Monrovia Police: Drugged Out With Child; Serial Trespassing; Multi-Car Window Smashing; Chasing Family With Knife; Finger Gun; Car Flips Out; Etc.
[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 17-19. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 400 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.
Driving Under the Influence / Possession of Drugs / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Child Endangerment – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 6:33 a.m., officers responded to the report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway with the engine running in the 400 block of N. Alta Vista. Officers arrived and found a female driver passed out behind the wheel with her 8-year-old son in the vehicle. She admitted that she had used drugs throughout the night. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. The suspect also had outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody. The Department of Children and Family Services responded to take custody of the child.
Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 10:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a trespassing suspect who refuses to abide by the no trespassing order prohibiting him from being at the location. He has repeatedly returned to the location, despite numerous arrests, and he continues to cause disturbances at the business. He was arrested and held due to the likelihood of re-occurrence. He will be held until his court date.
October 17 at 3:15 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of W. Greystone. One of the residents arrived home and found the home ransacked. The loss is undetermined and the investigation is continuing.
October 18 at 3:40 a.m., a victim of vandalism called police to report that a window on his vehicle had been smashed. The vehicle was parked in the 100 block of W. Lemon Avenue. An officer arrived and located a total of four vehicles with smashed windows. All four victims were contacted and it appears that nothing was taken from the vehicles after the windows were smashed. No suspects were located. The investigation is continuing.
October 18 at 3:54 a.m., an alarm company called to report an activation at a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle Avenue. Officers arrived and found that an unknown suspect threw a rock that struck the front window, causing it to break. The investigation is continuing.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 9:15 a.m., officers and the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter responded to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Genoa regarding an intoxicated family member chasing other family members with a knife. All of the family members were outside of the residence when officers arrived and the suspect was still inside. Officers were able to talk the suspect into coming out of the residence and they detained him.
Family members reported that the suspect is an alcoholic. The adult son said he was involved in a verbal argument with his father when his father grabbed a knife and charged after him. The son held his father against the wall while the other family members ran outside. As the son was attempting to flee through the front door, he hit the father with the front door as he opened it, causing injury to the father's head. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and taken to a hospital, where he was treated and cleared for booking, then taken into custody.
Stolen Vehicle – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 11:52 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the area of Myrtle and Chestnut with three occupants inside. They followed the vehicle to a parking lot, where they conducted a high-risk stop. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen by a rental car service in Santa Monica. The vehicle was rented with fraudulent documents. The driver was the only suspect arrested.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 7:19 p.m., a theft in progress in the 500 block of Huntington was reported to police. A male and female were detained in the parking lot. The investigation showed there was no theft, but the female was found to have a warrant for her arrest and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and taken into custody.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 8:31 a.m., a domestic violence incident was reported at a residence in the 300 block of Oakcliff. A male and female subject became involved in an argument over text messages. The couple are no longer in a dating relationship, but are still living together. The male subject pushed the female and then began choking her. When she began calling police, he simulated a gun with his fingers and told her he should kill her. Officers arrived and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 8:43 a.m., a driver was traveling on Peck and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle hit a wall and a fire hydrant, and then flipped. The investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of drugs. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
October 19 at 9:41 a.m., an officer responded to a church in the 1300 block of S. Magnolia Avenue regarding a break-in. The suspect entered by removing slats from a window and took several blankets. The investigation is continuing.
Felony Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 7:47 p.m., an officer was hailed down by a subject in a vehicle near Magnolia and Evergreen. The subject pointed out a vehicle and reported that the driver of the vehicle was threatening him. The officer saw the vehicle in question. As the driver attempted to drive away, he committed two vehicle code violations and was stopped by the officer on Evergreen. When the officer contacted the driver, he noticed the driver seemed intoxicated. The officer conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the driver for DUI. A records check of the driver revealed he had three other DUI convictions within the last ten years, which made this charge a felony.
