Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Local Area 
News Briefs

 Pasadena PD 
Apprehends “DualValley Bandit”

Pasadena Police officers 
responded last Saturday to 
an armed robbery at Wells 
Fargo Bank, located at 3701E. 
Foothill Blvd. The robbery at 
about 3:50 p.m. June 10 was 
in progress when Pasadena 
Police officers arrived and 
arrested Shownee Smith, 41, of 
Pasadena as he exited the bank. 
Smith was in possession of a 
shotgun and a bag containing 
money and is currently being 
held at the Pasadena Police jail 
according to investigators.

 Pasadena Police Detectives 
and the FBI are currently 
investigating this incident. 
The suspect is believed to be 
the “Dual Valley Bandit” and 
possibly responsible for ten 
other bank robberies in Los 
Angeles County. 

 Police Chief Phillip Sanchez 
said, “I am extremely proud 
of the first responders of the 
Pasadena Police Department 
who courageously faced a 
dangerous situation and were 
able to quickly take an armed 
robber y suspect, believed to 
be responsible for numerous 
bank robberies throughout 
Los Angeles County, safely 
into custody. I am grateful no 
one was injured during this 

 Anyone with information 
regarding these robberies 
is asked to contact the Los 
Angeles FBI office at (310) 
477-6565 or the Pasadena 
Police Department at (626) 
744-4241. You may also report 
information anonymously at 

Pet of the 

Bubbles (A419572) is a 
black and white, female 
guinea pig who is just over a 
week old! This little critter’s 
mom was pregnant when 
she came to the shelter, and 
soon gave birth to three 
adorable guinea piglets. 
Bubbles loves hanging out 
with her siblings, Blossom 
(A419573) and Buttercup 
(A419574), playing with 
toys and snuggling with 
mom. Baby guinea pigs 
like Blossom need a lot 
of Vitamin C to grow up 
healthily, plenty of timothy 
hay and leafy greens.

 The adoption fee for guinea 
pigs is $20.

 Adoption fees for all pets 
will be waived on Thursday, 
June 22 from 9am to 5pm 
during the 3rd Annual Free 
Adoption Day sponsored by 
Carol Ann Kirby.

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-andwellness 
exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information about how to 
care for your pet.

 Call the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA at (626) 
792-7151 to ask about 
A419572, or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 
Adoption hours are 11 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available 
for adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
by phone calls or email. 
Directions and photos of 
all pets can be found at 

Eight Suspected in Gang Shootings Arrested 

 The on-going investigationsuggests suspects could 
also be responsible formany violent crimes, bothreported and unreported.

 Pasadena Police Chief 
Phillip Sanchez, along with 
investigators announced, 
Tuesday that as a result of a, 
six-month-long investigation by 
the Pasadena Police Homicide 
detectives, eight suspected gang 
members were arrested and 
charged with multiple counts of 
murder and attempted murder.

 According to police, between 
December 2016 and January, 
Pasadena was plagued by 
a series of gang shootings 
resulting in three homicides and 
two attempted homicides. In 
each case, the suspects were not 
immediately identified at the 
time of the shootings. 

 Sanchez said, “I cannot 
emphasize enough just how 
difficult this particular case 
was and how proud I am of the 
work this team accomplished 
in apprehending the suspects 
responsible for the shootings.”

 He said that, during the 
investigation, Pasadena Police 
Homicide Unit, Sergeant 
Keith Gomez and Detectives 
Edgar Sanchez, Dustin Gomez, 
Anthony Russo, Jose Urita, 
Jordan Ling, and Jonathan 
Buchholz learned there was an 

All Fireworks 
Illegal inPasadena

 City officials announced 
Thursday that Pasadena 
maintains a Zero Tolerance 
enforcement policy for 
fireworks and that the city’s 
police and firefighters are 
teaming up for special 
enforcement patrols against 
fireworks. Violators are subject 
to arrest; having their vehicles 
impounded; up to one year in 
jail and fines up to $50,000.

