[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 14-17. - Brad Haugaard]
Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.
On August 14 at 7:42 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Mary Wilcox Center in the 800 block of East Olive regarding a report of vandalism. Recently, juveniles have been seen on the roof of the building. While servicing the air conditioning unit, it was discovered that the radiator coils and aluminum housing had been vandalized. The estimated damage is $ 4000.00. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
On August 14 at 8:39 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 700 block of East Huntington. The vehicle is a brown Honda Accord, and it was stolen sometime after 6:00 p.m. The investigation is continuing.
On August 14 at 10:03 p.m., a female subject called police to report her boyfriend had sent text messages to her and to friends, asking them to say goodbye to all his friends. She also reported that he had attempted suicide in the past. Officers arrived at the location in the 200 block of West Maple. While officers tried to make contact at the front door, another officer pulled himself up on a wall to look through a window. He observed the subject attempting to hang himself; the subject’s face was flushed. Officers rushed into the location and were able to save the subject. They laid him on his back, allowing him to breathe. Paramedics arrived, treated the subject, and took him to a hospital. The subject was admitted and placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. If not for the quick actions of the officers in this incident, the subject may have ended his life.
Grand Theft Auto
On August 14 at 10:36 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a hotel parking lot in the 700 block of West Huntington. The vehicle is a truck and trailer with another vehicle inside the trailer. The vehicles were stolen sometime between 8:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The truck is a white, 2005 Ford F350 with New Mexico plates. It has an oversized bed with a large white fuel tank, metal box, and a faded NASA sticker in the center of the windshield. The trailer is 24 feet long and has a Wells Cargo decal on each side. Inside the trailer was a black, Chevy Chevelle, #14 race car, with pink color on both doors. All keys are accounted for and there were no physical signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
On August 14 at 10:40 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 400 block of West Huntington. At 4:00 p.m., the victim parked and locked her white Honda Civic in the parking lot and went into work. When she returned to the vehicle after work at 10:30 p.m., the vehicle was gone. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Violation of Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
On August 14 at 11:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of West Cypress regarding a male subject screaming, hitting walls and throwing things. When officers arrived, the subject had quieted down and was inside the residence. The officers contacted the subject at the door of his residence and could see a female inside the location. The officers asked if they could enter to check on the welfare of the female subject. The male subject allowed them into the residence. The subject was standing behind the door and seemed to be attempting to hide something in his pocket. Officers could see something bulging inside the subject’s pocket. A pat-down search of his person revealed a blue plastic container with several controlled substances inside. The subject said he was holding the container for someone else. Drug paraphernalia and a loaded rifle were located in plain site inside the location. A computer check revealed the male subject had been served with a criminal protective order and could not be in possession of firearms. He was arrested and taken into custody without further incident for the above listed charges.
Felony Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On August 15 at 3:50 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a restaurant in the 300 block of West Huntington. When they arrived, they recognized the male subject as a known gang member with an outstanding felony warrant. The officers confirmed the warrant and arrested the subject.
Burglary – Suspect Arrested
On August 15 at 4:27 p.m., a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police regarding a female suspect preparing to steal items from the store. Security watched the suspect enter the changing room with clothes and come out with no items. Officers set up outside the store and waited for the suspect to exit. The suspect was detained outside the store with the stolen items in her possession. The suspect was found to be in possession of a rental car key, and further investigation revealed possible stolen items and methamphetamine inside the rental vehicle. A computer check of the suspect also revealed she was wanted for a robbery in Orange County.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 15 at 9:09 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers stopped a vehicle at Shamrock and Huntington. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.
Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
On August 16 at 10:37 a.m., a witness called police to report that a male suspect spray painted a utility pole in the 900 block of California. The witness provided a description of the suspect. Officers responded to the area and detained the suspect, who was positively identified by the witness and was arrested. Officers found graffiti on city property on California, from Royal Oaks to Olive. The witness to this crime was given Monrovia Police Department’s Graffiti Bounty award of $100 for reporting vandalism which led to the arrest of the suspect.