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Monrovia Police: Cop Applies Tourniquet; Vehicle With Two Different License Plates - Both Wrong; Drugs and Alcohol; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for November 7-13. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 370 service events, resulting in 90 investigations.

Grand Theft
November 7 at 8:29 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Norumbega called to report several personal items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle overnight. Hand tools worth over one thousand dollars were taken. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto / Possession of Shaved Keys – Suspect Arrested
November 7 at 10:13 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of S. Myrtle when a license plate reader detected a stolen vehicle traveling north on Myrtle. The officer located the vehicle, conducted a traffic stop and the driver was detained without incident. The driver was found to be in possession of shaved keys, which he used to operate the vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 7 at 6:38 p.m., a motorist was traveling in the 600 block of Court Street when they struck a parked vehicle, causing their vehicle to roll over. The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Monrovia Paramedics. The owner of the parked vehicle was notified.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
November 7 at 7:04 p.m., a motorist was traveling south in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle and proceeded to make a left turn onto eastbound Pomona, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Another motorist was traveling north on Myrtle and the two vehicles struck each other. The party at fault was issued a citation.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 8 at 1:11 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2000 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. The officer stopped the bicyclist and explained the reason for the stop. A computer check revealed the bicyclist had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested per the authority of the warrant.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 8 at 2:53 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 800 block of S. Mayflower. Officers arrived and checked on the drivers. One of the drivers had a large laceration on her foot and was bleeding heavily. The officer used his tourniquet on her leg to stop the bleeding. Monrovia Paramedics arrived and treated the driver for her injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Investigation continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
November 8 at 6:25 a.m., employees of a bank in the 200 block of S. Myrtle reported a suspicious male subject sitting in his car most of the day, parked in the bank's parking lot and he was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The subject was also found to be in possession of illegal hydrocodone pills and a hypodermic syringe. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
November 8 at 8:44 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 3300 block of S. Peck when he saw a motorhome illegally parked. A computer check of the license plate revealed there was a warrant for the registered owner. The officer saw a male subject standing next to the motorhome who identified himself as the registered owner. His identity was confirmed and he was arrested for the warrant.

Petty Theft
November 8 at 11:13 p.m., a customer of a grocery store in the 100 block of W. Foothill left his backpack on a table in front of the store, then walked away for about five minutes. When he returned, his backpack had been stolen. The backpack contained an iPhone, a speaker, and his wallet with his identification and cash. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 9 at 7:33 a.m., a caller reported a traffic collision at the intersection of Eighth and Duarte. An officer responded and checked on the welfare of both drivers. One driver complained of pain. Paramedics arrived on scene and treated the injured party. The driver at fault was issued a citation.

Vandalism
November 9 at 3:19 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported at a business parking lot in the 400 block of S. Myrtle. The victim parked his vehicle behind the business and went into work. Sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. his vehicle was spray painted with graffiti. Investigation continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 9 at 4:02 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of Mountain and Huntington. An officer responded and checked on the welfare of both drivers. One of the drivers complained of pain to her chest. Paramedics arrived and treated the injured party and she was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Investigation continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Issued Citation
November 9 at 9:42 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 900 block of E. Huntington when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. The officer stopped the bicyclist, who admitted to being in possession of a methamphetamine pipe. The officer recovered the pipe and the subject was issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspects Arrested
November 10 at 11:21 a.m., a caller reported a possible drunk driver in the 900 block of W. Duarte. Officers responded to the location and saw the vehicle parked in a parking lot of a business. There were two occupants inside the vehicle. After investigation, both subjects were determined to be under the influence and in possession of narcotics. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
November 10 at 7:30 p.m., a resident from the 1500 block of S. Mayflower called police to report his vehicle had been stolen from the front of his residence. The vehicle is a red, 1997, Nissan pickup with Arizona plates. The investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Issued Citation
November 11 at 1:52 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1600 block of S. Primrose when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. He was stopped and found to be in possession of heroin. He was issued a citation to appear in court on the charges and released.

Petty Theft of Package
November 11 at 8:45 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of California called to report a package was taken off his porch without his permission. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 11 at 10:26 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make a left turn from the wrong lane in the 900 block of E. Evergreen. The driver displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Falsifying Vehicle Registration – Suspect Arrested
November 12 at 3:34 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of E. Olive when he saw a vehicle with two different license plates attached to it, neither matched the actual vehicle. There was one occupant in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the subject put two different license plates on the vehicle because the vehicle registration was expired. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft / Fraud
November 12 at 2:42 p.m., a caller reported her wallet was taken while she was shopping at a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington. She said a female subject distracted her while she was looking at items. When she went to the checkout stand to pay for her  merchandise, she noticed her wallet was missing. Shortly after, she called her bank to report her credit card stolen and was advised it had already been used at two locations. Investigation continuing.

Shoplifting
November 13 at 2:22 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called to report a known female from previous shoplifting incidents had returned to the store. The subject concealed several items in a bag she brought in with her. She exited the store with the concealed merchandise without paying. Officers checked the area, but did not locate the subject. Investigation continuing.

Monrovia Police: Suspects Should Have Clean Teeth; Joker at the Wrong House; Marijuana House Was Wired - Incorrectly

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 17-23. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 410 service events, resulting in 73 investigations.

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
October 17 at 2:07 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called to report a subject causing a disturbance. Officers responded and contacted the subject in front of a business. The subject was found to be intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Petty Theft
October 18 at 8:17 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of N. Canyon called police to report tools were taken from his vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and sometime during the night, someone entered the vehicle and removed the tools. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
October 18 at 8:27 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Walnut called police to report his vehicle had been stolen. The victim parked and locked his red, 2016 Kia Sol in his apartment carport the night before. When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, it was missing. Officers conducted an investigation and located the vehicle in the 800 block of W. Chestnut. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
October 18 at 2:04 p.m., an employee from a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington called to report a theft of electronics. A witness told the employee a female and male subject entered the store and removed electronic toothbrushes from a shelf. Both subjects exited the store without paying for the merchandise. They fled in a vehicle prior to law enforcement being notified. Investigation continuing.

Residential Burglary
October 18 at 6:01 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Madison called police to report a neighbor’s home was being burglarized by four male, African American suspects wearing hoodies and masks. The witness saw the suspects attempting to break into the home and confronted them. The suspects ran from the location and fled the area in a white Hyundai. The investigation is continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 10:00 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Duarte and Alta Vista when he saw a bicyclist riding at night without a bicycle light. He stopped the cyclist, and a computer check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 18 at 10:38 p.m., an officer was on patrol at Station Square when he saw a male subject who appeared in need of assistance. After contacting the subject, he was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 19 at 12:49 a.m., a caller reported a motorist that collided into a parked car in the 800 block of E. Foothill and fled the scene. Officers searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication / Medical Assist
October 19 at 2:00 a.m., an officer was on patrol near the 400 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a male subject lying face down in the alley. The subject was found to be extremely intoxicated and paramedics were called. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision
October 19 at 10:37 a.m., Monrovia Fire personnel called police to report a solo traffic collision in the 3300 block of S. Peck. When officers arrived, paramedics had the unconscious driver out of the vehicle. The driver smelled of alcohol and there were two empty liquor bottles in the vehicle. A witness said the vehicle was parked along the west curb of peck and slowly drove over the center divider into the wash fence on the east side of Peck. The driver was transported to a hospital, where blood was drawn. A complaint will be filed with the District Attorney’s Office.

