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Anderson House Museum Needs New Roof


In 1979 the Monrovia Historical Society was formed to care for the Anderson House, a 1886 Queen Anne Victorian that was one of the first houses built in the new town of Monrovia. Today the home is a museum, but the roof is in dire straits and needs to be replaced. Materials for that purpose have been secured, but the cost to install them will run about $10,000. The Society has set the end of February as the deadline for taking donations.

Because the Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, donations are tax-deductible and can be made in two ways:

1. Mail a check to:
    Monrovia Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1898
    Monrovia, CA   91017
   (Note: Write Anderson House Roof Fund on your check.)

2. A GoFundMe account has been set up to take donations. Click here to donate: https://is.gd/lXN1Ih

Source: Monrovia Historic Preservation Group: https://is.gd/eNmjkF

- Brad Haugaard

Old Phone Company Building on Lime May Become Self-Storage Facility

At its next meeting (https://is.gd/xB3aN0) the Monrovia City Council will consider a proposal that will let the old phone company building on the north side of Lime just east of Myrtle to be converted into  a self-storage facility with storefronts on the ground floor.

The proposal, which requires general plan and zoning changes - among other things - has already been unanimously approved by the Development Review Committee and Planning Commission.

Although the space could be used as an office building, city staff argues that "could potentially cause severe parking and traffic congestion impacts due to the building's extremely high occupancy capacity and very little onsite parking," while a self-storage facility would be "a low impact use, with an extremely low parking demand."

The owner proposes to "enclose the exterior staircases on the north elevation as well as add a new elevator to allow customers easier access to the storage units for their bulkier items." https://is.gd/4wslTL

- Brad Haugaard

Lunch at Baja Mar FIsh Taco

Lunch at Baja Mar FIsh Taco, at the corner of Foothill and May. Got the lunch special with two tacos (fish and pork) for $7.99, drink included. Good food; quick service. 

- Brad Haugaard 

A Message from Monrovia Unified School District Regarding Saugus High School Tragedy


Dear Monrovia Unified Community,

In reflecting upon the tragic unfolding of events at Saugus High School, I am angered that children today must endure such horrific acts of cowardice and heartbroken for the children and families who lost loved ones.

School safety is our first priority. Teaching and learning can only occur in a safe environment, and Monrovia Unified takes clear steps to establish and maintain safe schools.

The District does this by:
• Developing an integrated safety plan for each school, tailored to its unique needs and population.
• Reviewing these plans yearly with our partners, Monrovia Police Department.
• Conducting monthly drills at each school.
• Initiating anti-bullying programs on every campus.
• Providing counseling services at every school.

We also are continually seeking new avenues through which to promote safety.

Monrovia Unified Board of Education passed a gun safety resolution during its regular board meeting on Nov. 13, intended to disseminate gun safety protocols.

We do not take chances with the safety of our students or staff, and encourage all members of our community to immediately contact authorities – on campus or local law enforcement – if you hear or see something of concern.

Posting potential threats on social media tends to interfere with law enforcement and will cause undue panic.

We also encourage our families to have an open dialogue with their children about their challenges.

The National Association of School Psychologists offer helpful resources for talking to children about violence: https://bit.ly/2OcpM37.

Sincerely,
Dr. Katherine Thorossian
Superintendent

Bradoaks Transitioning to Science-Emphasis School - Holds Moon Party

Bradoaks Elementary second-grader Brendon Rose held onto the lens of a powerful telescope and searched the stars for a glimpse of Saturn, Jupiter and Venus during a “Telescopes in the Sky” Moon Party family event that celebrated the school's effort to transition to a science emphasis school.

“I always thought that Jupiter was one of the smallest planets in the solar system,” Rose said. “I actually learned that Jupiter is the biggest planet when I looked at it through the telescope.”

Clifton Middle School science teacher Tom Traeger is a member of the Monrovia Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers, which partnered with Bradoaks Elementary to host the Nov. 7 event.

