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Monrovia Police: Street Racing; Handgun Robbery; Getting No Ride, Suspect Kicks a Car; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 6-9. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Robbery – Suspects Arrested
February 6 at 6:11 p.m., two juvenile suspects entered a business in the 700 block of East Huntington and stole markers. When loss prevention personnel confronted the suspects outside the store, one of the juveniles ran through the parking lot toward Shamrock and Huntington. The loss prevention officer grabbed the wrist of the second suspect to prevent him from running away, but the suspect opened a folding knife with his free hand and threatened the loss prevention officer. The second suspect fled southwest through the parking lot. Officers were responding and they detained both suspects. They were arrested and taken into custody. One of the juveniles was cited out to a parent and the second was taken to juvenile hall.

Felony Vandalism / Resisting & Delaying a Peace Officer / Possession of Marijuana – Suspect Arrested
February 7 at 9:45 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of West Walnut regarding a vandalism that just occurred. The suspect, angry over not being able to get a ride home to Baldwin Park, jumped on the hood of a vehicle. The hood was damaged and witnesses saw the suspect kick in the windshield. As officers were arriving, the suspect fled on foot. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter was requested to help locate and contain the suspect. The suspect was arrested after a short foot pursuit. The suspect was searched and was found to be in possession of marijuana. The victim, the registered owner of the vehicle, does not know the suspect.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
February 9 at 2:41 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting a hit and run that occurred on Montana and Myrtle. Two drivers were street racing. One of the drivers lost control and they crashed into each other. One of the drivers then removed the steering wheel from his vehicle and fled on foot. He was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Strong Armed Robbery
February 9 at 7:15 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 300 block of West Huntington on the report of a robbery that just occurred. The suspect was in line to make a small purchase. When he approached the cashier, he displayed a small handgun and demanded money. The cashier gave the suspect money from her register and the suspect got money out of the adjacent register. Witnesses described at least two additional suspects who appeared to be lookouts. The suspect(s) left the store on foot. An area check by patrol officers and the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter met with negative results. The investigation is continuing.

Critical Missing Found
February 10 at 4:40 a.m., dispatch received a call regarding a critical missing adult from a residence in the 200 block of West Colorado. A 19-year-old male subject with autism had walked away from a group home. A search of the area by staff members met with negative results. A staff member requested assistance from police. A search was begun and the subject was located in a nearby alley way and returned to the home.

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