Public Intoxication / Delaying Officers – Suspects Arrested
October 19 at 11:59 p.m., two officers were conducting a check at a bar in the 400 block of S. Myrtle. They discovered several male subjects yelling at one another in the street about to fight. Half of the group fled when they saw the officers and others stayed behind. Two of these subjects were too intoxicated to care for their own safety or the safety of others and they were taken into custody. One of these subjects resisted arrest and delayed officers. The suspects were arrested and held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 20 at 4:14 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Fowler reported a male subject with no shirt, wearing a joker mask and attempting to open her locked front door. As officers were responding, the resident advised the subject gave up on opening the door and was lying on her front porch. Officers arrived and found the subject was heavily intoxicated. He thought he was at his family's house. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 20 at 11:20 a.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision in the area of Magnolia and Olive. Officers responded and spoke with both drivers. A vehicle was traveling north on Magnolia and was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Olive that failed to yield at the stop sign. One of the drivers complained of pain, but refused medical treatment. The driver at fault was issued a citation.

Warrant / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
October 20 at 11:58 a.m., an officer stopped a bicyclist for a traffic violation at Chestnut and Monterey. During the stop, he learned the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine, which was hidden in his socks.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 12:32 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Huntington and Mayflower when he saw a motorist drive through a solid red light. He stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
October 21 at 12:07 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 2000 block of S. Myrtle observed a suspicious vehicle. A computer check on the vehicle revealed it was a felony vehicle stolen during an armed robbery in the Los Angeles Police Department's jurisdiction. The vehicle was stopped and the driver matched the suspect description. She surrendered without incident. The suspect was also found to have a no-bail warrant out of Burbank Police Department. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
October 23 at 10:09 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of S. Mayflower called to report his vehicle had been stolen. The victim parked his vehicle in front of his residence the day before and when he returned, his vehicle was gone. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system. The investigation is continuing.

Illegal Indoor Marijuana Cultivation
October 23 at 6:02 p.m., a caller reported a strong odor of marijuana in the 400 block of Norumbega. Officers arrived and were able to see equipment consistent with marijuana cultivation through a garage window. The tenant stepped out of the residence to speak with the officers and admitted to having a marijuana grow inside the home. She gave officers permission to enter the home. Officers entered and located numerous plants and cultivation equipment. The Fire Department, HAZMAT, and a building inspector responded to the location. The building inspector red-tagged the house due to illegal and unpermitted wiring. The investigation is continuing.

Monrovia Police: Hot Coffee Rolls Car; Woman Arrested in Package Theft; Marijuana Farm Busted; Drunks, Too

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 10-16. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 370 service events, resulting in 86 investigations.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
October 10 at 4:09 p.m., a caller reported a traffic collision at the intersection of Fifth and Huntington. An officer arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. One of the drivers fled the scene on foot. A witness was able to identify the driver who fled. The investigation is continuing.

Rollover Non-Injury Traffic Collision
October 11 at 6:19 a.m., a rollover traffic collision involving a single vehicle was reported at Fifth and Huntington. Officers responded and located the vehicle, but the driver was not inside. Officers checked the area and found the driver walking away from the scene. He admitted to being the driver of the vehicle, but he left the scene because his license was suspended. He said he spilled hot coffee on himself and jerked the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to hit the center divider. The appropriate action was taken against the driver.

Fraudulent DMV Registration Tabs – Suspect Arrested
October 11 at 9:54 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 100 block of W. Pomona when he located an illegally parked vehicle occupied by one male subject. The vehicle had homemade DMV registration tabs attached to the license plate. The owner admitted to affixing the false tabs to the plate. He was arrested and later released with a citation.

Wanted Person / Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 12:34 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the 200 block of Kruse that was occupied by a male and female subject. Officers arrived and contacted the occupants. A computer check revealed the male subject was wanted by Los Angeles County Probation. He was also in possession of a dagger, which is a dangerous prohibited weapon in California. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 2:32 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 1200 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a male subject stumbling in the street. He stopped the subject and found he was heavily intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Theft of Mail/Packages – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 4:52 p.m., a caller reported a female subject wearing a green hoodie that stole packages from a residence in the 100 block of W. Colorado. The witness contacted the owner, who confirmed the packages were stolen. Officers arrived and detained a female matching the description and the property was recovered. The suspect was positively identified. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 8:53 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to report a female subject that concealed clothing items inside her purse and exited without paying for them. Officers arrived and located the female as she was leaving. The employee placed the female under private person’s arrest. The subject was arrested for shoplifting.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 10:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 900 block of E. Huntington regarding an intoxicated subject inside. Officers arrived and located the subject. The subject was too intoxicated to care for himself and he was arrested for public intoxication. He was held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 11:36 p.m., multiple witnesses reported a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of Greystone and Canyon. The suspect vehicle fled the scene of the collision. Officers arrived and located the vehicle at Greystone and Myrtle, which had damage and was still occupied by the driver. The driver displayed symptoms of intoxication. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 7:22 p.m., a caller reported a male and female subject yelling at one another in the street at Hillcrest and Stedman. Officers responded and found the female had driven away and the male subject stayed behind. While officers were still in the area, the female subject returned. She was found to be heavily intoxicated while driving. After field sobriety tests were conducted, she was arrested for DUI. She was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Illegal Indoor Marijuana Cultivation for Sales
October 13 at 9:30 p.m., a caller reported seeing an open door to a building in the 300 block of W. Chestnut. Officers responded and found a large, multi-room marijuana grow and processing center with all stages of growth and processing. The Fire Department, building inspector, and detectives responded. The building was red-tagged due to illegal and dangerous unpermitted wiring and watering systems indoors. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto / Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 10:05 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of W. Huntington when he saw a suspicious vehicle. A check on the license plate revealed it was reported stolen out of San Jose. There was a male subject sleeping in the vehicle. The subject was detained and an investigation was conducted. The occupant was the suspect listed on the original stolen vehicle report. The suspect was arrested and the vehicle was recovered.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 10:08 a.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report a subject who was in the store concealing merchandise. As he exited the business, a loss prevention employee stopped him. Officers arrived and accepted a private person’s arrest on behalf of the loss prevention employee. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Residential Burglary
October 14 at 11:37 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of James Town called to report their home had been burglarized. Officers arrived and checked the interior of the residence. The master bedroom exit door was shattered. The home was ransacked and items were missing. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 15 at 2:31 p.m., a witness called to report an injury traffic collision at the intersection of California and Evergreen. One motorist failed to stop at a red light and collided into another motorist. One of the parties had a complaint of pain and was treated by Monrovia paramedics at the scene. The driver at fault was issued a citation.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 15 at 5:12 p.m., a caller reported a male and female subject arguing in the 1800 block of Encino. Officers arrived and located the two subjects outside a residence. The investigation revealed they are in a dating relationship and live together. The female complained of pain to hear neck and head. She was treated at the scene by Monrovia paramedics. Officers determined the male was the aggressor and he was arrested for domestic violence and false imprisonment.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 16 at 11:40 a.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Myrtle and Walnut. Officers arrived and saw a vehicle that had driven into an open trench, but just the front tires were in the trench. The driver was still in the vehicle and he complained of pain to his knees. Monrovia Fire Department personnel arrived and were able to get the driver out of the vehicle. He was treated at the scene for his injuries. The vehicle was removed from the trench.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
October 16 at 9:25 p.m., a caller reported a couple arguing inside a residence in the 300 block of Prospect. During a verbal altercation, the girlfriend tore the boyfriend's t-shirt and as she did, she scratched his back. The boyfriend sustained lacerations to his back. He was medically treated at the scene. The girlfriend was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody.

Monrovia Police Get Money for Traffic Enforcement

The Monrovia Police Department received a $55,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

"We are committed to keeping everyone safe on the road. We believe through the enforcement of driving and DUI laws, we will reduce injury traffic collisions in Monrovia," said Lt. Daniel Verna.

The grant-related activities are for the 2020 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, to Sept. 30, 2020.

