Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 16, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 16, 2022 


April 3 – April 9, 2022 

The following represents a summary report of some of 
the major incidents handled by the Sierra Madre Police 

Department during this period. This list is not intended 
to be considered exclusive or all-inclusive. 

Sunday, April 3Arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol At approximately 
11:15pm, officers observed a vehicle driving southbound Baldwin Ave and 
Esperanza Ave, commiting multiple California Vehicle Code violations. 
Officers conducted a 
traffic stop on the vehicle. While conducting their investigation, officers 
observed an open bottle of alcohol near the driver and they displayed sysmpotms 
of being under the influence of alcohol. Officers had the perfom 
field sobriety tests, and the driver complied. Due to the results of the 
field sobriety tests, officers placed the driver under arrest for CVC 
23152(a), driving while under the influence. 
The driver was transported to Pasadena Jail for further booking. 

Wednesday, April 6Theft from vehicle Officers responded to 200 block of W Highland Ave 
for a report of a theft from motor vehicle. At approximately 7:00 am, the 
reporting party discovered that several items were missing from their 


For the period of Sunday, April 3rd through Saturday, 
April 9th, the Police Department responded to 
854 calls for service, of which 115 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period. 

Sunday, April 3:

1. At 12:14 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Cornell 
Drive regarding a grand theft report. The victim heard a loud grinding 
noise coming from outside of his house and discovered someone was 
in the process of removing the catalytic converter from his Honda CRV. 
Upon approaching the suspect, the unidentified male fled on foot, leaving 
his vehicle behind. A records check of the vehicle revealed the plate 
mounted to it had been stolen. The suspect is described as a Hispanic 
male, with a slim build, and wearing a grey sweater and blue pants. 
2. At 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to Motel 6, located at 225 West 
Colorado Boulevard, regarding a theft of vehicle incident that just occurred. 
An investigation revealed the suspect, a 35-year-old female transient, 
struck up a conversation with a hotel patron, stole her car keys, then 
stole her vehicle. The suspect was located nearby, arrested, and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. While conducted a search incident 
to arrest, the officer located a small bag of methamphetamine on her person. 
A records check of the arrestee also revealed she had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant and was in violation of her probation. 
Monday, April 4:

4. At 1:31 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block 
of West Huntington Drive regarding a fraud report. The officer discovered 
someone had purchased more than $10,000 in fraudulent transactions using 
the victim’s recently opened bank account. The victim does not know 
how the suspect obtained her account information or their identity. 
Tuesday, April 5:

6. At 10:53 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block 
of West Pamela Road regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage 
revealed a black male entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole various 
documents. The suspect then used the garage door opener to open 
the garage, where he stole a skateboard. The suspect fled in a black Toyota 
Camry driven by an additional suspect. 
Wednesday, April 6:

7. At 11:30 a.m., an officer responded to the Westfield Santa Anita 

Highlighted Activity for April 7 – 13, 2022During the last seven-day period, the Police Department 
handled 335 service events,resulting in 
69 investigations. 

Vehicle Burglary April 7 at 3:58 a.m., a resident in 

the 400 block of N. Primrose called to report that twosuspects were burglarizing his truck and taking work tools. The suspects 
fled north on Primrose in a Maroon truck with a camper shell. Officers 
responded to the area, but the vehicle was gone. This investigation is 

Shoplifting April 7 at 10:36 a.m., officers responded to a business in 
the 600 block of W. Huntington regarding a shoplifting. The suspect had 
already left the area. This investigation is continuing. 

April 7 at 12:31 p.m., a victim called from a gym in the 700 block of E. 
Huntington and advised that her unattended purse had been stolen while 
she attended a workout class. This investigation is continuing. 

