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Wilderness Preserve to Open Within 30 Days - Hopefully 'Much Sooner'

 Restoration is proceeding on the trail through the Hillside Wilderness Preserve and Community Services Director Tina Cherry reports that, "We know we will be able to open within 30 days, but we are hopeful that we can open much sooner."

She added that, "The trail restoration crew is working on re-establishing the Coyote Ridge switchbacks [red on map] and our trail crew are conducting some brush clearance and sign repairs. As for the connection from Cloverleaf to Ridgeside, we are pleased with the condition of the connector and we continue to work toward making that loop complete."

"With Canyon Park closed," she said, "we know that the community could really benefit from the access to open space and nature."

- Brad Haugaard

Vineyard Church Offering Free Food on Fridays


Vineyard Church Monrovia, on Encinitas right across from the Post Office, is handing out free food every Friday at 4 p.m. “Lines begin to form at about 3:30 p.m. - but they aren't very long - we have lots of volunteers to help.  We also offer prayer to anyone who requests it.”

- Brad Haugaard

Canyon Park from Above; Pipeline Work on Mountain; E-Books for the Library; Veggie Workshop; Landlord Survey

 In his latest report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Dylan Feik reports: 

~ Above is an aerial video of Canyon Park after the Bobcat fire.

~ Starting on Monday, October 26, Southern California Gas Company and National Pipeline will begin installing a new distribution line on Mountain Avenue just north of Lemon Avenue. Work will be between 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and most of the job should be done by November 6. Expect lane closures on the shoulders north and south lanes. If you have questions or concerns, call Public Works at 932-5575 or email pwcomments@ci.monrovia.ca.us

~  The Monrovia Public Library has received $5,000 grant, which it will use to purchase e-books.

~  Monrovia Community Garden will host a Winter Vegetable Workshop on November 14, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. through Zoom. Register by email at info@monroviacommunitygarden.org.

~ If you're a residential landlord, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments - building on the LA County Development Authority's Homeless Incentive Program - wants to hear from you. The survey it has developed typically takes no more than 5 minutes to complete and responses are confidential. Complete survey before October 31 for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card. Survey: https://is.gd/Zca5ac

- Brad Haugaard

'Trunk or Treat' Event to be Held at Monrovia High

The drive-through "Trunk-or-Treat" event sponsored by Monrovia's Fellowship Church now has a location. It will be held at Monrovia High School on Saturday, October 31, from 1-4 p.m. https://is.gd/FfhOne

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Brothers Painting Dodger Signs on Lawns

Two Monrovia brothers have set up a very successful little business painting Dodger signs on neighborhood lawns. Here's a video report: https://is.gd/ufuOVQ

- Brad Haugaard

Health Department Fines Some Monrovia Restaurants

County health officials handed out fines of up to $500 to several Monrovia restaurants in connection with alleged violations of COVID restrictions, according to an article in the Monrovia Weekly. https://is.gd/h1mI8n

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Coronavirus Count: 26 More Cases, No More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 10/21/2020. Changes since 10/14/2020.

City of Monrovia: 829 cases (up 26), 41 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 88 cases (up 2), no deaths

- Brad Haugaard

Lunch at Peach Cafe

Lunch at Peach Cafe, on the north side of Colorado just west of Ivy. Got the Short Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a side of fruit for $12 and an iced tea for $2.75. Very good!

- Brad Haugaard 

MAP Leaders Provide Socially Distant Parade for Seniors


Leaders in the Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy recently participated in a drive-by parade for two local senior living communities, Leven Oaks and Brookdale. Cars were decorated and horns were honked to celebrate in a socially distant way. https://is.gd/M9WYlp

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Vehicle Rolls Over Man Working on It; Drunk Sprays Water, Not Bullets; Argument Over Face Masks; Fighting Mad Because She Can't Get to Alcohol; and More

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 15-21. - Brad Haugaard]


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 355 service events, resulting in 67 investigations. 

Vandalism
October 15 at 1:44 p.m., a motorist reported she was traveling along the 900 block of S. Myrtle when a female subject threw a piece of wood at her car. The motorist called the police. Officers responded and found the female subject near where the crime occurred. The vehicle had minor scratches to the paint. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
October 15 at 5:42 p.m., a caller reported he was just pepper sprayed by a male subject at the train station in the 1600 block of S. Primrose. The caller was accused of stealing a wallet, which he denied. Monrovia Police and Paramedics responded. The wallet was not located, and the caller was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. While speaking with officers, the subject who had his wallet stolen discovered that someone had stolen his bicycle, as well, from the train platform. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
October 15 at 6:26 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of S. Magnolia called police to report the catalytic converter was stolen off his vehicle sometime during the night. At the time of the crime, his vehicle was parked in the street in front of his residence. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
October 15 at 10:33 p.m., an employee from a business in the 900 block of E. Huntington called to report a customer had vandalized a plastic sign after an argument over an incorrect food order. The customer used a baseball bat to break a "Do not enter" sign and then left the area in a vehicle. This investigation is continuing. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 16 at 4:57 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Melrose and Foothill when he saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver regarding the reason for the stop. The driver consented to a search. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. The driver was arrested. 

