Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Mountain Views News Saturday, January 28, 2023 
7ARCADIA - MONROVIA - DUARTE Mountain Views News Saturday, January 28, 2023 

For the period of Sunday, January 15th through 
Saturday, January 21st, the Police Department responded 
to 948 calls for service, of which 108 required 
formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the incidents handled 
by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, January 15: 

1. At 4:39 a.m., an officer responded to Mi-
try Pharmacy, located at 145 East Duarte Road,
regarding an alarm activation. Surveillance footage 
captured three suspects as they pried open thefront door and ransacked the location. They fledwith prescription medications in a black sedan.
2. At 12:31 a.m., an officer responded to aresidence in the 100 block of West Pamela Road 
regarding a residential burglary report. An investigation 
revealed that unidentified suspect(s) entered 
the home by prying open the pedestrian garagedoor and once inside, they stole the victim’s refrigerator 
and fled. The crime happened sometimebetween 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14th and
10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 15th. 
Monday, January 16: 

3. At 1:00 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road regarding 
a vandalism report. Surveillance footagecaptured the suspect, a 24-year-old male from Altadena, 
slashed the victim’s tires on three separateoccasions. The investigation is ongoing.
4. At 5:43 a.m., an officer responded to BlazePizza, located at 815 West Naomi Avenue, regarding 
a commercial burglary report. Surveillancefootage captured three male suspects pried openthe front door and attempted to break into the safe.
They were unsuccessful and fled empty-handed. 
Tuesday, January 17: 

5. At 8:23 a.m., an officer met with the victimof a robbery that had occurred in the 1100 blockof Arcadia Avenue. An investigation revealed thesuspect approached the victim, who was waitingfor her Uber in front of her residence. The suspectthreatened the victim with a handgun and demanded 
the victim’s cell phone and lunch box. The 
victim complied and the suspect fled in a tan colored 
SUV. The suspect is described as a Hispanicmale. 
6. At 6:26 p.m., an officer responded to TheShops at Santa Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a robbery. An investigation 
revealed two suspects approached the victimwhile he was exiting the mall and demanded hiswallet. One of the suspects displayed a knife andthe victim complied. The suspects are described astwo Hispanic males, both approximately 5’10” talland both wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandana 
face coverings. They fled on foot.
7. At 8:20 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a theft and battery incident. An investigationrevealed the suspect stole $1,800.00 worth of merchandise 
before fleeing. The suspect tried to biteand spit at a loss prevention employee attempting 

January 16, 2023

• Robbery (Armed car jacking) :
1900 block of Huntington Drive. On January16, 2023 at 11:24 AM, the victim was parkedin a parking stall in his mother's 2019 white 
Honda CRV when he was approached by amale black adult wearing a black hoodie, blackpants, and a black ski mask. The suspect produced 
a black handgun and tapped it on the 
window to get his attention. The suspect demanded 
the victim exit the vehicle and hand 
over the keys to the vehicle. The victim fearingfor his safety, exited the vehicle. A second suspect, 
a male black adult wearing a black hoodie, 
black pants, and a black mask, entered thedriver's side door as the first suspect enteredthe front passenger side door. The suspectsfled the area in the victim's vehicle and out of 
view. No surveillance video is available. 
January 18, 2023

• Burglary (Commercial):
1323 Huntington Drive (La Michoacana). OnJanuary 18, 2023 at 2:26 AM, suspect(s) unknown 
shattered the front glass door and entered 
the business. Once inside, the suspect(s)
ransacked the location and stole the money leftin the register and from a safe located in theoffice. The loss was approximately $2,700, androughly $1,400 in damages to the shattered 
door. Video surveillance showed three male 
black adults, 5’10” and 170 lbs., wearing blackhoodies, black pants, and black gloves, shatter-
to stop the him. The suspect, a 48-year-old male 
from Altadena, was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Wednesday, January 18: 

8. At 1:23 a.m., an officer responded to the100 block of East Live Oak Avenue, regarding aburglary report. Surveillance footage captured asuspect entering the victim’s secured kiosk andfleeing with unknown property.
9. At 6:39 a.m., an officer responded to Starbucks, 
located at 300 East Huntington Drive, regarding 
a suspicious circumstances incident. An 
investigation revealed the business received a returned 
package intended to be delivered to an address 
in Pennsylvania. When an employee opened 
the package, nine pounds of marijuana was found 
Thursday, January 19: 

10. At 9:51 a.m., an officer responded to Draperies.
com, located at 5460 Peck Road, regarding avehicle burglary report. Surveillance footage captured 
a lone suspect cut a padlock that secured the 
cargo compartment of a delivery truck and fled 
11. At 10:37 a.m., an officer responded to the 
200 block of South Santa Anita Avenue regardinga stolen vehicle report. An investigation revealed,
someone stole the victim’s Hyundai Sonata duringthe previous night. 
Friday, January 20: 

12. At 3:31 p.m., an officer responded to the1500 block of East Saint Joseph Street regarding a 
battery report. An investigation revealed an altercation 
between business neighbors resulted in thesuspect trying to fight the victim, but the victimwas able to subdue the suspect until officers arrived. 
The suspect, a 71-year-old male from Arcadia, 
was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaCity Jail for booking.
13. At 11:46 p.m., an officer responded to aresidence in the 100 block of Genoa Street regarding 
a battery report. An investigation revealed adispute between a father and a teenage son resultedin the father pushing the son down six steps. The 
suspect, a 45-year-old male from Arcadia, was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking. 
Saturday, January 21: 

14. At 4:07 a.m., an officer initiated contactwith the driver of a vehicle which was parked onthe side of the road with the hazard lights on. Theofficer discovered the driver was unresponsive. An 
investigation revealed the driver smelled of alcoholand admitted to being under the influence of alcohol 
while driving. The driver, a 24-year-old malefrom San Diego, was arrested and transported tothe Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
ing the window with a hammer and entering 
the location. 

