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- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: He Kept Her Trapped in a Store Attic; Car Shot at on Freeway; Lime Bike Theft Thwarted; Lots of Car Batteries Stolen; $1,000 of Alcohol Stolen; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 11–17. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 472 service events, resulting in 99 investigations.

Vandalism / Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 1:52 a.m., a caller reported hearing glass break in a newly constructed apartment complex in the 200 block of W. Pomona. Officers responded and discovered a window had been shattered on one of the new, unoccupied apartments. Officers entered the unsecure apartment and found a male subject trespassing inside. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Violation of Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 10:50 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Palm reported hearing a loud banging noise and a female subject yelling in the apartment next to her. Officers responded and located the female subject. Her ex-boyfriend had been hitting his fist on her front door, attempting to speak with her. He was taken into custody after it was discovered he was in violation of a restraining order.

Residential Burglary
October 11 at 1:12 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. Cypress returned home from work and discovered her house had been burglarized while she gone. One of the doors had been forced open and the house was ransacked. A small amount of money was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
October 11 at 6:01 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Bradoaks received a call from his bank, asking about unusual purchases made on his credit card. There were $3,000 worth of purchases made on his card that he did not make. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
October 11 at 7:07 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Wildrose walked outside his home to go to work and discovered someone had stolen tools from the back of his work truck sometime during the night. The tools were not locked to the truck. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
October 11 at 7:46 p.m., security for a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported a male subject had just run out of their store pushing a new lawn mower without paying for the merchandise. The subject entered a black truck and drove away. Officers arrived and searched for the suspect, but could not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft / Vehicle Tampering
October 12 at 8:38 a.m., residents from the 200 block of Ivy, 700 block of Wildrose, 100 block of N. Sunset, and the 100 block of N. Myrtle walked outside their homes to go to work and discovered someone had stolen their car batteries sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing.

False Imprisonment / Trespassing / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 1:43 p.m., a caller reported his ex-girlfriend was being detained against her will in the attic of a store in the 900 block of W. Huntington. Officers arrived and located a male and female subject in the attic of the store. They had been living in the store’s attic without permission for several months. When the male subject would leave, he would remove a ladder, trapping the female subject inside. A computer check revealed the male subject had several warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft
October 12 at 4:50 p.m., a caller reported someone had taken one of her credit cards from her wallet while shopping inside a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington. She had left her wallet inside her shopping cart and believes the suspect removed one of her cards when she wasn’t looking. The suspect used the card at a store in Arcadia to make a $1,500 purchase. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 8:29 p.m., security for a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported they were detaining a female subject inside their store for shoplifting. Officers arrived, and after an investigation was conducted, the subject was taken into custody. The stolen property was returned to the store. A computer check revealed the subject had a warrant for her arrest, as well.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 13 at 7:23 a.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of California and Huntington. Officers responded to investigate. One of the drivers complained of pain and was transported to a nearby hospital. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 13 at 9:30 a.m., two residents of an apartment complex in the 1300 block of S. Alta Vista walked outside their apartments to go to work and discovered someone had burglarized their vehicles sometime during the night. The suspect shattered the car windows to gain entry and took dash cameras from both vehicles, along with other items. This investigation is continuing.

Mail Theft / Vandalism
October 13 at 6:22 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of S. Fifth discovered someone had damaged his mailbox sometime during the day and took mail. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
October 13 at 6:55 p.m., an employee of a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject had just run out of their store with merchandise he did not pay for, then entered a van and left the parking lot. Officers arrived and searched for the suspect, but could not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspects Arrested
October 14 at 2:36 a.m., a transportation driver reported he was parked in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle with a customer in his vehicle who was heavily intoxicated. An officer responded and found the subject was too intoxicated to care for his own safety, so he was arrested and taken into custody.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
October 14 at 3:39 a.m., CHP reported a female driver was involved in a road rage incident on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena that led to her vehicle getting shot at while on the freeway. The victim also reported her vehicle was shot at again in the 100 block of W. Evergreen after exiting the freeway. The CHP advised that passengers in the vehicle were struck by bullets, so they drove to a nearby hospital. Officers went to the hospital to speak with the victims. The injuries were not life-threatening. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 4:13 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1900 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist commit several traffic violations. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI.

