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Monrovia Police: Man Swipes 15 Pairs of Jeans and the Bag to Carry Them; He'll Steal More Beer Later; No Bomb At Monrovia High; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 6-8. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 383 service events, resulting in 62 investigations.

Commercial Burglary – Suspect Arrested
April 6 at 9:33 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington. An adult male subject entered the business and stole a Nike athletic bag that he had filled with 15 pairs of jeans. The suspect attempted to flee with the bag, but surrendered to loss prevention when he was stopped. The suspect was arrested and charged with commercial burglary.

Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
April 6 at 4:46 p.m., police responded to the report of a female subject sitting in front of a motel with a pistol under her sweater. Officers were deployed, they stopped traffic in the area and the Foothill Air Support helicopter arrived overhead for assistance. The female was then detained. No pistol was found on the subject, but a pipe for smoking methamphetamine was discovered in the female's property. She was arrested and taken into custody. 72-Hour Mental Evaluation April 6 at 11:38 p.m., a caller reported a female subject with no clothes on, running in the 100 block of West Foothill, attempting to flag people down on the street. Officers responded to the area and located the female. She was taken to a hospital and held for a 72-hour mental evaluation.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 10:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 400 block of East Duarte Road regarding a shoplifter. The suspect took two packs of beer from the store and fled the location, hiding around the corner. When he was discovered by officers, he had already consumed one can of beer. He told the officers he was going to steal more beer as soon as he was released from custody. The suspect was arrested and held on the likelihood of reoccurrence, pending his court appearance.

Vehicle Burglary
April 7 at 8:13 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 100 block of West Foothill. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the parking lot and went to work at one of the businesses. When he returned, he noticed the doors were still locked, but the inside of the vehicle had been ransacked. The suspect took a couple sports hats and a backpack that was inside the vehicle. A male and a female subject were seen near the vehicle at the time of the burglary. The investigation is continuing.

False Bomb Threat
April 8 at 8:55 a.m., a female subject called police and claimed a bomb was being placed in the gym at Monrovia High School in the 800 block of West Colorado. The Police Department response was coordinated with the school staff and the gym was immediately evacuated. The gym was thoroughly searched, but nothing suspicious was located. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
April 8 at 11:49 p.m., a grand theft was reported in the 500 block of Linwood. The victim left her iPad inside her vehicle, which was left unlocked. The investigation is continuing.

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