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Monrovia Police: Unauthorized Art; Woman Gets Ticket for Shoplifting; Road Rage; Stolen Truck; Accident After Driver Falls Asleep

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for May 12-15. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Felony Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 6:06 a.m., an officer was dispatched on the report of graffiti vandalism that had just occurred at a business in the 2600 block of S. Peck. Officers responded and located a juvenile subject matching the description of the suspect. The subject was found in possession of two cans of blue spray paint and he had blue paint on his hands and clothing. The suspect admitted to committing the graffiti vandalism with the blue spray paint.

Officers checked the area and additional graffiti vandalism was discovered. Several businesses and vehicles were located with the blue spray painted graffiti on them. One business in the area of Myrtle and Duarte had extensive damage. An expanded check of the area revealed similar graffiti at two Los Angeles County Public Works yards in Irwindale, on curbs in the nearby unincorporated areas of Monrovia, and the Live Oak Bridge above the Santa Anita Wash was also vandalized. Vandalism reports were taken by the Irwindale Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on the incidents in their jurisdiction.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 7:53 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of W. Colorado regarding the report of a disturbing subject who was approaching pedestrians trying to trade a computer for a cell phone. Officers located the subject and determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. The suspect was arrested and held for a sobering period. He was later released with a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Residential Burglary
May 12 at 8:33 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 1300 block of S. California. The resident left his home at 8:00 a.m. and returned at 8:00 p.m. Upon his return, he found his home had been ransacked. A firearm, miscellaneous jewelry and a computer were stolen. The suspect cut a padlock on a side gate and entered the home through an unlocked sliding glass door. The investigation is continuing.

Bicycle Theft – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 10:14 p.m., a bicycle theft that just occurred was reported in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle. Officers located a suspect in possession of the stolen bicycle at Myrtle and Altern. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 11:12 a.m., police were called to the area of Palm and Primrose regarding a suspect who was selling drugs in the park. An officer arrived and detained the suspect. A consent search of the suspect revealed methamphetamine in his backpack. The suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Parolee at Large / Felon in Possession of a Firearm / Possession of Controlled Substance for Sales / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 5:14 p.m., an officer stopped a truck for a vehicle code violation in the area of Peck and Atara Street. The driver was found to be a parolee at large. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded firearm inside the vehicle, as well as drugs. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for the above listed charges.

May 13 at 6:44 p.m., a business in the 900 block of W. Huntington called police to report a theft that had just occurred. A male and female entered the store. The female made a service payment as the male subject looked around the store, and then they left. A few minutes later, the male subject returned and asked for a glass of water. When the employee went in the back to get the water, the subject stole an iPhone that was on the counter. Identification of the female was obtained from the payment records and the investigation continues to identify and locate the theft suspect.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 14 at 12:19 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Myrtle regarding a subject who was intoxicated and staggering down the street. The officer contacted the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. The subject was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
May 14 at 2:05 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle in the 2200 block of S. Myrtle for a vehicle code violation. Upon speaking to the driver, the officer noticed symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Through investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. The driver was taken into custody and held for a sobering period. The suspect was later released with a citation to appear in court.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
May 14 at 6:08 p.m., a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called police to report a suspect detained by loss prevention for shoplifting. The female suspect had removed several items from the store without paying. Loss prevention personnel placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest and officers took her into custody. She was later released on a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 15 at 12:41 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Norumbega regarding reports of several vehicles racing in the area. When the officers arrived, they located several vehicles. They stopped the vehicles and conducted their investigation. A resident at the location came outside and began interfering with the investigation. The resident had been drinking and would not listen to officers, who requested he go back into his residence. The suspect was extremely intoxicated and continued to interfere with the investigation. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period. He was later issued a citation to appear in court.

Weapon Offense
May 15 at 1:27 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 800 block of S. Magnolia on the report of a weapon offense. The victim was smoking a cigar by the front door of the location. He was confronted by a male Hispanic suspect wearing a green bandanna over his face. The suspect told the victim "this is my vario" and exhibited a firearm in his waistband. The victim tried to remain calm and offered the suspect a beer. The suspect took the beer and left the location in a dark-colored Honda Civic. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
May 15 at 1:56 a.m., a female victim called police to report her boyfriend had assaulted her and was walking away in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. Officers located the suspect, who was very agitated and refused to follow the officers’ commands. The suspect became confrontational and one of the officers deployed his pepper spray. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The female victim had sustained minor injuries from the assault, but refused further medical treatment. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody, where he was held pending his court appearance.

Grand Theft Auto
May 15 at 6:29 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 600 block of E. Lemon. The vehicle stolen was a black, 2005 Toyota Tundra with a chrome toolbox and rack on top. The victim heard his truck start up and when he looked outside, it was gone. A description of the vehicle was broadcast to officers and an area check was conducted, but the vehicle was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
May 15 at 6:54 a.m., an injury traffic collision was reported at Mountain and Lemon. The driver was on his way home from working a night shift and said he fell asleep at the wheel. He clipped the power pole on the corner of Mountain and Lemon, causing the vehicle to rollover several times before coming to a stop. The Monrovia Fire Department responded to treat the driver for complaint of pain. Edison was contacted and responded to inspect the power pole for damage.

Weapon Offense
May 15 at 7:31 p.m., officers responded to the area of Mountain and Huntington regarding a road rage incident where the suspect pointed a firearm. The incident began as two vehicles were exiting the westbound 210 Freeway at Buena Vista. One of the vehicles cut the other off on Central Avenue. When the vehicles reached the intersection of Mountain and Huntington, the suspect pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the victim. The suspect followed the victim and was last seen heading westbound on Foothill from May. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20 years old, driving a burgundy Suburban with tinted windows and chrome wheels. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
May 16 at 5:39 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of W. Olive. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the evening. When he returned to his vehicle the next morning, he found his tools had been stolen from his truck. There were no signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

1 comment:

  1. The dude outside the VFW with the gun is pretty scary. Let's hope the cops know who he is so he can be taken off the street.