Grand Theft Auto / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 8:12 p.m., a sergeant was patrolling the 200 block of Valle Vista when he saw a suspicious vehicle occupied by two subjects. A DMV computer check revealed the vehicle was stolen. When the occupants saw the police car, they exited the vehicle. The driver ran and was not located. The passenger was apprehended, and a computer check revealed he had several warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Burglary
October 14 at 11:28 p.m., a caller reported he just discovered his storage unit in the 2600 block of S. California had been burglarized. Several tools were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft / Vehicle Tampering
October 15 at 8:30 a.m., a resident in the 1300 block of S. Fifth walked outside her home and attempted to use her vehicle, but it wouldn’t start. She discovered someone had stolen her car battery. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
October 15 at 9:01 a.m., the owner of a business in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle arrived to work and discovered someone had forced one of doors to the building open. The business had been burglarized sometime over the weekend. A laptop and cell phones were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 15 at 4:32 p.m., security for a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported they were detaining a male subject who had walked out of their store without paying for merchandise he had in his possession. Officers responded, and after an investigation, arrested the subject.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 15 at 7:34 p.m., a caller reported two motorists had just collided into one another in the 900 block of W. Huntington. Officers responded and contacted the drivers. One of the drivers was found to be intoxicated, and after field sobriety tests were conducted, he was taken into custody for DUI.

Injury Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 15 at 10:39 p.m., a caller reported two motorists had just collided into one another at the intersection of Myrtle & Central, where the traffic signal lights were off due to high winds. When officers arrived, they found that one of the motorists had driven away without exchanging information, as required by law. The other driver was transported to a nearby hospital due to a complaint of pain. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana – Suspect Arrested.
October 16 at 3:10 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 300 block of Wildrose when he saw a motorist commit several traffic violations. The motorist was stopped and found to be under the influence of marijuana. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI.

Traffic Collision
October 16 at 11:59 a.m., a caller reported two motorists had just collided into one another in the 700 block of W. Huntington. Officers responded to investigate. The party at fault was issued a citation.

Possession of Stolen Property / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 16 at 2:52 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious male subject in the 400 block of W. Foothill, riding a bicycle and dragging a Lime rental bike alongside of him. Officers located and stopped the subject. The rental bike had its locking and GPS tracking device removed. The subject was found to be in possession of burglary tools and a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. A computer check revealed he was on parole. The subject was arrested.

Public Intoxication – Suspects Arrested
October 16 at 9:14 p.m., a caller reported a male subject in the 100 block of W. Foothill causing a disturbance. Officers responded and contacted the subject, who was found to be heavily intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety, so he was arrested and taken into custody.

Fraud
October 17 at 8:20 a.m., an employee of a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported someone had opened four Verizon accounts using the company’s tax ID. The company has received charges for the fraudulently opened accounts. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
October 17 at 9:01 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of E. Colorado discovered someone had opened several credit card accounts, a bank checking account and an Edison account using his Social Security number. The resident did not give anyone permission to open these accounts. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft / Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 17 at 11:15 a.m., an employee of a business in the 500 block of W. Duarte reported a male subject had run out of their store with over $1,000 worth of alcoholic beverages without paying. He fled in a vehicle and collided with a parked car. The suspect exited the vehicle and ran from the scene. Officers did not locate the suspect; however, through vehicle registration, they were able to identify the suspect, who is on parole and is now wanted.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 17 at 3:38 p.m., a caller reported a traffic collision at the intersection of Mountain and Royal Oaks. Officers arrived and contacted the drivers and passengers. One of the passengers complained of pain to her back; however, refused to be transported to a hospital.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 17 at 5:52 p.m., a caller reported a scooter just collided into the back of another motorist in the 800 block of E. Lemon. Officers arrived and found the driver of the scooter had minor injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Aircraft Display at El Monte Airport


San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte will hold an Air Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 27-28. There'll be aircraft displays, including war planes, helicopters, plus flybys. airplane rides, aerobatic rides, motion simulator demos; plus vintage and muscle cars, vendors and food. (Okay, okay, not strictly Monrovia, but it is the closest airport.) https://goo.gl/bkyCq9

- Brad Haugaard

Statement of Monrovia School Board Candidate Selene Lockerbie



Hello, my name is Selene Lockerbie and I am running for Monrovia School Board.

Monrovia teachers, civic leaders, community members, business owners and parents are supporting my candidacy because they know that I will bring a fresh, informed, and passionate perspective to the school board. I look forward to working with the other board members, superintendents, teachers, staff, and our state and federal legislators to improve our students’ scholastic futures.

