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Monrovia Police: Cars Hit Bicyclist, Pedestrian; Unknown Woman Accepts Delivery of Someone Else's MacBook; Drunk and Cussing at People; Etc.

 [Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 6-12. - Brad Haugaard]


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 380 service events, resulting in 76 investigations. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 6 at 7:44 a.m., officers were patrolling the parking lot of a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain when they saw a male subject sleeping in his vehicle. They approached the vehicle and saw a methamphetamine pipe on the passenger seat. When the subject was contacted, he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The subject was arrested. 

Package Theft
August 6 at 3:23 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of W. Lime received a text notification that her UPS packages were delivered and signed for the day before. She had no knowledge of this. She contacted UPS and confirmed her Apple Mac book and Air pods were given to an unknown female suspect. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft From a Vehicle
August 6 at 5:04 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Garfield reported a theft that occurred sometime during the day from their vehicle, which was parked in their driveway. An officer reviewed a security camera, and it appears the suspects entered the vehicle through an unlocked driver-side door. A set of keys were taken from the center console. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
August 7 at 10:26 a.m., a caller reported a bicyclist and a motorist had just collided into one another at the intersection of Primrose and Colorado. The bicyclist was complaining of pain to his left knee, but refused medical attention. The driver of the vehicle was found at fault and was issued a citation for the driving violation. 

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
August 7 at 10:17 p.m., an employee from a business in the 400 block of S. Myrtle called police to report a subject at the location who was yelling obscenities and racial slurs at patrons. Officers arrived and determined the subject was intoxicated and unable to care for himself or others. He was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 8 at 12:34 a.m., a caller reported a possible drunk driver in the area of Colorado and Myrtle. Officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle. The officer observed the driver commit a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop. After a DUI investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. She was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period. 

Trespassing Authorization
August 8 at 7:06 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Hurstview reported her neighbor had trespassed onto her gated property earlier that morning, yelling and screaming at the resident. The resident completed a no-trespass authorization against her neighbor and the neighbors were advised. 

Petty Theft From a Vehicle
August 8 at 11:16 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Norumbega reported that two days prior someone took his backpack out of his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in front of his home. His backpack contained a locked, disassembled handgun. He waited to report the crime because he thought he may have misplaced his backpack at first and had been searching for it. 

Stolen Mail Found
August 8 at 11:26 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of W. Foothill reported finding someone's mail scattered across his apartment complex parking lot. The mail belonged to an Arcadia resident, so Arcadia Police Department responded and collected it. The Arcadia resident confirmed it had been stolen. 

Missing Person Located
August 8 at 8:59 p.m., an employee from a business in the 700 block of W. Huntington called to report a suspicious subject loitering in the lobby. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. The officer learned the subject was a critical missing from Alhambra. The officer bought the subject some food while they waited for Alhambra Police Department to respond. 

Petty Theft From a Vehicle
August 9 at 7:23 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of Atara reported someone had entered her unlocked vehicle sometime during the night and took personal items. Another resident in the same block reported the same thing happened to two of their unlocked cars during the night. This investigation is continuing. 

Bicycle Theft
August 9 at 8:56 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Genoa, adjacent to the wash, reported someone entered his backyard and took his blue bicycle. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
August 10 at 9:06 a.m., a pedestrian was walking in a parking lot in the 1600 block of S. Mountain when she was struck by a vehicle at a speed of less than 10 miles per hour. The pedestrian was thrown a few feet and struck the ground. She suffered non-life- threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The driver was determined to be at fault and was issued a citation. 

Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 4:43 p.m., a caller reported a subject in the area of Greystone and Mountain that he knew was wanted by the police. Officers located a vehicle matching the description provided to dispatch and initiated a traffic stop. When the vehicle came to a stop, the subject exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers chased the subject through several yards and streets. The subject was eventually detained and arrested. 

Injury Traffic Collision
August 11 at 7:12 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of Huntington and Shamrock. Officers responded and checked on the wellbeing of the occupants. Two people were transported to a local hospital for complaint of pain. Investigation continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
August 12 at 6:59 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of N. Canyon called to report a vehicle burglary. Officers arrived and saw the driver-side window had been smashed and the vehicle had been ransacked. The owner stated nothing was taken from the vehicle. Investigation continuing. 

Arcadia Police Searching for Missing Man

UPDATE: Found, okay. 

Ellington has cognitive disability. If seen contact Arcadia Police at (626) 574-5151.

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Roomy Swipes Credit Cards; Stolen Vehicles; Drunk Driving; Etc.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 314 service events, resulting in 43 investigations.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
May 7 at 10:09 a.m., two motorists collided at the intersection of California and Huntington. Officers responded and found one vehicle had rolled over, but no one was injured. After investigation and speaking with witnesses, the driver found at fault was issued a citation.

Grand Theft Auto
May 7 at 10:18 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of W. Lime walked outside her home and discovered her car was missing from where she had parked it the night before on the street. Officers responded and searched the area for the vehicle, but did not located it. It was entered into the Law Enforcement Stolen Vehicle System. This investigation is continuing.

Violation of Domestic Violence Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
May 7 at 11:42 a.m., callers reported a male and female yelling at one another in the 400 block of W. Lime. Officers responded and found the two subjects, who they recognized from previous contacts. An investigation revealed the female subject was violating her domestic violence restraining order. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft of Bicycle
May 8 at 8:46 p.m., a theft of a bicycle was reported in the 1400 block of Alamitas. The victim reported his bicycle was taken from his front door sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. The bicycle was left unsecured. The investigation is continuing.

Stolen Motorcycle Recovered
May 9 at 8:23 p.m., officers were providing extra patrol in the 1100 block of E. Huntington when they came upon a motorcycle which had been reported stolen late last year. The victim was notified and the motorcycle was recovered.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 9 at 8:42 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle had hit a curb in the 400 block of W. Chestnut and almost struck a parked vehicle. Officers responded and located the vehicle and found the occupant asleep behind the wheel. An investigation revealed the driver had driven under the influence of alcohol. The witness identified the vehicle as the one she saw hit the curb and almost hit another vehicle. The driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Warrant / Unlicensed Driver – Suspect Arrested
May 9 at 9:59 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation near the intersection of California and Huntington. Investigation revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was unlicensed. The suspect was arrested.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
May 11 at 8:26 a.m., a caller reported a robbery that just occurred in the 800 block of W. Huntington. A male suspect hit a female acquaintance in the head and knocked her down. The suspect took the victim's purse and fled. Officers located the suspect and pursued him on foot. The suspect was ultimately taken into custody and arrested.

Grand Theft Auto
May 11 at 6:40 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Los Angeles and Myrtle. The victim reported his vehicle had been taken sometime after 10:30 a.m. It was later returned by the suspect. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
May 11 at 6:41 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of California and Duarte regarding a motorhome being hit by a vehicle. No one was injured, but one of the drivers was found to be intoxicated. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
May 12 at 7:56 a.m., a resident reported that someone collided into their fence in the 700 block of Monterey. The suspect vehicle license plate was still at the location. An area check was conducted and the suspect vehicle was found parked in the vicinity. This investigation continuing.