Injury Traffic Collision
October 16 at 5:39 p.m., a caller reported that a vehicle in the 200 block of Poinsettia rolled backwards over a male subject and the male subject was unresponsive. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who was now breathing and responding to their questions. He eventually got up and was standing on his own. He told the officers he was working on his vehicle and it rolled back over him. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 12:44 a.m., a resident in the 1400 block of S. Magnolia called to report hearing a female screaming in the area. Officers arrived and located a distraught couple. After further investigation, it was determined the male half was the aggressor and he physically assaulted his wife. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Theft From a Vehicle / Vehicle Tampering – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 3:40 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of Crescent called to report a male subject was checking vehicle door handles and was currently inside his neighbor's vehicle. Officers arrived and saw the suspect inside the vehicle. The suspect was detained and questioned. It was discovered that he went into several unlocked vehicles in the area and took items. Several items were recovered and returned to their owners. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 5:02 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of Oakdale reported her neighbor was outside his home spraying water on her car with a hose. She walked outside to confront him, and saw he had a black firearm and was waving it in the air. She quickly went back into her home and called the police. Officers responded and contacted the subject. They removed the gun from him and determined he was heavily intoxicated. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Domestic Violence
October 17 at 11:39 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Cypress called to report several people in the street, screaming and yelling. Officers arrived and contacted a group of people. It was learned that a domestic violence incident occurred at a neighboring house. During an argument, the boyfriend punched his girlfriend in the face and left the location. The girlfriend sustained injuries, but she refused medical treatment. This investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft Auto
October 18 at 12:11 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of E. Olive walked outside his home and discovered someone had taken his work truck sometime during the night. Officers searched for the vehicle, but were unable to locate it. The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Stolen Vehicle System. This investigation is continuing. 

Threatening
October 18 at 3:16 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Evergreen reported she and her husband had been arguing at home all day. When she said she was going to call the police, he threatened to shoot officers if they came to his house. He then grabbed a handgun he owns and left the house. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft From a Vehicle / Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 2:17 a.m., a witness observed a black, compact car traveling north on Ivy at Colorado. The witness said that a passenger in the vehicle was possibly checking door handles of parked vehicles as they passed. Officers arrived and located the vehicle in question, which turned out to be stolen out of Alhambra. The driver had exited the stolen vehicle and was in the process of ransacking a parked vehicle when he was detained. Both the driver and the passenger were arrested. 

Theft From a Vehicle
October 19 at 9:08 a.m., a victim reported that someone entered his parked vehicle in the 500 block of King sometime during the night. The suspect took two GoPros from the center console. The victim was not sure if he locked his vehicle or not. Nothing was heard during the night. This investigation is continuing. 

Threatening – Suspect Arrested
October 19 at 1:18 p.m., two subjects tried to enter a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington without a face mask. They were stopped by a store employee and the subjects became angry. One of the subjects made a comment indicating he was going to return with a gun. An employee called the police. As soon as officers arrived, both subjects began running away. One of subjects was detained. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
October 20 at 1:18 p.m., a victim in the 300 block of W. Maple called to report that two parked vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen sometime during the night. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing. 

Attempt Theft / Threatening – Suspect Arrested
October 20 at 4:44 p.m., a subject entered a business in the 400 block of S. Myrtle and attempted to take a skateboard that was on display. An employee pulled it away from the subject, but the subject displayed a knife and threatened the employee. Officers arrived and detained the subject, who was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject was arrested and taken into custody. 

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
October 20 at 10:27 p.m., an officer was patrolling a parking lot in the 700 block of W. Huntington and a computer check revealed one of the parked vehicles was stolen out of Covina. The vehicle was unoccupied. The registered owner was notified and responded to the scene to retrieve the vehicle. 

Grand Theft Auto
October 21 at 8:46 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business in the 900 block of W. Duarte Road. An officer arrived and checked video surveillance of the location. The suspect is seen entering the store and taking the victims keys from a counter where she had set them down. He then leaves the store and the area. Later, the suspect returns with another subject. While a delivery is being made, the suspect walks to the victim's vehicle and the other subject stands in front of the store. The victim's vehicle is seen being driven away, and the second subject is seen running from the area. The victim later received a phone notification that her ATM card was being used at a Target store in Pasadena. She walked outside and discovered her vehicle was missing and called the police. The investigation is continuing. 

Assault
October 21 at 11:57 a.m., a female subject entered a service station in the 700 block of E. Huntington and attempted to retrieve alcohol from a refrigerated glass display, but the doors were locked. The subject became upset and began throwing items from a display onto the ground. The store employee tried to stop the subject by grabbing her from behind, but the subject turned around and punched the employee on the side of the head. Officers arrived, detained the subject and conducted an investigation. The subject was transported to a hospital for a medical issue. 

Warrants / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 10:56 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle without a license plate at Duarte and Alamitas. He contacted the driver and discovered he had multiple warrants for his arrest, including a no-bail probation violation. The subject was arrested and his vehicle was inventoried. A usable amount of narcotics was located where the subject had been sitting. The subject was taken into custody 

Smart and Affectionate Mimi Would Like a Forever Home


Five-year-old beauty Mimi is looking for a quiet home with space to relax in and explore. This sweet girl is doing really well in her foster home, already adjusting to her new surroundings in just a couple weeks. Her foster parent says that Mimi is very smart and can even open the bathroom cupboard to find the ideal napping spot within! When she’s not discovering new nap spots, Mimi likes to hang out with her foster parent, have conversations, eat, and play. She’s even testing the waters with lap time and snuggles. Imagine how affectionate this cat will be with the stability of a forever home!

