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Monrovia Police: Bumper Dragger Arrested; Prowlers; Tailgate Stolen; Ex-Girlfriend Arrested; Biting to Escape; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 4-7. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
August 4 at 10:22 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 200 block of W. Huntington Drive and noticed a make shift enclosure that had multiple subjects inside, blocking the rear access to a business. Officers made contact with the subjects and, through investigation, arrested one suspect for having an outstanding warrant and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. A second suspect was arrested for being in possession of drug paraphernalia and was issued a citation.

Grand Theft
August 4 at 12:00 p.m., a grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 700 block of W. Huntington Drive. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in a hotel parking lot the day before. When he returned to his vehicle the following day, he found his third row seats had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 4 at 3:22 p.m., police received a call reporting a subject behind the wheel of a vehicle, who appeared to be asleep. Officers arrived and determined the suspect had been driving while intoxicated. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence and two outstanding arrest warrants.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 5 at 2:18 a.m., officers were on patrol in the 300 block of S. Myrtle when they observed an adult male subject loitering in the park after it was closed. They contacted the subject and a computer check revealed the subject had a domestic violence warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 5 at 3:37 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of West Olive reported that the driver of a red Toyota had just crashed into a parked vehicle and fled south on Primrose with its bumper dragging on the ground. The driver of the Toyota failed to stop and exchange information or leave a note on the vehicle. Officers searched the area and located the suspect vehicle in the 100 block of W. Maple, being driven with no lights. The driver headed north on Magnolia, still dragging the bumper. When the officer turned on his red and blue lights, the driver put the car in park while it was still in motion, causing the gears to grind to a halt. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and the hit and run traffic collision. She was taken into custody.

Prowling
August 4 at 8:00 p.m., residents in the 300 block of Oakcliff and the 700 block of Norumbega called police to report three male adults prowling around two houses. The two houses back up to one another. One of the callers had just arrived home and saw a grey, four-door sedan with paper plates parked on the street. The vehicle was running and a male adult subject was in the driver's seat. The resident pulled into her driveway with her headlights on and saw a male Hispanic in his late 20's, wearing a red, longsleeve shirt, run from her backyard and into the waiting vehicle. The suspects then fled east on Norumbega in the vehicle. The caller from Oakcliff reported that he saw the same male suspect in the red shirt in his neighbor's backyard on Oakcliff, prowling around. Officers searched the area with the assistance of the Foothill Air Support Team police helicopter, however, were unable to locate the suspects. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
August 5 at 6:29 a.m., a grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of W. Colorado. The victim parked his vehicle on the street the day before and when he returned in the morning, he found his tailgate had been stolen from his Toyota truck. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
August 5 at 9:19 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 600 block of E. Colorado. The victim parked his work truck on the street on the day before and when he returned to his truck the next morning, he found his rear window had been shattered and a new faucet, which he had left in the truck, had been stolen from inside. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
August 5 at 10:30 a.m., a grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 1300 block of S. Mayflower Avenue. The victim parked his truck in a parking lot the day before and when he returned in the morning, he found his tailgate had been stolen from his Ford truck. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence
August 5 at 2:46 p.m., an officer responded to a domestic violence incident in the 200 block of W. Hillcrest Avenue. A female subject was involved in an argument with her ex-boyfriend. The argument became physical and the female caused an injury to the male subject. The female was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody. She was held pending her court appearance.

Public Intoxication
August 5 at 3:29 p.m., police received a call reporting a suspicious subject loitering in the 300 block of W. Huntington Drive. Officers responded and contacted the male subject. He was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period. He was later released with a citation.

Robbery
August 6 at 10:48 a.m., a robbery was reported at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain Avenue. Two suspects entered the business. One of the suspects selected merchandise, placed it in a basket and walked toward the garden area. The suspect passed several manned check stands and fled without paying for the merchandise. Once outside, loss prevention agents confronted him and a fight ensued. During the struggle, the suspect bit one of the agent's arms, attempting to get away. The suspect was subdued and detained by loss prevention prior to officers arriving. The officer arrested the suspect and he was taken into custody. He was held pending his court appearance.

Grand Theft
August 6 at 11:00 a.m., a grand theft was reported at a residence in the 200 block of N. Primrose. Unknown suspects stole three bicycles from a backyard shed. The shed does not have doors and the bicycles were visible from an alley behind the property. The bicycles were stolen sometime after August 1. The suspect(s) entered the backyard through an unlocked gate. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 6 at 11:30 p.m., a caller reported a subject was sleeping inside their business and refused to leave. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. During a consent search of the subject, a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine was located in his front pant pocket. The suspect was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court.

Drug Activity / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 7 at 1:40 p.m., an officer was flagged down by Monrovia Fire Department personnel at a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington. They had responded to the report of a fire alarm activation in a room at the hotel. Fire personnel were told by employees at the hotel that they suspected suspicious activity in the room. The officer detained a suspicious male subject in the lobby that had come from the room. Officers went to the room and located a female subject, who gave them consent to search the room. Methamphetamine was located inside the room and drug paraphernalia was found on the male suspect. The female suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and the male suspect for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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