Theft
May 12 at 9:06 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of E. Royal Oaks called police to report his roommate took his credit cards and fled from the residence. Officers arrived and conducted an area check, but the suspect was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
May 12 at 1:28 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 900 block of El Dorado. The victim called to report his truck was just taken and described the suspect as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Officers arrived and conducted a check of the area, but the vehicle was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 6:26 p.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a subject causing a disturbance in the area of Ivy and Lemon. Officers arrived and discovered the subject was intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
May 13 at 6:28 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of W. Duarte. The victim parked her vehicle and left it. When she returned to it after approximately 45 minutes, the vehicle was missing. Officers arrived and checked the area, but the vehicle was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
May 13 at 8:20 p.m., a theft was reported in the 600 block of Norumbega. The victim called police to report his catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle sometime between May 8 and May 12. The vehicle had been parked in his carport. This investigation is continuing.

Deaths at Train Crossing May Have Been Murder-Suicide

The adult and child who were killed by a Metro train at the California Avenue and Duarte Road railroad crossing were a 36-year-old woman and her 15-month-old son. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the woman, who had a history of depression, may have deliberately stepped in front of the train. https://is.gd/L3cm9Z

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Man Steals Gas By Punching Hole in Gas Tank; Dad Threatens Son With Machete; She Calls for Help, Gets Arrested

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 9-15. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 269 service events, resulting in 41 investigations.

Battery
April 9 at 8:02 a.m., the manager of a pharmacy in the 400 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject approached him during store opening and wanted to return a cell phone he claimed was purchased at the store. The manager refused to accept the return and the subject spit on the manager, then fled the area. Officers searched for the subject, but could not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
April 9 at 4:50 p.m., a motorist reported another driver collided into their vehicle at the intersection of Colorado and Ivy, then fled the scene of the collision. Officers responded and searched for the hit and run vehicle, but could not locate it. No injuries were reported. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
April 11 at 10:04 a.m., the owner of a business in the 1800 block of S. Myrtle reported his vehicle had been stolen the previous afternoon. Officers responded and entered the vehicle into the law enforcement stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing.

Bicycle Theft
April 11 at 1:24 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of E. Royal Oaks reported a female subject just took his silver GT bicycle that he left in front of his home and rode away, heading east on Royal Oaks. Officers searched the area, but didn’t locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing.

Felony Vandalism
April 11 at 3:20 p.m., a caller reported her father was chasing a male subject in the 600 block of W. Huntington. She said the subject had punched a hole in the fuel tank to her dad's parked vehicle, causing it to leak its fuel into a container the suspect placed under the tank. The subject was apprehended and arrested.

Robbery
April 11 at 8:37 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report a robbery. The suspect had the clerk open the liquor cabinet and he selected liquor, which he took and fled the store without paying for the merchandise. The employee followed the suspect, and once outside, she asked for the items back. The suspect pushed her with his shoulder and fled the scene. Investigation continuing.

Domestic Violence / Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Vehicle)
April 11 at 8:44 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Hurstview called police to report a domestic violence incident. She reported her husband had punched her during an argument. Their youngest son called a relative to inform him what happened. The argument continued, and the husband grabbed a machete from inside his vehicle and started walking towards their son, challenging him to do something. The son walked a few houses down and the husband got into his truck, accelerated and attempted to strike his son with his truck. He attempted to do this a few times. The son was not harmed. The husband left the scene prior to the police department being notified. The husband was not located. A wanted persons entry was made into the law enforcement wanted persons system for the husband.

Grand Theft Auto
April 12 at 11:02 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of E. Palm called to report his vehicle was stolen sometime during the night. Just after the report was taken, the El Monte Police Department advised they had located the vehicle, which was found unoccupied. Investigation continuing.

Wanted Persons – Suspect Arrested
April 13 at 1:50 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of N. Grand called to report a subject trespassing on his property. Officers responded, contacted the subject and learned he was wanted for burglary by Monrovia detectives on an unrelated case. The victim of the trespass did not desire prosecution, but the suspect was arrested for the burglary.

Grand Theft Auto / Vehicle Recovered / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
April 13 at 4:16 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report that a woman was in the store who had committed thefts in the past. Officers responded and located the vehicle she arrived in with a male subject in the driver's seat. A computer check of the license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen. The male subject was arrested for grand theft auto and warrants. The female was contacted, but she did not commit a crime, so she was released at the scene.

Injury Traffic Collision
April 13 at 4:17 p.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision in the 200 block of N. Myrtle. A vehicle pulled out of a driveway from an apartment complex and collided with a vehicle traveling south on Myrtle. Both drivers involved complained of pain, but neither wanted to be transported to the hospital. The driver at fault was issued a citation.

Theft From a Vehicle
April 14 at 7:25 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Sunset called to report that his golf clubs were taken from his unlocked vehicle sometime during the night. Investigation continuing.

Metro Line Train / Pedestrian Collision
April 15 at 8:45 a.m., a collision occurred involving the Metro L Line train and two pedestrians, an adult and a child. The train was traveling east and the pedestrians were struck on the tracks at the intersection of California. Both of the pedestrians died on scene. The investigation is being handled by the Monrovia Police Department’s Detective Bureau in conjunction with the Arcadia Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team and the Los Angeles Metro Rail.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 7:27 p.m., a neighbor called to report that a female subject was on the balcony of her apartment yelling for help. Officers arrived and figured out which apartment it was. Once they had spoken to the two occupants, they determined the female that was yelling for help had battered her husband. The female was arrested and taken into custody.

Adult and Child Killed by Train in Monrovia

An adult and child were hit and killed by a Metro train at the California Avenue and Duarte Road railroad crossing in Monrovia early today: https://is.gd/sbFrV5

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Details on Street Racing Accident; Thefts; Fraud; But No Home Burglaries ...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 2-8. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 252 service events, resulting in 38 investigations.

Injury Traffic Collision
April 2 at 12:14 p.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision that just occurred at the intersection of Duarte and Mayflower. Monrovia Paramedics and Officers responded and arrived on scene. The occupants of both vehicles were treated for minor injuries. The driver at fault was issued a citation.

Medical Assist
April 2 at 8:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of California regarding a medical assist. When officers arrived on scene, they located an unresponsive and unconscious female on the ground. They were informed by her boyfriend that she had overdosed on Fentanyl. The officers positioned her flat on the ground and administered Narcan and the subject became responsive. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Fraud
April 3 at 12:22 a.m., an employee from a business in the 900 block of S. Fifth called to report a fraud incident. A female subject rented two rooms using someone else's identification and debit cards. When the debit card got declined, the employee went to assist her and noticed that the person checking in did not match the physical appearance on the identification card. The suspect fled the scene. Investigation continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
April 4 at 12:46 a.m., an officer was traveling south on Myrtle, passing Maple, when he saw an unoccupied vehicle parked along the west curb with four flat tires and what appeared to be fresh traffic collision damage. The vehicle returned registered out of Baldwin Park. Baldwin Park Police spoke with the registered owner, who advised that his tires went flat and he was going to pick up the vehicle tomorrow. The officer checked the area and located traffic collision damage to the center median at Myrtle and Chestnut. The vehicle was towed. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary / Fraud
April 4 at 3:32 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Duarte called police to report that sometime during the night someone smashed the rear window of his vehicle and stole his backpack, wallet and laptop from inside. The suspect used the victim's debit card at a Circle K and a 76 Gas Station in El Monte. Investigation continuing.

