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

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For the period of Sunday, February 28th through Saturday, 
March 6th, the Police Department responded 
to 945 calls for service, of which 79 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of 
some of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period. 

Sunday, February 28:

1. At 6:04 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a theft report. The loss prevention employee 
witnessed the suspects steal over $300.00 worth 
of merchandise and flee in a Toyota Venza. They 
are described as two females and two males. The 
investigation is pending a review of the provided 
surveillance footage. 
Monday, March 1:

2. At 11:53 a.m., an officer responded to the 
300 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a 
stolen vehicle report. The victim stated his Toyota 
Camry was stolen from the location sometime between 
11:00 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. on March 1st. The 
victim admitted to leav-ing a spare key in the center 
console. The investigation is ongoing.
3. At 12:21 p.m., an officer responded to Design 
Escrow, located at 128 East Huntington Drive, 
regarding a fraud report. The reporting parting 
stated she received a handful of calls from banks 
and third parties indicating there were fraudulent 
checks with Design Escrow’s information on them. 
The officer determined the suspect attempted to issue 
fraudulent checks using Design Escrow’s financial 
information. The investigation is ongo-ing. 
4. At 9:44 p.m., an officer responded to a parking 
lot in the 800 block of West Huntington Drive 
regarding a theft from vehicle report. The victim 
stated she left her car unlocked and when she returned, 
she found items had been stolen from the 
inside of her car. There are no investigative leads as 
of the date of this report. 
Tuesday, March 2:

5. At 9:07 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 
block of Diamond Avenue regarding a theft from 
motor vehicle report. The officer discovered someone 
cut and removed the victim’s catalytic converter 
from his Honda Accord sometime during the 
previous night. 
6. At 6:17 p.m., officers responded to Chevron, 
located at 500 North Santa Anita Avenue, 
regarding a robbery report. An investigation revealed 
the suspect was confronted by a store employee 
when he attempted to conceal and steal a 
bottle of wine. During the con-frontation, the suspect 
then pushed the employee with his shoulder. 
Assisting officers lo-cated the suspect nearby and 
the 35-year-old male transient was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
7. At 6:17 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department to take a vandalism report 
that occurred in the 800 block of West Huntington 
Drive. The victim discovered someone scratched 
expletives into the paint of his car for no apparent 
reason. The victim was not able to provide any suspect 

Wednesday, March 3:

8. At 12:59 a.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 200 block of East Forest Avenue 
regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer 
determined someone entered the victim’s unlocked 
vehicle and stole a cellphone, wallet, and its contents. 
There are no investigative leads at this time. 
9. At 1:11 a.m., an officer responded to the 
400 block of Las Tunas Drive regarding a vehicle 
stopped in the lanes of traffic. Upon contacting the 
driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol 
emitting from his body. The officer attempted 
to perform the standard field sobriety tests, but the 
suspect was unable to complete them. The 44-yearold 
male from Alhambra was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. At 11:03 a.m., an officer responded to the 
800 block of Murrieta Drive regarding a subject 
seen opening mailboxes. An investigation revealed 
the suspect was in possession of stolen mail and a 
records check revealed the 31-year-old male from 
Los Angeles had two outstanding warrants. He was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
Thursday, March 4:

11. At 1:25 p.m., an officer took a report of a 
package theft that occurred in the 1000 block of 
West Huntington Drive. The victim stated a package 
containing a laptop was stolen from his porch 
sometime on March 1st. There are no investigative 
leads as of the date of this report. 
Friday, March 5:

12. At 8:58 a.m., an officer responded to the 
1100 block of Monte Verde Drive regarding a vandalism 
report. The victim stated his mailbox was 
damage and was unsure if any mail had been taken. 
The officer was unable to locate any surveillance 
footage that may have captured the crime.
13. At 3:59 p.m., an officer responded to Abercrombie 
and Fitch, located at 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance 
footage revealed two sus-pects stole numerous 
bottles of men’s cologne from the store before 
exiting and fleeing in a white Ford SUV. Assisting 
officers located the suspects and arrested a 33-yearold 
male from Van Nuys and a 31-year-old female 
from Los Angeles. A records check also revealed 
that both arrestees had outstanding warrants. 
At 7:24 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a theft report. Surveillance footage revealed a 
lone male suspect stole nearly $3,00 worth of lingerie 
at approximately 5:46 p.m. on March 5th. The 
suspect is described as a 6’ tall male between the 
ages of 27 and 33-years-old, 160 pounds, and was 
seen wearing a blue and grey striped long sleeve 
shirt, black pants, a black hat, and black face mask 
Now, more than ever, many are struggling to 
pay their bills and stay in their homes. The 
Homelessness Prevention and Diversion 
program aims to help individuals and 
families make ends meet, keep a roof over 
their heads, and maintain essential services. 
Short term rental assistance 
Paying housing application fees 
Paying security deposits 
Paying utility bills 
Moving costs 
Food assistance 
and more 
This program is only available for Arcadia residents. 
For more information, please contact Erik Deurmeier 
at 626.734.3971 or 
New San Marino Tree 
Preservation Ordinance 
Effective March 12th

 The San Marino City Council recently approved a revised TreePreservation Ordinance, which went into effect this Friday, March

12. The new ordinance includes new tree trimming, replacement,
and removal guidelines, as well as updated penalties and fees and a 
new tree removal application process.

