Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 12, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 8


For the period of Sunday, February 27th through Saturday, March 5th, the 
Police Department responded to 871 calls for service, of which 93 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, February 27:

1. At 7:00 a.m., an officer responded to the area of 102 East Huntington 
Drive regarding a petty theft report. The officer determined the suspect stole 
approximately $100.00 worth of groceries before exiting the store, failing to payfor the items. The suspect was gone by the time the officer arrived.
2. At 9:03 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of Palo Alto Drive 
regarding a theft from a vehicle incident. Sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 8:30 
p.m. on Sunday, February 27th, someone stole the victim’s catalytic converter 
from her Honda Civic. 
Monday, February 28:

3. At 4:41 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of North Golden 
West Avenue regarding a theft from a vehicle incident. The witness reported 
seeing three suspects steal a catalytic converter. The description of the suspects 
is vague, but they fled in a dark colored Ford Mustang and a light colored SUV. 
The suspects were interrupted by the witness, and they fled emptyhanded.
4. At 2:27 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of 
West Le Roy Avenue regarding a fraud report. The victim was notified of three 
fraudulent purchases on his credit card. The victim does not know how the 
suspect obtained his personal information as he was still in possession of his 
credit card. 
Tuesday, March 1:

5. At 3:32 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of North Santa 
Anita Avenue and Live Oak Avenue regarding the notification of a stolen vehicle 
in the area. Officers located the vehicle, conducted an enforcement stop, 
and during an inventory search of the vehicle, the officer located a glass smoking 
pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. A 45-year-old female from Los 
Angeles was arrested for Driving a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Unlawful 
Paraphernalia and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Wednesday, March 2:

6. At 6:39 a.m., an officer responded to Phoenix Restaurant, located at 
1108 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary investigation. 
Surveillance footage captured the suspect, a lone male, shatter the front glass 
window and stole the cash register. The suspect is described as a male wearing 
a grey hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The investigation is pending a review 
of the footage. 
7. At 10:55 a.m., an officer responded to VJ’s Auto Service, located at 400 
North 1st Avenue, regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered someone 
etched the word “KABAM” into the front glass window of the business. 
The investigation is pending a review of any available surveillance footage.
8. At 2:57 p.m., an officer responded to Westfield Santa Anita Mall, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a robbery investigation. An investigation 
revealed the unidentified suspect sprayed the victim in the eyes with a 
liquid substance and stole her purse. 
Thursday, March 3:

9. At 9:38 a.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, located at 125 
North First Avenue, regarding a trespassing incident. Officers located the suspect 
and while detaining him, they discovered he was in possession of a glass 
smoking pipe. The 36-year-old local male transient was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. At 11:02 a.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of West Duarte 
Road regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer determined someone 
entered the construction site and stole $600.00 worth of wiring. The incident 
occurred sometime between February 25th and March 3rd. 
Friday, March 4:

11. At 7:01 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Beauty Spa, located at 
1013 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vandalism. The officer witnessed the 
suspect throwing rocks at the business’s windows resulting in them shattering. 
The suspect, a 32-year-old male from Wilmington, was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
12. At 8:23 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of 
Arcadia Avenue regarding a domestic dispute. The officer discovered a wife 
had assaulted her husband. The suspect, a 32-year-old female from Arcadia, 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Saturday, March 5:

13. At 7:56 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Genoa 
Street regarding a burglary report. The victim discovered someone entered 
his garage through a partially opened window, then ransacked the unlocked 
vehicles, and fled with a stolen handicapped placard. 
14. At 10:48 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of El Dorado Street 
regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime between 2:57 a.m. and 10:48 a.m. 
on March 5th, someone stole the victim’s Chevrolet S10 truck. 

The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of February 27,2022 - March 05, 2022. 

February 27, 2022

• Burglary (Vehicle):
751 Encanto Parkway (Encanto Park). On 02/27/22 between 1:15 pm and 3:27 
pm suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s vehicle a gray 2016 Acura MDX 
that was parked at the location while she went for a bike ride. Suspect(s) unknown 
stole her wallet containing cash and credit cards. Loss was approximately 
$1,000. No surveillance video.
• Petty Theft:
800 Block of Junipero Drive. Between 02/26/22 at 8:00 pm and 02/27/22 11:00 
am suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle a gray 2007 Toyota 
Tacoma and stole his company laptop. Loss was approximately $800. No 
surveillance video available. 
February 28, 2022

• Rape:
1533 Huntington Drive (Days Inn). On 02/28/22 at 4:00 am the victim was 
in an ongoing dating relationship with her supervisor. They travel from state 
to state due to business. They were sharing a room at the location when theybegan to argue over sex. The victim left the room to diffuse the situation. She 
returned to the room several hours later and fell asleep in the shared bed with 
the suspect. The victim was awoken to the suspect rolling her onto her back 
and forcing himself on her. The suspect began to sexually assault her. The victim 
attempted to resist but was unable to. The next morning, they had another 
argument, at which point the suspect stated to the victim she could no longer 
stay with him. The victim refused medical attention stating she had a flight to 
Nebraska she needed to catch. Suspect outstanding. 
March 01, 2022

• Burglary (Commercial):
1128 Huntington Drive (KFC). Between 02/28/22 10:00 pm and 03/01/22
8:30 am suspect(s) unknown shattered the side entrance door and entered 
the location. Once inside suspect(s) unknown pried open the office door and 
ransacked the business and stole money from a safe. Loss was approximately$3,800. Surveillance video not available at time of report. 
March 02, 2022