Street Racing / Injury Traffic Collision
April 4 at 1:08 p.m., an injury traffic collision involving street racing was reported in the 1900 block of S. Myrtle. Two motorists were seen racing one another at a high rate of speed, heading south on Myrtle. Both vehicles were estimated to be traveling well in excess of the posted 40 miles per hour speed limit. As the two motorists were racing, one of them swerved into the opposing lane of traffic and collided into a motorist traveling north. The racing vehicle split in half, leaving the front half in the roadway. The rear half struck an Edison pole, catching the vehicle and the wooden pole on fire. Electrical wires from the pole broke off and were hanging. The driver of the vehicle involved in the race was ejected and found in the street with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle had major, but non-life-threatening injuries. Officers arrived on scene and provided first aid care to both injured drivers until Monrovia Fire Department Paramedics arrived. The Monrovia Fire Department provided first aid to the injured drivers and extinguished the fire. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The Arcadia Police Department responded to assist, utilizing their Major Accident Investigation Team. The other vehicle involved in the racing incident did not stop and could not be located. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
April 5 at 8:36 a.m., an employee of a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle called police to report a female and two male subjects had just taken a package of cigarettes. Officers responded and searched for the subjects, but were unable to locate them. The store advised they would file the report online. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft
April 6 at 7:06 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of W. Foothill called to report that sometime over the past two days all of his tires and rims were removed from this vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 11:39 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Lotone Street called police to report that her mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend were involved in a physical altercation. The caller also reported that the suspect is on probation and has a felony warrant. Officers responded to the location and contacted the victim. The suspect was in the house and initially did not respond to commands to exit the home. He was ultimately detained and arrested without incident.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 8:48 p.m., a caller reported a solo traffic collision in the 400 block of W. Foothill. An officer arrived and saw a vehicle had struck a light pole. The driver did not have any injuries. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation was conducted and it was determined he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
April 8 at 2:23 p.m., an employee from a business in the 3000 block of S. Peck called to report a vehicle his company purchased turned out to be a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was recovered. Investigation continuing.

Crash Following Apparent Race Between Mustang and Camaro - Two Drivers Hospitalized

RMG News (sorry, no link), is reporting two people taken to the hospital early Saturday afternoon after what bystanders said appeared to be a race between a Mustang and Camaro in the 1900 block of South Myrtle. The news service reports the Mustang ran into a pickup and the Mustang's driver was flung about 100 feet. Both the driver of the Mustang and the driver of the pickup were taken to the hospital. The Camaro drove off.
Update: Report from KTLA: https://is.gd/GhSv1S

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Drunk Driver Knocks Out Traffic Light; Barbecue Starts Fire; Laptop Pings Its Location, Suspect Arrested; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 26 – April 1. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 271 service events, resulting in 33 investigations.

Vehicle Tampering
March 26 at 8:07 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Duarte Road reported a vehicle tampering incident. The victim parked her vehicle in the carport and left it. When she returned the following day, she saw a window had been shattered and the vehicle had been ransacked with items in her vehicle strewn about. Nothing was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
March 26 at 5:56 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of W. Pomona. The victim parked her vehicle at the location on March 24 and left it. When she returned to her vehicle, she saw someone had broken into it. The loss is still being determined and the investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
March 27 at 12:20 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of N. May Avenue. The victim reported that sometime after 4:00 a.m. that morning, someone took his vehicle from where it was parked on the street without his permission. The vehicle is a 2016 Toyota RAV4. The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle database. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
March 28 at 12:43 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a motorist and informed about a traffic collision that occurred at the intersection of Huntington and Shamrock. A vehicle hit a traffic light box and the intersection traffic signal was inoperable. Officers arrived and spoke with the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision. He displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
March 28 at 12:53 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of California called to report her 2016 Nissan Altima had been stolen sometime during the night. The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle database. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 29 at 9:13 a.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Foothill and Fifth. A motorist was traveling west on Foothill, while another motorist was traveling south on Fifth. One of the motorist failed to stop for the red traffic signal and collided into the other. One of the drivers was transported to a local hospital for complaint of pain. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 29 at 10:29 a.m., a caller reported a possible DUI driver in the 900 block of S. Myrtle. He witnessed a motorist fail to stop at a red light. Officers responded and located the vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of drugs. A DUI investigation was completed and it was determined the driver was under the influence of drugs. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
March 29 at 7:02 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Lincoln called to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. Officer arrived and located the vehicle. The driver was contacted and drug paraphernalia was observed. The driver was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Fire Assist
March 29 at 9:33 p.m., a caller reported a structure fire in the 600 block of S. Alta Vista. Officers arrived and evacuated surrounding houses and vehicles. The fire started in a garage and was extinguished. The fire was started by hot coals from a barbecue.

Commercial Burglary
March 30 at 7:29 p.m., an alarm activation was received from a school in the 100 block of W. Duarte. Officers arrived and saw the roll-up door to the snack shop had been pushed in and the inside was ransacked. This was the second time this week it had been burglarized. Investigation continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 31 at 9:37 a.m., an injury traffic collision occurred at the intersection of California and Huntington. A motorist was traveling west on Huntington and failed to stop at a red light, colliding into another motorist traveling south on California. One of the drivers was transported to a local hospital for a complaint of pain. Investigation continuing.

Commercial Burglary
March 31 at 9:49 a.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of Railroad called police to report that sometime during the night someone entered his business and took a laptop computer. The suspect entered through an unlocked door. Investigation continuing.

Possession of Stolen Property – Suspect Arrested
April 1 at 2:41 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of N. Mayflower called police to report his stolen laptop was pinging to a specific area within the city. Officers arrived and were able to locate the laptop. The person in possession of the laptop said he just purchased it in Pasadena. He was arrested for being in possession of stolen property and issued a citation to appear in court on the charges. The laptop was returned to the victim. Investigation continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
April 1 at 2:59 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle called police to report a male suspect took several items from the convenience store without paying and fled the location on foot. Officers arrived and located the suspect. The property was recovered, and the suspect was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Monrovia Police: Combative Elderly Patient; Vehicle Thefts; Auto Accidents

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 19 – March 25, 2020. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 266 service events, resulting in 40 investigations.