Mimi is eligible for a 30-day adoption trial. Take her home for a month, get to know and love her, and we’ll provide all the supplies. At the end of 30 days, you can make your adoption official. Email foster@pasadenahumane.org to get your adoption trial started!

The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cat adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

- Brad Haugaard

La Cañada Students Thank Monrovia Fire Department

Students from La Cañada Elementary School wrote and delivered thank you cards to the Monrovia Fire Department for its efforts in combating the Bobcat Fire.

Mandy Redfern and Wendi Damico, teachers at La Cañada Elementary, commented, "We are so grateful for the brave firefighters who help protect our communities. It is important to us as teachers that our students learn to share their gratitude in our community."

La Cañada Elementary first grader, Katelyn Redfern, added, "Thank you firefighters for taking care of our forest and our trees. You are our heroes."

Source: press release

- Brad Haugaard

First Presbyterian Church Collecting for Needy

First Presbyterian Church of Monrovia will begin collecting collecting supplies for people in need this Sunday. Donations can be brought to the "Prayer on the Pavement" service on the church patio at 6 p.m. Sundays, or to the church office on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Below is a list of suggestions, but other non-perishable items or monetary gifts are welcome. 

Stuffing, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jam/jelly, cereal, canned soup and stews, applesauce, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, canned fruit, boxed mashed potatoes, canned yams, marshmallows, boxed Jell-O, baking mixes (Bisquick, cakes, cookies, brownies), grocery store gift cards, retail store cards.

- Brad Haugaard

One Section of Wilderness Preserve Trail Apparently Wiped Out

Blue = trail, Yellow = bulldozed area (I think), Red = wiped out section of trail.

While the Bobcat fire did not damage the Monrovia Hillside Wilderness Preserve, the preserve did suffer rather severe damage from bulldozing, according to people I've spoken with who have accessed the area or are otherwise in a position to know.

The report is that bulldozing along the area known as Coyote Ridge (perhaps to build a fire break) spilled dirt down the hillside and obliterated the section of the trail made up of steep single-track switchbacks.

In the map above I've shown the trail in blue, where I understand the bulldozing to have been in yellow, and the obliterated part of the trail in red.

The city has reported that the preserve will be open soon, but clearly it will not be the same for some time.

- Brad Haugaard

Bulky Item Drop Off Oct. 24.


- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia to Begin Tree Planting Program

Recently Monrovia lost trees due to the drought and construction, but committed to replacing the removed trees on a 2 for 1 basis, so this fall the city will begin replanting trees in parkways and public spaces, with a focus on replacing trees that were previously removed. It will also consider planting trees in new parkway locations. 

If you are interested in a tree being planted in the parkway in front of your residence or business, complete the interest form (https://is.gd/owGJF3) and submit it by October 30. And if you get a tree, you're responsible for watering it. The City Arborist will review sites and decide where to place the new trees.

For more information contact Jaden Louie at 932-5584 or jlouie@ci.monrovia.ca.us or Daniel Lee at 932-8216 or dlee@ci.monrovia.ca.us

- Brad Haugaard

Earliest Monrovia YMCA Could Open is November 3

A letter from Carol Pfannkuche, Executive Director of the Santa Anita Family YMCA, says that, "More than anything, we want to be able to open our doors to our gyms and pools for healthy lifestyle activities. Right now, Los Angeles County is in the Purple, or Widespread risk category. Gyms can open after the County is in the Red, or Substantial risk category for at least two consecutive weeks. Based on the current rating, the earliest we will have approval to open our facilities will be on November 3rd."

- Brad Haugaard

City Had Budget Surplus, But Will Likely Have a Deficit This Fiscal Year


At its next meeting (agenda:
https://is.gd/je0LiT) the Monrovia City Council will consider ...

~ A revised budget for 2020-21, which shows that, "the General Fund is expected to close the year with a $408,574 surplus." The staff report says that while COVID-19 "impacted several key revenues in Fiscal Year 2019-20, significant adjustments to expenditures were made to offset those adjustments, which include savings in maintenance and operation budgets, savings in personnel budgets (e.g., keeping vacant positions frozen through the end of the fiscal year), and adjusting some transfers out." However ...  "this Fiscal Year 2019-20 surplus will be applied towards the budgetary deficit that is expected at the end of Fiscal Year 2020-21." Lots more data here: https://is.gd/4Rkbln

~ Declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. https://is.gd/WTuOZc

~ Declaring two homes as historic landmarks: the English Revival Storybook cottage at 742  E. Lime (https://is.gd/xOF6tL), and the American Colonial Revival style home at 512 West Maple (https://is.gd/6BjR4H).

- Brad Haugaard

Committee to Hunt for Unjust Policies in Schools Will Meet Tuesday

The Monrovia School District's Policy Review Committee will meet (agenda: https://is.gd/LTQok9) by Zoom Tuesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. "to review with District staff and determine whether any policies, practices, and procedures of the District are unjust or unfair; create structural barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion in District governance, employment or enforcement; or perpetuate systemic racism in District affairs and provide a report back to the Board of Education with any recommendations for change the Committee deems advisable for consideration."

You can join the Zoom meeting at https://is.gd/ITtFGx, or submit comments by email, which will be read during the public comments section of the meeting, here: publiccomments@monroviaschools.net

- Brad Haugaard

Fellowship Church Planning 'Trunk or Treat' Event


Monrovia's Fellowship Church is hosting a drive-through "Trunk-or-Treat" event on Saturday, October 31, from 1-4 p.m. Location to be decided. "Grab a costume, decorate your car, and join us to drive through our goofy Fall viewing experience! You’ll get to see Fellowship staff, participate in interactive games, and receive a gift bag to take home and enjoy." https://is.gd/RsUgy3

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Coronavirus Count: 803 Cases, Up 24; No New Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 10/14/2020. Changes since 10/06/2020.

