Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 17, 2022

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For the period of Sunday, December 4th through Saturday, 
December 10th, the Police Department responded to 841 calls 
for service, of which 102 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, December 4:

1. At 2:50 a.m., an officer responded to the intersectionof Santa Anita Avenue and Huntington Drive regarding a solovehicle traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breathand body. Through a series of tests, the officer discovered the31-year-old female from Monrovia had been driving with ablood alcohol content of .177%, well above the legal limit. Thedriver was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking. 
2. At 9:46 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the600 block of East Camino Real Avenue regarding a residentialburglary investigation. The officer discovered someone hadsmashed a rear glass door and fled with a laptop. The total losswas not reported at the time of the crime. 
Monday, December 5:

3. At 2:59 a.m., an officer responded to a traffic collisionnear the intersection of Las Tunas Drive and Live Oak Avenue. 
Upon contacting the driver, the officer determined the suspectwas under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. After conducting 
field sobriety tests, the officer discovered the 22-yearold 
female from Pomona was driving with a blood alcoholcontent of .227%. A passenger, a 26-year-old male from Irvine,
was also under the influence of alcohol and was unable to care 
for himself. Both suspects were arrested and transported to theArcadia City Jail for booking.
4. At 12:25 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 blockof East Live Oak Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report.
Surveillance footage captured the suspect, a Hispanic femalesmash one of the windows and flee with the victim’s purse.
The suspect is described as being 30 to 35-years-old, with lightcolored hair, wearing a black tank top, sweatpants, and havingseveral tattoos. 
Tuesday, December 6:

5. At 1:04 a.m., an officer responded to the area of SunsetBoulevard and Michillinda Avenue regarding a subject checkrequest. Upon locating the subject, the officer discovered shewas drinking in public. The 51-year-old female from Arcadiawas issues a citation in the field. 
6. At 2:23 p.m., an officer responded to Sunny Bay Pharmacy, 
located at 450 East Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial 
burglary. An investigation revealed three unidentified 
suspects smashed the front window of the medical building.
Once inside, they used a sledgehammer to break a wall into thepharmacy. They fled with prescription medications. 
Wednesday, December 7:

7. At 12:43 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the800 block of East Camino Real Avenue regarding a burglaryin progress. The victim was able to scare off the suspect, butsurveillance footage captured a description. With the description, 
additional officers were able to locate the suspect and the21-year-old male from Los Angeles was charged with burglary,
resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools, a probation violation, 
and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
8. At 10:03 a.m., officers responded to the intersection ofDuarte Road and Fifth Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle in thearea. Upon locating and stopping the vehicle, the driver admitted 
to being in possession of a controlled substance. A records
check revealed the suspect also had an outstanding misdemeanor 
warrant. The 48-year-old male from San Gabriel wasarrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, December 8:

9. At 4:19 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the600 block of Walnut Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. 
Sometime between November 30th and December 7th,
unknown suspect(s) entered the home by smashing the rearsliding glass door and ransacked the location. The loss is unknown 
as of the date of this report.
10. At 4:50 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, locatedat 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft report.
The suspect was witnessed stealing more then $1,000.00 worthof merchandise. The 18-year-old female from West Hills wasarrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Friday, December 9:

11. At 12:27 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft.
Loss prevention stated the suspect fled with 40 designer shirts,
amounting to a loss of nearly $3,500.00 before dropping theitems outside of the entrance and fleeing in his black sedan.
The suspect is described as a Black male between the ages of 20and 30-years-old.
12. At 5:00 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Del 
Mar Boulevard and Oak Knoll Avenue regarding the activation 
of a GPS tracking device. The device had been previouslydeployed by the Arcadia Police Department to combat package 
thefts throughout the city. A pursuit ensued and ended inNorth Hollywood. The suspect attempted to run and hide ina yard but was ultimately located. He was charged with evading, 
burglary, stealing a vehicle, grand theft, a hit and run collision, 
driving on the wrong side of the road, and a records check 
revealed he had four outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The 
22-year-old male from Oxnard was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Saturday, December 10:

13. At 12:50 a.m., an officer responded to the intersectionof West Camino Real Avenue and South Baldwin Avenue regarding 
a vehicle blocking the intersection. Upon contactingthe driver, the officer discovered he was asleep at the wheel. Aninvestigation revealed the suspect was driving under the influence 
of alcohol. The 29-year-old male from Westminster wasarrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
14. At 1:01 p.m., an officer responded to Cosmo Prof, located 
at 332 East Huntington Drive, regarding a theft report.
The officer determined two female suspects stole various cosmetic 
items amounting to a loss of $136.00. The suspects aredescribed as two Hispanic females. 

December 13, 2022 – Everyone can find fun and engaging things to do with Arcadia Public Library this holiday season! From Monday, 
December 19 to Saturday, January 7, adults, teens, and children can take the Winter Break Reading Challenge. For every five hours the 
community reads, another piece is added to the friendly reading snowman. It’s easy, entertaining, and lets everyone enjoying reading 
and being part of a community project. To participate, visit 

All ages can also join the “Wish Upon a Star Community Project.” The Arcadia Public Library is hosting a community project to collect 
and display 2,023 folded paper stars, with wishes for the Arcadia community. Everyone can take part in the project by writing a wish 
for Arcadia on paper, then folding it into a paper star and donating it to the Library's Jerry Broadwell Children's Room for display in 
glass jars. 

Donors may use a paper of their choosing and contribute as many folded stars as they like. Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, 
January 31, 2023, and will become the property of the Arcadia Public Library. 

