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Monrovia Police: Sleeping on the Roof; Green Dot Scam; Drugs and Alcohol

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for May 8-11. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Commercial Burglary
On May 8 at 11:05 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 100 block of South Myrtle. The reporting party left the location in the evening at about 11:30 p.m. She returned at 7:42 a.m. and found the interior of the business had been sprayed with a fire extinguisher. A flat screen television and computer equipment had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
May 8 at 10:03 p.m., a business in the 1600 block of South Myrtle called police to report a suspicious male subject loitering in front of the business. The employees were afraid the subject might be preparing to rob the business. An officer arrived and contacted the individual. The subject was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Suspicious Circumstances
May 8 at 11:32 p.m., police received a call reporting a suspicious male subject seen on the roof of a business. Officers responded and found a service ladder that accessed the roof. The Foothill Air Support helicopter was requested and advised that there were two subjects on the roof that appeared to be sleeping. Officers went onto the roof and located two local transients. They had several items on the roof and appeared to be using the roof as a shelter. Officers advised them that they could not be on the roof of the business. Attempts were made to identify and locate the owner of the business in order to obtain a no-trespass order and to secure the service ladder.

Green Dot Credit Card Scam
On May 9 at 12:20 p.m., a resident that lives in the 300 block of Norumbega called police to report a phone scam. An unknown suspect called the victim and claimed to be a Captain with the Las Vegas Police Department. He claimed the victim's son was in custody and told the victim they needed to purchase sixteen $500 Green Dot Reloadit Credit Cards to secure his son's release. The victim did not secure the credit cards and called the police. There was no loss in this incident.

Driving Under the Influence / No-Bail Warrant – Suspects Arrested
On May 9 at 6:49 p.m., a disturbance was reported at a business in the 400 block of West Foothill. The suspects left in their vehicle prior to officers arriving, but the vehicle was seen approaching the 210 Freeway. An officer stopped the vehicle and, through investigation, determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. The passenger had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. Both suspects were taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On May 9 at 9:36 p.m., a female subject was driving east on Foothill when the driver lost control and struck two parked vehicles. The front wheel came off the vehicle, but the driver continued on into the driveway of a condominium complex. She then struck two buildings with her vehicle, causing damage to the garages. Officers arrived and determined the driver was driving while under the influence. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
May 10 at 9:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Heather Heights on the report of a subject in dark clothing, possibly looking into vehicles. Officers arrived and saw a subject, matching the description, who claimed to be homeless. The officers determined the subject was under the influence of a controlled substance and he was arrested.

Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Possession of a Fixed-Blade Weapon
On May 11 at 11:56 p.m., an officer responded to the area of an elementary School in the 200 block of Jasmine. A male subject was seen jumping the locked chain-link fence, exiting the school. An officer arrived and located a male transient near the school. The subject was running toward him. When the subject saw the officer, he put his hands in the air and tossed a baggie of methamphetamine and a glass pipe onto the nearby front lawn of a residence. The officer detained the subject and, while conducting a pat-down search for weapons, discovered an easily accessible fixed-blade knife in the subject’s back pocket, which he admitted to using as a weapon for self defense. The subject was arrested for the above listed charges.

1 comment:

  1. interesting that every week a good deal of the police issues involve Library Park and/or people living in it.