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Monrovia Police: Burglary from Vehicles; Driving Without Tire ... While Drunk; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 3-5. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 330 service events, resulting in 57 investigations.

Petty Theft from a Vehicle
February 3 at 6:05 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of Violet. The victim left the vehicle unlocked and unknown suspect(s) entered and took a radio and a set of keys that were left in the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 3 at 11:50 p.m., a security guard in a parking lot in the 200 block of East Huntington saw three subjects wearing hooded sweatshirts walking away from his vehicle. He went to his vehicle and discovered someone had broken into it and had taken a GPS. He called police and an area check was made for the suspects, but they were not located. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 4 at 6:30 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block of West Huntington. The victim parked his vehicle in a restaurant parking lot, locked the doors, and went into the restaurant to eat. When he returned to his vehicle, he discovered one of the rear windows was shattered and his backpack containing school supplies had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested 
February 4 at 8:45 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle heading south on Alta Vista that failed to yield for traffic on Foothill. The officer followed the vehicle and saw it swerving into the opposing lane of traffic. He immediately stopped the vehicle, approached the driver and could smell a strong odor of alcohol. The officer conducted field sobriety tests and determined the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested 
February 5 at 7:23 p.m., a solo female driver was traveling west on Foothill and made an unsafe left turn onto Violet, striking an oncoming vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. That vehicle spun out of control and struck another vehicle. The female driver fled the scene in her vehicle, heading south on Violet; however, she was now missing a tire and her vehicle was grinding its metal wheel into the pavement. She made it all the way to Violet and Colorado, where she was stopped by police. Field sobriety tests were conducted and it was determined that the female was too intoxicated to drive a vehicle safely. She was arrested for Hit and Run and Driving Under the Influence. No one was injured in the collision.

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