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Monrovia Police: Vehicle Rollover; Rubber Ducky of Meth; Woman Stabbed; Grand Theft Batteries; Etc.

 [Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for January 16-19. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Injury Traffic Collision
January 16 at 8:23 a.m., an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle rollover was reported in the 600 block of East Foothill.  Officers arrived and determined two vehicles were involved. The first vehicle was headed southbound on Poppy and the second was headed westbound on Foothill.  The first vehicle did not stop for the stop sign and broadsided the second vehicle, causing it to spin, roll onto one side, and then right itself.  The two drivers were taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

Criminal Threats – Suspect Arrested
January 16 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of El Dorado regarding a family disturbance.  When they arrived, they learned two brothers were involved in a fight inside their apartment.  The suspect armed himself with three knives from the kitchen and threatened to kill his brother.  The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Fire
January 17 at 3:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Highland Place along with Monrovia Fire Department personnel regarding a vehicle fire.  Upon the officer’s arrived, the fire had been extinguished by the owner of the vehicle.  It appeared that electrical wires touching the exhaust had caused the fire.

Residential Burglary
January 17 at 4:14 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of North Madison.  The resident secured the home prior to leaving her house at 7:00 a.m.that morning.  She returned around 4:00 p.m. and found the backdoor had been kicked open and someone had attempted to pry open the sliding door.  The home was ransacked, so the loss will be reported after the resident takes inventory of the home.  The investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
January 18 at 11:28 a.m., police received a call reporting a male subject possibly urinating or defecating in a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle.  Officers arrived and detained three subjects.  The caller also reported seeing the subject discard something by a tree.  Officers checked the area by the tree and located a methamphetamine pipe and a small rubber duck that contained methamphetamine that the suspect had discarded.  The suspect was arrested for the above listed charges.

Assault With a Deadly Weapon – Suspect Arrested
January 18 at 9:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of South Alta Vista regarding the welfare check of a male subject who was possibly stabbed.  The victim had reportedly been stabbed by his girlfriend at her residence in Monrovia.  The caller, who was in Pasadena, did not have an address, but identified the subjects and police were able to locate an address for the girlfriend.  The victim had called his friend in Pasadena and told him he had been stabbed by his girlfriend.  

Officers located the victim and suspect at the girlfriend’s residence in the 500 block of South Alta Vista.  The victim had been stabbed three times in the abdomen, had slash marks on his arms and chest, and a puncture wound on his back.  The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wounds, which do not appear to be life threatening.  The suspect and victim were both uncooperative with officers and gave conflicting information.  The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary – Suspects Arrested
January 19 at 5:23 p.m., police received a call from loss prevention personnel at a store in the 500 block of West Huntington reporting a female subject preparing to leave the store with merchandise without paying.  The suspect left the store and walked to a nearby business.  The loss prevention officer followed the suspect and saw her conceal merchandise from that store.  The loss prevention officer also saw the suspect make contact with two subjects in a vehicle in the parking lot, which he reported to police with a description of the vehicle.

Officers arrived, located the vehicle and detained two suspects. The officers then heard the security alarm of the second store go off, indicating someone had gone out the emergency doors to the south of the store.  They located the female suspect in the service alley and she was detained.  All subjects were arrested for burglary.

Grand Theft
January 19 at 6:40 p.m., a suspicious white van was reported in front of a residence in the 300 block of East Walnut.  The driver of the van was seen tampering with the electrical box for the residence.  The electrical box contained six backup batteries for the cable and telephone service.  The suspect left in the van prior to the officer’s arrival.  The officer determined the suspect bent back the sheet metal on the box and removed all six batteries.  The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
January 20 at 12:15 a.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 900 block of East Lemon.  The victim arrived home and discovered his house had been burglarized.  The suspect used a patio chair to stand on and gain access through a small bathroom window.  The suspect took jewelry, money, and then exited through the sliding door.  The investigation is continuing.

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