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Monrovia Police: Third-Row Seats Stolen; Criminal Threats; Car vs. Light Pole; Theft From Next Door Storage Space; Burglary; Drugs; More Drugs; Alcohol


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 8-11. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Vehicle Burglary
September 8 at 8:27 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1100 block of Briarcliff. The victim reported that two of his vehicles had the windows smashed and miscellaneous items were stolen. Two male suspects were seen removing items from the vehicles and fleeing the location in a black Jeep Wrangler. The investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
September 8 at 4:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Huntington Drive regarding a subject drinking alcohol and lying on the sidewalk. Officers contacted the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and held for detoxification.

Vehicle Burglary
September 9 at 7:14 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of E. Walnut reported a vehicle burglary. The resident parked and locked his vehicle in front of his home in the evening and went in for the night. When he returned to his vehicle the next morning, he found the door lock had been tampered with and the third row seats had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
September 9 at 7:55 a.m., a burglary was reported at a business in the 800 block of W. Foothill. The victim arrived at his business in the morning to find the rear window had been forced open and items were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
September 9 at 4:39 p.m., a male and female subject entered a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain, selected merchandise and put it in a cart. The female subject left the store and the male subject completed a return of the items with receipts the two had brought into the store. Loss prevention personnel detained the male suspect. An officer responded to the location and the male suspect was arrested and taken into custody. The suspect was also found to be in possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was later released with a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Criminal Threats / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
September 9 at 5:37 p.m., a disturbance was reported at a residence in the 500 block of E. Lemon. The investigation revealed two brothers were involved in an argument and one made criminal threats against the other. One of the subjects was taken into custody for criminal threats and was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held pending his court appearance.

Felony Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision
September 9 at 9:06 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at Mountain and Evergreen. A vehicle had exited the freeway and collided with two other vehicles. The driver attempted to flee, but was detained by citizens. Through investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. The other drivers complained of pain only. The case will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s office for filing consideration.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 9 at 11:39 p.m., officers responded to Huntington and Magnolia regarding a possible drunk driver in the area. The vehicle was located and stopped on Huntington for vehicle code violations. The driver was found to be driving under the influence and was arrested for DUI.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
September 10 at 1:03 a.m., officers responded to Myrtle and Palm regarding a traffic collision. They arrived and found a vehicle on the sidewalk, which had crashed into a light pole and a building. The driver fled the scene of the accident. Witnesses reported seeing a white vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. A white vehicle was located by officers, but the two occupants stated they were not involved in a collision and the vehicle had no damage. Through investigation, the officers eventually determined that the passenger in the white vehicle was, in fact, the driver of the vehicle involved in the traffic collision. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft from a Vehicle
September 10 at 6:56 a.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 100 Block of E. Fig. The victim parked his vehicle in his driveway in the evening and left it unlocked. When he returned in the morning, he found someone had stolen his stereo from the dashboard. The investigation is continuing.

Burglary
September 10 at 11:05 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of S. Myrtle regarding a burglary report. The victim arrived at his storage unit and discovered someone had drilled a large hole from the adjoining unit to gain entry into his unit. Several items were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
September 10 at 1:25 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 200 block of Norumbega Drive. The victim was away on vacation and returned to find his home had been broken into and ransacked. The suspect forced entry through a rear bedroom window and several items were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 10 at 2:59 a.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of Huntington called police to report a shoplifter. The suspect was observed selecting merchandise and hiding it on his person. He then left the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect was detained by officers in an adjoining business and arrested. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was held pending his court appearance.

Residential Burglary
September 10 at 4:24 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Highland Avenue. The victim was away from the residence for approximately 24 hours and returned to find the home had been burglarized. The suspect gained entry by breaking the glass out of a rear door. The home was ransacked and jewelry was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
September 11 at 11:57 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 800 block of Bonita. The investigation is continuing.

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