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Monrovia Police: Bloodhound Helps Find Lost Man; Arrest in Assault With Car; Burglar Switches Off Power; Stealing From Porch; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for Highlighted Activity for April 11-17. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Grand Theft
April 11 at 8:56 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Canyon called to report a theft from his vehicle. The victim parked his vehicle in front of his residence the night before, and when he returned to the vehicle the next morning, he found the tailgate was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Vandalism / Assault with a Deadly Weapon
April 11 at 10:22 a.m., officers responded to the area of California and Duarte regarding a traffic collision that had just occurred. Party one/victim wanted to exchange her information with party two/suspect, but he refused. The victim began to video the suspect and his vehicle with her phone. The suspect then took the victim’s phone from her and threw it on the ground. The suspect then got into his vehicle and tried to drive away. The victim and her passenger proceeded to stand in front of the suspect’s vehicle demanding him to stop and get out of the vehicle. The suspect moved forward and struck one of the females, causing her to lose her balance and fall to the ground. She did not sustain any visible injuries. The suspect then left the area before officers arrived. A vehicle description and a thorough search of the area was conducted, but did not locate the suspect or his vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

On April 12 at 10:22 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the above traffic collision. A traffic stop was made and an interview was conducted. The suspect admitted to his involvement in the hit and run traffic collision. The vehicle was impounded and the case will be presented to the District Attorney's Office.

Injury Traffic Collision
April 11 at 1:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Magnolia and Maple regarding a traffic collision. Party one was headed south on Magnolia and crossed over into oncoming traffic to go around a vehicle in front of her. She then struck a vehicle headed north on Magnolia. Party one was taken to a hospital for medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Hot Prowl Residential Burglary
April 11 at 10:21 p.m., a resident in the 1100 block of Orange called police to report hearing her back sliding glass door shattering while she was inside her home alone. She had barricaded herself in her bathroom and called 911. An officer arrived, cleared the residence and found evidence of an attempted burglary. It appears the suspects fled after the alarm system on the home was activated. The investigation is continuing.

Hot Prowl Residential Burglary
April 11 at 11:37 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of E. Foothill called police to report noise on the first floor of her home. She was inside her bedroom and was awakened by her son banging on her door. The son heard noise on the first floor and the power to the home suddenly went out. The investigation revealed the suspects cut the electrical power to the residence by turning off the main circuit breaker on the side of the home. The suspects removed a window screen and pried open a rear window to gain access to the residence. It appears the suspects were scared away, as nothing was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
April 12 at 2:18 a.m., dispatch received an alarm activation on a business in the 300 block of W. Foothill. Officers arrived and found the front door had been pried open and the suspects had entered the location. Officers cleared the location and no suspects were found. The owner had just arrived and determined nothing had been taken. The investigation is continuing.

Warrant / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
April 12 at 8:15 p.m., officers went to the residence of a wanted suspect to locate and arrest him. For several days, officers were called to locations on the report of a male suspect seen inside women's bathrooms. His presence inside the women's restrooms and acts he had committed in the restrooms constituted a crime. Officers completed a thorough investigation, which led to the positive identification of the suspect. The suspect is known to the police department from prior contact. A computer check also revealed the suspect had several outstanding bench warrants for his arrest. Officers went to the suspect’s residence, located the suspect, and placed him under arrest. During a search of the suspect, drug paraphernalia was located in his possession. The suspect was booked and housed on the warrants and the case will be presented to the District Attorney's Office.

