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Memorial Day Ceremony

There will be a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony for all veterans who died in the service of their country on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at Live Oak Memorial Park, 200 E. Duarte Road.

- Brad Haugaard 

Get Free Pass to State Parks; City’s Buffy Bullis Wins Hero Award; Job Fair

City’s Buffy Bullis, Hero Award Winner

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

~ You can now get into more than 200 California State Parks for free with a pass you can borrow from the Monrovia Library. Use your library card to reserve a pass, good for 3 weeks and valid for entry of one passenger vehicle (with nine people or fewer) or one motorcycle. Visit the library’s website or call  256-8274 for more information.

~ Buffy Bullis, Monrovia's Administrative Services Director, has received the Government Finance Officers Association Hero Award. Feik writes that: “Over the past few years, Monrovia has experienced a series of emergencies including the Bobcat Fire, rainstorms, pandemic and drought. Buffy has been a critical behind-the-scenes team member when it comes to ensuring that financial operations for the City continued without delays no matter the situation.” https://shrtm.nu/LHSM

~ Monrovia Chamber of Commerce will host a Skilled Trades Career Fair on Thursday, June 16, 2-6 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel Monrovia. Details: https://shrtm.nu/Ixgj

- Brad Haugaard 

Jeremy Sanchez Named Monrovia Fire Chief

Manager Dylan Feik named Jeremy Sanchez as the next Fire Chief of the Monrovia Fire & Rescue Department (MFD). Jeremy will succeed Fire Chief Brad Dover who is retiring on June 24. He will officially assume the role as Monrovia’s next Fire Chief on June 25, becoming the first Latino Fire Chief for the City of Monrovia. 

“When searching for Monrovia’s next Chief, I knew I did not have to look far as we had exceptional talent within the department. Jeremy, who currently serves as a Division Chief, demonstrated his natural leadership ability, immense technical expertise, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He has worked hard to prepare himself for this opportunity and he is ready to become a Fire Chief,” said Dylan Feik, City Manager. “He will bring professionalism and innovative ideas not only to the department, but to the entire community.”

In 2001, Jeremy began his career when he joined MFD as a Fire Cadet. As a 21-year veteran of the department, he has transitioned upward within the department and held positions including  F.S.C./Brush Chipper Inspector, Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer, Captain and Division Chief. 

As 1 of 3 Division Chiefs, he was responsible for the Community Risk Reduction and Disaster Preparedness Division where he maintained citywide disaster plans, trained city staff and residents in emergency preparedness and managed annual brush clearance programs. In 2019, Jeremy became responsible for the Training and Emergency Medical Services Division, overseeing all aspects of department training and recruitments, paramedic training and certification, equipment management, quality improvement and legal aspects for all basic and advanced emergency medical services.

“Throughout the 20 years that I’ve worked alongside Chief Sanchez, he has demonstrated that he is hardworking, resourceful and committed to helping anyone in need,” said Fire Chief Brad Dover. “His love of the fire service runs deep and I am confident he will lead the Department successfully.”   

During the Bobcat Fire in September 2020, Chief Sanchez was a key member of the Incident Command Team and assisted in making vital decisions to keep Monrovia residents safe, homes untouched and the fire contained.   

“It has been an absolute honor to serve the Monrovia community over the last 20 years,” said Chief Sanchez. “I am so grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve in this new capacity.” 

As a graduate of Waldorf College, Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration. He is also certified as a Chief Fire Officer from the California Office of the State Fire Marshal. In 2023, he will also graduate from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Maryland.   

Jeremy and his wife, Hazel, are proud parents of their three children, Mia, Lucas and Siena.

Monrovia Fire & Rescue operates out of two strategically placed stations. The Fire Chief and three Division Chiefs are supported by 47 personnel. The Department has a total operating budget of $11.6 million and responds to over 4,600 emergency calls for service annually.

Source: City of Monrovia press release 

- Brad Haugaard 

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 95 More Cases, No More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 05/25/2022. Changes since 05/18/2022.

City of Monrovia: 8,641 cases (up 95), 104 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 902 cases (up 10), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Thief Buys New Vehicle With Fake ID; Woman Tracks Her Stolen Car With Phone; Stolen Water Bill Check Cashed for Almost $6,000; Etc.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 371 service events, resulting in 54 investigations. 

Fraud
May 19 at 12:13 p.m., a caller reported three personal checks were stolen from the 200 block of S. Ivy and were cashed by the suspect(s). This investigation is continuing. 

Death Report
May 19 at 1:46 p.m., a resident reported his neighbor in the 700 block of W. Walnut had collapsed and was unresponsive. Officers responded to the location and began CPR. Despite life saving measures, the elderly female passed at the scene. A local mortuary responded. Friends and family were at the scene. 

Theft
May 19 at 8:21 p.m., officers were flagged down by a female victim in the 700 block of S. Myrtle stating that a male suspect had just stolen her electric bicycle. The victim had unlocked her bicycle from outside of the business, when the suspect approached her and asked to see her bike. She let him see it, and he then got on the motorized bike and fled the area. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
May 20 at 12:40 a.m., a victim in the 100 block of Highland Place called to report that his ex-girlfriend had keyed both the hood and driver's side door of his vehicle. This investigation is continuing 

Drug Activity / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 20 at 1:05 a.m., officers responded to a parking structure in the 200 block of W. Pomona regarding a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival officers contacted a male and female subject sitting inside of the vehicle. An investigation revealed the female had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested and taken into custody. The male subject had medical issues and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Vandalism
May 20 at 12:07 p.m., a victim in the 300 block of N. Encinitas reported their vehicle had been keyed while parked in a local business parking lot. This investigation is continuing. 

