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Monrovia Police: Dog Breaks Woman's Wrist, Pistol Robbery, Suicide Prevented, Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for  Dec. 8-11. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.  To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to the City of Monrovia website at and click on the crime mapping link.

Dog Bite

On December 8 at 10:27 a.m., an animal control officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Encinitas on the report of a dog bite.  During the power outage on December 1, an 80-year-old female subject was in her front yard when a dog approached her and bit her on the arm.  The dog owner tried to stop the dog, but failed.  The woman fell to the ground and was assisted by the dog owner.  The woman refused medical attention and no call was made to police to report the incident.  On December 8, the woman was taken to a doctor and discovered she had sustained a broken wrist.  The woman's daughter then called police to report the incident.  An animal control officer was dispatched to investigate.


On December 8 at 10:30 a.m., a male victim was walking in the 1100 block of Norumbega when a dark colored sedan stopped ahead of him and a male suspect exited the vehicle.  The sedan drove up the street and the victim continued walking.  The suspect then approached the victim and pointed a black handgun at him and demanded his property.  The victim handed over his binoculars.  The suspect demanded the victim's wallet and then reached for the victim's rear pocket, but the victim slapped the suspect's hand away.  The suspect then fled south on Norumbega and got back into the sedan, which was waiting down the street.  The vehicle was last seen heading south on Norumbega out of sight.  The victim did not call police until 5:00 p.m. that evening, after being encouraged to report the incident by family members.  The suspect is described as a male Black, 20 years old, 6'1", weighing approximately 200 pounds.  Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

On December 9 at 4:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Cypress regarding a vehicle burglary.  The victim parked his car at approximately 6:00 p.m. and went to work with his co-worker.  On his return at about 4:05 a.m., he discovered a window on his vehicle smashed and his stereo missing.  A screwdriver was found on the front seat.  Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

On December 11 at 2:33 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a subject drive through a stop sign at Myrtle and Walnut.  The officer stopped the driver and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and, after investigation, determined the driver to be under the influence of alcohol.  The driver was arrested.

Traffic Collision - Vehicle Versus Pedestrian

On December 11 at 6:04 a.m., a woman was walking to work and crossing in the crosswalk on a green light when she was struck by a driver whose windows were fogged up.  The driver did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.  The pedestrian complained of pain in her arm and side and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Stolen Bicycle Recovered - Suspect Arrested

On December 11 at 7:21 p.m., an officer took a report on a bicycle that was stolen from the 700 block of West Walnut.  At 8:11 p.m., another officer stopped a bicyclist in the 100 block of West Maple for not having a light during darkness.  The bicyclist had a warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody; the bicycle he was riding was brought to the police station.  The officer who took the stolen bicycle report noticed that the bicycle matched the description of the victim's stolen bicycle.  The victim came to the police station and positively identified the bicycle.  The suspect was additionally charged for receiving stolen property.  He claimed the bicycle belonged to a family member and he borrowed it without their knowledge or permission.

Outside Assist - Possible Attempt Suicide

On December 11 at 10:20 p.m., the Monterey Park Police Department called to report a suicidal female subject, possibly driving a black Honda in Monrovia.  The female was text messaging her boyfriend in Monterey Park and told him she took 30 sleeping pills because she wanted to die.  The female told her boyfriend she was in the 400 block of East Evergreen.  The boyfriend called Monterey Park Police Department and reported the incident.  Monrovia officers searched for the female, but she was not found.  Approximately two hours later, Monterey Park police called back and reported the female was now possibly in the 300 block of North Myrtle.  Monrovia officers began a second search and an officer eventually located the female subject in the 300 block of North Melrose.  She claimed to have taken 20 sleeping pills and was taken to a hospital by ambulance. 

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