Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 28, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 8


For the period of Sunday, May 15th through Saturday, May

21st, the Police Department responded to 836 calls for service, 
of which 103 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, May 15:

1. At 11:32 a.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, located at 200 Live 
Oak Avenue, regarding a battery investigation. The victim stated a male transient 
suspect threw a trash can lid at her after she confronted him about attempting 
to steal an alcoholic beverage and harassing customers. The suspect 
also battered the victim and again hit the victim with the trash can lid. The 
suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 35-years-old, around 
5’9” tall, 160 pounds, and wearing only beige pants. 
2. At 12:25 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of South Baldwin 
Avenue regarding a series of thefts from vehicles. The officer discovered four 
parked vehicles had their rear-view passenger mirrors stolen sometime between 
9:30 p.m. on May 14th and May 15th at 11:30 p.m. 
Monday, May 16:

3. At 8:54 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2700 block of 
Caroline Way regarding a residential burglary in progress. An investigation 
revealed two transients had been living in the vacant home. A 43-year-old 
male from Jurupa Valley and a 30-year-old female from Ontario were arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
4. At 1:58 p.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of East Huntington 
Drive regarding a fraud incident. The officer determined the victim sold 
products to the customer and the customer mailed a check for payment. Upon 
cashing the check, the customer placed a stop payment on the check, but kept 
the victim’s product. The investigation is ongoing. 
Tuesday, May 17:

5. At 8:08 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia City Hall, located at 
240 West Huntington Drive, regarding a municipal code violation. The officer 
discovered the suspect, a known local transient, refused to take down his encampment 
after 7:00 a.m., violating the anti-camping ordinance. The 43-yearold 
male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
6. At 10:06 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of West Duarte 
Road regarding a theft from vehicle incident. An investigation revealed the 
suspect was captured on surveillance footage breaking into two separate vehicles, 
with the second vehicle being a few blocks away in the 300 block of 
West Magna Vista Avenue. The suspect fled with jewelry, sunglasses, a smart 
thermostat, and other miscellaneous items from both vehicles. 
Wednesday, May 18:

7. At 11:11 a.m., an officer responded to First Avenue Middle School,
located at 301 South 1st Avenue, regarding a battery report. The officer determined 
a bullying incident between two students resulted in the victim sustaining 
minor scrapes to the knees and arms. The investigation is ongoing. 
8. At 3:59 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia 210 Self Storage, located 
at 324 North 2nd Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. Sometime 
between September 1st of 2021 and May 18th of 2022, the victim discovered 
her storage unit had been broken into. The suspect fled with jewelry, clothing,
furniture, and other items. 
Thursday, May 19:

9. At 5:50 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Las Tunas Drive 
regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim stated his Chevrolet Silverado 
was stolen sometime during the previous night. The vehicle was recovered a 
short time later by Los Angeles Police Department and it was returned to the 
10. At 4:29 p.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of Encanto Drive 
regarding a mail theft report. An investigation revealed someone stole the 
victim’s mailbox. It is unknown if it contained mail. 
11. At 8:54 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of 
East Foothill Boulevard regarding a burglary report. The officer determined 
an unknown suspect entered the home through an open window, ransacked 
the location, and fled with jewelry and handbags. 
Friday, May 20:

12. At 4:45 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of Chase Bank,
located at 60 East Huntington Drive, regarding an armed robbery that had 
just occurred. An investigation revealed two male suspects pointed handguns 
at the victim as he left the bank and demanded cash. The victim complied and 
the suspects fled in a newer model, white, Chevrolet Impala. The suspects are 
described as two Black males, both wearing all black attire and face masks. 
The investigation is ongoing. 
Saturday, May 21:

13. At 6:21 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of South Santa 
Anita Avenue regarding a traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
detected the odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Through a series 
of tests, the officer concluded the driver had a blood alcohol content of .214%. 
The suspect, a 22-year-old male from El Monte was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
14. At 6:36 p.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia 
Police Department regarding a grand theft that occurred in the 00 block of 
Campus Drive. The victim stated he was approached in his front yard by the 
female suspect who used “slight-of-hand” to steal his gold jewelry. The suspect 
is described as an Asian female, approximately 5’7” tall, 120 pounds, and 
was seen driving away in a white van. The driver of the vehicle is described as 
a Asian male. 