Please submit a tree trimming application if you would like to trim 
a tree. 
You will need a tree trimming permit if:
More than 10% of an oak tree will be pruned;
More than 20% of a heritage or established tree will be pruned.


If you would like to remove a tree, please submit a tree removalapplication to the Community Development Department.
If you are removing an Established, Heritage, or Oak tree, you muststate whether the tree: 
Adversely impacts the growth of adjacent trees,
Is a nuisance or hazard to persons or property,
Removal is part of re-landscaping plan that will provide tree canopyreplacement over long term.


Before transplanting a tree, please have the new location approvedby the Community Development Department. Then, have a certifiedarborist oversee the process.
If the tree dies within one year, you will be required to plant anothercomparable replacement tree.


Once you obtain your tree removal permit, please provide notice toyour neighbors.
Within 100 feet from the the tree at least 15 days before the removal.
Post an 8.5” x 11” notice for at least 15 days on the tree.
If the tree is not visible to the public right-of-way, place the notice ina location that is visible. 


The permit is valid for a limited amount of time. The removal shouldbe completed within 90 days from when the permit is issued.


An emergency tree removal may be approved when there’s ahazardous or unsafe condition. The permit will only allow work thatcorrects the problem.
For an emergency tree removal permit, the property owner maysubmit an application tree hazard report to the Director.


If you violate the code you may be liable for remedies determined bythe City Code. Please note that persons who violate these provisionsmay be guilty of a misdemeanor.
If you damage or remove a tree you must:
Pay the standard inspection fee, pay double the required permit fee,
plant double the number of replacement trees required, & pay doublethe treer eplacement fine in the amount of the value of the destroyed,
removed, or damaged tree (The City arborist will determine valuewith the ISA Guide).
Failure to pay may lead to:
Civil action, 
Use of a debt collection agency,
A lien on the subject property.

 To read the ordinance and learn more, please go to: cityofsanmarino.

South Pasadena Library NewComic Book Club for Adults

 The South Pasadena Public 
Library is happy to announce 
a new comic book discussion 
club for adult readers. The 
Comic Book Club will meet 
on the first Thursday of each 
month at 7pm. The first 
meeting of the Comic Book 
Club is on April 1st at 7 p.m. 
On this day, the Comic Book 
Club will meet virtually on 
Zoom to discuss Upgrade 
Soul by Ezra Claytan 
Daniels. Upgrade Soul is the 
story of an elderly couple 
forced into a psychological 
battle after undergoing 
an experimental genetic 
procedure. Registration is 
required. Visit the Library’s 
website to register.

 Upgrade Soul is currently 
available on ComicsPlus. 
ComicsPlus provides access 
to thousands of digital 
comics, graphic novels, and 
manga with no wait lists 
or limits. Read directly on 
your favorite web browser, 

South Pasadena Public Works 
Employee of the Quarter

 Kelvin Machado (pictured)of the making a collaborative effort with 
Water Division is the first Public his team during daily tasks. Kelvin 
Works Employee of the Quarter. is a valuable resource to his co-
The program recognizes exceptional workers and supervision because 
Public Works staff throughout the he continually seeks out new 
year. Kelvin was selected for his information and techniques in 
dedication, leadership, teamwork, Water Distribution, which he readily 
and his positive attitude. He shares with his co-workers. Kelvin 
demonstrated these qualities by plays an important role in providing 
volunteering to be on the Public a safe and clean drinking water to 
Works Safety Committee and our residents. Kudos to Kelvin. 

or download the app on the 
App Store or Google Play. 
A South Pasadena Public 
Library card number and 
PIN are required to access 
ComicsPlus. A tutorial on 
how to use ComicsPlus is 
available on the Library’s 
YouTube page. 

South Pasadena Public 
Library Crowdsourced Poem

The project will be written by Poet Laureate Ron 

April is National Poetry Month, and in celebration, the South 
Pasadena Public Library invites residents of all ages to contribute 
to a crowdsourced poem to be written by City of South Pasadena 
Poet Laureate Ron Koertge. Koertge’s idea for a South Pas 
community poem was inspired by 2017 National Youth Poet 
Laureate Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”, and byNational Public Radio’s Poet-in-Residence Kwame Alexander’s 
crowdsourced poem project “This is Our Dream”. The theme for 
our community poem is Beginnings, and it will be published on 
the library’s website in April.

 Poetry has the power to inspire and delight, and Koertge seeks 
to craft a poem with the help of his fellow South Pasadenans that 
can be enjoyed by all. Koertge says:

“Beginnings mean different things to different people. Planting 
a garden is for sure a new beginning. So is adopting a dog or cat. 
Quitting one job and getting another. A father makes a different 
sandwich for his kids’ lunch. Someone says she’s sorry and wants 
to start over. What does beginning mean to you? Send me some 
ideas, please, and let’s see if I can turn them into a poem. Pretend 
we’re sitting around a fire and we’re writing a story together. Not 
my story, but ours.” 
How to Contribute 

-Submit one or two lines or a phrase on the theme Beginnings (if 
you need a prompt, start like this: “A beginning is…”)
-Contributions are due by Friday March 19, 2021
-Three ways to submit: 
Email to 
Mail to the Library with the word “Beginnings” written on the 
Drop off at the Library Takeout door during Takeout hours

-Contributors will be recognized by name unless anonymity is 
For more information visit: 

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