 Help keep all of us, our 
children, homes and property 
safe from illegal fireworks. 
If You See Something, Say 
Something! Call Pasadena 
Police at (626) 744-4241 to 
report illegal fireworks and 
other suspicious activities. 

 If you want fireworks to 
be part of your Fourth of 
July Holiday, attend the 91th 
annual “Americafest,” at the 
Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket 

active feud between Pasadena 
and Duarte street gangs, which 
likely was the basis for the 
shootings. The preliminary 
evidence suggested a Duarte 
street gang may have been 
responsible for the murders 
and attempted murders in 
our community. Detectives 
formulated a plan which 
included collaborating with the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s 
department and other law 
enforcement partners. With 
limited information, and at 
times reluctant witnesses, 
Pasadena detectives focused 
their efforts on the Duarte street 
gang members using strategic 
investigative techniques.

 Arrested were; Anthony 
Deon Edwards, Marquise 
Duran Turner, Isaiah Jack 
Daniels, Pernell Barnes, Charod 
Robinson, Derion Davon Lee, 
Andrew Vasquez and John 
Wesley Robinson.

 The case was presented to the 
Los Angeles County District 
Attorney’s office on Monday, 
June 5. Multiple counts of 
murder, attempted murder, 
conspiracy to commit murder, 
shooting into an inhabited 
dwelling, accessory after the 
fact, and gang allegations have 
now been filed against the 

 Anyone with additional 
information should call 
Pasadena Police at (626) 744

and event information, go to 

Due to the high potential 
for fire hazards and injuries, 
Pasadena police and fire 
personnel will staff checkpoints 
around the stadium to seize all 
fireworks. Parking enforcement 
officers will ensure that vehicles 
illegally parked in Pasadena’s 
hillside areas on July 4 are 

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
will begin applying Phos-Chek 
on Thursday, June 29, to brush 
areas around the stadium. The 
main ingredients of this annual, 
preventative fire retardant 
are phosphates and fertilizers 
to help prevent plants from 
burning and re-vegetate burned 
wildland areas.

 Call 9-1-1 for all life-
threatening emergencies. Call 

(626) 744-4241 for all other 
public safety needs. 
for emergency preparedness 
information; and to register 
your telephones to receive Red 
Flag Alerts or other emergency 


Sunday, June 4th

3:50 PM - A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 3300 block of N. 
Lake Avenue. Vehicle damage: 
shattered windows. 
4:00 PM - A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 3300 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Stolen: battery charger 
and red Quicksilver backpack. 
Monday, June 5th

2:17 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
1800 block of Hanford Drive. 
Vehicle described as a white 
1990 Mazda Miata convertible. 
9:55 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: black Kate 
Spade purse and light blue Kate 
Spade wallet. 
5:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2300 block 
of Catherine Road. Vehicle 
damage: scraped.
Tuesday, June 6th

4:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 20 block of 
E. Terrace Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via 
unknownmeans. Stolen: silver 
bi-fold wallet and currency.
7:00 PM – Brian Garnica, 
18 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 400 block of 
Figueroa Drive for residential 

8:00 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: black 
iPhone 6. 
10:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: silver 
MacBook Pro laptop. Vehicle 
damage: shattered window. 
Thursday, June 8th

11:30 AM – A petty theftof landscaping equipment 
occurred in the 1600 block of 
New York Drive. Stolen: orange 
and gray Stihl trimmer. 
Friday, June 9th

6:00 PM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 100 block of E. Las Flores 
Drive. Stolen: checkbooks and 
vehicle registration. 
8:45 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2300 block of 
El Sereno Avenue. Suspect is 
known by the victim. 
Saturday, June 10th

12:36 AM – An attempt grand 
theft of a vehicle occurred in 
the 1300 block of E. Calaveras 
Street. Stolen: spare key. 
1:51 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 2400 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Victim did not report 
any injuries as a result of this 
4241 anytime or Homicide 
detectives at (626) 744-4511. 
If you prefer to provide 
information anonymously, you 
may call “Crime Stoppers” by 
dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477). 

