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Monrovia Police: Almost Fighting; Man Hits Wife; Domestic Violence; Home Intruder Arrested

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for November 19-22. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
On November 19 at 9:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding an intoxicated male lying on the grass. When officers arrived, they found several open and empty beer cans laying on the grass next to him. The officers determined the subject was intoxicated and could not care for himself. He was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody.

Fight in Progress
On November 19 at 9:37 p.m. officers responded to the 700 block of East Huntington regarding a fight in progress. Upon contacting both subjects they were squared off ready to fight. Through investigation, officers determined one subject was the aggressor and was arrested for challenging to fight.

Residential Robbery
On November 20 at 2:06 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of Monterey reported a subject pushed his way into their home holding a knife and overpowering the older male adult victim. The victim's son saw the attacker on top of his father and tackled the suspect. A violent fight ensued. The father saw another suspect at his door so he shut it and locked him out. The son overpowered the suspect, taking his knife away, and holding him down until police arrived. The suspect was arrested for robbery and taken into custody. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
On November 20 at 9:48 a.m. officers were dispatched to the corner of Lime and Mayflower regarding a male and female adult couple arguing. A resident in the area witnessed the male hit the female. When officers arrived, both subjects were detained and determined they were married. The female did not have visible injuries and did not complain of pain. After speaking with witnesses to the battery. The male subject was arrested for domestic battery and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On November 21 at 4:31 p.m. an officer was traveling east on Evergreen approaching Magnolia when he observed a motorist commit a traffic violation. The officer followed after the motorist and stopped the car at Mayflower and Duarte. The officer approached the male driver, who appeared intoxicated. Field sobriety tests were conducted the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and held for sobering.

Attempt Residential Burglary
On November 21 at 10:42 p.m., an officer was responded to the 300 block of Fowler. A The resident left the location around 5:00 p.m. and returned at 10:30 p.m. to discover two window screens were partially removed to the rear of the residence. No loss was discovered.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On November 21 at 12:42 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of West Foothill regarding a male and female adult couple arguing. When officers arrived, they learned the male had struck the female in the face causing an injury. The male suspect was arrested and taken into custody for domestic violence. An emergency protective order was obtained and served on the suspect.

Theft from a Vehicle
On November 22 at 10:57 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of Madeline regarding a theft from a vehicle. Through investigation it was determined that unknown suspects were searching through unlocked vehicles and taking miscellaneous items of opportunity. At this time seven victims have come forward to report theft from their vehicle. The majority of thefts occurred on Madeline and Norumbega. The investigation is continuing.


  1. Brad I have a question. Why is the police report plotter on the 800 s Monterey so different from the first posting of it just asking

    1. The first was a link to a Star-News story and this is the report from the Police Department. It may have been somewhat summarized for the blotter. I dunno.