clark Street, regarding a battery report. An investigationrevealed two employees engaged in a mutual fight resulting in one of thewomen sustaining minor injuries to her face. Arcadia Fire transported the female 
to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for an assessment. The incident is underinvestigation.
12. At 2:10 p.m., an officer responded to Grocery Outlet, located at 140East Live Oak Avenue, regarding an aggravated assault report. Surveillance 
footage revealed the suspect concealed various items in her purse before exiting 
the store, failing to pay for the items. However, when the store ownerconfronted her, she entered her vehicle and attempted to hit him while driving 
away. The suspect, an Asian female between the ages of 40 and 45, fled ina white sedan. The investigation is pending a review of the footage. 
Saturday, February 12:

13. At 6:47 a.m., an officer responded to Cherub Technology, located at 
11940 Goldring Avenue, regarding an alarm activation. The officer determined 
unknown suspect(s) pried open the front door and burglarized thebusiness. The loss is unknown. 
14. At 7:44 p.m., an officer responded to Meizhong Dongpo, a restaurantlocated at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. The suspect, a41-year-old male from Santa Monica, consumed almost $80.00 worth of foodand drinks before leaving and failing to pay. The suspect was arrested and issued 
a citation. 

Crime Blotter for the Week of February 6 - February 12, 2022 The following is a synopsis 
of crimes reported for the week of February 06, 2022 - February 12, 2022. 

February 06, 2022 •Grand Theft Auto: 1600 Block of Eastford Avenue. An unknown 
male suspect stole the victim’s gray 2017 Chevy Colorado van. Vehicle outstanding. 
On 02/06/22 4:35 am video survielance shows an unknown male enter the victim’s 
other vehicle, where he retrieves the keys to the above vehicle and takes it without 
owners’ consent. 

February 07, 2022 •Burglary (Vehicle): 1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). On02/07/22 between 1:50 pm and 5:30 pm suspect(s) unknown entered the victims 
locked vehicle a 1996 white Acura Integra and stole the victim’s detachable “Momo” 
steering wheel. No signs of forced entry. Loss was approximately $300. No surveillance 
video available. 

February 08, 2022 •Grand Theft: 2100 Block of Citrusview Avenue. Between 
02/07/22 4:00 pm and 02/08/22 7:30 am suspect(s) unknown stole the Catalytic Converter 
to the victims 2006 silver Honda Accord. Loss was approximately $1,500. No 
surveillance video available. 

February 09, 2022 •Aggravated Assault: 1301 Buena Vista Street (Duarte Library).
On 02/09/22 at 12:00 am the victim, whom is a known transient was at the location 
with the suspect, also a known transient. The suspect without reason assaulted the 
victim by strangling her and then pushed her up against a utility box. The victim’s son 
who is also a transient shouted for the suspect to stop at which point he did. The victim 
was taken to the hospital by her son, where deputies made contact. Suspect later arrested 
on 02/11/22 for additional crimes. 

•Burglary (Residential): 1800 block of Buena Vista Street. Between 02/05/22 4:30 pm 
and 02/09/22 12:00 pm suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s residence and stolethe victims 9mm “Glock” handgun he had secured in his closet. No signs of forcedentry and location was not ransacked. Loss was approximately $900. No surveillancevideo available. 
February 10, 2022 •Grand Theft Auto (Attempt):
1400 Block of Bloomdale Street. Between 02/09/22 7:30 pm and 02/10/22 11:00 am 
suspect(s) unknown forced entry into the victims white 2013 Kia Optima and punched 
the ignition and attempted to take the vehicle. No surveillance video available. 

February 11, 2022 • Aggravated Assault:
1122 Huntington Drive (McDonalds). On 02/11/22 11:00 am a male black adult 6’03’,
200lbs, whom is a known transient jumped on the hood of a vehicle and continued to 
walk across the car damaging the hood and windshield. The suspect ran into “McDonalds”, 
where he picked up a plastic safety cone and threw it at an employee striking the 
electronic television menu damaging it in the process. The suspect proceeded to run 
out of the McDonalds and across the street towards Starbucks, where he jumped on 
the hood of another vehicle damaging the hood. The suspect proceeded to jump on 
top of the dumpster area of Starbucks where a prolonged standoff occurred. After a 
lengthy negotiation with the suspect, he came down without further incident where 
he was arrested. Suspect was additionally charged with the Aggravated Assault from 

•Petty Theft: 2000 Block of Buena Vista Street. Suspect unknown was observed onvideo surveillance on 02/11/22 2:52 am taking the victims bike and scooter from thebackyard of the location. Loss was approximately $300.
•Burglary (Vehicle):
2200 Block of Huntington Drive. Between 02/10/22 6:00 pm and 02/12/22 11:30 amsuspect(s) unknown entered the victims locked vehicle a 2013 gray Kia Soul and stolemiscellaneous items. Driver side door lock damaged. Loss was approximately $1,000.
No surveillance video available. 


February 17, 2022 – The Arcadia City Council is seeking public input on draft maps for the redistricting of CityCouncil districts. The next public hearing to review draft maps is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 7:30 

p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 240 W. Huntington Drive. Please note that the City Council meeting 
begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. 
For more information regarding the City’s redistricting process, please visit the City’s redistricting 
page on the website at 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 


The California Park & Recreation Society has awarded the City of Monrovia with the 2021 Creating Community 
Award of Excellence for the Youth Employment Services (YES) Program. Since its inception in 2007, this 
eight-week summer internship program is aimed at providing meaningful experiences for the youth while also 
investing in tomorrow’s workforce. 

To prepare the youth for the rigors of a modern business environment, interns are provided with unique, but relevant 
work experience. Through the City of Monrovia’s partnership with the Monrovia Unified School District, 
Monrovia Chamber of Commerce, Oak Crest Institute of Science, the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills and 
Centre Stage, interns receive the benefits of real-world work experience in administrative offices, a science and 
technology lab, afterschool club for youth and a performing arts studio. 

The YES Program is set apart from the typical summer internship because it connects participants with caring 
mentors to support their transition into adulthood. These important relationships serve as a safety net for teens 
who may be struggling to find their way, or feeling overwhelmed with academic challenges and pressure for college 

In an effort to diminish the achievement gap, the program provides interns with access to relevant training topics 
that includes computer skills, public speaking, interview skills, resume development, customer service expectations 
and personal financial responsibility. The exposure to workforce development opportunities, coupled with 
real-life skills, increases the likelihood of post-secondary education. 

The YES Program not only serves just the youth, but the community has seen substantial benefits over the past 13 
years. Over 200 interns have graduated from the YES Program with many returning to become recreation leaders 
with the City of Monrovia, college interns with community organizations or as mentors to others in the program. 
Overall, the YES Program provides youth with vision for a better personal future and discovery of new pathwaysfor academic and professional success. 


Duarte Kiwanis member, Reyna Diaz made a recent trip to Tijuana to bringfood and clothes to some of the children there. The children were thrilled with 
the new shirts. Each Saturday, these children now receive a hot breakfast from 
the supplies Reyna has brought. 

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners 
dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Reyna 
and all of the Duarte Kiwanis Club are proud to share in that vision through 

If you are interested in joining the Duarte Kiwanis or presenting at a future 
meeting, please contact Tina Carey at The club is currently 
meeting virtually through Zoom. 

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