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Monrovia Police: Driving Drunk With Cell Phone; 12-Year-Old Runs Into Street, Hit; Girlfriend Arrested for Domestic Violence; Cop Firefigher


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for December 21-27. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Vehicle Burglary
December 21 at 4:10 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of Poinsettia Avenue. The lock securing the doors on the bed of a utility truck were cut and miscellaneous power and cordless tools were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication/Warrant – Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 6:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to the rear of a business location in the 200 block of West Foothill regarding an ongoing problem of homeless persons sleeping on the property. A subject was located sleeping on the property. He was heavily intoxicated and unable to care for himself. A computer check revealed the subject also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested, held for a sobering period, and later released with a citation to appear in court.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of East Olive regarding a family disturbance between a husband and wife. The husband was intoxicated, but agreed to sleep in his vehicle for the night. As the officers were about to leave, the husband became uncooperative. Due to his high level of intoxication, he was arrested for being drunk in public. He was held for a sobering period and later released on a citation to appear in court.

Vehicle Burglary
December 22 at 7:52 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1300 block of South Alta Vista. The victim parked his vehicle in the carport of his secured apartment complex the night before. When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, he found the passenger window broken and his stereo missing. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
December 22 at 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of East Lemon regarding a traffic collision. The driver was traveling east on Lemon and reached for her cell phone, causing her to veer to the right and hit a parked vehicle. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and her vehicle was impounded. She was held for a sobering period and later released with a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Driving Under the Influence Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
December 22 at 10:30 p.m., officers were sent to the area of Foothill and Norumbega regarding a traffic collision. The driver was traveling south on Norumbega and failed to stop at the posted stop sign at Foothill. His vehicle traveled across all four lanes of traffic and collided into a parked vehicle. The driver demonstrated symptoms of being intoxicated and was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. The suspect was held for a sobering period and later released with a citation to appear in court.

Vehicle Burglary
December 23 at 7:52 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1300 block of South Alta Vista. The victim left his vehicle parked in the carport of his secured apartment complex in the evening. When he returned to his vehicle the next morning, he found the passenger window shattered and his stereo had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence
December 23 at 11:40 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of West Huntington on the report of an assault in progress. The subjects reportedly left the area on foot and headed south on Magnolia. Officers located the subjects in the 1400 block of South Magnolia. The subjects are boyfriend and girlfriend, and they were involved in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation. The female subject was arrested for domestic violence.

Weapon Offenses / Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
December 25 at 4:34 a.m., officers on patrol initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of East Colorado for a traffic violation. As a result of the stop, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for having a loaded pistol and narcotics in the vehicle.

Structure Fire/Arson
December 26 at 2:40 a.m., police and fire personnel responded to a structure fire at a private warehouse in the 300 block of West Chestnut used to store classic vehicles. Further investigation led officers to believe the fire began due to arson. One male adult family member was named as the suspect. The suspect committed suicide at his home in Glendale. The investigation is continuing.

Traffic Collision/Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
December 26 at 1:52 p.m., police responded to a traffic collision at Los Angeles & Ivy. A 12-year-old girl ran into the street and was struck by a vehicle. She sustained minor injuries, but complained of pain to her neck and back. She was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Vandalism
December 26 at 10:07 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 500 block of Diamond. A resident in the area reported graffiti spray painted on the side of his house. The investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
December 26 at 10:34 p.m., officers located graffiti in the 1800 block of South Myrtle. The officers noticed fresh graffiti all throughout the parking lot, windows and walls of buildings. The investigation is continuing.

Fire Assist
December 26 at 11:38 p.m., officers responded to the report of a fire next to a residence in the 500 block of Normubega. An officer arrived and located a tree and a trashcan that were on fire. The officer put out the fire with the fire extinguisher from his police unit.

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