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Monrovia Police: Stolen Vacuum; Wandering 3-Year-Old; Car Hits Skateboarder; Stealing a Flashlight; Airsoft Gun; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 10-12. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 449 service events, resulting in 95 investigations.

Suspicious Person / Petty Theft
October 10 at 6:17 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of W. Colorado called police to report a theft that just occurred. The victim reported that he saw a female attempting to open the doors of his vehicle, which was parked in front of his house. The female climbed into the bed of his truck, took a vacuum cleaner and left the area. The officer checked the area for the suspect, but she was not located; however, the vacuum cleaner was recovered a few houses away. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 10 at 7:32 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Oakcliff regarding a vehicle burglary. Unknown suspects broke into the vehicle, ransacked the glovebox and stole miscellaneous items from the trunk. The investigation is continuing.

Found Child
October 10 at 8:42 a.m., an officer was flagged down in the area of Colorado and Magnolia regarding a 3-year-old child wandering in the area alone. Officers found the child and began walking the area, hoping that someone was looking for the child. They eventually brought the child to the police station and were contacted by the mother. She stated that she left the child at home asleep and went to her neighbor’s house to drop off something. When she returned, the child was gone. The Department of Child and Family Services was notified of the incident.

Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 8:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a theft of merchandise. The suspect took merchandise from the business and fled prior to officers arriving. An area check was made and the suspect was found, positively identified and arrested.

Resisting a Peace Officer / Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 8:56 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding a suspect who was trespassing at the location. The suspect has repeatedly loitered at the location while under the influence of drugs and continues to cause disturbances at the business. A no trespass order is in effect, but the suspect continues to violate the order. When officers attempted to arrest the subject, he became extremely combative. The suspect was eventually arrested and taken into custody. One officer suffered minor injuries during the struggle.

Commercial Burglary
October 10 at 10:04 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 500 block of S. Shamrock. The suspects pried open a rear security gate and gained access. They took power tools, scales and alcohol before fleeing the location. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 10 at 9:38 p.m., a local hospital called to advise they had a 15-year-old male victim of a hit and run collision brought to the hospital for treatment of injures. The subject reported that the collision occurred in Monrovia. The subject reported that he was skateboarding near the corner of Court and Mayflower when he was struck by a white vehicle that did not stop after the accident. The parents of the victim drove him to the hospital, as he was complaining of pain to his elbow, his side, and had abrasions about his body. The investigation is continuing.

October 11 at 7:33 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported at a location in the 200 block of E. Duarte. An unknown suspect threw rocks and broke glass on the building. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle & Residential Burglary
October 11 at 7:38 a.m., a burglary was reported in the 1600 block of S. Mayflower. The victim’s vehicle was broken into and the suspect stole tools and a garage remote. The suspect then used the remote to enter the garage and stole a bicycle. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
October 11 at 7:41 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1300 block of Los Robles. The vehicle is a black, 2013, Ford Taurus. The vehicle was parked on the street. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 2:41 p.m., loss prevention personnel at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called police to report a shoplifter in custody. The suspect entered the business and used a knife to cut open a package containing a flashlight. He put the flashlight in his pocket and walked out of the store without paying. He was detained by security and placed under private person’s arrest. An officer arrived, arrested the suspect and took him into custody. A computer check revealed the suspect had three outstanding warrants and he was held pending his court hearing.

Grand Theft Auto
October 11 at 2:45 p.m., a rental car business in the 1100 block of E. Huntington called police to report a stolen vehicle. The suspect rented a car from the company and has not returned it. The vehicle is a 2016, Nissan Altima. The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle system. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft / False Identification to a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 6:13 p.m., officers responded to a theft in progress in the 400 block of Heliotrope. A suspect was stopped by officers. The suspect pulled out a replica gun in front of officers as he stated that it was only an Airsoft gun. The suspect was detained while the officers investigated the theft. The victim did not desire prosecution for the theft. The suspect was arrested for giving false information to a police officer. He also possessed three identifications that did not belong to him. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 2:56 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 400 block of Heliotrope and observed a subject loitering in the area of closed businesses. The officer stopped to talk to the subject. A consent search of the subject revealed he had a small container which contained methamphetamine. A computer check revealed he also had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and the warrant.

Commercial Burglary
October 12 at 12:26 p.m., a burglary was reported at a business in the 300 block of S. Myrtle. Sometime during the week, someone entered one of the cabinets and took merchandise that belonged to a vendor. The key to the cabinet was inside the business at the time of the theft. The business has numerous vendors that rent spaces to sell items. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
October 12 at 4:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle regarding a break-in to a storage unit. The suspect forced open the lock clasp on the storage shed and removed approximately 10 boxes of items. An electric guitar and electric scooter were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Violation of Court Order – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 5:27 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of N. Shamrock regarding a violation of a court order. The suspect continues to return to his girlfriend's residence against court order. The suspect was asleep in the room when the victim called to report he was there. The suspect was arrested for violating the court order and outstanding warrants.

Trespassing / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 3:51 a.m., an officer contacted a known subject at a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington. The subject had been advised by officers several times not to trespass at the business. The subject was also found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for trespassing and public intoxication.

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