Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 11, 2022

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For the period of Sunday, May 29th through Saturday, June 4th, 
the Police Department responded to 917 calls for service, of which 
112 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of some of the major incidents handled by the Department 

during this period. 

Sunday, May 29:

1. At 3:56 a.m., an officer responded to Bank of America, located at 180North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding an audible alarm activation. The officer discovered 
the suspect, who was still inside the location when he arrived, accessedthe bank by unknown means and stole various paperwork. The suspect, a local36-year-old male transient, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jailfor booking.
2. At 11:08 a.m., an officer responded to JCPenney, located at 400 SouthBaldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed two 
suspects stole 16 pairs of Levi jeans from the men’s section resulting in a loss of$1,112.00. They are described as two Hispanic males wearing jean pants and one 
suspect was wearing a grey Gap hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a 
light colored button down shirt. 
Monday, May 30:

3. At 9:54 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Fairview 
Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime during the previousnight, someone smashed the driver side front window and ransacked the vehicle.
They fled emptyhanded.
4. At 6:41 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Huntington 
Drive and 2nd Avenue regarding a traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver,
the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. Through a series of tests, the officerdetermined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of .151%. The 
28-year-old male from Rancho Cucamonga was arrested and transported to theArcadia City Jail for booking. 
Tuesday, May 31:

5. At 3:54 a.m., an officer responded to the area of 2nd Avenue and Colorado 
Boulevard regarding a theft incident. The officer discovered the suspect, an ex-
boyfriend to the victim, stole her cellphone. The 35-year-old male from El Montewas gone by the time the officer arrived.
6. At 8:18 a.m., an officer responded to Natural Grill, located at 305 NorthSanta Anita Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary. An investigation revealedsomeone smashed an east-side window and fled with a safe containing cash. Theincident was captured by surveillance footage cameras. 
Wednesday, June 1:

7. At 8:18 a.m., an officer responded to Healthy Smile Dental Office, locatedat 75 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding an attempted commercial burglary report. 
The officer determined an unidentified suspect smashed one of the windows 
with the intention of burglarizing the business. It is unknown of the suspect entered 
the business or fled with any stolen property. The investigation is ongoing.
8. At 11:42 a.m., an officer responded to Gold’s Gym, located at 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery report. The victim stated an altercation with 
a fellow gym patron resulted in the suspect grabbing him by the shoulder andleaving a bruise. The suspect, a 60-year-old male from Arcadia, is outstanding asof this time and the investigation is ongoing. 
Thursday, June 2:

9. At 7:35 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Sash & Door Co., located at129 East La Porte Street, regarding a mail theft incident. Surveillance footage captured 
the suspect, a male wearing dark clothing and riding on a bicycle, discardedstolen mail at the location. The victim of the stolen mail was a resident of the 400 
block of East Colorado Boulevard. 
10. At 2:28 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block ofSouth 10th Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed an acquaintance 
of the victim entered the home through an unlocked window and fledwith cash and the victim’s car. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, June 3:
11. At 9:12 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Santa Clara Street 
regarding a vandalism report. Surveillance footage captured an unidentified suspect 
throwing an object at one of the windows of Excelsior School. The suspect isdescribed as a White or Hispanic male, with a thin build, approximately 5’8” tall.
12. At 1:49 p.m., an officer responded Arcadia Citi Center, located at 55 EastHuntington Drive, regarding a mail theft report. The officer discovered someonetampered with the victim’s mail box and fled with stolen mail. Surveillance footage 
shows the suspect as an unidentified White female.
13. At 4:26 p.m., an officer responded to Westfield Santa Anita, located at400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a stolen vehicle report. An investigationrevealed the victim’s 2019 Ford Fusion was stolen from the parking lot sometimebetween 4:15 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. 
Saturday, June 4:

14. At 5:01 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot at 51 North 5th Avenue 
regarding an aggravated assault incident. The officer discovered the suspect,
a 37-year-old male transient, threw a large rock at a fire fighter. The rock missedthe victim and instead damaged City of Arcadia property. A passerby was nearlyinjured by the rock as well. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

The following is a synopsis 
of crimes reported for the 
week of May 29 – June 04, 2022: 

