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Pit Bull Kisses Available



Lila (A461846) is a 2-year-old sweet, friendly pit bull. She is waiting at the Pasadena Humane Society for her new best friend. Our volunteers say she approaches them right away, licks their hands, takes treats gently and doesn't leave their sides. She likes the attention and is a very calm, happy dog, that doesn't stop wagging her tail. Anyone want dog kisses? Visit Lila today.   

The adoption fee for dogs is $130. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.

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

City Council to Consider Opposing Proposal Making Criminal Sentencing Lighter; Providing Free Meals for Seniors


At its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 (agenda: https://goo.gl/KWrzbe), the Monrovia City Council will consider...

~ Adopting a resolution (https://goo.gl/UQPRFS) opposing the Fair Sentencing and Public Safety Act.

The act would amend state law to:
• Reduce the number of felonies that are considered violent and serious,
• Limit eligibility for a third strike sentence,
• Require that any state savings resulting from its provisions be spent on education, prison inmate rehabilitation, and youth crime prevention,
• Remove the crimes of burglary and robbery that do not result in significant bodily harm from the list of violent felonies,
• Remove robberies and burglaries in which a firearm or other dangerous weapon is not actually used from being classified as a violent felony, and
• Allow any prison inmate serving an indeterminate life sentence for a third strike according to the three-strikes law to request a resentencing for their third-strike crime under the changes made to felony classifications.      
~  An agreement (https://goo.gl/xKPktZ) with Serenity Care Health to provide meals for a new senior nutrition program lasting until June 30, 2019. Serenity proposes charging  $21,840 for 80 meals a week for a year, or $5.25 per meal. Comment: I hope the council understands that if the city gives stuff away for free, it will likely attract more people (people love bargains), so the number of people it ends up feeding - and the cost - may be far more than planned.

- Brad Haugaard

City Council Will Review: Homelessness Plan, Library Park Proposals, GoMonrovia


At a study session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, the Monrovia City Council will:

- Discuss the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Homeless Response Plan.

-  Review proposed Library Park enhancements.

- Hear an update of the GoMonrovia transportation program, and review possible program changes.

https://goo.gl/LbE1Q2

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia High School 125 Years Old


At a special City Council/School Board meeting this Monday (July 16) at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers, the Council and School Board will recognize the 125th Anniversary of Monrovia High School and discuss the "ACTV Monrovia Initiative," which is the plan to add bike lanes to Ivy and Primrose and make them one-way streets. https://goo.gl/X9SXCB

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at Sushi Kyni


Dinner at Sushi Kuni, on the east side of Myrtle just north of Olive. Got the Ahi Albacore Salad for $13.50 and a small beer for $4.50.  Excellent tuna. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: $25k Gift Card Scam; Sleeping in Dumpster; Trespassing Arrests; Embezzlements; Shoplifting; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Highlighted Activity for July 3–11. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 448 service events, resulting in 88 investigations.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 7:17 a.m., a resident of an apartment complex in the 800 block of W. Duarte reported a male subject sleeping in the common laundry room. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. He was arrested.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 3 at 12:37 p.m., callers reported two vehicles had collided at the intersection of California and Huntington. Officers arrived to investigate and found that one of the drivers complained of pain. The injured driver was taken to a nearby hospital.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 9:56 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of E. Lime called to report her friend’s boyfriend was intoxicated on the front porch and was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and contacted the male subject, who was found to be intoxicated and was not cooperating with officers. Upon further investigation, officers discovered the male subject had battered the caller’s son. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
July 4 at 6:51 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Los Angeles reported a male subject was on her property and was refusing to leave. Officers responded and contacted the subject. He had been advised by the resident and officers the day prior that if he returned he would be arrested for trespassing; he was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 5 at 2:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2600 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist swerving in and out of their lane. The officer stopped the vehicle, and upon contacting the driver, found him to be heavily intoxicated. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver was arrested for DUI.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 1:18 a.m., a caller reported seeing a female subject stumbling in the middle of the street in front of cars in the 600 block of S. Myrtle. She had dropped her purse in the street, but continued walking. Officers arrived and located the subject. She was found to be too intoxicated to care for her own safety, so she was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period.