Funding from the Office of Traffic Safety will be used for numerous programs, including:

  • DUI/driver's license checkpoints.
  • Patrols specifically looking for suspected alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers.
  • Patrols targeting violations of California's hands-free cell phone law and vehicle code violations by drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians that put other roadway users at risk.
  • Patrols targeting the primary causes of crashes in Monrovia - speeding, unsafe turning, and right-of-way failure to yield violations.
  • Patrols specifically looking for seat belt and child safety seat violations.
  • Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted and impaired driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety.  DUI Logo
  • Serving warrants to multiple DUI offenders.
  • Creating "Hot Sheets" identifying repeat DUI offenders.
  • Officer training to identify suspected impaired drivers and conduct sobriety tests. 
"Getting in a vehicle remains one of the most dangerous things we do," OTS director Barbara Rooney said. "We must continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to shift that realization and make traveling on our roads safer."

Source: Monrovia Police press release

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Arrest in Mississippi Rape; iPhone and iWatch Thieves; Window Smash Burglaries; Drunks Sobered, DUIs Arrested; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for October 3-9. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 385 service events, resulting in 78 investigations.

Vandalism / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
October 3 at 10:01 p.m., a citizen called police to report a female subject in the 100 block of W. Palm that had just damaged a light on the exterior of the Monrovia Community Center and was banging her fists on parked cars. Officers responded and located the female subject, who was found to be heavily intoxicated. The witness positively identified the female suspect as the one who caused the damage. She was arrested and taken into custody, where she was held for a sobering period.

Receiving Stolen Property – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 11:07 a.m., a victim of theft called to report their vehicle was broken into that morning, but they had not reported it to police. As they were driving in the area of Violet and Palm, they saw a male subject with their stolen makeup bag that had been taken from their vehicle. Officers responded and detained the suspect. A search of his person revealed he was also in possession of a credit card and checks that were taken out of another vehicle. The suspect was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 4 at 11:30 p.m., an officer on patrol in area of Peck and Duarte stopped a vehicle for unsafe speed and observed symptoms the driver was under the influence. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the subject was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Warrant / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 1:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 9-1-1 Hang up call in the 800 block of W. Duarte. When they contacted the female resident, she claimed she didn't mean to call 911, she only intended to make her boyfriend think she was, and that he'd left the location already. Officers entered the apartment to check on the welfare of the occupants and found a male subject passed out on a couch. When they contacted him, he provided a false name in order to avoid arrest for a warrant. They also found a methamphetamine pipe in his pocket. The subject was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 4:34 a.m., officers were clearing a call near Foothill and Mountain when they observed a vehicle run through the stop sign at the intersection. An officer responded and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. When he contacted the driver, he observed symptoms of intoxication. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft
October 5 at 11:47 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington regarding a theft of electronics. The suspect fled on foot, heading west on Huntington. Employees described the suspects as two male Hispanics in their late 20's, both wearing hoodies. They grabbed an iPhone and three iPhone watches, and then fled on foot through the parking lot. Officers responded and searched the area, but were unable to find the suspects. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 4:28 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington regarding a suspect cutting security sensors off clothing. The suspect exited the store with the stolen clothing and was detained by officers. The suspect was arrested for petty theft and released on a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 9:11 p.m., an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of S. Mountain for an equipment violation. A computer check on the driver showed he was a wanted person out of Mississippi for a rape charge. They advised they would extradite. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Receiving Stolen Property / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 5 at 11:24 p.m., an officer on patrol stopped a bicyclist at Myrtle and Duarte for an equipment violation. The bicyclist was carrying a large box containing an unopened computer. The subject was not able to give a good accounting for how he was in possession of the computer. The box had Walmart stickers on it, so the officer went to Walmart to inquire if it had been stolen. The investigation revealed the computer had been stolen from Walmart, probably minutes before the traffic stop. The subject was arrested for receiving stolen property. During the search incident to arrest, a methamphetamine pipe was found in his pocket. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
October 6 at 1:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to a call reporting an intoxicated person knocking on an acquaintance's door. Officers located the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested for public intoxication and provided a false name to officers in the field. It was later discovered that he had two no- bail warrants under his true name, which were added to his charges.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
October 6 at 2:26 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle parked in a no-parking zone in the 400 block of W. Huntington with the driver standing in the number two lane of traffic. The driver entered the vehicle and headed west on Huntington. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the driver showed symptoms of intoxication. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. She was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Vehicle Burglary
October 6 at 9:46 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of N. Canyon. The victim parked her vehicle and went hiking in Canyon Park. When the victim returned to her vehicle a couple hours later, she found the passenger-side window had been shattered and her purse, which she had left in the vehicle, was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
October 6 at 5:16 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 600 block of N. Canyon. The vehicle was parked on the street. When the victim returned a short time later, the front passenger window had been shattered and items left in the vehicle were missing. The investigation is continuing.

Theft
October 6 at 7:29 p.m., a theft was report at Julian Fisher Park in the 900 block of California. The victim fell asleep while lying down in the park, and when he awoke, he noticed his cell phone had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglaries
October 7 at 5:31 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 900 block of W. Huntington regarding an alarm activation. Upon arrival, they found one of the windows to the business had been smashed. No suspects were located. As the officers canvassed the area, they located five other businesses along W. Huntington where the windows had been smashed and the businesses where burglarized. The businesses where in the 500, 600 and 900 blocks of Huntington. At two of the locations, the suspects attempted to gain entry to the safes, but were not successful. The investigations are continuing.

Commercial Burglary
October 7 at 12:04 p.m., an additional commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington. The reporting party came into work and discovered a window on the west side of the business had been smashed. When he looked around to see if anything was missing, he noticed a desk and a bookcase in the back of the store had been ransacked. He was missing an envelope from the desk that contained cash. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
October 7 at 3:18 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 1900 block of S. Peck. The victim parked her vehicle in her attached garage and closed the garage door. The victim left her purse in the vehicle. When she came out the next morning, the purse was missing. The garage door was still closed, but the pedestrian door was unlocked. The investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
October 7 at 8:09 p.m., a motorcyclist was traveling west on Longden when the driver of a vehicle made a left turn in front of him and they collided in the intersection of Longden and Peck. The motorcyclist sustained minor scratches to his elbow and had complaint of pain to his wrist. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle was given a citation for the traffic violation.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
October 7 at 8:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Shamrock and Huntington regarding a male subject waving a knife at people passing by him. Officers located the subject and he was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was arrested and held for a sobering period. He was then released on a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Grand Theft Auto / Stolen Vehicle Recovered
October 8 at 2:18 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot in the 100 block of E. Colorado. The officer took a report and the vehicle was entered into the law enforcement stolen vehicle system. A short time later, the officer located the vehicle in a parking lot in the 100 block of W. Lime. The vehicle was recovered and removed from the stolen vehicle system. Investigation continuing.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
October 8 at 8:25 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle near Shamrock and Maple that had been parked at the location for several days. An officer arrived, ran the license plate and found that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Walnut Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle was recovered and removed from the stolen vehicle system. The Walnut Sheriff’s Department was notified.

Robbery
October 8 at 8:07 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Mountain regarding an assault in progress. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle as it was fleeing from the scene. The investigation revealed the involved subjects met at the location for a drug transaction. When the suspect refused to pay, a verbal altercation ensued and the argument escalated into a fight. During the fight, one of the suspects produced what looked like a firearm, but ended up being a replica. One of the suspect's friends was returning from a nearby business and saw the fight. He also engaged in the fight. One adult suspect was arrested for robbery and one juvenile suspect was arrested for battery.

Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
October 9 at 10:43 p.m., officers responded to the area regarding a domestic violence incident. The investigation revealed that a husband and wife were in a verbal argument that escalated, and the husband punched the wife in the chest. The husband was arrested for domestic battery and taken into custody.