City of Monrovia: 803 cases (up 24), 41 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 86 cases (up 3), no deaths

- Brad Haugaard

State of the Schools Address Wednesday, Oct. 21

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Man Accidentally Buys Stolen Pickup; Man Finds a Safe in Front Yard; Armed Robbery; Catalytic Converters Stolen; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 8-14. - Brad Haugaard]


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 349 service events, resulting in 71 investigations. 

Mail Theft
October 8 at 11:09 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Grand walked outside his house and discovered his mailbox open and his mail scattered in his yard. He did not know when the theft actually occurred. Some of the mail was open and the contents missing. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
October 8 at 12:43 p.m., a caller reported two motorists collided into one another at the intersection of Foothill and California. One of the drivers complained of pain. The party at fault was also found to be driving with no license and no insurance, and was issued a citation. 

Grand Theft From Vehicle
October 9 at 8:45 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Kirkwood walked outside his home and discovered someone had rummaged through his unlocked car sometime during the night. His wallet and sunglasses were stolen. This investigation is continuing. 

Petty Theft
October 9 at 12:55 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Heliotrope discovered someone had stolen the catalytic converter from his vehicle. This investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft
October 9 at 1:18 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of Encino reported a male subject just stole welding equipment from the back of his truck. The suspect fled with the stolen goods in his vehicle. Officers searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. This investigation is continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence/Non-Injury Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 8:51 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Olive called police to report a vehicle just collided into a parked car. Officers arrived and contacted the driver of the vehicle. She was the only occupant and she was not injured. She showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. She was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Found Property
October 9 at 9:25 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of W. Colorado called to report a safe that had been discarded in front of his residence. The safe had a six inch hole in the bottom of it that had been cut out and several items were still inside the safe. The safe did not contain anything to help identify the owner. A crime bulletin was generated and distributed to all Los Angeles County agencies. It is possible the safe had been discarded by burglary suspects. Investigation continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
October 9 at 9:38 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. Walnut called to report his vehicle had been broken into sometime during the night. Power tools and a generator were taken without his permission. Investigation continuing 

Injury Traffic Collision
October 10 at 3:44 p.m., a caller reported three vehicles collided into one another in the 500 block of W. Duarte. Officers responded and found two of the drivers were complaining of pain, but did not have visible injuries. Paramedics responded and evaluated the injured persons, however, they refused to go to the hospital. The driver who was found to be at fault was issued a citation. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 6:20 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Montana called to report a subject knocking on his door and waving his hands. Officers arrived and located the subject in question, who showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics. A computer check revealed the subject had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and held for a sobering period. 

False Report of an Emergency/Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 10 at 11:19 p.m., an employee from a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington called to report a subject entered his establishment and became argumentative with him. The subject then pulled the fire alarm, causing several hotel guests to leave their rooms in fear of an emergency. Officers responded and located the suspect, who displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Video surveillance showed the suspect was the one who pulled the fire alarm. The suspect was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 1:35 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of Monterey called police to report a suspicious female knocking on her door. She wasn't expecting anyone, so she called the police. Officers arrived and located the female. A computer check revealed she had a no-bail warrant for her arrest. She was arrested for the warrant. 

Driving Under the Influence
October 11 at 1:39 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Duarte and Magnolia when he saw a traffic violation. A traffic stop was made on the vehicle and the driver was contacted. The driver showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was conducted and the driver was arrested for DUI. 

Grand Theft/Stolen Vehicle Recovered
October 11 at 12:02 p.m., an officer responded to the front of the police station regarding a possible stolen vehicle. The victim told the officer he purchased the Chevy Silverado through OfferUp from a subject in Downey. The victim became suspicious when he saw the dates on the title were incorrect. A computer check of the VIN number revealed it was stolen from a car dealership in Downey. The license plate was stolen from a vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga. The investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft
October 11 at 4:44 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a grand theft of items. Employees said a male suspect entered the store with a bag and took merchandise. The suspect fled in a black BMW. The theft occurred at around 1:00 p.m., but employees waited several hours before calling the police. The investigation is continuing. 

Battery
October 11 at 7:51 p.m., several calls were received regarding a fight in progress at an establishment in the 400 block of S. Myrtle. The fight was broken up quickly and the suspect left the area before police arrived. Minor injuries were sustained by the victim. Investigation continuing. 

Grand Theft
October 12 at 3:03 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Olive called police to report three subjects removing the catalytic converter from his nephew's vehicle. The subjects saw the resident and ran to a white sedan, possibly a BMW, and sped away. Officers arrived and searched the area. They located another vehicle parked in the 800 block of W. Walnut that also had its catalytic converter taken. The owner was contacted and a police report was taken. Investigation continuing. 

Grand Theft
October 12 at 10:35 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Seymour regarding a theft of jewelry. The victim claimed several items of jewelry have been taken from her residence within the last month. There were no signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing. 

