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Police Activity, September 30 - October 6

[From the Monrovia Police Department's Neighborhood Watch report for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 529 service events, resulting in 109 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Attempted Robbery
September 30 at 10:52 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business parking lot in the 3300 block of South Peck Road regarding an attempt robbery. Two employees of a catering business reported three male suspects hit them with their fists and demanded money from them. The victims refused to give the suspects any money and the suspects then fled. Investigation continuing.

Vandalism - Three Suspects Arrested
September 30 at 5:30 p.m., an officer observed three subjects trespassing onto railroad property and tagging a wall. Containment of the area was set up and the three suspects were located and arrested; two of the subjects are juveniles and the third is an adult. They were arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

Peeping / Prowling - Suspect Arrested
October 1 at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to the report of a male suspect looking into a female victim's bathroom window. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect at the corner of Colorado and Primrose, where they detained him. The female victim positively identified the suspect and he was arrested. Investigation continuing.

Burglary / Robbery - Suspect Arrested
October 2 at 10:35 a.m., police received a call reporting a fight in progress in the 1600 block of South Mountain. A loss prevention officer from a business was in an altercation with a theft suspect. When the officer arrived, the loss prevention officer had already taken the suspect into custody. The suspect went into the business and selected merchandise, which he placed it in a cart and then walked out of the business without paying. Minutes later, he walked back into the store to return the merchandise, where he was contacted by store loss prevention. The suspect walked out and refused to stop. He was pursued by a loss prevention officer and an altercation began. The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary and robbery.

October 3 at 4:59 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth Avenue. A male suspect, approximately 18 to 20 years old, jumped the front counter in the lobby after asking the employee if they could make change. As soon as the register was open, he jumped over the counter and took money from the drawer. He jumped back over and fled. The investigation is continuing.

Aggravated Assault - Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 7:39 p.m., police received a call of an assault that just occurred between two male adults in an alley in the 400 block of West Hurstview. The victim and suspect have a long history of conflict between their two families. The victim was sitting in a crouched position, smoking a cigarette, when the suspect came home. The suspect confronted the victim and an altercation ensued. The victim received numerous punches to the face during the altercation, and other facial injuries may have resulted from his falling to the ground after being struck. The victim was taken to a hospital. The suspect had left the scene, but came to the station to give a statement approximately four hours after the incident. His statements, combined with the physical evidence and injuries to the victim, resulted in his arrest for aggravated assault.

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