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

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SAN MARINO Mountain View News Saturday, July 16, 2022 

For the period of Sunday, July3, through Saturday, July 9, the 
Police Department responded 
to 841 calls for service, of which 97 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period. 

Sunday, July 3:

1. At 12:42 a.m., officers responded to a solo 
vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Santa 
Anita Avenue and the 210 Freeway. Upon contacting 
the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of 
alcohol emitting from the driver. Through a series 
of tests, the officer determined the 57-year-old 
male from La Puente was driving under the influence 
of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
2 At 4:20 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia 
Gas and Mini Mart, 900 West Duarte Road, 
regarding an audible alarm. An investigation revealed 
an attempted burglary had just occurred. 
Two male suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts 
checked the door handles of vehicles in the area,
then used an unknown object to break the front 
glass of the location. They failed to make entry and 
fled the scene in a dark colored SUV. The investigation 
is ongoing. 
Monday, July 4:

3. At 9:13 a.m., officers responded to the rear 
of 253 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding the report 
of a fire at the location. The officers located 
burning wood pellets in a small hole, cleared of 
vegetation. They extinguished the fire.
Tuesday, July 5:
4. At 8:15 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 600 block of West Huntington Drive 
regarding a theft report. The victim parked his vehicle 
to the front of the location the evening prior. 
He returned to his vehicle in the morning and discovered 
the catalytic converter had been stolen. 
5. At 12:51 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle with a broken taillight at the 
intersection of Huntington Drive and La Cadena 
Avenue. An investigation revealed the driver had 
been driving without a license. The 61-year-old 
male from Pasadena was issued a citation and released 
at the scene. 
Wednesday, July 6:

6. At 9:39 a.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 400 block of California Street regarding 
a burglary report. An investigation revealed the 
victim was home asleep in her bedroom when the 
burglary occurred. An unknown suspect entered 
her home possibly through the unlocked front 
door, stole her purse, and watches from the table in 
the living room. The investigation is ongoing.
7. At 8:08 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 600 block of West Duarte Road 
regarding the report of a missing elderly person. 
Officers located the missing person the next afternoon 
at Arcadia County Park. He claimed to have 
gotten lost after going for a walk. He appeared to 
be in good health and was returned to his home. 
Thursday, July 7:

8. At 12:13 p.m., an officer responded to a 
The following is a synopsis of crimes 
reported for the week of July 3 - 9,2022: 

July 3, 2022

• Petty Theft:
1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). On On July 3,2022 at 4:52 PM, suspect unknown, a male Hispanic 
adult approximately 19 years old, 5’06”, 150 lbs, wearing 
a black hoodie and blue jeans, took the victim’s 
purse from her shopping cart as she sat down to eat 
her lunch. The suspect ran out the entrance and out 
of view. Loss was approximately $800. Video surveillance 
July 6, 2022

• Attempt Robbery:
1060 Huntington Drive (Denny's). On July 6, 2022 at 
5:15 AM, suspect unknown, a male black adult 6’00”,
140 lbs, wearing a black ski mask, a black jacket, and 
blue pants, entered the location and walked directly 
to the front counter. An employee asked the suspect 
if he needed help and the suspect immediately demanded 
the money from the register. The employee 
fearing for her safety ran way. The suspect fled the 
location in an unknown direction without obtaining 
the money from the register. Surveillance video 
• Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence):
Mountain Avenue / Euclid Avenue. On July 6, 2022 
at 10 PM, the victim and suspect who were in a dating 
relationship were parked at the location when the 

residence in the 1100 block of First Avenue regarding 
a robbery that had just occurred. An investigation 
revealed that the victim had been followed 
home from the Bank of America after making a 
cash withdrawal. The victim parked in her driveway 
and was walking to her mailbox when she was 
approached by two suspects. One suspect threatened 
her with a screwdriver while the other suspect 
demanded her purse. The suspects were described 
as males, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, wearing 
dark clothing and hats. They fled the scene in a 
light-colored SUV. 

