Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 6, 2022

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PUBLIC SAFETY Mountain View News Saturday, August 6 , 2022 
8 PUBLIC SAFETY Mountain View News Saturday, August 6 , 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. 

Tuesday, July 26 Medical EmergencyAt approximately 12PM, officers with the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to a call 
from the north-eastside of Sierra Madre, bordering the City of Arcadia, concerning a drowning 
incident involving two children. Sierra Madre Fire Department and Arcadia Fire Department 
were also on scene, actively providing life-saving measures. Both children were transported to a 
local hospital for further medical treatment and their current condition is not known. Officers 
investigating the incident believe that this appears to have been a tragic accident. 

The Sierra Madre Police Department wants to remind everyone of the importance of pool safety,
especially during the summer months. We urge adults to maintain constant supervision of 
children and to ensure that pool access areas are thoroughly secured. 

For more information on pool and water safety please visit

Thursday, July 28 Felony Warrant ArrestAt approximately 6 PM, officers responded to the 600 block of Manzanita Ave for reports of a 
suspicious vehicle. Officers made consensual contact with a male occupant inside the vehicle. 
After an investigation, it was discovered that the male had an outstanding felony warrant from a 
neighboring county. The male was arrested and booked for the warrant. 

Friday, July 29 Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Mountain Trail 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. 

Saturday, July 30 Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Officers responded to the 100 block of E.Sierra Madre Blvd. for reports of a theft from motor 
vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that the catalytic converter was stolen from his 
vehicle. There is no suspect information at this time. The Detectives' Bureau is following up on 
this incident. 


For the period of Sunday, July 24th through Saturday, July 30th, the Police Department responded 
to 865 calls for service, of which 108 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, July 24:

1. At 7:31 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East Foothill Boulevard regarding a vandalism 
report. The victim discovered the suspect, a female from a former relationship, vandalized his business and 
he stated he received threatening text messages and emails after an altercation with her. The female suspect is 
outstanding as of August 2nd. 
Monday, July 25:

2. At 3:40 a.m., an officer responded to 1919 Lanzhou Beef Noodle, located at 148 East Duarte Road, 
regarding a commercial burglary investigation. The officer determined unknown suspects smashed the windows 
of three adjacent businesses. The suspects fled with cash and a register. 
3. At 3:56 a.m., an officer responded to Ci Tea, located at 1108 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial 
burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed four unidentified suspects smashed the front door of 
the business and stole the cash drawer. It is unknown if this burglary is related to the incidents that occurred 
earlier in the morning. 
4. At 8:16 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Norman Avenue regarding 
a theft from vehicle incident. Sometime between July 21st at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on July 22nd, someone 
entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole the victim’s wallet. 
5. At 10:36 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Colorado Boulevard regarding a 
battery incident. The officer discovered the female suspect spit at and struck the male victim. The 47-year-old 
female from Covina was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
6. At 1:14 p.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, located at 102 East Huntington Drive, regarding a 
trespassing report. After multiple attempts to get the suspect to leave the business, officers arrested the suspect 
and transported the 31-year-old male from Temple City to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. A records 
check revealed he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. 
Tuesday, July 26:

7. At 12:54 a.m., an officer responded to Le Méridien, located at 130 West Huntington Drive, regarding 
a grand theft incident. The victim discovered a large sum of money had been stolen from his wallet while 
having a small gathering in his hotel room. 
8. At 12:42 p.m., an officer responded to Sunglass Hut, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a shoplifting report. An investigation revealed a lone suspect stole 26 pairs of Chanel sunglasses. APD Detectives 
discovered the suspect, a 28-year-old male from San Francisco, is a known retail thief and had committed 
a similar theft from the Brea Mall. The investigation is ongoing. 
Wednesday, July 27:

9. At 10:51 a.m., an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road 
regarding a battery report. The officer determined the suspect, the victim’s boyfriend, had been physically 
abusive for three years. The 20-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 
10. 7:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of East Live Oak Avenue regarding a package theft. 
Surveillance footage captured the suspect, a bald Hispanic or White male, steal the victim’s package at approximately 
3:15 p.m. The suspect fled on foot. 
Thursday, July 28:

11. At 9:09 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of East Floral Avenue regarding a theft from 
vehicle report. Sometime during the previous night, someone entered the victim’s unlocked sedan and stole 
battery chargers. 

IRWINDALE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces 
a five-day closure of westbound Interstate 210 (I-210) at the San Gabriel River 
Bridge in Irwindale for a bridge upgrade project partially funded by Senate Bill 1 
(SB 1). Crews will divert traffic from eastbound I-210 to westbound I-210, which 
will be converted to three-lanes in both directions between Interstate 605 (I-605) 
and Irwindale Ave. during the closure. 