Robbery
October 12 at 8:53 p.m., police dispatch received numerous calls reporting a robbery had just occurred at a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington. A male suspect wearing a face mask and hooded sweatshirt entered the location at closing time. The suspect approached employees, brandished a handgun, and demanded they open the safe and give him the money. The employee opened the safe and gave the suspect the change from the safe. The suspect placed the change in his backpack and fled the store. He was last seen driving west in a newer black Dodge Charger. There were no injuries reported. The investigation is continuing. 

Drug Activity/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 2:24 a.m., officers responded for the third time to the 400 block of E. Greystone for disturbance calls. On the final occurrence, a resident on Valle Vista chased a trespassing male subject from his property into a house on Greystone. The subject was contacted by police and was found to be in possession of a methamphetamine pipe. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Suspicious Circumstances/Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 8:00 a.m., a resident called from the 400 block of Oakcliff to report a vehicle in the area, possibly casing the area for delivered mail packages. The resident saw the same vehicle the week prior. The vehicle is an older model, red, 4-door vehicle, and was occupied by three subjects wearing black hoodies. An officer saw the vehicle in the 800 Block Norumbega. The vehicle license plate returned out of Long Beach with a warrant and officers stopped the vehicle. A computer check on one of the subjects revealed an outstanding warrant. Officers searched the vehicle, but no mail or packages were found. The driver was cited for a traffic violation. 

Grand Theft
October 13 at 3:45 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 400 block of W. Chestnut regarding a theft of an employee's purse. The victim said her purse was stolen from a yard forklift. There was only one customer in the yard at the time of the theft. The victim will call back when they obtain the company video. Inside the purse was cash, a cell phone and wedding ring. The investigation is continuing. 

Prowling/Resisting an Officer – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 11:47 p.m., dispatch received calls reporting two subjects carrying a box and climbing a fence at a public storage lot in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle. Officers arrived and located a suspect inside the lot. The suspect ran from officers, but was located nearby within minutes. The second suspect was not located. A storage area had been burglarized, but officers were unable to tie the crime to the suspect at this time. He was arrested for prowling and resisting an officer. 

Petty Theft
October 14 at 4:14 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain regarding a theft of a catalytic converter. The victim parked his 2008 Honda Element in the parking lot near the exit doors and went inside. The victim returned to the vehicle an hour later and discovered the theft. The investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft
October 14 at 4:57 p.m., a resident in the area of Grand and Aspen called to report a gardener chasing after a gold van on foot. Officers arrived and discovered two suspects in a gold van took the gardener's lawnmowers. Officers did an area check for the vehicle, but did not find it. The suspects were male and female Hispanics in an older gold van. Two lawnmowers were stolen. Investigation continuing. 

Burglary
October 14 at 9:04 p.m., a victim in the 500 block of Falling Leaf Alley stated three bicycles were stolen from the secured area inside the Colorado Commons parking structure. The bikes were stolen sometime over the last week. Two of the bikes were Treks. The victim provided serial numbers for the bikes to be entered as stolen property. Investigation continuing. This investigation is continuing. 

Lunch at BurgerIM

Lunch at BurgerIM, on the east side of Fifth just south of Huntington. Got the Spanish Burger for $7.99 and an iced tea for $2.79. Pleasant covered outdoor seating. Burger was nice and spicy. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Make a Difference Day


- Brad Haugaard 

Church Says ‘Thanks’ to Monrovia Firefighters


In early October members of California Zion Church, joined by Mayor Tom Adams, said “thank you” to firefighters by bringing donations to Monrovia’s Fire Station 101, followed by a parade of about 30 “thank you” message decorated cars.

- Brad Haugaard 

Adoptable Dan, the Lovable Couch Potato


Five-year-old Dan is a big, loveable couch potato. He loves being near his people, and will snuggle up like your best friend before you know it! He also loves to eat, and he’s a smart dog who enjoys food puzzles. His favorite game is tug-o-war, but he also likes chill activities like getting back scratches or napping with his head on your lap. Dan would do best as the only pet in the home, and just wants to give you all his love!

Dan is eligible for a 30-day adoption trial. Take him home for a month, get to know and love him, and we’ll provide all the supplies. At the end of 30 days, you can make your adoption official. Email foster@pasadenahumane.org to get your adoption trial started!

The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

- Brad Haugaard

All School Board Candidate Statements

Here is a collection of all the candidate statements for those five individuals running for Monrovia School Board. You can vote for up to three candidates to fill the three open seats.

Jennifer Anderson (challenger)

Traci Gholar (challenger) 

Rob Hammond (incumbent) 

Bryan Wong (incumbent) 

Sashary Zaroyan (challenger) 

- Brad Haugaard

Community Development Department to Consider 'Environmental Justice,' Safety and Housing

Monrovia's Community Development Department is launching a comprehensive update to Monrovia's General Plan, examining its Housing Element, Safety Element, and a new element called the Environmental Justice Element.

The Housing Element provides a blueprint for an adequate supply of safe and affordable housing for all economic segments of the community.

The Safety Element identifies and evaluates natural hazards such as wildfires, earthquakes, etc. and outlines goals and programs aimed at reducing losses associated with them.

The new Environmental Justice Element will include strategies to address environmental concerns, such as  air quality, and goals to ensure every resident has access to public facilities, healthy food, safe and sanitary homes, and opportunities for physical activity.

Opportunities for community involvement will be announced.

- Brad Haugaard


Jewish Federation Sponsors Town Hall With Consul General of Israel

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Monrovia-based Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys will host the Consul General of Israel, Dr. Hillel Newman, for a virtual town hall meeting.