The following is a synopsis 
of crimes reported 
for the week of May 15,2022 - May 21, 2022.

May 15, 2022

• Robbery: 
1318 Duarte Road (Cowboy Mex).
On 05/15/22 at 10:10 pm suspect unknown, 
a male Hispanic adult wearinga dark hoodie and blue mask entered 
the location and had his hand inside 
his shirt simulating he had a weapon. 
The suspect ordered everyone to the 
back of the location and began to take 
money and jewelry from them. The 
suspect fled the location in an unknown 
direction. The manager of the 
location fearing for her safety and that 
of her customers, followed the suspect 
outside and fired off 2 rounds from 
her handgun to scare the suspect into 
not returning. Loss was approximately$1,300. Possible surveillance video.
• Grand Theft: 
1470 Mountain Avenue (Best Buy).
On 05/15/22 at 4:36 pm a male suspect 
wearing a black baseball cap 
with a white logo on the front, a grayjacket, black shirt, gray pants, and a 
neck gaiter covering his face entered 
the location and walked directly to 
the “Apple” section of the store. The 
suspect is observed placing several 
“Apple” products under his jacket and 
walking past all mand registers and 
outside the location. The suspect enters 
a gray Honda Civic License plate 
6HCD183 and out of view. Loss was 
approximately $2,600. Surveillance 
video available. 
May 16, 2022

• Grand Theft Auto: 
900 Block of Oak Avenue. Between 
05/15/22 at 5:00 pm and 05/16/22 5:00 
am suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s 
gray 1998 Honda CRV. No surveillance 
video available. Vehicle recovered 
by San Dimas Sheriff Station. 
May 17, 2022 

• Aggravated Assault (Domestic 
1600 Block of Duncannon Avenue. 
On 05/17/22 at 8:30 am the victim answered 
her door not knowing it was 
her ex-boyfriend. The suspect immediately 
pushed his way in and put her 
in a choke hold. The victim stated she 
felt herself losing consciousness when 
the suspect suddenly let go. The suspect 
took her cell phone and the car 
keys to their joint vehicle that she had 
possession of. The suspect left the location 
in the vehicle. No surveillance 
• Burglary (residential):
2500 Block of Huntington Drive. Between 
05/16/22 6:00 pm and 05/17/22
8:00 am suspect(s) unknown entered 
the locations garage by an unlocked 
rear door. Suspect(s) ransacked the 
garage and stole miscellaneous tools. 
Loss was approximately $2,600. No 
surveillance video. 
May 18, 2022

• Robbery:
1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart).
On 05/18/22 at 10:10 pm suspect 
unknown a female Hispanic adult in 
her 50’s, wearing an orange bandanna 
around her head and all gold teeth approached 
the victim in the parking lot 
of the location. The suspect offered 
the victim several yellow metal rings, 
and while he was distracted, she began 
to remove his authentic gold rings.
The suspect forcibly removed one of 
the rings which was tightly fit on the 
victim’s finger, alerting him to what 
she was doing. The suspect distracted 
the victim again, and placed several 
items into a sock, and handed them to 
the victim. It wasn’t till after the suspect 
drove away in a silver SUV that 
the victim realized the suspect had 
stolen his rings and left him with imitation 
jewelry. Possible surveillance 


MONROVIA, CA – City Manager Dylan Feik named 
Jeremy Sanchez as the next Fire Chief of the Monrovia 
Fire & Rescue Department (MFD). Jeremy will 
succeed Fire Chief Brad Dover who is retiring on 
June 24. He will officially assume the role as Monrovia’s 
next Fire Chief on June 25, becoming the first 
Latino Fire Chief for the City of Monrovia. 

