Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 25, 2023

MVNews this week:  Page 8

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 25, 2023 
Sierra Madre Little League is turning 65! 
We are excited to celebrate this historic 
milestone by raising $65,000. We want to 
continue to make SMLL the greatest 
baseball experience in SoCal by upgrading 
the fields at Heasley and SME in order to 
continue the tradition of little league in 
Sierra Madre for the next 65 years! 
New lights at Heasley 
New equipment and pitching machines 
Upgrading the fields at SME 
Your donations will help pay for: 
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023 
Kids’ Night Out is a night for kids 
to have fun with arts and crafts, 
play games, watch a movie, and enjoy 
dinner. The program is for ages 
5-12 and supervised by Recreation 
staff. The next Kids’ Night Out will 
take place on Friday, March 10, 
from 6-11pm with a Lucky Leprechauns 
theme. The fun takes place 
at the Arcadia Community Center, 
365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. The 
cost is $38 per child. 
Register online at www.ArcadiaCA. 
gov or in person at the Arcadia Recreation 
office. For more information, 
please call 626.574.5113. 
For the period of Sunday, February 12th through Saturday, February 18th, the Police Department 
responded to 981 calls for service, of which 111 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the incidents handled by the Department during this period. 
Sunday, February 12: 
1. At 9:32 a.m., an officer responded to a residence that was under construction in the 1100 
block of Encanto Drive regarding a burglary investigation. The victim discovered someone had 
forced open one of the windows and left behind evidence in one of the rooms. The suspect fled 
empty-handed. DNA was collected and is being processed. 
Monday, February 13: 
2. At 5:38 p.m., an officer responded to The Shops at Santa Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a robbery investigation. The victims, a group of juvenile males, were approached 
by a group of five to seven Hispanic males who threatened them and demanded their 
designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. One suspect was armed with a knife and cut one of the 
victims during the incident, resulting in a minor injury. The suspects are described as juveniles, 
approximately 14 to 16-years-old, males. 
Tuesday, February 14: 
3. At 2:16 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a shoplifting investigation. Loss prevention staff witnessed the suspect steal clothing 
and shoes. Upon confronting the suspect outside of the store, she admitted to being in possession 
of a glass pipe to smoke methamphetamine and to stealing more merchandise from Macy’s. The 
24-year-old female from Los Angeles was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
Wednesday, February 15: 
4. At 7:10 a.m., officers responded to Canny Beauty Eyelashes, located at 54 East Live Oak 
Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary investigation. Surveillance footage captured a lone suspect 
breaking a rear glass door and stealing the register, cash, and eye lash supplies. The suspect 
is described as a male wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, baggy shorts, and dark-colored 
Thursday, February 16: 
5. At 6:58 a.m., an officer responded to Valero Gas Station, located at 900 West Duarte Road, 
regarding a commercial burglary investigation. The reporting party stated the suspect(s) entered 
the unlocked restroom sometime during the previous night and attempted to break into the convenient 
store by making a hole in the adjoining wall. The suspect(s) failed to make a hole big 
enough and fled empty-handed. 
Friday, February 17: 
6. At 8:34 a.m., officers responded to Albertsons, located at 298 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding 
an aggravated assault investigation. The suspect, a 37-year-old male from Temple City, 
stole a minimal amount of merchandise from the store before being confronted in the parking lot 
by the store manager. During the interaction, the suspect threatened and ultimately threw a rock 
at the manager. The rock missed the manager but could have caused a significant injury due to its 
size. A records check also revealed the suspect had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his 
arrest. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
7. At 9:28 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of West Naomi Avenue 
regarding a burglary investigation. The victim determined unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear 
glass door in an attempt to steal property. The loss is unknown as of the date of this report. 
Saturday, February 18: 
8. At 12:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Magna Vista 
Avenue, regarding a burglary investigation. Sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on February 
17th, someone shattered the rear sliding glass door to the home and fled with cash and a 
designer handbag. 
9. At 9:29 p.m., an officer was flagged down near the 200 block of North Santa Anita Avenue 
regarding a battery investigation. The victim stated she got into an argument with the suspect, 
a local transient, and the interaction escalated when the suspect assaulted her. A second suspect 
then began hitting her on the back with an unidentified object. Both suspects fled in a gold sedan. 
The victim identified the first suspect from previous interactions but was unable to identify the 
second suspect. The victim declined medical attention. 
The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of February 12, 2023 – February 18, 2023. 
February 12, 2023 
• No significant activity. 
February 13, 2023 
• Grand Theft: 
2144 Buena Vista Street (City of Hope). On February 13, 2023 between 7:10 AM and 6:25 PM, 
suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s catalytic converter to his vehicle, a red 2004 Toyota Sequoia. 
The loss was approximately $1,700. 
February 14, 2023 
• Grand Theft Auto: 
2034 Mountain Avenue. Between February 13, 2023 3:00 PM, and February 14, 2023 6:30 AM 
suspect(s) unknown stole the victim's parked vehicle, a white 2015 Kia Optima LIC 7GMN315. 
No surveillance video is available. 
February 15, 2023 
• No significant activity. 
February 16, 2023 
• No significant activity. 
February 17, 2023 
• Grand Theft: 
1450 Mountain Avenue (Harbor Freight). On February 17, 2023 at 1:25 PM, employees observed 
two suspect(s) unknown, a male adult wearing a gray “LA” Baseball hat, white shirt, and black 
pants, and a female wearing all black with long wavy black hair entered the location and went directly 
to the generator section. The suspects selected a “Predator” 2000-watt generator and exited 
the location without attempting to pay for the item. The employees observed the suspects flee the 
location in a gray Pontiac Firebird with a license plate of 2EBR464. The loss was approximately 
$570. Surveillance video is available. 
February 18, 2023 
• No significant activity. 
• If you are a victim of a crime during your walk, make as much noise as possible by 
calling for help or blowing a whistle. Do not pursue your attacker. Call 911 and report the 
crime as soon as possible. 
• Avoid walking alone at night. Try to have a friend accompany you in a high-risk 
area, even during the daytime. 
• Always plan your route and stay alert to your surroundings. Walk confidently. 
• Have a companion accompany you. 
• Walk in well-lighted areas. 
• Have your key ready when approaching your front door. 
• Only carry what you need during your walks, don’t carry large, bulky shoulder 
bags or a purse. Make sure to carry a cell phone.