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Monrovia Police: Dad Allegedly Whacks Son With Chair; Fight at Wedding Reception; Hitting Candy-Selling Teen; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Oct. 17-20. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Residential Burglary
October 17 at 3:30 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 600 block of Norumbega.  The victim left her residence at 2:30 p.m. and returned approximately an hour later.  When she returned, she discovered her front door had been pried open and the entire residence had been ransacked.  The loss is still undetermined at this time.  The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary / Petty Theft / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 8:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of West Huntington regarding a theft that had just occurred.  As the officers were arriving, a second business called reporting another theft that had just occurred, and the suspect description matched in both thefts.  The suspect was located and detained by police.  The suspect was carrying a backpack which contained stolen property from both stores.    He was also in possession of a methamphetamine pipe.  The suspect was positively identified and was arrested.

Vehicle Burglary
October 18 at 4:14 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 400 block of West Olive.  The victim’s vehicle was parked between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:45 a.m. When he returned to his vehicle the following morning, he discovered a tool missing from the trunk.  The investigation is continuing.

Attempt Residential Burglary
October 18 at 6:14 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Fifth regarding the report of a residential burglary.  The incident occurred on October 16, between 8:00 a.m. and 1200 p.m.  The victim found a window screen pulled back and the gates leading to the rear of the location were open.  The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 18 at 6:25 p.m., the manager of a business in the 800 block of West Huntington called to report her vehicle had been broken into between 3:00 and 6:20 p.m.  The victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot and left her purse inside the vehicle under the driver’s seat.  The rear driver side window was smashed and the victim's purse was taken.  The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Methamphetamine – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 1:56 a.m., officers on patrol in the 400 block South Myrtle observed two subjects sitting at a patio table behind a business in the dark.  One of the subjects had his phone, cigarettes and lighters on the table, and his hands were also on the table.  When the officers moved him from the table, they found he had been concealing several methamphetamine crystals with his hands.  The crystals tested positive for methamphetamine.  The suspect was arrested.  During the booking process at the jail, a search of the suspect revealed an additional plastic baggie containing about 5 grams of methamphetamine crystals which he had concealed on his person.  The subject was charged with possession of a controlled substance and bringing contraband into a jail facility.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 3:09 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle at Myrtle and Pamela for a traffic violation.  The driver was observed swerving over the line between lanes and then swerving back into his lane.  Upon further investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.

Assault – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 9:52 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Montana regarding disturbing subjects.  When they arrived, it was determined a father and son were having a verbal altercation, and the father struck the son on the head with a chair.  The son sustained a small cut on his left temple and a contusion on the left eye area.  He refused medical attention.  The father had been drinking and was arrested for assault.

Fight in Progress – Four Suspects Arrested
October 20 at 1:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 700 block of West Huntington regarding ten people fighting in the lobby.  The manager pointed out a female subject and told the officer she had started the fight during a wedding reception.  Other officers arrived and moved further into the lobby area, where people were still pushing each other.  Officers from Arcadia Police Department were requested to assist.  In all, three subjects, two males and one female, were arrested for public intoxication, and one female was arrested for delaying and obstructing an officer.  The lobby was cleared and the guests dispersed.

October 20 at 4:15 p.m., an assault incident was reported in the 100 block of West Foothill.  The victim was a 16-year-old male who was selling candy door-to-door.  He went into a business and was immediately told to leave and that he could not sell candy at the business.  As he left, he made a comment under his breath.  A coworker of the person the comment was directed at became angry and followed the victim outside. Once in the parking lot, he hit the victim three times in the face.  Witnesses began yelling at him to stop hitting the victim, and the suspect was pulled away by a coworker.  The case will be sent to the District Attorney for filing.

Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested                                                          
October 20 at 11:55 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 2600 block of California stopped a motorist for a minor traffic violation.  Further investigation revealed the motorist was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and three glass pipes.  The motorist was arrested and taken to jail for the above listed charges.

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