Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 7, 2023

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Mountain Views News Saturday, January 7, 2023 
Mountain Views News Saturday, January 7, 2023 

From the office of the City Manager" 

Tthe pictures below are actually from the Lower Clamshell Trail in the Wilderness Preserve, they 
capture the amazing work of Pokrajac Corporation and their amazing team that has been hard-atwork 
in both the Preserve and Canyon Park. 

These photos show crews removing new sediment and debris that washed down the mountain dur-
ing the rain on Monday and Tuesday. Crews went out on Wednesday to be sure the culverts and 
drainage areas were cleared before the heavy rain on Thursday which projected 4"-8" inches of pro-
jected rain in some foothill areas. 

As debris basins were cleared of any obstruction, the Pokrajac team helped us ensure there is proper 
drainage in our beloved open space areas. We thank our staff and partners for working so diligently 
ahead of the rainstorm! 

We'd also like to thank local residents for doing your part to help remove litter and trash from your 
local streets and helping to keep our local water sources clean! One final reminder...please be sure to 
turn off your sprinklers when it is raining! 

Find out what's going on around town, the latest on upcoming events and programs, and updates on 
development projects. 

6 AT 6 AM 

L.A. County Public Works is scheduled to lift the Phase 2 mudflow alert for theFish Fire Impact Area at 6 AM tomorrow, January 6, 2023. The City of Duarte 
will also move the Fish Fire Impact Area to a Green Alert Level at 6 AM tomorrow. 
At that time, parking restrictions for the 25 homes on Mel Canyon Road 
from Brookridge Road to Fish Canyon Road will be lifted. Trash cans may be 
placed on the street for service after 6 AM. 
Overall, Duarte experienced very little impact in the Fish Fire Area with only 
minor dirt and debris behind the k-rails at the top of Mel Canyon Road. 
The National Weather Service is predicting more storm activity Monday and 
Tuesday of next week. L.A. County Public Works and Duarte Public Safety staff 
will continue to assess weather conditions and update residents as needed.
Residents are encouraged to monitor weather conditions and be alert to changes. 

Find weather resources below: 

National Weather Service ( 

L.A. County Department of Public Works ( 
Tell your Duarte family and friends to sign up for Nixle alerts to receive emergency 
communications by registering via email at 
or by texting 91010 to 888777. 

Cancer Support Community to host open house events for its popular 
Guild of volunteers 

Membership for the 2023 Guild of Cancer Support Community (CSC) is now open. Is your 
New Year resolution is to give back to our community and connect with other philanthropic 

individuals? We invite you to one of our Guild recruitment parties. 

Saturday, January 21st at 4:00pm and 
Wednesday, February 8th at 5:30pm 

Members of the Guild of Cancer Support Community play a vital role in the work that the 
organization does for those impacted by cancer in our community. Each year, the Guild 
raises over $350,000 to help fund the much needed support groups, educational workshops, 
and healthy lifestyle classes offered free of charge to anyone who needs them. 

Please RSVP in advance so that we can prepare accordingly. For more information about the 
Guild, visit or contact Kim Burbank Ferreira at k.ferreira@cscpasadena.
org or 626.796.1083. 

About the Guild of Cancer Support Community: 
The Guild is open to anyone over 21 years old who is passionate about the mission of Cancer 
Support Community: to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, 
strengthened by action, and sustained by community. 

The Guild has three 
simple, yet generous, 
goals each year. 

(1) To support themission of CSC byplanning and attending 
the organization's 
fundraising events, (2) secure sponsorships and donations, (3) and to have fun and 
get to know the other Guild members! Guild dues are $100 each year for anyone over 30 yearsold, $50 for those 30 years old and under. We currently ask that all Guild members be fullyvaccinated against COVID-19 (boosters recommended, but not required) 
To learn more about the Guild and the role you could play in 2023, please visit:

About Cancer Support Community (CSC): Cancer Support Community provides free support 
groups, educational workshops, and healthy lifestyle classes to cancer patients and their 
families, cancer survivors, and those bereaved across Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel 
Valley. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Armenian. 

For more information, go to or call 626-796-1083. 


For the period of Sunday, December 25th 
through Saturday, December 31st, the Police 
Department responded to 842 calls for service, 
of which 87 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of 
some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, December 25:

1. At 6:07 p.m., an officer responded tothe 1900 block of Alta Oaks Drive regardinga burglary alarm activation. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspect(s) smasheda rear sliding door and ransacked the home.
The loss is unknown as of the date of this 
2. At 6:51 p.m., an officer respondedto CVS Pharmacy, located at 1401 SouthBaldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting incident. 
The officer determined the suspect, 
a 33-year-old male transient from TempleCity, stole approximately $60.00 worth ofwine, chocolate, and a blanket. He was located 
nearby and was arrested. He was thentransported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking.
3. At 11:54 p.m., an officer respondedto the intersection of Huntington Driveand First Avenue regarding a subject digging 
through trash, an Arcadia Municipal 
Violation. Upon contacting the subjectand conducting a records check, the officerdiscovered the 36-year-old male transientfrom South El Monte had two outstandingmisdemeanor warrants. He was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking. 
Monday, December 26:

4. At 7:39 a.m., an officer responded tothe 900 block of Huntington Drive regarding 
a battery investigation. An investigationrevealed a physical altercation occurred between 
an adult son and his mother resultingin the son punching and kicking his mother. 
The 19-year-old male from Arcadia wasgone by the time the officer had arrived. Themother did not require medical treatment.
5. At 3:07 p.m., an officer responded tothe 700 block of Arcadia Avenue in regard to 
a theft report. Sometime during the previous 
night, someone stole the victim’s catalytic 
converter from his Toyota Prius. The 
investigation is pending a review of nearby 
surveillance footage.

