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Monrovia Police: Home Invasion Robbery; Swiping Mail; Fight Over How to Discipline Children; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 11-14. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 427 service events, resulting in 73 investigations.

Theft from a Vehicle
July 14 at 10:15 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of W. Pomona on the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim left his vehicle unlocked in the parking lot of a business. When the victim returned to his vehicle he noticed his tools and keys had been stolen from inside the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Theft from a Vehicle
July 14 at 1:25 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of N. May called police to report a theft. The victim was doing work on a house and left his work van parked in front of the house with the back doors open. The victim heard a noise, looked out to his van and saw a subject fleeing with one of the victim’s tool bags. The suspect fled in a grey sedan. The investigation is continuing.

Mail Theft / Possession of Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
July 14 at 4:05 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of W. Pomona regarding the report of a mail theft. The caller witnessed a subject stealing mail. Officers searched the area and located the suspect sitting on the bench in front of the Metro Station. Further investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of stolen mail, a controlled substance and smoking paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and booked for the above listed charges.

Home Invasion Robbery
July 15 at 1:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the1000 block of E. Lemon to the report of a home invasion robbery that just occurred. The victim reported that armed male subjects with handguns kicked a rear glass sliding door and forced the residents to lay on the floor with their faces to the ground. The suspects ordered the male victim to open the gun safe then took possession of several weapons. The suspects were in and out of the residence quickly and did not physically harm anyone. Officers did an area check but were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is continuing.

Mail Theft
July 12 at 3:10 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of S. Canyon called to report two suspects breaking into the resident’s mail box. The suspects removed the mail and fled prior to police arrival. The suspects were two male Hispanics with hooded sweatshirts driving a Honda Accord with tinted windows. The investigation is continuing.

July 12 at 10:46 p.m., officers responded to the report of a disturbing subject in the 500 Block of W. Duarte. The caller reported the subject was yelling into an apartment window and banging on the front door. The caller knew the suspect as a methamphetamine user with a violent temper that is known to carry guns. The caller described the type of vehicle the suspect drives. Officers located the vehicle in a parking lot north of the location with paper plates. However, the paper plates were covering stolen license plates. The suspect will be charged with the appropriate violations. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle belonged to the suspect.

Commercial Burglary
July 13 at 12:53 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 100 block of W. Duarte on the report of a burglary. Officers discovered the window on the north door of the business was smashed. The owner of the business was called and advised. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence
July 13 at 12:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Duarte regarding a family dispute. The male left the location prior to police arrival. The victim told officers she was arguing with her husband over how to discipline their children when the husband abruptly punched her in the mouth, splitting her lip. The victim told officers this was the first time the husband hit her. Charges will be sought with the District Attorney.

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