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Monrovia Police: Man Hits Woman; Man Crashes Cemetery; Man Steals Purses; Man Beaten With Belt; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for January 19-22. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Battery
January 19 at 9:16 a.m., a battery incident was reported at Maple and Mayflower. A male and female subject were involved in an argument, and the male subject punched the female in the face and walked away. The female was treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics. She did not know the male subject's full name. The investigation is continuing to identify the suspect.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
January 19 at 10:38 p.m., police responded to the report of a vehicle that had just crashed through the gate of the cemetery in the 200 block of E. Duarte Road. The reporting party gave a description of the vehicle and driver. An officer responding to the incident saw a vehicle matching the description heading north on Ivy. The vehicle had collision damage to the front and two flat tires. The officer stopped the vehicle and after investigation, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. The driver was also found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
January 20 at 8:24 a.m., a robbery was reported at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. A male subject shoplifted items by placing them in his waistband and walking out of the store. Store loss prevention officers attempted to detain the suspect outside of the store, but he resisted and a struggle ensued. The suspect was ultimately detained by loss prevention and no one was injured. The suspect was arrested.

Robbery
January 20 at 10:06 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain regarding a robbery. The suspect entered the business, selected four purses from a display rack and walked toward the exit doors. A loss prevention agent stepped in front of the suspect to block his path to the door. The suspect grabbed the loss prevention agent in a choke hold, pushed her out of his way and fled the business with the merchandise. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
January 21 at 12:37 p.m., a grand theft incident was reported at a business parking lot in the 400 block of W. Huntington. The victim parked his Toyota Sequoia in the lot and went into the business. He returned to his vehicle approximately an hour later and discovered the catalytic convertor was taken off his vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Theft From a Vehicle
January 21 at 2:37 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the area of Lemon and Heliotrope. The victim parked his vehicle on January 20 at 6:15 p.m. He returned to his vehicle the next day and found it had been broken into and ransacked. A handbag containing a computer and a bag of tools were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
January 21 at 2:40 p.m., a caller reported that a white Toyota Corolla had been parked in the 1100 block of Carmelita Circle for several days and wanted it marked for 72 hour parking. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Whittier. The vehicle was recovered.

Theft From a Vehicle
January 21 at 2:44 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of N. May. The victim parked her vehicle on the street the day before. She returned to the vehicle the next day and found the interior had been ransacked. A pair of headphones and two bags of new women's clothing that were left in the vehicle were taken. The investigation is continuing.

Assault With a Deadly Weapon – Two Suspects Arrested
January 21 at 9:41 p.m., a male subject was talking on his phone in the 300 block of S. Primrose. Three suspects walked by and began laughing at him. The victim walked away and the suspects followed him. When he got to the corner of Lime and Primrose, the suspects surrounded him. One of the suspects hit the victim several times in the face. Another suspect pushed him in the back. The victim was pushed and hit by the suspects. During the assault, one of the suspects took his belt off and struck the victim twice with it, causing a laceration to his head. The suspects then fled, running west on lemon and south on Magnolia. The victim notified police. Officers arrived and checked the area. They located two of the suspects at a residence in the 200 block of W. Colorado. The suspects were identified by the victim and arrested. The investigation is continuing.

Warrant / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
January 21 at 11:22 p.m., a subject was reported dumping trash behind a business in the 400 block of W. Duarte Road. Officers arrived and detained the subject. A computer check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. During a pat-down search, the subject was found to have a glass pipe and a small baggie of methamphetamine on his person. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
January 22 at 12:32 a.m., a traffic collision was reported at Magnolia and Huntington. One driver rear ended the other. Officers arrived and determined there were no injuries. One of the drivers admitted to taking prescription drugs and after investigation, was determined to be under the influence. She was arrested for driving under the influence.

Commercial Burglary
January 22 at 4:36 a.m., an alarm company called to report an alarm activation at a business in the 900 block of W. Duarte Road. Officers arrived and saw the glass to the front doors had been smashed. Officers cleared the location, but no suspects were located. It was determined that the suspects took the till from the cash register, but there was no money inside the till at the time. The investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
January 22 at 10:03 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported at a hotel in the 900 block of W. Huntington. The victim reported that her vehicle had been vandalized while it was parked overnight in the hotel parking lot. The rear driver's side window was shattered. The investigation is continuing.

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