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Monrovia Police: Night Burglary; Man With a Gun; Vehicle Thefts; Burglaries; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for November 28-30. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Felon With a Firearm / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer
November 28 at 9:01 a.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Pomona when they stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation that was occupied by a male and female subject. As the vehicle came to a stop, the male subject ran from the vehicle. One of the officers chased after the suspect on foot. The suspect was carrying a black bag, which he discarded as he was running. He ran south and jumped a wall into an industrial yard. Containment of the area was set up with assistance from neighboring agencies and the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, but the suspect was not found. The bag discarded by the suspect was found to contain a loaded gun. Officers will seek a warrant for the suspect's arrest and the investigation is continuing.

Theft From a Vehicle
November 28 at 9:16 a.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Oakdale. The victim called police to report that cash and gift cards were stolen from the center console sometime during the night. The vehicle had been left unlocked in the driveway. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
November 28 at 6:57 p.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm call at a residence in the 300 block of Terrace View. The resident advised that the security system showed there was motion inside the house. Officers arrived and contained the location. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter and a canine unit from a neighboring agency arrived to assist. The home was searched, but no suspects were found inside. A break-in was confirmed. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
November 28 at 6:58 p.m., the manager of a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington called police to report a petty theft that had just occurred. A male adult came into the store and selected miscellaneous merchandise. The suspect attempted to pay with a credit card, which was declined. He then exited the store with the merchandise without paying. He entered a black vehicle and fled the area.

Vehicle Tampering
November 29 at 1:45 a.m., the victim of a vehicle tampering called police to report that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and went through his glove compartment. The incident occurred in the 100 block of E. Scenic. It appears that nothing was stolen.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
November 29 at 2:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 200 block of W. Huntington regarding several disturbing subjects that would not leave the location. After investigation, one female adult was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and a male adult for possession of methamphetamine and a no-bail warrant.

Grand Theft From a Vehicle
November 29 at 8:23 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of N. Ivy regarding a vehicle burglary that had just occurred. The suspects took gardening tools from the gardener's truck and fled south towards Foothill in a vehicle. Officers responded to the area, but were not able to locate the suspect vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
November 29 at 9:19 p.m., a grand theft auto was reported in the 200 block of W. Colorado. The victim reported his red, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg had been stolen from the street near his residence. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
November 30 at 5:37 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of N. Myrtle called police to report a male adult taking items from his neighbor’s car. When the suspect saw the neighbor, he fled on foot. An officer arrived, and after a short foot pursuit, he detained the suspect. The suspect was arrested for petty theft and delaying and resisting arrest. The suspect was also found to be in possession of a baggie of methamphetamine, which was added to his charges.

Contributing Delinquency / Curfew Violation – Suspects Arrested
December 1 at 12:11 a.m., a burglary alarm was activated at a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington. Officers arrived and detained two suspects, a male adult and male juvenile. The adult was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and the juvenile was arrested for curfew.

Hot Prowl Residential Burglary
December 1 at 12:23 a.m., police responded to a hot prowl burglary in progress in the 500 block of Hacienda. A male and female resident were awoken by two male subjects with flashlights that had broken into their house. When the male victim yelled at the suspects, they exited a window and fled in an unknown direction. An area search was conducted, but the suspects were not located. It appears the suspects thought no one was home, since there were no cars in the driveway. There was no loss reported at the time of the incident. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
December 1 at 3:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 200 block of W. Foothill regarding a burglary alarm activation. When they arrived, there was glass breakage on the west side doors, but no one was found inside. It appears the suspects attempted to pry open the rear door of the business, but failed. They then smashed the glass to one of the doors to gain entry. The suspects entered the office and attempted to pry the safe away from the wall, but did not succeed. The investigation is continuing.

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