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Monrovia Police: 12-Year-Old Skateboarder Hit; Hit and Run Suspect Arrested; Jumping on Car Hood

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 11-13. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 390 service events, resulting in 66 investigations.

Injury Traffic Collision
On August 11 at 7:12 p.m., a motorist struck a 12-year-old female riding a skateboard at Olive and Monterey. The skateboarder was riding in the street and the motorist did not see her. The juvenile was taken to a hospital for precautions and for complaint of pain to one of her legs.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision – Suspects Arrested
On August 11 at 5:57 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 600 block of South Alta Vista regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The victim heard a loud crash. She went outside and found her gray Isuza Rodeo had been hit and the suspect vehicle had fled the scene. A witness who had also heard the crash had walked down the street to Olive. He saw a white Acura Integra with damage and a flat tire parked on the street. He saw a male Hispanic subject standing near the vehicle looking at the flat tire. Another male Hispanic subject exited the vehicle and began looking at the tire. The witness went back to the scene of the collision and saw white paint transfer on the victim’s vehicle. He reported what he saw to the police. The officer located the vehicle on Olive, but the suspects were gone. He observed fresh damage and gray paint transfer on the vehicle. The vehicle was stored for investigation of being involved in a hit and run. Later, at around 9:00 p.m., the owner of the suspect vehicle and his father came into the police department to report the vehicle had been stolen. The owner had a story about how his vehicle was stolen, but his statements were conflicting. The owner eventually recanted his story and confessed to being involved in the hit and run collision. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Felony Vandalism in Progress – Suspects Arrested
On August 13 at 1:08 a.m., a female resident called police to report she could see four subjects jumping on the hood of her neighbor’s vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Alta Vista, just south of Montana. She gave a general description of the suspects, and officers responded and located them across the street from the damaged vehicle. The witness positively identified all four suspects, and they were all detained and arrested for felony vandalism. After interviewing the suspects and re-interviewing the witness, it was determined that only two of the four suspects were responsible for the crime, the other two subjects were released.

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