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Monrovia Police: Fake Check to Buy Car; Four Burglary Suspects Arrested; Bike Stolen, Suspect Arrested; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 24-26. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 404 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Fraud Report
October 24 at 7:41 p.m., a fraud incident was reported by a resident in the 1200 block of S. Alta Vista. The victim stated she was selling a vehicle and the buyer sent a check with an overpayment. The buyer stated to cash the check and mail the balance to an out-of-state third party. The bank then notified the victim that the check was fraudulent and they were now taking the balance out of her account. The victim then called police to report the fraud. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 24 at 8:21 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of N. Madison on the report of a traffic collision. The driver collided with two parked vehicles and caused major damage to all three vehicles involved. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI.

Burglary in Progress – Suspects Arrested
October 25 at 9:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Palm on the report of two male suspects seen jumping into a yard and the sound of glass breaking. Officers arrived on scene and saw the suspects fleeing the location. Containment of the area was set up and officers began searching for the suspects. They were found trying to hide in some bushes nearby. The suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Burglary in Progress – Suspects Arrested
October 25 at 10:28 a.m., a burglary in progress was reported in the 800 block of W. Hillcrest. Two male suspects were seen in the backyard of a residence. Officers arrived on scene and saw the two suspects hiding in the backyard. Both suspects fled when they saw the officers. The suspects fled in different directions and containment of the area was set up. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter located and assisted officers with the apprehension of one suspect, as he was running between houses trying to get away. The second suspect was located shortly after that and detained. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
October 25 at 4:06 p.m., officers responded to the area of Mayflower and Lemon on the report of a subject who was acting strange and causing a disturbance. The officers arrived and determined the subject was under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 25 at 4:27 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a theft that had just occurred. A male suspect had removed tags from clothing and fled the store wearing some of the merchandise and carrying some as well. Officers checked the area and located the suspect attempting to board a bus and flee the area. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 25 at 5:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of E. Huntington regarding a boyfriend and girlfriend fighting. The male and female were involved in an argument and the male subject, who had been drinking, pushed the female. He then punched her and grabbed her phone out of her hand as she tried calling for help. The male suspect was arrested for domestic violence.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
October 26 at 9:45 a.m., a suspect was reported trespassing at a residence in the 200 block of Stedman. The suspect in this incident was advised by police the day before that a no trespass order had been signed by the resident and he was not allowed on the property. He decided to return and was arrested for trespassing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 26 at 2:34 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 900 block of W. Huntington. The suspect gained entry into a locked vehicle that had been parked in the parking lot and stole tools that were left inside. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Bicycle / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Possession of Burglary Tools / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 26 at 8:39 p.m., a bicycle was reported stolen from a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington. An officer located the suspect and stolen bike traveling east on Genoa and stopped the suspect just west of Magnolia. The suspect admitted to cutting the bike lock with bolt cutters and stealing the bike. The suspect was arrested for grand theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and a warrant out of Santa Clara County.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 26 at 9:29 p.m., an officer was dispatched on the report of a suspicious subject behind a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington. The officer arrived and found a male adult asleep inside a vehicle with a syringe in plain view. The officer woke the suspect and arrested him for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 27 at 4:30 a.m., a citizen called police to report a vehicle driving down Pomona that struck several parked vehicles. Officers arrived and located the damaged vehicles and the suspect. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for driving under the influence.

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