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Monrovia Police: Pit Bull Attack; Armed Play Station Robbery; Knife Fight Over Love?

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

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Stolen Vehicle
On March 20 at 9:04 a.m., dispatch received a call from a business in the 1800 block of South Mountain regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported one of their company vans had been taken overnight. The vehicle was secured and all keys were accounted for. There were no signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

Dog Incident
On March 20 at 12:29 p.m., a Code Enforcement Officer observed a pit bull attack a dog that was being walked by a couple in the 300 block of East Lemon. Code Enforcement radioed for officers to respond. Officers responded and held the dog until Pasadena Humane could respond. Pasadena Humane Animal Control Officers arrived to handle the incident.

Suspicious Activity
On March 20 at 1:05 p.m., officers attempted to contact two suspicious subjects at a park in the 700 block of East Lemon. As the officers walked up to talk to the subjects, they ran and a foot pursuit ensued. During the foot pursuit, one of the subjects discarded a baggie of marijuana. A perimeter was established around the area and one of the subjects was located. The suspect who discarded the baggie was not located, but officers involved in the foot pursuit recognized the suspect. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Identity Theft / Possession of a Fictitious DMV Identification – Suspect Arrested
On March 20 at 3:18 p.m., a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain called police to report a shoplifter. Loss prevention contacted a female suspect who had concealed items on her person and left the store without paying. Officers arrived and determined the suspect was also in possession of a fake driver’s license. She did not have any other identification on her. She was arrested and taken into custody. During the booking process, an additional ID with someone else’s name was located.

Armed Robbery
On March 20 at 3:45 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 300 block of West Huntington on the report of a robbery. A male suspect walked into the store and produced a handgun. He demanded a Play Station and the cash in the register. He then ordered the employee to walk to the back of the store and he fled the location. He fled in a four-door vehicle, possibly grey. The suspect is described as a male White, 5'8", average build, 38-42 years old, green eyes, and clean shaven. He was wearing a blue hat, "security" button down shirt, grey jeans, and possibly white sneakers. The investigation is continuing.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
On March 21 at 11:05 p.m., a caller reported he was the victim of a robbery in the 300 block of West Cypress and that he had been stabbed. He reported that there were three suspects. Officers arrived and upon investigation, determined that the victim was not robbed and that the victim and the suspect have a love interest in common. The victim and suspect actually stabbed each other during an altercation. Both victim and suspect received non-life-threatening stab wounds and were treated at a hospital. The two outstanding suspects have been identified and the investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On March 22 at 2:10 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of South Ivy regarding a hit and run traffic collision. A female claimed she was the victim of a hit and run. A description and the direction of travel of the suspect vehicle were relayed to field officers. A citizen volunteer happened on the vehicle at California and Hurstview and called for assistance. The female driver was stopped and detained for hit and run and drunk driving. The driver and passenger were arrested.

Vehicle Burglary
On March 21 at 8:01 a.m., dispatch received a call regarding a vehicle burglary in the 700 block of West Huntington. The victim parked and locked his Chevy Tahoe in the rear parking lot of a hotel. When he returned late the next morning, the doors were unlocked and the third row seat was missing. A large sum of cash was also taken from the console. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
On March 21 at 9:10 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East Lime regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim found two suspects in her vehicle when she returned from the movies. She confronted the suspect in the driver’s seat. He gave her two purses and headphones he had taken from the vehicle. The suspects then fled. Based on the descriptions of the suspects, the officers were able to identify one of the suspects as a local homeless person. The suspect was found a short time later and confessed to being in the car, but would not identify his partner. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On March 23 at 3:32 a.m., an officer was patrolling in the 1600 block of South Mountain when he observed a motorist run a red traffic light. The investigation revealed the motorist was driving while under the influence of a controlled substance and was in possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia. The motorist also had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

1 comment:

  1. Why is there always a vehicle burglary at a hotel in the 700 block of West Huntington. Maybe if the guests knew about this they would book their rooms somewhere else.