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Monrovia Police: Tree Hits Car; Burglary Attempt; Stolen Necklace; Exploding Transformer; Head-Butting; Bicyclist Resists Arrest; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 20-23. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Grand Theft Auto
October 20 at 10:24 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen in the 300 block of W. Duarte. The victim reported the vehicle was taken from her parking lot. The vehicle was a 1997 silver Honda Accord. The vehicle was allegedly locked and there were no signs of forced entry.

Residential Burglary Attempt
October 20 at 12:35 p.m., two suspicious male subjects were reported in the 1200 block of Orange. The caller said he did not recognize the subjects and saw them going onto a neighbor’s property. While officers were in the area a residential alarm was received from that location. Officers responded and located a broken rear window. A containment was set and the home owner was located. After clearing the residence officers reviewed video surveillance that showed a subject matching the subjects’ description ringing the doorbell prior to the window being broken. The investigation is continuing.

Tree Emergency
October 20 at 3:45 p.m., officers responded to a call in the area of Olive and Monterey regarding a tree that fell into the street and struck a vehicle occupied by two people. The people were not injured but the vehicle was damaged and the street was closed for removal of the tree and repair of some overhead wires that were damaged.

October 20 at 10:27 p.m., a robbery was reported in the area of Huntington and Myrtle. The victim said he used a website to advertise a necklace he wanted to sell. A buyer responded to the post and they agreed to meet. Once at the location, the buyer looked at the necklace and asked the victim some general questions. While negotiating a price, three friends of the buyer walked up and joined in on the conversation. One of the friends removed what the victim believed was a pellet shotgun from underneath his clothing and pointed it at the victim. The buyer left with the necklace and the three friends followed. They ran south from the location and out of sight. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
October 21 at 6:15 a.m., officers responded to the report of a broken glass entry door at a business in the 200 block of E. Foothill. Officers cleared the business and discovered the cash register had been pried open. Approximately $100 was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Utility Problem
A power outage was reported in the area of Foothill and Fifth. A transformer exploded at Foothill and 2nd causing the intersection lights to go out and the emergency flashing system began. The police department received several calls and complaints. The lights were restored at approximately 4 p.m.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 8:34 p.m., a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a male subject was being detained inside the office for shoplifting. The merchandise was recovered and the officers arrested the subject.

Missing Located
October 21 at 9:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a call of a missing person in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. The caller reported a critical missing person from a licensed facility. The subject's cell phone plotted to the listed area and officers responded and located the subject. The subject was detained and later picked up by an outside agency.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 11:25 p.m., a battery incident was reported in the 700 block of E. Lemon. The victim reported that he was walking through the park when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect head-butted the victim on the face which caused the victim to fall. The suspect then punched the victim on the face. The victim stood up and ran away leaving behind some personal property. Officers arrived and located the suspect a short distance away with the victim's property in his possession. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Public Intoxication – Suspects Arrested
October 21 at 11:53 p.m., officers responded to the report of a male and female passed out on a sidewalk in the 100 block of Highland. Officers arrived to the location and determined the subjects were intoxicated. The subjects were arrested and taken into custody to the Monrovia Police Department.

Grand Theft Auto
October 22 at 8:25 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen in the 600 block of E. Walnut. The owner of the vehicle reported his 2016 Honda Accord was stolen from the street near his home. There was no evidence located at the scene. The vehicle was found at approximately 2:30 p.m. by San Bernardino Sheriffs in Victorville.

Resisting / Traffic Violation – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 8:18 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 700 block of E. Huntington Dr. observed a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspect got off the bike and fled on foot. The suspect was detained a short distance away and taken into custody for resisting arrest. The suspect was later released with a citation to appear in court.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 9:54 p.m., a resident in the 1400 block of S. Magnolia called to report a subject who appeared to be asleep on the sidewalk. Officers arrived, contacted the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 22 at 12:14 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of California and Shrode when he noticed a vehicle swerving on the roadway. The officer made a traffic stop and the investigation revealed the driver was too intoxicated to drive a motor vehicle. The suspect was arrested.

Commercial Burglary
October 22 at 1:39 a.m., an alarm company called to report an activation at a business in the 900 block of W. Duarte Rd. Officers arrived and found a window had been shattered. After further investigation it was determined two male suspects smashed a window to gain entry and stole miscellaneous items from the location. The suspects fled prior to the officers’ arrival. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
October 22 at 4:11 a.m., an alarm company called to report an activation at a business in the 800 block of W. Huntington Dr. Officers arrived and found one of the entry/exit doors had been pried open. It appears the suspect forced entry but met with another set of doors that was chained shut and did not allow further access into the building. The investigation is continuing.

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