Monrovia Police: Jail Escapee Caught; Drugs and Drugs; Thefts and Burglaries; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 26 – October 2. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 409 service events, resulting in 53 investigations. 

Petty Theft / Jail Escapee – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 2:38 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington regarding a subject leaving without paying for merchandise. The subject was stopped by officers and, after investigation, was arrested for theft. The subject was taken into custody and a fingerprint match revealed the subject was a jail escapee from the State of Washington. 

Residential Burglary
September 26 at 6:31 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of N. Canyon regarding several subjects seen through a surveillance camera entering a back yard. Officers secured the area, but were unable to locate the subjects. The investigation revealed the subjects had entered the residence through a back window and burglarized the location. This investigation is continuing. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 10:03 p.m., officers on patrol near the intersection of Violet and Colorado saw a suspicious subject. The subject was contacted and found to be in possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested and issued a citation in the field to appear in court on the charges. 

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 12:01 a.m., officers were on patrol in the 500 block of W. Huntington when they saw a subject loitering near a closed business. The subject was contacted and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. After further investigation, the subject was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Resisting – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 12:15 a.m., officers patrolling the 1600 block of S. Myrtle saw a subject in the park after posted hours. The subject was contacted and issued a citation for violation of a Monrovia Municipal Code. The subject refused to sign his citation and was subsequently arrested and taken into custody for his refusal. 

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 3:53 a.m., officers were on patrol in the 700 block of W. Huntington when they saw a female subject lying on the ground. She was contacted and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. After further investigation, she was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Grand Theft Auto
September 27 at 3:44 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 100 block of E. Colorado. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. The vehicle was a gold, 2011, Dodge Ram pickup and was owned by the victim’s company. This investigation is continuing. 

DMV Fraud – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 8:57 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation near the intersection of Ivy and Foothill. It was discovered the vehicle was displaying false tags on the license plate. Further investigation revealed the DMV paperwork presented by the driver was fraudulent. The driver was arrested for displaying false registration and defrauding the DMV. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 28 at 12:39 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 700 block of W. Huntington when he saw a subject loitering near a closed business. The subject was contacted and displayed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. After further investigation, she was also found to be in possession of multiple controlled substances and had multiple warrants for her arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
September 28 at 2:58 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Acacia regarding an unknown male subject knocking on doors. Officers found a subject matching the description in the area. The subject 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. 

Vehicle Burglary
September 28 at 1:00 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block of W. Duarte. The vehicle was broken into sometime during the night and had been ransacked. A laptop computer was stolen from inside the vehicle. This investigation is continuing. 

Residential Burglary
September 28 at 3:20 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. Lime called police to report his home had been burglarized sometime during the day. Officers arrived and secured the residence. An investigation revealed the suspects entered through an open bathroom window and fled out the backdoor. The victim reported that money and firearms were among the items missing. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
September 28 at 6:38 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of S. Alta Vista. The victim reported items were missing from his parked vehicle. The vehicle had been left unsecured and the interior was ransacked. This investigation is continuing. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
September 29 at 3:44 a.m., an officer was on patrol near the intersection of Primrose and Cypress and observed a subject lying in the street, displaying signs of intoxication. The officer made contact with the subject and determined she was too intoxicated to care for her own safety. The subject was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 29 at 7:11 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Poinsettia regarding a suspicious vehicle. The driver was asleep behind the wheel with the ignition running. An investigation revealed the driver was intoxicated and had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period. 

Vehicle Burglary
September 29 at 11:01 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding a vehicle burglary. A window had been smashed and multiple items were taken from inside. This investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
September 29 at 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of W. Cypress regarding a vehicle burglary. The rear, driver-side window had been smashed sometime during the evening and a bag was taken from inside. This investigation is continuing. 

Warrant / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
September 30 at 2:18 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation near the intersection of Royal Oaks and Sierra Terrace. The investigation revealed the passenger had a warrant for her arrest. She was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was arrested and taken into custody. 

Medical Assist / Felon in Possession of a Firearm – Suspect Arrested
September 30 at 7:21 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of E. Huntington regarding an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, they learned the subject had overdosed on a controlled substance. Officers administered Naloxone and the subject began breathing and regained consciousness. The subject was then treated by Monrovia Fire Paramedics and transported to the hospital. While in the residence, officers observed and located a loaded firearm. They saw a second occupant flee the location on foot. When he returned for his vehicle, he was 

detained. The investigation revealed he was a felon in possession of a firearm. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Theft From a Vehicle
September 30 at 8:44 a.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Wildrose. The victim reported that an unknown suspect had stolen his wallet from his vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white pickup truck. This investigation is continuing. 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
October 1 at 7:05 a.m., a caller reported a subject had checked the door lock on his neighbor’s vehicle, which was parked in the 700 block of W. Lemon. Officers located the suspect in the area and a consensual search revealed he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and issued a citation in the field to appear in court on the charges. 

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
October 1 at 10:39 p.m., an officer was patrolling in the 100 block of W. Palm when he saw a subject he recognized from previous encounters, who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. After further investigation, the subject was arrested and taken into custody. 

Battery
October 2 at 11:56 a.m., a male subject called police to report his brother hit him and scratched his neck while at a residence located on the 800 block of W. Foothill. Officers and paramedics from the Monrovia Fire Department responded. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft – Suspects Arrested
October 2 at 4:37 p.m., an officer conducting a follow up investigation at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington was told by employees there were two suspicious subjects inside the store. The subjects were both concealing unpaid merchandise inside their clothing. They were contacted by the officer and arrested for shoplifting. Both subjects were issued a citation in the field to appear in court on the charges. 

Theft – Suspect Arrested
October 2 at 9:21 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill regarding a suspect leaving the store without paying for merchandise. Officers located the subject and conducted an investigation for shoplifting. After investigation, the subject was arrested and issued a citation in the field to appear in court on the charges.

Monrovia Police: 'Major Prize' Actually a Fraud; Lots of Drugs and Alcohol; Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 434 service events, resulting in 74 investigations.

Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 12 at 1:35 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Diamond and Mayflower when he observed a subject he believed to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was stopped and an investigation was conducted. The subject was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested.

Traffic Stop / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 12 at 4:06 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 1600 block of S. Mountain when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was contacted. A computer check revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 13 at 12:25 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 1900 block of S. California stopped a driver for failing to stop at the stop light. When the officer contacted the driver, he displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication / Prowling / Possession of a Gun – Suspect Arrested
September 13 at 3:11 a.m., a female resident in the 900 block of W. Olive called police to report her estranged husband was at the location and would not leave. The couple is separated and the husband was found sneaking around in the backyard and was intoxicated. The wife sat with her estranged husband for almost two hours talking with him, but could not get him to leave. Officers arrived and the subject was arrested for prowling and public intoxication.  While securing the subjects vehicle, an open handgun case was found on the front seat. Officers searched around the vehicle and found a loaded revolver nearby in the bushes. An emergency restraining order was issued.

Vandalism Incident
September 13 at 7:43 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Linwood called police to report a rock was thrown through the front window to his apartment. Investigation continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 13 at 11:56 p.m., an officer was patrolling Recreation Park in the 600 block of S. Shamrock when he saw a subject inside the park after closing hours, which is a violation of the local municipal code. The subject was detained, and the officer determined the subject was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
September 13 at 12:44 p.m., a traffic collision was reported near Mountain and Royal Oaks. Officers responded and contacted both drivers. One of the drivers displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 15 at 2:06 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a bicyclist in the area of Shamrock and Maple for a traffic violation. An Investigation revealed the bicyclist was in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Resisting / Identity Theft / No Bail Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 15 at 2:50 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a bicyclist for a traffic violation in the 600 block of S. Shamrock. The bicyclist ignored the officer's commands and fled on his bicycle. The officer caught up to the subject and arrested him for resisting/delaying. The subject was later determined to have identified himself using someone else's personal information to avoid the discovery of a no-bail warrant. He was charged with resisting/delaying, identity theft, and a no-bail parole violation.