“Our members come from all walks of life; I am a teacher, some of our members are scientists, some are engineers, some are retired and some are people who just have a love of the night sky,” Traeger said. “The purpose of the event is to give the Bradoaks community an evening where they can learn about astronomical objects like Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon that are in the evening sky.”

Refreshments were provided while students and their families looked at the night sky through four telescopes provided by the Sidewalk Astronomers.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students and parents to learn and explore together,” Board of Education President Ed Gililland said. “Monrovia Unified is dedicated to the academic and personal growth of our students, and events like this shine a light on that focus.”

“Telescopes in the Sky” is just one example of the many science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused events that Bradoaks Elementary plans to implement as it transitions to a science emphasis school.

“Transitioning to a science emphasis school will foster a love of STEM education in our students and prepare them for pathways in engineering, computer science, math and much more," Principal Jayne Nickles said. “We are grateful to our community partners who help us put on these special events for our students and their families.”

“Monrovia Unified wants to expand the lens through which our students see the world, and what better way than by providing them with a glimpse of the world beyond the terrestrial?” Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian said. “Thank you to our teachers, community partners and families for supporting memorable enrichment opportunities.”

Source: Monrovia Schools press release

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Cop Applies Tourniquet; Vehicle With Two Different License Plates - Both Wrong; Drugs and Alcohol; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for November 7-13. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 370 service events, resulting in 90 investigations.

Grand Theft
November 7 at 8:29 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Norumbega called to report several personal items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle overnight. Hand tools worth over one thousand dollars were taken. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto / Possession of Shaved Keys – Suspect Arrested
November 7 at 10:13 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of S. Myrtle when a license plate reader detected a stolen vehicle traveling north on Myrtle. The officer located the vehicle, conducted a traffic stop and the driver was detained without incident. The driver was found to be in possession of shaved keys, which he used to operate the vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 7 at 6:38 p.m., a motorist was traveling in the 600 block of Court Street when they struck a parked vehicle, causing their vehicle to roll over. The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Monrovia Paramedics. The owner of the parked vehicle was notified.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
November 7 at 7:04 p.m., a motorist was traveling south in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle and proceeded to make a left turn onto eastbound Pomona, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Another motorist was traveling north on Myrtle and the two vehicles struck each other. The party at fault was issued a citation.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 8 at 1:11 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2000 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. The officer stopped the bicyclist and explained the reason for the stop. A computer check revealed the bicyclist had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested per the authority of the warrant.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 8 at 2:53 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 800 block of S. Mayflower. Officers arrived and checked on the drivers. One of the drivers had a large laceration on her foot and was bleeding heavily. The officer used his tourniquet on her leg to stop the bleeding. Monrovia Paramedics arrived and treated the driver for her injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Investigation continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
November 8 at 6:25 a.m., employees of a bank in the 200 block of S. Myrtle reported a suspicious male subject sitting in his car most of the day, parked in the bank's parking lot and he was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The subject was also found to be in possession of illegal hydrocodone pills and a hypodermic syringe. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
November 8 at 8:44 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 3300 block of S. Peck when he saw a motorhome illegally parked. A computer check of the license plate revealed there was a warrant for the registered owner. The officer saw a male subject standing next to the motorhome who identified himself as the registered owner. His identity was confirmed and he was arrested for the warrant.

Petty Theft
November 8 at 11:13 p.m., a customer of a grocery store in the 100 block of W. Foothill left his backpack on a table in front of the store, then walked away for about five minutes. When he returned, his backpack had been stolen. The backpack contained an iPhone, a speaker, and his wallet with his identification and cash. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 9 at 7:33 a.m., a caller reported a traffic collision at the intersection of Eighth and Duarte. An officer responded and checked on the welfare of both drivers. One driver complained of pain. Paramedics arrived on scene and treated the injured party. The driver at fault was issued a citation.