~ Monrovia Association of Fine Arts presents its 53rd Annual Celebrate the Arts Show and ChalkFest on Saturday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.), Oct. 29/30 at Monrovia Library Park. Highlights at this admission-free event will include artist demonstrations and art sales, kids chalk activities from ChapCare, a beer garden by Pacific Plate Microbrewery, a Collectible Book Sale by the Friends of Monrovia Library, continuous live entertainment, and robotics and urban art displays by Monrovia high school students. Admission is free and a variety of food trucks will be on hand to provide tasty treats. For more information or to sign up for an artist booth space, contact email@example.com.
~ The Monrovia City Council discussed construction work done on a north Monrovia home, allegedly without the proper permits. https://goo.gl/TtvCHE
- Brad Haugaard
New Banners for Monrovia's on Active Duty | Old Town Board Vacancy | Hillside Area About to Open | Etc.
In his latest report ( https://goo.gl/cX1txB ), City Manager Oliver Chi reported ...
~ The City’s current Blue Star Banners will be replaced with newly designed banners on Huntington Drive on Monday, Nov. 7. The banners recognize and honor Monrovians who are on active duty.
~ There is an opening on the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board as member Sean Sprinkel is resigning, so the City is accepting applications to complete the remainder of Mr. Sprinkel’s term, which is set to expire in June 2018. For details contact City Clerk Alice Atkins at 932-5505 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ The Hillside Wilderness Preserve should be fully opened to the public by the end of this month. Chi said that, "This past week, we made terrific progress." He said the four new gates at the Ridgeside and Cloverleaf access points have been installed, and the trail repair work is progressing well. "Staff had a chance this past week to tour the upgraded trail system, which provides terrific views of the valley and will serve as a great passive recreational hiking trail for our community."
~ While the recently adopted neighborhood compatibility ordinance focuses on single family development, it lets the Planning Commission reject lot consolidations for multifamily developments if it "feels that a lot consolidation in any existing neighborhood is not compatible."
~ Monrovia Legacy initiative has put together a report called, "Monrovia’s First Houses," which says that there are at least 62 homes and two commercial buildings in Monrovia that were constructed prior to the City’s incorporation in 1887! The report also identifies each of the “first houses” of Monrovia, and contains impressive information about each of the properties, including the address, the first owner of the house, and the initial cost to build the home. Details here:
~ The Monrovia Police Officers' Association will hold a community event to raise funds and awareness of breast cancer on Friday, October 21 from 6 to 9p.m. in Library Park. It will feature live music by the band Celluloid Heroes, BBQ, baked goods, raffle prizes, and merchandise.
~ A service will be held Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Live Oak Cemetery for Paul Smith, who started work for the City of Monrovia as a Pump Operator in 1960 and ended his career in 1994 as Utility Division Manager.
~ Steve Baker, City Treasurer and City Historian, will host the 7th Annual Cemetery Walk and Talk Program at Live Oak Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include the tour and dinner. Hear about the first settlers of Monrovia. Register at the Monrovia Community Center (119 West Palm Avenue). Call 256-8246 for more information.
- Brad Haugaard
World Vision, a Monrovia-based Christian relief organization, is planning for a humanitarian disaster as the Iraqi army prepares to assault the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, a city of 1.5 million. World Vision is expanding its existing food programs, preparing to supply clean water, sanitation, and more. Details: here.
Monrovia Police: Shoplifter Given a Ticket; Girlfriend Batters Boyfriend; Trying to Find Deer With Arrow; Drunk; Etc.
[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 13-16. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.
October 13 at 2:25 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Valle Vista Avenue reported a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and secured his vehicle in the evening on October 8. When he returned to the vehicle the next morning, he noticed his vehicle was unlocked and cash was missing from inside. There was no sign of forced entry and the vehicle appeared to be ransacked. The investigation is continuing.
