Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 11, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 11, 2023 


The following represents a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Sierra Madre Police Department during this period. This list 
is not intended to be considered exclusive or all-inclusive. 

Sunday, January 29thAbandoned Vehicle 
At approximately 6 AM, officers responded to Mt. Wilson Trail for reports of an abandoned 
vehicle on the trail path. After investigation, officers discovered a black pickup truck abandoned 
approximately 500 feet up the trail. Officers evacutated 2 homes below the trail as a 
precaution, due to the position of the truck. Jan’s Towing Company, as well as Sierra Madre 
Fire Department personal removed the vehicle from the trail. Both Jan's and the Fire personnel 
used multiple tow trucks, steel cables, and winches to get the truck off the trail. It took 
approximately 8 hours to get the truck removed from the trail. The registered owner was 
notified and the Detectives' Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Monday, January 30thTraffic Collision 
At approximately 12PM, officers responded to the area of Baldwin Ave, just south of Sierra 
Madre Blvd. for reports of a traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers discovered a traffic collision 
involving 3 vehicles. One of the involved parties complained of non-life threatening 
injuries and they were treated by Sierra Madre Fire Department Paramedics. City of Sierra 
Madre Police Department242 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024-2312Telephone (626) 355-1414 Fax (626) 355-5468 

Monday, January 30thTheft 
At approximately 10 PM, officers responded to the 100 block of E Laurel Ave. for reports of a 
theft. The reporting party stated that unknown suspect(s) stole tools from the carport of 
their residence. The Detectives' Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Tuesday, January 31st 
At approximately 7 PM, officers responded to the 700 block of W Alegira. for reports of a 
burglary in progress. Officers responded with their lights and sirens to the location, and 
contacted 3 males that were located on the property. After further investigation, it was discovered 
that the males were on the property to serve civil process papers to a resident at the 
address. In the process of serving, one of the males shattered an outdoor window. All individuals 
were released at the scene. The Detectives' Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Saturday, February 4th 

Theft from Motor Vehicle 
At approximately 6 PM, officers responded to Bailey Canyon Park for reports of a theft from 
motor vehicle. The reporting party discovered that unknown suspect(s) made entry to their 
vehicle and stole their wallet, cell phone, and credit cards.
The Detectives Bureau is following up on this incident. 


by Deanne Davis 

“All you need is love. But a little 
chocolate now and then doesn’t 
hurt.” Charles M. Schulz 

“Oh, if it be to choose and call thee 
mine, love, thou art every day my 
Valentine.” Thomas Hood 

“Being deeply loved by someone 
gives you strength, while loving 
someone deeply gives you courage.” 
Lao Tzu 

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday and 
I hope all my readers are totally 
prepared with a card and/or 
some flowers. Possibly a dinner 
reservation, or maybe you’re 
planning to cook your Valentine’s 
favorite dish…something 
like a beautiful piece of salmon 
with some roasted veggies or a 
medium rare filet and a baked 
potato, followed by something 
chocolate and champagne. 
Thinking of chocolate and 
champagne makes me think 
about holding hands. And 
walking somewhere lovely with 
your Valentine. Sierra Madre 
abounds with lovely places to 
walk where there are trees and 

flowers and exquisite gardens. Walking and talking is a very romantic thing to do and 
might even lead to kisses… 

Question for you: when, if ever, was the last time you read Elizabeth Barret Browning’s famous 
sonnet, “How Do I Love Thee?” Probably not since you were in high school. In case 
you didn’t know, “How Do I Love Thee?” is sonnet number 43 taken from Sonnets from the 
Portuguese, a book first published in 1850. It was dedicated to her husband, Robert Browning. 
Anyway, here it is and it’s pretty nice: 

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's 
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to useIn my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. 
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose 
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.” 

I never said anything as poetic as that to my Valentine, the adorable, ever-patient, John, 
who is now residing in heaven where every day is Valentine’s Day, and love abounds all over 
the place. No, I never quoted Elizabeth Barrett Browning to him, but I did write about love. 
I’m nowhere near as romantic as Elizabeth, but I wrote about love like this… 

“The Best of Marriage” 

“Sometimes when you are gone, I sit at your desk and look out your window at the sky.
And I think of you and how much I love you.
So many years we’ve spent together, mostly sunny with just a little bit of rain.
I treasure these years which have flown by us.
I’ve grown to love you, respect you, admire you, need you more with each one.
There is so much about you that makes me want to be the best that I can be.
It makes me smile each time you walk into a room.
How many thousands of times have I watched you enter the space where I am,
And each time I feel pleasure, delight, at just the sight of you.
You make me laugh; you make me think.
You make me challenge myself, you make me want to be the best me I can be.
You’ve even taught me to enjoy college football... Go Trojans!
I love just to talk with you, to exchange the ordinary stuff our days are made of,
Conversations that are the flour and salt of life. 
You are ever in my mind.
You are the other half of my heart.
You are, very simply, the one person selected by God to be my lover, my friend, my 
I have known you for more than half my life. The best half.
We have shared all there is in life: 
Joy, sorrow, laughter, tears, death, birth, pleasure, misery, poverty, not quite so poverty,
Pride in our children, and absolute disgust with them,
And always, always we have had each other to hold on to.” 

Sometime soon, if you haven’t already done it, tell your special Valentine how much he or 
means to you. Kisses and holding hands are good…maybe even better than chocolate. Evenif you totally scoff at Valentine’s Day, it’s never too late to say I love you. 

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho“Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.” Zane Grey 

The picture today is the last Valentine’s Day John and I spent together. We went to Sena in 
Monrovia and our waitperson said she wanted to take our picture. So she did and I shall be 
forever grateful for that moment of kindness. 

In a world where you can be anything you want to be…Be KIND! 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
There are adventures galore available there:
True tales of early California, a story about a well-traveled violin,
Emma Gainsworth and her horrific encounters with pumpkins,
So many Kindle stories to enjoy. Take a look! 

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