Mental Evaluation April 7 at 1:01 p.m., officers responded to the 400 
block of W. Huntington regarding a male subject who was making suicidal 
statements. Officers determined the subject needed to be evaluated 
by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested April 7 at 5:00 p.m., a family disturbance 
was reported in the 1000 block of E. Royal Oaks officers responded 
to a family disturbance between a husband and wife. An investigationdetermined that the argument was between a husband and wife. The wife 
slapped and punched her husband during an argument. She was arrested 
and taken into custody. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested April 8 at 2:30 a.m., while 
patrolling the intersection of Montana and Myrtle and officer stopped a 
vehicle for a traffic violation. While speaking with the driver the officer 
noticed the driver appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 
A DUI investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. 
He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail 
and held for a sobering period.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery April 8 at 3:50 p.m., an officer was patrolling 
the 200 block of W. Pomona when he saw an unoccupied vehicle parked in 
a “No Parking” zone. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had 
been reported stolen out of Apple Valley. The vehicle was recovered. This 
investigation is continuing. 

unlocked vehicle, which was parked in their driveway. The items taken 
were an Apple iPad, Apple watch and various credit cards. The Detectives' 
Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Burglary from a Motor Vehicle Officers responded to 200 block of W 
Montecito Ave for a report of a theft from motor vehicle. The reporting 
party stated that ther parked vehicle was broken into during the night. Unknown 
suspect(s) stole a gift cards from the vehicle, but also left behind 
miscellenous items that did not belong to the reporting party. The Detectives' 
Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Thurday, April 7Homeless Outreach Services Team incident Officers conducted a planned 
operation regarding reports of a large homeless encampment near 
Mt. Wilson Trail. Officers and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue personnel 
hiked up the trail to potentially make contacts with the inhabitants. No 
people were found in the area and the encampment was documented for 
further outreach. 

Friday, April 8Theft from vehicle Officers responded to the area of W. Laurel Ave for 
reports of a theft from motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party 
stated that the catalytic converter was stolen from her vehicle. There 
is no suspect information at this time. The Detectives' Bureau is following 
up on this incident. 

Mall, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a robbery incident. 
An investigation revealed two suspects forcefully pushed the victim to 
the ground in order to steal her purse. Arcadia Fire responded to provide 
medical treatment to the victim. The suspect fled in a black BMW and is 
described as a Black male, approximately 20 to 25-years old, wearing all 
black clothing. The incident occurred as the victim was in the parking lot, 
walking to her car. 

8. At 7:11 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 
located at 300 West Huntington Drive, regarding a battery report. The officer 
discovered the suspect, a patient in the hospital for a possible DUI, 
kicked and scratched the hospital staff while trying to administer care. 
The suspect is a 72-year-old male from Duarte. 
Thursday, April 7:

10. At 1:19 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block 
of West Naomi Avenue regarding a fraud report. The victim was contacted 
by his bank alerting him that someone had tried to access a large sum of 
money from his line of credit. That transaction was denied, and the suspect 
returned the next day to attempt the same transaction, and this was 
also denied. The victim placed a hold on his credit and does not have any 
information about the suspect. 
Friday, April 8:

11. At 12:07 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of East Live 
Oak Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. Surveillance footage 
from the vehicle revealed a male suspect exited a black Chevrolet Equinox, 
smashed one of the windows, and fled with the victim’s fanny pack, binoculars, 
and other personal items. 12. At 3:11 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 00 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a burglary 
report. Upon returning from a trip, the victim discovered unknown 
suspect(s) had smashed the rear glass door, ransacked the home, and cut 
the alarm cables. The investigation is ongoing. 
Saturday, April 9:

13. At 11:56 a.m., an officer responded to 180 Campus Drive regarding 
a grand theft report. The victim parked his vehicle in front of Arcadia 
High School and discovered someone stole the catalytic converter from 
his Toyota Tacoma. The crime occurred between the hours of 4:30 p.m. on 
April 8th and 11:30 a.m. on April 9th. 
14. At 7:52 p.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of Arcadia 
Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime between April 4th 
and April 9th, someone stole the victim’s Kia Optima. On April 10th, the 
vehicle was located by Long Beach Police Department. The vehicle was 
returned to the registered owner. 
Assault April 8 at 10:32 p.m., an assault was reported at a gas station in 
the 900 block of W. Foothill. Upon arrival, officers discovered a patron arrived 
at the service station for gas. She wanted to pump fuel, but there was 
a subject sitting by the pump drinking a beer, so she asked the employee if 
he could pump her gas. The employee approached the subject and asked 
him to leave. The subject stood up and began swearing at the employee 
and threw a glass bottle at the employee striking him on the face. The 
suspect then fled on foot. This investigation is continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested April 9 at 12:54 a.m., 
an officer patrolling the intersection of Ivy and Foothill observed a vehicle 
fail to stop at a red traffic light. While trying to stop the vehicle the 
driver swerved on the road and struck a curb. A DUI investigation was 
conducted and it was determined the driver was under the influence of 
a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia 
Police Department jail for a sobering period. 

Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested April 9 at 1:20 a.m., a suspect who 
was wanted for questioning on a resent assault came to the Monrovia Police 
Department lobby wanting to speak with an officer. He admitted toknocking over his church elder with a vehicle after an argument. He was 
then arrested and taken into custody. 

Armed Robbery – Suspect Arrested April 9 at 3:22 a.m., a victim reported 
she had returned home in the 600 block of W. Colorado after a night at 
a local casino. She had a large amount of cash in two purses and advised 
that another vehicle side swiped her. A suspect then exited his vehicle andconfronted the victim with a firearm. He took the two purses and left the 
area. Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect. He was positively 
identified by the victim and a firearm was recovered. The suspect was arrested 
and taken into custody. 

Injury Traffic Collision April 9 at 12:59 p.m., a caller reported a solo motorcycle 
collision in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. An investigation revealed 
that the motorcyclist pulled into a gas station, lost control and collided 
into a brick wall. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Thisinvestigation is continuing. 

Traffic Hazard April 12 at 7:19 a.m., a large semi-truck blocking all lanes 
of traffic was reported in the area of Royal Oaks and Mountain. The semi-
truck driver unsuccessfully attempted a turn. Several city resources were 
utilized, including public works, until the truck was moved. No one was 

Found Contraband April 12 at 7:56 a.m., a caller reported someone had 
dumped several large trash bags in the area of Oakglade and Ridgeside. 
Officers arrived and found the bags to be filled with contraband. The contraband 
was collected for destruction. 


As BA.2 Subvariant Increases in LA County, Getting 
Boosted and Following All Safety Measures 
Can Protect Residents at Elevated Risk 

As BA.2 is now the predominant subvariant in LA County 
and across the world, getting boosted and following all 
safety measure are critical to protecting residents at elevated 

The BA.2 subvariant now accounts for 67% of sequenced 
specimens in the County for the week ending March 26. 
This highly infectious subvariant has also been identified 
in 86% of cases across the U.S., according to the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it accounts 
for 92% of global cases.
With BA.2 now the predominant subvariant, over the 
past week, LA County continued to see the same pattern 
as last week, with cases increasing, and hospitalizations 
and deaths remaining stable. The average number of daily 
new cases reported over the last seven days increased to 
1,030 compared to the 892 reported last week, an increase 
of 15%. Today, our daily test positivity rate has also increased, 
but remains relatively low, at around 2.4%.
Being fully vaccinated and boosted continues to offer 
strong protection against COVID-19, but many residents 
still need their first round of vaccines and boosters. As of 
April 10, 75% percent of residents ages 5 and older are fully 
vaccinated, while just 43% of residents ages 12 and older 
are fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose. 

With waning immunity associated with both vaccinations 
and boosters, it is essential that residents be fully vaccinated, 
boosted, and if eligible, get a second booster. Public 
Health is encouraging residents to consider their personal 
and family’s risk when making decisions about precautions 
such as masking, gathering, getting tested, and getting 
vaccinated or boosted. 

