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[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Report for September 15-21 – Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 548 service events, resulting in 98 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Possession of a Dangerous Weapon / Criminal Threats – Suspect Arrested
On September 15 at 3:10 p.m., an officer on patrol heard a commotion in the area of the 700 block of West Colorado. The officer observed two subjects who appeared to be fighting. As the officer approached, he saw that one of the subjects was bleeding from the face, and the second subject had fled on foot. During the investigation, it was learned that the subject who fled struck the other subject in the face with a nunchaku. The suspect was later located down the street at his residence and was arrested without incident. The weapon was recovered at the suspect’s residence. The victim was seen by Monrovia paramedics, but declined further medical treatment.
On September 16 at 6:15 a.m., police received a call reporting a suspect smashing the window of a vehicle on the street in the 400 block of Stedman. The possible suspect was last seen in a gold Nissan driving east. The incident appears to be an attempted burglary to the vehicle, but there was no loss. The suspect was not located.
Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
On September 16 at 5:20 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle at Foothill and Fifth. The female occupant was not wearing her seatbelt and claimed she had no way to identify herself. A pat-down search revealed she was in possession of a used glass methamphetamine pipe. No narcotics were found. She was arrested for being in possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was taken to the Monrovia City Jail, where she was booked, identified, and then released with a citation to appear in court.
Residential Burglary / Hot Prowl
On September 17 at 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Mountain regarding a burglary that occurred while one of the residents was inside the home. The wife had left at approximately 11:00 a.m. Her husband, who is hard of hearing, remained at home. The wife returned home at 2:00 a.m. and found the rooms on the second story of the house ransacked and a starter pistol had been taken. After the initial investigation, it was determined that the suspect had jumped a wall to get into the yard. The suspect then stacked a plastic tub and plastic chairs so he could reach the roof of the home. He then climbed onto the roof, pried a screen off a window, and entered the home. The suspect ransacked the upstairs rooms only, and then fled through the same open window. The husband did not hear anything other than a loud bang at approximately 3:00 p.m. The investigation is continuing.
Suspicious Circumstances – Suspect Arrested
On September 18 at 2:21 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area east of Myrtle and south of Huntington heard what sounded like shots fired. Several other people heard the sounds, as well. An area search was conducted, but no victims were found. Two male subjects were observed by the officer walking in the middle of the street in the 200 block of East Cypress. When the officer attempted to contact them regarding the possible shots, one of the two subjects refused to stop. Assisting officers confronted the subject, but he still would not comply with their demands and began cursing at them. The subject was detained and arrested for resisting and delaying a peace officer. He was identified as a documented gang member. Ultimately, no evidence of shots having been fired was found.
Parolee-at-Large – Suspect Arrested
On September 19 at 9:05 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of North El Norte regarding a subject taking recyclables from the trash. When they arrived, the reporting party told them the subject had taken recyclables and went to the recycling center on Duarte Road. An officer contacted the subject at the recycling yard. A computer check revealed he was wanted by state parole. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On September 19 at 9:29 p.m., police received a call reporting domestic violence at a residence in the 1700 block of South Fifth. A man was arguing with his live-in girlfriend. She attempted to leave the location in her car. He stood in front of the car as she drove down the driveway. He was hit by the car, causing an injury to his leg. The female subject was arrested for domestic violence.
September 20 at 8:05 p.m., a resident who lives in the 200 block of East Olive reported a burglary to his residence. He left his residence at 5:00 p.m. and returned at 8:00 p.m. to discover his television, DVD’s, and CD’s had been stolen. It appears the suspect used the victim’s ladder to access an unlocked second-story window to gain entry to the home. Investigation continuing.
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, who represents part of Monrovia, was a "VIP" guest and Honorary Co-Chair of NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) Pro-Choice America's 2011 Power of Choice Summit on September 15. http://goo.gl/ywr1A
All eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway will be closed tonight, September 19, from midnight to around 5 a.m. Tuesday for the Gold Line bridge construction near the Santa Anita offramp. Eastbound lane and on-ramp closures will begin even earlier, at 9 a.m. for Rosemead, Michillinda, and Baldwin on-ramps. http://goo.gl/e1VrH- Brad Haugaard
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[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Report for September 8-14 – Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 550 service events, resulting in 93 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Parolee-at-Large – Suspect Arrested
On September 9 at 3:50 p.m., Monrovia’s Special Enforcement Team officers, augmented by Monrovia, Arcadia, and Baldwin Park police officers, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, went to the 200 block of Los Angeles to search for a parolee-at-large. The parolee was found in the attic trying to hide from the officers. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Department of Child and Family Services Referral / Resisting and Delaying a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
On September 10 at 7:30 a.m., officers went to a residence in the 200 block of Madeline to investigate a referral from the Department of Child and Family Services. Upon their arrival, they found the mother of a minor child under the influence of alcohol. She was so intoxicated she was unable to care for the child. There were six additional adults in the residence who were all at varying stages of intoxication. The officers took the minor into protective custody. The mother tried to prevent the officers from leaving with the child, and she was subsequently arrested for resisting and delaying a police officer. After a caseworker from Department of Child and Family Services interviewed the child, she was released to her father.