Suspicious Circumstances / Burglary – Three Suspects Arrested
April 13 at 4:30 a.m., officers responded to the report of suspicious suspects in the area of Lemon and Sombrero. The suspects appeared to be stealing items from a porch. The suspects were witnessed picking up items on the street near the intersection of Lemon and Sombrero and fleeing in a dark truck. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Royal Oaks, where they conducted a traffic stop in the City of Duarte. Three suspects were detained. They were found to be in possession of large amounts of cash. The investigation revealed a cash register, cash and store receipts belonging to businesses in the City of Duarte, which were determined to have been burglarized during the evening hours. Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies arrived, took over the investigation, and took custody of the suspects.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
April 14 at 3:35 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of a bicyclist in the 100 block of E. El Norte for a vehicle code violation. The suspect was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrants / Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
April 14 at 6:43 a.m., a resident called from the 1000 block of Royal Oaks to report their 41-year-old son was causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and detained the subject. A computer check revealed he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and was wanted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for violating his county jail work release. He was arrested for the warrants, and during a search incident to arrest, officers found him to be in possession of methamphetamine and a syringe. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Residential Burglary
April 14 at 10:52 p.m., officers responded to an audible alarm at a residence in the 300 block of Bradoaks. When they arrived, they located a shattered rear glass door. The residence was cleared and a person responsible for the residence was located. The home had been ransacked and several items were missing. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
April 15 at 2:39 a.m., a victim called to report his vehicle was stolen in the 200 block of W. Maple. The victim parked his vehicle in the alley behind his business and left the car keys on the hood of the vehicle. He returned approximately two hours later and the vehicle was gone. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Methamphetamine / Driving on a Suspended License / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 4:29 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation in the area of California and Duarte. The vehicle was stopped for the violation. The driver was found to be driving on a suspended license and had warrants for his arrest. During a search of the driver, he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested for the above listed charges.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 5:42 p.m., dispatch received several calls reporting that a vehicle collided into a parked vehicle in the 100 block of E. Colorado and drove away. Additional calls were received as the driver hit other vehicles. The suspect vehicle was located and a thorough investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver for driving under the influence. There were three vehicles located that were hit by the DUI driver and two victims were taken to the hospital due to injuries.

Outside Assist / Newport Beach Police Department – Suspects Arrested
April 15, between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Newport Beach Police Department responded to a residence in the 1800 block of S. Mayflower to conduct an investigation. When they arrived, they saw the suspect exit a stolen vehicle. They watched the location, informed the Monrovia Police Department about the circumstances and asked if Monrovia could conduct a traffic stop if the suspect left the location. At 8:30 p.m., Newport Beach police officers detained the suspect outside the location. They later booked three suspects at the Monrovia Police Department facility.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
April 16 at 12:07 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Shamrock and Huntington for a vehicle code violation and discovered the driver had been drinking. After investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested, taken into custody and held for sobering.

Commercial Burglary
April 16 at 9:26 a.m., a business owner in the 2600 block of S. Peck called police regarding a burglary. The suspects jumped a rear fence and broke a large window on a rear door to enter the business. A laptop, television, power drill and miscellaneous garden tools were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Traffic Incident – Vehicle vs. Bicycle
April 16 at 12:01 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of West Huntington regarding a traffic incident. A bicyclist was heading eastbound on the north sidewalk of Huntington. The bicyclist veered onto the street because of pedestrians on the sidewalk and got his wheel stuck in a groove, causing him to fall into the lane of traffic. He was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound at approximately 20 mile per hour. The bicyclist refused medical treatment and left the scene on his bike.

Hot Prowl Residential Burglary
April 16 at 12:18 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of E. Cherry called police to report a burglary. The resident arrived home at approximately 1:00 p.m. He was sitting in a chair dosing off while watching television in his living room when he heard noise from a back bedroom. He thought it was his child and was not concerned. When he awoke in the morning, he remembered that his child had slept at a friend’s house. He went to check the back bedroom and found the window screen off and the window open. The resident said nothing was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Critical Missing Adult Located
April 16 at 6:25 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Montana regarding a critical missing adult. The 80-year-old male was last seen at the location at 2:00 p.m. He has memory loss, vertigo and dementia. Available units began an area search. A blood hound was utilized and tracked the subject’s scent to the Metro Station near the platform. The Rail Operation Center was contacted and notified. A missing bulletin was forwarded and disseminated to their personnel. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter conducted an area search on several areas requested, and local hospitals and businesses were contacted. At 1:30 a.m., the subject was located by City of Industry deputies. Monrovia officers responded to his residence after he arrived home to speak with him.

Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
April 16 at 9:59 p.m., a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report three suspects concealing merchandise inside the store. When the officers arrived, they located one suspect outside and he was detained. Two additional suspects were detained when they exited the store a short time later. During the incident, the first suspect walked up to a vehicle prior to being detained. Police could see inside the vehicle and observed a credit card embossing machine, large amounts of mail, tax information, and other suspicious items. The vehicle belonged to one of the suspects and was eventually searched and stored. All three suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

April 17 at 11:03 p.m., a resident called police from the 100 block of Maple reporting three to five subjects on the roof of a business. Officers responded and found fresh graffiti on the roof. No suspects were detained. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Injury Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
April 18 at 3:10 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Diamond regarding a traffic collision. The vehicle was driving west on Diamond and collided with two parked vehicles, causing the vehicle to roll over on its side. The driver was taken to a hospital with complaint of pain. The driver appeared to have been intoxicated at the time of the collision. The driver admitted to being intoxicated and a verified complaint request will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office.

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