I am running to bring gender diversity, transparency, and the stakeholders’ voice to the board. My Educational Trifecta is: developmentally appropriate curriculum materials; better budget management that focuses resources on the schools, not bureaucracy; and innovative programs that entice enrollment in MUSD. I have three videos posted on my Facebook page, Selene Lockerbie for Monrovia School Board, that unpack these priorities in more depth.

I welcome the opportunity to support and expand our music and arts programs for all children, reinforce our Dual Spanish and Mandarin Language programs at Monroe and Plymouth, and bring vocational programs to the High School to offer students and families an option of a path to college or a respectable vocational career.

When you consider that I am a parent of school-aged children, who will be in this district’s public schools for seven more years, a community volunteer, a campus volunteer, and a Girl Scout leader you can be confident that your vote for me is the best investment for our children’s educational success.

Please vote for Selene Lockerbie for Monrovia School Board.

Planning Department Word Search


If you enjoy word search puzzles and urban planning, the Monrovia Planning Department has an activity for you. To celebrate Community Planning Month the department has published on its blog a word search puzzle in “plannerese.” Enjoy here

- Brad Haugaard 

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Monrovia School District Settled


Lawyers for a former Monrovia High student who said she was sexually abused by a security guard said she has reached a settlement with the school district in her lawsuit. link

- Brad Haugaard

Fall Festival Rescheduled; 'Unusually High' Typhus Outbreak; Library Auto-Renews Items; Garbage Law; New Tech Companies


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

~ Due to heavy rains and power outages the Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, noon - 6 p.m. It will feature face painting, crafts, hay rides, and a community dog costume parade.  Questions? Call the Community Center at 256-8246.

~ The LA County Department of Public Health is warning of an unusually high number of flea-born typhus cases in downtown Los Angeles. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, backache, dull red rash, high fever of 105°F to 106°, hacking dry cough, headache, joint and muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.

~  The Monrovia Library is now automatically renewing most checked-out items for an additional 3 weeks. Exceptions include items on hold for someone else and specialty items such as a telescope or DVD.

~  All business and multifamily dwellings of five or more units, and all entities that generate four or more cubic yards of solid waste a week must adopt an organics program by Jan. 1, 2019. That's when a California law passed in October 2014 goes into effect. Through November the city will distribute notices to the 493 affected customers.

~  Two new tech companies have moved to Monrovia:  Quantum Screening and OCGene Therapeutics. Quantum Screening does saliva-based early detection diagnostics and OCGene Therapeutics develops cancer therapeutics.

- Brad Haugaard

Statement of Monrovia School Board Candidate J. Christian Holt



J. Christian Holt for Monrovia School Board

Serving the community and Monrovia schools for 19 years.

J. Christian Holt's goal is to help Monrovia School District improve:

  • Improving the budget 
  • Eradicate bullying 
  • Listening and Improving communication 
  • Reorganize, focus and fund special needs 
  • School wide maintenance

For the last 25 years I have happily lived in Monrovia with my wife and three daughters. We have had the pleasure of attending Bradoaks, Clifton, Santa Fe and MHS. Being a self employed financial advisor in Monrovia has afforded me the opportunity to be actively involved in my children’s education and coach soccer for 13 years.

I decided to run now because my three daughters are older, two in college and the other is a senior at MHS. It would have been irresponsible of me to consider this large responsibility when my children were young. My family is my number one priority, so I waited until they didn't need me as much. Everything I have done, was done as a family.

In 19 years building relationships with teachers, staff, parents and students. Not only with the english speaking community but the spanish as well. "I'm Bilingual".

I have held 12 different PTA positions, President for 5 year and School Site Counsel, Principle Nominating Committee.

Recipient of 5 different service awards. The most prestigious award was from the California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students “Honorary Service Award” and was also awarded the Continued Service Award as well.

I’m proud of co- founding the Watchdogs in Monrovia. This is a program that pushes for the involvement of dad’s in their children’s schools.

I hosted and promoted for 10 years the Friends and Family 5K Walk or Jog. It promoted exercise, family, making new friends and most of all a positive community.

Currently working on a anti- bullying and student misconduct program.