“When searching for Monrovia’s next Chief, I knew 
I did not have to look far as we had exceptional talent 
within the department. Jeremy, who currently 
serves as a Division Chief, demonstrated his natural 
leadership ability, immense technical expertise, excellent 
communication and interpersonal skills. He has 
worked hard to prepare himself for this opportunity 
and he is ready to become a Fire Chief,” said Dylan 
Feik, City Manager. “He will bring professionalism 
and innovative ideas not only to the department, but 
to the entire community.” 

In 2001, Jeremy began his career when he joined 
MFD as a Fire Cadet. As a 21-year veteran of the department, 
he has transitioned upward within the department 
and held positions including F.S.C./Brush 
Chipper Inspector, Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer, 
Captain and Division Chief. 

As one of three Division Chiefs, he was responsible 
for the Community Risk Reduction and Disaster 
Preparedness Division where he maintained citywide 
disaster plans, trained city staff and residents in 
emergency preparedness and managed annual brush 
clearance programs. In 2019, Jeremy became responsible 
for the Training and Emergency Medical Services 
Division, overseeing all aspects of department 
training and recruitments, paramedic training and certification, equipment management, quality improvement 
and legal aspects for all basic and advanced emergency medical services. 

“Throughout the 20 years that I’ve worked alongside Chief Sanchez, he has demonstrated that he is hardworking, 
resourceful and committed to helping anyone in need,” said Fire Chief Brad Dover. “His love of the fire 
service runs deep and I am confident he will lead the Department successfully.” 

During the Bobcat Fire in September 2020, Chief Sanchez was a key member of the Incident Command 
Team and assisted in making vital decisions to keep Monrovia residents safe, homes untouched and the fire 

“It has been an absolute honor to serve the Monrovia community over the last 20 years,” said Chief Sanchez. 
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve in this new capacity.” 

As a graduate of Waldorf College, Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration. He is also certified 
as a Chief Fire Officer from the California Office of the State Fire Marshal. In 2023, he will also graduate 
from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

Jeremy and his wife, Hazel, are proud parents of their three children, Mia, Lucas and Siena. 

Monrovia Fire & Rescue operates out of two strategically placed stations. The Fire Chief and three Division 
Chiefs are supported by 47 personnel. The Department has a total operating budget of $11.6 million and responds 
to over 4,600 emergency calls for service annually. 


This past Saturday, May 21, The KID-FIT Preschool Health and Fitness Organization hosted the first KID-
FIT Family Fun Run 5K to benefit Duarte youth. The Duarte Recreational Trail was the clear and vibrant 
setting, alluring elite runners and families alike to take part in a foot race for fun. 

More than 210 individuals registered for the event. The fastest runners started at 8:00 am with the first 
finishers coming in under twenty minutes. Jeval De Jesus, 37 from Duarte took the top men’s spot at 17:54 
while Heather Huggins, age 48, finished at 19:41. More than a few runners noted that they beat their own 
personal best time on this flat out-and-back course. 

Other runners, families and walkers joined in at 9:00 am. The largest group consisted of 35 students from the 
San Gabriel Mission track team led by teacher Katelyn Breitschwerdt. First timer Ethan Derick, blind from 
birth, ran his first 5K tethered to his trainer to finish second in his age group. Other walkers and runners 
took to the trail to enjoy an exciting morning with friends and family. The Foothill Flyers running groupbrought along ham radio operators to assure safety of participants. 

All adult participants received finisher medals and age division medals were awarded to participants in 
5-year age groups from under 14 up to 80 years and older. Children running in the 1K also received their 
very own smaller authentic finisher medals. 

Royal Oaks Park featured a number of vendors and sponsors of the event which included: Fortune Fenc-
ing Company from Monrovia, Duarte’s Ole, Ole Dance Academy, Santa Anita YMCA, Starbucks, Foothill 
Credit Union, The Huntington Apartments, Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District, Arcadia Chinese 
Association and Kaiser Permanente of Baldwin Park gave out free COVID vaccines to those 5 years of age 
and older. 

Those still interested in donating to the cause can go to: or contact Michele 
Silence, Event Director and President of The KID-FIT Preschool Health and Fitness Organization at 

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