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Monrovia Police: Drugged Out With Child; Serial Trespassing; Multi-Car Window Smashing; Chasing Family With Knife; Finger Gun; Car Flips Out; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 17-19. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 400 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Driving Under the Influence / Possession of Drugs / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Child Endangerment – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 6:33 a.m., officers responded to the report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway with the engine running in the 400 block of N. Alta Vista. Officers arrived and found a female driver passed out behind the wheel with her 8-year-old son in the vehicle. She admitted that she had used drugs throughout the night. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. The suspect also had outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody. The Department of Children and Family Services responded to take custody of the child.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 10:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a trespassing suspect who refuses to abide by the no trespassing order prohibiting him from being at the location. He has repeatedly returned to the location, despite numerous arrests, and he continues to cause disturbances at the business. He was arrested and held due to the likelihood of re-occurrence. He will be held until his court date.

Residential Burglary
October 17 at 3:15 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of W. Greystone. One of the residents arrived home and found the home ransacked. The loss is undetermined and the investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Vandalisms
October 18 at 3:40 a.m., a victim of vandalism called police to report that a window on his vehicle had been smashed. The vehicle was parked in the 100 block of W. Lemon Avenue. An officer arrived and located a total of four vehicles with smashed windows. All four victims were contacted and it appears that nothing was taken from the vehicles after the windows were smashed. No suspects were located. The investigation is continuing.

October 18 at 3:54 a.m., an alarm company called to report an activation at a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle Avenue. Officers arrived and found that an unknown suspect threw a rock that struck the front window, causing it to break. The investigation is continuing.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 9:15 a.m., officers and the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter responded to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Genoa regarding an intoxicated family member chasing other family members with a knife. All of the family members were outside of the residence when officers arrived and the suspect was still inside. Officers were able to talk the suspect into coming out of the residence and they detained him.

Family members reported that the suspect is an alcoholic. The adult son said he was involved in a verbal argument with his father when his father grabbed a knife and charged after him. The son held his father against the wall while the other family members ran outside. As the son was attempting to flee through the front door, he hit the father with the front door as he opened it, causing injury to the father's head. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and taken to a hospital, where he was treated and cleared for booking, then taken into custody.

Stolen Vehicle – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 11:52 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the area of Myrtle and Chestnut with three occupants inside. They followed the vehicle to a parking lot, where they conducted a high-risk stop. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen by a rental car service in Santa Monica. The vehicle was rented with fraudulent documents. The driver was the only suspect arrested.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 7:19 p.m., a theft in progress in the 500 block of Huntington was reported to police. A male and female were detained in the parking lot. The investigation showed there was no theft, but the female was found to have a warrant for her arrest and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 8:31 a.m., a domestic violence incident was reported at a residence in the 300 block of Oakcliff. A male and female subject became involved in an argument over text messages. The couple are no longer in a dating relationship, but are still living together. The male subject pushed the female and then began choking her. When she began calling police, he simulated a gun with his fingers and told her he should kill her. Officers arrived and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 8:43 a.m., a driver was traveling on Peck and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle hit a wall and a fire hydrant, and then flipped. The investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of drugs. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary
October 19 at 9:41 a.m., an officer responded to a church in the 1300 block of S. Magnolia Avenue regarding a break-in. The suspect entered by removing slats from a window and took several blankets. The investigation is continuing.

Felony Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 7:47 p.m., an officer was hailed down by a subject in a vehicle near Magnolia and Evergreen. The subject pointed out a vehicle and reported that the driver of the vehicle was threatening him. The officer saw the vehicle in question. As the driver attempted to drive away, he committed two vehicle code violations and was stopped by the officer on Evergreen. When the officer contacted the driver, he noticed the driver seemed intoxicated. The officer conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the driver for DUI. A records check of the driver revealed he had three other DUI convictions within the last ten years, which made this charge a felony.

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