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Monrovia Police: Talking on Her Credit Card; Suspect Reports His Car Stolen; Drunks and Drugs; Paint on His Fingers; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 15-18. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 15 at 8:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Mountain regarding a subject acting erratic and throwing objects. The officers arrived and determined the subject was under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Weapon Offense – Suspects Arrested
September 15 at 11:10 p.m., an officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle driving north on California crash into a pole as it crossed the train tracks. Both the driver and passenger exited the vehicle and fled east, along the train tracks. Officers detained both suspects at Shamrock and the tracks. The driver was found to be intoxicated and a weapon was found in the vehicle. Both suspects were arrested.

Driving Under the Influence / Evading a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
September 16 at 12:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of S. Peck on the report of a possible drunk driver. As officers were responding to the location, they saw the driver heading north without any headlights. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle for the violation, but the vehicle failed to yield and continued driving. The driver eventually yielded at a dead end street by his residence. The driver was found to be driving under the influence and was arrested.

Theft of Package
September 16 at 2:58 p.m., a theft of mail was reported in the 1800 block of S. Fifth Avenue. The victim reported that he was notified a package was delivered by UPS to his residence. When he arrived home, the package was gone. The investigation is continuing.

Burglary / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 16 at 8:57 p.m., a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report a shoplifter that fled the location. Officers responded and conducted an area search. The suspect was located and detained in the 200 block of W. Palm. The suspect also had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for both the burglary and the warrant.

Public Intoxication / Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
September 17 at 1:30 a.m., officers were on patrol in the downtown area. One of the officers heard glass breaking and saw an intoxicated female who looked like she was talking on her phone. She had her hand up to her ear, but upon closer inspection, the officer saw she had a credit card to her ear and her cell phone was on the ground. She then threw an object at the glass window of a business, causing damage. She was arrested and taken into custody for being drunk in public and vandalism.

Traffic Offense / Evading a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
September 18 at 3:59 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the area of California and Cypress. The vehicle failed to yield, accelerating through numerous red lights and stop signs, before stopping his vehicle and fleeing on foot. The suspect was identified by the pursuing officer and the vehicle was impounded. A wanted person’s entry was made into the law enforcement system for his arrest. At 8:14 p.m., the suspect called police asking how he could get his car out of impound, claiming that his vehicle was stolen. He came to the police department and filed a grand theft auto report, claiming an unknown person had stolen his vehicle. After signing the CHP form reporting his vehicle was stolen, the suspect was arrested for making a false report and for evading a police officer.

Vandalism / False Information / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 19 at 1:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Kruse regarding three subjects painting graffiti on a vehicle. The officers arrived and detained three subjects, two males and a female. One of the male subjects was a minor. The male adult suspect who painted the graffiti on the vehicle was identified by the victim. A can of spray paint was recovered and the suspect had fresh paint on his fingers. The suspect was arrested and charged with vandalism, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and giving false information. It was later determined through fingerprints that the suspect gave a false name to police and he also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

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