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Monrovia Police: Two Motorcycles Stolen; Swiping Tip Jar - Three Times; Twitching; Stolen Cars; Window Open Just Inches; Attack With Book; Felony Vandalism


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 6-9. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Theft From a Vehicle
October 6 at 9:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Alamitas Avenue regarding a theft from a vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and a skateboard was taken from inside. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
October 6 at 1:00 p.m., two motorcycles were reported stolen from the 200 block of E. Hillcrest Avenue. The motorcycles were stolen from the side of victim’s home sometime during the week prior. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
October 7 at 2:27 a.m., an officer on patrol observed two subjects in the area of Magnolia and Huntington. One of the subjects was twitching uncontrollably and acting erratic. The officer stopped to check if the subjects were okay. One of the subjects was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and the other was found to have a warrant. Both subjects were arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
October 7 at 4:31 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of W. Lemon. The vehicle is a 1991, brown Honda Civic. The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle database and the investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 7 at 7:18 a.m., officers responded to the report of a vehicle burglary in the 700 block of S. Primrose. The victim parked and locked her vehicle in front of her residence in the evening. When she returned the next morning, she found her purse and a pair of sunglasses had been taken from her vehicle. It is unknown how the suspect gained entry. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
October 7 at 8:39 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 3300 block of Peck Road. The victim parked his 1994, black/gray, Honda Civic in the parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and went into the business. When he returned at 8:30 a.m., he discovered his vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was locked. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
October 7 at 10:08 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 200 block of Kruse Avenue. The victim parked his white, 1994 Honda Accord in an employee parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and went into the business. When he returned at 10:00 a.m., he discovered his vehicle had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 7 at 10:11 a.m., an officer responded to a business parking lot in the 200 block of Kruse Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked their vehicle at 5:45 a.m. The windows were rolled down a couple of inches due to the hot weather. When the victim returned to the vehicle at 8:00 a.m., the driver-side door was unlocked and ajar. A cell phone and stereo were taken from the vehicle. It appears the suspect gained entry through the partially rolled down windows. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
October 7 at 10:33 a.m., an officer was dispatched regarding a petty theft that just occurred at a business in the 800 block of W. Foothill. Employees reported this was the third theft of their tip jar by the same suspect. Officers checked the area, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing. The suspect is described as a male white, 25-30 years old, wearing a black hat, black shirt and blue jeans. The investigation is continuing.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
October 7 at 3:45 p.m., an officer located a parked vehicle in the 200 block of N. Primrose. A check of the license plate revealed it had been stolen the night before. No suspects were located.

Grand Theft Auto
October 8 at 1:36 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 200 block of railroad. The vehicle is a 1990, 4-door, brown Honda Accord. The investigation is continuing.

Stolen Trailer
October 8 at 6:11 p.m., a car trailer was reported stolen from the 500 block of E. Lemon. The investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
October 8 at 6:58 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of E. Olive called police to report his truck had been vandalized. The truck was parked on the street and two windows were smashed with a hard object. No suspects were located. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
October 8 at 7:36 p.m., the manager of a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington called police to report a petty theft that just occurred. The suspect entered the location, selected a video game station and asked the cashier for an additional controller for the game. When the cashier was distracted, the suspect fled the location. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 2:33 a.m., a female subject called police to report her husband had battered her. When officers arrived, the husband was detained. The investigation revealed the husband threw a book at the victim and hit her in the face with his hand. The husband was arrested and taken into custody for domestic violence. He was held pending his court appearance.

Grand Theft From a Vehicle
October 9 at 6:18 a.m., a grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of Grand Avenue. The victim left his vehicle unlocked in the driveway of his home. The suspect entered the vehicle and took tools, miscellaneous items, and a briefcase containing a computer circuit board. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
October 9 at 10:22 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Leafwood on the report of a residential burglary. Neighbors found the front door to the residence open and called police. The resident was not home. The front door was forced open and it is unknown if anything was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Felony Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 9:52 p.m., a male subject called police to report an unknown female had thrown large rocks at his vehicle, causing approximately $1,000 in damage. Officers responded and located the female subject inside another vehicle. She was contacted by the officer and the investigation revealed the vehicle she was in did not belong to her. Additional victims of vandalism were located in the area. The female suspect was positively identified by the victim and a witness. The suspect was arrested for felony vandalism and taken into custody.

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