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Monrovia Police: Vehicle Tampering; Vehicle Burglary; Commercial Burglary


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 18-20. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 411 service events, During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 411 service events, resulting in 81 investigations.

Vehicle Tampering – Suspect Arrested
On August 18 at 7:35 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of East Olive on the report of a female subject found inside the resident’s vehicle. The owner of the vehicle said tools were missing from the van, but no tools were found on the female subject or near the area where the vehicle was parked. A light was left on in the vehicle, causing the battery to drain. The suspect was arrested for vehicle tampering.

Vehicle Burglary
On August 18 at 6:36 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a hotel parking lot in the 900 block of West Huntington. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the parking lot. When he returned to his vehicle, he found the rear seats had been stolen. There was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovered
On August 20 at 4:15 p.m., police recovered a stolen vehicle from Cypress and Magnolia. The vehicle was reported stolen on August 14 from a business parking lot in the 700 block of East Huntington. The investigation is continuing.Detective Bureau Follow-up

Commercial Burglary – One Count of Felony Burglary Filed Against Suspect
On May 6, 2014, officers investigated a commercial burglary at the location and recovered latent fingerprints. The prints were submitted, which identified a potential suspect who was already in custody on an unrelated case. The suspect was interviewed, but denied committing the crime. The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office, and one count of felony burglary was filed.

Commercial Burglary – One Suspect Arrested
In July of 2014, two suspects who were fired from a business entered the Home Depot in the 1600 bock of South Mountain and purchased items using their former employer’s business information. The employer recognized the suspects and contacted police. Detectives drove out to the cities of Riverside and Hemet, where they interviewed one of the suspects, who admitted to the crime. He was arrested and brought to Monrovia Police Department for booking. The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was obtained for the second suspect, who remains outstanding.

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