Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 4, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 4, 2024 



May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the City of Monrovia is committed to ensuring 
that the mental health needs of our community are being met. That's why we're excited to 
announce our partnership with Care Solace! 

Beginning May 1st, the City of Monrovia residents and community members can use Care 
Solace to get assistance with obtaining mental health care. Care Solace is not a provider 
but can help resi-dents get the right help at the right time without calling 911. Care Solace 
provides a live 24/7 conci-erge designed to assist residents in finding local mental health-
related programs, substance use treatment providers, and counseling services, no matter 
what your insurance needs are!

Coordination services are paid for by the City of Monrovia and are provided to the 
community at no cost! 

Here's how it works:

• Call (888) 515-7881 or visit our Care Solace website

• Complete a brief screening

• Get matched & book an appointment

Support is available in 200+ languages, and a dedicated Care Companion will help you every 
step of the way. 

Mental health is imperative to how we interact with others and go about our daily lives. 
Mental health issues can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or background. 
Understanding mental health is essential to help recognize the signs of those who may 
be struggling and need support, and may even help you acknowledge the need for a bit of 


On April 26, 2024, around 10:40 p.m. in the 100 block of East Santa Clara Drive 
investigators say that four suspects - who were all wearing masks - tried to get into 
the business after it closed. Several people were still inside at the time, according to 

"When the suspects could not enter the locked business, they used a firearm to shoot 
out the glass and enter," said police in a press release. "One of the rounds fired into the 
business struck a victim in the leg."

That person was taken to the hospital and remains in stable condition.

Once the suspects got inside, they robbed the victims and took off. The victims 
could only describe the suspects' vehicle as a newer white, or silver, four-door sedan, 
possibly a Chrysler.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-
5151 and reference case number 24-1696.

If you prefer to submit an anonymous tip, you can call "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-
TIPS (8477) or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

For the period of Sunday, April 21st, through Saturday, April 
27th, the Police Department responded to 891 calls for service 
of which 89 required formal investigations. The following 
is a summary report of some of the incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, April 21:

1. At 4:15 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of West 
Foothill Boulevard regarding an audible alarm. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) forced the front door open. The home did not have much property in it at 
the time of the burglary. There was no reported property loss. 

2. At 6:36 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 00 block of Christina 
Street regarding a theft report. Surveillance footage revealed a male suspect wearing 
a red shirt stole a community mailbox and fled the scene in a black four-door sedan. 

Monday, April 22:

3. At 11:59 a.m., officers responded to Cenco Auto Body, 125 West Live Oak 
Avenue, regarding a theft report. The victim left her purse on a chair inside the 
office while she spoke with an employee. The male suspect wearing a blue vest, blue 
shirt, and tan pants, stole the purse and fled the scene in a yellow Toyota Prius. 

4. At 12:56 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 00 block of Alta Street 
regarding a domestic disturbance. An argument between a husband and wife 
escalated when the husband grabbed his wife and pushed her into a wall leaving 
visible injuries. The 49-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

5. At 11:25 p.m., officers responded to a local hospital to speak with the victim 
of a stabbing that had occurred at the Metro Transit Plaza, 201 North First Avenue. 
The victim exited the Metro train and was walking along Santa Clara Street when he 
was approached by a male suspect riding a black mountain bike. The suspect asked 
him where he was from and yelled profanities at him. A second suspect arrived and 
both suspects yelled their gang’s name at the victim before chasing him and stabbing 
him. The first suspect was described as male, 25 to 35-years-old, bald, five feet nine 
inches tall, 220 pounds, wearing a gray shirt. The second suspect was described 
as male, 25 to 35-years-old, bald, five feet five inches tall, and approximately 150 

Tuesday, April 23:

6. At 3:51 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Cambridge Drive 
regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD 
detectives had previously deployed decoy packages containing bait property and 
tracking devices to combat the increase in package thefts from residential areas. 
Officers located the female suspect walking in the area in possession of the tracker 
package and stolen mail. The 34-year-old female from Azusa was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

7. At 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of West Naomi Avenue 
regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim left his truck parked in front 
of a residence while he and his gardening crew worked in the rear yard. Unknown 
suspect(s) broke the lock to his camper shell and stole gardening tools from the bed 
of his truck. 

Wednesday, April 24:

8. At 11:43 a.m., officers responded to the area of Santa Clara Street and 
Huntington Drive regarding a suspect attempting to flee the scene of a hit and run 
traffic collision. The suspect struck a center median causing a tire to break off. The 
vehicle then veered back into lanes of traffic hitting another driver. The suspect fled 
the scene on foot. When contacted by officers, he denied being involved and later 
admitted to being the driver and being under the influence of prescription drugs 
and nitrous oxide. He was in possession of a nitrous oxide tank and balloons. The 
22-year-old male from Monrovia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.

9. At 10:26 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of South 
First Avenue regarding multiple reports of a male subject trespassing on private 
property. One resident found the subject in his backyard. Officers located the subject 
and discovered he was in possession of a five-and-a-half-inch knife in a sheath 
hanging from his belt. The 30-year-old male transient was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Thursday, April 25:

10. At 10:57 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Huntington Drive and Second 
Avenue conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no front license plate. The officer 
witnessed the passenger rolling a joint with a bag of marijuana in plain view. An 
investigation revealed the driver was driving without a license and a consensual 
search of the vehicle led to the discovery of several burglary tools, dark clothing, 
gloves, masks, several high-end watches, shoulder bags, and jewelry. The two 
22-year-old male transients were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.


Friday, April 26:

11. At 7:56 a.m., an officer responded to a residence under construction in 
the 500 block of Coyle Avenue regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage 
revealed two male suspects forced entry into the location around 3:30 a.m. by prying 
the rear door. The suspects stole several tools. The first suspect was described as a 
heavyset male with a beard, wearing a baseball cap, earrings, a light-colored hooded 
sweatshirt, light-colored pants, black and white shoes, and black gloves. The second 
suspect was described as a male with an average build, wearing a light-colored 
hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, black shoes, and black gloves.

12. At 12:15 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West Huntington Drive 
regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. A white Chevy Silverado pulled up next to 
the victim’s landscaping work van and the suspect, described as a tall male wearing 
black pants and a gray shirt, entered the van and stole two battery packs, backpacks, 
and a leaf blower. 

13. At 2:08 p.m., officers responded to the area of Holly Avenue and Duarte 
Road regarding a theft that had just occurred. The victim had just left the Wells 
Fargo Bank located at 1200 South Baldwin when she realized her vehicle had a flat 
tire. The victim pulled over and the suspect approached her and offered her a can 
of Fix-A-Flat. While the victim was distracted attempting to use the cannister, the 
suspect stole her purse from inside her car. The suspect was described as a male with 
a thin build and black hair, wearing an orange construction vest and a construction 


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