Grand Theft Auto
March 20 at 1:40 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of S. Fifth reported his grey Ford F250 truck had been stolen. The victim parked his vehicle on the street in front of his residence on March 19 at approximately 2:30 a.m. and discovered it missing at approximately 7:30 p.m. the same day. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested
March 20 at 6:58 a.m. a resident in the 1200 block of S. Primrose called to report his vehicle was stolen from the location sometime during the night. Monrovia Police Department was later notified by Azusa Police Department that they recovered the vehicle and arrested the suspect.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 20 at 10:54 a.m., a caller reported that an injury traffic collision occurred in the area of Primrose and Huntington. A motorist was traveling north on primrose and failed to yield to a vehicle traveling west on Huntington. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Both parties complained of pain but refused to be transported to a local hospital. The motorist at fault was issued a citation.

Vehicle Burglary
March 21 at 1:00 a.m., a resident in the 1100 block of S. Fifth called to report two vehicles parked on the street with broken windows. When the officer arrived, he saw the windows were shattered on the vehicles. The registered owners were contacted and a report was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Attempt Burglary
March 21 at 9:47 a.m., the owner of a business in the 400 block of S. Myrtle called to report a burglary. The video surveillance showed footage at approximately 3:30 a.m., of a suspect that entered the walkway to the business and kicked open a glass window. He damaged a display case to the business. The suspect then fled without taking anything from the business and ran north on Myrtle. Monrovia Dispatch did not receive any alarm activations during the night for the location. This investigation is continuing.

Battery – Suspect Identified
March 21 at 3:45 p.m., Monrovia Fire requested police assistance for a combative elderly patient who had assaulted another elderly resident at a home in the 100 block of N. Mountain. The patient had medical and mental health issues. She was transported to a hospital via ambulance for medical issues. The victim suffered a scratch and did not desire prosecution.

Residential Burglary
March 21 at 6:23 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. Lime called to report a burglary. The victim left his residence for approximately 30 minutes and when he returned he was unable to find his iPad inside the residence. He also noticed some tools from a shed were placed into a bucket which he did not leave there. He attempted to ping the iPad, but there was no alert on a location. This investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
March 21 at 8:30 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of Wildrose called to report that he was inside his residence when he heard what he thought was a traffic collision outside. He went outside and saw a black vehicle leaving the area. There was damage to the resident’s vehicle which was parked on the street. The suspect drove away and did not stop to provide the required documentation. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto / Vehicle Burglaries
March 23 at 6:46 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 1800 block of S. Mountain regarding vehicle burglaries and the theft of a vehicle. The manager of a carpet cleaning business reported someone had burglarized three of their work vans and stole one of the vans sometime over the weekend. Officers arrived and discovered Los Angeles Police Department had stored the stolen vehicle in their city. This investigation is continuing.

Non-injury Traffic Collision
March 23 at 8:07 a.m., a driver reported colliding into another motorist at the intersection of California and Evergreen. He did not desire a police report and chose to exchange information only.

Grand Theft Auto
March 23 at 9:14 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Patrician Way reported his white extended cab pickup truck had been stolen sometime during the night. Officers responded and had the vehicle entered into the DMV's stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing.

Non-injury Traffic Collision
March 23 at 3:56 p.m., a motorist called the police advising he collided into another motorist in the 1600 block of Radford. Officers arrived and completed a collision investigation and a report.

Non-injury Traffic Collision
March 25 at 8:56 a.m., the manager of an auto repair business in the 1800 block of S. Mountain reported his parked vehicle was damaged by his neighbor's semi-truck as the neighbor reversed. The two parties did not desire a police report but wanted an officer to facilitate the exchange of information.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
March 25 at 11:45 p.m., employees of an alarm company called to report they were observing a male subject wandering the property of a business in the 3300 block of S. Peck via live video footage after closing hours. Officers responded and with the help of air support directing them, they were able to locate the subject hiding on the property. The property owner responded and wanted prosecution. The subject was identified and arrested for trespassing.

Monrovia Police Warn of Virus Scams

Beware of #COVID19 scams:

-DO NOT click on emails/links/attachments you don’t recognize 
-IGNORE fraudulent online offers for COVID-19 cures/treatments 
-BEWARE of fraudulent fundraising campaigns/donation requests for cash, gift cards/credit cards 
-REPORT price gouging

If you have witnessed or experienced a Coronavirus related scam or price gouging, please call the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Hotline at (213) 257-2450.

Source: Monrovia Police

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Girlfriend Arrested for Attacking Boyfriend; Shoplifting; Vehicles Stolen

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 12-18. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 311 service events, resulting in 40 investigations.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
March 13 at 3:55 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 1100 block of E. Royal Oaks. A motorist was attempting to park along the curb, but misjudged her speed and collided into two parked vehicles. Officers responded and spoke with the driver. A DUI investigation was conducted and the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 13 at 5:37 p.m., two motorists were involved in an injury traffic collision near the intersection of Maple and Ivy. One vehicle was heading south on Ivy and the other was heading east in an alley off of Maple and failed to yield when entering the intersection. Both drivers sustained injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 13 at 10:18 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 900 block of E. Huntington when he saw a motorist commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was informed of why he was pulled over. A computer check of the driver revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The driver was issued a citation in the field for the warrant and released.

Battery
March 13 at 11:58 p.m., an employee from a business in the 900 block of W. Foothill called police to report subjects were fighting at the location. When officers arrived, one of the vehicles had left the location with two subjects in it. An officer spotted the vehicle and stopped it. It was occupied by two females, who had admitted to being at the business. Another female stayed at the business and had visible injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 14 at 12:56 p.m., two motorists were involved in a traffic collision in the 3000 block of S. Peck. A motorist pulled out of a driveway, failing to yield to oncoming traffic, and struck a motorist traveling south on Peck.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 14 at 6:57 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of W. Palm called to report his girlfriend had hit him in the face. Officers arrived and spoke to both parties. The couple was involved in an argument that escalated and the female subject struck the male subject in the face several times, scratched his upper body, and kicked him. She also had bruising on her arms due to him trying to restrain her. Both parties said she was the aggressor. The female subject was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody.

Shoplifting
March 14 at 8:10 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called to report a female subject was stopped outside the store with stolen items hidden in a duffel bag. The female gave the duffel bag with the stolen items back to the store employee, but refused to come back inside to wait for police. She left prior to the police arriving. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 15 at 4:18 p.m., a caller reported a motorist had collided into a pedestrian and then into another vehicle while backing in the parking lot of a retail store in the 700 block of E. Huntington. Officers responded along with Monrovia Paramedics. The pedestrian had minor injuries and did not want to be transported to a hospital.

Residential Burglary
March 16 at 5:16 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Foothill arrived home from work and discovered someone had burglarized his home. Officers arrived and found no suspects were in the house or the area. The house had been ransacked and the loss was unknown at the time. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
March 17 at 4:58 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of Poppy arrived home and discovered his attached garage had been burglarized. The garage was locked and the locking lever had been broken to gain access. Several items were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
March 17 at 6:09 p.m., a caller reported her pickup truck was stolen from a parking lot in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
March 18 at 4:06 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 3000 block of Peck Road. The victim reported his van was stolen thirty minutes prior. Officers responded and the investigation is continuing.

