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Monrovia Police: Truck Crunches Traffic Signal; Embezzlement;Shoplifting; Etc.


Monrovia Police activity for June 2-5. 

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
June 2 at 12:32 p.m., an officer responded to Fifth and Huntington regarding a hit and run traffic collision. A witness reported that an 18 wheeler truck turned the corner too sharp and knocked the signal down on the northwest corner, causing the traffic lights to malfunction. The truck did not stop for the collision. While the officer was investigating, the truck driver returned to the scene. The driver claimed he wanted to get something to eat before returning. The driver was issued a citation.
Fugitive Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 2 at 2:10 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Cherry when he saw a subject that he knew was wanted. The suspect had a federal fugitive warrant for his arrest. The suspect was in a vehicle with two other occupants. The officer confirmed there was a full extradition weapons warrant for the suspect’s arrest. He contacted the occupants in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested on the warrant and a female occupant in the vehicle was arrested for identity theft.

Embezzlement – Suspect Arrested
June 2 at 2:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain regarding an employee being detained for embezzlement. The detained employee was a head cashier. The employee was processing fictitious customer return receipts and keeping the return money. The employee was arrested for embezzlement and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 3 at 12:16 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation in the area of Peck Road and Live Oak. When the officer contacted the driver, he noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. Through investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was arrested and held for a sobering period. He was later released on a citation to appear in court.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
June 3 at 8:50 p.m., a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a theft. The suspect shoplifted from the store and fled the area. After investigating the crime, officers checked the area and located the suspect. He admitted to the theft. Over $500 in stolen property was recovered and the suspect was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 4 at 1:00 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 500 block of W. Huntington when he observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road, traveling west in the eastbound lanes. He stopped the vehicle, and the investigation resulted in the driver's arrest for driving under the influence. The driver stated he had been drinking at home and had taken prescription medication. He was arrested and held for a sobering period. He was later released on a citation to appear in court.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
June 4 at 6:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to California and Walnut regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The suspect vehicle was traveling south on California and struck a parked vehicle and a tree. The suspect vehicle fled the scene. Officers located the suspect vehicle and interviewed the driver. The driver admitted to fleeing the scene. The case will be submitted to the District Attorney's office for filing consideration.

Fraud / Identity Theft – Suspects Arrested
June 4 at 8:54 p.m., staff from a hotel in the 1100 block of E. Huntington called police to report a subject that rented a room using a stolen credit card. The officers contacted the two occupants of the room and gained consent to search the room. The officers found stolen mail, stolen checks, and equipment used to alter and make access cards. The two suspects were arrested for mulitple charges of fraud and identity theft.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
June 5 at 12:48 a.m., officers responded to the police department lobby regarding a battery that had just occurred. The investigation revealed that the victim was involved in a dating relationship with the known suspect. The two had been involved in an argument and the suspect grabbed the victim by the arms and pulled her hair. Officers contacted the suspect at his residence and arrested him for domestic violence.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
June 5 at 8:42 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen in the 100 block of East Cherry. The victim resides in the same house as the suspect. The suspect took the vehicle without permission sometime during the night. The victim has never allowed the suspect to use his vehicle and he desired prosecution. Officers searched the area and found the suspect walking a block away. The vehicle was also located several blocks away parked on the street. The suspect denied having possession of the vehicle, but witnesses stated she gave them a ride that night in the stolen vehicle. The suspect was arrested for grand theft auto.

Vehicle Burglary
June 5 at 7:30 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1300 block of S. Magnolia Avenue. Several items were stolen from inside the victim’s locked vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry, but a metal rod was located near the vehicle that could have been used to wedge the door open to gain access. The investigation is continuing.

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