[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 19-22. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.
Driving a Bicycle While Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested
April 19 at 10:51 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 900 block of West Huntington when he was flagged down by an employee from a hotel. The employee reported a male subject who was at the hotel asking for free food and approaching guests asking them for money. The officer searched the area and located a subject matching the description riding a bike without a light at night in the area of Encino and Alta. The subject was detained and was determined to be riding his bike while under the influence. He also had a small amount of marijuana on his person. He was arrested and taken into custody.
April 20 at 2:53 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain. Loss prevention called to report a male Hispanic subject with a shaved head had stolen merchandise and fled the store through the exit doors without paying. He was seen getting into a burgundy Ford vehicle with paper plates. Officers responded to the area and made an area check, but the suspect was not located. Investigation continuing.
Traffic Collision With Injuries
April 20 at 4:32 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 700 block of West Foothill. A vehicle stopped to make a left turn into a driveway. A vehicle following behind collided into the stopped vehicle, sending it into opposing traffic, where it collided with an oncoming vehicle. As a result of the collisions, a fourth vehicle was also struck. Two people were taken to the hospital for complaint of pain to their neck, back and legs.
Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested
April 20 at 5:44 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a female subject in custody for shoplifting. The female suspect entered the store with a store shopping bag. She selected several items and concealed them in the bag. She then exited the store without paying for the items and was detained by store employees. She was arrested and taken into custody.
April 20 at 9:32 p.m., a subject called to report that her tenants, who live in the 200 block of Jasmine, were badly burned. The caller did not know how the male and female subjects were burned. Through investigation it was revealed that the male subject was attempting to extract marijuana, which caught on fire. He was walking out of the kitchen area with the burning container and the female subject walked into him, causing them to get splattered with burning extraction. The subjects were treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and taken to a hospital. The male subject sustained first degree burns on his torso and arms. The female subject sustained first and second degree burns. Charges will be filed against the male suspect.
Parole Hold - Suspect Arrested
April 20 at 10:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of South Peck Road for a second disturbance call on the same male subject. The male subject had been involved in an altercation at the residence. He had left the location earlier and was told by officers not to return. He returned to the location and was causing another disturbance. Officers arrived and learned the subject was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon and contacted the subject's parole officer. The parole officer placed a parole hold on the subject and he was arrested and taken into custody.
April 21 at 6:12 p.m., a burglary was reported at a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. The victim reported that she left her business at 3:00 p.m. and everything was fine at the location. She returned shortly after 6:00 p.m. and found that someone had entered through the roof and ransacked the business. Investigation continuing.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested
April 22 at 3:05 a.m., a motorist reported that a male subject, wearing boxer shorts only, was sitting on Myrtle Avenue, south of Duarte. Officers responded and located the subject, who was found to be under the influence. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. Computer checks revealed the suspect had three warrants for his arrest.
Disturbed Subject / Mental Evaluation
April 22 at 4:07 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte Road regarding a violent subject who had broken a window and cut himself. The subject had been drinking heavily, and it appears he tripped, knocked over a dresser and fell through a window, cutting himself. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics treated the subject, who was then taken to a hospital. At the hospital, the subject stated he did not want to live anymore. The hospital will complete a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.
Grand Theft Auto
April 22, three vehicle thefts were reported in the morning hours that had occurred sometime overnight. The thefts were from the 1100 block of South Primrose, the 100 block of Pomona and the 200 block of East Maple. All of the vehicles were taken from the immediate area of the owners' residences. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft From Vehicle
April 22 at 6:38 p.m., an officer responded to the report of theft from a vehicle in the 2000 block of South Peck Road. The victim reported that he left his vehicle unlocked and someone took his military-issue flak jacket from the backseat of his vehicle. Investigation continuing.