The evening program will feature an up-to-the-minute report on what is going on in Israel, insight into the Abraham Accords (peace deal between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain), how Israel is handling COVID-19 and the medical advances coming out of Israel, and more. Attendees will be able to have their questions answered. The event is open to the public, but people need to pre-register by going to www.jewishsgpv.org.

Dr. Hillel Newman became Consul General of Israel in July 2019, where he serves as the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Pacific Southwest. Prior to his post, Newman spent over twenty years in diplomatic service including serving in several influential and critical positions including Policy Advisor to three Foreign Ministers of Israel and Ambassador of Israel to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Most recently, Consul General Newman served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as both Special Policy Advisor to the Director General and as Director of the World Jewish Affairs Department. He has been intimately involved in the most current and pressing issues confronting global Jewry.

"The opportunity to bring a senior representative of Israel, like Consul General Newman, to our community is a," explains Jason Moss, Jewish Federation's Executive Director. "It is my hope that this event will open the eyes of many in our community as they hear what is going on in Israel and the impact Israel has on the entire world."  The event will begin at 7 p.m.

To learn more about this event, or the Jewish Federation's programs and services, please contact the Jewish Federation's Executive Director, Jason Moss by calling 445-0810 or by sending an email to federation@jewishsgpv.org.

Source: Jewish Federation press release

- Brad Haugaard

Announcement of School Board Candidacy of Rob Hammond


Hello Monrovia. COVID-19 has changed just about everything on how we operate as a school district except for one critical component, and that is the people.

The school district exists to serve our students, families, and community. In addition, the Board is here to support our administrators, teachers, and staff.

I believe a Boardmember must be fully engaged like never before. In these times of uncertainty I believe I have been present, accountable, accessible, calm, and above all else, understanding.

Everyday parents entrust our school district with their most precious gift, their children. I will keep working to make sure every student receives the education they deserve. I will keep working to make sure every student is ready for the next step in their lives following graduation. I will keep working to ensure the educational experience in Monrovia is second to none.

Sure, times have changed, but I will always remember I am here in the service of our students and parents.
I would very much appreciate your support, and vote, to continue to serve.

Please follow us on our website https://reelectrobhammond.com/ and like us on Facebook re-elect Rob Hammond.

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Coronavirus Count: 779, Up 17

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 10/06/2020. Changes since 9/30/2020.

City of Monrovia: 779 cases (up 17), 41 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 83 cases (up 2), no deaths

- Brad Haugaard

Ballot Box in Library Park

If you don’t want to mail in your ballot, you can drop it off at a variety of places. One of the closest ones is probably at Monrovia Library Park. Here’s the ballot dropbox on Palm Avenue on the north side of the library.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Arrest in Attempted Murder; Firefighter's Command Post Trailer Burglarized; Officers Buy Food for Hungry Panhandler; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 1-7. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 327 service events, resulting in 70 investigations. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 1 at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex in the 200 block of W. Pomona regarding a verbal argument between a father and a son. Investigation revealed the argument turned physical, and the father’s wife was also injured during the fight. The father was arrested for domestic violence. 

Grand Theft Auto
October 1 at 9:43 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a dealership in the 700 block of E. Central. On September 30 at approximately 3:00 p.m., two suspects went to view a used vehicle at the dealership. An employee started the truck, and one of the suspects distracted the employee, while the second suspect entered the truck and fled in the vehicle. This investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Tampering / Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
October 1 at 11:18 p.m., a suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of E. Lime. The caller stated she heard sounds in the alley and looked out and saw a female suspect open a car door and go inside. A second caller advised he had video of the suspect damaging his patio lights. Officers checked the area and located the subject. She was positively identified and arrested for vehicle tampering and vandalism. 

Theft
October 2 at 8:28 a.m., a gardener working at a home in the 400 block of N. Magnolia reported that two suspects driving a white van just took his gardening equipment from the back of his pickup truck. Officers searched the area for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
October 2 at 9:27 a.m., an employee of a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington reported that someone had shattered one of her car windows. The suspect did not enter the vehicle or take anything. This investigation is continuing. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 2 at 11:04 p.m., a female subject came into the police department lobby to report she had been battered by her ex-boyfriend earlier in the evening while at a residence in the 500 block of E. Olive. Officers conducted an investigation and located the suspect. He was arrested for domestic violence and the violation of a restraining order. 

Warrant / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
October 2 at 11:58 p.m., officers patrolling the 500 block of W. Colorado were waved down by a resident. She complained about suspicious people coming and going from a nearby garage. Officers located two subjects matching her description. An investigation revealed that one of them had a warrant for his arrest and was in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
October 3 at 2:29 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of W. Duarte regarding a report of a vehicle that had just been stolen. The officers obtained the license plate number and description, and began checking the area. A short time later, officers saw the vehicle exit the freeway at Huntington and enter a nearby parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and detained a suspect. He was positively identified by the victim as the person who stole his vehicle. The suspect was arrested. 

Battery
October 3 at 6:21 a.m., an employee of a fast food restaurant in the 200 block of W. Huntington called police to report a battery incident. Two employees were just battered by a male suspect who attempted to follow them inside the restaurant, which is not open for business yet. When told he could not enter the building, he hit both employees in the face and fled. Officers searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. This investigation is continuing. 

