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Monrovia Police: Possible Suicide Prevented; Stolen Vehicle Recovered


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Highlighted Activity for May 18-20. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 396 service events, During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 396 service events, resulting in 55 investigations.

Suicidal Subject / 72 Hour Mental Evaluation
On May 18 at 4:22 a.m., a female called and said her ex-boyfriend threatened he would jump off a cliff "up on Myrtle" if she did not come to see him. The female caller was on her way in from Pomona. All available officers checked areas where the two have visited in the past, but were unable to locate him. The suicidal subject continued to call the female while she was driving to Monrovia. The subject told the female to meet him in the 100 block of West Colorado, parking structure. Officers surrounded the area and walked in on foot. An officer observed the subject run into the stairwell where he was detained. The subject was checked by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and transported to a hospital where he was held for a 72 hour mental evaluation.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle
On May 19 at 10:30 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of West Hillcrest called to report a vehicle with the engine still running was parked at the curb. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Pasadena on May 18. The ignition housing was damaged. The owner was notified and the vehicle was released.

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