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Monrovia Police: Vandal Caught on Video; Baby Cries, Car Crashes; Mental Evaluation; Drugs; Alcohol; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 5-8. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Suspicious Subject / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
February 5 at 9:46 a.m., residents in the 400 block of South Violet reported a suspicious male subject in the area, looking into vehicles. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, and after investigation, found he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.

Vehicle Burglary
February 5 at 10:00 a.m., a resident parked and locked his vehicle in front of his house in the 400 block of West Walnut, then went into his home. At 1:00 p.m., he went back out to his vehicle and saw that someone had shattered the rear window and stole his iPad from inside the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
February 5 at 3:49 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of Sky Way called police to report a burglary in progress at his neighbor’s house. He heard his neighbor’s house alarm activate and saw two males run out the front door and get into a small black Honda style vehicle, waiting on the street. The vehicle fled the area, driven by a female subject. Officers arrived quickly, along with the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, to search the area for the suspects, but no arrests were made. The suspects had shattered a rear door window to gain entry into the home, but it appears that nothing was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
February 5 at 4:12 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of Meadow Lane. The resident had left for work at 6:15 a.m. When he returned, he found that someone had broken into his home. Unknown suspects shattered a rear door window to gain entry and then ransacked the home, taking jewelry. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
February 5 at 7:21 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a female subject near the intersection of Huntington and Primrose that was smoking drugs. The officer arrived and located the subject. The investigation revealed the female was under the influence of a controlled substance and she was arrested.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
February 6 at 2:24 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Hillcrest and May when he observed a suspicious male kneeling down next to a parked vehicle. A female subject was behind the wheel of the vehicle and was speaking to the male subject. The officer contacted the subject and the investigation revealed the male subject was in possession of Heroine, Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Stalking / Felony Vandalism / Violation of Domestic Violence Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
February 6 at 6:00 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 1300 block of South Mayflower. The suspect has a domestic violence restraining order prohibiting him from coming onto the victim's property. After several suspicious vandalisms occurred, the victim installed a camera. The suspect could be seen on surveillance video breaking the victim’s window with a hammer. Officers went to the suspect's home in Glendora and were able to recover the clothes and sandals the suspect was wearing in the video and the claw hammer he used to break the window. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision
February 7 at 9:26 a.m., a male subject was driving in the 600 block of Montana and turned to look into the backseat to see why his one-year-old son was crying, causing his vehicle to swerve to the right. His vehicle collided into a parked vehicle, then spun out of control and overturned. The driver sustained head injuries, but was able to exit his vehicle and get his son out, prior to police arrival. The child did not have any visible injuries, but both father and son were taken to a hospital to be checked out.

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
February 7 at 3:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the front of a bar in the 400 block of south Myrtle, where a female was lying on the sidewalk. The officer arrived and located the female, who did not have any friends or family around, and was too intoxicated to care for her own safety. She was arrested for being drunk in public and held for sobering.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 7 at 4:55 p.m., a vehicle was reported to have collided into the guard rail on the 210 Freeway and then exited at Myrtle and was heading north. An officer located the vehicle and stopped it at Lime and Ivy, next to the Police Station. The driver was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspects Arrested
February 7, during the late evening hours, three separate suspects were arrested for driving under the influence. The stops were made in the area of Peck and Clarke, in the 900 block of South Magnolia, and in the area of Myrtle and the 210 Freeway. Two of the suspects were stopped for speeding and were found to be intoxicated. The other was stopped for driving with no headlights during hours of darkness and was found to be intoxicated. All three were arrested and taken into custody. Vehicle Burglary February 8 at 7:24 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of Norumbega. The victim parked and locked his 2003 Toyota at his apartment complex and went inside. When he returned to the vehicle, he found that unknown suspects had opened the vehicle and had stolen miscellaneous items. It is unknown how the suspects entered the vehicle, as there was no evidence of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

72-Hours Mental Evaluation
February 8 at 10:22 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of West Duarte Road phoned police to report her adult brother had beaten up their father. He was intoxicated and was breaking things in the home. Officers arrived, but the subject had fled the location on foot, jumping fences to get away. The father had been beaten up, but told officers he did not want to prosecute. Officers conducted an area search for the son, but he was not located.

The officers had left the scene, but were called back when the son returned to the location. When the officers approached the subject, he became combative and told officers to shoot and kill him. One of the officers announced he was going to deploy his Taser, and the subject stopped being combative and began a dialogue with the officers. He was eventually taken to a hospital by paramedics for treatment of injuries he sustained jumping over a fence to get away from officers.

At the hospital, the subject told the officers he had planned to get a knife from the kitchen and charge them, so they would have to shoot and kill him, but the officers arrived on scene before he could get the knife. The subject was placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.

Vehicle Burglary
February 8 at 4:48 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1800 block of South Peck Road. The victim reported that her vehicle had been broken into sometime within the past 10 hours. The back window to her vehicle had been shattered and items had been stolen from inside. The investigation is continuing.

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