Monrovia Police: Gold Line Train Hits Car; Carjacking - Car Chase; Threatening Man with Hammer Arrested; Fake Car Seller Wanted Amazon Gift Card; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 5-11. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 404 service events, resulting in 73 investigations.

Vandalism
March 5 at 8:17 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of E. Lime called police to report that the window on his vehicle had been shattered sometime overnight. The investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Battery
March 5 at 7:17 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision was reported at California and Huntington. The suspect vehicle left the scene prior to exchanging information. The reporting party was able to obtain the license plate of the suspect vehicle. Officers went to the registered owners address and spoke with the second motorist. He said a traffic collision did occur and that the other motorist had exited his vehicle, ran up to his driver-side door and stabbed him in the upper arm with something. He drove home and was not going to report it. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
March 6 at 5:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to an alarm activation at a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle. Officers arrived and discovered a glass door had been shattered. The building was searched, but no suspects were located. It is unknown at the time if there was anything missing. Investigation continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Receiving Stolen Property / Drug Possession – Suspect Arrested
March 6 at 7:22 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of W. Colorado when he saw a subject he recognized from prior contacts who appeared to be under the influence. The officer contacted the subject and, through further investigation, determined the subject was under the influence and he was also found to be in possession of stolen property. He was arrested and taken into custody. He was later found to be in possession of illegal narcotics.

No-Bail Warrant / Drug Possession – Suspect Arrested
March 6 at 9:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1600 block of S. Mountain when he saw a suspicious person looking into vehicles in a business parking lot. The officer contacted the subject and discovered he had a no-bail warrant for carjacking. A search incident to arrest revealed he also had illegal drugs in his possession. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Threatening – Suspect Arrested
March 6 at 1:30 p.m., a female subject called police to report a male subject that just threatened to kill her and her daughter as they were walking into a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington. Officers responded, located the male suspect and saw that he had a hammer in his back pocket and was acting strange. The suspect would not comply with the orders given by officers. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Fraud Report
March 6 at 6:08 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Sierra Vista called to report that he purchased a vehicle after seeing an ad online. The person selling the vehicle told him to get an Amazon gift card for a certain amount of money and give him the numbers over the phone. The victim complied and hasn’t seen the vehicle or heard from the seller. Investigation continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 6 at 10:48 p.m., an injury traffic collision occurred in the area of California and Duarte, involving the Gold Line train. When officers arrived, they determined the vehicle traveled north on California, from Duarte, and west onto the tracks. The train did not derail and nobody was hurt on board the train. A female occupant in the vehicle suffered some injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Since the vehicle had traveled out of the intersection and onto the tracks, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department responded to handle the incident.

No-Bail Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 7 at 11:11 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 300 block of W. Duarte when he saw a subject he recognized from prior contacts. A computer check revealed he had a no-bail parole violation warrant for his arrest. The officer detained the subject and took him into custody. During a search of the subject, documents related to possible identity theft with multiple victims were found in his possession. The investigation regarding identity theft is ongoing and charges may possibly be filed.

Outside Assist / Robbery – Suspect Arrested
March 7 at 4:40 p.m., California Highway Patrol informed Monrovia Police Department that their helicopter was tracking a vehicle they were previously in pursuit of for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. They advised they did not need assistance. Shortly after that advisement, the suspect exited his vehicle and ran into a residence in Monrovia on Greystone through an open garage door. The suspect then grabbed the resident by her hair and told her to give him her car keys. The suspect then went back to his original vehicle and fled south on Norumbega. He then went west on Foothill at a high rate of speed and into Arcadia, where he rammed a vehicle stopped at a red light multiple times.

He eventually made his way to the 210 Freeway, where he exited his vehicle again and was quickly taken into custody by CHP. The case originated in Orange County as a carjacking and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to take custody of the suspect.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 7 at 6:35 p.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Magnolia and Montana. A vehicle struck a pedestrian as he was crossing the street. Officers arrived and the pedestrian had a complaint of pain to his chest. Paramedics responded and transported him to a local hospital for further treatment. Witnesses said the pedestrian crossed the street and the vehicle struck him on the driver's side, causing the pedestrian to fall to the ground. A report was taken and the party at fault was issued a citation.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 7 at 7:43 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 900 block of W. Foothill when he observed a traffic violation by a vehicle. He stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage omitting from his person. A DUI investigation was conducted and the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 8 at 1:40 a.m., an officer was traveling north on Myrtle when a vehicle traveling south went into the opposing lanes and almost struck him head on. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. The driver showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was conducted and the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Warrant / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
March 8 at 4:08 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious person in the 100 block of W. Foothill who was possibly under the influence of drugs. Officers arrived and located the subject. The subject was evaluated for being under the influence, which he displayed several signs of, and he also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested for being under the influence and the warrant. A search incident to arrest also revealed illegal drugs in his possession.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
March 8 at 5:24 p.m., officers were in the 200 block of W. Pomona on a call for service. While leaving the area, one of the officers saw a subject he recognized as a suspect from a grand theft auto case that occurred a week prior. The suspect was detained and arrested for Grand Theft Auto.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 8 at 10:15 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 1400 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was completed and it was determined the driver was driving under the influence. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Vandalism
March 9 at 6:52 a.m., an employee of a business in the 300 block of W. Chestnut arrived to work and discovered someone had shattered a window on the building. Officers responded and determined that no one had entered the building. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary – Suspect Arrested
March 9 at 10:56 a.m., a city of Monrovia park ranger was patrolling the Monrovia Wilderness Preserve in the 600 block of Cloverleaf when he heard noises coming from inside the Monrovia Fire House. Officers responded and found a window had been shattered on the house. A male subject was found inside the house and had entered through the broken window. He was caught in the act of stealing clothing from the Fire Department and had been drinking alcohol. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Negligent Discharge of a Firearm – Suspect Arrested
March 9 at 11:51 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of E. Cypress called to report hearing gun shots in the area. Officers arrived and located a subject in the area. A handgun was discovered next to the subject and he admitted to willfully discharging the firearm into the air because he was upset at his girlfriend. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Residential Burglary
March 10 at 2:24 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of Linwood called police to report that he saw an unknown male suspect just exit his neighbors attached garage. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The homeowner was contacted and only a pair of ear-buds were missing from the victim's vehicle, which was parked inside the garage.

Driving Under the Influence / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 10 at 6:56 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 300 block of E. Foothill when she saw a motorist commit a driving violation. The vehicle was stopped and a computer check revealed the driver had a DUI warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft
March 10 at 1:17 p.m., a resident in the 1200 block of S. Magnolia reported a petty theft incident. The victim had left her house keys in the front door lock. She saw a female subject take the keys and run from the area. Officers responded, but were unable to locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
March 10 at 3:50 p.m., a customer of a grocery store in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported that someone took her wallet from inside her purse while she was shopping. The purse was in a shopping cart, and she believes her wallet must have been taken when her back was turned. This investigation is continuing.

