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Monrovia Police: Car Roll Over, Attempted Robbery, Shoplifting, Drugs, Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 27-30. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.

Theft from a Vehicle
On March 27 at 7:16 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of East Lemon regarding a vehicle theft.  The victim parked his unlocked vehicle in the driveway.  When he returned to the car the following morning the car had been ransacked and items had been scattered throughout the car. Unknown if there is a loss.

Commercial Burglary -Suspect Arrested
On March 27 at 4:13 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a burglary.  Loss prevention observed a male suspect inside the store, concealing items on his person.  The male suspect left the location and was followed to another business by loss prevention.  The suspect entered the restroom and was approached by Monrovia Police officers.  The suspect admitted taking the property and was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft from a Vehicle
On March 27 at 6:03 p.m., a victim came into the police department to report a theft from his vehicle.  The victim parked his unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of West Colorado.  When he returned he noticed his sunglasses were missing and his car ransacked. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested
On March 28 at 9:03 p.m. officers responded to the 400 block of West Huntington regarding a burglary.  A female suspect walked into a business with an empty backpack and selected merchandise, including a backpack.  The female suspect concealed the merchandise in her backpack and in the backpack she selected.  She left the location without paying for the merchandise and was stopped by loss prevention.  During a search of her property a controlled substance was located.  She was arrested for commercial burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested
On March 29 at 6:53 p.m., officers were investigating a theft in the 600 block of West Huntington when they observed a parked vehicle with what appeared to be a methamphetamine pipe and a baggie of methamphetamine displayed out in the open on the center console.  The officers were able to locate the owner of the vehicle who admitted the drugs belonged to him.  The suspect was arrested.

Attempt Robbery
On March 29 at 9:17 p.m., dispatch received a call of an attempt robbery in the 800 block of West Foothill.  The victim was exiting his residence and approaching his vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment complex.  He observed a male suspect inside his vehicle and confronted the suspect.  The suspect pulled out a knife and said he would take his vehicle, but then fled on foot to an awaiting vehicle.  The victim obtained a plate and officers searched the area, but could not find the suspects or the vehicle.  The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his late 30's or early 40's with a tattoo on his right eye area.  The investigation is continuing.

Under of the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested
On March 29 at 9:26 p.m., dispatch received multiple 911 calls from a subject in the 500 block of East Olive saying he needed protection. A subject was located and questioned.  During the questioning, the subject displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a stimulant.  The subject admitted smoking methamphetamine earlier and stated he had more in his apartment.  The subject gave officers consent to enter his apartment and retrieve the drugs.  The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - Suspect Arrested
On March 30 at 1:45 a.m., dispatch received a call from a business in the 100 block of West Foothill of a possible drunk driver, in the drive through.  Officers arrived and stopped the vehicle as it left the location.  During the investigation, it was determined that the driver was under the influence and was arrested.

Injury Traffic Collision
On March 30 at 1:59 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of South Mayflower regarding a vehicle rollover traffic collision.  Further investigation revealed the driver fell asleep and crashed into a parked vehicle, causing the vehicle to rollover.  The driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Property under Observation
On March 30 at 6:25 p.m., officers responded to 400 block of Stedman regarding a suspicious person loitering on the property and possible drug activity.   Officers arrived and detained a subject they suspected of committing vehicle burglaries and another female that lives at the residence.  Inside the open garage, officers noticed a pile off cell phones and drug paraphernalia.  An officer recognized property that looked like a sunglass case that was taken in a prior vehicle burglary. Officers searched the residence for additional stolen property.  Investigation is continuing.

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