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Monrovia Police: Swiping Mail; Drugs; Domestic Violence; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Sept. 19-22. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.  
Spousal Battery / Possession of Controlled Substance
September 19 at 11:45 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of South Madison.  The parties had been heard arguing for about an hour. After investigation, the officer determined the boyfriend had battered his girlfriend and left the area.  The boyfriend had been driven to the location by a friend and his belongings were still in the friend's vehicle parked on the street.  The officer walked to the vehicle and saw a medication bottle containing what appeared to be a controlled substance.  The driver of the vehicle was contacted and denied any knowledge of the medicine bottle and stated it belonged to the female's boyfriend.  The officer took possession of the medicine bottle.  The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 20 at 1:55 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and stopped the vehicle at Mountain and Evergreen.  Through investigation, the officer determined the driver was driving under the influence and he was arrested.  Marijuana was found in the vehicle during the inventory search.
Mail Theft – Suspect Arrested
September 20 at 1:02 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Jasmine called to report a subject taking his mail.  The resident was at a neighbor's house when he observed a male adult suspect enter his property and walk toward a rear house located on the same property.  The suspect returned holding a package.  The suspect then opened the resident's mailbox at the front residence and removed mail.  The resident confronted the suspect and he returned the mail and walked away on foot.  The resident called police.
Officers detained the suspect nearby and found he had two boxes containing new watches in his pants pockets.  During the investigation, a second package was located on the ground, nearby, which contained three unassembled high-capacity magazines for a firearm.  The subject was arrested.  The Postal Inspection Service was notified and they responded.  The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
September 20 at 3:25 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of West Palm.  The victim parked his 1994 Honda in front of his residence and discovered the vehicle was missing at 10:00 a.m. in the morning.  The investigation is continuing.
Possession of Smoking Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
September 21 at 1:06 a.m., officers on patrol in the 300 block of West Foothill located six subjects behind a business.  Alcohol was being consumed and a couple of marijuana pipes were at the location.  All subjects were identified and field interview cards were completed.  One female subject was arrested for a no-bail narcotics warrant out of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and a second female was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.  
Warrant / Possession of Methamphetamine – Suspect Arrested
September 21 at 12:33 p.m., an officer recognized a male subject riding a bicycle at Olive and Mayflower.  He had prior knowledge that the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  A computer check of the subject revealed the warrant was still outstanding and he was arrested by the officer.  During the search process, a small baggie of methamphetamine was found in one of the subjects socks.  He was charged with possession of methamphetamine and held in custody on the warrant.
Domestic Battery / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 21 at 9:38 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported in the 1300 block of South Alta Vista.  Officers arrived and found the male subject waiting outside.  The couple had been arguing over a number of issues.  The investigation revealed the male subject pushed the female, knocking her to the floor.  No injuries were claimed or visible.  The male subject was determined to be the aggressor and was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence and an outstanding warrant.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 22 at 3:22 a.m., a vehicle was stopped at Myrtle and Evergreen for a traffic violation.  The officer noticed the driver displayed signs of intoxication and conducted a field sobriety test.  The driver was determined to be under the influence and was arrested.
Domestic Violence / Criminal Threats
September 22 at 11:30 p.m., a female subject who lives in the 500 block of Fig called police to report that her boyfriend had just choked her and she was now hiding in her bedroom.  When officers arrived, the victim reported that she and her boyfriend had been arguing and it led to a physical altercation, with her boyfriend choking her and threatening to kill her if she phoned the police.  The boyfriend left the location before police arrived.  The investigation is continuing.
Violation of Court Order / Gang Injunction – Suspect Arrested
September 23 at 1:09 a.m., a caller reported three subjects fighting in the area of California and Monrovista.  When officers arrived, they located two subjects matching the description of the individuals reported.  Officers contacted the subjects.  One of the subjects had been served with the Gang Injunction and was in violation of the court order; the subject was arrested.  The second subject was identified and released.

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