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Monrovia Police: Missing Girl Found; Bike Rear-Ended; Store Catches Robbery Suspect; Stealing Hammers; Fighting; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 21-23. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 415 service events, resulting in 93 investigations.

Critical Missing Returned
March 21 at 6:31 p.m., detectives were contacted by the grandmother of a critical missing female juvenile. The granddaughter had taken her vehicle without permission. The grandmother reported that the missing juvenile had returned home. She was instructed to come into the station and contact an officer. Both subjects came into the police station as requested. The juvenile was counseled and taken out of the missing persons system.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
March 21 at 11:56 p.m., an officer witnessed a driver rearend a subject riding a bicycle with a utility trailer attached to the back of his bike. The rider was thrown to the pavement. The driver drove about 100 yards and stopped. When the officer pulled up to the scene, the driver fled. Monrovia Fire Department responded immediately, along with additional officers to assist the injured bicyclist. The officer was able to catch up to and stop the suspect driver at Duarte and Magnolia. The driver was arrested for felony hit and run. The bike rider was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
March 22 at 1:01 p.m., a male adult suspect entered a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain and concealed merchandise on his person. Loss prevention personnel detained the suspect and asked him to return the merchandise. The suspect agreed to return the merchandise if loss prevention would let him leave. Loss prevention told the suspect that would not happen and the suspect tried to flee with the merchandise. The store employee and the suspect struggled in front of the store on the ground until officers arrived. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody without further incident.

March 23 at 1:26 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at a school in the 900 block of E. Lemon. Upon checking the campus, officers discovered someone had broken into a school room. A rock had been thrown through a classroom window and an iPad was stolen, along with other miscellaneous items. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting/Providing False Information – Suspect Arrested
March 23 at 9:31 a.m., a male adult suspect attempted to steal two flashlights from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. He was detained by store loss prevention personnel. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody, as he had no identification. His prints returned later under a different name than he provided to officers. The crime of providing false information to an officer was added to his charges.

Shoplifting/Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 23 at 2:12 p.m., a male adult suspect walked into a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain with the intent of stealing two hammers so he could sell them. He walked out of the store and was followed by loss prevention. The suspect was detained by officers at Mountain and the 210 Freeway. He was also found to have an outstanding felony burglary warrant. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary
March 23 at 5:23 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 500 block of E. Lime. One of the offices in the building was left unlocked overnight. An unknown suspect entered the business and removed a laptop computer from an office area. The investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
March 23 at 7:21 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Chestnut and Ivy when he heard a subject yelling at people in the area. He contacted the subject, who had been drinking. The subject was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself and was arrested for public intoxication. He was held for a sobering period.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 23 at 7:29 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of E. Olive for a vehicle code violation. A computer check of the driver revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
March 23 at 8:35 p.m., staff at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a theft of electronics that had just occurred. The suspect exited the store with the stolen merchandise and went into another business. Officers arrived, waited for the suspect to exit the store and detained him. The stolen property was recovered and the suspect was arrested.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
March 24 at 2:18 a.m., officers responded to the report of disturbing subjects at a parking lot in the 400 block of W. Maple. Officers located two brothers that had been drinking and were fighting. One of the brothers was arrested for battery and taken into custody.

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