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Monrovia Police: Transformer Fire, Theft, Robbery, Assault, Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 9-15. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 567 service events, resulting in 86 investigations.  Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Vehicle Burglary
On June 9 at 7:19 p.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 700 block of West Huntington regarding a Toyota 4Runner that had a window smashed.  A laptop computer was taken from the vehicle.  The burglary occurred between 5:30 and 7:19 p.m.
72-Hour Mental Evaluation
On June 9 at 11:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of West Palm regarding a subject who claimed to have overdosed on pills.  His girlfriend reported he had left the location and was now calling her, repeatedly, and leaving text messages, stating he took pills and wanted to die.  The subject was located by officers at Huntington and California.  He was taken to a hospital and placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence - Driver Arrested
On June 10 at 3:59 a.m., officers responded to the report of a solo vehicle traffic collision at Myrtle and Huntington.  A witness stated that the vehicle was eastbound on Huntington at a high rate of speed when it hit the east curb of Myrtle, just south of Huntington.  The vehicle flipped around and landed facing west on the sidewalk.  The driver did not sustain any injuries, but he was determined to be intoxicated.  He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Residential Burglary
On June 10 at 10:06 p.m., a resident left home at approximately 8:15 a.m. and returned home at 9:45 p.m.  When she returned, she found the back sliding door leading into the family room wide open.  The family room and master bedroom were ransacked.  A laptop computer and miscellaneous jewelry were taken.  The suspect entered through the unlocked, back sliding door.
Receiving Stolen Property - Suspect Arrested
On June 11 at 8:31 p.m., an officer saw a bicyclist wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack in the area of Monterey and Olive, riding on the wrong side of the roadway.  The officer detained the subject regarding the violation and discovered the bicycle he was riding was stolen.  The victim of the stolen bicycle reported the theft to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Temple Station.  The subject was arrested for receiving stolen property.  The subject also had miscellaneous tools inside of his backpack, but possession of burglary tools could not be established.
Missing Hikers
On June 13 at 7:31 a.m., a female subject called from Canyon Park to report that her boyfriend and a friend of his went on a hike a day ago and had not returned.  She said the two men were going to Rincon to retrieve the friend's backpack they had left behind on a hike several days prior.  Officers responded and Sierra Madre Search & Rescue was notified.  Search and Rescue and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department helicopter searched and located the two men, safe and in good health. 
Vehicle Burglary
On June 13 at 1:46 p.m., the victim of a vehicle burglary came in to the police department lobby to make a report.  He lives in the 200 block of Jasmine.  He had parked his vehicle in its assigned parking stall after midnight on June 4 and used his keyless remote to lock it.  He returned to the vehicle at about 8:00 a.m. to go to work without realizing someone had broken into it.  He later discovered his iPod and other property was missing. 
Delaying a Peace Officer / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
On June 13 at 2:14 p.m., officers went to a business in the 400 block West Foothill regarding two male subjects sitting in a vehicle, possibly selling drugs.  An officer arrived and detained the male and a female occupant of the vehicle and a second male subject standing outside of the vehicle.  The investigation did not reveal any drugs; however, the female provided a false name to officers and was found to be in possession of two syringes she uses to inject heroin.  The male subjects were identified and the female arrested.  
Grand Theft
On June 13 at 2:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of West Walnut regarding theft of copper worth $1500.00.  It appears the suspects entered the yard of the location by jumping over a fence adjacent to an alley.  The suspects pried open a door and removed a spool of copper wire.
On June 13 at 3:54 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a subject who was caught stealing a large amount of merchandise.  When they arrived, they determined the suspect is a juvenile.  The suspect entered the store with another adult suspect who told him he would pay him $30.00 if he pushed the cart out of the store.  The juvenile agreed and was caught.  He was arrested, booked, and later released to a parent.
Transformer Fire
On June 13 at 5:47 p.m., officers responded to the Shell Gas Station at Huntington and Monterey regarding a blown transformer that had caused a fire in the car wash and multiple traffic signals to black out.  Edison was advised and responded.  There was minimal impact to traffic as Edison advised the street could be reopened.  It appears there was a short in an underground power line.
Vehicle Theft
On June 14 at 1:39 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of West Huntington.  The reporting party told the officer that on June 1 at about 2:28 p.m. they parked their forklift to the rear of the business.  She was off for a few days and returned on June 5 and noted the forklift was not there.  She figured it had been picked up for maintenance.  On June 11 she returned to work and the forklift was still not at the business.  She called United Rentals, the owner of the forklift, to ascertain if they had picked it up for service and they did not have it.  She reviewed surveillance tapes and found that on June 5 a male Hispanic suspect, wearing a black shirt, white shorts, white sox, and black shoes stole the forklift. 
Assault With a Deadly Weapon / Robbery
On June 14 at 11:51 p.m., a 23-year-old, male, white victim was walking east on Fano when he was approached by a male Hispanic subject, also possibly in his twenties, about 6 foot 2 inches, thin build, wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt with dark trim.  The suspect passed by him, and the victim only remembers being struck from behind and passing out.  He came to consciousness and found his wallet had been taken.  The wallet contained $2 cash and some business cards.  The victim was taken by a friend to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.  Monrovia Police Department was summoned to the hospital.
Theft  From a Vehicle
On June 15 at 7:26 a.m., an officer went to the 1100 block of East Lemon.  The victim discovered his car, which they had left unlocked, had been rummaged through sometime last night or early morning.  He checked his vehicle and found the laptop and GPS system was stolen.  The investigation is continuing.
Vehicle Tampering
On June 15 at 9:24 a.m., an officer went to the 700 block of Mountain View, regarding vehicle tampering.  The victim discovered the inside of their vehicle had been ransacked.  The victim had left the doors unlocked and nothing was missing.
Theft From a Vehicle
On June 15 at 10:02 a.m., an officer went to the 1000 block of East Lemon.  The victim walked outside of their home and discovered their vehicle had been ransacked during the night or early morning.  The victim had left the doors unlocked.  The victim's in-dash digital television had been stolen along with speakers in a box from the truck.  The investigation is continuing.

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