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Monrovia Police: DUI, Shoplifting, Threats, Etc

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 28-September 3. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events. 

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On August 28 at 4:37 p.m., dispatch received a call from the victim of a traffic collision, stating he was just rear ended by another driver at Huntington and Magnolia. When the other party exited his vehicle, the victim could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath. The driver went back inside his vehicle and fled the scene. The victim followed the vehicle until an officer arrived and stopped the vehicle at Baldwin in Arcadia. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for hit and run and driving under the influence of alcohol. 
Shoplifting / No-Bail Warrants
On August 28 at 10:18 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a female who had been denied a merchandise return and had concealed merchandise on her person. She was detained and was found to have two no-bail warrants for possession of stolen property. She was arrested and taken into custody. 

Vandalism / Graffiti Bounty Awarded to Witness – Suspect Arrested
On August 28 at 11:59 p.m., a witness called police to report two male subjects, about 16 to 18 years old, vandalizing the stop sign on the northwest corner of Lime and Jasmine. Officers arrived and detained the two subjects. They were positively identified by the witness and arrested; they were later released to their parents. The witness who reported the crime that led to the arrest of the suspects received $100.00 from the Police Department’s Stop Graffiti Bounty Program for reporting the crime. 

Utility Problem
On August 29 at 12:25 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Los Angeles regarding possible downed wires. A short time later, numerous signals on Huntington and Foothill from Shamrock to Fifth started going out. The power also went out in several residential areas. The power continued to go out throughout the afternoon. Edison sent out crews and eventually fixed the problem. 

Criminal Threats – Suspect Arrested
On August 29 at 5:41 p.m., a female victim and her friend ran into the police lobby stating her ex-boyfriend was following her and threatened to kill her and others. When officers ran out to the lobby, the suspect fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed. He drove northbound on Ivy and failed to stop for two stop signs. The Foothill Air Support helicopter was called for assistance. An officer located the suspect vehicle in the area of Foothill and Mountain, and conducted a high-risk stop. Further investigation revealed the victim had a restraining order against the boyfriend because he threatened to kill her prior to this incident. The suspect was taken into custody for criminal threats. 

Theft From a Vehicle
On September 2 at 2:27 a.m., police received a call from a witness reporting two male subjects running from a vehicle in the 600 block of West Colorado. The vehicle had its doors and trunk open and the subjects were wearing masks. The witness gave a suspect vehicle description, a white Chevrolet Cavalier, but the vehicle was not located. Officers conducted an area search and contacted the witness and then the victim. A few items were missing from the interior of the vehicle. There was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing. 

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