Vandalism
November 9 at 3:19 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported at a business parking lot in the 400 block of S. Myrtle. The victim parked his vehicle behind the business and went into work. Sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. his vehicle was spray painted with graffiti. Investigation continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 9 at 4:02 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of Mountain and Huntington. An officer responded and checked on the welfare of both drivers. One of the drivers complained of pain to her chest. Paramedics arrived and treated the injured party and she was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Investigation continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Issued Citation
November 9 at 9:42 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 900 block of E. Huntington when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. The officer stopped the bicyclist, who admitted to being in possession of a methamphetamine pipe. The officer recovered the pipe and the subject was issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspects Arrested
November 10 at 11:21 a.m., a caller reported a possible drunk driver in the 900 block of W. Duarte. Officers responded to the location and saw the vehicle parked in a parking lot of a business. There were two occupants inside the vehicle. After investigation, both subjects were determined to be under the influence and in possession of narcotics. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
November 10 at 7:30 p.m., a resident from the 1500 block of S. Mayflower called police to report his vehicle had been stolen from the front of his residence. The vehicle is a red, 1997, Nissan pickup with Arizona plates. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Issued Citation
November 11 at 1:52 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1600 block of S. Primrose when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. He was stopped and found to be in possession of heroin. He was issued a citation to appear in court on the charges and released.

Petty Theft of Package
November 11 at 8:45 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of California called to report a package was taken off his porch without his permission. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 11 at 10:26 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make a left turn from the wrong lane in the 900 block of E. Evergreen. The driver displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Falsifying Vehicle Registration – Suspect Arrested
November 12 at 3:34 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of E. Olive when he saw a vehicle with two different license plates attached to it, neither matched the actual vehicle. There was one occupant in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the subject put two different license plates on the vehicle because the vehicle registration was expired. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft / Fraud
November 12 at 2:42 p.m., a caller reported her wallet was taken while she was shopping at a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington. She said a female subject distracted her while she was looking at items. When she went to the checkout stand to pay for her  merchandise, she noticed her wallet was missing. Shortly after, she called her bank to report her credit card stolen and was advised it had already been used at two locations. Investigation continuing.

Shoplifting
November 13 at 2:22 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called to report a known female from previous shoplifting incidents had returned to the store. The subject concealed several items in a bag she brought in with her. She exited the store with the concealed merchandise without paying. Officers checked the area, but did not locate the subject. Investigation continuing.

Celebrating 60 Years of Water Management With New Video

The Monrovia-based Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) is celebrating six decades of innovation, conservation, and good water management with this new video, Where Does Our Water Come From?: https://is.gd/zbq3Zb. Upper District was formed by the voters on December 8, 1959 to help sustain adequate imported water supplies for the rapidly growing San Gabriel Valley.

Upper District’s Board of Directors held their first meeting on January 7, 1960 in Temple City. For the past 60 years, we have played a vital role in supplementing local water supplies with imported water from the State Water Project and replenishing the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin. Today, Upper District has taken a leadership role in educating the public on their local water supply and the benefits of long-term, sustainable water efficiency practices.

It is with this in mind that Upper District is proud to release our new water supply educational video for public use. We take great pride in the collaborative work that the local water agencies undertake to manage the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin. Thanks to several key local, regional and federal agencies in the water community, every time you turn on the faucet you are tapping into a complex water delivery system.

Source: Upper District press release

- Brad Haugaard

City Utility Boxes Painted 'Rock and Roll'

Gem City Images has found some city utility boxes newly painted in nostalgic 50s rock and roll style. https://is.gd/Mij0U0

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia-Based Trader Joe's Opens in San Francisco Despite Ban on Chain Stores

San Francisco apparently has a ban on chain stores to protect mom and pop shops, but, well, ya know, when it comes to Monrovia-based Trader Joe's, sometimes you just gotta make an exception, which the city’s board of supervisors recently did to allow the store to open in the city. https://is.gd/jpiUMX

- Brad Haugaard

Citrus College Architecture Program

By Mrs. Joanne Montgomery
Citrus College Governing Board Member

Anna Ortega is a Citrus College freshman and Monrovia resident currently enrolled in the college's highly successful architecture program. As part of the career, technical and continuing education division at Citrus College, the architecture program offers students a structured pathway to careers in architecture, interior design, project management, urban planning and contracting, among others.

