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Monrovia Police: Not My Meth!; Punching Holes in Tires; Nervous and Suspicious; Speeding Past Police; Drugs and Alcohol;


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 27 - July 3. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Violation of Court Order / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 1:12 p.m., an officer stopped a driver for a vehicle code violation in the area of Grand and Foothill. The officer recognized the male and female subject in the vehicle from prior contacts and knew the female had a restraining order against the male. The male subject was arrested for violation of the court order. An inventory search of his property revealed drug paraphernalia, which was added to his charges.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 4:06 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Chestnut and Magnolia ran a computer check on a vehicle, which revealed a warrant for the registered owner, a male adult. The officer stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for the warrant.

Vehicle Burglary
June 27 at 5:15 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 800 block of Alta Street. The victim locked his vehicle, and sometime during the early morning hours, someone broke into his vehicle by unknown means and stole several small items. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 6:42 p.m., officers responded to the area of Mayflower and Huntington regarding a male and female having a dispute in a vehicle. The caller was following the vehicle and reported that the female attempted to jump out of the vehicle, but the male pulled her back inside. Officers arrived and stopped the vehicle in the 100 block of E. Lime. The female claimed they were having a verbal dispute. A search of the vehicle revealed controlled substances. The male driver was taken into custody for drug possession.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 1:46 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The female driver did not have any means of identification, and both driver and passenger denied ownership of a backpack that was between the passenger's feet. Further investigation revealed methamphetamine in the backpack. The female driver was taken into custody for no means of identification and the passenger was arrested for possession of the methamphetamine.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 6:00 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Norumbega regarding the report of a suspicious male adult loitering near a property. Officers responded and contacted the male suspect, who was found to have a no-bail, parole warrant for his arrest. The suspect was arrested for the warrant.

Vehicle Vandalisms
June 28 at 7:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to the report of two separate vehicle vandalism incidents. One incident occurred in the 400 block of N. Encinitas and the other in the 1600 block of Venice. Unknown suspect(s) punched holes in the tires of the two vehicles sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of S. Shamrock on the report of a subject crawling on the ground acting bizarre. Officers contacted the male adult and determined he was under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
June 28 at 3:37 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of N. Grand. The victim stated he parked and locked his work van across the street from his house. In the morning the victim discovered tools missing out of the back of the van. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 4:08 a.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Duarte when they saw a male subject jump off his bicycle and run into a fast food restaurant, where he attempted to hide a methamphetamine pipe. The suspect was arrested for possession of the pipe and released on a citation to appear in court.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington regarding a suspicious person inside the store who employees believed was attempting to shoplift merchandise. Officers located the suspect and a computer check revealed an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested for the warrant and held pending her court appearance. The shoplifting incident could not be substantiated.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 10:52 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 600 block of S. Shamrock when he noticed a group of male adults in a park who appeared nervous and suspicious. He contacted the subjects and a computer check of one of the males revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. During a search of his bags, a methamphetamine pipe was discovered. The male was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 1 at 2:42 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Pomona when he saw an adult male and female standing in the middle of the street in traffic, arguing with each other. The female was upset because her boyfriend was too intoxicated to care for himself. The officer conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the male for being drunk in public.

Vehicle Burglary
July 1 at 7:40 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of W. Colorado. The victim parked and locked his work truck in front of his home and went in for the evening. When the victim returned to his vehicle in the morning, he found his door lock punched and tools stolen from his truck. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
July 1 at 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of S. Mayflower. A resident called to report his son and the son's girlfriend were smoking drugs in the bathroom of his home. Officers arrived and contacted the male and female. The investigation revealed the female had drug paraphernalia in her possession. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Non-Injury Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 3:12 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of W. Duarte when a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed with no headlights passed him. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle to stop it, however, he saw the vehicle crash into a light pole at Duarte Road and First Avenue in Arcadia. The male driver and female passenger were not injured. Arcadia police officers responded to investigate the collision, while Monrovia police officers conducted field sobriety tests on the driver. It was determined that the driver was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle safely and he was arrested for DUI.

Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 8:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Venice regarding a vandalism incident. The victim called to report their tires had been slashed. Further investigation revealed additional victims and one suspect was identified. The suspect was later arrested for the vandalism. He admitted to committing additional vandalisms in the area. The investigation is continuing.

Welfare Check
July 2 at 10:49 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Orange regarding a welfare check. The caller had not heard from his 80-year-old brother in a week. When officers arrived at the location, they were able to see a male subject on the floor inside the house. Officers forced entry into the residence and discovered the victim was alive, but disoriented. It appeared the victim had suffered a medical emergency and had been down on the floor for several days. The subject was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
July 2 at 1:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of California and Lime regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The driver struck a parked vehicle and fled the scene. The area was checked, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
July 2 at 5:20 p.m., an officer responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the 500 block of W. Huntington. The driver of the suspect vehicle struck a parked vehicle in a shopping center parking lot and fled the scene. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance /Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 9:14 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Huntington and Magnolia when he observed a female subject walk across the street against a red light. The subject was detained and determined to be under the influence of narcotics. While the officer was talking with the female, she dropped a methamphetamine pipe on the ground. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 12:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Hurstview regarding a male subject that was standing in an alley screaming. Officers arrived and detained the subject. He was determined to be under the influence of narcotics and was arrested and taken into custody.

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