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

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For the period of Sunday, February 20th through 
Saturday, February 26th, the Police Department 
responded to 823 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, February 20:

1. At 10:00 a.m., an officer responded to AvisCar Rental, located at 112 North First Avenue, regarding 
a vehicle burglary that had just happened.
While the manager was standing nearby, an unidentified 
suspect smashed one of the windows. The suspect 
fled emptyhanded on a bike and is described asa Hispanic male.
2. At 1:13 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia 
210 Self Storage, located at 324 North SecondAvenue, regarding a grand theft from one of theunits. Surveillance footage and the security systemindicated the crime occurred on February 13th. Theofficer discovered the owner of a neighboring unitmay be involved in the crime. 
Monday, February 21:

3. At 11:08 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1100 block of Encino Avenue regardinga package theft incident. The victim discovered herpackage was stolen from her porch on February 8th.
4. At 5:28 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter regarding amail theft report. Surveillance footage captured thesuspect, a heavy-set female, exit her RV, and stealthe victim’s mail from his mailbox. The crime happened 
at 4:30 p.m. on February 17th in the 2300block of South Fourth Avenue. 
Tuesday, February 22:

5. At 12:32 a.m., an officer responded to the1200 block of Lovell Avenue regarding the activation 
of an Arcadia Police Department tracking device. 
In an effort to combat package thefts throughout 
the city, the police department deploys trackingdevices. Officers located a 28-year-old male fromTemple City and a 26-year-old male from Pasadenain possession of the stolen property. Both suspectswere arrested and transported to the Pasadena CityJail for booking.
6. At 5:06 p.m., officers responded to 7-Eleven,
located at 102 East Huntington Drive, regarding atrespassing incident. The suspect had been advisedof trespassing numerous times for causing a disturbance 
and panhandling. The 39-year-old male transient 
was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaCity Jail for booking. 
Wednesday, February 23:

7. At 12:47 a.m., an officer responded to thearea of 00 West Naomi Avenue regarding an attempted 
vehicle burglary. The victim encounteredthe suspect attempting to break into his vehicle. The 
suspect damaged the door lock to the vehicle butwas scared off and fled emptyhanded. The suspectfled in a gray sedan. 

8. At 10:37 p.m., an officer responded to aresidence in the 300 block of West LeRoy Avenueregarding an alarm activation. The investigationrevealed unknown suspect(s) entered the home bysmashing a second story window, they ransackedthe closet, and fled with an undetermined amount 
of property. The incident occurred sometime between 
4:00 p.m. and 9:57 p.m. on February 23rd. 
Thursday, February 24:

9. At 7:15 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 800 block of South First Avenue regarding 
a burglary report. A gardener discoveredsomeone had pried open a door to the main residence 
and had broken a lock to a garage shed. Theresidence appeared to be vacant. The burglary occurred 
between February 17th and 24th. The loss isunknown at the time of this report.
10. At 1:22 p.m., an officer responded to the 900block of Victoria Drive regarding a theft from vehicle 
incident. Sometime between January 5th andJanuary 14th, someone stole the victim’s parking 
permit sticker from her rear window. 
Friday, February 25:

11. At 12:31 p.m., an officer responded to TeaMaru, located at 57 Wheeler Avenue, regarding aburglary investigation. The victim stated the suspect 
entered the business during business hours andstole a digital cash register. The suspect returnedapproximately 10 minutes later to steal ice cream 
and two tablets. The officer reviewed the surveillance 
footage and identified the suspect from previous 
contacts. During an area check, the suspect,
a 36-year-old male transient was located, arrested,
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
12. At 3:03 p.m., an officer responded to theparking lot near JCPenney, located at 400 SouthBaldwin Avenue, regrading a vandalism report. Thevictim discovered someone had opened the hood toher vehicle and cut her battery cable. There were no 
other signs of damage to the vehicle.
13. At 5:20 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s,
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding apetty theft report. The officer discovered the suspectattempted to steal approximately $150.00 worth ofmerchandise before being confronted by a loss prevention 
employee. The suspect, a 55-year-old male 
from Pasadena, was arrested and issued a citation.
14. At 6:52 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection 
of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue 
regarding a traffic collision between multiplevehicles, including one that had fled. One of the occupants 
sustained an injury to her neck. Witnessesreported the seeing the vehicle park near the Angeles 
National Forest Headquarters. Upon contacting 
the driver of the hit & run vehicle, the officer 
detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting fromhis breath. The suspect, a 20-year-old male fromWest Covina was arrested for DUI Alcohol: Causing 
Bodily Injury, and Hit and Run Resulting in anInjury. He was transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

