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Monrovia Police: Fake Money; Stealing Cement; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 13-16. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events. 

Possession of Fictitious U.S. Currency / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
March 13 at 8:39 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of North Grand on the report of a suspicious white truck that had been driving up and down the street and was now stopped in the neighborhood. Officers arrived and saw three occupants in the truck, the driver walked out from a rear yard. The driver said he was in the area to purchase an engine from a friend that lived in the back house. A female passenger denied having any identification, but a consent search of the vehicle revealed her wallet containing $1,300.00 in fictitious U.S. currency. She also possessed a methamphetamine pipe. She was arrested and taken into custody. The Secret Service was contacted regarding the fictitious bills. The other occupants of the vehicle were released. 

Grand Theft Auto
March 14 at 7:42 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1900 block of South Peck Road. The vehicle is a four-door, white, 1994 Honda Accord and was stolen sometime overnight. The investigation is continuing. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle
March 14 at 1:27 p.m., parking control ran the license plate on a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lemon. It returned stolen out of Covina. The vehicle is a four-door, tan, 1994 Honda Accord. The investigation is continuing. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
March 14 at 5:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East Walnut regarding a male subject who was acting erratic. Officers arrived and located the subject in an alley by Shamrock. Their investigation revealed the subject was in possession of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe. He was arrested and taken into custody. Ex-Felon with a Gun / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspects Arrested March 14 at 10:47 p.m., dispatch received a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a residence in the 100 block of North May, with a possible dispute heard in the background. Officers arrived at the location and could hear a male and female arguing inside. When contacted, both subjects admitted to using cocaine and consented to a search of the residence. During the search, a stolen shotgun and methamphetamine was found. The male subject was determined to be an ex-felon. Both subjects were arrested. 

Foot Pursuit / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
March 15 at 10:25 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Bradbury and Orange saw a male subject on a bicycle with a satchel over his shoulder. The subject was acting suspicious, looking at every residence as he passed. The officer attempted to contact the subject, and as he pulled up behind the bicyclist and turned on his emergency lights, the subject quickly rode away. The subject dropped his bike and the satchel, and then jumped a fence. The officer ran after the subject and was able to detain him. The subject was found to have methamphetamine, along with burglary tools in the satchel. The suspect was arrested. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

Commercial Burglary – Suspects Arrested
March 15 at 2:45 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding three shoplifting suspects in custody, one male adult and two female juveniles. The three suspects walked into the store and began selecting merchandise. They went to the women’s department, where they concealed the merchandise in a blue leather purse one of the female suspects was carrying. After all the merchandise was in the purse, the females exited the store without paying for the merchandise. All three suspects were detained by loss prevention outside the store. Officers responded to the location and arrested the three suspects. 

Driving Under the Influence / Drunk in Public – Suspects Arrested
March 16 at 2:30 a.m., an officer stopped a driver in the area of Evergreen and Myrtle. After investigation, the female driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. The female passenger was also intoxicated and was arrested for being drunk in public. 

Residential Burglary
March 16 at 6:39 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 800 block of West Duarte Road. The neighbors called the victim because they noticed the doors at his residence were unsecured. The owner is in the process of fixing up the residence prior to moving in and the residence is vacant. It appears the suspects broke one of the garage door windows and unlatched the garage door. The suspect(s) then made entry into the residence and took tools and remodeling fixtures. The investigation is continuing. 

Petty Theft From a Vehicle – Suspect Arrested
March 16 at 9:25 p.m., an officer responded to a petty theft from a vehicle at a parking lot in the 1600 block of South Mountain. A male suspect was seen removing items from the bed of a truck in the parking lot. The suspect took bags of cement and power tools. The suspect then fled in a black Chevy Camaro. At 5:10 a.m., an officer from the Arcadia Police Department stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect for possession of stolen property.

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