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Monrovia Police: Pushed Out of Car; Loud Halloween Party; Stolen Mail; Safe Keeps It Safe; Driver Hits Parked Cars; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 27-30. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Commercial Burglary
October 27 at 7:55 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 900 block of W. Foothill on the report of a glass front door that had been shattered. Officers arrived and cleared the location. No suspects were found. It was determined that a small amount of cash was taken from the cash drawer and no other items were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
October 27 at 1:55 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Hillcrest phoned police to report her home had been burglarized. The homeowner came home and found a drawer to her dresser was open and her wedding ring and some costume jewelry was missing. There was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
October 27 at 10:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to an alarm activation at a business in the 800 block of E. Huntington. Officers arrived and found the doors had been forced open and a safe was located on the landing in the stairwell. The building was searched, but no suspects were located. The owner of the business arrived and assessed the building. It appears nothing else was missing and the safe was recovered. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
October 28 at 10:45 a.m., the victim of a petty theft reported that her wallet was taken out of her purse while she was shopping at a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington. She had walked away from her cart and left her purse in the cart. She did not realize her wallet had been taken until she was checking out. She then received a call from her bank indicating someone had recently tried to use her credit card to purchase merchandise from a target store and did not have the proper identification. The investigation continuing.

Residential Burglary
October 28 at 4:25 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Norumbega called police to report his residence had been burglarized. Officers arrived and cleared the location, but no suspects were located. It appears the suspect gained entry through a rear window that had been left unlocked and took jewelry from the residence. The investigation is continuing.

Theft From a Vehicle
October 28 at 4:33 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of Maryanna Lane. The vehicle was inside a closed residential garage. The vehicle was broken into and miscellaneous items were taken. A bicycle was also taken from inside the garage. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence
October 28 at 8:19 p.m., police received several calls reporting that a female subject had been thrown from a moving vehicle and was lying in the street at Pomona and Raymond. Officers arrived and found the female. She had a head injury and was taken to a hospital for treatment. She told the officer the suspect was her boyfriend and they were involved in an argument. The female wanted to get out of vehicle, so she opened the door while it was moving. The suspect then hit her and pushed her out of the vehicle. The suspect vehicle left the area and was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 29 at 3:12 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 2100 block of S. Peck Road. The caller stated that a single vehicle had struck several parked cars and the driver was out of his vehicle. When the officers arrived, they located the driver sitting in the back of another vehicle. The driver had called his mom and stepsister after the collision and they had driven to the scene. Officers spoke to the driver and could see he had bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech. As a result of the collision, he had a complaint of pain and was taken to the hospital for further treatment. The driver was determined to be intoxicated and was later arrested.

Petty Theft / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
October 29 at 4:35 p.m., a petty theft was reported at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington. A male subject entered the store and concealed merchandise on his person. Loss prevention called police and informed officers that the same subject had done this repeatedly and he runs when he is confronted. Officers located the subject outside the store and a short foot pursuit ensued. The suspect was detained and arrested a short distance away. He was also found to be in possession of a methamphetamine pipe and had warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the charges.

Grand Theft Auto
October 29 at 7 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1000 block of E. Royal Oaks. The victim parked his vehicle on the street. When he returned to his vehicle a few hours later, he discovered it was missing. The vehicle is a 1990, blue, Honda Civic. The investigation is continuing.

Disturbing the Peace
October 29 at 10:57 p.m., a large Halloween party was being held at a location in the 500 block of N. Alta Vista. Police had been to the location one time prior and the resident was given a loud party notice. The second time back to the location, it was determined the party needed to end and the party guests were encouraged to leave the location while officers waited. Due to the large size of the party and the unruly young adults at the party, assistance was requested from neighboring agencies. The majority of the party guests left without incident.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
October 30 at 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a male subject passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at the intersection of Myrtle and Duarte. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and subject. It was quickly determined that the subject had been drinking and was extremely intoxicated. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Mail Theft – Suspects Arrested
October 30 at 4:52 p.m., officers responded to the report of two male subjects throwing items into a business trash bin. Officers located the subjects and determined the items being discarded were large quantities of mail that did not belong to the subjects. A third subject was located inside the store purchasing merchandise with a stolen credit card. The subject was also in possession of a US Mail master key. He was arrested and taken into custody. The other two suspects were arrested for possession of the mail they had discarded.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 30 at 9:41 p.m., an officer on patrol heard a vehicle alarm sounding at a business in the 700 block of W. Huntington. He looked and saw a female running away from the vehicle. She jumped into another vehicle that was leaving the lot. The officer conducted a traffic stop to investigate the vehicle alarm. The female stated that it was a rental car and it was acting up. A computer check revealed she had three warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody. The vehicle was stored and may have been rented with fraudulent credit. The investigation is continuing.

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