Non-injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision
March 10 at 4:27 p.m., a motorist reported he was involved in a traffic collision in the intersection of Mountain and Duarte, and the other driver fled the scene. Officers responded and found the reporting person was not injured. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 11 at 10:11 a.m., a caller reported two motorists collided into one another at the intersection of Myrtle and Evergreen. Officers responded and found both drivers had minor injuries. Monrovia Paramedics responded, but both drivers refused to be transported to the hospital. The driver who was found to be at fault was issued a citation for unsafe turning against a red light and sign that says no turn on red.

Residential Burglary
March 11 at 1:37 p.m., the house-sitter for a home in the 300 block of N. Canyon called police to report the home had been burglarized sometime in the past 24 hours and jewelry had been taken. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud / Phone Scam
March 11 at 4:06 p.m., a fraudulent phone scam was reported at a residence in the 100 block of El Nido. The resident received a telephone call from someone representing themselves as customer service for a cellphone and computer provider company. The caller convinced the resident that her computer had been hacked and could only be repaired if she gave the caller money using her credit card, which the resident did. She later realized it was a scam. This investigation is continuing.

Car Chase Involves Home Invasion in Monrovia

A car chase from Riverside - that involved a home-invasion and assault in Monrovia - ended Saturday with a man being arrested on the 210 Freeway. https://is.gd/O2hTk4

- Brad Haugaard

TV Program to Feature Murder of Monrovia Mother and Daughter, Kelsey and Cecilia Meza

The TV program, In Pursuit, will feature the murder of Monrovians Kelsey and Cecilia Meza in the episode airing March 11 at 10 p.m. Details: https://is.gd/HGRqEY (Thanks to Carmen Martinez)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Cop Punched; Paintball Shooter Shatters Car Windows; Suspect Challenges Officer to Fight; Boyfriend Busted for Beating Girlfriend; Gang Graffiti at Station Square; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 27 - March 4. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 419 service events, resulting in 106 investigations.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
February 27 at 8:52 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of Valle Vista called to report a female acquaintance was trying to steal a car parked in his driveway. Officers arrived and contacted the female. A computer check indicated she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant.

Grand Theft Auto
February 27 at 12:32 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of El Nido called to report his blue Honda Insight was stolen sometime during the early morning hours. A spare key was left inside the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Battery on a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
February 27 at 2:09 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious male subject wielding an object, possibly a wrench, at a business in the 100 block of W. Huntington. Officers arrived and located the subject. The subject consented to a pat-down search, and while the officers were searching the subject, he suddenly turned and punched one of the officers in the face. The officers restrained the subject and took him into custody.

Embezzlement – Suspect Cited
February 27 at 2:56 p.m., a manager from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called to report that an employee embezzled money from the business. An officer responded and questioned the suspected employee. The employee admitted to stealing cash deposits for two days. The suspect was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
February 27 at 7:18 p.m., an intoxicated subject was reported in the 400 block of W. Duarte. Officers arrived and located a subject matching the description. The officers spoke with the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Vandalism
February 27 at 10:05 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of E. Lemon called to report that someone shot four vehicles with a paintball gun. The reporting party did not know if the suspects were on foot or in a vehicle. Officers arrived and saw four vehicles had paint splatter on them and three windows had been shattered. At 11:05 p.m., Monrovia dispatch received another call of two additional vehicles vandalized with paintballs in the 400 block of E. Foothill, with one window also shattered. The suspect vehicle was reported as a white Honda with its lights off. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Warrants / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
February 28 at 11:13 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Magnolia and Walnut when he saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and it was learned that the male driver was on probation for a drug offense and had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed heroin hidden beneath a seat, which the driver admitted belonged to him. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
February 28 at 4:06 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Myrtle called to report the catalytic converter was stolen off his vehicle sometime during the night. The victim had left his vehicle parked overnight on the street and did not discover the theft until late afternoon the next day. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 28 at 11:05 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 800 block of W. Huntington. The victim parked his vehicle in the lot and went into a business. When he returned to his vehicle, he found one of the windows had been shattered and items in the vehicle were missing. Investigation continuing.

Warrants / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
February 29 at 7:47 a.m., officers responded to the area of Mayflower and Evergreen regarding a disturbed subject waving a knife around. Officers arrived and located a subject who matched the description that was provided to police dispatch. The subject had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed the subject was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
February 29 at 9:17 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of King called to report a vehicle that had been parked in the area for several days. An officer arrived to investigate and recognized the vehicle as one he had taken a grand theft auto report on several days prior. The officer processed the vehicle for evidence and it was returned to the owner.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Resisting a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
February 29 at 4:37 p.m., a battery incident that just occurred was reported in front of a business in the 900 block of W. Huntington. There were multiple witnesses and a good suspect description. Officers arrived and located the suspect. He immediately challenged the officer to fight, then threatened suicide by cop, resulting in a multiple officer response. The suspect was eventually restrained by officers and taken into custody. The investigation showed the battery incident rose to the level of an assault with a deadly weapon, and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 29 at 6:31 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 300 block of W. Foothill. A driver was arguing with his passenger when he struck a parked vehicle on the north side of the street. Officers responded and during the course of their investigation, they determined the driver showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. After a DUI investigation was conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Injury Traffic Collision
February 29 at 11:02 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at Mountain and Royal Oaks. A motorist traveling south on Mountain was stopped at a red light waiting to make a right turn onto Royal Oaks. When the light turned green, the motorist turned and was suddenly struck by another vehicle traveling north on Mountain that ran the red light. One of the occupants complained of pain and was treated at the scene by Monrovia Paramedics. The driver at fault was issued a citation for the traffic violation.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 1 at 5:48 p.m., a resident in the 1700 block of S. Mayflower called to report a domestic battery that occurred on Friday, February 28. A couple had been drinking and were involved in an argument. The argument escalated and the boyfriend head-butted and punched his girlfriend. He proceeded to kick her and pushed her to the ground. She sustained multiple bruises on her body. An investigation was conducted, and the boyfriend was located and arrested for domestic violence.

Possession of Methamphetamine and Burglary Tools – Suspects Arrested
March 2 at 6:40 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of E. Huntington when he saw a motorist driving a vehicle with no license plates. He stopped the vehicle and found the driver was driving with a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle and occupants, the officer found both the driver and his passenger were in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine and the type of tools commonly used to commit burglaries. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
March 2 at 9:50 a.m., the manager of a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported the store's delivery truck had been stolen sometime during the night. The vehicle is a white, 2010, Ford Ranger truck. Officers searched the area for the vehicle, but couldn't locate it. The vehicle information was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle system and the investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
March 2 at 1:14 p.m., an employee of a clothing store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject left the store with merchandise without paying for it. She entered a waiting vehicle and both subjects drove away. Officers searched the area, but could not locate the vehicle. The license plate was obtained for the vehicle and the investigation is continuing.

