Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 10, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 10, 2022 


Residents Can Prepare Now to Help Prevent 
a Surge This Fall or Winter 

1,430 New Positive Cases and 8 New Deaths Due to COVID-
19 in Los Angeles County 

As the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate, there is a very real possibility 
that new variants of concern could contribute to another surge in 
the fall or winter, making it important that Los Angeles County residents 
take steps to reduce the risk for serious illness by being up-to-date on vaccines, 
testing when symptomatic or exposed, and using therapeutics when 

It is particularly critical for residents who are older, have underlying health 
conditions, or have many exposures at work and/or in the community to 
be fully vaccinated and boosted. As of Sept. 1, 57% of eligible residents age 
5 and older have had a COVID-19 vaccine plus one additional dose or a 
booster; this leaves 43% of county residents eligible to receive a booster 
dose potentially without optimal protection. 

Vaccinations remain the best defense against severe COVID-19 illness, 
and new Pfizer and Moderna boosters that target the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-
variants of Omicron were recently approved by both the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC). Residents and workers in LA County can start receiving these 
new updated bivalent boosters starting tomorrow, Sept. 7, at hundreds of 
sites across the county. Over the upcoming week, as soon as vaccines are 
received, the bivalent boosters are available at 12 Public Health sites, 701 
mobile vaccine clinics, and 245 community, pharmacy, and clinic sites.
To find a location for the new booster go to or (en español). Click on “Find a Location” and 
then search by “Vaccine Type”. 

If residents do become ill, fast and easy access to medicines is also crucial. 
As of last week, more than 550 sites offer therapeutics, many in communities 
that have been hard hit by COVID. 

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the 
many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara 
Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we transition from 
the summer to fall, we can follow simple health measures now to reduce 
the potential risk of a surge. COVID-19 is still a dangerous virus for some 
of our family members, work colleagues, and friends. By being fully vaccinated 
and boosted, especially with the new boosters against the more 
infectious Omicron subvariants of the virus, we are helping to protect others 
in our communities, especially those at highest risk for severe consequences 
should they become infected. We are fortunate to have so many 
tools widely available across the county to help us protect each other. And 
while we are at a different stage in the pandemic, with lower case numbers 
and fewer individuals hospitalized, there are still thousands of residents 
that need our help staying well.” 

Today, Public Health reported 8 additional deaths and 1,430 new positive 
cases. Of the 8 new deaths reported today, two people were between the 
ages of 50-64, four people were between the ages of 65-79, and two people 
were aged 80 years or older. Of the eight newly reported deaths, seven had 
underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. 
County is 33,217. 

Public Health has reported a total of 3,420,213 positive cases of COVID-19 
across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 7.4%. 

Hospitalization numbers are currently pending as Public Health awaits 
more information from the California Department of Public Health. Testing 
results are available for more than 12,489,452 individuals, with 24% 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 


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. 


For the period of Sunday, August 28th 
through Saturday, September 3rd, the Police Department 
responded to 871 calls for service, of which 109 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period. 

Sunday, August 28:

1. At 1:03 p.m., an officer responded the 300 block 
of East Foothill Boulevard regarding a vandalism report. 
A witness reported seeing the suspect, described as a dark 
skinned male with a beard and wearing all black clothing. 
He threw an object at one of the business’ windows 
and shattered it. The suspect was located nearby, and the 
49-year-old male transient was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. He was also found 
to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. A records 
check also revealed he had an outstanding misdemeanor 
2. At 5:06 p.m., an officer responded to the parking 
lot of Cheesecake Factory, located at 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim 
stated his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the 
parking lot sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on 
August 28th. 
Monday, August 29:

3. At 8:35 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 500 block of West Huntington Drive, regarding a 
burglary report. An investigation revealed someone entered 
the residence, used the shower, and had left various 
items behind. 
4. At 5:21 p.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 
located at 125 North First Avenue, regarding a stolen 
bicycle report. Sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 
p.m., someone stole the victim’s Red Road Shark racing 
bicycle that had been secured to the bike rack. The investigation 
is pending a review of any available surveillance 
5. At 7:33 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 
block of El Dorado Street regarding a theft from vehicle 
report. The victim discovered his catalytic converter had 
been stolen from his Honda Odyssey sometime during 
the previous night. 
6. At 8:35 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard regarding 
a battery report. An investigation revealed an altercation 
between a husband and wife resulted in the male half 
hitting the victim in the head, causing visible injuries. Arcadia 
Fire responded to provide treatment. The 69-yearold 
male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Tuesday, August 30:

7. At 12:03 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1000 block of Alta Vista Avenue regarding a disturbance. 
The officer discovered a fight between a boyfriend 

August 28, 2022 • Grand Theft Auto: 
Encanto Parkway and Huntington Drive. On August 28, 2022 between 2:55 PM and 3:45 PM 
suspect(s) unknown stole the victims parked vehicle a silver 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle recov

ered. No surveillance video available. 