Fraud Incident
September 15 at 7:25 p.m., a resident in the 2000 block of S. Myrtle called police to report a fraud incident. The resident attempted to purchase a vehicle online and sent a twelve hundred dollar credit card deposit to the seller. The resident never received the vehicle and was unable to get ahold of the seller again. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
September 15 at 7:53 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 800 block of Royal Oaks. The resident called police to report a pair of sunglasses and a checkbook were taken from his car. He notified his bank and closed his checking account. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
September 15 at 8:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic collision that occurred in the 200 block of W. Cypress. When they arrived and spoke with both drivers, they found one of the drivers displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Vehicle Tampering
September 16 at 8:16 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Montana called police to report their vehicle was ransacked, but nothing was missing. There were surveillance cameras around the location. The suspect was described as a tall, thin, male African American. Investigation continuing.

Fraud Incident
September 16 at 10:12 a.m., a resident in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks called police to report a fraud incident. The resident received a phone call stating she had won a major prize, and all she needed to do was give her personal information and $199.00. The caller asked for the money to be transferred through Venmo or another electronic banking service, but the victim didn't have any of those. She was then asked to get a money order and send it to an account, which she did. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
September 16 at 1:39 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of N. Alta Vista. The resident called police when he returned home and discovered his back door was forced open. It was unknown if anything was taken at the time of the report. Investigation continuing.

Drug Activity / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 16 at 9:05 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation in the 700 block of W. Huntington. An investigation revealed the subject was in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 17 at 2:23 a.m., a caller reported two vehicles were involved in a traffic collision in the 400 block of Montana and one of the drivers was attempting to leave the scene. Officers responded and located the driver nearby. He was positively identified by a witness. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Shoplifting
September 17 at 10:42 a.m., an adult male and female went into a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington. They selected items and left the business without paying for them. They entered a black sedan and left the location. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
September 17 at 5:50 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block of N. Myrtle. The victim parked his vehicle and went inside a residence. When he returned to his vehicle, he discovered a window had been broken. He looked inside and discovered the tools he left in the vehicle were no longer there. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
September 17 at 9:10 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block of W. Huntington. The victim parked his vehicle in front of a business and went inside. When he returned, he discovered someone had broken into his vehicle. The rear passenger window was shattered. The victim's backpack containing a laptop and other items was stolen from the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 18 at 2:19 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of W. Huntington when he saw a subject he recognized from prior contacts. He knew the subject had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The subject was detained and arrested for the warrant.

Vehicle Burglary – Suspects Arrested
September 18 at 6:42 a.m., a resident in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks called police to report two suspicious individuals in the area, both wearing dark clothing and carrying backpacks. The reporting party was aware of a vehicle burglary that occurred the day prior and called police. Officers responded, and as they arrived on scene, the reporting party pointed out the two subjects. The subjects ran when they saw the officers and a short foot pursuit took place, but the suspects were quickly located and detained. The suspects were positively identified by the resident, and the backpacks were found to contain stolen property from the vehicle burglary that occurred the day prior. The suspects were arrested and taken into custody. The suspects admitted to committing several vehicle burglaries.

Monrovia Police: Drunks and Drugs; Shoplifting; Etc.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 421 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Grand Theft Auto
September 5 at 6:21 a.m., an employee from a business in the 2600 block of S. Myrtle called to report a company vehicle had been taken from the property without permission. The vehicle was last seen on the property September 4 at 7:00 p.m. The vehicle taken was a white, 2006, GMC van. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
September 5 at 3:03 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1800 block of S. Mountain called to report one of their work trucks had been stolen and was later located in Los Angeles. The vehicle was taken several days earlier, but employees did not notice it missing. The vehicle was entered as stolen and recovered in Los Angeles.

Resisting a Peace Officer / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
September 5 at 11:31 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a subject inside Station Square Park after hours in violation of the city ordinance. The officer attempted to stop the subject, but the subject refused to comply. The subject was subsequently stopped one block away. A computer check revealed the subject had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
September 6 at 6:56 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business in the 1800 block of S. Mountain. An employee called police to report five of their work trucks had been burglarized and cleaning equipment was stolen. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 7 at 7:43 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 900 block of W. Huntington when he saw a motorist commit several traffic violations. He stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be heavily intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Shoplifting / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
September 7 at 9:57 p.m., security for a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report they were detaining a female subject for taking merchandise outside the store without paying for it. Officers responded and, after investigating, arrested the suspect. A computer check revealed she also had two outstanding warrants for her arrest.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 8 at 12:09 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 200 block of W. Duarte when he saw a male subject on a bicycle commit a vehicle code violation. He stopped the bicyclist, and a computer check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested taken into custody.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
September 8 at 3:20 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 2000 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a suspicious male subject carrying two backpacks. He was hiding in the shadows near a residence. The officer contacted the subject, who was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
September 8 at 1:25 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of Royal Oaks called police to report a suspicious subject trespassing on their property. Officers arrived and located the subject standing near the front door of the residence. When officers approached, the subject threw a glass methamphetamine pipe in the planter, which was later recovered. The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
September 8 at 8:35 p.m., a resident in the 1300 block of S. Magnolia called police to report a subject causing a disturbance with family members. Officers arrived and located the subject, who was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 10 at 10:38 a.m., a caller reported two male subjects at Station Square in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle causing a disturbance. The caller said the subjects were arguing in the bathroom and it sounded as if they were about to fight. Officers arrived and detained the two subjects, who were now outside the bathroom. A computer check revealed one of the subjects had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant.

Injury Traffic Collision
September 10 at 12:57 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of Central and Myrtle. Two vehicles came to a stop at the light for Central and Myrtle. The light turned green and the vehicle in front moved, but then stopped. The vehicle behind rear-ended the one in front. There was very minor damage, but the driver complained of pain.

Vandalism / Trespassing
September 11 at 12:01 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Stedman Place regarding a subject who was jumping through various properties and broke a window on one of the residences. Officers located the subject on Myrtle and found he had a laceration on his back. The subject was heavily intoxicated. He was positively identified by a witness. The subject was taken to a local hospital for treatment and the investigation is continuing.

Theft
September 11 at 5:01 p.m., a theft was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington. The victim called police to report her wallet had been stolen from her purse while shopping in the store. When she went to the register to pay for her items, she realized her wallet wasn't in her purse. She checked with store employees, but nothing had been turned in to them. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
September 11 at 6:39 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 600 block of N. Canyon. The victim reported the vehicle was broken into sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The rear passenger window was smashed and a black bag was stolen from the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Shoplifting / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspects Arrested
September 11 at 7:58 p.m., officers were conducting extra patrol at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain, when they were advised of a shoplifting that had just occurred. Loss Prevention pointed out the vehicle and the officers conducted a traffic stop. The stolen items were located and recovered from the vehicle. One of the suspects was also in possession of burglary tools. Both of the suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Monrovia Police: Repeated Rock Attack’s; Drugs; Burglaries; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for August 29 - September 4. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 384 service events, resulting in 87 investigations. 

Residential Burglary
August 29 at 11:19 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of S. Magnolia called to report his home was broken into and items were taken. The homeowner said he left his residence for approximately one hour. When he returned home, he saw the sliding door was open. The point of entry was a bathroom window that was forced open. Investigation continuing. 

Grand Theft
August 29 at 4:39 p.m., a grand theft incident was reported in the 300 block of N. Mountain. The victim called to report his computer was taken sometime while his home was under construction. The investigation is continuing. 