For Anna, the program was a perfect fit. Wanting to become an interior designer, Anna also had aspirations of designing buildings, an endeavor that would require a license in architecture. Trying to decide what career path she favored was stressful, until she spoke with Dr. Richard Fernandes, a full-time faculty member in the college's architecture program.

Dr. Fernandes, a former Disney Imagineer, explained that obtaining a degree in architecture would qualify Anna to accomplish both goals. No separate training would be required: interior design would simply be Anna's focus within architecture once she transferred to a university. Excited about her future, Anna is now working on a special project in Dr. Fernandes' Introduction to Architecture course that requires students to research, write and present about a piece of cultural architecture in the greater Los Angeles area.

As Anna continues taking challenging courses each semester, she will be in the same position as Citrus College student Kenneth Morales in a year and a half.

Preparing to graduate in June 2020, Kenneth is working on a digital modeling of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House - a project that necessitates competency in Autodesk Maya, a 3D computer graphics application used by industry experts in architecture, film and videogame design. Dr. Fernandes is among a small group of architects within California licensed to teach Autodesk Maya. This specialized training gives Citrus College students a competitive edge when applying to universities.

"Our transfer connections to universities, such as Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Baptist University, are incredibly strong," said Dr. Fernandes. "These institutions know that when they accept an architecture student from Citrus College, they are gaining an individual who has received a stellar education and possesses an advanced understanding of drafting, 3D imaging, physics and other architecture fundamentals."

Citrus College's Architecture program enjoys such a solid reputation with these universities that Citrus College students are consistently placed a year above applicants transferring from other colleges. This reduces the standard five-year route to an architecture degree to four years for students transferring to Cal Poly Pomona or Cal Baptist University. Upon graduation, students who began their journeys at Citrus College will have saved time and money compared to their peers, and they will be thoroughly equipped to enter the workforce.

As Monrovia's representative on the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees, I am incredibly proud of the college's architecture program. Many of its alumni have gone on to successful careers as preservationist architects, urban planners and award-winning modern architects. They have contributed to the construction and preservation of some of the most celebrated structures and areas in the world, including Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Orlando, Florida, and the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris.

For college students seeking to build a bright and promising future, I would strongly recommend the Citrus College Architecture program.

- Brad Haugaard

Join the Lego Club at the Library

On Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 to 3 p.m., children and parents are invited to the Lego Club at the Monrovia Public Library to build and play.  This event is intended for children ages 2 - 12 and their families.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia First Responders Honored by Congresswoman Napolitano

Monrovia Detective McClure and Monrovia Paramedic McKee were honored by Congresswoman Napolitano at the Annual 32nd Congressional District First Responder & Military Legislative Breakfast. The annual event is held to recognize the dedicated service from our sworn staff in the public safety divisions.

- Brad Haugaard

Griffin: Have Your Very Own House Panther

Meet sleek, gorgeous house panther Griffin! If you haven’t had a black cat in your life, what are you waiting for? Two-year-old Griffin is one of the kitties in our communal cat room. When he first got to the shelter he was pretty shy, but now he has a blast playing with wand toys and LOVES eating treats. And if you come visit him, you may see him curled up in one of the cat trees with longhaired tortie Mimi, which is the cutest thing ever. Anyone with two or more cats dreams of the day when their cats cuddle, and if you get both Griffin and Mimi, you won’t have to dream! Adopt Griffin, and you’ll immediately become a mini panther convert!

The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.

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

View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. 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. Saturday.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

- Brad Haugaard

Tickets on Sale for Sister Act

Tickets now on sale for the play, Sister Act, at the Taylor Performing Arts Center​ (aka Monrovia High Auditorium) on  Friday, Dec. 6 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 - 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 - 5 p.m. Ticket info here: https://is.gd/D7bF2S

A feel-good musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

- Brad Haugaard

Veterans' Day Ceremony 11 a.m. Today at Library Park

Veterans' Day ceremony at 11 a.m. today in Library Park. Gem City Images has a great picture of the new Vietnam Veteran's plaque. https://is.gd/htFjkl

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia 41-0 Over Santa Fe in Playoffs

Monrovia shuts out Santa Fe with a 41-0 win in the first round of the playoffs Friday night. https://is.gd/ByeDZo

- Brad Haugaard

School Board to Focus on Gun Safety; Etc.

