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Monrovia Police: Cussing Out Cops and Fire Fighters; Bean Bagged Bears; Car Escapes in Chase; Sleeping Gets Him Busted; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 18-20. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 476 service events, resulting in 81 investigations.

Vehicle Burglary
July 18 at 7:05 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 200 block of Taylor regarding two vehicle burglaries. Two work trucks were broken into and specialty tools were taken. The suspects gained access to the property by cutting a lock off a gate. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Illegal Weapon – Suspect Arrested
July 18 at 8:45 a.m., a driver was observed by police personnel driving in front of the police station and yelling obscenities as he passed. The driver parked the vehicle in the 100 block of East Lime, exited the vehicle and walked out of sight. All officers were informed of the incident and the vehicle description.

A short time later, police received a call from the Monrovia Fire Department reporting the same individual was now at the fire station, yelling and screaming obscenities. Officers responded and found the subject driving his vehicle in the area. The officers stopped the vehicle for a vehicle code violation. During the contact, the subject gave consent for the officers to search his vehicle. During the search, an illegal weapon was located under the driver seat. The subject was arrested for the illegal weapon and released on a citation to appear in court.

July 18 at 11:33 a.m., a robbery was reported at a business in the 900 block of West Huntington Drive. A male adult subject entered the business and ordered product from the business. He gave the employee a $50.00 bill to pay for the product. When the employee began to process the payment and provide change, the suspect grabbed the $50.00 bill and the change from the employee's hand and fled the business. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 18 at 2:30 p.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of W. Duarte Road on the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim parked her vehicle at a business at 6:00 a.m. When she returned at 2:30 p.m., she found the vehicle was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
July 19 at 12:55 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 400 block of W. Duarte when he noticed a vehicle parked in a business parking lot. The vehicle was running and the subject had his head down on the steering wheel. He appeared to be sleeping. The officer contacted the subject and asked him to step out of the vehicle to make sure he was okay. As the subject opened the door, the officer saw a glass smoking pipe in the side door pocket. The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bear Sighting
July 19 at 1:05 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. Lime called to report a large bear on the side of her house. When officers arrived, the bear was up in the backyard tree. When the bear came down, the officers deployed two bean bag rounds, which encouraged the bear to move back into the foothills.

Vehicle Burglary
July 19 at 9:51 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of S. Myrtle Avenue. The victim’s vehicle was broken into sometime during the night. Unknown suspects entered the vehicle, but there were no signs of forced entry. Several items were taken. The investigation is continuing. Residential burglary July 19 at 4:02 p.m., police were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 200 block of E. Chestnut Avenue. The victim left his residence in the morning and when he returned in the afternoon, he noticed his front door was closed, but unlocked. When he entered, he saw the location had been ransacked. Several electronic and other miscellaneous items were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Bear Sighting
July 20 at 1:20 a.m., an officer responded to the report of a bear sighting in the rear yard of a residence in the 200 block of N. Ivy. The bear was attracted to the area due to the avocado trees. The officer deployed two bean bag rounds at the bear to get him off the property. The bear was hit once and retreated from the area back into the foothills.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 20 at 8:38 a.m., an officer witnessed a vehicle pull out of a gas station and strike a bicyclist that was riding the wrong direction on the sidewalk. The bicyclist received minor injuries.

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit
July 21 at 4:38 a.m., an officer on patrol located a stolen vehicle heading north on Myrtle at Olive. The vehicle continued north on Myrtle and made a right turn on Lemon. The officers commenced a pursuit of the vehicle east on Lemon to Mountain, where the vehicle drove south on Mountain reaching a speed of 80 miles per hour with no traffic. The vehicle continued south on Mountain and made a right turn, heading west on Central. The vehicle increased speed on Central and continued onto the 210 Freeway heading west. The suspect vehicle was weaving in and out of light traffic. Officers lost sight of the vehicle at Hill Street, where the pursuit was discontinued for safety reasons. The Pasadena Police Department and California Highway Patrol were advised of the pursuit and suspect vehicle.

1 comment:

  1. A bear in the 300 block of W. Lime?!? Dang, that's pretty far south! And to say they "encouraged" it back into the foothills means it had to crawl through dozens and dozens of residential yards (not to mention crossing Foothill) before actually making it to the mountains. How do we know it didn't stop well before that?