Violation of Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 10:59 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 900 block of S. Alta Vista when he saw a male subject following a female subject, both of whom he recognized. He also knew the male subject had an active restraining order to stay away from the female. He stopped the male subject and took him into custody.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 6:27 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of E. Olive reported a male subject was in their front yard even though they had been warned to stay off the property. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, then arrested him for trespassing.

Embezzlement – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 12:38 p.m., security for a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported they were detaining an employee for stealing money from the store. Officers arrived, and after an investigation, arrested the employee.

Fraud
July 7 at 1:39 p.m., an elderly male resident in the 700 block of Norumbega reported he was scammed by an unknown person over the telephone to purchase $25,000 in gift cards, and then he provided the suspect with the gift card numbers. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud / Identity Theft – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 6:40 p.m., a car dealership in the 800 block of E. Central reported a female subject was attempting to purchase a new vehicle using fraudulent information. Officers arrived and contacted the female. She identified herself using two different names and presented a fraudulent California driver’s license. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 7:08 p.m., an employee of a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject was being detained by store security for shoplifting merchandise without paying. Officers arrived, and after an investigation, they arrested the subject. The merchandise was returned to the store.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 8:22 p.m., a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported a male subject in their parking lot who was attempting to sell a vehicle to their customers. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. A computer check revealed the subject was on parole and the vehicle he was selling had been reported stolen. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
July 8 at 12:42 p.m., security at a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported they were detaining a male subject after he attempted to return store merchandise he had just removed from a shelf. When the store refused to give him money, he walked out of the store with the stolen merchandise. Officers arrived and arrested the subject.

Vandalism
July 8 at 7:00 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Almond walked outside her home and discovered someone had slashed two of her vehicle tires. Officers arrived to investigate. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
July 8 at 9:16 p.m., an employee of a store in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported a female subject walked out of their store without paying for merchandise. Store employees attempted to detain the subject, but she began screaming at them. Officers searched for the subject, but were not able to locate her. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
July 8 at 11:19 p.m., a caller reported he saw a male subject in the 600 block of W. Chestnut spray painting gang graffiti on a wall. The subject entered a small dark colored vehicle and fled the area. Officers searched for the subject, but were unable to locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
July 9 at 6:48 a.m., an employee of a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain arrived to work and discovered the building’s front window had been shattered. Officers arrived to investigate. No entry was made into the building. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
July 9 at 10:00 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 200 block of E. Huntington when he saw newly painted gang graffiti on the wall of a business. He also found additional graffiti in other nearby locations. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 9 at 10:25 a.m., a caller reported two vehicles had just collided in the 1100 block of S. Mayflower. Officers arrived to investigate the cause of the collision. One of the drivers complained of pain, so they were transported to a nearby hospital. The driver who was found to be at fault was issued a citation for the traffic violation.

Grand Theft Auto
July 9 at 2:54 p.m., the owner of a camper trailer went to their rental parking storage lot in the 3100 block of S. Peck and discovered their trailer was gone. Officers arrived to investigate. The owner last saw his camper parked in the lot one month prior. This investigation is continuing.

Attempt Burglary
July 9 at 3:16 p.m., the owner of a business in the 200 block of E. Foothill arrived to work and discovered pry marks on the building’s back door. Officers arrived to investigate. It appeared someone attempted to burglarize the business sometime over the weekend. This investigation is continuing.