Injury Traffic Collision
October 13 at 3:27 p.m., officers responded to the report of a motorcyclist that had fallen in the 200 block of E. Cypress. They arrived on scene and found a teenage boy on the ground who appeared to have been involved in a solo vehicle traffic collision. He was semi-conscious and witnesses confirmed he had been driving in the street when he lost control and fell to the ground. The juvenile's family was contacted and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 8:03 p.m., an employee from a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington called police stating a male suspect stole merchandise and left the business without paying. The suspect was last seen heading east on Cherry from Magnolia. Officers located a subject matching the description and he was positively identified as the suspect. The suspect was arrested and released with a citation to appear in court on the charges.
Domestic Violence / Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 12:38 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of E. Olive Avenue regarding a vandalism incident. A female subject called police to report her boyfriend struck her vehicle with his vehicle and was possibly drunk. The investigation revealed the female had battered the male subject, leaving visible injuries on his neck and she actually struck his vehicle with hers. The female suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 1:16 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 500 block of S. Mayflower. A vehicle struck a parked car. Officers arrived and, through investigation, determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and held for a sobering period.
Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 8:15 p.m., loss prevention personnel from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a petty theft that just occurred. A male suspect had taken items without paying for them and was now seated in a gray Honda in the parking lot. The vehicle left the parking lot, but was stopped by police on Alta Vista, south of Huntington. The driver was positively identified by loss prevention and the driver was arrested. The property was recovered. The driver was later released on a citation to appear in court on the charges.
Grand Theft Auto
October 15 at 8:15 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of E. Evergreen Avenue. The victim reported that his black, Honda Civic was parked out in front of his residence a 6:00 p.m. the night before. When he went out to his vehicle in the morning, he discovered it was missing. The investigation is continuing.
October 15 at 2:44 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Highland regarding the report of a deer that had an arrow protruding through its neck. Officers located the deer and it appeared that the arrow had not seriously injured the animal. The deer fled the area before aid could be rendered. The Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified and are coordinating with the Monrovia Police Department to provide aid to the deer as soon as they are able to contain the animal.
Suspicious Person / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 16 at 1:48 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of N. Ivy called police to report a male subject knocking on the door, but was not saying anything. Officers responded and located the subject still near the residence. The subject was extremely intoxicated and was determined to be unable to care for himself. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 16 at 2:30 a.m., an officer on patrol was in the area of Lime and Ivy when he saw a subject near the intersection. The officer contacted the subject, who showed signs of being intoxicated. The officer determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested and held for a sobering period.
Posted by Brad at 10/17/2016
Enjoy "hands-on history" at a meeting of the Monrovia Historical Museum on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m., at the museum, 742 W. Lemon. Visitors will be asked to participate in the museum's displays by writing down their favorite memories of Halloween in Monrovia.
- Brad Haugaard
Proposed Bartlett memorial at train station.
At its next meeting ( https://goo.gl/o0ByHt ) the Monrovia City Council will, among other things, consider ...
~ Stamping poetry into the sidewalks of east-west streets, and tidbits of Monrovia history into north-south streets. It'll cost $7,000 the first year for 10 sidewalk panels, paid for by an existing art tax on developers. Short poems would be selected through an annual contest open to all ages. https://goo.gl/xSHuRK
~ Also, the company developing the "MODA at Monrovia Station" multi-family project proposes to pay its art tax with a $264,000 shimmering mosaic waterfall on the side of the building. https://goo.gl/1dl8FM
~ A recommendation by the Bob Bartlett Memorial Tribute Committee to spend $30,000 (again, in art-tax money) to hire artist Carole Choucair Oueijan based on her proposal (see above) for a mosaic sculpture honoring Bob Bartlett. https://goo.gl/WZONy9
- Brad Haugaard
~ Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills will hold an open house on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 3-6 p.m. at its facilities at 600 S. Shamrock. RSVP to email@example.com. This is part of "Lights On Afterschool," a national campaign to raise awareness about the need for after school programs. Actress and Founder of WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS, Meredith Scott Lynn (Days of Our Lives, Legally Blonde), will do a creative writing exercise with the kids and perform her Out of School Time rap, about the importance of after school programming.
