Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 13, 2021 



Keep yourself and others around you safe and by paying attention 
to the most important thing after start your car....driving.

Sadly, in today's world so many things other than driving have 
become main attractions for people behind the wheel. Phone 
calls, texting, puting on make-up, social media, programming in 
vehicle entertainment systems....the list continues to grow. 

Three types of distractions:

Traffic safety experts classify distractions into three main types: 

 1. Manual

 2. Visual and 

 3. Cognitive

Manual distractions are those where you move your hands from the wheel. 

Visual distractions are those where you focus your eyes away from the road. 

A cognitive distraction is when you’re mind wanders away from the task of driving.

Texting involves all three types of distraction.

More about distracted driving:

People are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive 
intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08%. University of Utah

Text messaging increases the risk of crash or near-crash by 23 times. Virginia Technical 
Transportation Institute, USDOT

Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long 
enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph NHTSA

Drivers are not taking this seriously enough:

 Over 84% of drivers recognize the danger from cell phone distractions and find it “unacceptable” 
that drivers text or send email while driving. Nevertheless, 36% of these same 
people admit to having read or sent a text message or e-mail while driving in the previous 
month. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Teens whose parents drive distracted are 2 to 4 times as.likely to do the same.

Whether you’re driving a forklift, semi-truck or just headed home after work, attentive 
driving is more important than ever.


Theft from a Vehicle On 01-31-2021 at 2:16PM, officers were 
flagged down in the area of Sunnyside Ave and Highland Ave. 
Officers made contact with the person reporting the incident 
who said was a victim of theft from her vehicle on 01-30-21 
while she was hiking Bailey Canon Park. The victim said she 
discovered the glove compartment in her car had been ransacked, with her purse containing 
her driver's license, credit card and gift cards were taken. Case to Detectives

Felony Arrest

On 01-31-21 at about 4:08PM, officers responded to Canyon Crest Dr / Skyland Dr for a trespassing 
investigation. Upon arrival officers observed a suspect trespassing inside a locked and 
gated area, among private construction equipment. The suspect was detained and arrested for 
trespassing without incident. During a search of his belongings, prior to his transport to Pasadena 
jail, officers recovered a loaded firearm, a box of ammunition, a dagger, collapsible baton 
and narcotics. Case to DA’s office

Indecent Exposure

A local resident called the police regarding a subject who exposed himself while in public in the 
600 block of Sierra Madre Blvd. on 2-3-21 at 5:14PM. The victim was able to positively identify 
the subject. The suspect was taken and booked at Pasadena Jail. Case to DA’s office

January 31 to February 6, 2021 During this period the Sierra 
Madre Police Department responded to 269 calls for service.

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