At its next meeting the Monrovia Board of Education will ...

~ Consider updating the schools safety plan to include information on gun safety, and send a letter home to parents emphasizing safe gun storage and parents' legal obligations to protect minors from negligent gun storage. The letter will be included in annual registration materials at each school site, and will require a parental signature. https://is.gd/NCunEi

~ Review the agreement with its PR agency, VMA Communications of Claremont, which is being paid up to $135,385 for the period from this last July through June 30 of 2020. https://is.gd/B9oGwg

~ Consider adopting the Los Angeles County Office of Education Plan for Expelled Students. https://is.gd/F1K6z4


- Brad Haugaard

Lunch at Cafe LuMar

Lunch at Cafe LuMar, south side of Colorado a half block east of Myrtle. Got the Chicken Chipotle pasta for $13.75 and an iced tea for $2.95. Really good! And though the restaurant was crowded the service was quick and pleasant.

Note: Someone asked me the other day if my restaurant reviews are paid for by the restaurant, aka "comped."

No. I've always paid. In fact, the restaurant folks don't even know I'm coming and probably don't even know I exist as I've never heard a word from a single restaurant anywhere in town.

It's true I never slam a restaurant but that's because I figure everybody can have a bad day. Also, I figure the photo and price information convey a lot of information, and I'm really not very picky so most restaurants will be at least okay with me, and on those rare occasions when I don't care for it I may simply make no comment on the food, or in super-rare cases, I just won't do a review (I think that's happened once).

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Charity's Van Stolen; Suspect Hits Police Car ... On Bicycle; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 31 – November 6. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 382 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Grand Theft Auto
October 31 at 12:35 a.m., a victim called to report his vehicle was just stolen from the 1300 block of S. Alta Vista. The victim said he saw a suspicious person riding a bicycle in the area before his vehicle was taken. Officers arrived and searched the area for the vehicle but did not locate it. The investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
October 31 at 8:15 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Cherry reported two people possibly living in their vehicle in front of her house. Officers arrived and located the two subjects. Both subjects lived on nearby streets and had fallen asleep in their vehicle the night before due to being under the influence of a controlled substance. One subject was still in possession of a controlled substance he was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
October 31 at 2:15 p.m., the manager of a non-profit business in the 700 block of W. Chestnut reported one of their vans was stolen from their parking lot. The video surveillance shows it was stolen at 4:00 a.m. Officers arrived and searched the area for the vehicle but did not locate it. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
October 31 at 6:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 200 block of E. Foothill regarding a shoplifting report. The employee told the officers a female subject in her twenties entered the store, grabbed a large bottle of Vodka and ran out of the store. The subject then entered a gray vehicle and drove away without paying. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
November 1 at 3:18 a.m., a victim reported his locked vehicle had been burglarized while parked in the 600 block of W. Huntington. The vehicle’s window had been shattered to gain entry and several items inside were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
November 1 at 2:19 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington on the report of a burglary. The rear door of the business was pried open sometime during the night. The front of the business was ransacked and money was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
November 1 at 7:19 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Olive reported her vehicle had been burglarized over the past two days. Personal items were stolen from inside her vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Bicycle Pursuit / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
November 2 at 1:09 a.m., officers on patrol stopped a bicyclist for a vehicle code violation at the intersection of Myrtle and Spanner. The suspect fled from officers, knowing he had warrants for his arrest. While fleeing, the suspect collided on his bicycle with the patrol vehicle of another responding officer. The suspect then fled on foot before he was apprehended. The suspect was treated for a complaint of pain to his arm at a local hospital, however, he had no visible injuries. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
November 2 at 3:55 p.m., an officer was on patrol near the intersection of Lime and Ivy and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. A computer check revealed the driver had multiple warrants for his arrest. The driver was arrested per the authority of the warrants. During the arrest the driver displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence. Further investigation revealed the driver to be driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
November 2 at 8:32 p.m., officers responded to a call of a possible shoplifting in a business in the 1300 block of S. Mayflower. The officers contacted a female subject. An investigation was conducted and it was determined no shoplifting had occurred, however, a computer check revealed she had a warrant for her arrest. She was also found to be in possession of a syringe and a controlled substance hidden in her clothing. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
November 2 at 10:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington on the report of a theft. The caller reported the theft occurred earlier that night. A male subject took approximately $1,200 worth of vitamins and supplements and hid them in a plastic bag. The theft was not discovered until later in the evening. This investigation is ongoing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
November 2 at 10:39 p.m., officers in the 1300 block of Orange conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for a vehicle code violation. A computer check revealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested per the authority of the warrant and issued a citation.