6. At 6:22 p.m., an officer respondedto Macy’s, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a theft report. Loss prevention 
witnessed and confronted the suspectsas they stole nearly $800.00 worth of merchandise. 
The 46-year-old male from Glendale 
and 39-year-old female from Glendalewere arrested and cited in the field. 
Tuesday, December 27:

7. At 7:48 a.m., an officer responded to1306 South Fourth Avenue regarding a theftfrom vehicle report. Surveillance footagecaptured three thieves stealing the victim’scatalytic converter from her Toyota Priusand fleeing. The suspects committed the 
crime around 3:30 a.m. and were all males in 
dark clothing. Similar incidents occurred inthe 200 block of Laurel Avenue and the 200 
block of Bonita Street. It is unknown if the 
thefts were committed by the same suspects.
8. At 12:47 p.m., an officer respondedto the 100 block of East Live Oak Avenue in 
regard to a vandalism report. The officerdetermined the suspect parked in a privateparking lot and when a security gate prohibited 
her from leaving, she and a secondsuspect forcefully opened the gate, leavingthe gate damaged and in need of repair. Thesuspects are described as an Asian female,
approximately 5’3”, with a thin build, blackhair, and a White male between the ages of45 and 50-years-old with a heavy build.
9. At 6:54 p.m., an officer respondedto The Shops at Santa Anita, located at 400South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a stolenvehicle report. The victim discovered herPorsche 911 had been stolen from the Nordstrom 
parking lot sometime earlier in theday. 
Wednesday, December 28:

10. At 9:21 p.m., an officer respondedto Albertsons, located at 298 East Live OakAvenue, regarding a commercial burglaryinvestigation. Surveillance footage and thestore manager witnessed a team of three suspects 
working in concert to steal approximately 
$1000.00 worth of non-prescriptionmedications. The suspects are described asone Black female in her 20s, and two Black 
males in their early 20s. They fled in a Honda 

Thursday, December 29: 

11. At 2:39 p.m., an officer respondedto the Arcadia Police Department lobby regarding 
an attempted robbery report. The 
victim stated she was walking to her carwhen she was approached by the suspectwho demanded her bag. A second suspectalso threatened the victim. Thankfully, additional 
family members walked by and thesuspects fled. The suspect is described as a16-year-old Hispanic male, approximately5’6” tall. 
12. At 6:56 p.m., an officer respondedto The Derby, located at 233 East Huntington 
Drive, regarding a stolen vehicle investigation. 
An investigation revealed someone 
stole the victim’s jacket while she was insidethe restaurant, and then used her car keysto steal her car. The suspect(s) then used thevictim’s credit cards to complete fraudulenttransactions. The suspect is described as aHispanic male between the ages of 35 and45-years-old. 
Friday, December 30:

13. At 7:58 p.m., an officer responded to 
Macy’s, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a theft investigation. The officer 
determined loss prevention captured thesuspect stealing more than $500.00 worth ofmerchandise. The 22-year-old female fromLos Angeles was arrested and transported tothe Pasadena City Jail for booking. 
Saturday, December 31:

14. At 11:46 p.m., an officer responded 
to Shell Gas Station, located at 102 EastHuntington Drive, regarding a theft report.
While the officer was investigating the theft,
the suspect, a 34-year-old male from LosAngeles, attempted to leave and becamecombative as the officers attempted to detain 
him. After he was detained, a glass pipe 
to smoke methamphetamine was located in 
the suspect’s backpack. A records check alsorevealed he was on parole. The suspect wasarrested and transported to the Arcadia CityJail for booking. 

December 27, 2022

• Petty Theft :
1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). On December 27, 2022,
at 8:00 PM, suspect unknown, a male black adult approximately 
30 years old, 5’02”, 125lbs., wearing a black jacket, 
gray pants, and black and white “Nike” shoes, was at the 
customer service desk attempting to return a prepaidphone card. The suspect became upset when employeestold him they do not do returns. The suspect jumped overthe counter, took an “HP” laptop, and ran outside withoutattempting to purchase the item. The loss is approximately$400. Surveillance video is available. 
December 28, 2022

• No significant activity. 
December 29, 2022

• No significant activity. 
December 30, 2022

• Burglary (Vehicle):
2200 block of Broach Avenue. Between December 29, 2022,
3:00 PM and December 30, 2022, 12:00 AM suspect(s) unknown 
entered the victim's “locked” vehicle, a 2014 HondaCRV, by unknown methods and stole her wallet from thecenter console and a bag of jewelry from the glove box. Theloss was approximately $7,600. No surveillance video isavailable. 
December 31, 2022

• Aggravated Assault:
1300 Block of Three Ranch Road. On December 31, 2022,
at 6:30 PM, suspect unknown, a male black adult wearing adark sweater and dark sweatpants pushing a shopping cart, 
approached the victims while they were on their porch.
The victims asked if they could help the suspect when thesuspect became angry and positioned himself in a fightingstance, and attempted to throw punches at the victims. The 
suspect landed a punch on one of the victims, so the othervictim wrapped his arms around the suspect to prevent 
him from getting punched. The suspect broke free, produced 
a small knife, and swung it at the victims, stabbingone of the victims once in the arm. Both victims ran inside 
the house and the suspect left towards Buena Vista and outof view. No surveillance video is available. 
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) 222TIPS(
8477), email LACRIMESTOPPERS.ORG, or download 
the mobile APP “P3 TIPS”. 

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