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Monrovia Police: Bath Salts and Ice Cream; Assault With Paint Can Opener; Fake Firearm; Arrest in Machete Robbery

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 10-12. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 439 service events, During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 439 service events, resulting in 73 investigations.

Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 10 at 1:51 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of South Violet called police and reported a suspect inside a neighbor's house. The suspect was seen leaving the residence holding a tub of ice cream, which he was eating with a spoon. The suspect was reportedly going door-to-door, trying doorknobs to see if he could gain entrance. Officers responded along with the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, which helped direct officers to the suspect. The suspect had entered several homes ending up at a residence in the 400 block of South Sunset. While officers were checking the rear of the location, the suspect exited the home but would not comply with the officer’s commands. The suspect appeared to be under the influence and took aggressive steps toward the officers. The officers hit the suspect with a beanbag round in an attempt to get him to comply, and the suspect fled back into the residence. Containment of the area was established and Monrovia High School was placed on lockdown by the district as the residence backs up to the school. After a 45 minute standoff, the suspect eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody. He was evaluated by paramedics and taken to a hospital for clearance. The suspect told officers he was under the influence of bath salts. He was later released, brought to Monrovia Police Department for booking, and then taken Los Angeles County Jail for housing.

Burglary / Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
March 10 at 3:45 p.m., police responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain. A subject was seen entering the men’s restroom with a can of computer dust cleaner. A loss prevention officer walked in and saw the subject was inhaling the substance. Loss Prevention officers followed the subject as he exited the store. As the suspect exited the store, he noticed loss prevention following him. Before they could detain him, he smashed a passing vehicle's window and then pulled out a paint can opener and threatened to stab the loss prevention officers, who then grabbed acrowbar to protect themselves. They tried to stop the subject, but he fled the location. He was stopped by the responding officers a block away and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
March 11 at 7:40 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Seymour Place reported a vehicle burglary. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window on the vehicle and stole items from inside. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
March 11 at 10:14 a.m., a victim came into the police department to report a vehicle burglary. The victim believes the burglary occurred the day prior while he was parked in a business parking lot in the 500 block of West Huntington. The victim parked his vehicle in the lot and went into a restaurant to eat. He believes unknown suspect(s) went into the vehicle, opened the trunk of the vehicle and his tools from the trunk. The victim does not remember if he locked the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
March 11 at 2:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the police department lobby on the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim parked her vehicle at her residence in the 200 block of East Lemon. She reported that someone entered her vehicle and took her purse, which she had left on the floorboard of the vehicle under a sweatshirt. She found her purse in the trashcan behind her home. The purse had been emptied out on the ground by the trashcan and her identification was missing from the purse.

Theft from an Unlocked Vehicle
March 11 at 4:15 p.m., a resident from the 100 block of North May Avenue reported a theft from his vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle overnight and took the victim’s wallet, which he had left inside.

Commercial Burglary
March 11 at 5:00 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington phoned police to report a female suspect inside the store, concealing items into her purse and on her person. She emptied the contents of her purse before leaving, but fled the store with the items concealed on her person. She was detained outside the store by responding officers and arrested for burglary.

Brandishing a Replica Firearm – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 1:00 a.m., security from a bar in the 300 block of South Myrtle called police to report that a 21-year-old male subject had brandished a black handgun at them and yelled at them for no apparent reason. The suspect was last seen entering a bar in the 400 block of South Myrtle. Officers arrived at the location, surrounded the bar and located the suspect in the rear alley. He appeared to drop something in the shadows of the alley when officers told him to stop. The officers detained him and recovered the gun on the ground next to him. It was a black, metal, Airsoft pellet gun, which had the red tip removed. After the suspect was positively identified by the victim, he was arrested for brandishing a replica firearm.

Criminal Threats / Obstructing or Resisting Officers with Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 10:36 p.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 800 block of West Walnut regarding a 16-year-old male juvenile who had been making threats to kill his family members, as well as punching holes in his bedroom wall. When officers arrived and attempted to speak with the juvenile, he yelled obscenities at them and became physically violent toward them. A struggle ensued during the attempt to arrest the juvenile for criminal threats, but the officers were able to detain the juvenile and took him into custody. Both of the officers sustained injuries during the altercation due to the juvenile flailing around so violently. The juvenile was arrested and taken to Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall, where he will be held until his appearance. During the altercation with the 16-year-old male, one of his sisters outside of the room had to be taken into custody to keep her from entering the room. She refused to cooperate with officers and began yelling obscenities at assisting officers.

Wanted Persons Arrest for Robbery
March 13 at 12:59 a.m., sheriff's deputies stopped a suspicious male subject at Buena Vista and Central. A computer check revealed he was wanted by the Monrovia Police Department for robbery. Monrovia officers responded and took custody of the suspect. The suspect was wanted for a robbery that occurred at a park in the 800 block of East Olive on November 10, 2013. Several suspects had approached the victims at the park. One of the suspects threatened the victim’s with a machete and they took a computer and one of the victim’s wallets and fled the area.


  1. How lazy can people be to leave their purses and wallets inside their cars?

  2. people are also lazy to lounge in their homes while a man on bath salts with felony arrest and two other priors from this year alone must use violent force just to get what he feels intitled. it's everyone else's fault but the baddies.