• Petty Theft:
800 Block of Lewiston Street. Between January 
17, 2023 8:30 PM and January 18, 2023 8:30AM suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s bicycle, 
a green “Zizzo” from his driveway. Theloss was approximately $400. No surveillancevideo is available. 
January 19, 2023

• No significant activity. 
January 20, 2023

• Petty Theft:
1857 Business Center Drive (Element Materials 
Tech). On January 20, 2023 at 5:50 PM,
suspect(s) unknown, a female adult, enteredthe victim’s unlocked vehicle, a white 1989 
Volvo 240, and stole some gloves and his workidentification. The loss was approximately $60. 
Surveillance video is available. 
January 21, 2023

• Petty Theft:
1600 Mountain Avenue (Walmart). On January 
21, 2023 at 12:00 PM, the victim statedshe was in the store's hardware section when 
she was distracted by an unknown male suspect. 
While distracted, a second unidentifiedsuspect took her wallet from her unattendedshopping cart. The loss was approximately$215. Surveillance video is available. 

Arcadia Senior Services is partnering with the Arcadia Chinese Association to celebrate 
Chinese New Year on Friday, February 3, 2023. It will take place at the Arcadia 
Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, from 11:30am to 1pm. Enjoy an afternoon 
with friends that includes lunch and entertainment. To register please visit the City’s 
website at or register in person at the Arcadia Community 

The event is only for individuals age 50 and over and the cost is $10 per person. For 
more information, please call Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130. 

On February 1, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Southern 
California Edison (SCE) will be conducting 
a pole replacement along the 700 block of 
West Walnut Avenue and 100 Block of East 
Colorado Boulevard. 
On February 1, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., SCE 
will be conducting a pole replacement along 
the 800 block of West Colorado Boulevard. 
Contact: SCE Customer Service, (800) 


Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 

There are still appointments available for the Monrovia Police Department 
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive next Thursday, February 2, from 

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center (119 W. Palm Avenue).
Please consider donating blood, as your single donation can help save 
up to three lives! Also, consider downloading the American Red Cross 
app to track where your blood goes! In addition, all donors will receive 
a Battle of the Badges t-shirt (design above) and a $10 Amazon e-card. 
To schedule an appointment, please go to and enter 
sponsor code “BOB23" or call (800) 733-2767. 


The Monrovia Historical Society will hold a grand reopening to celebrate the completion of 
repairs to the 1886 George H. Anderson House at 215 E. Lime Avenue, Monrovia, on Sunday, 
February 19 from 2-4 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 2:15 p.m. The house is now presentable 
after years of work. It has a new roof, plastering, woodwork repair, and has been thoroughly 
cleaned. Refreshments will be provided and reservations are not necessary. Admission is free 
and all are welcome. 

The Historical Society's goal is to “preserve and share Monrovia’s historical legacy” through 
the Anderson House; the Legacy Project (, an 
online collection of 6,000 historic photos and papers; an online map-based tour of historical 
Monrovia,; and its collection of 87 videos at its YouTube channel, 

For more information visit the Monrovia Historical Society web page at monroviahistoricalsociety.


Wildlife Alert: Mountain Lion Spotted in 
Residential Neighborhood 

A mountain lion has been spotted in the 200 Block of Melcanyon Road in Duarte. As 
temperatures increase, we will start to see more wild animals in residential areas. The 
Department of Public Safety suggests the following guidelines to assist in coexisting 
with wildlife: 

• Do not leave small children and or small pets (even if pets are caged) unattended 
• Should you maintain your pet outdoors and have room to do so, consider theplacement of an enclosed dog or cat run adequate in size to allow your pet to exercise.
The run should contain a 6-sided shelter, potable water, and shade to protect your petfrom 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. 
• You can pick up all fallen fruit & berries from your yard. If possible, do notleave ripened fruit on branches. If you need help removing ripened fruit, please contact 
Duarte's Local Harvest at (626) 359-5671, ext. 316, to schedule a harvest time and 
• Enclose or remove woodpiles. 
• Do not compost human food items. 
• Enclose vegetable gardens with sturdy welded wire mesh or a greenhouse— 
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 downthe lids. Only place refuse containers out on the day of service. Spray ammonia occasionally 
in the trash to cut down on food odors. 
• Report abandoned or severely neglected unkempt properties to the PublicSafety Department at (626) 357-7938 and overgrown brush to the Fire Department aswildlife may often take up living at such locations. 
• Carry a walking stick or large colorful umbrella when out on walks so that youcan 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 and anyone feeding wild animals to the Public Safety 
Department at (626) 357-7938. 
California Penal Code 653m 
“Every person, who with intent to annoy, telephones or makes contact by means of an 
electronic communication device with another and addresses to or about the other 
person any obscene language or addresses to the other person any threat to inflict 
injury to the person or property of the person addressed or any member of his or her 
family, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in this subdivision shall apply to tele-
phone calls or electronic contacts made in good faith.” 
“Electronic communication device” includes items such as text messages, emails, 
faxes, etc. 
Tips if you are receiving annoying or harassing phone calls:
1. Screen your calls. If you don’t recognize the number, don’t answer it. 
2. You have no obligation to stay on the phone, do not engage in conversation. 
3. Do not tell a caller where you are or give out personal information such as yourname, address, social security number, and bank account number.
4. Ask your phone company about privacy options for your mobile/landline phone. 
5. Document specific details of annoying/harassing calls if you decide to notify thepolice. This information may give valuable clues to the caller’s identity and establish apattern that may help identify the call source or reason. 
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