[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 29-31. - Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 405 service events, resulting in 68 investigations.
August 30 at 7:45 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported by a resident in the 1200 block of S. Alta Vista. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the late afternoon the day prior. When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, he found it had been ransacked. There was no signs of forced entry. A pair of sunglasses and change was stolen. The investigation is continuing.
Felony Battery / Obstructing and Delaying a Peace Officer – Suspects Arrested
August 31 at 12:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 500 block of E. Olive regarding two male subjects fighting. When officers arrived, the suspect had fled and the victim was lying inside one of the apartments with severe cuts to his head and back from glass. The investigation revealed the suspect went to the apartment and started a fight with the victim. During the fight, the suspect pushed the victim through a glass window and fled the scene. The suspect was also cut, as a trail of blood was found. Officers conducted a search, but the suspect was not located. The identity of the suspect was known. He is currently on parole and wears a GPS tracker. On September 1 at 12:49 a.m., State Parole was able to plot the wanted suspect's location to the 300 block of E. Walnut in Monrovia. Monrovia officers and the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter responded to assist in the search. Officers set up containment of the area with assistance from neighboring agencies. The suspect was located hiding in a shed in the rear yard of a residence. The suspect ran from the shed to an apartment complex in the 300 block of S. Canyon, where he entered an apartment through an open sliding glass door. The suspect then jumped out of an upstairs window and attempted to run, but was taken into custody. While the officers were taking the suspect into custody, his girlfriend showed up and became confrontational with the officers. The suspect was arrested for felony battery and his girlfriend was arrested for obstructing and delaying the officers.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 31 at 8:58 a.m., a suspicious person was reported in the 400 block of W. Colorado. The subject was not wearing a shirt and was acting strange. Officers responded and located the subject, who was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
August 31 at approximately 5:00 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of W. Cherry saw a suspicious person in the front yard of his apartment complex. The male subject was described as 25-30 years old, wearing black sweats and a grey hooded sweatshirt. The resident confronted the subject, who then left the area on foot. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the resident returned home and found two backpacks, a flat screen television, and a gardening tool by the property line wall that might have been left behind by the subject. There were no thefts of similar items reported to police so the items were stored and are being held as found property.