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Monrovia Police: Car Wash Crash With Injuries; Drunk Driving; Take Keys from Locker, Steal Car

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Highlighted Activity for February 12-15. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Injury Traffic Collision
February 13 at 3:41 p.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision involving multiple vehicles and victims at a car wash in the 900 block of East Huntington Drive. The collision involved an adult, male driver of a Toyota Camry who was attempting to exit an express car wash. The driver lost control of his vehicle and collided into four cars that were parked on the property. A 10-year-old boy was standing near the collision scene and was struck by one of the vehicles, knocking him to the ground. The boy sustained a head injury and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was listed in serious, but stable, condition. The boy’s 3-year-old sister was in a child restraint car seat inside the vehicle. She sustained minor bruising on her face and was also taken to a hospital for treatment. The mother of the two children was vacuuming the vehicle and sustained bruising on her upper body. She did not desire medical treatment at the scene.

During the course of this multi-vehicle collision, a white Toyota Rav-4 was also struck by the driver of the Toyota Camry. An adult woman was drying off this vehicle when it was struck, and she sustained injuries to the right side of her body. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She was listed in stable condition. The driver of the Toyota Camry sustained a minor injury to his nose. His 8-year-old son was in the back seat and complained of pain to his right arm. He was treated at the scene by paramedics. The driver of the Toyota Camry and his 8-year-old son were not taken to the hospital. There was no indication of alcohol or drugs related to this traffic collision.

The 10-year-old boy’s parents were contacted by police later in the week, and they reported that the child is home recovering and is doing well.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 14 at 12:55 a.m., an officer on patrol saw a vehicle run a red light in the 500 block of South Myrtle. The investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Hit and Run Injury Traffic Collision
February 14 at 5:22 p.m., an injury hit and run traffic collision was reported in the area of Huntington and Magnolia. A witness provided a description of the suspect vehicle as a Grey Volkswagen Jetta with major front end damage. Witnesses said the vehicle had Mexico plates. The suspect vehicle was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 15 at 1:55 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle in the area of Foothill and Primrose for making a right turn on a red against a posted sign. During the contact, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.

Grand Theft Auto
February 15 at 1:06 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of South Mountain regarding a vehicle theft that just occurred. The vehicle taken was a silver, 4-door, 2002 BMW. Further investigation revealed that the suspect entered a locker room and cut the victim's lock. He then took the victim’s backpack, which contained the victim’s car keys, from the locker and stole the victim’s vehicle from the parking lot. The investigation is continuing.

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