Need something fun and educational for the kids to do while school is on break? The Arcadia Public Library's Jerry Broadwell Children's 
Room is offering free Winter Activity Kits for some winter fun at home. Each kits contains a craft, activity sheet, as well as a reading 
list for some great winter reads. They are designed for kindergarten to 2nd grades, 3rd to 5th grades, and 6th to 8th grades. Kits will be 
available Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23, 2022, and Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 30, 2022, 
while supplies last. 

Visit the Arcadia Public Library’s website at or call the Adult Services desk at 626.821.5569 for more information. 
For information about the Winter Activity Kits call the Children’s Department at 626.821.5566. 

The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 

9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can also follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

At the December 13 Duarte City Council Meeting, City Council adopted Resolution No. 22-39 reciting the facts and declaring the results 
of the General Municipal Election on No-vember 8, 2022. Elections for City Councilmembers were conducted in Districts 1, 4, 5, 
and 6 and the following candidates were elected to serve for a four-year term: 

District 1 - Margaret E. FinlayDistrict 4 - Tera Martin Del CampoDistrict 5 - Samuel KangDistrict 6 - Cesar Andres Garcia 

Duarte City Council also appointed Jody Schulz as the new Duarte Mayor and Vinh Tru-ong as Mayor Pro Tem at the December 13 
City Council Meeting. Councilmembers ap-point the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem amongst themselves and each position serves for a 
one-year term. 

Supervisor Kathryn Barger was in attendance to swear in re-elected Councilmember Mar-garet Finlay and newly elected Councilmember 
Tera Martin Del Campo. Re-elected Councilmember Cesar Andres Garcia was sworn in by his mother, Lydia Garcia. 

The Duarte City Council is comprised of seven members who are directly elected by Du-arte voters. The Council serves as the legislative 
body for the City and is responsible for establishing City policies, adopting City ordinances and resolutions, holding public hearings, 
adopting the City’s budget, and authorizing City expenditures. City Council also ap-points the City Manager, City Attorney, and 
the members of City commissions and com-mittees. Councilmembers serve a term of four years and the elections of councilmembers 
are staggered. 

Measure J, an ordinance establishing a healthcare workers minimum wage ordinance in the City, was also up for consideration at the 
November 8 election. A majority of Duarte voters did not vote in favor of Measure J and therefore it will not be adopted. 

Elections for City Council representative in Districts 2, 3, and 7 will be held in 2024 at the end of the current representatives’ 4-year 
term. Learn more about your district by visiting the City’s redistricting website. 


The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of 
December 04, 2022 – December 10, 2022. 

December 04, 2022 

• Robbery:
2249 Huntington Drive (Mobile Gas). On December 4, 2022at 4:45 PM suspect(s) unknown, three male black adults intheir 20’s, wearing dark cloth-ing entered the location. Thethree suspects walked around like customers, when they allsuddenly approached the clerk. One of the suspects pinnedthe victim up against the wall as the other two suspects removed 
the cash from the register. The victim attempted tobreak free, when the suspect stated, “Don’t make me pull outmy gun”. Fearing for her safety she cooperated with the suspects, 
until they fled the location. As the suspects exited thelocation, she followed them as they entered a gray four doorsedan and drove away towards the freeway on ramp. Videosurveillance available. Loss was approx-imately $500. 
December 05, 2022

• Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence):
1300 Block of Mountain Avenue. On December 5, 2022 at 
2:00 AM the vic-tim and suspect were at the location arguingabout relationship issues. During the argument, the suspecttook the victims phone away from her. The victim attemptedto get the suspect to give her phone back when he began toassault her. The suspect exited the location, and the victimfollowed him, where he assaulted her again. The suspect leftthe location and the victim returned to her residence. Approximately 
30 minutes went by and the suspect returned. 
The victim and suspect fell a sleep together and upon waking 
up the suspect was gone. The Suspect outstanding. Nosurveillance video available. 
• Burglary (Vehicle):
1500 Duarte Road (City of Hope). On December 5, 2022 between 
10:30 AM and 11:30 AM suspect(s) unknown enteredthe victim’s vehicle a 2022 BMW 228i and stole his backpack 
containing a laptop from the trunk. Loss was ap-proximately 
$1,500. No surveillance video available. 

December 08, 2022 

• Grand Theft Auto: 
1500 Block of 3rd Street. Between December 7, 2022 12:00 
AM and Decem-ber 8, 2022 8:00 AM suspect(s) unknownstole the victims parked vehicle a blue 1997 Honda CRV LIC4NZE308. No surveillance video available. Vehicle recovered 
by ELA Sheriff Station. 
• Grand Theft Auto: 
2100 Block of Buena Vista Street. On December 8, 2022 between 
6:30 PM and 8:00 PM suspect(s) unknown stole thevictims parked vehicle a blue 2000 Dodge Durango LIC6CFC363. No surveillance video available. Vehicle re-covered 
by Irwindale PD. 
December 09, 2022 

• Burglary (Commercial):
1312 Duarte Road (La Simpatia). On December 9, 2022 at
1:07 AM sus-pect(s) unknown cut the security gate bars andshattered the front glass door and entered the location. Thesuspect(s) ransacked the location and stole un-known items.
No surveillance video available. 
December 10, 2022 

• Burglary (Commercial):
1450 Mountain Avenue (Harbor Freight). Suspect unknowna male black adult 6’ 02”, 240 lbs, wearing a gray cloth facemask, a black hat, black shirt, white pants, entered the location 
and walked directly to the generator isle. The suspect selected 
three generators and placed them onto a pushcart. Thesus-pect exited through the emergency exit without attempting 
to purchase the items. The suspect entered a gray 2017Jeep Compass with a license plate of 8XVY269 registered inPomona. Loss was approximately $1,450. Surveillance videoavailable. 
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