Possession of Narcotics for Sales – Two Suspects Arrested
August 30 at 12:28 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 1100 block of S. Magnolia when he saw a driver commit a traffic violation. The driver was stopped and two occupants in the vehicle were contacted. A computer check revealed the passenger had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. In addition, officers located over two ounces of methamphetamine in the vehicle, along with packaging materials. Both occupants were arrested for possession of narcotics for sales and transportation of methamphetamine. 

Warrants / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 30 at 7:47 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 100 block of W. Pomona when he saw a bicyclist commit a traffic violation. The officer stopped the bicyclist and explained the reason for the stop. A computer check revealed she had two outstanding warrants for her arrest. The subject was searched incident to arrest and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. She was arrested and taken into custody. 

Vandalism
August 30 at 9:19 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Lime called police to report an unknown subject threw a large rock through one of the windows on his home. Investigation continuing. 

Vandalism
August 30 at 10:52 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 200 block of W. Colorado. The victim reported that an unknown suspect threw a large rock through the front window of his home. This is the third time in the last several months that an incident similar to this has happened. The investigations are continuing. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 31 at 5:40 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Duarte and Magnolia when he saw a subject he recognized from prior contacts. A computer check revealed the subject had several outstanding warrants for her arrest. The officer detained the subject and arrested her for the warrants. 

Petty Theft From a Vehicle
August 31 at 9:44 a.m., a petty theft was reported in the 500 block of W. Colorado. The victim reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and took items. The vehicle was parked in front of his house. The resident returned to his vehicle in the morning and discovered the interior was ransacked and his registration tab was stolen. The investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
August 31 at 11:12 a.m., a victim visited a business in the 500 block of S. Mountain and parked her vehicle in the parking lot. She went into the business and when she returned to her vehicle, she saw a window had been smashed and her cell phone had been taken. Investigation continuing. 

Drug Activity / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 1 at 1:30 p.m., a female subject called police to report possible drug activity she witnessed in the 300 block of W. Huntington. She was at a business and said she saw two male subjects possibly using drugs. She provided a description of the subjects to dispatch. Officers responded and located the two subjects in question. One of the subjects was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Drug Activity / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
September 2 at 7:51 a.m., a suspicious vehicle was reported parked to the rear of a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington. An officer responded and contacted the solo occupant, which was a female adult. The subject consented to a search, which led to the discovery of a small amount of methamphetamine. She was arrested and taken into custody. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
September 2 at 12:40 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Cypress and Shamrock when he saw a driver commit a traffic violation. A computer check revealed the male subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant. 

Mail Theft
September 2 at 7:49 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of S. Mayflower called to report her mail was taken from her mailbox. The resident reviewed her Ring camera and discovered her mail was stolen at 2:51 p.m. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 20's, wearing dark sunglasses, a gray baseball cap, a black Clippers t-shirt with the number 13 on it, black shorts and white shoes. Mail was taken from the mailbox and a package with two headlamps was taken from the porch. The investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft
September 3 at 9:53 a.m., a grand theft was reported by a resident in the 200 block of W. Colorado. The victim called police to report a tankless water heater was taken from an apartment unit. The investigation is continuing. 

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
September 3 at 12:20 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 2400 block of S. Peck when he saw a parked vehicle that appeared to have been stripped. A computer check of the license plate revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Bell Gardens. The vehicle was recovered and the registered owner was notified. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
September 3 at 8:02 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report a male subject had entered the business, concealed merchandise, and then exited the business without making any attempts to pay for the items. The suspect was detained by officers and arrested for shoplifting. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
September 4 at 11:07 a.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report a subject was disturbing customers. Officers arrived and located the subject. The officer determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period. 

Monrovia Police: Tailgate Stolen from Truck; Lying Drunk in Middle of Road; Women Arrested in Domestic Violence Incidents; Firearm Taken from Unlocked Car; Etc.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 407 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 8 at 11:13 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle when they observed two subjects loitering in Station Square Park after closing hours. They contacted the subjects, and the investigation revealed they were both parolees and both were found to be in possession of controlled substances. Both subjects were arrested.

Injury Traffic Collision
August 9 at 7:26 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Duarte and Mayflower regarding two vehicles that collided. One driver complained of neck pain and was treated by paramedics from the Monrovia Fire Department. The driver at fault was issued a citation for a vehicle code violation.

Injury Traffic Collision
August 9 at 8:04 a.m., three vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of California and Huntington. Officers arrived and completed a traffic collision investigation. One subject complained of pain and was treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics. The party at fault was cited for a vehicle code violation.

Public Intoxication / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 9 at 8:17 p.m., officers patrolling on bicycles saw a subject loitering in the 100 block of W. Palm. They made contact with him and found he was extremely intoxicated. A computer check revealed he also had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 9 at 11:25 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the 500 block of Scenic. A caller reported a vehicle had crashed into a parked car and then drove around the corner and parked in the middle of the street. Officers arrived and found the driver attempting to notify the owner of the parked car about the accident. He appeared intoxicated and, after a DUI investigation was conducted, was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 2:50 a.m., officers were on patrol near the 100 block of Duarte and saw a female loitering near the doors of a closed business. They stopped to see if she needed any help. An investigation revealed she was wanted by the Monrovia Police Department for burglary. She was arrested for the want and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision
August 10 at 11:37 a.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of Colorado and Primrose. Officers and paramedics from the Monrovia Fire Department responded and found a passenger had a cut on their forehead. The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor visible injuries and complaint of pain. The driver found at fault was issued a traffic citation for the violation.

Injury Traffic Collision
August 10 at 12:15 p.m., a caller reported two motorists had just collided into one another in the intersection of Primrose and Oaks. One of the drivers was complaining of pain from her seatbelt and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver who was found to have caused the collision was issued a citation for the vehicle code violation.

Theft
August 10 at 1:53 p.m., a resident in the 1200 block of S. Primrose walked outside his home and discovered someone had stolen the tailgate off his truck sometime overnight. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
August 10 at 7:30 p.m., a resident reported the tailgate off his truck had been stolen sometime overnight. The vehicle was parked in the 500 block of E. Walnut. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 10:26 p.m., an officer was flagged down by a citizen regarding a male subject lying in the middle of the street near the intersection of Foothill and Magnolia. The subject was located and found to be intoxicated, and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Domestic Violence
August 10 at 11:47 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of W. Foothill regarding a family disturbance. The investigation revealed a male subject went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and got into an argument with her. He pushed her to the ground and then broke the back window of her vehicle. Officers checked the area, but did not locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 11:51 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Kirkwood. A male subject was in front of the residence and appeared to be intoxicated. He identified himself, and a computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 1:07 a.m., police dispatch was contacted by Arcadia Methodist Hospital regarding a patient with an injury to her finger, who was possibly involved in a domestic dispute. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. Both the female and her husband were interviewed, and officers determined the female subject was the primary aggressor in the incident. After she was released from the hospital, she was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 2:47 a.m., an officer was on patrol near the intersection of Duarte and Magnolia when he saw a male subject lying on the curb. The officer made contact with the subject to see if he needed assistance and found him to be intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 2:51 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 200 block of E. Pomona and saw a subject slumped over on the sidewalk. The officer stopped to check on the subject and found him to be intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Theft of a Firearm From a Vehicle
August 11 at 8:22 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of W. Pomona regarding a theft of a firearm. A security guard left his loaded firearm in the unlocked glovebox of his vehicle. He said the windows were down and the doors to the vehicle were unlocked. He was on patrol in the area throughout the night and noticed the firearm and his backpack were missing later in the morning. This investigation is continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 10:34 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for a vehicle code violation in the 700 block of W. Huntington. Further investigation revealed the bicyclist was in possession of a controlled substance. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 11:07 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the 800 block of W. Foothill. A vehicle struck a parked car and the driver was displaying symptoms of being intoxicated. Officers conducted a DUI investigation and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. She was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 12 at 1:59 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding a subject loitering in the area. They made contact with him and a computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
August 12 at 7:28 a.m., loss prevention officers from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain saw a male subject exit the store without paying for merchandise. Officers responded to the area and located the subject near the business. He was arrested and released on a citation to appear in court on the theft charges.