~ Monrovia's St. Luke's Episcopal Church will hold a catered reception at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, the weekend following the Feast of St. Luke, to celebrate the church's 125-year history and to highlight its community partners. Requested contribution $20. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Concert features St. Luke's Choir and San Gabriel Valley Choral Company. The church is at 122 S. California Ave. Further information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 357-7071.
Monrovia Police: Stolen Vacuum; Wandering 3-Year-Old; Car Hits Skateboarder; Stealing a Flashlight; Airsoft Gun; Etc.
[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 10-12. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 449 service events, resulting in 95 investigations.
Suspicious Person / Petty Theft
October 10 at 6:17 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of W. Colorado called police to report a theft that just occurred. The victim reported that he saw a female attempting to open the doors of his vehicle, which was parked in front of his house. The female climbed into the bed of his truck, took a vacuum cleaner and left the area. The officer checked the area for the suspect, but she was not located; however, the vacuum cleaner was recovered a few houses away. The investigation is continuing.
October 10 at 7:32 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Oakcliff regarding a vehicle burglary. Unknown suspects broke into the vehicle, ransacked the glovebox and stole miscellaneous items from the trunk. The investigation is continuing.
October 10 at 8:42 a.m., an officer was flagged down in the area of Colorado and Magnolia regarding a 3-year-old child wandering in the area alone. Officers found the child and began walking the area, hoping that someone was looking for the child. They eventually brought the child to the police station and were contacted by the mother. She stated that she left the child at home asleep and went to her neighbor’s house to drop off something. When she returned, the child was gone. The Department of Child and Family Services was notified of the incident.
Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 8:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a theft of merchandise. The suspect took merchandise from the business and fled prior to officers arriving. An area check was made and the suspect was found, positively identified and arrested.
Resisting a Peace Officer / Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 8:56 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding a suspect who was trespassing at the location. The suspect has repeatedly loitered at the location while under the influence of drugs and continues to cause disturbances at the business. A no trespass order is in effect, but the suspect continues to violate the order. When officers attempted to arrest the subject, he became extremely combative. The suspect was eventually arrested and taken into custody. One officer suffered minor injuries during the struggle.
October 10 at 10:04 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 500 block of S. Shamrock. The suspects pried open a rear security gate and gained access. They took power tools, scales and alcohol before fleeing the location. The investigation is continuing.
Injury Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 10 at 9:38 p.m., a local hospital called to advise they had a 15-year-old male victim of a hit and run collision brought to the hospital for treatment of injures. The subject reported that the collision occurred in Monrovia. The subject reported that he was skateboarding near the corner of Court and Mayflower when he was struck by a white vehicle that did not stop after the accident. The parents of the victim drove him to the hospital, as he was complaining of pain to his elbow, his side, and had abrasions about his body. The investigation is continuing.
October 11 at 7:33 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported at a location in the 200 block of E. Duarte. An unknown suspect threw rocks and broke glass on the building. The investigation is continuing.
Vehicle & Residential Burglary
October 11 at 7:38 a.m., a burglary was reported in the 1600 block of S. Mayflower. The victim’s vehicle was broken into and the suspect stole tools and a garage remote. The suspect then used the remote to enter the garage and stole a bicycle. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
October 11 at 7:41 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1300 block of Los Robles. The vehicle is a black, 2013, Ford Taurus. The vehicle was parked on the street. The investigation is continuing.
Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 2:41 p.m., loss prevention personnel at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called police to report a shoplifter in custody. The suspect entered the business and used a knife to cut open a package containing a flashlight. He put the flashlight in his pocket and walked out of the store without paying. He was detained by security and placed under private person’s arrest. An officer arrived, arrested the suspect and took him into custody. A computer check revealed the suspect had three outstanding warrants and he was held pending his court hearing.
Grand Theft Auto
October 11 at 2:45 p.m., a rental car business in the 1100 block of E. Huntington called police to report a stolen vehicle. The suspect rented a car from the company and has not returned it. The vehicle is a 2016, Nissan Altima. The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle system. The investigation is continuing.
