Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 22, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 22, 2023 




Serving Mothers In-Need and New Foster Parents

Sunday, August 13th 1:00 - 4:00

The "Baby Backpack" program provides backpacks that can be used as diaper bags, filled with es-sential items for infants and 
parents. Assistance League of Arcadia wants to make the transition to parenthood a little easier for struggling mothers and 
emergency foster parents. Each backpack will include onesies, swaddle blanket, baby bottle, baby wash, wipes, diaper cream, 
pacifiers, feminine hygiene, baby bottle, laundry soap, book, teddy bear, and gift card. The filled backpacks will be de-livered 
to local clinics, shelters, and charities for distribution.

We hope you will help our members and auxiliaries at the "Baby Backpack" Day of Service, Sunday, August 13th 11:00 - 4:00 
by volunteering for a two-hour shift. You can also support this program with donations by clicking the Donate button below 
or mailing a check to Assistance League of Ar-cadia, 100 S. Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, 91006. Please note "Baby Backpack" 
on check/donations. Click here for the volunteer sign up. For more information about "Baby Back-packs" email dayofservice.

For the period of Sunday, July 9th through Saturday, July 
15th, the Police Department responded to 1,021 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, July 9:

1. At 11:51 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of West La Sierra Drive regarding a burglary 
investigation. The officer determined unknown 
suspect(s) forced their way into the locked backyard, 
pried open a side garage door, and ransacked the home. 
The suspect(s) stole the homeowner’s vehicle and wine. 

2. At 10:53 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 600 block of South Old Ranch Road regarding a 
burglary investigation. Sometime during the previous 
evening, unidentified suspect(s) shattered a bedroom 
window and fled with cash and jewelry. 

Monday, July 10:

3. At 2:52 a.m., an officer responded to All Time Sec, 
located at 11901 Goldring Road, regarding an audible 
alarm activation. Surveillance footage captured a lone 
suspect, possibly Hispanic, shatter the glass door and 
make multiple trips in and out of the business to steal 
various items. 

4. At 5:07 a.m., an officer responded to Valero Gas, 
located at 900 West Duarte Road, regarding a commercial 
burglary investigation. Surveillance footage revealed 
a Hispanic male, the passenger of a black SUV, 
smashed the rear window of the business and stole lottery 

5. At 12:41 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1200 block of Oakwood Drive regarding a burglary 
investigation. The officer determined unknown 
suspect(s) smashed the rear sliding glass door but were 
scared off when the resident yelled.

6. At 7:45 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 00 block of South Old Ranch Road regarding a burglary 
investigation. Sometime between July 8th and July 
10th, someone forced open a rear door and ransacked the 
home. They fled with a handgun.

Tuesday, July 11:

7. At 7:22 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1000 block of West Foothill Boulevard regarding a 
residential burglary investigation. The resident reported 
hearing someone forcefully entering his pool house and 
he later discovered the suspect fled with stolen groceries. 

Wednesday, July 12:

8. At 8:04 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1000 block of West Foothill Boulevard regarding 
a residential burglary investigation. The officer discovered 
the suspect attempted to enter the home but when 
he failed, he successfully burglarized the pool house. The 
suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 40 
to 45-years-old, approximately 200 pounds, with black 
clothing and dreadlocks. The loss is unknown.

Thursday, July 13: 

9. At 7:52 a.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour 
Fitness, located at 125 North First Avenue, regarding a 
battery investigation. The victim stated that a male acquaintance 
purposefully injured his knee. The 37-year-
old male from La Verne is outstanding.


10. At 11:09 a.m., an officer responded to LA Fitness, 
located at 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an assault 
investigation. The officer determined a gym patron 
assaulted the manager with a pointed object. The suspect 
is a local transient identified as a 29-year-old male. The 
suspect is outstanding at the time of this report. 