Vehicle Burglary
August 12 at 9:06 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of W. Walnut regarding a vehicle burglary. The investigation revealed the suspect used a device that clones vehicle key fobs to enter several vehicles in the area. This investigation is continuing.

Public Assist
August 12 at 9:53 p.m., officers assisted the Monrovia Fire Department and the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department air unit in locating a lost hiker who had wandered 1.5 miles off trail in Canyon Park. The subject was in contact with a friend on his cell phone and was eventually located and evacuated.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 13 at 12:38 a.m., officers were on patrol near the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress when they saw a subject they recognized from previous encounters. A computer check showed the subject had a felony warrant from the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department. Officers contacted the subject and arrested him for the warrant. The subject was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 14 at 2:50 a.m., officers were on patrol near the intersection of Kardashian and Goldring, where they saw a subject loitering near a closed business. They made contact with the subject and further investigation revealed he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The subject was arrested and released on a citation to appear in court on the charges.

Vandalism
August 14 at 6:46 a.m., a resident reported his vehicle had been damaged overnight while parked in the 200 block of E. Palm. Officers responded, and found the victim’s windshield on his vehicle had been broken. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
August 14 at 6:55 a.m., a driver was exiting a parking structure in the 200 block of W. Pomona and collided with another vehicle traveling on the street. Officers responded to the location. One of the passengers complained of pain and was treated by paramedics from the Monrovia Fire Department.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
August 14 at 7:53 a.m., a caller reported his wife had hit him at their residence in the 800 block of W. Duarte. Officers arrived and the wife admitted to hitting her husband. The caller then told officers he did not desire any prosecution against his wife. The wife was arrested and taken into custody for domestic violence.

Grand Theft Auto
August 14 at 11:24 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 700 block of W. Chestnut. The keys had been left inside the vehicle, and the vehicle was taken sometime during the night. Later that day, the vehicle was recovered by Pasadena Police Department. This investigation is continuing.

National Night Out - Cops and Music


National Night Out in Library Park now. Cops, music and food. 

- Brad Haugaard 

LaJoya McCoy Murder to be on TV Program 'Fatal Attraction'

The 2015 murder of Monrovian, LaJoya McCoy, 31, is being featured as an episode on the true crime documentary series, "Fatal Attraction." https://is.gd/UvDiR4

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Kidnapping; Man Wounded in Shooting; Car Bought With Fake Check; Stolen License Plates; Drunk Driving; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 25-31. - Brad Haugaard]

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

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
July 25 at 10:07 a.m., a caller reported a non-injury traffic collision in the 400 block of E. Duarte. An officer responded and found one of the motorists fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was not located. This investigation is continuing.

False Vehicle Registration Tabs / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 25 at 1:27 p.m., a parking enforcement officer located a vehicle with false registration tabs parked in the 700 block of W. Lemon. A patrol officer responded and the owner of the vehicle approached him. A computer check revealed the owner of the vehicle had a warrant for his arrest and he was taken into custody.

Shoplifting
July 25 at 2:20 p.m., security at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject just left the store with merchandise without paying. She had been in the store previously and took items without paying as well. When officers arrived, the subject was gone and couldn't be located. This investigation is continuing.

Hit & Run Traffic Collision
July 25 at 4:35 p.m., a driver reported a hit and run collision at the intersection of Duarte and Myrtle. Another motorist collided into the back of her vehicle in the intersection, and then fled the scene. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but did not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Stolen License Plates
July 25 at 7:57 p.m., a female subject reported her license plates were stolen from her vehicle. She parked her vehicle in the 700 block of E. Central and went inside a business. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered someone had removed her license plates. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft
July 25 at 8:35 p.m., an employee from a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington called police to report a grand theft. Three female suspects entered the location, filled up shopping bags with merchandise and fled without paying. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 27 at 2:02 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Duarte and California when he saw a driver commit a vehicle code violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for DUI and was held for a sobering period.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 27 at 2:19 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at the intersection of California and Lemon. A vehicle was traveling north on California and struck a vehicle attempting to cross on Lemon. One of the drivers complained of pain and was taken to a local hospital. Investigation continuing.

Shoplifting / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
July 27 at 9:09 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called police to report a shoplifter being detained by loss prevention. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. The subject was placed under private person's arrest by the loss prevention employee and was taken into custody. The subject was also found to have warrants for his arrest.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 28 at 1:32 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Mountain and Lemon when he saw a vehicle commit a vehicle code violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. After field sobriety testing, the subject was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrants / Resisting and Delaying an Officer – Suspect Arrested
July 28 at 10:21 p.m., an employee from a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington called police to report a female adult possibly prostituting on the property. Officers arrived and attempted to contact the female, but she ran across the street to avoid the officers. Officers gave chase and eventually detained the subject. She had warrants for her arrest and was found to be in possession of drugs. The suspect was arrested.

Kidnapping – Suspect Arrested
July 29 at 8:20 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Vaquero regarding a domestic violence incident. The officers arrived and located evidence that there was an apparent assault that had occurred. The male and female involved in the incident were gone prior to police arriving. Investigators believe the victim was kidnapped and taken against her will. The Monrovia Police Department Detective Bureau responded along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
July 30 at approximately 3:00 a.m., the suspect vehicle was located in downtown Los Angeles with one occupant. Multiple agencies assisted and, after a long standoff, the male occupant was taken safely into custody. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
July 29 at 2:58 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of S. Canyon called police to report someone entered her unlocked vehicle and numerous items were taken. There is no suspect information at this time. Investigation continuing.

False Information to an Officer / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 30 at 10:01 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Olive and Primrose when he saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. A traffic stop was made and the subject initially gave a false name to the officer. Further investigation revealed the identity of the subject and it was learned he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 30 at 2:25 p.m., an officer stopped a bicyclist in the 100 block of W. Foothill for a vehicle code violation. A computer check revealed the subject had several outstanding warrants. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.

Petty Theft
July 30 at 4:57 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of W. Olive called police to report someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and took two pairs of sunglasses and a wireless speaker. No witnesses were located. The investigation is continuing.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Shooting
July 30 at 10:29 p.m., California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department received multiple calls reporting that a shooting had just occurred near the Walmart in Duarte. Callers reported 7 to 8 shots were fired. Approximately three minutes later, Monrovia Police Department dispatch received a call reporting a hit-and-run traffic collision just occurred in the area of Mayflower and Genoa. Officers arrived on Genoa and located a vehicle with multiple gunshot holes and a gunshot victim sitting near the vehicle. The victim sustained one gunshot wound to his right arm, which was determined to be non-life-threatening. The investigation revealed the shooting occurred between two vehicles in Monrovia's jurisdiction, as both vehicles were traveling south on Mountain, between Evergreen and Duarte. The investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 30 at 10:29 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of W. Colorado called police to report a male adult that was stumbling and appeared intoxicated. Officers arrived and located the individual. It was determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for himself or his own safety. He was arrested and held for sobering.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 30 at 11:17 p.m., an employee from a business in the 900 block of E. Huntington called police to report an adult female refusing to leave and causing a disturbance. An officer responded and contacted the subject. It was determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for herself or her own safety. She was arrested and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
July 31 at 9:07 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigator called and asked for assistance in contacting a person in the 800 block of W. Olive. He believed the resident may have sold a vehicle to a suspect he is investigating for auto theft. An officer responded and spoke with the resident. She did sell her vehicle to the suspect, who used a fraudulent check to purchase it. The vehicle was entered into the system as stolen. Investigation continuing.

