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Monrovia Police: Suspect Spotted With Pink Cell Phone; Battling Boyfriends; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 3-5. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 413 service events, resulting in 76 investigations.

Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
October 3 at 12:42 p.m., officers responded to the report of a vandalism incident in progress. The reporting party followed the suspect and was able to direct officers to his location. The suspect was arrested.

Theft From a Vehicle – Suspect Arrested
October 3 at 4:04 p.m., the victim of a theft from a vehicle that occurred a few days prior in the 600 block of W. Foothill called police for additional assistance. The victim’s cell phone was stolen during the theft and the victim saw a male subject in the area at the time of the theft. The victim was now reporting that she saw the same male subject walk into his apartment with her pink cell phone in his hand.

Officers arrived at the location and contacted the suspect, who admitted to taking the cell phone out of the unlocked vehicle. He gave the phone to the officers and they returned it to the victim. A verified complaint charging the suspect with theft was forwarded to the District Attorney for filing.

Warrant / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
October 4 at 1:37 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 500 block of W. Palm and stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle was occupied by three subjects. During his contact with the occupants, the officer discovered one of the passengers had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The passenger was arrested and the driver consented to a search of her vehicle. The search revealed a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine and several syringes. The driver was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Burglary – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 7:26 a.m., a worker at a business in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle called to report two suspects breaking into a storage unit with a crowbar. As the suspects were leaving in their vehicle, they were having problems getting the vehicle gate to open. The passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot. When officers arrived, they detained the driver at the gate. Officers confirmed the suspects forced open and burglarized a storage unit. The driver was arrested for burglary and a wanted person’s warrant was issued for the second suspect.
Warrant / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 1:00 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 400 block of W. Maple contacted a subject regarding a trespassing issue. A computer check of the subject revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody. A search incident to arrest revealed a baggie of methamphetamine and a glass pipe for smoking controlled substances.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 7:21 p.m., a battery incident was reported in the 800 block of W. Colorado. The victim reported that he was assaulted by the current boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. The victim had been driving by his ex-girlfriend's residence and had a prior verbal confrontation with her boyfriend/suspect. The victim returned to the location and was assaulted by the suspect. The victim placed the suspect under private person's arrest. The officer arrested the suspect and took him into custody. He was later released with a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Commercial Burglary
October 5 at 2:25 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of W. Huntington Drive on the activation of a burglary alarm. When they arrived, they discovered a glass door had been shattered. Further investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered the location through the shattered door and ransacked the drawers and cabinets. It appears that nothing was taken from the location, but the investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Warrant -
October 6 at 2:25 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a driver in the 400 block of W. Chestnut for driving without headlights during hours of darkness. The driver displayed symptoms of being intoxicated. The officer conducted a DUI investigation and determined the driver was too intoxicated to operate his vehicle safely. A computer check of the driver revealed there were two outstanding warrants for his arrest, as well. The driver was arrested and held for a detoxification period.

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