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Monrovia Police: Homeless Man Accused of Battery; Grease Fire; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 7-10. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events. 

Battery – Suspect Arrested
On August 7 at 6:49 p.m., an officer was contacted by a male subject who stated he was hit in the eye by a homeless person at a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle. The suspect was located and detained. The victim made a private person’s arrest for battery and the suspect was taken into custody. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
On August 9 at 2:45 a.m., an officer observed a male subject riding a bicycle without a headlamp. When the subject saw the officer, he sped up and rode into an alley behind a business, but he was quickly detained. The subject admitted to having drugs/methamphetamine in his pocket. A computer check revealed he also had outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested for possession and the two warrants. 

Fire Assist
On August 9 at 3:36 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 3300 block of Peck Road regarding a brush fire. Within minutes, the fire had spread to the yard of a nearby business. All employees were evacuated. Several cars caught fire and some palm trees burned. 

Fire Assist
On August 10 at 7:31 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting possible smoke from a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. An officer arrived and saw flames break through the roof over the kitchen area of the fast food business. The grease inside the vent caught fire. Monrovia Fire Department responded and put out the fire. There were no injuries. All employees were out of the building upon police arrival. 

Fire Assist
On August 10 at 12:17 p.m., Monrovia Fire Department requested assistance for traffic control in the 200 block of East Foothill. Monrovia, Arcadia and Los Angeles County Fire Departments were all at the scene, as the structure was three stories high. Arcadia Fire used their hydraulic ladder to gain access to the roof. The Monrovia Fire Department investigated for the source of smoke. 

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