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Monrovia Police: Step In Front of Car, Demand $40; Computer Stolen From Library; 'Friend' Takes Her Car; Driving Drunk; Chasing Cars Both Hit Curb

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for January 7-10. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Attempt Grand Theft Auto
January 7 at 8:35 a.m., an attempt grand theft auto was reported in the 500 block of East Colorado. The victim parked his vehicle at the location overnight. When he returned to the vehicle at 7:00 a.m., he found the steering column was broken and the ignition was punched. The vehicle was not ransacked and nothing was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
January 7 at 10:48 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 900 block of West Duarte Road regarding a burglary. The owner had arrived at work to find the front window to the business shattered and cash had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
January 7 at 1:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the library in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding a theft. The victim was working on his computer in the library. He walked outside for a moment, leaving his computer on the table. When he returned, the computer was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
January 8 at 3:35 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 800 block of Colorado. The victim had a female friend stay at her home overnight. When she awoke in the morning, her friend and her vehicle were gone. The victim received a call from the friend saying she took the vehicle and would bring it back later. The victim demanded the vehicle be returned immediately, but the vehicle was not returned. A stolen vehicle report was completed and the vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle database. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
January 9 at 2:05 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the 2600 block of California. Through further investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated and was driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
January 9 at 4:26 a.m., dispatch received a call of a possible drunk driver in the area of Olive and Myrtle. Officers responded and located the vehicle stopped to the rear of a business in the 1600 block of South Shamrock. The officers determined the driver was intoxicated and was driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Traffic Collision/City Property Damage
January 9 at 11:44 p.m., officers responded to the area of Foothill and Madison on the report of a traffic collision. Two vehicles were following each other, heading west on Foothill. The first vehicle tried to turn south onto Madison, but was traveling too fast. The vehicle struck the curb, then hit a traffic signal pole and a planter. The second vehicle turned onto Madison and tried to avoid the first vehicle, striking the curb, also. The driver and passenger of the first vehicle were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were traveling to fast to make the turn. 

Traffic Collision (Vehicle vs. Pedestrian)
January 10 at 4:30 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at Huntington and Mayflower. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the victim arguing with the driver. The driver stated that she was stopped on northbound Mayflower at Huntington, ready to make a right turn. As she began her turn, the pedestrian stepped onto the street and was hit by the vehicle, which was traveling at approximately 2 miles per hour. The victim immediately approached the driver and asked her for forty dollars. The investigation is continuing.

1 comment:

  1. Step in front of car. Demand $140. Then you're a cop writing a ticket.