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Monrovia Police: Officer Draws Gun on Suspect; Burglarizing Storage Facility; Man Throws Bottle at Woman


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 4-6. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 470 service events, During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 470 service events, resulting in 67 investigations.

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
July 4 at 10:46 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Lime and California when they saw three male subjects walking south on California. One of the subjects was attempting to conceal something under his clothing near his waistband. As the male adjusted his clothing, the officer could see a hard unknown object under his shirt. The officer asked the subject what he had concealed, but the subject did not respond and continued to walk towards them. Fearing the subject had a weapon, the officer drew his duty weapon and ordered the subject to stop. The subject put his arms in the air and said he had a knife. The subject was found to have a 14-inch knife concealed under his clothing. The suspect was taken into custody for felony possession of a weapon.

Burglary – Suspects Arrested
July 5 at 1:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to a storage facility in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle regarding a burglary in progress. The caller reported hearing what sounded like someone drilling and breaking into the storage units. When the officers arrived, they discovered one of the suspects sitting in a parked vehicle and another was located hiding on the property. The suspect was wearing gloves and was in possession of a drill and additional burglary tools. Further investigation revealed the suspect inside the property was using a drill and burglary tools to open storage shed locks. The suspects had cut the vehicle gate lock to enter the property. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 12:09 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 400 block of W. Hillcrest when he noticed a red Toyota traveling west on Colorado approaching Fifth Avenue. The Toyota was following too close behind the vehicle in front of it, weaving back and forth. The officer followed and stopped the driver of the Toyota. He approached the female, adult driver and, after further investigation, he determined she was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DUI.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 12:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to a nearby hospital regarding a domestic violence incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Winding Oak Lane. A male and female adult who are in a dating relationship were at the male subject’s home when they began to argue. The male picked up a broken glass bottle and threw it at the female. The bottle struck the female, causing a cut. The female went to a nearby hospital to have her injury treated and the hospital called the police. After further investigation, the male suspect was located and arrested for domestic violence.

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