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Monrovia Police: Off His Meds; De-Mail Man; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 26 – March 1. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

72-Hour Mental Evaluation
February 26 at 5:35 p.m., police responded to the report of a male subject in his twenties, walking down Myrtle, talking to himself and holding a sharpened stick. He entered a local restaurant on Myrtle with the sharpened stick and continued to act in a bizarre manner. Police arrived and contacted the subject. He was determined to be off his required medication and a danger to himself and others. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics were summoned, as the subject began to complain of chest pains. He was taken to a hospital to be medically checked and held for 72-hour mental evaluation.

Outstanding Warrant – Suspect Arrest
February 26 at 8:00 a.m., an officer was sent to the 1200 block of South Myrtle on the report of a subject causing a disturbance. The officer contacted the subject and discovered he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody.

Outstanding Warrants / Mental Evaluation – Suspect Arrested
February 27 at 11:49 a.m., a male subject was reportedly removing mail from business mailboxes in the 500 block of South Myrtle and throwing the mail on the ground. He was also reportedly making vague threats to people in the downtown area of Monrovia. Officers responded and detained the subject. He had outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants, and then taken to a hospital, where he could be evaluated for his abnormal behavior and threats to harm people. He was held for 72-hour mental evaluation.

Outstanding Warrant – Suspect Arrested
February 27 at 3:42 p.m., an officer observed a male subject he recognized at the corner of Buena Vista and Huntington Drive in the City of Duarte. He believed the subject had an outstanding warrant. A computer check confirmed the subject did have a warrant for his arrest on a Monrovia Police Department case, with a bail set for $50,000.00. The officer detained and arrested the subject without incident.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
February 27 at 8:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 100 block of West Foothill Boulevard regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers detained several subjects in the parking lot. One subject was found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe and heroin. The suspect was arrested for the drug related offenses and taken into custody. No arrests were made in reference to the initial fight call.

Grand Theft Auto / Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Suspects Arrested
February 28 at 1:18 a.m., officers responded to a business complex in the 2600 block of California Avenue to investigate the report of a male subject in dark clothing walking around the complex. When officers arrived, they located two subjects and a motor home parked to the rear of the complex, hidden from the street and public view. Officers immediately checked the plate of the vehicle and it had been reported stolen. One of the suspects admitted to taking the vehicle. The second suspect was found to have checks on his person belonging to the victims of the stolen vehicle. Both suspects were arrested and the vehicle was returned to the victims.

Vehicle Burglary
February 28 at 3:41 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 400 block of West Central Avenue. A vehicle was broken into and a backpack with an iPad in it was stolen. Police were able to track the iPad to the 200 block of West Palm Avenue in Monrovia. Officers responded and began searching. They located a backpack matching the description of the stolen item in plain view inside the cab of a pickup truck. The victim responded to the location and confirmed the item was hers. The vehicle was taken to the Monrovia Police Department, where it was stored for evidence. A search warrant will be written to recover the property from the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Outstanding Warrant – Suspect Arrested
February 28 at 10:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a park in the 400 block of North Grand on the report of suspicious subjects loitering in the area. Upon contacting the subjects, one of them was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

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