Fight in Progress / Possession of a Concealed Weapon / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
On September 11 at 1:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Primrose regarding a fight in progress. When Officers arrived, they detained five subjects and conducted pat-down searches on them. During the investigation, a female subject was found to be in possession of a dagger. She was arrested for the weapons violation and for being drunk in public. The other subjects were released in the field.
Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On September 11 at 3:04 a.m., officers on patrol in the 100 block of West Huntington heard the sound of a traffic collision. The officers observed a vehicle leaving the area westbound on Foothill at a high rate of speed. An officer followed the vehicle and eventually caught up to it as it entered into the city of Arcadia. The driver was detained and was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. The investigation revealed the driver had fled the scene of a traffic collision. It was discovered that the suspect struck an unoccupied parked vehicle in the 100 block of Stedman. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run.
On September 12 at 3:43 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Bradoaks heard noises in her home. When she went to check, she found two male subjects, approximately 19 years old, one was wearing a baseball style hat. The two suspects ran from the residence and a white Chrysler 300 was seen speeding away from the location. Investigation continuing.
On September 12 at 5:06 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Oakcliff returned home from work at about 5:10 p.m. and found the inside of his home ransacked. He looked around his home and found the kitchen screen had been taken off and a window was open. Investigation continuing.
On September 13 at 1:09 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 500 block of West Maple. The resident left for work at 8:00 a.m. and returned home at 1:11 p.m. The victim found the backdoor of the residence open. The victim called police and did not go inside. Officers responded and checked home to ensure no suspects were inside. No suspects were located. Jewelry and a computer hard drive were taken. Investigation continuing.
Gang Injunction Violation / Brandishing a Weapon – Suspect Arrested
On September 15 at 2:45 a.m., police received a call from a female subject in the 100 block of Montana stating her ex-boyfriend, a gang member, was in front of her house and was playing music loudly. When she asked him to turn down the volume, he responded by brandishing a pistol in a threatening manner. Officers responded and detained the suspect without incident. The pistol turned out to be a realistic-looking toy. The suspect was arrested for violating the curfew of the gang injunction and brandishing a replica firearm. Because the suspect was arrested two days ago for violating the injunction’s curfew, he was held for bail on the likelihood or recurrence.
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~ Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz supports a county fee to clean up run-off water. http://goo.gl/vyATv
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~ Monrovia's AeroVironment gets $16 million customer support contract
from Army for Raven drone. http://goo.gl/Etiin
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area, you can make them orally or in writing at the Department of
Community Services's public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 7
p.m. at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 West Palm Ave., Monrovia. After the public comment period is over, the City will prepare written
responses to all comments received during the comment period regarding
the adequacy of the Draft EIR under CEQA. Then, the Draft EIR will be
scheduled for review by the Planning Commission at its regularly
scheduled meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 7:30 pm. The
Planning Commission is expected to make a recommendation to the City
Council on the Environmental Impact Report at that meeting. The
Community Services Commission will review the Resource Management Plan
at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at
7:00 pm. The Commission is expected to make a recommendation on the
RMP to the City Council at that meeting. The Planning Commission Recommendation on the EIR and the Community
Services Commission recommendation on the Resource Management Plan
will then be considered by the City Council during its regular City
Council meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 7:30 pm. All Community Services Commission meetings and Planning Commission and
City Council Hearings will be held in the City Council Chambers at
Monrovia City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue. For more information, please contact the Monrovia Department of
Community Services at (626) 256-8246. - Brad Haugaard (from a city press release)
aircraft. http://goo.gl/5MnYs - Brad Haugaard
Glendora. http://goo.gl/7AYhO - Brad Haugaard
talent show and BBQ. Selected performers will compete for the title of
best in town and a $500 grand prize. Open auditions will be held at the YMCA (501 S Mountain Ave, Monrovia)
on Saturday, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, and Sept. 17 each from noon-3 p.m. for
the annual Monrovia's Got Talent competition. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to Denise Harvey (626-483-4861) prior to the auditions to
pre-qualify. All types of acts are welcome, such as singing, dancing,
comedians, instrumentalists, magicians, guitarists, novelty acts, or
any other unique talents. The annual "Monrovia's Got Talent" show is a fundraiser to support
Monrovia Rotary Foundation's community and international projects.