Petty Theft / False Identification to a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 6:13 p.m., officers responded to a theft in progress in the 400 block of Heliotrope. A suspect was stopped by officers. The suspect pulled out a replica gun in front of officers as he stated that it was only an Airsoft gun. The suspect was detained while the officers investigated the theft. The victim did not desire prosecution for the theft. The suspect was arrested for giving false information to a police officer. He also possessed three identifications that did not belong to him. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 2:56 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 400 block of Heliotrope and observed a subject loitering in the area of closed businesses. The officer stopped to talk to the subject. A consent search of the subject revealed he had a small container which contained methamphetamine. A computer check revealed he also had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and the warrant.
October 12 at 12:26 p.m., a burglary was reported at a business in the 300 block of S. Myrtle. Sometime during the week, someone entered one of the cabinets and took merchandise that belonged to a vendor. The key to the cabinet was inside the business at the time of the theft. The business has numerous vendors that rent spaces to sell items. The investigation is continuing.
October 12 at 4:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle regarding a break-in to a storage unit. The suspect forced open the lock clasp on the storage shed and removed approximately 10 boxes of items. An electric guitar and electric scooter were stolen. The investigation is continuing.
Violation of Court Order – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 5:27 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of N. Shamrock regarding a violation of a court order. The suspect continues to return to his girlfriend's residence against court order. The suspect was asleep in the room when the victim called to report he was there. The suspect was arrested for violating the court order and outstanding warrants.
Trespassing / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 3:51 a.m., an officer contacted a known subject at a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington. The subject had been advised by officers several times not to trespass at the business. The subject was also found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for trespassing and public intoxication.
In his weekly report ( https://goo.gl/mVH0Bb ), City Manager Oliver Chi reports that ...
~ According to information from the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, from which we get our water, "the Basin water levels are now at historical lows. At the key well in Baldwin Park, water levels are now at 172.2 feet, which is the lowest level ever recorded since the Basin became adjudicated in 1973. For comparative purposes, the historic high for the key well location was 295.3 feet in July 1983."
~ A buyer has purchased the old 4th Dimension building on Myrtle and plans to put in "an approximately 5,000 square foot restaurant on the ground floor facing Myrtle Avenue, and to utilize the remaining 22,000 square feet of the facility for creative office / administrative / professional space."
~ There will be a forum on Oct. 27, at the Monrovia Community Center to discuss ballot issues, including marijuana legalization (Proposition 64), gun control / ammunition sales (Proposition 63) and early parole / early criminal release (Proposition 57).
~ To conclude Fire Prevention Week, on Oct. 15 the Monrovia Fire Department will open Station 101 (141 E. Lemon Ave.) between noon and 3 p.m. There will be a simple quiz about smoke alarms. Also, the Monrovia Firefighters' Association and Orchard Supply Hardware will donate fire alarms that will be distributed throughout the week.
~ After forty years of law enforcement service, 26 with the Monrovia Police Department, Sergeant Don Newton will retire later this year. Congratulate Sergeant Newton at a retirement reception on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Police Department Community Policing Room.
~ Monrovia Historical Society will hold a celebration to recognize its rebirth on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Monrovia Public Library, and at 4 p.m., will move to the Anderson House (215 E. Lime Ave.).
~ During National Library Card Sign-Up Month the Monrovia Library issued 423 new member cards in September 2016, compared to 268 in August 2016).
- Brad Haugaard
Posted by Brad at 10/12/2016
Monrovia Police Department has been awarded a $72,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Monrovia Police Department will use the funding as part of the city's ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
"Our goal is to maintain Monrovia's status of having zero traffic related fatalities," says Lieutenant Robert Wilken, Traffic Safety Coordinator for the Monrovia Police Department.
After falling to a ten year low in 2010, the number of persons killed has climbed nearly 17% across the state with 3,176 killed in 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the six year rise in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies, and the emergence of drug-impaired driving as a major problem. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk driving, speeding and crashes at intersections.