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 3 at 2:08 p.m., a motorist reported another vehicle just collided into his vehicle at the intersection of Monterey and Huntington, then fled the scene. Officers arrived and took statements from the reporting party. This investigation is continuing. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 3 at 2:26 p.m., security for a hardware store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported a customer just left the store with merchandise and did not pay. Officers located the subject and returned the stolen property to the store. The subject was arrested for shoplifting. 

Disturbing the Peace
October 3 at 3:08 p.m., a customer at a shopping center in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject who was disturbing the peace by walking through the shopping center panhandling for money or food. She said she felt he was being too aggressive by approaching people. Officers located the subject, who apologized and said he was just really hungry because he hadn't eaten in two days. The officers purchased food out of pocket and fed the man. He was extremely grateful and thanked the officers for their kindness and compassion. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 1:00 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of S. Violet called police to report an unknown subject was banging on her front door. Officers arrived and located the subject. It was determined he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 2:23 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Mayflower called police to report an unknown subject was pounding on her front door. Officers arrived and located the subject. It was determined he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for and a sobering period. 

Shots Fired
October 4 at 2:24 a.m., several residents in the 300 block of E. Palm called police to report hearing a single gunshot and then a vehicle speeding away. Officers arrived on scene and checked the area. One bullet hole was located in the front door of an apartment. The occupants of the apartment were contacted and they were okay. The bullet went through the front door and into a wall, which leads to another apartment. That apartment was also checked, and it was confirmed that the bullet did not exit the wall. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
October 4 at 2:50 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Pomona called to report a subject vandalizing a wall with spray paint. Officers arrived and saw the graffiti, but the subject was already gone and could not be located. This investigation is continuing. 

Attempt Murder – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 2:53 a.m., several calls were received in dispatch reporting shots fired in the 100 block of McKinley. One caller reported a male subject was down in the alley. Officers arrived and located a subject in the alley. He had sustained one gunshot wound to his leg, which was non-life-threatening. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A crime scene was established and evidence was collected. The suspect was eventually identified and a wanted person warrant was issued for his arrest. On October 6 at 6:56 p.m., deputies from the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department located and detained the suspect at Duarte and Wardell. Monrovia officers responded to their location and arrested the suspect. 

Grand Theft Auto
October 4 at 12:19 p.m., an employee at a restaurant in the 500 block of W. Huntington parked his vehicle in the parking lot and went into work. After work, he returned to his vehicle and saw it had been stolen from the parking lot. This investigation is continuing. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 10:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment building in the 200 block of W. Pomona regarding a disturbance. They arrived and discovered a female adult had battered a male adult, her boyfriend, causing injury. Officers conducted a domestic violence investigation and determined the female was the primary aggressor. She was arrested for domestic violence. 

Burglary
October 5 at 5:48 a.m., an employee at a gym in the 200 block of W. Duarte arrived and saw it had been burglarized. Officers arrived and an investigation revealed that an unknown suspect gained entry through a window. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
October 6 at 9:32 a.m., an officer was driving through a business parking lot in the 1600 block of S. Mountain when he was stopped by security, who told him a subject was seen pulling a trashcan with wheels through the store. They believed he had hidden merchandise in the trashcan and tried to stop him as he left the store, but were not successful. Officers checked the area for the subject, but were unable to locate him. Store security checked the surveillance cameras, which captured the subject selecting merchandise and placing it inside the trashcan. This investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
October 6 at 2:25 p.m., a box trailer used by California Fire as a command post was parked in a parking lot in the 700 block of W. Huntington over the weekend. When staff returned to the trailer, they discovered someone had broken into the two side compartments. The loss was a propane tank, a five gallon gas tank, and the automatic leveling computer. Officers did an area check and found the propane and gas tanks discarded nearby. This investigation is continuing. 

Prowler
October 6 at 8:05 p.m., a female resident in the 100 block of N. Primrose reported seeing a male suspect peeping into her restroom window. She had reported the same suspect peeping in her home the night prior. There was also a peeping report filed by another victim the week prior that lives on Stedman. The suspect is described as a male white, 20-30 years old, with thick eyebrows. A short time later, a resident in the 200 block of Primrose reported seeing a male subject in his backyard with a flashlight. Officers checked the surrounding area, but were not able to locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing. 

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 7 at 6:59 p.m., a caller was inside his residence in the 100 block of N. Mountain when he heard a loud crashing noise. He went outside and found his garage door had been caved in and damaged. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. It appears a vehicle pulled into his driveway, possibly to turn around, and it collided into the garage door. The vehicle fled to scene. This investigation is continuing. 

Burglary
October 7 at 11:29 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of W. Pomona. The caller said he had witnessed a male subject breaking into a parked vehicle at the location. The suspect fled in a tan vehicle prior to officers arriving. This investigation is continuing. 

Lunch at Thai Divine

Lunch at Thai Divine, on the east side of Myrtle half a block south of Colorado. Got the Kang Ka Ree (yellow curry) for $10.95, rice for $3, and a large beer for $8. Very nice. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Burned Mountain Lion Responding to Treatment

A cougar with paws burned in the Bobcat Fire was rescued in a Monrovia backyard and is responding to treatment: https://is.gd/hwJaJM

- Brad Haugaard

Meil Coming Out of Her Shell, Showing Her Fun Personality

14-week-old Miel has come such a long way since she arrived at the shelter! At first, she was fearful of people and of her new environment. But our cat behavior staff has worked hard to gain her trust, and now she allows people to pet her. She has such a fun personality and loves to play – if you throw her a treat, she’ll bat it around and chase after it. She’s such a cutie! She’s done a great job at coming out of her shell, and just needs a patient adopter who can give her the time she needs to adjust to new people and a new home. This sweetie is worth it!