9. At 3:30 p.m., An officer responded to the 
front of LA Fitness, 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a subject who was harassing people. 
Upon contacting the 70-year-old male from El 
Monte, the officer noticed symptoms of alcohol intoxication 
and determined the subject was unable 
to care for himself. He was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Friday, July 8:

10. At 3:11 p.m., an officer responded to Citizens 
Business Bank, 55 East Huntington Drive, 
regarding the report of a confrontation. Officers 
located a victim of an assault and robbery. An investigation 
revealed the victim was walking to work 
when he was punched in the head from behind. 
The suspect continued to punch him after he fell to 
the ground, then stole the victim’s skateboard and 
fled the scene. The suspect was described as a male 
with half blond and half black hair, wearing a black 
shirt and black jeans. 
11. At 8:18 p.m., officers responded to 7-Eleven, 
102 East Huntington Drive, regarding a disturbance. 
An investigation revealed the suspect 
had pushed a clerk inside the store. Officers contacted 
the suspect, who was displaying erratic behavior 
and refused to obey commands. Officers 
determined he was under the influence of alcohol, 
and he also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 
The 28-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
12. At 8:46 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of East las Flores Avenue, 
regarding an attempted burglary report. The resident 
discovered pry marks on the rear door frame 
and locks. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. 
Saturday, July 9:

13. At 6:11 p.m., officers responded to the 
parking lot of Westfield Santa Anita, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding the report of someone 
brandishing a firearm. An investigation revealed 
the suspect and the victims were involved in a road 
rage incident. The suspect was driving a black 
pick-up truck when he pointed a black handgun at 
the victims. The investigation is ongoing.
14. At 7:16 p.m., an officer responded to Tokyo 
Wako, 401 East Huntington Drive, regarding 
a subject inside the location refusing to leave. The 
officer contacted the subject and determined he 
was under the influence of a controlled substance. 
He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. 
The 41-year-old male from Monrovia 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia CityJail for booking. 
suspect without provocation punched the victim in 
her face. The victim exited the vehicle and began to 
argue with the suspect, when he punched her three 
more times causing her fall to the ground. The suspect 
fled the area and into his apartment on Cinnamon 
Lane. Suspect outstanding, no video available. 

July 7, 2022

• Arson: 
300 Block of Greenbank Avenue. The victim was 
awoken by the noise of a suspect setting fire to her 
American flag that was mounted on a pole out in 
front of her residence. The victim called “911” and 
the suspect was arrested a short distance away from 
the location. No surveillance video available. 
July 8, 2022

• Grand Theft: 
900 Block of Lewiston Street. Between June 27,2022, 10 PM and July 8, 2022, 8:30 AM, suspect(s) 
unknown stole the catalytic converter to the victims 
parked vehicle a white 2005 Toyota Tundra. Loss 
was approximately $2,000. No surveillance video 
• Grand Theft: 
800 Block of Miltonwood Avenue. On July 8, 2022 
between 12 AM and 7 AM, suspect(s) unknown stole 
the catalytic converter to the victims parked vehicle 
a gray 2003 Honda Accord. Loss was approximately$1,500. No surveillance video available. 

South Pasadena city officials 
announced the completion of the most 
recent step towards the fire department 
fleet electrification by completing the 
installation of a Direct Current Fast 
Charging (DCFC) Level 3 Electric 
Vehicle (EV) charger in the parking lot 
next to the Fire Department. 
This charger will provide power charging 
capability for the Fire Department’s 
purchase of electric administrative 
vehicles. The EV charger installation 

was made possible by a grant provided 
by the Local Government PartnershipProgram under AB 2766, the Mobile 
Source Air Pollution Reduction Review 
Committee (MSRC) DiscretionaryFund from South Coast Air QualityManagement District (SCAQMD).

For more information visit: click citydepartment and then fire or call (626)


The six-wheeled explorer has inspected a stretch of the Red Planet to see if 

it is flat enough for NASA’s next Mars lander.

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is 
conducting its science campaign, taking 
samples at Jezero Crater’s ancient river 
delta, but it’s also been busy scouting. 
The rover is looking for locations where 
the planned Mars Sample Return (MSR)
Campaign can land spacecraft and collect 
sample tubes Perseverance has filled 
with rock and sediment. The sites being 
scouted are under consideration because 
of their proximity to the delta and to one 
another, as well as for their relatively flat, 
lander-friendly terrain.

