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Monrovia Police: Threats Against Girlfriend; Swipe and Return; Assault with Toy Truck; Thefts from Vehicles; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 20-23. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspects Arrested
February 20 at 3:40 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 300 block of Genoa when he located a stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle went westbound on Genoa and the occupants exited the truck and ran. They ran south between two apartment buildings. An officer located the suspects in a parking garage and ordered them to stop, but they decided to run. Both were detained in the rear of the building and arrested.

Theft From a Vehicle
February 20 at 12:23 p.m., police received a call reporting a theft from a vehicle in the 200 block of North Encinitas. The victim had miscellaneous clothing items stolen from two of his cars. Both vehicles had been left unlocked in the driveway. The investigation is continuing.

Criminal Threats – Suspect Arrested
February 20 at 9:43 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Foothill regarding a family disturbance. The male suspect was intoxicated and forced entry into his girlfriend's bedroom, threatening to harm her. The suspect left several voice messages threatening to kill the victim. The suspect was arrested for Criminal Threats and taken into custody, where he was held pending his court appearance.

Petty Theft - Suspect Arrested 
February 21 at 4:31 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report a suspect making a fraudulent return. The suspect entered the store, selected an item, and then went to the return desk and returned the item for cash without paying for the item. The loss prevention officer observed the suspect making the fraudulent return and waited until the transaction was completed. The suspect then went to the jewelry department. Officers arrived and the suspect was arrested.

Theft From a Vehicle
February 21 at 5:32 p.m., the victim of a theft from her vehicle came into the police department to report the crime. The incident occurred in the 500 block of East Lime sometime overnight. The vehicle was left unlocked and the victim’s wallet and passport were stolen from the center console. Charges had already been made on her credit cards. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 22 at 7:21 a.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a vehicle with front end collision damage heading east on Duarte from 4th Street. Officers arrived and located the vehicle. After investigation, the male driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. The driver could not recall what he had collided into to cause the damage to his vehicle. An area check was conducted, but no signs of a collision were located.

Thefts From Vehicles / Vehicle Burglary
February 22 in the early morning, three thefts from a vehicle and one vehicle burglary were reported to police. The incidents occurred in the 800 block of Crescent, the 800 block of West Foothill, and the 600 block of East Lemon. In three of the incidents the vehicles were left unlocked and in one a window was smashed to gain entry. In all four incidents valuables were taken that were left in the vehicles.

Theft From a Vehicle
February 23 at 9:30 a.m., police received a call reporting a theft from a vehicle in the 900 block of West Huntington. The victim parked his vehicle in a hotel parking lot and secured it. He returned to his vehicle the following morning and found the back seats missing. The lift gate rear window had not been locked. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
February 23 at 10:10 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West Duarte Road regarding a report of domestic violence. The female suspect and male victim have been living together for many years and have two children together. The suspect threw a toy truck at the victim, bit him, pushed and slapped him, and then broke a glass picture frame over his head. She was arrested for domestic battery and taken into custody.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Methamphetamine - Suspect Arrested
February 24 at 2:30 a.m., a male subject called police to report his girlfriend had just left the residence and was on her way to Foothill and Grand. He told police that she was pregnant and was under the influence of heroin. An officer located and detained the female subject at Grand and Foothill. She was determined not to be under the influence of drugs and said she was trying to get away from the male suspect. While the officer was talking to the female, the male suspect arrived. His actions indicated and officers determined him to be under the influence of drugs. He was arrested. He told the officer he was bringing the female subject's methamphetamine to her. He was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, which was added to his charges.

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