Photo by D. Lee MVNews


 Stay safe in the heat next 
week by visiting any of 
the Altadena libraries or 
Altadena Senior Center 
during open hours or call 
211 for cooling center 
locations. The Altadena 
Senior Center, located at 
560 E Mariposa St. is open 
9am-5pm Monday through 
Friday or call (626) 7980505.

 If you are planning to 
visit one of these Cooling 
Centers, it is advisable that 
you call in advance to make 
sure there is still seating 
available. If a Cooling 
Center is not operational, 
check for another Cooling 
Center nearest you or call 
211 for LA County or 311 
for LA City.

 Safety tips that will help 
you protect yourself and 
stay safe in the hot weather:
Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. 
to 3 p.m. when the burning 
rays are strongest.
Reduce physical activity.
Wear a wide-brimmed 
hat and light colored 
lightweight, loose-fitting 
clothes when you are 
Avoid hot, heavy meals that 
include proteins.
Set your air conditioner 
between 75° to 80°. If you 
don’t have air-conditioning 
take a cool shower twice 
a day and visit a public air 
conditioned facility.
Check on elderly neighbors 
and family and friends 
who do not have air 
Drink plenty of fluids even 
if you are not thirsty. Avoid 
Use sun screen with a sun 
protection factor of at least 
15 if you need to be in the 
Don’t forget about your 
pets, they need plenty of 
water and shade. 
Insulate your home by 
installing weather stripping 
around your doors and 
window sills to keep the 
cool air inside.

 Symptoms of dehydration 
and heat cramps include 
dizziness, fatigue, faintness, 
headaches, muscle cramps 
and increased thirst. 

PCC Piano 

 The Pasadena Community 
College Music Department 
presents PCC Piano Concerto 
Night Including works by 
Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, 
Scriabin and Prokofiev. 
Saturday, June 24, 7 pm in 
Westerbeck Recital Hall 
Featuring students from piano 
accompanying classJocelyn Chang, DirectorFree Admission. PPC is located 
1570 E Colorado Blvd.

 Parking purchase $2.00 
parking permit from parking 
lot vending machine.
For more information call 

(626) 585-7123. 
Pasadena Police to Hold 
Father’s Day Car Show

The Pasadena Police 
Department and Paseo 
Colorado have the perfect 
family friendly activity for 
Father’s Day. The Pasadena 
Police Department is hosting 
the 16th Annual Classic Car 
Show, sponsored by the Paseo 
Colorado, with over 50 plus 
beautiful vintage and modern 
cars on display ranging from 
1900 to 2017. The event kicks 
off at 10:00 a.m. on Green Street 
between Marengo Avenue and 
Euclid Avenue (south side of the 
Paseo Colorado) and features 
raffle prizes, event t-shirts 
for $10.00, police equipment 
demos, and a police helicopter 
ride-along live auction. 
Additionally, the Paseo 
Colorado is hosting the highly 
attended 25th Annual Pasadena 

H FundingApproved 

 Following the Board 
of Supervisors approval 
Tuesday of the Measure H 
funding allocation strategy 
recommendations, Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger said, “Education 
is the key to addressing 
NIMBYism in the full rollout of 
Measure H. The County now 
has the duty and obligation 
to educate the community. 
This cannot be a one-size-fits-

Chalk Art Festival with live 
music, kids’ activities, and 
numerous local restaurants 
and a popular food truck for 
delicious food choices. http://

 Anyone wishing to enter a 
vehicle for the car show may 
do so up to the morning of the 
event. Awards will be given in 
several categories for the best 
cars. Registration forms are 
available on line at: ci.pasadena. Entry fee is 
$40.00 per car. All proceeds go 
to benefit the Police Activities 
League & Police Explorer Post 

For More information contact 
officer Darin Craddolph (626) 
744-7656 or dcraddolph@

all approach. We need to be 

flexible and listen to our cities 
and non-profits. Government 
cannot fix it alone -- nor should 

it. We need to work together 
to end homelessness.” 
The Board also passed a 

motion, co-authored by 

Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and 

Kathryn Barger, that calls for 
the allocation of funds for the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department, and other local 
law enforcement agencies, 
to create an expanded 

Homeless Services Team that 
will collaborate with other 

public safety agencies, County 
Departments, and emergency 

service providers. 