May 29, 2022

• Burglary (Commercial):
1430 Mountain Avenue (B-Man’s). OnMay 29, 2022 at 3:09 AM, suspects unknown, 
a male Hispanic adult wearinga blue hoodie, tan pants, gloves and amask, and another male wearing alldark clothing and orange gloves, shattered 
the front door to the location and 
ransacked the business. The suspects 
stole two registers and their contents. 
Loss was approximately $325 and approximately 
$1,000 in damages. Surveillance 
video available. 
• Petty Theft:
1470 Mountain Avenue (Best Buy). OnMay 29, 2022 at 1:22 PM, suspect unknown, 
a female Hispanic adult wearing 
a blue hoodie and grey mask, wasobserved in the electronic gaming aisleconcealing miscellaneous gaming itemsinto her shoulder bag. When confronted, 
the female suspect exited the location 
with the merchandise without 
attempting to purchase the items. Asshe exited the location, she entered thepassenger seat to a silver Lexus GS 300license plate 4PGG129. Loss was approximately 
$300. Surveillance videoavailable. 
• Grand Theft: 
1265 Huntington Drive (Verizon Wireless). 
On May 29, 2022 at 2:15 PM, suspect 
unknown, a male black adult in his 
40’s wearing a dark blue and yellow jersey 
style shirt, a dark baseball hat anda face mask, asked a store employee tosee two iPhone 13 Pro Max cell phones.
After the employee brought out thephones, the suspect asked to see aniPad. The employee went to the backto get the iPad when the suspect fledthe location with the two phones. Losswas approximately $2,500. Surveillance 
video available. 
May 30, 2022

• Burglary (Commercial):
932 Buena vista Street (School of Little 
Scholars). On May 30, 2022 at 12:30PM, suspects, unknown a male Hispanic 
adult wearing a black shirt, blue 
jeans, and a female Asian adult wearing 
a red long sleeve shirt, and dark blue 
jeans, entered the location through an 
unlocked door and ransacked the business.
The suspects stole money from 
a money jar and a vacuum. Loss was 
approximately $70. Surveillance video 

• Burglary (Vehicle):
1000 Las Lomas Road. Between May29, 2022 at 7:30 PM and May 30, 2022at 12:00 PM, suspect(s) unknown shattered 
the driver side window to the 
victim’s vehicle, a white Chevy Expressvan. Suspect(s) stole miscellaneoustools from the vehicle. Loss was approximately 
$660. No surveillance video 
May 31, 2022

• Grand Theft: 
1470 Mountain Avenue (Best Buy). OnMay 31, 2022 at 7:48 PM, suspects unknown, 
two male Hispanic adults, onewearing a black hat with a Raiders logo,
a black Raiders shirt, gray mask, grayjacket, gray shorts, and black Jordanshoes; and the second suspect was wearing 
a blue hat, red face mask, a blacklong sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and blackboots. Both suspects were observed atthe Apple table removing the securitycords from apple products and securing 
them into their pant pockets. Whenconfronted the suspects fled the location 
and entered an older model grayHonda 4-door vehicle with the stolen 
merchandise. Loss was approximately$6,000. Surveillance video available. 
June 2, 2022

• Burglary (Commercial):
1856 Huntington Drive (Cabrera’sMexican Restaurant). On June 2, 2022 
at 3:50 AM, suspects unknown, two 
adults wearing facial coverings andgloves, shattered the front door to thelocation and ransacked the business. 
The suspects stole money from a cabinet 
and damaged a floor safe. Loss wasapproximately $150 and there was approximately 
$500 in damages. Surveillance 
video available. 



Many years ago I was privileged to meet a sitting President of the United States during a surprise visit. It was a moment 
in my personal and professional life that I share often and that I will never forget. In fact, the President chose to hold my 
newborn son who was only 4 weeks old at the time! This past week, our community was honored when the Vice President 
visited Old Town Monrovia. While few Monrovians were able to meet "VPOTUS," several Monrovians now have 
their own cherished stories to share with family and friends for years to come. Of course if you haven't learned all about 
Dream Big Children's Center, you certainly have by now as they are doing amazing work for children in our community. 

Closing down portions of Old Town - on the last day of school - for a dignitary visit requires help from many. I am so 
grateful to the many people who took part in planning for the visit including our own Police Lieutenant Dan Verna. He 
drafted, coordinated and oversaw the City's operational plan with less than 5 days' time. Additionally, staff from manydepartments pitched in and worked hard to host our guests from the White House, US Secret Service, CA Highway Patrol 
and many regional and local law enforcement agencies. A visit from the White House, no matter how long, comes with 
unintended consequences. Some businesses had little time to react to street and parking lot closures. Also, the City was 
advised NOT to share details of the event when we normally try so hard to engage with our merchants and community 
members for activities of any kind. In some ways, City staff felt like we had this little secret we wanted - needed - to share 
with the community and could not! For any inconvenience caused, we are so sorry but hope the experience was positive 
for most. 

As you look within this update for more information and updates, please check out the Food ED Auction where they are 
raising money for food and garden programs at our school sites. What a wonderful way to support healthy food education, 
schools and our children. Plus, there's one auction item on there that is impossible to put a price tag on...a personal 
tour of Monrovia Canyon Park with the Monrovia City Manager. I've been told he may even pick you up in one of his 
vintage Ford Mustangs and let you drive! What an exciting week and you'll see we have much to look forward to including 
summer events in Monrovia, employment opportunities, and much more. 

Dylan Feik, City Manager 

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