The following closures will be taking place Wednesday, August 17, at 10:00 p.m. 
through Tuesday, August 23, at 5 a.m.:

• Eastbound I-210 from I-605 to Irwindale Ave. 
• Westbound I-210 Irwindale Ave. on-ramps 
• I-605 to eastbound I-210 connector 
• Eastbound I-210 Mt. Olive Dr. on-ramps 
Trucks over seven tons are prohibited on Huntington Dr. in the city of Duarte and 
will be subject to traffic enforcement. Message signs on the highway will be alerting 
trucks to use designated alternate routes. 

Caltrans advises motorists to expect major delays, use I-10 or SR-60 as alternate 
routes, use public transportation on the Metro L Line (Gold) or Metrolink during 
the closures and if possible, work from home. 

The closure schedule is subject to change due to weather, availability of equipment 
and materials, and construction-related issues. Motorists are encouraged to plan 
ahead and check the Caltrans QuickMap for up-to-the-minute traffic conditions. 
More information and updates on this project can be found on the District 7 website 
or on Twitter. 


A mountain lion has been spotted in the 2700 Block of Starpine Drive in Duarte. 
As temperatures rise, more wild animals will come into residential are-as. The Department 
of Public Safety suggests the following guidelines to as-sist in coexisting 
with wildlife: 

• Do not leave small children and or small pets (even if pets are caged) 
unattended outdoors. 
• Should you have to maintain your pet outdoors and have room to do so, 
consider the placement of an enclosed dog or cat run adequate in size to allow your 
pet to exercise. The run should contain a 6-sided shelter and potable water and have 
some shade to protect your pet from direct sunlight. 
• Do not encourage, entice, approach, or feed mammalian wildlife such as 
coyotes or bears. It is a violation of the law. 
• Please remove your pet's food dish or bowl when your pet has finished eating, 
and do not leave any unattended food outdoors. 
• Pick up all fallen fruit & berries from your yard. If possible, do not leave ripened 
fruit on branches. For assistance in removing ripened fruit, con-tact Duarte's 
Local Harvest at (626) 359-5671, ext. 316, to schedule a harvest time and date. 
• Enclose or remove woodpiles. 
• Do not compost human food items. 
• Enclose vegetable gardens with sturdy welded wire mesh or green-house. 
Clear dense vegetation to reduce wildlife hiding places. 
• Clean all grills or barbecues after use. 
• Secure or store trash containers in enclosed structures or securely strap 
down the lids. Do not place refuse containers out until the day of ser-vice. Spray 
ammonia occasionally in the trash to cut down on food odors. 
• Report abandoned or severely neglected unkempt properties to the Public 
Safety Department at (626) 357-7938 and overgrown brush to the Fire Department 
as wildlife may often take up living at such locations. 
• Carry a walking stick or large colorful umbrella when out on walks so that 
you can use it to fend off an animal. An open umbrella, for example, presents you as 
much larger than the animal and may frighten it away. 
• Please report suspicious activity to your Public Safety Department at (626) 
357-7938 in regards to people who feed wild animals. 

From The Duarte Police Department 

We recommend you take the following steps in protecting your property and to 
discourage would-be criminals from committing auto burglaries or theft from unlocked 

• Do not leave valuable items visible in your car. Car Burglary and theft from 
unlocked vehicles is a crime of opportunity, be sure to keep your car clean from any 
• Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often 
use flashlights to see through tint.
• Close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your vehicle. 
• Park in well-lit, heavily populated areas. 
• Make a copy of your registration and insurance, and keep them in your wallet 
or purse. Then remove all forms of identification from your vehi-cle. Anyone 
with permission to drive your vehicle should also have a copy of the registration and 
insurance with them to furnish to the law en-forcement if necessary.
• Do not leave garage door openers in parked vehicles. 
• If you are parking your vehicle for several days check on it periodically. 
• Inspect your vehicle regularly, thieves often times will remove license plates 
or replace them with stolen plates from stolen vehicles or take vehicle registration 
• Secure truck tail gates- tail gates are stolen due to the ease of removal. 
• Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, get your converter engraved with 
some sort of identifying number on it.
It is also important to follow these basic safety tips to keep your property safe. Most 
importantly, ALWAYS Call Temple Sheriff ’s Station for any suspicious activity at 
(626) 285-7171. 

Nationwide, people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and in need of 
immediate help are now able to dial or text 988 and receive assistance through the 
new Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number. 

A new 988 Call Center, operated by Didi Hirsch, is now taking calls coming into 
the 988 hotline in Los Angeles County. Trained operators are available to triage 
callers to receive the appropriate services, including suicide crisis counseling over 
the phone and mental health de-escalation counseling over the phone. In addition, 
they will also triage callers to determine when dispatching a mobile crisis 
team is appropriate and, in rare cases, connection to law enforcement when safety 
is of concern. 

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