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and 
comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one 
due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, 
MEd, Director of Public Health. “The emergence of the 
BA.2 subvariant is an important reminder that the more 
infections we have, the more chances there are for new 
variants to emerge, which is another reason why it remains 
important to take safety precautions. We should all 
try our best to lower the risk to ourselves, family members, 
neighbors, and communities from COVID-19. This 
is especially critical if you’re at increased risk for severe 
illness. Those with higher levels of risk should take more 
precautions, including considering always wearing a mask 
in indoor public settings, being strategic about attending 
indoor gatherings or events, especially if you don’t know 
other people’s vaccination status, getting tested before and 
after gatherings, and getting vaccinated or boosted if you 
haven’t done so already.” 

Thursday, Public Health reported 13 additional deaths 
and 1,355 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 13 new 
deaths reported today, two people were between the ages 
of 30-49, three people were between the ages of 50-64, four 
people were between the ages of 65-79, and three people 
were aged 80 years or older. Of the 13 newly reported 
deaths, 10 people had underlying health conditions. To 
date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,852. 

Public Health has reported a total of 2,850,480 positive 
cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s 
positivity rate is 2.4%. 

There are 228 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. 
Testing results are available for more than 11,777,000 
individuals, with 22% of people testing positive. 

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from 
the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are 
available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth. including: 

• COVID-19 Daily Data (cases, deaths, testing, testing 
positivity rate, mortality rate, and hospitalizations) 
• Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity and City/Community 
Cases and Deaths 
• Recovery Metrics 
• Contact Tracing Metrics 
• Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics 
• Citations due to Health Officer Order 
• Outbreaks: 
• Residential Congregate Settings 
• Non-Residential Settings 

The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the 
week of April 03, 2022 - April 09, 2022. 

April 05, 2022Burglary (Commercial):
1408 Huntington Drive (Las Palmas Restaurant). Between 

04/02/22 8:00 pm and 04/05/22 at 8:00 am suspect(s) unknown 
shattered the front window to the location and ransacked the business. 
Loss was an unknown amount of U.S. currency left in the register. No 
video surveillance available. 

Grand Theft: 1243 Huntington Drive (AT & T). On 04/05/22 at 3:00 pm 
three unknown Suspect(s) described as middle eastern men, entered the 
location. Suspect #1 contacted the sales associate as the other 2 suspects 
went to the iPhone display and unlocked 2 phones from the display and 
exited the store without paying for the items. Suspect #1 proceeded to exit 
the location and all three left in an unknown direction. Loss was approximately 
$1,700. Surveillance video available. 

Grand Theft: 1413 Huntington Drive (The Huntington). On 04/05/22 
at 9:45 am suspect unknown described as a male Hispanic adult 6’02, 300 
lbs driving a white Ford F150 truck stole two water back flow units from 
the south west portion of the location. Loss was approximately $2,000. 
Surveillance video available. 

Grand Theft: 1800 Highland Avenue (Prolacta Bioscience). On 04/05/22 

between 1:00 pm and 7:20 pm suspect(s) unknown stole the catalytic converter 
to the victims parked vehicle, a gray 2007 Honda Accord. Loss was 
approximately $1,200. No surveillance video available. 

Grand Theft: 1500 Duarte Road (City of Hope). On 04/05/22 at 3:25 am 
suspect unknown wearing dark clothing riding a bicycle stole a “Tuuci” 
umbrella. Loss was approximately $2,000. Surveillance video available. 

April 08, 2022Grand Theft Auto: 800 block of Miltonwood Avenue. Between 04/07/22 

3:00 pm and 04/08/22 7:30 am suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s 
parked vehicle a grey 2012 Kia Sportage LIC 6SOJ592. Vehicle outstanding, 
no video surveillance. Vehicle recovered by LAPD – Newton division. 
April 09, 2022Burglary (Vehicle): 1300 Block of Meadow Lane. On 04/09/22 between 

8:30 am and 10:00 am suspect(s) unknown shattered the rear driver side 
window to the victims 2018 black Jeep and stole the victims’ gym bag and 
snowboarding jacket. Loss was approximately $700. No video surveillance 
Burglary (Vehicle):
1700 Block of Flower Avenue. On 04/09/22 at 1:00 pm two unknown 
suspect(s) shattered the rear driver window to the victim’s vehicle and 
stole miscellaneous tools. Loss was approximately $700. Video surveillance 

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