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Monrovia Police: Identity Theft; Counterfeit 50s; Pistols and Rifle Stolen; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for May 30 – June 1. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 412 service events, resulting in 66 investigations.

Identity Theft / Credit Card Fraud – Suspect Arrested
May 30 at 9:04 a.m., police received a call of a suspicious vehicle on Patrician Way. When officers arrived, they located a vehicle occupied by a male and female adult. During the investigation, the officers discovered the female driver was in possession of blank credit cards and personal information belonging to numerous subjects. The female suspect was arrested and taken into custody for identity theft and credit card fraud. The male subject was released.

Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
May 30 at 8:31 p.m., an officer on patrol stopped a bicyclist for vehicle code violations at Ivy and Maple. A consent search of the subject revealed a methamphetamine pipe in his possession. He was arrested and taken into custody. He was issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Commercial Burglary
May 31 at 8:03 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 900 block of W. Duarte Road on the report of a burglary. Employees arrived for work in the morning and discovered the business had been burglarized. The suspect entered the business by cutting a hole in the roof with an axe. Once inside, the suspect was able to disable the alarm and cut a hole in the side of a safe with a steel cutter. The suspect stole cash from the safe and fled the location back through the roof. The investigation is continuing.

Fraud / False Information to a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
May 31 at 6:29 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of California called police to report that an adult female had come by her house twice, stating she was there to pick up two envelopes that UPS and the Postal Service had delivered. The resident refused to give her the envelopes and called the police. An officer responded and detained the female suspect a block away from the residence. The female suspect gave officers a fraudulent driver's license with a false name on it. The suspect's identification showed the address where the envelopes were delivered. The two envelopes contained two credit cards with the suspect's alias on them. The suspect was arrested for several fraud charges and giving false information to a police officer.

Injury Traffic Collision
May 31 at 8:27 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Mountain and Valley View. A van hit a parked car. After evaluating the driver, it appeared he may have had a medical emergency that caused him to hit the parked vehicle. He was checked by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and taken to the hospital.

Counterfeit US Currency
May 31 at 9:16 p.m., a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a patron passing two counterfeit $50 dollar bills at the location. The officers arrived and detained the subject. The subject stated that he completed a gardening job in Garden Grove and the individual paid him with the three $50 dollar bills and the rest in $20 dollar bills. As the subject was unaware he possessed the counterfeit bills, the officers seized the three $50 dollar bills and released the subject. The case was referred to the Secret Service for investigation.

Vehicle Burglary
June 1 at 3:02 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block of N. Primrose. The victim had been to a shooting range and left four pistols and a rifle in the trunk of his vehicle. On June 1 at around 3:00 a.m., two suspects were seen unlocking the vehicle with a key fob. The suspects entered the vehicle and removed the firearms by accessing the trunk through the rear seat. The suspects stole the firearms and walked away from the location. The suspects are believed to be a male and female, both suspects were wearing hoodies. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
June 1 at 3:56 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of Poinsettia. The victim left his vehicle parked in front of his residence on the street overnight. When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, he noticed the contents of the glovebox had been removed. The suspects had also tried to remove the stereo. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Fraud – Three Suspects Arrested
June 1 at 6:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington regarding a shoplifting in progress. As the three suspects exited the store, they were detained. After investigation, one female adult was arrested for petty theft and a warrant, one male adult was arrested for petty theft, and the other male adult was arrested for receiving stolen property and unlawful use of another's personal information.

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