Residential Burglary
November 2 at 10:59 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Carmelita. The victim reported he had been away from his residence most of the day. He returned home in the evening and found his house had been ransacked. The point of entry appears to be a rear bedroom window that was left open. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
November 3 at 10:44 p.m., a victim reported his vehicle had been broken into while parked in the 600 block of E. Huntington. Officers arrived and confirmed that one of the vehicle’s windows was smashed and a burglary had occurred. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 4 at 4:11 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Mountain and Royal Oaks. Two vehicles collided into each other. One of the driver’s complained of pain, she was treated by paramedics from the Monrovia Fire Department.

Vehicle Burglary
November 4 at 10:26 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 800 block of E. Olive. The victim reported his vehicle was broken into. Officers responded and discovered that items from inside the vehicle’s trunk had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
November 5 at 1:17 a.m., officers patrolling the 900 block of W. Huntington saw a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a closed business. Two subjects occupied the vehicle. An investigation revealed they were in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The subjects were arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
November 5 at 12:39 p.m., a victim reported her vehicle was burglarized while parked in the 1100 block of S. Fifth. Officers arrived and saw that a window to her vehicle had been smashed and items were missing from inside. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate any suspects. The investigation is continuing.

Theft
November 5 at 8:42 p.m., a theft was reported in the 1400 block of Alamitas. The victim reported tools were taken from his unlocked vehicle while parked. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
November 6 at 5:09 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill regarding a robbery in-progress. The callers reported two male subjects were breaking into a section of the store. Officers arrived and checked the area for the suspects. An investigation was conducted and evidence collected. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 6 at 9:07 a.m., officers were on patrol in the 800 block of E. Huntington when they heard a vehicle collide into the entrance of a nearby building. The driver had mistakenly accelerated forward instead of backing up. The driver complained of pain and was taken to the hospital.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 6 at 9:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic collision in the intersection of Mayflower and Palm. A trash truck was traveling near the intersection when it was struck by a vehicle traveling in the area. One of the driver’s complained of pain and was taken to the hospital.

Vehicle Burglary
November 6 at 11:30 a.m., a victim reported her vehicle was burglarized while parked in a parking lot in the 800 block of E. Huntington. Officers arrived and saw that one of the victim’s windows had been shattered. The investigation is continuing.

Warrant / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
November 6 at 12:14 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for a vehicle code violation. An investigation revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested per the authority of the warrant, and a search revealed he was also in possession of a controlled substance. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Non Injury Traffic Collision
November 6 at 12:27 p.m., the driver in a dump truck was traveling near the 600 block of N. Canyon when he realized the brakes were not working. The truck went up and over a curb striking a street sign.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
November 6 at 1:10 p.m., the driver of a vehicle traveling near the intersection of Peck and Jefferies hit a curb in the area. Officers arrived and noticed the driver was displaying signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Free Veterans Pancake Breakfast


“Enjoy a breakfast on us. All are welcome, especially veterans. Thank you for your service.”


- Brad Haugaard