"Years of research tell us that enforcement and education work best jointly to combat unsafe driving," said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. "This grant brings both tactics together, with the Office of Traffic Safety and the Monrovia Police Department working in concert to help keep the streets and highways safe across Monrovia and the state." Activities that the grant will fund include:
â¢ Educational presentations â¢ DUI checkpoints â¢ DUI saturation patrols â¢ Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement â¢ Distracted driving enforcement â¢ Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement â¢ Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement â¢ Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders â¢ Compilation of DUI "Hot Sheets," identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders â¢ Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) â¢ Court "sting" operations to cite individuals driving from DUI court after ignoring their license suspension or revocation â¢ Stakeout operations to observe the "worst-of-the-worst" repeat DUI offender probationers with suspended or revoked driver licenses
Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Source: Monrovia Police press release
- Brad Haugaard
Posted by Brad at 10/11/2016
~ Senior Flu Clinic every first Tuesday and Wednesday of October at the Monrovia Community Center, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free with Medicare; $32 non-Medicare. Information: Natalya Romo, 256-8246 x 3132 or email@example.com.
~ Thirteenth annual Men's Evensong Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 16. at 4 p.m. at St. Luke Episcopal Church at California and Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. The Rev. Neil Tadken will be the celebrant and cantor. The anthem will be Franz Biebl's Ave Maria, written in 1964. An offering will be taken. Wine and cheese reception will follow the performance.
~ The Monrovia Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. (social time with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.) at the First Presbyterian Church, northeast corner of Myrtle and Foothill in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. Speaker Tom Freeman will demonstrate how to make a redwood planter box. Kits available for purchase. The Garden Club will have a booth selling plants and providing gardening information at the "Celebrate the Arts" festival on Oct. 29 and 30. Visitors welcome.
~ Thursday, Oct. 27, Senior Halloween Bingo Bash & Caring Crafters Boutique Sale in the Kay Dalton Room of the Monrovia Community Center, 119 West Palm. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For information: Natalya Romo at 256-8246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Saturday, Nov. 5 - Monrovia O2 Breathe 2016 Pulmonary Hypertension Association 2016 Phun Walk, Health Fair & Raffle at Library Park. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony; 10 a.m. 1 mile Walk Begins; 11 a.m. Closing Ceremony; information contact Sabrina Rodgers, Development Manager, PHA CA Chapter, (415) 361-8700; email email@example.com; Joannie Yuille, Greater LA Co-Leader firstname.lastname@example.org or Susie Alvarez, Greater LA Co-Leader (310) 938-7930 email@example.com
- Brad Haugaard
Monrovia Police: Two Motorcycles Stolen; Swiping Tip Jar - Three Times; Twitching; Stolen Cars; Window Open Just Inches; Attack With Book; Felony Vandalism
[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 6-9. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.
Theft From a Vehicle
October 6 at 9:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Alamitas Avenue regarding a theft from a vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and a skateboard was taken from inside. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
October 6 at 1:00 p.m., two motorcycles were reported stolen from the 200 block of E. Hillcrest Avenue. The motorcycles were stolen from the side of victim’s home sometime during the week prior. The investigation is continuing.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
October 7 at 2:27 a.m., an officer on patrol observed two subjects in the area of Magnolia and Huntington. One of the subjects was twitching uncontrollably and acting erratic. The officer stopped to check if the subjects were okay. One of the subjects was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and the other was found to have a warrant. Both subjects were arrested and taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto
October 7 at 4:31 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of W. Lemon. The vehicle is a 1991, brown Honda Civic. The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle database and the investigation is continuing.
October 7 at 7:18 a.m., officers responded to the report of a vehicle burglary in the 700 block of S. Primrose. The victim parked and locked her vehicle in front of her residence in the evening. When she returned the next morning, she found her purse and a pair of sunglasses had been taken from her vehicle. It is unknown how the suspect gained entry. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
October 7 at 8:39 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 3300 block of Peck Road. The victim parked his 1994, black/gray, Honda Civic in the parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and went into the business. When he returned at 8:30 a.m., he discovered his vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was locked. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
October 7 at 10:08 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 200 block of Kruse Avenue. The victim parked his white, 1994 Honda Accord in an employee parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and went into the business. When he returned at 10:00 a.m., he discovered his vehicle had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.
