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40 Years in Prison, Meth, Fighting, Mountain Lion, Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Feb. 3-9. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 525 service events, resulting in 101 investigations.  Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Update - Gang member sentenced for 2007 attempted murder
February 2, 2011, Monrovia Police Department detectives concluded the prosecution of a Monrovia Nuevo Varrio gang member who was responsible for the 2007 shooting and attempted murder of an individual in the 200 block of Cherry.  The suspect was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Vehicle Burglary
February 3 at 8:06 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Wildrose regarding a vehicle burglary.  He arrived on scene and the victim reported his vehicle had been broken into during the night.  The loss is unknown and the investigation is continuing.
Injury Traffic Collision
February 3 at 8:15 p.m., a vehicle collided into a light pole at Mountain, just north of the 210 Freeway.  The light pole fell onto a main power grid line.  Officers blocked Mountain until Edison arrived to clear the downed active line.  The driver of the vehicle was not hurt; however, the passenger had minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery
February 4 at 10:46 p.m., an officer on patrol located an unoccupied stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was a 1995 Honda and was parked on Chestnut in front of a business.  A DMV computer check confirmed it was stolen out of Monterey Park.  No suspects were located.
Driving Under the Influence / Possession of Marijuana / Outstanding Warrant  - Three Suspects Arrested
February 5 at 4:30 a.m., an officer stopped a driver at Magnolia and Lemon for possibly driving under the influence.  After conducting an investigation, it was determined the driver was, in fact, under the influence.  The front passenger was found to be in possession of a paper bag full of Marijuana, totaling just over three ounces.  The rear passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant.  All three subjects were arrested. 
Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer / Public Intoxication - Suspect Arrested
February 6 at 1:12 a.m., officers responded to a disturbing subject call at a night club in the 300 block of South Myrtle.  As the officer arrived, the subject ran from him.  The officer apprehended the subject near Ivy and Palm.  The subject was determined to be a minor under the influence of alcohol.  He was arrested and taken into custody.
Fighting / Drunk in Public - Three Subjects Arrested
February 6 at 1:56 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Palm and Myrtle observed several females fighting.  He requested assisting officers, who responded and the involved parties where detained.  The investigation revealed the females all know each other, but due to their intoxicated state, they argued and two of them got into a physical altercation.  All three subjects were arrested. 
Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested
February 6, a Special Enforcement Team officer conducted a traffic stop, and the resulting search revealed the subject was in possession of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe.  He was arrested for the narcotics charges and three outstanding warrants.
Police Pursuit - Suspect Arrested
February 6 at 9:09 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Lincoln Place regarding vehicle vandalism in progress.  The suspect was last seen driving north on Lincoln.  An officer located the suspect vehicle at Hillcrest, east of Myrtle.  Officers attempted a traffic stop with emergency lights, but the vehicle failed to yield and increased speed.  The vehicle went through several posted stop signs and a residential alley.  The pursuit ended in the 200 block of Canyon Crest, where the suspect fled on foot.  Containment was set up with the assistance of two units from Arcadia Police Department.  Officers conducted a search of the area with no results.  As officers were about to leave the area, the suspect was spotted in the 100 block of North Ivy.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and positively identified by the witness.  The suspect was also wanted for criminal threats.  
Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer / Possession of Methamphetamine - Suspects Arrested
February 6 at 4:43 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting two male subjects fighting in the 800 block of West Duarte.  When the officer arrived, he saw a subject loitering near the passenger side of a parked vehicle and another subject in the driver's seat.  The subject on the outside of the vehicle had head injuries consistent with a fight.  As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver sped off south on Eighth and pulled into the carport area of an apartment complex, where the driver fled on foot.  The second subject also tried to flee, but was detained.  The Foothill Air Support helicopter assisted in the search for the first suspect.  Officers eventually located the suspect hiding in the laundry room of the complex.  Further investigation revealed the subject received the head injuries from an unrelated traffic collision and had just been released from the hospital.  The suspects were arrested for resisting and delaying officers.  One of the suspects was in possession of methamphetamine when arrested.
Disturbing Subject / Resisting and Delaying a Pease Officer - Suspect Arrested
February 6 at 9:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Canyon regarding an intoxicated adult throwing furniture and demanding vehicle keys from his family members.  The family members refused to give the suspect the keys because he was too intoxicated to drive.  The family members locked themselves in a bedroom and called police.  When officers arrived, they were greeted by the intoxicated suspect, who became aggressive and yelled profanities at the officers.  Officers attempted to check the welfare of the family members, but were obstructed by the intoxicated suspect.  Officers had to arrest the suspect in order to control him.  The officers were then able to check on the family members and found they were not harmed.  The suspect was taken into custody and later released after a sobering period. 
Animal Problem - Coyote
February 7 at 6:49 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of Wildrose called to report a coyote had jumped her fence and attacked her cat.  Animal Control responded to the location and found the coyote had attacked and killed the cat.  The coyote had left the location and returned again several times during the incident.  While animal control was at the location the coyote was seen again near the yard before it fled the area.  Later that same evening police received another call of a coyote seen at an apartment complex at Foothill and Magnolia, and later there was another sighting at Magnolia and Huntington.  The Department of Fish and Game was notified.
Search Warrant - Three Suspects Arrested
February 8, 2011, Special Enforcement Team officers and detectives served a search warrant in the 500 block of East Foothill.  Officers recovered a handgun, drugs and stolen property.  Three suspects were arrested.
Mountain Lion Sighting
February 9 at 9:06 p.m., a resident driving in the 1100 block of Norumbega saw a mountain lion in the middle of the road that was approximately 125 pounds.  An officer was dispatched to the area and located the mountain lion.  The officer used a beanbag gun and managed to send the mountain lion back into the hills.  

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