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Police Report: Fall from Roof, Drinking and Driving, Theft, Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Dec. 30-Jan. 5. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 480 service events, resulting in 100 investigations.  Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Medical Assist
December 30 at 8:04 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of East Los Angeles regarding an employee who had fallen off the roof.  Officers requested paramedics while en route to the location.  On arrival, the subject was stable and breathing.  Apparently, the 70 year old maintenance worker was climbing a ladder up to the roof, lost his footing and fell to the ground.
Death Report     
December 30 at 11:04 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of South Madison reported that her neighbor's front door was open, the dogs were barking, and no one would answer the door.  Officers responded and found an elderly female subject on the floor and unresponsive.  The Coroner's Office was contacted since the deceased did not have any known family.
Vehicle Burglary
December 30 at 1:24 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of North Canyon regarding a vehicle burglary.  The victim told the officer she went out to her vehicle and saw the driver's side door window broken out and her GPS was missing.  No suspects were seen or heard.  Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft
December 30 at 4:16 p.m., an officer went to a business in the 300 block of West Huntington.  The reporting party told the officer two male subjects, one with a goatee, gray polo, and black jacket, and the other wearing a beanie went into the store.  One subject distracted the employee, while the other looked at some items in a case.  The two subjects met by the case and made their way out the front door.  They got into a black Audi with no plates and left eastbound.  The loss was two iPods and an iPad.  Investigation continuing.
Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint
On December 30, the Monrovia Police Department held a Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint in the 300 block of West Huntington.  During the event, there was one subject arrested for driving under the influence, two citations issued for unlicensed drivers, two cited for expired licenses, and one cited for no license in possession.  One driver was cited for possession of marijuana.
Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested
December 31 at 11:36 p.m., an officer was driving west on Cypress when he noticed a suspicious lone male subject in a vehicle.  The officer requested a computer check on the license plate of a black Honda, which returned stolen out of West Covina.  During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect had methamphetamine in the vehicle and he had been trying to sell it to a nearby resident.  The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested
January 1 at 2:57 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Huntington and Mayflower noticed a speeding vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  During the investigation, it was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.  The subject was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence / Evading - Suspect Arrested
January 1 at 8:47 p.m., an officer was flagged down by an employee of a business in the 400 block of West Foothill.  The employee pointed out a vehicle that was backing out of a parking stall.  The officer ordered the driver to stop his vehicle, but the driver sped out of the parking lot.  The officer believed a crime may have just occurred and went after the vehicle.  The driver turned off the vehicle headlights and sped up to approximately 70 miles per hour on a residential street.  The driver failed to stop for a stop sign and then collided into three parked vehicles.  The driver was ordered out of the vehicle, and during the investigation, the driver stated that he fled because he had been drinking.  The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was also charged with evading.  No injuries were reported.
Trespassing / Mental Evaluation / Restraining Order Issued
January 3 at 10:18 a.m., a 16 year old male subject was waiting outside of a teenage girl's house.  The girl had broken up with the boy, but he would not leave her front porch.  The boy had been ordered off the property by officers earlier that day.  He was arrested for trespassing and brought to the Monrovia Police Department, where he was released on a citation to his mother.  At 12:35 p.m., the boy had returned to the girl's house again and refused to leave without seeing the girl.  The boy made statements to officers that he was depressed.  He was taken into custody and taken to a hospital for mental evaluation.  The girl's mother obtained a restraining order against the boy.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered - 4 Suspects Arrested

January 3 at 10:25 a.m., an observant neighbor in the 800 block of West Olive watched several young people remove a license plate from a vehicle and replace it with paper plates.  The subjects drove off in the vehicle, but returned shortly.  The witness called police, who responded.  The witness was able to identify all the suspects, including a suspect who walked away prior to officers arriving. The vehicle had been stolen out of Azusa and the owner was unaware it had been taken.  All four suspects were arrested.
January 5 at 1:08 a.m., officers drove by the high school and noticed the sign in front of the school was spray painted with letters written in black spray paint.  Officers took a report and notified the school.  The report will be forwarded to the Special Enforcement Team for further investigation.

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