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Monrovia Police: Drugs, Stealing Copper, Stealing Cell Phones, Etc.


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

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events. 

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 5:53 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Shamrock and East Colorado, when he observed a known male subject standing in a park, clenching his fists open and closed, repeatedly, acting very nervous, and scanning the park. The officers contacted the subject and detained him. A second officer responded to assist. When he thought the officers were not looking, the subject attempted to toss a small bindle, which was later found to contain methamphetamine. Through investigation, the subject was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody. Upon searching the suspect, another bindle of methamphetamine was located on his person. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 6:26 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a park in the 300 block of North Grand Avenue on the report of possible drug activity. The officer located a male adult subject in the area and detained him. A computer check revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was arrested for the warrant. 

Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 8:42 p.m., an officer on patrol contacted a suspicious female in the area of Foothill & Madison. A subsequent investigation revealed the female to be in possession of methamphetamine and a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine. She also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The subject was arrested for the above listed charges. 

Receiving Stolen Property / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Conspiracy to Commit Theft / Identity Theft – Suspect Arrested
March 13 at 9:22 a.m., an officer was following up on search warrants he had written regarding a commercial burglary. His search led him to a hotel in Baldwin Park, where he located a female subject. During the contact, there was drug paraphernalia and items which were very likely stolen, in plain view. After a consent search, items were found indicating that the female at the location was an accomplice to the suspect in the case. The female was arrested and evidence was collected. 

Miscellaneous Theft From Metro Rail
March 13 at 10:03 a.m., unknown suspects stole 20 feet of negative return copper wire by cutting it from the ground near the Metro tracks and Mayflower sometime between March 12 at 3:30 p.m. and March 13 at 7:00 a.m. The suspects left behind a saw blade, box cutter and a work glove. The investigation is continuing. 

Theft of Cell Phones – Suspects Arrested
March 13 at 3:24 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the High School in the 800 block of West Colorado regarding stolen cell phones. Two female students left class with permission. They went to a locker room and located two backpacks that did not belong to them. They looked in the backpacks and removed two cell phones, one each. Other students observed them leaving the area, just prior to the victims returning. School staff located the two females and they still had the stolen phones in their possession. The suspects were arrested, taken into custody and later released on citation to their parents. 

Violation of a Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
March 13 at 7:42 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 300 block of South Myrtle and saw a subject he knew had a restraining order on file which prohibits him from being within 100 yards of the location he was at. The officer confirmed the restraining order and arrested the subject. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 14 at 1:29 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 500 block of South Myrtle and observed a motorist swerving on the roadway and failing to signal while making a turn. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and determined the driver to be driving under the influence. The driver was arrested. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 14 at 2:12 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 800 block of Wildrose and observed a motorist swerving in the roadway and failing to signal while making a turn. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and discovered the driver to be under the influence. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. 

Felony Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 14 at 4:12 a.m., officers were sent to the 800 block of West Walnut regarding a traffic collision involving injuries. The investigation revealed an intoxicated driver was attempting to drive away from the location and his friend was trying to prevent him from leaving. The friend was standing between the open driver’s door and the vehicle, when the driver suddenly accelerated and crashed into two unoccupied, parked vehicles. The friend was knocked to the ground and sustained head injuries. The driver sustained lacerations to his head and mouth. Both subjects were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The driver was arrested for DUI. 

Family Disturbance / Battery – Suspect Arrested
March 14 at 9:56 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 1000 block of South Mountain regarding a family disturbance. The investigation revealed that a battery to a dependant adult had occurred. The victim's adult son was arrested and Adult Protective Services was contacted. 

Disturbing Subjects / Drunk in Public – Suspects Arrested
March 14 at 11:02 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East Colorado on the report of two subjects fighting. Investigation revealed the subjects were not fighting, but were both extremely intoxicated. The subjects were arrested for being drunk in public and held for a sobering period. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 15 at 2:32 a.m., a vehicle was stopped for a vehicle code violation at Mountain and Evergreen. The investigation revealed the driver was driving under the influence and she was arrested and taken into custody. 

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
March 15 at 9:36 p.m., officers were called to the 200 block of East Evergreen regarding an intoxicated subject passed out in the grass. The officer determined that the subject was unable to care for himself. He was arrested for being drunk in public and held for sobering. 

Mental Evaluation
March 16 at 12:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to a location in the 400 block of Hurstview regarding a subject breaking out windows. The subject has been diagnosed as schizophrenic and was acting violent toward his parents and causing damage to the home. The subject was taken to a hospital and held for a 72-hour mental evaluation. 

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
March 16 at 1:06 a.m., an officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation at Madison and Foothill. The female occupant in the vehicle was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 16 at 3:27 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 500 block of West Huntington noticed a suspicious subject behind a stack of used tires. He stopped and contacted the subject. A computer check of the subject revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search of the subject’s vehicle uncovered over 200 gift cards that are being held for observation to determine if they are fraudulent or stolen. 

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