 Mars Sample Return is a historic 
endeavor that would retrieve and deliver 
samples of that faraway terrain for 
intensive study in laboratories on Earth 
to look for signs of past microscopic 
life on the Red Planet. The strategic 
partnership between NASA and ESA 
(European Space Agency) would involve 
multiple spacecraft, including a rocket 
that would launch from the surface of 

 Engineers planning a Mars landing 
prefer to work with flatter ground 
because rocks and an undulating surface 
are harder to land on. With that in mind, 
the MSR Entry, Descent, and Landing 
team is looking for a pancake-flat landing 
zone with a 200-foot (60-meter) radius.

 “The Perseverance team pulled out all 
the stops for us, because Mars Sample 
Return has unique needs when it comes 
to where we operate,” said MSR Program 
Manager Richard Cook of NASA’s Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory in Southern 
California. “Essentially, a dull landing 
place is good. The flatter and more 
uninspiring the vista, the better we like 
it, because while there are a lot of things 
that need to be done when we arrive to 
pick up the samples, sightseeing is not 
one of them.” 
Flat-Out Inspirational

 The first stage of MSR is already in 
progress: Perseverance has cored, 
collected, and sealed nine samples of 
Mars rock to date. The ninth, collected 
on July 6, is the first from Jezero Crater’s 
ancient river delta. The plan is for 
Perseverance to drop, or cache, sample 
tubes on the surface to await later 
retrieval during MSR surface operations. 
Choosing an area that lacks large rocks 

(especially those over 7 1/2 inches, or 19 
centimeters, in diameter), sand dunes, 
and steeply angled terrain would go a 
long way toward easing the path for an 
MSR recovery vehicle to efficiently grab 
tubes before heading to the MSR Sample 
Retrieval Lander and its Mars Ascent 
Landing Strip

The MSR team calls the area they’ve been 
looking at the “landing strip” because – at 
least from images taken from spacecraft 
in orbit – it appears to be as flat and long 
as a runway. But they needed a rover’seye-
view for a closer look.

 “We had been eyeing these locations 
since before Perseverance’s landing, 
but imagery from orbit can only tell 
you so much,” said Al Chen, Mars 
Sample Return Systems Engineering &
Integration manager at JPL. “Now we 
have some up-close-and-personal shots 
of the landing strip that indicate we were 
right on the money. The landing strip 
will more than likely make our shortlist 
of potential landing and caching sites for 
More About the Campaign

NASA’s Mars Sample Return Campaign 
promises to revolutionize humanity’s 
understanding of Mars by bringing 
scientifically selected samples to Earth 
for study using the most sophisticated 
instruments around the world. The 
campaign would fulfill a solar system 
exploration goal, a high priority since 
the 1970s and in the last three National 
Academy of Sciences Planetary Decadal 

This strategic NASA and ESA 
partnership would be the first mission 
to return samples from another planet 
and the first launch from the surface of 
another planet. The samples collected byNASA’s Perseverance Mars rover duringits exploration of an ancient lakebed are 
thought to present the best opportunity 
to reveal clues about the early evolution 
of Mars, including the potential for 
past life. By better understanding the 
history of Mars, we would improve our 
understanding of all rocky planets in the 
solar system, including Earth.
Learn more about the Mars Sample 
Return Program: 

South Pasadena Two Day Outdoor

Watering Restrictions 

The South Pasadena City Council has 
declared a Stage 2 Serious Water SupplyShortage given the extreme drought 
conditions in California. Effective 
immediately, outdoor watering is restricted 
to two (2) days per week, and water leaks 
must be fixed within 48 hours. The new 
watering schedule is as follows:
Addresses ending in an even number: 
Monday, ThursdayAddresses ending in an odd number: 
Tuesday, FridayThe following water conservation 
requirements are effective at all times, 
regardless of what water supply stage the Cityis in: 

1. Watering between the hours of 9:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m. is prohibited.
2. Excessive water run-off from sprinklers/ 
irrigation is prohibited.

3. Watering during periods of rain and 48 
hours after is prohibited.
4. Washing down hard or paved surfaces is 
5. Vehicles must be washed with a hose 
equipped with a shut-off device.
6. Watering is limited to 15 minutes.
7. Using water to clean, fill or maintain levels 
in decorative fountains, ponds or other 
similar aesthetic structures is prohibited 
unless the structure uses a recirculating 
water system. 
The new regulations are effective and 
enforcement began July 1. Violators will 
first receive notices of observed violations. 
Repeated violations are subject to fines. 
Go to: waterconservation@southpasadenaca.
gov. for more information 

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