Help Make A Difference.
If you would like to mail a contribution:
Holt 4 Monrovia School Board
432 W. Foothill Blvd. Monrovia Ca. 91016

Venmo Acct: Holt 4 Monrovia School Board
Campaign I.D. # 1410098

Oreo the Lap Dog Looking for a Home



Oreo (A466510) is a cute lovable Chihuahua. She starts off a little shy and hesitant, but she flourishes quickly into a loving lap dog. She gets along well with small dogs and people of all ages. She likes to be petted and held and she doesn’t mind being rocked like a baby, either! She is calm and mellow and looking for a loving new home. Come visit her at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. 

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

Statement of Monrovia School Board Candidate Terrence Williams



Dear Monrovians,

It has been an honor and privilege to serve our community as a Board Member. I take great pride in the role I have played in helping shape the future of every child in the Monrovia Unified School District.

Some of the accomplishments I am most proud of during my first term in office include, closing the achievement gap, increased high school graduation rate, the implementation of Code to the Future, creation of programs that provide pathways to offset college tuition, advocating for fully-funded Special Education, established broadcast capabilities for the entire school district, including the unincorporated area, inside the MUSD board meetings to keep the community more aware and involved with the school board, Directed in establishing the Dual Immersion programs, which include both Mandarin and Spanish, into Plymouth Elementary School (Mandarin) and Monroe Elementary School (Spanish), support of teen suicide prevention programs like Healing Connections, and continued collaboration with Board Members, teachers and staff to attract and retain the highest level of educators.

Education is not a “one-size fits all” proposition. Children learn at varied speeds. As a parent of both General and Special Ed children, who have and do attend Monrovia Schools, I know first-hand the issues that matter most to parents. I have worked hard the last 5 years to make the educational dream come true for our students. I humbly ask you to elect me to another term so that I may continue this important work.

Terrence G. Williams
www.Williams4Monrovia2018.com

Statement of Monrovia School Board Candidate Maritza Travanti



As a parent of a school-aged child, school volunteer, Hispanic female and a 28- year government professional, I am the best choice for the Monrovia School Board. As a Senior Policy Analyst with the IRS, I have the skills that directly translate to the duties of a board member such as data analysis, interpreting law, regulations, statutes, creating and reviewing budgets and drafting new policy.

Education every where is changing right before our eyes and I want to ensure Monrovia is on the cutting edge and preparing our children for a fast paced world. Education is not “One size fits all.” It is critical to have many viable options in place where students will feel inspired, focused on a pathway and feel a sense of readiness to embark on their future goals.

MUSD needs to attract and retain students by continuing to add programming that is attractive and beneficial in addition to becoming masters of the programs already in place such as the Dual Immersion, Code to the Future, STEM, Arts and curriculum that makes our graduating students competitive.

I will add new energy, a fresh perspective and a spirit of collaboration to ignite our community’s maximum education potential. 66% of all enrolled Monrovia students are Hispanic or Latino. The board is in dire need of someone that understands the challenges and barriers that exist with many of our students and families. I have the right qualifications and background to make the biggest impact and hope to earn your vote!

Power Outage Around Foothill and Myrtle


There's a power outage around Foothill and the west side of Myrtle, affecting the Vons shopping center and street lights. Edison is aware of the problem says 2790 customers are affected. https://goo.gl/GiwZY2

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Over La Canada 42-0 :-)


Friday's football against La Canada was another blowout. - 42-0. link

- Brad Haugaard

Power Outage Affecting East Monrovia


At 7 a.m. today a power outage that occurred during last night's thunder storm is apparently still affecting much of the east side of Monrovia, east of Myrtle.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Council to Consider Establishing Employee Fraud Hotline


At its next meeting (agenda: https://goo.gl/csMRc4) the Monrovia City Council will consider establishing an employee fraud hotline hosted by an independent provider contracted by the City. It would have a 24-hour-a-day phone and web reporting system. Also, the city would implement whistle-blower protection. https://goo.gl/vuWQJr

- Brad Haugaard

Lunch at Stinkin Crawfish



Big Shrimps is gone, replaced by Stinkin Crawfish, on the north side of Colorado a half block east of Myrtle. I got the Catfish lunch special with an iced tea for $10.99 (drink included). It was good. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Scouting 'Venture Crew 147' Open House Tomorrow


Venture Crew 147 will host an Open House for prospective members tomorrow, Saturday, 13 October at the Gazebo in Recreation Park in Monrovia. We’ll get started at 3:30 and wrap up by 5:00. After that we’ll fire up the BBQ. Parents are encouraged to attend. Venturing is a Scouting program for young women and men ages 14 to 21 with a focus on adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service. It’s a great way to build life skills (and a great resume) while having fun in the outdoors with new friends. You can find us on the web at www.VentureCrew147.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @VentureCrew147.