Embezzlement
July 9 at 4:35 p.m., the owner of a business in the 500 block of S. Myrtle reported to officers that he had discovered one of his employees had been taking money from the store’s cash register over a period of time. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 9 at 5:30 p.m., a caller reported two vehicles had collided in the 400 block of E. Foothill. Officers arrived to investigate. The party at fault had collided due to a medical condition, and the other driver complained of pain from the collision. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 11:08 p.m., an employee of a business in the 100 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject was sleeping inside their trash dumpster. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. A computer check revealed he had several warrants for his arrest, so he was taken into custody. He was also provided homeless services information.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
July 10 at 1:31 a.m., a nearby hospital called to report a male subject had just checked himself into their hospital after reportedly being assaulted by another male with a bat in the 500 block of W. Duarte. Officers responded to the hospital to speak with the victim. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
June 10 at 7:12 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Highland walked outside her home and discovered someone had rummaged through her vehicle sometime during the night. Officers responded to investigate. The resident had left her vehicle unlocked when she parked it and her daughter’s backpack and laptop computer were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Embezzlement
June 10 at 1:58 p.m., a business in the 200 block of E. Huntington discovered an employee had been taken money without permission from company funds. Officers responded to question employees and staff. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
June 10 at 6:14 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of S. Mountain walked outside his home and discovered someone had stolen several antique decorations from his front yard. Officers responded to investigate. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
July 11 at 7:48 a.m., the owner of a business in the 400 block of W. Maple arrived to work and discovered someone has shattered a window to gain entry to the business. Officers responded to investigate and found money had been taken from the business. This investigation is continuing.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 8:48 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of Los Angeles reported a male subject in his front yard who had previously been warned to stay off the property by officers and the resident. Officers responded and arrested the subject for trespassing.

Fellowship Monrovia Highlighted in Article About Multiethnic Churches


An article about multiethnic churches at the Azusa Pacific University website focuses on Monrovia's Fellowship Monrovia church: https://goo.gl/mS6dTD

- Brad Haugaard

Article About GoMonrovia


Highlights from an excellent article about Monrovia's GoMonrovia transportation program in BisNow (https://goo.gl/DZh64a):

~ Since it started in mid-March, Lyft has provided more than 53,000 rides in Monrovia. (The old Dial-A-Ride - still around for the handicapped - was used only 36,000 times during all of last year.)

~ A Lyft driver says that most of her trips are residents going to and from work or coming home from shopping. Also, she gets more than double the number of rides in Monrovia as in Downtown LA.

~ Monrovia's program is the first of its kind nationwide, but could be a model for programs in other cities.

- Brad Haugaard

Living With Bears Seminar; 296-Unit Residential Buildings (and Tattooing) Approved; Teen Scene; Renewal Celebration


In his weekly report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Oliver Chi reports ...

~ There will be a "Coexisting With Wildlife" seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Library Community Room. Chi says that, "since the start of May 2018, we have had 100 calls for service about bear sightings alone." And somebody has been feeding the bears raw meat. Don't do it, he says.

~ On July 3, the City Council approved the 296-unit Richman Residential multi-family housing development to be located just south of Station Square. It will include: a drop-off point for the train station, a walking path connecting to the drop-off point, a 2,130 square foot publicly-accessible open space area (I think that means "park") fronting on Magnolia.

~ The Council also approved regulations that would allow for tattoo services on a limited basis in Old Town Monrovia.

~ The new Friday Night Teen Scene program is being held on Myrtle and Colorado between Rudy's Mexican Restaurant and the Monrovian every Friday night from 5 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 10. It includes a variety of free activities and the area will be furnished with teen-inspired equipment and furniture.

~ There will be a dedication of the Monrovia Renewal Phase II Project on Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m. in Library Park (at the corner of Palm and Primrose) to christen the completion of the Northwest Section of the project.

- Brad Haugaard

Timothy the Pit Bull - Always Smiling


Timothy (A460760) is a 3-year-old pit bull, found as a stray in Arcadia. We perfectly captured his personality in this photo. He is always smiling, greeting visitors at the door and wanting to be petted. Volunteers who have taken him to the training yard say he likes to play fetch, likes treats, and knows his “sit,” and “shake.” Come meet Timothy today at the Pasadena Humane Society.

The adoption fee for dogs is $130. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.

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.

*** The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is having a Free Cat Adoption weekend! Cats and kittens will have their adoption fees waived July 13 through July 15. View cats at pasadenahumane.org. 