Free Concerts in the 
Park July 11 to August 29

 Back by popular demand, the Pasadena Senior Center will 
present free summer concerts showcasing the talents of a variety 
of popular musical groups that range from jazz to big band to 
country and more.

 The one-hour concerts, every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. from 
July 11 to Aug. 29 at the Gold Shell in Pasadena’s Memorial Park, 
are open to people to all ages. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic for 
the perfect summer experience with family and friends.

 July 11 – Pam Kay and The Tap Chicks entertain with lively dance 
routines, Vaudeville-style comedy and clever costumes.

 July 18 – Whiskey Hayride performs classic country/rock that will 
get everybody up and moving.

 July 25 – Pasadena Youth Chamber Orchestra features talented 
high school and college students performing classical music 

 August 1 – Susie Hansen Latin Band performs fiery jazz and salsa 
that will have the audience on their feet and dancing in the aisles.

August 8 – Paddy’s Pig presents timeless Irish pub songs and 
contemporary Irish rock delivered with plenty of energy.

 August 15 – Theater of Vision Productions entertains with “Cirque 
di Sarray,” a fun and fast-paced carnival show.

 August 22 – Grammy-winning Lisa Haley and the Zydekats play 
lively Cajun Zydeco music with lots of Louisiana spice.

 August 29 – The Great American Swing Band features the sounds 
of big band, rhythm and blues, jazz and Dixieland.

For more information visit or call (626) 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center 

There is something for 
everyone in June at the PasadenaSenior Center, 85 E. Holly St.

 You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations asnoted.

 The Domino Effect – 
Thursdays to June 29, at 1 p.m.
If you’ve never played ChickenFoot dominoes before, or even 
if you have, come join the fun asVicki Leigh leads participants ina rollicking version of the gamethat is easy enough for beginners 
yet challenging enough for 
more seasoned players. Oh, andplease excuse the laughter everyThursday…it may be contagious!
For more information call Vicki 
at 928-478-4654.

 UCLA Memory Training –
Thursdays to June 29, from 1 to3 p.m. UCLA Memory Trainingis an innovative education 
program for people with age-
related memory concerns. 
This four-week workshop will 
focus on the top four concerns:
forgetting names and faces, 
forgetting to keep appointmentsand other future plans,
forgetting where you put thingssuch as keys and eyeglasses, andovercoming tip-of-the-tongueforgetfulness. Participants willengage in memory quizzes andskill-building exercises througha combination of presentations 

and small-group discussions ina low-stress, fun environment. 
Reservations are required bycalling 626-685-6732.

 A Toast to the Joys ofMusic – Tuesdays to June 27,
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom 
Campbell will play guitarand sing songs in the SeniorCenter Lounge. Stop by andenjoy his covers of traditional 
country, country rock, blues, 
folk, gospel and classic rockoriginally made famous byWillie Nelson, Merle Haggard,
Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B.
King, Neil Young, The GratefulDead, The Rolling Stones and 
many more.

Pasadena City College.
Hearing and Hearing Loss –
Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m. Joinin a discussion about hearingand hearing loss and learn aboutnew technologies and hearing-
related products that can helpyou in your day-to-day life.
Presented by Hear Center.

 The Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent, nonprofitorganization that offers 
recreational, educational and 
social services to people ages50 and older. Services are also 
provided for frail, low-incomeand homebound seniors.

 For more information visit or call

(626) 795-4331.
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