- Brad Haugaard

Pre-Election Thoughts on the Monrovia School District


With the School Board election coming up I'd like to share a few semi-informed thoughts on the Monrovia schools:

- I applaud the emphasis on technology and college prep, but I think the trades are getting short shrift, not just in Monrovia but in most schools. My wife had an uncle who got an engineering degree from Caltech, worked at it for a while and hated it, so he bought a nursery and happily worked at it all his life. There's nothing dishonorable or second class about being a plumber or electrician or mechanic, and I think students should at least have the opportunity to explore those options if they are interested. I believe candidate Selene Lockerbie has commented on this, so that's something. [Candidate Maritza Travanti writes to say that she also has "addressed the need to have ... pathways as diverse as our students are. Not everyone is headed to a college or university."]

- I have recently been chatting with a young man about investing, and have been wondering why there isn't a life-skills class in high school that teaches students this basic stuff, things like: how to cook an egg, basic nutrition, how to shop, how to write a check, how banks work, how to invest, using credit cards, renting an apartment, writing a resume, and so forth. Maybe it's there but I've never heard of it.

- Maybe there are things going on here I'm unaware of, but it seems to me that Monrovia's continuation high schools are AMAZING (many of the students go on to college; at most continuation schools zero go to college), and I really don't get why the district doesn't do more shouting and waving and tooting of horns to tell the world, "Look, this is how it should be done!"

These are impressions, and I'd be happy to be corrected, and I'd especially welcome comments by the four School Board candidates.

- Brad Haugaard

Halloween Art Lesson


- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Ring Doorbell Stolen; Walking in Traffic; Smoking in Park; Shoplifting; Credit Card Swiping; Gardener's Truck Stolen; Alcohol; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Highlighted Activity for October 4–10. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 386 service events, resulting in 85 investigations.

Fraud
October 4 at 9:37 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Granite reported that she had dropped her wallet while shopping the day before. She later discovered someone had used one of her credit cards at a gas station in Monrovia. This investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 4 at 4:25 p.m., a caller reported a collision between two vehicles at the intersection of Shamrock and Foothill. One of the motorists drove away from the accident scene without stopping. Officers searched the area for the hit and run suspect vehicle, but could not locate it. No injuries were reported. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft / Fraud
October 4 at 5:48 p.m., a caller reported someone had stolen her wallet while she was shopping at a grocery store in the 600 block of W. Huntington. The suspect used one of her credit cards at another nearby store. She had left her wallet in her shopping cart and it was taken when she wasn’t looking. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 7:03 p.m., security for a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject had just left their store without paying for merchandise she had taken. Officers responded and stopped the subject outside the store. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the store. The suspect was arrested.

Possession of Methamphetamine / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 9:26 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers were patrolling the 2600 block of S. Peck when they saw a bicyclist commit a Vehicle Code violation. The bicyclist was stopped and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was taken into custody. A computer check revealed the subject also had a warrant for his arrest.

Commercial Burglary
October 5 at 6:39 a.m., an employee of a business in the 100 block of W. Huntington arrived at work and discovered one of the building windows was shattered. The investigation revealed the suspects had entered the building sometime during the night and took a safe containing over $1,000. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
October 5 at 2:11 p.m., an elderly female subject reported someone had taken her wallet while she was shopping inside a grocery store in the 600 block of W. Huntington. She placed her wallet in a shopping cart, and when she wasn’t looking, someone took it. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Evading / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 2:12 p.m., an employee of a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject had just run out of their store without paying for merchandise he had taken. He entered a vehicle and fled. Officers located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. A short pursuit ensued. The suspect stopped, exited the vehicle and ran. With the assistance of witnesses in the area, the suspect was apprehended. The suspect was found to be in possession of several tools used to commit burglaries. The stolen property was returned to the store. A computer check revealed the suspect had multiple warrants for his arrest.

Grand Theft Auto
October 5 at 2:36 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of Mountain View reported his gardener’s work truck had just been stolen. Two male suspects stopped in front of the house, one entered the truck and both subjects drove away. The truck was entered into the DMV stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing.

Possession of Methamphetamine – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 6:29 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers were patrolling the 2600 block of S. Peck when they saw a motorist commit a driving violation. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested.