August 29, 2022 

• Robbery:
1565 Central Avenue (Duarte High School). On August 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM the victim was walking on campus when 
she heard footsteps behind her. When she turned around, she noticed her ex-boyfriend approaching her. The suspect 
was on the phone and the victim heard him make some threatening comments. In fear for her safety, the victim brought 
out her phone to call for help. The suspect took the victims phone away from her and when she attempted to move 
away, he thrust himself forward to prevent her from leaving. The suspect fled the area after noticing a bystander witnessing 
the encounter. Suspect outstanding Possible surveillance video available.
• Grand Theft: 
1800 block of Royal Oaks Drive. Between August 25, 2022 7:30 AM and August 29, 2022 6:15 AM suspect(s) unknown 
stole the victim’s catalytic converter to his vehicle a gold 2004 Jeep Cherokee. Loss was approximately $1,100. 
• Grand Theft: 
3500 Block of Conata Street. On August 29, 2022 between 7:30 AM and 1:30 PM suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s 
catalytic converter to his vehicle a white 2020 Nissan NV200. Loss was approximately $1,100. 
August 30, 2022 

• Burglary (Vehicle):
1100 block of Maynard Drive. Between August 29, 2022 6:00 PM and August 30, 2022 8:00 AM suspect(s) unknown 
entered the victims locked vehicle a white 2021 Honda accord and stole some money from the center console. Loss was 
approximately $60. No surveillance video available. 
August 31, 2022 

• Grand Theft: 
2300 Block of Royal Oaks Drive. On August 31, 2022 between 5:15 PM and 10:30 PM suspect(s) unknown stole the 
victim’s catalytic converter to his vehicle a gray 2004 Honda Accord. Loss was approximately $1,200. 
September 01, 2022 

• Burglary (Vehicle):
804 Buena Vista Street (Montevista Health Care). Between August 31, 2022 5:30 PM and September 1, 2022 6:45 AM 
suspect(s) unknown entered the locations locked vehicle a white 2012 E250 Ford van and stole the vehicle registration 
from the glove box. Suspect(s) additionally stole the catalytic converter. Loss was approximately $1,000. No surveillance 
video available. 
September 02, 2022 

• Grand Theft Auto: 
1300 block of Parkrose Avenue. On September 2, 2022 between 12:30 AM and 7:30 AM suspect(s) unknown stole the 
victims parked vehicle a blue 2019 Subaru Forester. Vehicle outstanding. No surveillance video available. 
• Grand Theft Auto: 
1400 Block of Huntington Drive. On September 2, 2022 between 9:00 AM and 9:15 AM suspect(s) unknown stole the 
victims parked vehicle a red 2005 Chevy Silverado. Vehicle outstanding. No surveillance video available. 
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and girlfriend resulted in an incident of mutual battery, 
where both parties hit the other. Arcadia Fire responded 
to provide treatment to one of the parties. 

Wednesday, August 31:

8. At 10:33 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 
block of West Naomi Avenue regarding a notification of a 
stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the unoccupied 
vehicle. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Los 
Angeles Sheriff Department, Altadena Station. 
9. At 11:07 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection 
of Holly Avenue and Campus Drive regarding the 
notification of a stolen vehicle in the area. Assisting officers 
located the vehicle and conducted a high-risk traffic 
stop. Inside the vehicle was a driver and two occupants. 
The officers ultimately arrested the driver, a 23-year-old 
male transient and released the two occupants. 
Thursday, September 1:

10. At 12:53 p.m., an officer responded to Albertanos 
Mexican Food, located at 211 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding 
a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage 
captured two suspects entering a rear storage area and 
stealing tools. The officer was able to identify them as a 
35-year-old male from San Dimas and a 43-year-old female 
from San Dimas. 
11. At 4:15 p.m., an officer responded to a business 
located at 5460 Peck Road regarding a vehicle burglary 
report. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect smashed 
the victim’s window as soon as the victim walked away, 
and the lone suspect fled with a stolen wallet. The suspect 
is described as a 25 to 30-year-old male driving a blue 
Friday, September 2:

12. At 11:08 a.m., officers responded to the 00 block 
of West Huntington Drive regarding an arson investigation. 
Officers discovered the suspect, a 65-year-old female 
transient, had set a small trash can fire near Monarch Donuts. 
Arcadia Fire extinguished the fire and treated the 
suspect for a small wound on her arm. She was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
13. At 4:57 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand 
theft report. Surveillance footage revealed three suspects, 
two males and one female, stole five designer handbags, 
resulting in a loss of nearly $19,000.00. 
14. At 6:29 p.m., an officer responded to Dear John 
Denim, located at 12318 Lower Azusa Road, regarding a 
commercial burglary report. The reporting party discovered 
someone damaged the gate to the parking lot and 
forced open a storage container. The loss is unknown at 
the time of this report. The crime occurred sometime between 
September 1st at 7:29 p.m. and September 2nd at 
8:30 a.m.