No, Edison Doesn't Demand Payment in Bitcoin; Mail Thief Flees in Mercedes; Robbery; Stolen Cars; Drunk Drivers; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 18-24. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 432 service events, resulting in 73 investigations.

Injury Traffic Collision
On July 18 at 3:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Myrtle and Evergreen where two vehicles collided. One driver had a complaint of pain and was treated by Monrovia Fire Paramedics before being transported to a hospital. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud Report
On July 18 at 4:34 p.m., a male subject came to the police department to file a fraud report. An unknown suspect claiming to be from a malware company called him and asked for money. He told the victim that someone hacked into his computer and committed fraud, and the victim now owed money. The victim agreed to pay and shipped cash to an address in Alhambra. The officer was able to contact the shipping company and alert them the package was fraudulent. An alert was to be placed on the package to prevent it from being loaded onto a truck and delivered. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery
On July 18 at 6:02 p.m., a robbery was reported at a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington. Two suspects entered the business and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim. They took approximately $400 in cash and 30 cartons of cigarettes, then fled in a silver vehicle. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle or suspects. The suspects are described as two male Blacks in their 30's. One was heavyset wearing a grey hoodie. The other had a thin build and was wearing a white hoodie with dark pants and goggles. The investigation is continuing.

Business Dispute – Suspects Arrested
On July 18 at 11:29 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of W. Huntington regarding a dispute between a family and an Uber driver. The family had been driven around all day by the driver. During that time, the driver’s wallet went missing and was found by one of the family members, but the driver’s money was missing. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. They discovered one of the passengers stole the driver’s money and some blank checks. She was arrested for those charges and an outstanding warrant. A second passenger was arrested for two outstanding warrants, and a third passenger was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
On July 19 at 8:46 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Evergreen reported a vehicle parked in front of their home with collision damage. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Duarte. The same vehicle was stopped by officers the day before with a male subject driving, who was not the owner, but the vehicle had not been reported stolen yet.

Officers arrived at the location and found the vehicle parked. The same male subject that was driving the day before was near the vehicle. After further investigation, the subject was arrested for grand theft auto and the vehicle was returned to the rightful owner.

Injury Traffic Collision
On July 19 at 2:12 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 300 block of E. Lime. An officer responded and found both drivers were complaining of pain, but did not have visible injuries. Monrovia Paramedics responded to assist the drivers. After investigation, the party at fault was issued a citation for the driving violation.

Residential Burglary
On July 19 at 2:55 p.m., an alarm company reported an alarm activation at a residence in the 500 block of Norumbega. Officers responded and found the home had been burglarized, but the suspects were not located. The owners of the home were notified, but were not able to immediately respond. The loss is currently unknown and this investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
On July 20 at 7:20 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of Norumbega reported someone had burglarized his vehicle during the night and took items from inside. The vehicle had been parked on the street in front of the owner's house and locked. The suspect gained entry by breaking one of the windows. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
On July 20 at 7:42 a.m., a subject in the 400 block of N. Canyon called police to report his neighbor's door was wide open and broken glass was on the ground next to the door. Officers responded and discovered the house was ransacked, but no suspects were located. The owners were notified of the burglary. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
On July 20 at 8:48 a.m., an alarm was activated at a business in the 400 block of W. Foothill. Officers responded to the business and found the front window had been shattered. The business was closed and no one was inside. Video surveillance revealed a subject shattering the window, but not entering the business. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
On July 20 at 11:15 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Walnut walked outside his apartment and discovered someone had shattered one of his car windows. He had parked his car on the street a half hour prior to discovering the damage. Officers searched the area for possible suspects, but did not locate the suspect. There was no indication the vehicle had been entered and nothing had been taken. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglaries
On July 20 at 11:21 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of Norumbega discovered property on his front lawn that belonged to his neighbor. The neighbor was contacted and told officers the property had been stolen from his vehicle the day before, but the incident was not reported. While speaking with the victim, another neighbor approached officers and advised their car was also burglarized sometime during the night. The investigations are continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On July 20 at 2:00 p.m., a caller reported a family argument at a house in the 700 block of Ocean View. Officers responded and found a husband and wife yelling at one another. The two were separated and after investigation, the one of the subjects was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On July 21 at 12:56 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Foothill and Heliotrope saw a vehicle speeding without headlights during hours of darkness. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who displayed symptoms of being intoxicated. After investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
On July 21 at 7:14 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of Hacienda called police to report her vehicle missing. She had parked her vehicle in front of her residence the day before and now it was gone. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
On July 21 at 10:09 a.m., a resident called police to report his vehicle had been burglarized in the 300 block of E. Almond. He had parked his vehicle earlier that morning and left it. Upon returning to his vehicle, he discovered the driver-side window had been smashed and items had been stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On July 21 at 8:04 p.m., officers responded to the report of a fight in progress in the 300 block of W. Central. Two subjects were separated, and they identified themselves as husband and wife. After investigation, one subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
On July 21 at 11:28 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of E. Foothill. A caller reported his vehicle was stolen from the driveway of his residence. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
On July 22 at 8:04 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of W. Pomona. The victim parked his vehicle in a parking structure. Upon returning to his vehicle in the morning, he found one of the windows had been smashed and a bag containing passports was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
On July 22 at 12:21 p.m., a caller reported someone had entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 900 block of S. Fifth. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. The suspect had taken the victims work identification and vehicle registration. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
On July 22 at 3:28 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported at a parking structure in the 200 block of W. Pomona. The victim had left his vehicle parked and unlocked in the structure. Upon returning, he saw his scuba diving equipment had been taken from inside. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud Report
On July 22 at 5:34 p.m., a resident in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle reported receiving a fraudulent call from a suspect stating they were from Edison. The suspect threatened to shut off his power if he did not pay them over $2,000 in Bitcoin. The victim complied, before realizing it was a fraudulent call. This investigation is continuing.

Mail Tampering
On July 23 at 9:54 a.m., a caller reported finding opened and unopened mail along the 900 block of Ridgeside. Officers responded and determined the mail was from three different addresses. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
On July 23 at 11:21 a.m., officers responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of Monterey and Huntington. A vehicle was driving out of a parking lot and failed to yield to a vehicle on the roadway. One party complained of dizziness, but refused medical treatment.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On July 23 at 4:16 p.m., officers responded to a three vehicle collision near the intersection of Canyon and Greystone. The first vehicle rear ended the second vehicle, which then rear ended the third vehicle. One party complained of pain, but refused transportation to the hospital. The driver of the first vehicle displayed signs and symptoms of being intoxicated. Investigation determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On July 23 at 6:26 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Central and Mayflower regarding an injury traffic collision. One of the drivers involved displayed symptoms of being intoxicated. An investigation determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Vandalism / Assault
On July 24 at 1:02 p.m., a caller reported an unknown woman was vandalizing his car in the 800 block of Naples. When confronted, the woman yelled at him and then pepper sprayed him. She then jumped inside of her car and drove away. The caller does not know the woman. Officers responded, but could not locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing.

Mail Theft
On July 24 at 5:50 p.m., a caller reported a female subject taking mail from a mailbox at a residence in the 100 block of N. May. The suspect fled the area in a black Mercedes. Officers responded, but the suspect was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On July 24 at 8:35 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of S. Myrtle regarding a traffic collision. While contacting both parties, one of the drivers involved displayed symptoms of being intoxicated. Investigation determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Arson
On July 24 at 9:02 p.m., officers responded to Canyon Park regarding a fire seen near the entrance. A small brush fire was located near the park entrance and was extinguished by Monrovia Firefighters. A witness reported seeing three subjects lighting fireworks in the area, and fireworks were recovered nearby. This investigation is continuing.