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Monrovia Police: Overdose, Get Arrested; Heart Start; Stolen Gym Clothes; Inept Burglary Get-Away; Burglarizing Man in Custody


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for May 12-14. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Medical Assist / Warrant – One Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 8:42 a.m., Monrovia police and fire personnel responded to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington on the report of a subject having a seizure in one of the hotel rooms. It was determined that the subject had overdosed. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Several friends of the subject were present in the hotel room and were identified; one of subject was found to have a warrant and was arrested.

Violation of a Court Order – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 9:57 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Mayflower and Alta Vista when he observed a subject on a bicycle he recognized. The subject had a restraining order prohibiting him from the area. The officer detained the subject, as he was only 30 yards away from the protected person's residence. The officer confirmed the restraining order and arrested the subject.

Vehicle Burglary
May 13 at 6:34 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. An Unknown suspect smashed the window of a vehicle parked in the business parking lot. Two purses that were left in the vehicle were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Medical Assist
May 13 at 8:13 a.m., police received a call reporting a driver in a vehicle at Myrtle and Huntington was possibly having a heart attack. Responding officers arrived on scene quickly and checked the subject for a pulse, but did not find one. Officers applied an automated external defibrillator (AED). A shock was advised and delivered. A pulse was obtained. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics arrived and rendered aid to the subject. He was taken to a hospital for further treatment and was released later that day.

Commercial Burglary
May 13 at 11:47 a.m., a burglary was reported at a business in the 400 block of South Myrtle. The reporting party returned to the business in the morning and found the front door was unlocked. She noticed items were missing. There was an instructor at the business on Sunday, but it is unknown if door was left unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft From a Vehicle
May 13 at 11:58 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the police lobby on the report of a grand theft from a vehicle. The victim had parked his unlocked vehicle at the corner of Palm and Ivy in the evening. He returned to his vehicle the next day and found that his Titanium road bike was missing. The victim does not remember if he locked the vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
May 13 at 5:17 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. The victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot and went into the gym to work out. When she returned to her vehicle, she found the front passenger window smashed. A gym bag with clothing in it was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary / Conspiracy / Weapons Offense – Four Suspects Arrested
May 14 at 3:11 a.m., and officer was on patrol in the area of Magnolia and Huntington when he stopped a motorist for a modified exhaust violation. When the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled the odor of marijuana and observed metal knuckles on the rear floor board. The officer requested additional officers to assist and removed the four occupants from the vehicle. One of the occupants had a large hunting knife concealed in his pocket. Further investigation revealed unopened mail and electronics inside of the vehicle. The mail belonged to a victim who lives in the 500 block of North Alta Vista. The burglary had occurred minutes before the officer detained the suspects. The suspects were arrested and taken into custody. One of the suspects admitted to the burglary.

Vandalism
May 14 at 8:02 a.m., a business in the 1800 block of South California reported that someone wrote graffiti on the front door of the business sometime during the night. The graffiti was written on the front door of the business in black marker. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary – Suspect Arrested
May 15 at 3:39 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Norumbega regarding a burglary. The victim had just been released from police custody. When he returned home, he observed an acquaintance inside of his residence. The victim yelled at the suspect and he ran out of the back door holding the victim's cell phone charger. An officer responded and found the suspect one block away from the location. The suspect claimed he found the cell phone charger. Further investigation revealed the suspect knew the victim was arrested earlier and did not expect him to be released from custody yet. Fresh pry marks were located on the victim's back door. The suspect was arrested.

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