Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 29, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 29, 2023 


The City of Duarte will join millions across the nation as it hosts its Annual National Night Out 
(NNO) celebration on Tuesday, August 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Duarte fami-ly, friends and neighbors 
are invited to a fun event with the City’s Public Safety De-partment at Encanto Park (751 Encanto 

Community members of all ages 
are welcome to enjoy an evening of 
food, activities, safety information 
and relationship building. Residents 
can look forward to free hotdogs 
grilled by Duarte’s very own 
Sheriff Deputies, along with chips 
and bottled water while supplies 

This year’s National Night Out celebration 
will feature Dunk A Deputy 
to raise funds for Duarte Public 
Safety Youth programs. Youth will 
also be able to enjoy face paint-ing, 
inflatables, first responder vehicles 
on display and much more!

Resource booths will be available 
for attendees to access a plethora of valuable community safety information. Residents will have 
the opportunity to learn more about Duarte’s Neighborhood Watch Program, and tips on crime 
prevention and emergency preparedness readiness.

National Night Out occurs on the first Tuesday of August every year. It is a communi-ty-building 
campaign that promotes police/community partnerships and neighbor-hood camaraderie to make 
neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. This event is part of the Public Safety Department’s 
continued effort to promote law en-forcement and community partnerships in support of the City 
public safety goals.

To learn more, please contact Aida Torres, Crime Prevention Specialist, at (626) 359-5671 ext. 316 
or via email at


For the period of Sunday, 
July 16th through Saturday, July 22nd, the Police Department responded to 
1,040 calls for service, of which 84 required formal investigations. The following is 
a summary report of some of the incidents handled by the Department during this 

Sunday, July 16:

1. At 7:21 p.m., an officer responded to LA Fitness, 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding the report of a theft. The victim stated he secured his wallet in a locker with 
a combination lock inside the men’s locker room. He opened the locker and discovered 
money was missing from his wallet. It is unknown how the money was taken since the 
lock had no signs of force or tampering. 

Monday, July 17:

2. At 8:18 a.m., officers were flagged down in front of Starbucks, 5 East Live Oak 
Avenue, regarding a domestic dispute that had just occurred. The victim’s boyfriend 
accused her of talking to other men, he then slapped her face and fled the scene on a 
bicycle. The victim was issued an emergency protective order.

3. At 6:27 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of Chang Dermatology, 
100 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding the theft of catalytic converter. An investigation 
revealed the unknown suspect arrived in a Black SUV, removed the catalytic 
converter from the victim’s vehicle, and fled the scene. 

Tuesday, July 18:

4. At 10:41 a.m., officers responded to the Hale Medical Building, 301 West Huntington 
Drive, regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the location 
and grabbed a gray bag containing a hearing aid charger from the supply room. 
The victim attempted to retrieve the bag when the suspect swung the bag at the victim. 
The 32-year-old female from Pasadena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

5. At 12:56 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Sunset Boulevard 
regarding a missing elderly man who was last seen at 8:30 a.m. having breakfast. 
He had walked away from the residence without notifying anyone. He was located two 
days later in the city of Downey. 

Wednesday, July 19:

6. At 7:46 a.m., officers responded to Izakaya Tonchinkan, 713 West Duarte Road, 
regarding the report of a burglary. An investigation revealed around 2:40 a.m., an 
unknown suspect forced entry into the location through a front window. The suspect 
stole a cashbox and fled through a rear door. The suspect was described as male with 
a beard, wearing a beanie, a light-colored sweatshirt with black writing on the front, 
light colored pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a large satchel. 

7. At 8:11 a.m., officers responded to Hollywood Noodle, 48 East Live Oak Avenue, 
regarding a burglary report. An unknown suspect smashed the front glass door 
to the location. The suspect ransacked the restaurant, stole two iPads, and fled the 
scene in an unknown direction. 

Thursday July 20:

8. At 8:48 a.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of an apartment complex 
in the 600 block of South Santa Anita Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary that had 
occurred. The victim left her vehicle parked overnight and returned in the morning 
to find the front driver side window of her vehicle had been smashed. The unknown 
suspect ransacked the vehicle and fled the scene in an unknown direction. 


9. At 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of De Anza 
Place regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed two male suspects entered 
the rear yard of the home and smashed a glass door leading to the master bedroom. 
The suspects ransacked the bedroom and stole jewelry and money from a safe before 
fleeing the scene. Both suspects were described as males with a thin build wearing 
sweatshirts and dark colored face masks.

Friday, July 21:

10. At 1:40 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of North Altura Road regarding 
a solo vehicle colliding with a fire hydrant. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her. Through a series of tests, the officer 
determined the 45-year-old female from Arcadia was driving under the influence 
of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.

11. At 2:24 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist near the intersection 
of First Avenue and Duarte Road for riding without a headlight. An investigation 
revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 31-year-old male 
from West Covina was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, July 22:

12. At 2:32 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of USC Arcadia Hospital, 300 
West Huntington Drive, regarding a fight in progress. Hospital Security Officers were 
involved in a physical altercation with a combative patient. When officers arrived to 
assist, the suspect attempted to rush the officers. He disobeyed multiple commands to 
stop, and an officer deployed his taser to stop him. The suspect was ultimately taken 
into custody and neither the suspect nor any officers were hurt during this incident. 
The 46-year-old male from Long Beach was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

13. At 10:10 a.m., officers responded to Taco Bell/ KFC, 849 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a vandalism report. An investigation revealed at around 2:48 a.m. a 
male subject threw rocks at the drive-thru window causing $2,000 worth of damage. 
The subject was located and found to be in violation of his parole. The 41-year-old 
male from Arcadia arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

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