Vehicle Burglaries
October 5 at 7:52 p.m., a caller reported his vehicle had just been burglarized while he was eating inside a restaurant in the 800 block of W. Huntington. The vehicle had been entered through a rear passenger side window. Multiple items were stolen. An officer responded and checked the parking lot. One additional vehicle that had been burglarized in the same manner was located. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspects Arrested
October 5 at 11:14 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of Montana reported he could hear a woman screaming for help and believed it was possibly his neighbor. Officers arrived and located the female subject. She had been involved in an argument with her live-in boyfriend. An investigation revealed the male subject had hit the woman several times. Monrovia paramedics provided medical care and the suspect was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 6 at 2:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2200 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist commit a driving violation. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI.

Warrant – Suspects Arrested
October 6 at 10:08 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers were patrolling the 300 block of W. Duarte when they saw a female subject they recognized from previous contacts. A computer check revealed the subject had a felony warrant for her arrest. She was stopped and taken into custody for the warrant.

Public Intoxication / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 7 at 12:36 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 400 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a male subject who appeared to be intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody. A computer check revealed the subject also had a warrant for his arrest.

DUI – Suspect Arrested
October 7 at 2:15 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1800 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist commit several traffic violations. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI.

Smoking in a Park – Suspect Cited
October 7 at 11:25 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of W. Olive and saw a male subject in the skate park smoking. He stopped and contacted the subject. The substance he was smoking was found to be marijuana. A citation was issued for the violation.

Shoplifting
October 7 at 2:32 p.m., employees of a business in the 100 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject had just walked out of the store without paying for merchandise. Officers responded and searched for the subject, but could not locate him. An investigation revealed the subject left the stolen property outside the business prior to fleeing the area. The property was returned to the business.

Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
October 7 at 11:16 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of California reported he could hear a woman yelling for help because her husband was hitting her. The caller believed it was his neighbor yelling. Officers responded and located the woman who needed help. An investigation revealed her husband had hit her. The suspect was arrested.

Domestic Violence
October 8 at 5:02 p.m., a caller in the 1300 block of S. Fifth reported she was having a dispute with her boyfriend after trying to drop him off at his uncle’s house. He became angry with her, pulled her out of the car and began hitting her. She said he left the area when she started calling the police. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but could not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Identity Theft – Suspect Arrested
October 8 at 6:50 p.m., an employee at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a male customer had just attempted to pay for merchandise using someone else’s identification. When the employee began calling the police, the suspect fled the business. Officers located the suspect and found him to be in possession of over twenty- five different identifications, Social Security cards and credit cards belonging to other people. The suspect was arrested.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 8 at 7:58 p.m., an employee of a store in the 400 block of W. Foothill reported a male subject was in their store, heavily intoxicated and yelling. Officers arrived and located the subject. He was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety or that of others, so he was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication / Battery on a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 5:14 p.m., a caller reported a female subject who appeared intoxicated was attempting to get into the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the 700 block of E. Foothill. Officers responded and located the subject. She was found to be too intoxicated to care for her own safety and was attempting to drive while intoxicated. While the officers were taking her into custody, she hit them several times. She was booked and later released on a citation.

Grand Theft Auto
October 9 at 6:28 p.m., a caller reported her vehicle had just been stolen from the 300 block of S. California while she was at work. She believed it was a family member who took it without permission. Officers responded to the house of the family member and located the vehicle. Just as they arrived, they saw a male subject run from the home. The subject was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
October 10 at 9:34 a.m., a grand theft was reported at a business parking lot in the 1500 block of S. Primrose. The victim returned to her parked vehicle and found someone had removed the catalytic converter. This investigation is continuing.

Walking in Traffic / Resisting Arrest – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 3:17 p.m., several callers reported a male subject walking in traffic in the 800 block of S. Mayflower. Officers arrived and saw the subject standing in front of cars that were swerving around him. They contacted the subject, who immediately began resisting the officers as they attempted to remove him from the street for his safety. He was arrest and taken into custody.

Hit & Run Injury Traffic Collision Run
October 10 at 4:58 p.m., a caller reported she was driving in the 800 block of E. Duarte when another motorist struck her vehicle and drove away without stopping. The caller was not injured. Several callers reported the suspect vehicle had collided into three more vehicles, one block from the original collision. Several occupants and drivers were transported to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
October 10 at 6:12 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Norumbega reported they had arrived home and found that someone had stolen their Ring doorbell device that had been attached to their home, next to the front door. This investigation is continuing.