• Grand Theft Vehicle: 
1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). On 03/02/22 Between 11:00 am and 11:30 
am suspect(s) unknown stole the victims parked vehicle a blue 1995 ChevyS-10. No surveillance video available. Vehicle outstanding. 
March 03, 2022

• Grand Theft: 
1800 Block of Bradbury Avenue. Between 03/02/22 8:00 pm and 03/03/22 4:15 
am suspect(s) unknown stole the catalytic converter to the victims parked vehicle 
a blue 2003 Honda Accord. Loss was approximately $1,500. No surveillance 
video available. 
• Aggravated Assault:
1322 Huntington Drive (Grocery Outlet). On 03/03/22 at 8:20 pm the victim 
who is a transient, was in rear alley of the location, when he was contacted by 
another transient a male black adult in his 30’s known by the name “Derrick”. 
The suspect without notice began to assault the victim. The suspect struck the 
victim multiple times while holding a pocketknife in the open position. The 
victim sustained a laceration to his face and redness to his back. The victim 
refused medical transportation. Suspect outstanding. 


ARCADIA, Calif. ( -- A man was shot by a homeowner during an alleged burglary in Arcadia early Saturday 
Deputies from the Temple City station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department responded at about 1 

a.m. to the 5500 block of Tyler Avenue regarding reports of a burglary, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff 's 
Information Bureau. 
The suspect was shot twice and taken to a hospital in unknown condition, according to officials. His identity was 


 The Arcadia City Council is seeking public input on draft maps for the redistricting of City Council districts. The 
next public hearing to review draft maps is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 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. At this meeting, the City Council will consider adopting one of five potential maps that are currently under 
consideration. These maps under consideration will be posted on the City’s website at least seven days in advance 
of the public hearing.
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 

Monrovia, CA - The City of Monrovia is excited to announce the unveiling of the sixth Neighborhood Trea-
sure honoring Almera Romney. All are invited to attend the block party on Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m. – 1 
p.m., at Canyon Early Learning Center, 1000 S. Canyon Blvd. 

Almera Romney was a woman who believed her faith dictated that all children, regardless of their ethnicity, 
should be treated equally. Over her 17-year tenure at Huntington Elementary School as a teacher and then 
principal, she fought her supervisor (who was also the school superintendent), her church, and the local 
newspaper to draw resources and attention to give Huntington Elementary Students a good education. 

Huntington Elementary was the segregated school that children of color in Monrovia were forced to attend. 
From 1946 to 1963, Ms. Romney was the driving force that transformed Huntington Elementary School from 
an under-resourced and physically unsafe school to a place where students thrived academically and socially. 
She ensured students not only felt safe and valued, but no longer had cast-off books and unhealthy lunches. 
She disputed the belief that the children at Huntington Elementary were incapable of learning. 

Neighborhood Treasures celebrates historically significant Monrovians through the installation of public art 
pieces in various neighborhoods throughout the community. The goal of the program is to enrich the lives 
of those who view the art and improve neighborhoods by its presence. When designing a public art piece for 
Neighborhood Treasures, artists include specialized artwork that visually represents the life and contributions 
of the honorees. 


Monrovia Fire & Rescue’s Business Emergency Resiliency Training (BERT) is back in March with a FREE workshop 
on preparedness for both businesses and their employees! This session is scheduled for March 24, 1 p.m. - 4 
p.m., at the Monrovia Public Library Community Room. 

Attendees will: 

• Identify who is responsible for employee preparedness 
• Learn about preparedness at home and work 
• Learn hands only CPRBERT is an ongoing program designed to give businesses the knowledge and tools help to weather a disaster. 
The six seminar series uses lecture, small group, and hands-on activities to develop the skills necessary to design 
business operations and continuity plans as well as promote preparedness among employees. SCE, So Cal Gas,
Monrovia Public Works and Monrovia Police Department will provide guest speakers throughout the series. All 
seminars are stand-alone and can be completed as a business’ schedule permits. 
The City of Duarte is pleased to announce Thai V. Phan’s promotion from Assistant City Attorney to City Attorney. 

After a lengthy request for proposals process that began in August 2021, four firms specializing in municipal law 
services were interviewed in January 2022 by the Duarte City Council, including the City’s current firm since 
2004, Rutan & Tucker, LLP. City Council members voted unanimously to renew Rutan & Tucker’s contract which 
includes Phan’s promotion. 

“Ms. Phan has brought exceptional municipal knowledge and expertise to Duarte both as our Assistant City At-
torney and Interim City Attorney,” said Mayor Margaret Finlay. “We are certain she will make an excellent CityAttorney and are happy to continue our partnership with Rutan & Tucker.” 

Phan is a municipal law attorney with Rutan & Tucker whose practice centers on providing advice and counsel to 
local agency clients throughout Southern California. She assists her clients in understanding and implementing 
state and federal laws, including the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, the California Environmental QualityAct (CEQA), First Amendment and free speech rights, elections law, and land use and zoning laws. Her work 
includes assisting with daily legal operations such as preparing ordinances, resolutions and staff reports, and ad-
vocating for her clients in civil litigation. Phan also serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Menifee and 
is a member of the Santa Ana City Council. 

“I am honored to have been selected to serve Duarte as City Attorney,” said Thai V. Phan. “Rutan & Tucker will 
continue to provide excellent legal service and work with the City Council and staff to serve the residents of 

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