Assault With a Deadly Weapon
March 2 at 1:35 p.m., employees of an automobile parts store in the 3300 block of S. Peck reported two male subjects were fighting at the location over a part they both wanted. During the fight, one of the subject brandished a pocket knife and cut the other subject's forearm, then fled the location. Officers and paramedics responded. The victim refused to be transported to a hospital and was treated at the scene by paramedics. The suspect was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
March 2 at 5:02 p.m., the manager of a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported someone forced entry into two of the store's locked storage containers sometime during the weekend and took a significant amount of merchandise. The containers are kept behind the store. This investigation is continuing.

Graffiti Vandalism at Station Square
March 3 at 3:22 p.m., an officer was patrolling Station Square Park in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle when he discovered the open bathrooms had been vandalized. The vandalism was green, gang related graffiti. This investigation is continuing.

Stolen Motorcycle
March 3 at 4:59 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Foothill discovered someone had stolen his off-road motorcycle from the bed of his truck. Officers responded and entered the vehicle into the law enforcement stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 4 at 10:50 a.m., a caller reported that a traffic collision just occurred at the intersection of Monterey and Huntington. Two vehicles collided in the intersection and the cause of the collision is under investigation. One party complained of pain and was treated at the scene by Monrovia Paramedics. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 4 at 11:55 a.m., a caller reported a hit and run traffic collision near Alta Vista and Duarte. A motorist struck an occupied parked vehicle, injuring the two occupants. Moments later, the suspect vehicle struck another parked vehicle near Pomona and Magnolia. Officers responded and checked the wellbeing of the injured parties. Additional officers responded and located the suspect vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for felony hit and run and felony driving under the influence, and held for a sobering period.

DUI Checks in Monrovia March 13 and 17

The Monrovia Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday night, March 13, and a DUI Saturation Patrol on March 17, both between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. for Saint Patrick’s holiday weekend.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment checking drivers for proper licensing. During the DUI Saturation Patrol, officers will be driving throughout Monrovia specifically looking for DUI drivers.

The Monrovia Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a prohibition from driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana is also impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. In 2018, the Monrovia Police Department investigated thirteen DUI related collisions, which resulted in one person killed and seventeen injured.

The Monrovia Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe weekend of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
  • Always use a designated sober driver to get home – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation.
  • If you see someone who is clearly impaired about to drive, help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and find out how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers arrested for DUI may incur costs upwards of $13,500 out of pocket. This includes court fines and fees, mandatory DUI classes, DMV license suspension, attorney fees, and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Source: Monrovia Police press release

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: De-Bearing Mayflower School; Gardeners' Tools Swiped; Window Smasher Grabs Rain Jacket; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 20-26. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 390 service events, resulting in 87 investigations.

Bear Sighting
February 20 at 6:52 a.m., a resident called police dispatch to report a bear wandering the grounds of an elementary school in the 200 block of N. Mayflower and officers responded. As staff and students started to arrive, the officers were able to guide the bear off the campus and north on Mayflower. The Department of Fish and Wildlife responded and the bear made its way back toward the foothills.

Petty Theft
February 20 at 12:17 p.m., a petty theft was reported in the 300 block of E. Greystone. The victim reported that while he was working at a residence, his gardening equipment was stolen out of the bed of his truck. The suspects were described as two male Hispanics in a black Honda Pilot. Investigation continuing.

Petty Theft
February 20 at 12:31 p.m., a petty theft was reported in the 300 block of Wildrose. The victim reported that while he was doing gardening work at a residence, his gardening equipment was stolen from the bed of his truck. The suspects and the suspect vehicle descriptions are similar to a theft that occurred earlier that same day. Investigation continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
February 20 at 11:50 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Genoa called to report a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the area and occupied. Officers contacted the occupant and, after investigation, found him to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested without incident.

Bear Sighting
February 21 at 5:25 a.m., a news crew was in the area of Mayflower and Hillcrest looking for the bear that was in the 200 block of N. Mayflower the prior day. They located the bear and notified Monrovia Police Department. Officers responded and found the bear was heading back north toward the foothills and was not causing any issues.

As the morning progressed, the bear came back south. The media continued to film the bear. The bear was moving slowly, but not leaving the area. The Department of Fish and Wildlife responded and, ultimately, tranquilized the bear so they could assess if it was injured. They relocated the bear to the unpopulated area of the National Forest.

Vandalism
February 21 at 7:14 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Mayflower called to report that sometime during the night someone shattered his vehicle window. The investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
February 21 at 7:36 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report a shoplifter that left the store with concealed merchandise. Officers responded and reviewed video footage. Investigation continuing.

Shoplifting
February 21 at 8:03 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a shoplifting incident that had just occurred. The suspect left the location prior to the officer’s arrival. During the investigation, the identity of the suspect was determined. Investigation continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
February 21 at 9:19 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for several vehicle code violations in the 100 block of W. Colorado. The bicyclist was found to have five outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
February 22 at 1:47 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of E. Colorado called police to report two subjects that were arguing in a nearby alley, causing a disturbance. Officers responded regarding the noise disturbance and found a couple arguing near the alley. A computer check revealed one of the subjects had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Fraud Report
February 22 at 9:49 a.m., a resident in the 1800 block of Estrella called to report that someone opened a Home Depot credit card using her personal identifying information. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 22 at 12:13 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 700 block of E. Huntington. While the victim was inside the business, someone shattered a window on her vehicle and took items from inside. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 22 at 1:18 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 600 block of W. Huntington. The victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot and went into a business. When she returned to her vehicle, she found a window had been smashed and her rain jacket was missing from inside. Investigation continuing.

Alcohol Offense – Suspect Cited
February 22 at 3:04 p.m., police received a call reporting a male and female subject that were arguing at a park in the 1200 block of N. Canyon. Officers responded and located the subjects. One of the subjects was in possession of an open container of alcohol. The alcohol was confiscated and she was issued a citation for the violation.

Shoplifting / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
February 22 at 5:17 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called police to report a female that was being detained for shoplifting. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting and the investigation revealed she also had outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
February 22 at 9:11 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported to police. An employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington parked her vehicle and went into work. She returned approximately four hours later and found a window on her vehicle had been shattered and items were missing from inside. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 22 at 11:01 p.m., an employee from a business in the 900 block of W. Huntington called police to report his vehicle was broken into while he was at work. His vehicle window was shattered and items were taken. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Non-Injury Traffic Collision – Driver Arrested
February 23 at 1:01 a.m., a caller reported a traffic collision that occurred in the 1800 block of S. Mayflower. Officers responded and learned that a vehicle traveling north on Mayflower had struck two parked cars. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After a DUI investigation was conducted, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and held for a sobering period.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
February 24 at 6:24 a.m., a caller reported a family disturbance in the 300 block of Genoa. Officers responded and spoke with the involved parties. It was determined that the female subject was the aggressor and the male subject had sustained minor injuries. The female subject was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody.

