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Monrovia Police: Electricians Catch Robbery Suspect; Homeless Evicted from Roof of Church; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 17-19. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 439 service events, resulting in 87 investigations. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 2:14 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle traveling the wrong way down a one-way street in the 100 block of West Lime. The 19-year-old male driver was intoxicated. Field sobriety tests were conducted and he was determined to be DUI. He was arrested and taken into custody. He was later released on citation to appear in court. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 2:26 a.m., an officer stopped a blue Jeep in the 400 block of West Colorado for failing to stop for a stop sign. He approached the male driver and smelled a strong odor of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the male subject was determined to be DUI. He was arrested and taken into custody. He was later released on citation to appear in court. 

Altered Vehicle Registration Tabs / Outstanding Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 12:55 p.m., a parking control officer working in the field saw a vehicle displaying altered registration tabs. An officer responded, confirmed the tabs were altered and stored the vehicle. On March 18, the registered owner of the vehicle came to the police department to dispute the claim. When a computer check was run on the registered owner, the registered owner was found to have an outstanding warrant and was arrested. The registered owner admitted to driving the vehicle, but did not admit to altering the tabs. The vehicle has not been registered since 2006. 

Outstanding Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 8:50 p.m., an officer saw a subject he knew had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was standing at the corner of Foothill and Sunset. A computer check revealed the subject had a $30,000 warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court on a charge of being under the influence of narcotics. The subject was stopped and arrested for the warrant, then taken to the Monrovia Jail, where he was booked and will be housed until his court appearance. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 9:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of North Magnolia on the report of domestic violence. When they arrived, officers contacted the female victim outside the home. She said her husband had just come home intoxicated and began yelling at her. He pushed her to the ground and started punching her, causing open wound injuries. Officers contacted the male suspect, who denied hitting his wife. The paramedics examined the victim, and the male subject was arrested for domestic violence. 

Residential Burglary
March 19 at 1:58 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of North Mountain. The resident left the location at 10:00 a.m. that morning, securing the property. The housekeeper arrived at 1:05 p.m. and found the master bedroom had been ransacked. The loss appears to be mainly jewelry. The suspect(s) appear to have entered the home through a rear door. The investigation is continuing. 

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
March 19 at 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the report of a robbery that just occurred in the 900 block of West Huntington. The victim was having her nails done at a local salon and had hung her purse on the back of a chair where she was sitting. The suspect entered the business and asked for the manager. When the employee left to get the manager, the suspect grabbed the purse and ran out the door. An employee began to scream and an electrician working outside the business heard the screams. He tried to stop the suspect by grabbing him. The suspect struck the electrician. A second electrician working at the location jumped in to help. Together, they detained the suspect until officers arrived. The suspect was taken into custody and held for bail. 

Trespassing – Suspects Arrested
March 19 at 8:56 p.m., the pastor of a church in the 100 block at California called police to report two homeless subjects, one male and one female, camping on the roof of the church. Officers arrived and successfully removed the two subjects off the roof. They removed blankets and all of their property off the roof, as well. The two were placed under private person's arrest for trespassing and taken into custody. 

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