Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 4, 2023

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For the period of Sunday, February 19th through Saturday, February 25th, the Police Department 
responded to 883 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. 

Monday, February 20:

1. At 12:39 p.m., an officer responded to CVS Pharmacy, located at 1401 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a shoplifting investigation. Two suspects entered the location with 
garbage bags, stole multiple cosmetic products, and fled in a Jeep SUV. They are described 
as a Black female and a Black male with thin builds. 
Tuesday, February 21:

2. At 2:09 p.m., an officer responded to CVS Pharmacy, located at 9952 Las Tunas 
Drive, regarding a shoplifting investigation. Three suspects entered the store and stole 
various makeup items. The suspects are described as two Black females and one Black 
male. They fled in a white Jeep SUV. 
3. At 5:59 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of West Las Tunas Drive regarding 
a vehicle burglary investigation. The victim discovered someone smashed her car 
window and stole her purse. Surveillance footage captured the suspect, a Hispanic female, 
using the victim’s stolen credit cards and identification to make fraudulent purchases. 
Wednesday, February 22:

4. At 7:25 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Second 
Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary investigation. Sometime during the previous night, 
someone smashed one of the windows and stole a tool set from the vehicle. 
5. At 1:18 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Woodruff 
Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. The victim stated someone kicked in the 
front door, ransacked the home, and fled with an unknown amount of property. 
Thursday, February 23:

6. At 9:08 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of Hacienda Drive 
regarding a burglary investigation. After a dispute over payment, the victim’s contractor 
forcefully entered the home and pushed the victim. The suspect, a 67-year-old male from 
San Marino, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
7. At 10:15 a.m., an officer responded to ServPro, located at 11631 Clark Street, regarding 
a commercial burglary investigation. Unknown suspect(s) broke into the location 
through the front door. Once inside, they stole numerous tools and keys to two company 
vehicles. The suspects fled in a black Mercedes Benz SUV.
8. At 8:42 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Norman 
Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. Surveillance footage captured a lone male suspect 
smashing a rear window and ransacking the home. No loss has been reported as of 
the release of this report. 
Friday, February 24:

9. At 10:12 a.m., an officer responded to Nest Tea, located at 556 Las Tunas Drive, 
regarding a commercial burglary investigation. A review of the surveillance footage revealed 
two suspects removed a glass window and ransacked the register, resulting in a loss 
of cash. 
10. At 3:33 p.m., officers responded to Wells Fargo, located at 1200 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a robbery in progress. The male suspect entered the bank and demanded 
cash from the teller. The suspect pulled out an item from a duffle bag that resembled 
a bomb. The suspect fled when the teller said she didn’t have access to the money. The 
suspect is described as a White male wearing a yellow rain coat, black gloves, black shoes, 
and carrying a black duffle bag. 
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Arcadia Senior Services presents Musical Moments with special guest band, Pasadena 
Scottish Pipes and Drums. The program will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, from 1-2pm 
at the Arcadia Community Center, located at 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. 

The Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums will discuss the history of their instruments and 
will entertain the audience with their music. Come and enjoy music and refreshments. 

Register today online at or in person at the Arcadia Community Center 
for only $5 per person. This program is for individuals 50 years of age and over. For information 
contact Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130 


Local historian Ed Andersen, President of the Arcadia Historical Society, is presenting a 
talk on “The San Gabriel Valley in 1877: Through the Lens of Carleton Watkins” at the 
Arcadia Public Library on Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Cay Mortenson Auditorium. 
This engaging and informative talk will feature rare images of the historic Old Mill, the 
San Gabriel Mission, “Lucky” Baldwin’s Rancho Santa Anita, and more. 

Carleton E. Watkins was born in New York and came west in 1849 with his friend 
Collis P. Huntington, hoping to make his fortune in the California Gold Rush. Instead of 
mining, Watkins took photographs, and found employment at the famed Vance studio in 
San Francisco. 

He was a clever innovator and by the time he made his first visit to southern California 
in 1877, Watkins was widely regarded as one of America’s finest photographers. He was 
taken by the stunning beauty of the San Gabriel Valley and took a series of invaluable 
photographs documenting life in the valley in the nineteenth century. In addition to the 
photographs featured in Andersen’s lecture, there will some of Watkins’ photographs on 
display in the library. 

The event is free and open to all. No registration is required. Visit the Arcadia Public Library’s 
website at or call the Adult Services desk at 
626.821.5569 for more information. 

The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. The Library is open 
Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. 
until 6:00 p.m. You can also follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 



The Monrovia Public Library's Adult Literacy program has an opportunity for you to get 
involved in your community. Volunteer tutors are needed to help English-speaking adults 
improve reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, 
community members and life-long learners. Receive the training, materials and support you 
need to successfully help an adult learner. 

For more information, email or call (626) 256-8274. The 
life you change may be your own! 


The City of Monrovia's Art in Public Places Program is excited to announce the return of the 
annual Art on the Box Contest! The Art in Public Places box enhancement program, Art on 
the Box, ex-tends the reach of public art into the community by sponsoring artists to improve 
the aesthetics of City-owned utility cabinets. 

The theme for the 2023 Art on the Box Program is Be Water Wise. Five utility boxes are 
available for painting. Applications are available on the City of Monrovia website and will be 
accepted through March 30, 2023. 

If selected, artists will receive a $700 stipend. If you have any questions, please contact Kerri 
Zessau at (626) 932-5564 or 

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