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Monrovia Police: Attack With Tire Chain; Fake Paper Car Plates; Meth And Burglary; Spit In the Face; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 3-6. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Possession of Methamphetamine/No-Bail Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 3 at 7:04 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business parking lot in the 500 block of West Huntington Drive on the report of a suspicious male subject. Upon arrival, the suspect was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine. The suspect also had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. The officer arrested the suspect and took him into custody.

Residential Burglary/Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Suspect Arrested
September 3 at 7:53 p.m., two male subjects were involved in an argument in front of a residence in the 200 block of West Walnut. The suspect pulled a large tire chain from the backseat of his vehicle and chased the victim to his apartment. The victim ran inside his home and locked the door behind him. The suspect hit the door with his body, broke through the door and entered the victim’s apartment. He struck the victim several times with the chain, causing him to fall to the ground. The victim had visible injuries, but declined medical treatment. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. He was held pending his court appearance date.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
September 4 at 12:45 p.m., a parking control officer located a vehicle with paper plates that was illegally parked in the 200 block of South Madison. The parking control officer used the vehicle identification number to identify the registered owner and found the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Riverside. Paper plates were covering a license plate that did not belong to the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered and the investigation is continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 4 at 7:13 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Stedman regarding a disturbing subject. Upon contacting and identifying the subject, it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 4 at 10:10 p.m., officers on patrol in the 1900 block of South Peck Road stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. Upon contacting the occupants, the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody. He was held for sobering.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 5 at 2:20 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Huntington and Myrtle stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. He contacted the occupants and determined both to be under the influence of alcohol. The passenger was found to be intoxicated to the point of needing medical treatment. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence, taken into custody and held for sobering. The passenger was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

Grand Theft
September 6 at 9:43 a.m., a grand theft was reported in the 800 block of West Walnut. The victim phoned police to report the tailgate to his Toyota Tacoma had been stolen and the suspects replaced it with an older one. The investigation is continuing.

Receiving Stolen Property/Delaying and Obstructing a Peace Officer/Possession of Burglary Tools/Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 6 at 10:04 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at a business in the 1900 block of South Walker Avenue. When officers arrived, they saw a male suspect on a bicycle carrying a large spool of wiring, a circular saw, a sealed box, and he was wearing a backpack. When the officers approached, the suspect dropped his bike and fled on foot through the parking lot. He began to drop the items he was carrying, including the backpack. He sustained a laceration on his leg jumping a fence as he was fleeing.

Officers followed the suspect in their vehicles until he stopped and then detained him. The suspect did not have a valid answer as to how he obtained the property, some of which was later discovered to be stolen. He was treated on scene, but refused additional medical treatment. He was arrested and taken into custody. A search of the suspect revealed two baggies of methamphetamine found on his person and burglary tools were found in his backpack.

September 6 at 2:35 p.m., the manager of a business in the 600 block of West Huntington phoned to report two females were seen stealing merchandise and then attempting to return the stolen merchandise for a refund. When they were confronted by the manager, they became argumentative and spit in the manager’s face. The females left the store without a refund or the merchandise. The manager followed them to their vehicle and took pictures of the vehicle and the license plate. He then called police. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
September 6 at 4:12 p.m., a business in the 600 block of West Huntington called police to report a male suspect who was seen leaving the store with a child’s car seat without paying for the item. The suspect got into a vehicle and left the area. The investigation is continuing.

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