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Monrovia Police: Swiping Mom's TV; Dancing to Drugs; Gardner's Truck Stolen; Drunken Fight Between Best Friends; Breaking Door With Car; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 25-28. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 25 at 1:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched on the report of a female subject passed out on the sidewalk at Canyon and Lemon. As the officers arrived, the female was waking up. The officers determined she was too intoxicated to care for herself. She was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Shoplifting / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 25 at 2:05 p.m., loss prevention personnel from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a male subject inside the store, concealing merchandise on his person. Officers responded, observed the subject leaving the store and detained him. The officers located stolen merchandise and drug paraphernalia on his person. The suspect was arrested for the theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Grand Theft / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
August 25 at 6:26 p.m., police received a report of a stolen bicycle that was taken from a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington. Officers responded and located the suspect and bicycle in the 1600 block of S. Primrose. The suspect was taken into custody as he was attempting to hide the bicycle. He was also found to be in possession of burglary tools, which was added to his charges.

Residential Burglary
August 25 at 7:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of W. Lime Avenue. The homeowner suspected her daughter had broken into her home and stolen a television. The homeowner desires prosecution. Officers were able to speak with the daughter by telephone and she admitted to breaking into the location and taking the television. The suspect was not in Monrovia, but said she would come to the station and turn herself in. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 26 at 3:20 a.m., police received a call reporting a subject dancing in the street in the area of Alta Vista and Chestnut. The subject was located by officers in the 400 block of W. Huntington. He was determined to be under the influence of drugs and was arrested. He was also found to be in possession of a methamphetamine pipe, which was added to his charges.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered / False Personation / Possession of Altered Access Cards – Suspect Arrested
August 26 at 6:21 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the 100 block of W. Foothill. The vehicle was unoccupied. They watched the vehicle and, after a short period of time, a suspect entered the vehicle and attempted to leave. The vehicle was stopped and the suspect was arrested. He provided a fraudulent California driver's license and name to the officers. His true identity was discovered through fingerprint identification. He was also in possession of numerous altered access cards. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
August 26 at 9:29 a.m., a silver, 2012 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the 800 block of W. Walnut Avenue. The vehicle was parked and locked in the driveway in the evening the night before. When the victim returned to his vehicle the next morning, it was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
August 26 at 6:21 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of W. Huntington. The victim parked his vehicle, which contained gardening equipment, in front of a business and went inside the location. He returned a few minutes later and found his vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle is a red, 1987 Toyota pickup. The investigation is continuing.

Battery / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 27 at 12:31 a.m., officers responded to a public parking lot in the 300 block of S. Myrtle regarding a fight. Officers arrived and found two intoxicated subjects. One subject sustained a laceration to his head and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He refused to press charges, claiming the subject was his best friend. The best friend was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself and was arrested for being drunk in public. He was held pending detoxification.

Burglary Alarm / Commercial Burglary
August 27 at 4:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm in the 100 block of W. Pomona. When officers arrived on scene, the fire department was already there. It appears the suspects used a vehicle to ram the rollup doors to the business, breaking a fire sprinkler, which began spewing out water. The fire department responded to this sprinkler activation. The burglary alarm then activated. The business owner responded to the scene and determined the water had not caused much damage, but several electronic items were stolen by the suspects. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
August 27 at 3:52 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of W. Cypress. The victim’s son called to report that someone had broken into his father's truck. The crime occurred sometime overnight and miscellaneous tools were taken from a locked toolbox on the truck. The investigation is continuing.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
August 28 at 6:59 p.m., a battery incident was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington. A store employee at the business called to report a subject in the bathroom that was refusing to leave the business. When the subject was confronted by a store employee, he assaulted the employee and fled the location. Officers located the suspect and he was placed under citizen’s arrest for battery. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

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