- Brad Haugaard














Casual Bears



I encountered this guy this morning in Canyon Oark coming down the road as I was going up. I thought he’d go over the side when he saw me, but nope. Just kept coming. He just bear-ly (sorry) edged away. We passed about 15 feet apart. Scared me a bit. 

I’m wondering if there is a progression from timid to casual to inquisitive to aggressive. Might be good to ask a bear-ologost. 

And no, these bears weren’t here first. They’re imports from Yosemite. 

- Brad Haugaard 


Citrus College Foundation Gets Its Biggest Gift Ever


Nearly $1.3 million has been gifted to the Citrus College Foundation by the estate of John W. Cassey, Ph.D., who served as a faculty member at Citrus College from 1960 to 2002. Citrus College serves Monrovia.

The bequest, which is designated to support student success and faculty enrichment, is the largest in the organization's history.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Cassey taught western civilization, world politics and humanities courses at Citrus College. After a long and successful career, he retired in October 2002.

Dr. Cassey passed away in March 2017. When his estate was settled, the Citrus College Foundation was the primary beneficiary.

Proceeds from Dr. Cassey's gift will establish the Dr. John William Cassey Endowed Scholarship, which will provide two scholarships to history and/or political science degree majors. They will also be used to endow the Patricia Knox Scholarship Fund, which was previously established to benefit nursing students.

In addition, Dr. Cassey's gift will endow faculty development programs, assist with equipment needs, and help finance academic events for the history, political science and nursing programs.

To celebrate Dr. Cassey's contribution and honor his memory, the Citrus College Foundation installed a Faculty Enrichment Honor Wall, which will include the names of any donors who support faculty enrichment and the educational mission of Citrus College. If you would like to contribute, contact the Citrus College Foundation by phone at 914-8825 or visit www.citruscollege.edu/foundation.

Source: Citrus College press release

- Brad Haugaard

Lunch at LeRoy’s


Lunch at LeRoy’s, on the north side of Huntington a bit west of Mayflower. I’ve been pigging out lately so I got the Ground Beef Patty from the Dieters’ Special section of the menu for $9.25. That and an iced tea for $2.75  I resisted the temptation to get a Deep Fried Twinkie Sundae. Well! “Diet” at LeRoy’s certainly doesn’t mean small portions. I couldn’t finish it all. What I could finish was good, though. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Hot! Hot! Hot! - Monrovia Cooling Center Opens


An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Los Angeles County from Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8. In the valley, temperatures are expected to reach 107 to 112 degrees.

We would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat. This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve.

If you have an elderly or infirm neighbor without air conditioning, make sure that they get to a cooling center or other air conditioned space. The City of Monrovia has a designated cooling center located at:
The Monrovia Community Center - 119 West Palm Avenue

The cooling center will operate 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. on the following days:

Thursday, July 5
Friday, July 6
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
Monday, July 9

Additionally, due to these dangerous conditions and possible fire danger, there will be an extension to the closure of Canyon Park and the Hillside Wilderness Preserve (HWP). Canyon Park and HWP will remain closed and reopen on Monday, July 9.

Source: Monrovia Fire Department

- Brad Haugaard

Happy Fourth of July, Monrovia!





Happy birthday, America! Another great fireworks show in Monrovia. 

Wow! I think it gets better every year!

- Brad Haugaard 

Poems on Sidewalks; Cooling Room; SGV Cities Interested in GoMonrovia; Etc.



In his weekly report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Oliver Chi reports ...

~ Monrovian Kathee Bautista penned the verse shown above. It is the first resident sidewalk poem in Monrovia's Art in Public Places Committee's sidewalk poetry program. It's at 238 West Palm Ave.

~ A hot weekend is predicted, so a cooling room will be available at the Monrovia Community Center at 119 W. Palm. It will be available July 5-9, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

~ A bunch of San Gabriel Valley cities is sponsoring a meeting to discuss the city's pioneering GoMonrovia transportation program on July 11 at 3 p.m. at the Monrovia Library Community Room. City staff and representatives of Lyft and LimeBike will be there to explain the details.