October 7 at 10:11 a.m., an officer responded to a business parking lot in the 200 block of Kruse Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked their vehicle at 5:45 a.m. The windows were rolled down a couple of inches due to the hot weather. When the victim returned to the vehicle at 8:00 a.m., the driver-side door was unlocked and ajar. A cell phone and stereo were taken from the vehicle. It appears the suspect gained entry through the partially rolled down windows. The investigation is continuing.
October 7 at 10:33 a.m., an officer was dispatched regarding a petty theft that just occurred at a business in the 800 block of W. Foothill. Employees reported this was the third theft of their tip jar by the same suspect. Officers checked the area, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing. The suspect is described as a male white, 25-30 years old, wearing a black hat, black shirt and blue jeans. The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered
October 7 at 3:45 p.m., an officer located a parked vehicle in the 200 block of N. Primrose. A check of the license plate revealed it had been stolen the night before. No suspects were located.
Grand Theft Auto
October 8 at 1:36 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 200 block of railroad. The vehicle is a 1990, 4-door, brown Honda Accord. The investigation is continuing.
October 8 at 6:11 p.m., a car trailer was reported stolen from the 500 block of E. Lemon. The investigation is continuing.
October 8 at 6:58 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of E. Olive called police to report his truck had been vandalized. The truck was parked on the street and two windows were smashed with a hard object. No suspects were located. The investigation is continuing.
October 8 at 7:36 p.m., the manager of a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington called police to report a petty theft that just occurred. The suspect entered the location, selected a video game station and asked the cashier for an additional controller for the game. When the cashier was distracted, the suspect fled the location. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 2:33 a.m., a female subject called police to report her husband had battered her. When officers arrived, the husband was detained. The investigation revealed the husband threw a book at the victim and hit her in the face with his hand. The husband was arrested and taken into custody for domestic violence. He was held pending his court appearance.
Grand Theft From a Vehicle
October 9 at 6:18 a.m., a grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of Grand Avenue. The victim left his vehicle unlocked in the driveway of his home. The suspect entered the vehicle and took tools, miscellaneous items, and a briefcase containing a computer circuit board. The investigation is continuing.
October 9 at 10:22 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Leafwood on the report of a residential burglary. Neighbors found the front door to the residence open and called police. The resident was not home. The front door was forced open and it is unknown if anything was taken. The investigation is continuing.
Felony Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 9:52 p.m., a male subject called police to report an unknown female had thrown large rocks at his vehicle, causing approximately $1,000 in damage. Officers responded and located the female subject inside another vehicle. She was contacted by the officer and the investigation revealed the vehicle she was in did not belong to her. Additional victims of vandalism were located in the area. The female suspect was positively identified by the victim and a witness. The suspect was arrested for felony vandalism and taken into custody.
~ Monrovia victorious over La Canada in football. https://goo.gl/iv4SUw
~ The Monrovia-based Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys has opened a Hurricane Matthew Fund to help those affected by the storm and its aftermath both in the US and abroad. Funds will aid both the Jewish and general communities. To drop off contributions at the Jewish Federation (Attn: Hurricane Matthew Relief, 114A W. Lime Ave.) or go to http://www.jewishsgpv.org/donate and indicate it is for Hurricane Matthew Relief. For info call 445-0810.
~ Old Town Monrovia Sidewalk Astronomers will give you a high-powered peek at the moon tonight through their telescopes. Just go to southeast corner of Library Park after dark.
Posted by Brad at 10/08/2016
Market Grill Manager Tracy Ramirez reports on Facebook that "At the end of December, after over 7 years of incredible business, The Market Grill as you all know and love it will be closing it's doors." She says this is because of issues with the landlord, "zoning laws and red tape" and the chef's health issues.
She says, "The future is uncertain, but our hearts and our heads are dedicated to remaking The Market Grill a better version of itself at some point in the future."
- Brad Haugaard
Posted by Brad at 10/07/2016