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Monrovia Police: 16 Victims of BB Gun Window Breaker; Checking Out Mailboxes; Vehicle Theft; Burglaries

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for December 17-20. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Vehicle Burglary
On December 17 at 9:51 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 900 block of West Huntington reporting a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his vehicle in the parking lot last night and returned this morning to find the rear passenger window smashed. The suspects did not take anything from the vehicle. The vehicle was parked outside of the hotel. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
On December 17 at 11:51 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of South Magnolia regarding a residential burglary. The victim left his residence unsecured at 11:15 a.m. and returned home at noon. When the victim entered his residence, he observed his computer was missing. When he looked into his room, he saw his bedroom window was pushed open and his jewelry was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
On December 17 at 6:49 p.m., a resident called to report his vehicle was stolen from the 200 block of West Cherry. The victim parked his vehicle in from of his residence at 9:15 a.m. He returned to his vehicle at 6:35 p.m. and discovered it missing. The vehicle is described as a silver, Toyota, Rav. The investigation is continuing.

Vandalism – Suspects Arrested
On December 19 at 10:45 a.m., officers responded to several calls over the past couple of days of unknown suspect(s) using a BB-gun to shoot out vehicle’s windows in the cities of Monrovia & Arcadia. Monrovia Police Department has identified at least 16 confirmed victims. During one of the incidents in Arcadia, a witness wrote down the suspect vehicle license plate and was reported to the Arcadia Police Department. The registered owner of the suspect vehicle is a Monrovia resident. Officers from Monrovia and Arcadia Police Department went to the registered owners address in an attempt to identify the vandalism suspect(s). A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of two juvenile suspects. After the booking process, the two juveniles were released to their parents on citations. The parents were very cooperative during the investigation and assisted Monrovia Police Department in recovering the BB-gun used during the vandalisms. One additional suspect was identified. He is an adult and charges will be submitted to the District Attorney for review. The investigation is continuing.

Forgery / Mail Tampering / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
On December 19 at 11:10 a.m., dispatch received a telephone call regarding a male and female suspect walking south in the 1600 block of California, while looking through mailboxes. An officer responded to the location and detained both suspects. A computer check revealed one of the suspects had an outstanding warrant and was placed under arrest. A subsequent investigation revealed the suspects to be in possession of stolen mail, including a stolen check, which they intended to fraudulently cash. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Monrovia Jail for booking.

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