Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 31, 2022

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The Monrovia Community Garden (MCG) has worked hard this year. The image above demon-strates their year in review with statistics 
on the work produced and executed by the MCG team and its volunteers. 
The Los Angeles County Sustainability Office recently highlighted our City's Community Garden Pilot Program in their Annual Report 
(p. 46). It is so great to have one of our City initiatives featured in a countywide report. We thank MCG for a great program and all our 
community volunteers and partners. 
If you have any questions, please email Kristin Ritzau at 
Although we have seen an increase in rain over the last couple of months, it still does not mean we are out of the drought! At the December 
20, 2022, City Council meeting, staff presented an update on our water conservation efforts. I am excited to share that we have saved 
200 million gallons of water since the implementation of our Phase II conservation efforts in March 2022! In comparing our 2022 water 
consumption to 2020 data, we have been able to reduce water usage by 11%, and I want to thank all who have done their part in helping 
us reduce water usage! 
By implementing our Phase II conservation efforts, the City has collected $907,478 in Excess Penalty Revenue from customers who consumed 
more water than their target allocations. The City Council has directed staff to use the revenue to implement water conservation 
programs that can continue to re-duce our water usage and promote long-term conservation efforts. Programs include increasing turf 
removal refunds from $3 to $4 for residential properties, a commercial turf rebate program, imple-menting a new outdoor water audit 
program, providing additional rebates to residential and commer-cial devices, and increasing funding to WaterSmart rebates. 
With no specific end date to the drought, Monrovians are encouraged to help our community adopt practices to reduce water usage! 
The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of 
December 18, 2022 – December 24, 2022. 
December 18, 2022 
No significant activity. 
December 19, 2022 
Grand Theft : 
1600 Block of Brightside Avenue. Between December 18, 2022 
8:00 PM and Decem-ber 19, 2022 3:00 AM suspect(s) unknown 
stole the catalytic converter to the victims parked work 
vehicle a white 2017 Chevy Silverado. Replacement cost is approximately 
$2,500. No surveillance video available. 
December 20, 2022 
No significant activity. 
December 21, 2022 
No significant activity. 
December 22, 2022 
No significant activity. 
December 23, 2022 
No significant activity. 
December 24, 2022 
Burglary (Residential): 
2500 Block of Bloomdale Street. Between December 23, 2022 
8:00 AM and December 24, 2022 2:54 AM suspect(s) unknown 
forcibly removed the window screen to the rear kitchen 
window and entered the location through the unlocked 
window. Suspect(s) ransacked the location and stole unknown 
items. Unknown loss at time of report. No surveillance video 
9.18.040 – Graffiti prohibited 
No person shall place or caused to be placed graffiti on any 
public or privately-owned property, building or structure, including 
natural and manmade objects, within the City. 
9.18.070 – Parental and minor liability 
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1714.1(b) and Government 
Code Section 38772, each parent or legal guardian 
having custody and control of a minor who plac-es graffiti on 
any public or privately owned structure, building, or property, 
including natural and manmade objects within the City, shall 
be jointly and severally liable with such minor for any and all 
costs incurred in connection with the removal of any graffiti 
caused by the minor, including all abatement costs, attorneys’ 
fees, court costs, remov-al costs, costs of repair and/or 
replacement, and the law enforcement costs incurred by the 
City in identifying and apprehending the minor. The liability 
of each parent or guardian shall not exceed the amount set by 
the California Judicial Council in accord-ance with California 
Civil Code Section 1714.1(c). Such liability shall be a personal 
ob-ligation of each parent or guardian and shall constitute a 
lien or special assessment on property owned by each parent 
or guardian pursuant to chapter 9.32 of this Code. The City 
is authorized to initiate legal action to enforce this section, or 
to recover these costs by any other means provided by law. 
Disposition of a criminal prosecution relating to placement of 
graffiti does not preclude the City from seeking full cost recovery 
as pro-vided herein. 
See something, say something. If you observe vandalism (Graffiti) 
occurring, please call “911” and report the incident. If you 
have information and would like to remain anonymous, make 
a call to CRIME STOPPERS 1 (800) 222-TIPS(8477) or LACRIMESTOPPERS.
ORG or download the mobile APP “P3 TIPS”. 
