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Monrovia Police: Man Run Over By His Accomplice During Meth Bust; Catalytic Converter Stolen; Burglaries

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 17-19. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 417 service events, During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 417 service events, resulting in 85 investigations.

Injury Traffic Collision
August 17 at 1:15 p.m., an injury traffic collision was reported at California and Evergreen. A driver turned in front of an oncoming vehicle and was broadsided. The airbags deployed in the driver’s vehicle. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Grand Theft
August 18 at 11:10 a.m., the theft of a catalytic converter was reported in the 500 block of West Duarte Road. The victim went to the vehicle to go to work and realized the catalytic converter had been removed sometime over the previous 10 hours. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery/Transportation of Narcotics for Sales – Suspects Arrested
August 19 at 12:10 p.m., police were notified of a suspicious vehicle traveling north in the 2000 block of South Myrtle. They located a vehicle matching the description at Myrtle and Huntington. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the male driver, along with his two male passengers, evaded officers by traveling at a high rate of speed west on Huntington Drive. They were forced to stop on Huntington due to traffic at a red light. When they stopped, the two passengers exited the vehicle and laid face down in the street. Once the traffic cleared, the driver accelerated forward, running over the leg of one of his passengers. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter followed the suspect vehicle to where it collided into a wall at a dead end in the 500 block of West Olive Avenue. The driver threw a black backpack out of the vehicle and then gave up. Officers recovered the bag, which contained a large quantity of methamphetamine and liquid GHB. The driver admitted he and the passengers were transporting the narcotics to sell.

The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was charged with possession of narcotics for sale, felony hit and run, felony evading, and driving a stolen vehicle, as well as having a no-bail felony warrant. A warrant was obtained to search the vehicle. Officers located an additional large quantity of methamphetamine in the trunk of the vehicle inside luggage. The injured passenger told police that the luggage belonged to the non-injured passenger. The non-injured passenger was charged with possession of narcotics for sale. The injured passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment and will not be charged at this time.

Residential Burglary
August 19 at 11:26 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 600 block of Shady Oaks. The victim left the house at 5:30 p.m. to do errands and have dinner, and thought the front door was locked. When the victim returned home at around 11:20 p.m., they found the front door unlocked and two upstairs bedrooms ransacked. The loss is undetermined at this time. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. This investigation is continuing

Residential Burglary
August 19 at 11:47 p.m., officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 300 block of North Grand Avenue. The victim left home at 5:00 p.m. and locked the front door. When they returned home at around 11:30 p.m., they discovered the front door open and the window next to the door had been shattered. A video game console was taken, along with several video games. The investigation is continuing.

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