[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 19-21. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 445 service events, resulting in 83 investigations.
Attempt Grand Theft
September 19 at 6:48 a.m., residents at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks reported that someone attempted to remove and take copper piping from the complex, which caused flooding. The investigation is continuing.
September 19 at 7:18 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported at the school district office in the 300 block of E. Huntington. It was reported that someone threw a baseball bat through an office window sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.
Theft From a Vehicle
September 19 at 8:14 a.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of E. Lemon. The victim called to report that someone entered her unlocked vehicle sometime during the night. The vehicle was ransacked and it was unknown if anything was taken. The investigation is continuing.
Strong-arm Robbery – Suspect Arrested
September 19 at 2:47 p.m., officers responded to the report of a strong-arm robbery in the area of Magnolia and the railroad tracks. The victim stated that he had just been assaulted and the suspect took his bicycle. Officers detained the suspect in the 1800 block of S. Mayflower and the bike was recovered. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Theft of Vehicle Registration Tabs
September 19 at 9:24 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 700 block of E. Huntington when he saw a male subject crouched down behind a parked vehicle and there was a female subject with him. As the officer approached, the male subject ran. The officer requested assistance and he followed the suspect in his police unit. The suspect tripped in the area of Huntington and Mountain and was detained by officers. Further investigation revealed the suspect is a gang member and was crouching down removing the registration tabs from a vehicle when the officer saw him and attempted to detain him. The female suspect left the area and was not identified.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery
September 19 at 9:57 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 900 block of W. Huntington when he saw a parked vehicle that looked abandoned. A computer check of the license plate revealed the vehicle was reported stolen on August 26. The vehicle did not appear damaged and the owner was notified.
September 20 at 12:49 p.m., the owner of the business in the 800 block of Royal Oaks reported that one of his vehicles had been broken into over the weekend. It was unknown if anything was stolen. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
September 21 at 8:07 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 800 block of E. Foothill. The victim reported that her silver, two-door, 2000 Honda Civic had been stolen sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.
September 21 at 9:09 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Primrose called police to report his garage had been burglarized. Several items were taken. The investigation is continuing.
Theft From a Vehicle
September 21 at 10:03 a.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Parkrose. The victim reported that items were taken out of his unlocked vehicle sometime during the night.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Suspect Arrested
September 21 at 11:01 a.m., an officer on patrol located a stolen vehicle parked in the 200 block of Montana with two occupants inside. The officer requested assistance and the occupants were detained. The male driver had two no-bail warrants for his arrest. He was arrested for the outstanding warrants and grand theft auto. The female passenger was eventually released.
Hit and Run Investigation / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 21 at 4:02 p.m., while investigating a hit and run traffic collision, officers discovered the suspect in the case had a warrant for his arrest. They called the suspect and asked him to come to the station, which he did. He was then arrested for the outstanding warrant. The hit and run investigation is continuing.