For the period of Sunday, December 18th through Saturday, 
December 24th, the Police Department responded to 829 calls 
for service, of which 101 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period. 
Sunday, December 18: 
1. At 2:48 p.m., an officer responded to the 1200 block of 
South Baldwin Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime 
between December 16th at 9:45 p.m. and December 17th 
at 2:00 a.m., someone stole the victim’s Mercedes E300 from a 
back parking lot. 
2. At 3:31 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
1000 block of Sunset Boulevard regarding a domestic dispute. 
The officer discovered an argument between the married couple 
resulted in the male half twisting the female victim’s arm, 
causing her pain. The investigation is ongoing. 
Monday, December 19: 
3. At 12:41 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection 
of Baldwin Avenue and Las Tunas Drive regarding an incident 
of illegal camping. The officer located the 66-year-old male 
transient, and he was issued a citation. 
4. At 11:13 a.m., an officer responded to Sunglass Hut, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft 
report. An investigation revealed an unidentified male suspect 
stole numerous pairs of sunglasses resulting in a loss of nearly 
$2,300.00. The Black male, approximately 6’ tall suspect fled in 
a white Range Rover. 
5. At 11:06 p.m., an officer responded to a parking lot at 
The Shops at Santa Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim stated 
someone smashed one of his windows and fled with a purse 
and cash. The crime happened sometime between 9:30 p.m. 
and 10:55 p.m. on December 19th. 
Tuesday, December 20: 
6. At 2:33 p.m., an officer responded to a parking lot at 
The Shops at Santa Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a vandalism incident. The officer discovered 
someone scratched both the driver and passenger sides of the 
victim’s vehicle. The crime may be related to an incident of 
road rage that occurred before the victim parked. 
Wednesday, December 21: 
7. At 10:21 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
900 block of Palo Alto Drive regarding a burglary in progress. 
The victim reported seeing two male suspects in her rear yard 
via CCTV footage. A review of the footage and an investigation 
resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old male from Los Angeles, 
a 40-year-old female from Santa Fe Springs, two 17-year-old 
males from Compton, and a 14-year-old male from Los Angeles. 
Two additional burglaries were found to have been committed 
by this crew, one in the 100 block of Kari Way and another 
one in the 1800 block of Watson Drive. 
8. At 11:18 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
200 block of South Golden West Avenue regarding a burglary 
report. The officer determined someone broke the rear laundry 
room window and ransacked the master bedroom. The loss is 
Thursday, December 22: 
9. At 9:12 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of 
West Camino Real Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. 
Sometime during the previous night, someone stole the 
victim’s catalytic converter from her Toyota Prius. Another 
catalytic converter was stolen nearby in the 00 block of Bonita 
10. At 4:55 p.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of 
Drake Road regarding a grand theft incident. The officer determined 
someone entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole 
two wallets. The suspects then used the stolen debit cards to 
complete fraudulent transactions. The total loss was more than 
$6,000.00. The suspect was captured on surveillance footage 
and is described as a Hispanic male with a medium build, and 
driving a black, four door Dodge truck. 
Friday, December 23: 
11. At 5:13 a.m., an officer responded to Knockout Warehouse, 
located at 1550 East Clark Street, regarding a commercial 
burglary. An investigation revealed unidentified suspect(s) 
entered the business by breaking a glass door and once inside, 
they ransacked the business. The loss is unknown as of the date 
of this report. 
12. At 4:06 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of 
Temple City Boulevard and West Longden Avenue regarding 
the notification of a wanted vehicle in the area. Upon contacting 
the driver, the officer discovered the suspect and passenger 
were in possession of stolen mail, a stolen license plate, counterfeit 
keys, and drug paraphernalia. A 38-year-old male from 
Diamond Bar and a 40-year-old male from Rosemead were arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. A 
records check revealed the 40-year-old male also had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant. 
13. At 9:10 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
100 block of El Dorado Street regarding a petty theft report. 
The officer determined someone stole the victim’s house key 
from a box that had been left on the porch. The crime occurred 
sometime between December 21st and 23rd. 
Saturday, December 24: 
14. At 5:51 p.m., an officer responded to The Shops at Santa 
Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand 
theft report. The victim discovered his bicycle had been stolen 
from the bike rack at the mall. The crime occurred between 
2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.