11. At 12:29 p.m., an officer responded to StorAmerica, 
located at 5630 North Peck Road, regarding a commercial 
burglary investigation. Sometime between January 
21st and July 3rd, someone broke into the victim’s 
storage container and fled with tools, shoes, and comic 


The Duarte Kiwanis Club had a fascinating update 
on the Duarte Safe Routes to School analysis. 
The City and School District are working 
together funded by a grant from SCAG (Southern 
California Association of Governments) to 
develop an action plan to maximize the opportunity 
for kids to have safe routes to school. 

In addition to sharing various measures of 
current status, KOA (the consulting group) is 
engaging with the community to ensure everyone 
has an opportunity for input. This meeting 
was one of those. Additionally, for example, 
there have been walking groups with parents, 
teachers and kids to review opportunities for 

Pictured (from left) 

Reyna Diaz (Duarte Kiwanis President), Jonathan 
Raspa (Sr. Planner - KOA), Stephanie 
Sandoval (City of Duarte Manager of Public 
Works) and Monica Paderanga (Sr. Associate 
Planner – KOA). 

If you are interested in joining the Duarte Kiwanis 
Club or presenting at a future meeting, 
please contact Tina Carey at


Attention City of Monrovia homeowners! The CDBG Residential 
Rehabilitation Program is accepting new applicants 
until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023. A limited number 
of grants are available to address code deficiencies, eliminate 
blight, improve accessibility, and more! The grants are availa-
ble on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for assistance, 
you must:

• Reside in a dwelling within Monrovia city limits

• Meet income eligibility requirements

• Provide eligible documentation reflecting all members 
residing in the household that provide an income

If you meet the above requirements, complete the Eligibility 
Intake Form available at www.monroviaareapartnership.
com/cdbg, and email it to Staff will 
con-sider applicants based on the order of forms received. For 
more information or questions, please call (626) 932-5563 or 

Cooling Center at Monrovia Community Center Now Open

The Monrovia Community Center (119 W. Palm Ave.) has 
opened its cooling center and will remain open to the public 
until next Wednesday, July 26. Hours of operation are 9:00 
a.m. - 9:00 p.m. All ages are welcome, and minors must be accompanied 
by a guardian at all times. Fans will also be available 
for check out as well. 

Excessive heat poses a substantial health risk, especially for 
young children, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, 
pregnant individuals, people with disabilities, and people 
who are socially iso-lated and may be especially sensitive to 
negative health impacts from excessive heat.

Here are a few reminders to stay safe and cool: 

• Drink plenty of fluids

• Stay in an air-conditioned room

• Check up on relatives and neighbors

• Young children and pets should never be left unattended 
in vehicles

Residents can also take advantage of free cooling centers 
throughout the county. To find a location near you, visit or call 211.


MONROVIA, Calif. (KABC) -- Search and rescue crews 
battling searing triple digit heat as they comb the San 
Gabriel mountains for any sign of a hiker who went missing 
since July 15 last seen 

Officials are ramping up the search that is becoming 
increasingly desperate due to the extreme heat and 

Forty-three-year-old Collin Walker was last seen getting 
out of his car trailside at around 6:30 a.m. last Friday at 
the 900 block of Ridgeside Drive in Monro-via.

Family members, who were out of town when he disappeared, 
say Walker is an avid hiker who has been doing 
research for a book on mountains and hiking trails. He 
normally stays in regular contact with his loved ones, but 
when he did not check-in on Monday and did not show 
up for work, he was reported missing.

Detectives found Walker's car still parked near the trailhead, 
and a search has been underway ever since.

So far, search and rescue crews have found no sign of 

"The steep terrain, the vegetation and the heat are making 
progress challeng-ing. However, the search teams are 
determined to continue all efforts. Ground personnel, air 
and mounted resources across the state are being utilized 
to find Collin and bring him home safe as soon as possible," 
said Chief Brian Solinsky of the South Pasadena 
Police Department at a press conference Thursday.

Multiple agencies, including police from Monrovia and 
South Pasadena, as well as a rescue crew from Sierra 
Madre, are assisting in the search.

Officials are also urging people not to try to find Walker 
on their own, given the dangers of the extreme heat and 

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