[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report August 15–18. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.
Petty Theft from a Vehicle
On August 15 at 7:03 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of Laurel Lane reported a theft from her unlocked vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle overnight and removed loose change from the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
On August 15 at 9:25 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of Prospect regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that someone entered their vehicle overnight and removed the vehicle registration. The victim was not sure if their vehicle was locked. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of Stolen Property / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
On August 15 at 3:28 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the 500 block of South Magnolia. He recognized the driver as a drug offender from a previous arrest. The officer conducted a computer check, which revealed a warrant for his arrest. As the vehicle was driving away the driver was stopped. Through investigation, the passenger was determined to be in possession of stolen property from an older case. Both driver and passenger were arrested.
On August 15 at 4:58 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of West Walnut regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that someone entered their vehicle overnight. The victim parked her vehicle, locked the car and set the alarm. When she returned she found the vehicle had been ransacked. There was no loss.
On August 15 at 4:58 p.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of Ridgeside regarding a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported that someone entered their locked vehicle overnight. The suspect(s) removed their vehicle registration and a device used to register fuel mileage. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of Methamphetamine / Suspect Arrested
On August 15 at 10:00 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers located two subjects walking in the alley of the 700 block of Ocean View. Due to the numerous vehicle and residential burglaries both subjects were stopped and then one of the subjects fled. The subject was stopped a short time later, found to be in possession of a controlled substance and arrested. The other subject was field interviewed and released.
On August 16 at 10:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Gladys regarding a trespassing report. The victim was driving home when she observed a female exiting her front door, just as she drove into her driveway. The female suspect saw the resident and immediately began running. The suspect was apprehended and identified. The suspect was placed under arrest for trespassing into an unlocked residence. Nothing in the home was tampered with.
Criminal Threats / Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Suspects Arrested
On August 16 at 4:50 p.m., two male Hispanics were walking home in the 700 block of California, when they noticed they were being followed closely by three male, black suspects. While on California and Royal Oaks, the male, black suspects accosted the victims. The suspects had bricks and rocks in their hands as weapons. The victims feared for their safety so they began running toward their home. The three suspects threw the bricks and rocks at the victims hitting them. The suspects yelled that they were going to kill them and shoot them with a gun. The victims ran home, called the police for help, in fear for their lives. The victims were not members of any gang. The suspects were quickly apprehended by officers and after positive identification, were arrested. None of the three suspects had a gun.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Possession of Methamphetamine Pipe / Parole Hold – Suspect Arrested
On August 17 at 4:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of South Mayflower regarding a shooting. The witness observed a suspect shoot what he believed to be a BB gun at another male. The male who was shot jumped into a white pickup truck and fled the scene. The suspect was quickly detained by officers, and the BB gun was located. The suspect is on active parole, and a search revealed he was in possession of two methamphetamine pipes. The assault was over a dispute between the victim and a female, who had been outside the suspect's apartment arguing with each other. The victim drove himself to the Monrovia Police Department, where he was treated by Monrovia Fire for a wound to his lower back and was taken to a Hospital. The suspect was arrested.
Receiving / Concealing Stolen Property / Prowling on Private Property – Suspect Arrested
On August 18 at 2:59 a.m., a resident called to report he heard someone going into one of his vehicles, parked to the rear of 200 East Lemon. Officers responded and saw a male subject near the property. When officers tried contacting the suspect he fled and a foot pursuit followed. The suspect was located and detained. During a pat down search, several items were located on his person, that were later identified by two separate victims of vehicle thefts. Additional property was located but officers were unable to locate more victims. The suspect was also in possession of a stun gun/taser. He was arrested and taken into custody.
On August 18 at 8:26 a.m. a victim called to report a vehicle burglary. The victim parked vehicle her vehicle in the 600 block of South Myrtle. The victim stated the vehicle was locked, but windows were not all the way up. Unknown suspect(s) entered the locked vehicle and took victim's wallet. The Investigation is continuing.
- Brad Haugaard