Miel is eligible for a 30-day adoption trial. Take her home for a month, get to know and love her, and we’ll provide all the supplies. At the end of 30 days, you can make your adoption official. Email foster@pasadenahumane.org to get your adoption trial started!

The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cat adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. 

- Brad Haugaard

Halloween Home Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Contest

Home Decoration registration deadline Friday, Oct. 16. Judging on the week of Oct. 19. After winners are announced, a map will be published.

Those interested in the Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest must submit carvings by Oct. 19. Judging the week of Oct. 19. Winners will be selected and notified on Oct. 30. The city will share a video, on YouTube, of all pumpkin carving submissions on Oct. 31.

- Brad Haugaard

City Council: Report on Local Water Supply; Breast Cancer Awareness; 'Clean Air Day'

At its next meeting (https://is.gd/bdJumE) the Monrovia City Council will hear a report on our water supply by Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District General Manager Tom Love and Director Dr. Tony Fellow. It will also consider making October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 7 as Clean Air Day. 

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police Get Grant to Improve Traffic Safety

The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Monrovia Police Department. The $62,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist the City of Monrovia’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on its roads.

“These are trying times, and now more than ever, it is important that we are at the forefront of traffic safety,” Monrovia Police Department Lt. Daniel Verna said. “This funding allows us to educate and enhance the safety of all residents.” The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021. 

The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:
  • Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
  • Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
  • Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.
  • Patrols with emphasis on education and awareness of motorcycle safety.
  • Roadside checkpoints with an emphasis on awareness and education of alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
  • Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speed, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
“Through education and behavior changes, we hope to create an environment that is safe and equitable for all road users in our community,” Lt. Verna said. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Source: Monrovia Police Department press release

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Coronavirus Count: 19 More, 3 More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 9/30/2020. Changes since 9/23/2020.

City of Monrovia: 762 cases (up 19), 41 deaths up 3
Unincorporated Monrovia: 81 cases (unchanged), no deaths

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Boyfriend Bites Girlfriend; Suspect Returns to Scene of Crime - Arrested; Drunks and Drugs; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 24-30. - Brad Haugaard]


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 348 service events, resulting in 70 investigations. 

Vehicle Burglary
September 24 at 7:05 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1800 block of Ninth Avenue. The victim reported that the windows on his vehicle had been smashed while it was parked and his backpack had been taken from inside. The windows and doors had been secured. Officers obtained surveillance footage that showed a suspect smashing the windows at 1:30 a.m. that morning. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
September 24 at 8:33 a.m., a traffic collision involving two vehicles occurred at the intersection of Magnolia and Olive. Officers arrived and found one of the parties was complaining of pain to his shoulder. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Mail Tampering
September 24 at 9:48 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of E. Greystone found mail on the ground that belonged to nearby residents and called police. Officers arrived and located surveillance footage which showed a subject in a silver Toyota Prius throwing mail out of the vehicle window. The license plate was captured and returned as being stolen out of Los Angeles. The mail was returned to the owners. This investigation is continuing. 

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 8:47 a.m., a resident from the 400 block of E. Lemon called police to report a male subject in his backyard. Officers arrived and confirmed a no-trespass authorization was in effect against the subject for that location. The subject was detained and advised regarding the no-trespass order. He said he already knew about the order, but he had no place else to go. He refused to take any resources regarding homeless shelters. He was arrested for trespassing. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 10:46 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of E. Maple regarding a domestic violence incident. Two subjects are in a dating relationship and had been drinking. They became involved in a verbal argument. The argument escalated and the boyfriend pushed the girlfriend up against a wall, and at some point, bit her on the arm. The boyfriend was deemed the primary aggressor. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 11:23 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of S. Myrtle regarding a subject that was heavily intoxicated. Officers located the subject, who was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 2:09 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle speeding near the intersection of Foothill and Magnolia and conducted a traffic stop. The investigation revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant. 

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
September 27 at 11:57 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Peck and Jefferies regarding a vehicle colliding into a parked vehicle. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found the driver inside his vehicle and unresponsive. Paramedics delivered a dose of Narcan to the driver, and he responded. Prescription medication was found inside the vehicle, indicating a possible opiate overdose. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver told the officers he took pain killers thirty minutes prior to the accident for a preexisting injury. This investigation is continuing. 

Attempt Burglary
September 28 at 4:31 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 100 block of W. Foothill when he heard an audible alarm. He checked businesses in the area and found there was an attempted burglary at a local business. The responsible party was advised of the attempt. This investigation is continuing. 

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 28 at 6:18 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle. One of the drivers showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. An investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle. He was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period. 

Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested
September 29 at 9:19 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle regarding a wanted person. An employee was a victim of a robbery several weeks ago and the suspect had returned to the location. The victim called to have officers respond. The suspect was located and detained. Officers confirmed the suspect was wanted for the robbery, and he was arrested and taken into custody. 

Lunch at Max’s Mexican Cuisine

Lunch today at Max’s Mexican Cuisine, on the north side of Huntington just across from Target. There’s a nice big tent set up in the back parking lot with a mister. Got the Chile Relleno from the Lunch Specials menu for $10.50 and a small beer for $6.  Yummy all around. 

- Brad Haugaard