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Monrovia Police: Hit With a Bat; Shoplifting With Baby Stroller; Cell Phone Swiped; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for May 9-11. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 426 service events, resulting in 99 investigations.

Graffiti Vandalism
May 9 at 9:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a park in the 900 block of California on the report of graffiti vandalism. When they arrived, they found someone had spray painted graffiti in large letters on a wall. The investigation is ongoing.

Domestic Violence
May 10 at 6:20 p.m., officers responded to the report of a battery in progress at a park in the 900 block of California. The officers arrived and contacted the male victim, who had minor injuries from a confrontation with his girlfriend. The suspect hit the victim with a bat and punched him several times in the head and face. The suspect had left the area and was not located. The suspect was entered into the law enforcement wanted persons system and the investigation is continuing.

May 10 at 6:58 p.m., a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a shoplifting incident. A female adult had been seen by store security placing jewelry into a baby stroller. The female exited the store without paying for the items. Loss prevention personnel detained and placed the suspect under private person's arrest. The officer arrested the suspect and issued her a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 11 at 12:17 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of W. Walnut when he observed a male adult subject hiding near a wall next to a closed business. He contacted the subject and a consent search revealed he had a methamphetamine pipe in his possession. The officer searched the immediate area and recovered a baggie of methamphetamine, but the suspect said it did not belong to him. A computer search revealed the suspect also had a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and the warrant.

Petty Theft
May 11 at 12:51 a.m., a petty theft incident was reported at a business in the 200 block of W. Huntington. The victim was eating at the fast food restaurant when a male adult suspect suddenly grabbed the victim's cell phone and ran out of the business. Police were called and an area search was conducted, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing.

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