The event will be held on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 10
p.m. at the Monrovia Historical Museum (742 East Lemon). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting Denise Harvey
(626-483-4861) or Julie Roybal (626-222-0571). Continually updated information on the event can be found at
http://www.monroviarotaryevents.com/ - Brad Haugaard (from Monrovia Rotary Club press release. By the way,
I'm guessing it is a "$500 grand-prize," not a "$500-grand prize." In
case you had your hopes too high :-)
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[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Report for August 25-31 – Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 517 service events, resulting in 98 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Disturbing Subjects / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
On August 26 at 8:47 p.m., officers responded to the area of Magnolia and Duarte regarding a female subject following a male subject who allegedly took something of hers while at the street fair. Officers located both parties and determined that no theft had occurred. The subjects are boyfriend/girlfriend and were arguing over drugs. Both subjects were patted down and checked for warrants. The male subject was found to be in possession of cocaine and was arrested.
Attempt Robbery – Suspect Arrested
On August 27 at 1:58 a.m., a suspect in the 300 block of West Lemon reportedly simulated a gun under his shirt and demanded money from a male victim. The victim did not believe the suspect had a gun and fought with the suspect. The suspect fled south on Alta Vista empty handed. Officers arrived and met with the victim and a witness, and also began an area check for the suspect. A male subject matching the suspects description was seen running south on Magnolia and was detained. The victim positively identified the suspect and he was arrested and taken into custody.
Hit & Run Incident – Suspect Arrested
On August 28 at 2:20 p.m., a male subject driving his vehicle east on Primrose drove through the cones blocking the roadway at Lime for the Sunday Farmer’s Market event. The coordinator for the event stopped the vehicle inside the event and told the driver the street was closed to vehicle traffic. The male subject became angry and yelled that he lived that way, pointing east. He was told one more time that the street was closed. The driver proceeded through, striking the event coordinator and running over his foot. He sustained a broken ankle. A witness followed the suspect into a parking lot nearby, where officers apprehended him. He was arrested without further incident.
Domestic Violence / Reckless Driving / Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Child Endangerment – Suspects Arrested
On August 29 at 5:04 p.m., a caller reported a male subject battering a female subject inside a vehicle in the area of Colorado and Alta Vista. The caller followed the suspect vehicle as it drove away wrecklessly on the wrong side of the road, nearly colliding into numerous vehicles along the way. As an officer drove up behind the suspect vehicle, the driver looked back and discarded a small bag into the roadway and continued driving. The suspect then stopped for the officers a distance away from the area where he discarded the bag. The officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop and detained the male subject without further incident.
The female did not have any injuries and denied being a victim of domestic violence. The subjects are husband and wife, and they had their two small children, ages one and two, in the backseat of the vehicle. The female was under the influence of a controlled substance and there was drug paraphernalia concealed where she had been sitting inside the vehicle. She was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and child endangerment.
The bag discarded by the male suspect was recovered and found to contain methamphetamine and a drug smoking pipe. He was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic battery, child endangerment, and wreckless driving. He was later found to have lied about his identity and was found to be on parole; a parole hold was obtained.
The two small children were not harmed during the incident and were taken into protective custody. They were later released to a grandparent after being interviewed by the Department of Child and Family Services.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On August 31 at 4:51 p.m., a fast food restaurant in the 100 block of West Duarte Road reported a female in their drive-thru that was driving drunk. Officers responded and detained the female. An investigation was conducted and the female was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.
Strong-Arm Robbery – Suspect Arrested
On August 31 at 5:07 p.m., a business in the 300 block of West Huntington reported a female subject had just taken merchandise out of the store without paying for it. An employee attempted to stop the female, and the female fought with the employee to try and get away with the merchandise. Officers responded quickly and apprehended the suspect. She was arrested for strong-arm robbery and taken into custody.
On August 31 at 9:33 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of West Duarte Road on the report of a burglary. The victim reported that he locked his garage the night before at about 5:30 p.m. and went in for the evening. When he walked out to the garage in the morning at 8:20 a.m., he saw one of the two doors open. He checked his garage and discovered a miter saw and some of his tools were missing. The garage doors had been secured with padlocks. It appears the suspect(s) cut the locks and took them, as they were not located at the scene. Investigation continuing.