~ City Manager Chi is having difficulty accepting that Hello Kitty is not a kitty. Comment: Well, I'm with him on that, and I don't care what Sanrio says! Hopefully this link works by the time you get it or you may forever remain confused: https://goo.gl/aOqX7O . Or just go here: https://goo.gl/jiQyPH

- Brad Haugaard

Curious Kitten Needs a Home



Ollie (A460442) is a 2-month-old black and white domestic shorthair looking for a new home. He is a very curious kitten who comes right up to the kennel door when someone enters the room. He was transferred from the ASPCA and has enjoyed his time here, cuddling and playing with his kennelmates. If you’re looking for a sweetheart, come meet Ollie.  

 

The adoption fee for cats is $75. Allcats 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 

Monrovia Police: Stabbing; Attack With Hot Curling Iron; 20 Cars Doing Donuts; Bank Robbery; Gas Station Robbery; Attack With Automobile


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Highlighted Activity for June 28 – July 2. - Brad Haugaard]

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
June 28 at 10:15 a.m., an employee at a business in the 3300 block of S. Peck Road called police to report a vehicle they had purchased turned out to be a stolen. An officer responded and recovered the stolen vehicle.

Graffiti Vandalism
June 28 at 11:18 a.m., an incident of vandalism was reported at a church in the 100 block of E. Foothill. The reporting party stated that sometime during the night and unknown suspect wrote gang related graffiti on the side of the church. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
June 28 at 1:31 p.m., loss prevention at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called police to report a suspect that stole copper wire and fled the store without paying. An officer responded and searched for the suspect, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
June 28 at 4:11 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Wildrose regarding a residential burglary. The victim reported his house was burglarized sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.

Bank Robbery
June 28 at 5:34 p.m., officers responded to a bank robbery in the 100 block of W. Foothill. An adult male entered the bank and handed a note to the teller that said to give him all of the money and the teller complied. The suspect took the cash and fled the bank. Officers responded and searched the bank and the surrounding area, but the suspect was not located. The investigation was handed over to the FBI.

Robbery
June 29 at 9:51 a.m., a robbery was reported at a gas station in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. A male suspect entered the gas station and threatened the employee with a knife. The employee gave the suspect some cash and the suspect fled on foot. A witness saw the suspect enter the passenger side of a black SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Equinox with paper license plates. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
June 29 at 11:35 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 600 block of N. Canyon. The victim parked on Canyon and went hiking with her friends. When they got back to her vehicle, the victim found her window had been broken and items were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 4:15 p.m., two drivers were involved in a vehicle collision and one fled the scene. The driver in the remaining vehicle had minor injuries. A witness chased down the suspect and told him to go back to the scene, which he eventually did. The driver that fled the scene was arrested for felony hit and run and driving without a license.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Evading – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 9:10 p.m., a male subject called police and reported his ex-girlfriend was following him and had attempted to hit him with her vehicle. The subject was in the parking lot in front of the police station in the 100 block of E. Lime. Officers responded and attempted to detain the female subject, who was still in her vehicle, but she fled and a short pursuit ensued. The suspect drove to her family's residence on Sherman and exited her vehicle, where she was arrested for evading and assault with a deadly weapon/vehicle.

Reckless Driving / Evading – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 1:10 a.m., officers responded to reports of approximately 20 vehicles doing donuts in a shopping center parking lot in the 600 block of W. Huntington. When the officers arrived, they observed a vehicle driving recklessly and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled, leading officers on a brief pursuit. The vehicle yielded after colliding with the pursuing police vehicle, causing minor damage. The driver, a male juvenile, was arrested and taken into custody. He was booked and later released to his parents on a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Vandalism
June 30 at 11:50 a.m., a police sergeant was conducting extra patrol in the 300 block of W. Evergreen when he observed graffiti spray painted across the front of a vacant house. Additional graffiti was found spray painted inside the location, as well. The investigation is continuing.