At their meeting on March 1, the Monrovia City Council proclaimed the 
month of March 2022 as Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness 
Month. If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health illness, 
there are services and resources available 24/7. To learn more, please visit the 
City's Support Services and Resources webpage. 

Mental Health and Wellness Book Kits 
The Monrovia Public Library now offers eight Mental Health and Wellness 
Book Kits on a variety of topics, including: anxiety, depression, grief, mindfulness 
and stress relief; substance abuse; postpartum depression; PTSD, and; 
mental health and wellness. The kits were provided by the California State 
Library’s Mental Health Initiative and contain books on each topic plus resource 
sheets for further information. Checkout is for six weeks and kits can 
be placed on hold for pickup—just search mental health kit in the library’s 
catalog or for more information contact the library at (626) 256-8274. 

The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the 
week of February 20, 2022 - February 26, 2022. 

February 20, 2022Burglary (Residence):
1600 block of Duncannon Avenue. On 02/19/22 between 
11:00 pm and 11:30 pm suspect(s) unknown entered 
the victim’s residence by cutting open her window 
screen and entering through the window. Once inside, 
suspect(s) stole the victim’s engagement rings. Prior to 
arriving home, the victim observed her ex-boyfriend, 
whom she was assaulted by the day prior driving awayfrom the location. Loss was approximately $6,700. 

February 21, 2022Burglary (Commercial):
2046 Central Avenue. Between 02/18/22 6:00 pm and 
02/21/22 8:00 am suspect(s) unknown pried open the 
front door to the location. Suspect(s) ransacked the 
business and stole a 2004 white Chevy Express van LIC 
7Z98805. No surveillance video available. 

February 22, 2022No significant activity.
February 23, 2022No significant activity. 
February 24, 2022Attempt Grand Theft:
1100 Block of Calle Malaga. On 02/24/22 two unknown 
males, suspect 1 driving a red Dodge Charger and suspect 
2, driving a gray four door sedan were observed on 
video surveillance attempting to steal the catalytic converter 
from the victims black Toyota Prius. Suspects fled 
the location when the neighbor came outside and shouted 
at the suspects. Video surveillance available. 

February 25, 2022Burglary (Commercial): 

1801 Flower Avenue (Kelter Electric Co). Between 
02/24/22 1:50 pm and 02/25/22 4:55 am suspect(s) unknown 
entered the location through a loading dock roll 
up door. Suspect(s) stole a roll of copper wire and a box 
of power tools. Loss was approximately $12,000. No surveillance 
video available. 
Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence):
1846 Huntington Drive (Route 66 Roadhouse). On 
02/25/22 at 11:04 pm the victim and his girlfriend were 
at the location discussing relationship issues while 
drinking a good amount of alcohol. The suspect showed 
up who is the ex-boyfriend and began to argue with the 
victim. They all exited the location where the victim and 
suspect began to fight. The victim fell to the ground, 
where the suspect continued to assault the victim and 
began to kick him in the head. The suspect and the girlfriend 
fled the location in the suspect’s vehicle. Video 
surveillance available. 

February 26, 2022No significant activity.

Vehicle Security:
An unlocked car is an open invitation to a car thief.
Lock up when you leave your car, and take the keys with 
Lock the trunk or tailgate.
Close all windows — professional thieves have tools that 
unlock cars through the smallest openings.
When you park the car, remove cellular phones and other 
valuable possessions. Do not leave anything lying on 
the seat. 
Lock all valuables in your trunk or take them with you.
Lock your car even if you are making a quick stop at the 
gas station, convenience store, or mini-mall. 

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