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Monrovia Police: Failed Fraud; Unlocked Truck Gone After Leaving Keys in Ignition; Fight; Car In Hole; Grand Theft Bike

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for May 7-10. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Felony Fraud – Suspect Arrested
May 7 at 12:28 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a suspect attempting to commit fraud. A male suspect entered a department store in the 500 block of West Huntington and opened a line of store credit using someone else's personal information, not his own. He had created a California DMV computer printout showing the fraudulent information. He then attempted to purchase store merchandise with the credit he had just fraudulently obtained; however, he was stopped by officers while in the act. The suspect was arrested for fraud and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
May 7 at 1:30 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 600 block of West Hillcrest. The victim parked his gray, 1990 Nissan pickup, but did not lock the doors. He left the key to the ignition in the center console, and then left the vehicle for approximately five minutes. When he returned to his truck, it was gone. Officers searched the area for the truck, but were unable to locate it. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
May 8 at 6:30 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1400 block of South Mountain. The female victim walked outside to her car, which was parked on the street, and discovered the rear window was shattered. Clothing items and shoes that were in the rear hatch area of her car were stolen from the vehicle. She did not see anyone around her vehicle or in the area when she discovered the theft. She said she had parked the vehicle there the night before at 9:00 p.m. and had locked the doors. The investigation is continuing.

Fight in Progress/Assault
May 8 at 8:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Lemon on the report of a fight in progress. When officers arrived, they found a male juvenile on the ground with swelling to his jaw and a laceration to his ear. The victim had apparently lost consciousness for a moment. The victim's father arrived on scene as the subject was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. The victim was treated at the hospital and released in stable condition. Through investigation, it was learned that this incident carried over from words being exchanged earlier in the day between the two subjects at school. The suspect is known to the victim by name. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 9 at 2:20 a.m., officers on patrol observed a motorist exceeding the posted speed limit at Myrtle and Longden. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and discovered the driver to be intoxicated. The officer arrested the driver for DUI and took him into custody. He was held for sobering.

Grand Theft Auto
May 9 at 7:30 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of Stedman. The victim had parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway at approximately 11:30 p.m. When he returned to the vehicle in the morning, it was gone. The vehicle is a tan, 1985, Toyota pickup. The investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
May 9 at 5:27 p.m., a driver was traveling west on Duarte Road in a construction area near Walker. She became confused by the cones and altered lane she was supposed to use. There was an open portion of road surface that was not yet completed. The driver drove her vehicle into the open portion of the street, causing minor damage to her vehicle. She was not injured. A tow truck had to remove her car from the opening, but she was able to drive her car away.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 10 at 2:07 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Primrose & Lemon when he saw a person on the street, staggering and showing signs of intoxication. The officer contacted the subject and confirmed he was, in fact, too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The officer arrested the subject for being drunk in public. The subject was held for sobering.

Grand Theft Bicycle – Suspect Arrested
May 10 at approximately 11:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West Foothill regarding the theft of a bicycle. The officers located a male suspect riding the bicycle in the 800 block of West Walnut. He was stopped and arrested for grand theft.

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