Felony Vehicle / Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 6:24 p.m., Monrovia police located a wanted vehicle and conducted a felony stop in the 100 block of W. Duarte, as the suspect was listed as armed and dangerous. The driver was a named suspect wanted by the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for assault with a firearm on a deputy. The driver was detained and the Sheriff’s Department was notified. East Los Angeles deputies arrived on scene, arrested the suspect and took him into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 7:55 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 700 block of W. Foothill. A vehicle traveling east on Foothill collided with several parked cars. The driver fled the scene on foot and was located by officers hiding under a vehicle nearby. The driver was determined to be intoxicated. He was arrested for DUI and for the Hit and Run collision.

Domestic Violence
June 31 at 1:16 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alta Vista regarding a disturbance. A couple was arguing near a vehicle and at some point during the argument, the male subject drove away with the female hanging onto the outside of the vehicle, causing minor injuries. Officers checked several locations for the suspect with negative results. A wanted person entry was made into the law enforcement system for the suspect.

Identity Theft – Suspect Arrested
July 1 at 11:00 a.m., an employee of a hotel in the 900 block of W. Huntington called police to report a female subject who used a fraudulent credit card to purchase a room. Officers arrived and spoke with the subject, who wasn't forthcoming with information. Officers then contacted an out-of-state victim, who confirmed his credit card was compromised and had been used by the female subject. The female was arrested for identity theft.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 1 at 1:03 p.m., officers were flagged down in the area of Foothill and Primrose regarding a disoriented subject. Officers contacted the subject and determined he was drunk in public and could not care for his personal safety or the safety of others. He was arrested and held pending a sobering period.

Fraud / Counterfeit Currency
July 2 at 9:29 a.m., a fraud incident was reported at a business in the 2600 block of S. Myrtle. The business owner accepted cash payment for the purchase of a pair of vehicle bumpers. It was later discovered that several of the bills used in the transaction were counterfeit. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
July 2 at 12:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the report of a vehicle burglary at a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington. A woman parked her vehicle in the parking lot and went inside her gym. When she returned, her window had been smashed and her gym bag containing her purse and other personal property had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 12:22 p.m., a boyfriend and girlfriend were in a verbal argument that escalated in the 500 block of Sombrero. Sometime during the argument, the girlfriend grabbed her hot hair iron and clamped it around her boyfriend's arm, causing a burn on his forearm. Paramedics responded. The female was arrested and taken into custody for domestic violence.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
July 2 at 1:17 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 600 block of W. Huntington. A driver inadvertently stepped on the gas in the parking lot instead of the brake and crashed into a dental office building. No one was injured, but there was substantial damage done.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 9:34 p.m., police responded to the report of a domestic violence incident in the 600 block of E. Lime. A male and female at the location were arguing, due to female’s use of marijuana. The subjects are married and sometime during the argument, the female reached out to grab her husband’s cell phone and caused an abrasion to his arm. She then punched her husband in the face, causing a mark on his lip. She was arrested for domestic violence.

Attempt Robbery / Assault with a Deadly Weapon
July 2 at 11:23 p.m., a husband and wife got home from the store and were unloading their vehicle in the 100 block of W. Cypress. As the husband was about to close the rear hatch, he was approached from behind by a male suspect who demanded his money and grabbed at his wallet, which was in his pants pocket. The suspect then pushed the husband from behind, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the vehicle. The suspect then fled the location. The wife heard the commotion and came to help her husband up, but realized he was bleeding on his left side. They both realized he had been stabbed in the torso. They couldn't stop the bleeding, so they drove to a hospital and police were notified. The investigation is continuing.

Monrovia Company Plans to Fly a Helicopter on Mars


Monrovia's AeroVironment is teaming up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to build a helicopter drone for Mars. https://goo.gl/wwqJk7

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Church 'Adopting' Every Classroom in Monrovia Schools


Fellowship Monrovia, the church that meets at Monrovia High School, says that it is "adopting every classroom in Monrovia Unified School District," meaning that church members plan to provide supplies requested by the district's teachers. https://goo.gl/WhncXf

- Brad Haugaard