[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 12-14. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 439 service events, resulting in 102 investigations.
Grand Theft Auto Recovered
September 12 at 8:21 a.m., officers were on patrol in the 100 block of E. Lime when they located a stolen vehicle parked on the street. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Temple City. The investigation is continuing.
September 12 at 10:03 a.m., a grand theft was reported at a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington. The theft occurred on September 10, sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. Several suspects entered the business and stole bottles of cologne and perfume. The store employees did not realize a theft occurred until later that evening. The investigation is continuing.
September 12 at 10:48 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of W. Duarte regarding a grand theft of a bicycle. The victim parked and locked his bicycle behind his business on September 9 at around 6:00 p.m. When he returned on September 12 at 11:15 a.m., he found the chain had been cut and his bicycle had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.
Theft from a Vehicle
September 12 at 11:22 a.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Highland Avenue. The victim parked her vehicle in the alley behind her residence. She left her vehicle unlocked with her wallet and cell phone inside. When she returned approximately 15 minutes later, her wallet and cell phone had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.
September 12 at 4:49 p.m., police responded to a domestic battery report in the 100 block of S. Shamrock. The female victim was involved in an argument with her boyfriend earlier in the day at approximately 6:00 a.m. The boyfriend became angry, assaulted her, and then left the location. The victim had no visible injuries. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested
September 12 at 6:08 p.m., a bicycle was stolen from a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington. The suspect rode the bike to the Monrovia Gold Line Train Depot, where he entered a train with the bike, heading east on the train. Monrovia dispatch contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriffs, who responded to the Irwindale Train Depot, where the suspect was detained and taken into custody.
Attempt Passing of Counterfeit Money
September 13 at 8:42 p.m., police received a call from a business in the 500 block of W. Duarte reporting four suspicious male subjects loitering around the store. One of the subjects entered the store and attempted to exchange five counterfeit $20 bills for a one hundred dollar bill. When the store clerk confronted him about the counterfeit money, the suspect ran from the location. The suspect was not located. Officers recovered the counterfeit money from the clerk and notified the Secret Service
September 13 at 11:18 p.m., officers responded to the area of Sunset and Fowler regarding the report of a bear going through trashcans. The officers arrived and deployed one beanbag round at the bear, causing the bear to head north on Highland and back into the foothills.
Welfare Check / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
September 14 at 9:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of E. Evergreen to check on the welfare of a female subject. The officers located the subject, who appeared to be disoriented and admitted to having used drugs recently. She was also found to have several warrants for her arrest. The suspect was arrested for the warrants and taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto
September 14 at 1:55 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 3300 block of Peck Road. The victim parked his vehicle in a business parking lot and went into the business. He returned to his vehicle ten minutes later and found it had been stolen. The vehicle is a 1996, teal green Chevy Silverado. The investigation is continuing.