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Monrovia Police: Grand Theft Bike; Security Video Leads to Arrest; Lots of Drunk Driving

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 2-5 . - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Grand Theft Bicycle – Suspect Arrested 
On October 2 at 7:17 p.m., police were alerted to a bicycle theft that occurred at a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain. The suspect was heading toward the city of Duarte. An officer responded to the area and located the suspect riding the stolen bicycle near Huntington and Buena Vista. The officer detained the suspect and recovered the bicycle. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Residential Burglary 
On October 3 at 1:13 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of West Colorado. The victim left her residence at 12:00 p.m. and was gone for approximately one hour. When she returned home, she found her residence unsecured and the inside had been ransacked. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary 
On October 3 at 1:39 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 200 block of North Mountain. The residents left the home at 8:00 a.m. and secured the doors. When they arrived home, they found a rear bedroom window had been smashed and jewelry was taken from two rooms. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested 
On October 3 at 11:04 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Magnolia and Olive when he observed a motorist committing several vehicle code violations. The officer stopped the motorist and discovered the female driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DUI and taken into custody, where she was held for sobering.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested 
On October 3 at 11:14 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Huntington observed a male subject crossing the intersection against a red traffic signal. The officer contacted the subject and discovered he had an outstanding warrant issued by the Alhambra Police Department. The subject was arrested for the warrant. Alhambra officers arrived and took custody of the subject for their warrant.

Felony Hit & Run Traffic Collision 
On October 4 at 4:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Grand to a hit & run traffic collision. Upon arrival, two occupants were found trapped inside of a vehicle. The suspect vehicle had fled the scene. Monrovia Fire Department responded and used firefighter extrication tools to remove the occupants. The occupants were both male juveniles and had sustained moderate to severe injuries. The driver of the victim vehicle was possibly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. The investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision Follow-up 
On October 4 at 10:05 a.m., officers were flagged down by an adult male subject in the 1200 block of Encino Avenue. The subject woke up this morning and discovered his red Ford Expedition had been damaged sometime during the night. He confronted his 16- year-old daughter about the damage. She appeared to have been drinking and said she did not know anything about it. Officers contacted the daughter and she admitted to using a shaved key the night before to take the vehicle and to being involved in a hit and run accident near Grand Park. After obtaining her statement, police stored the vehicle for evidence. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested 
On October 5 at 2:07 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Evergreen observed a vehicle traveling north on Myrtle strike a curb. He made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The female driver admitted to be intoxicated. Field sobriety tests revealed the driver was intoxicated; she was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary 
On October 5 at 12:28 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a hotel in the 1400 block of Monterey. The victim was conducting a seminar at the hotel. He left his laptop computer in the seminar room and went to the lobby to meet some clients. When he returned a short time later, his computer was gone. The victim called police and an officer responded. The officer viewed security video of the room and recognized the suspect in the video. The officer located the suspect on Monterey, recovered the computer and arrested the suspect for burglary.

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