Burglary
February 24 at 8:44 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Colorado called to report that his detached garage had been burglarized. An officer arrived and confirmed a burglary had occurred and items were missing. Investigation continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
February 24 at 10:40 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 700 block of E. Huntington. A motorist was traveling west on Huntington, veered off the roadway and collided into a tree. The driver suffered head injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Injury Traffic Collision
February 24 at 11:45 a.m., a bicyclist was traveling north in the 1800 block of S. Myrtle when he was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling north. He suffered injuries, but refused medical attention. The party at fault was issued a citation.

Monrovia Police: Doggy Door Burglary; Thief Swipes Purse, Then Car; Vacant House Marijuana Farm; Fatal 210 Crash; And More ...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for February 13-19. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 363 service events, resulting in 62 investigations.

Grand Theft Auto / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
February 13 at 12:37 p.m., the OnStar Company notified Monrovia dispatch of a stolen vehicle parked in the 900 block of S. Fifth. Officers responded and located the vehicle. A male suspect was seen entering the vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop and conducted an investigation. The suspect was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Residential Burglary
February 13 at 1:40 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of N. Primrose called police to report her home had been burglarized. She had left the home at 10:30 a.m. that day and returned at approximately 1:00 p.m. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. It appears the suspects entered the residence through a dog entrance in the rear door. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
February 13 at 6:38 p.m., a grand theft was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington. A male suspect entered the store with the hood of his sweatshirt wrapped around his face. The suspect broke a display case and took two cell phones, then ran out of the store. Officers arrived and checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
February 13 at 9:06 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 900 block of W. Duarte. Officers arrived and obtained surveillance footage showing the suspect. The victim’s purse had been stolen previously while she was in a local business, and the suspect then used the keys to take the vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 14 at 1:12 a.m., a caller reported multiple subjects in the 300 block of Meadow Lane, possibly looking into vehicles. Officers arrived and found the subjects were standing around a damaged vehicle. After investigation, it was determined the driver of the vehicle had driven into the curb. The driver was insistent he did not hit anything, and that the airbags deployed on their own. He was given a field sobriety test and it was determined he was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He was arrested and transported to a hospital, where he provided a blood sample.

Grand Theft
February 14 at 3:43 p.m., a grand theft of a spare tire was reported in the 600 block of W. Huntington. The full-sized spare tire was taken from the back of the victim’s vehicle while parked in a business parking lot. The victim was shopping in a business. This investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
February 14 at 5:54 p.m., a female driver parked her vehicle in the 700 block of W. Foothill and was taking her child out of the vehicle. A second vehicle was passing by and hit her open passenger door. The second vehicle did not stop. Officers arrived and searched the area for the suspect vehicle, but were not able to locate it. This investigation is continuing.

Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana
February 14 at 9:13 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Genoa regarding a report of possible prowlers in the area. A neighbor had seen two subjects running and jumping over a fence near the wash. During a search of the property for the subjects, an illegal indoor marijuana grow operation was discovered in a vacant house. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
February 15 at 8:49 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from an apartment complex in the 600 block of E. Olive. The vehicle had been taken sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing.

Mail Tampering
February 15 at 9:25 a.m., a subject called police to report finding mail on the street from addresses on El Dorado, Diamond, and Encino. Officers responded and collected the mail, which will be returned to the correct addresses. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
February 15 at 2:33 p.m., two vehicles collided at the intersection of California and Huntington. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. One of the vehicles was traveling west on Huntington and failed to stop for the red traffic signal. One of the drivers was transported to the hospital for a complaint of pain.

Grand Theft
February 15 at 3:38 p.m., a grand theft incident was reported in the 700 block of Ocean View. The victim reported that he left his drone inside his unlocked vehicle overnight. When he returned to his vehicle, he found the drone had been taken from inside. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
February 15 at 3:49 p.m., a caller from a business in the 900 block of W. Foothill reported a shoplifting incident that had just occurred. Officers arrived and located the suspect, who was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Warrant / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
February 15 at 3:53 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle traveling through the intersection of Alta Vista and Hillcrest. A computer check revealed there was a no-bail warrant attached to the license plate. A traffic stop was made, and the driver exhibited symptoms of being under the influence. Field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Attempted Burglary
February 15 at 4:46 p.m., a caller from a business in the 400 block of E. Duarte reported that a bolt had been cut to gain access to the business sometime during the night. Officers arrived and determined the suspects were not successful in gaining entry. This investigation is continuing.

Fatal Traffic Collision
February 16 at 4:42 a.m., officers responded to the 210 Freeway regarding an injury traffic collision involving a wrong-way driver. Officers arrived and found the two vehicles had been involved in a head-on collision. There was smoke coming from the vehicles and one of them was overturned. When officers checked for occupants, they found one of the drivers was deceased. The other driver was trapped inside the overturned vehicle. The officers were able to break a window and extract him. He was conscious and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. California Highway Patrol arrived on scene and assumed control of the investigation.

Vehicle Burglary
February 16 at 1:53 p.m., a member of a church in the 900 block of S. Shamrock walked outside the church and discovered someone had shattered her car window and taken her purse from the front seat while she was inside the service. Officers arrived and collected video surveillance of the suspects. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovered / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
February 16 at 8:02 p.m., police received a call reporting a suspicious unoccupied vehicle parked in the 500 block W. Colorado. The vehicle appeared to be an old black and white police car with no lights or license plates. The investigation revealed the vehicle was not a police vehicle, but it had been reported stolen out of Santa Ana. While officers were there, a subject approached and told them it was his car. He claimed he purchased the vehicle from a friend for $1,000, but hadn't finished paying for it. The subject was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and the vehicle was recovered.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
February 17 at 1:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain regarding a shoplifting incident in progress. They arrived as the suspect was fleeing from loss prevention employees. The suspect saw the officers, stopped running, and complied. The property was recovered and the suspect was arrested. He was issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Commercial Burglary – Suspects Arrested
February 18 at 12:23 a.m., a caller reported seeing two male suspects breaking into a business located in the 2600 block of S. Myrtle. Officers responded and set up containment of the area with support from neighboring agencies. The two suspects exited the building with stolen items, but then ran back inside the building when they saw police. The two suspects were eventually located hiding within the building, away from one another. Both suspects were arrested. An injured suspect was taken to a nearby hospital, treated, and later released back into the custody of Monrovia Police Department. Both suspects were charged with commercial burglary and are currently being held pending their court appearance.

Theft
February 19 at 11:27 a.m., a theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported at a business parking lot in the 700 block of W. Huntington. The victim walked outside the store he was shopping in and discovered someone had entered his unlocked truck. The suspect took several tools, then fled the area. Officers searched for the suspect, but did not locate anyone. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
February 19 at 4:16 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. The victim returned to his vehicle from shopping and discovered someone had forced entry into it. The suspect took tools from inside the vehicle. Officers searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate anyone. This investigation is continuing.

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Major Accident, Death, on 210 in Monrovia

A woman driving the wrong way on the 210 Freeway at 4:42 a.m. Sunday in Monrovia caused an accident that killed herself and left the driver of the other vehicle with major injuries. https://is.gd/CleYyb

- Brad Haugaard