Mental Evaluation – Subject Evaluated
May 20 at 2:47 p.m., a caller in the 1700 block of S. Mayflower reported her roommate was experiencing mental health issues. Officers arrived and determined the female adult was a danger to herself and needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. She was transported to a local facility for treatment. 

Mental Evaluation – Subject Evaluated
May 20 at 3:27 p.m., a fight between two males was reported in the 500 block of S. Myrtle. Officers arrived and contacted both subjects. It was determined one of the subjects was having mental issues and needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for treatment. 

Fraud
May 20 at 5:27 p.m., a caller in the 1400 block of S. Mountain reported a subject bought a new vehicle under a false identify. This investigation is continuing. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 20 at 6:43 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a male subject who may have passed out in a restroom. Upon arrival they found him awake in the restroom. He was positively identified and an investigation revealed he had multiple warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft / Burglary
May 20 at 7:32 p.m., an employee at a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington advised that a suspect had taken thousands of dollars in merchandise from the location the previous day. This investigation is continuing. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 21 at 12:25 a.m., officers patrolling the 100 block of W. Lemon saw a male subject lying on the ground. They contacted him and discovered he was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 21 at 1:06 a.m., while on patrol in the 200 block of E. Lemon an officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver showed signs of intoxication. Sobriety tests were performed and the driver was ultimately arrested for DUI. He was transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period. 

Attempt Grand Theft Auto / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
May 21 at 2:19 a.m., multiple callers reported two subjects tampering with a vehicle in the 200 block of E. Lemon. Officers arrived and were able to locate both subjects hiding in the area. An investigation was conducted and a vehicle in the area was found to have been tampered with. One of the suspects was found to have a no bail warrant for his arrest. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody. 

Burglary
May 21 at 4:57 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington regarding an audible alarm. Upon arrival they saw that the front window had been shattered and that a suspect had entered the business through that window. The suspect fled the area prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft
May 21 at 12:52 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report that a grand theft had occurred thirty minutes prior. Officers arrived and collected evidence of the crime. This investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft Auto
May 21 at 1:54 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Pomona called and reported her vehicle was taken sometime during the night. She notified the officer that she was able to track the car using her cell phone. The vehicle was tracking to a residential street in Pasadena. Pasadena PD responded to the location and was able to recover the vehicle. This investigation is continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 22 at 1:55 a.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Fifth and Huntington saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver showed signs of intoxication. An investigation revealed that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol and was also on probation for a prior DUI. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period. 

Robbery
May 22 at 5:40 p.m., a robbery was reported in the 900 block of W. Duarte. The caller reported that the victim was approached by two subjects who brandished pistols and demanded his cell phone. The suspects left the location prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing. 

Resisting – Suspect Arrested
May 22 at 10:43 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of E. Huntington when he was flagged down by an employee of a local gas station. The employee pointed out two male suspects and advised that they were tampering with the gas pumps. Officers made contact with the suspects, but one of them became uncooperative during the detention and refused a lawful search. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 23 at 12:36 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of W. Pomona regarding a male suspect tampering with vehicles. They located the suspect and he was positively identified. An investigation revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Fraud
May 23 at 11:40 a.m., a resident discovered someone had stolen a check from the 200 block of S. Ivy which she had written to pay her water bill. The person who stole the check, altered the check and cashed it for almost $6,000. This investigation is continuing. 

Drug Activity / Weapon Offense – Suspects Arrested
May 23 at 4:24 p.m., a security guard for a business in the 3300 block of S. Peck reported two customers had entered the business through the safety security checkpoint. One of the male subjects was found to be in possession of a firearm that had the serial number shaved off. The firearm was retained by security. Officers arrived and after an investigation arrested the suspect. A second subject was arrested after a controlled substance was found to be in his possession. Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to MPD. 

Vehicle Burglary
May 23 at 4:27 p.m., a victim in the 700 block of W. Huntington walked outside to her vehicle and discovered someone had shattered one of her vehicle windows. Officers arrived and determined that her purse had been left in the front seat and stolen. This investigation is continuing. 

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
May 23 at 5:19 p.m., a customer at a coin laundry business in the 400 block of W. Foothill reported seeing a male subject enter a vehicle with a gun exposed in his waistband. Officers located the subject and determined he was carrying a firearm unlawfully. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
May 23 at 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of S. Mayflower regarding a subject reportedly checking mailboxes and looking into parked vehicles. The subject was located and found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and released with a citation. 

Robbery
May 23 at 9:00 p.m., employees at a business in the 900 block of E. Huntington called to report that a subject in the area had just been assaulted. Officers arrived and discovered the subject was punched and "knocked out" by a male suspect on a bicycle. The suspect stole the victim’s phone. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing. 

Mental Evaluation
May 23 at 10:31 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of E. Lime regarding a family disturbance. An investigation revealed the disturbance was a verbal argument and no crime was committed. One of the involved parties advised that he wanted to hurt himself and it was determined he needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for treatment. 

Vehicle Tampering
May 24 at 6:18 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of Parkrose walked outside her home and discovered someone had entered her unlocked parked vehicle sometime during the night, but nothing was taken. This investigation is continuing. 

Commercial Burglary – Suspect Arrested
May 24 at 7:01 a.m., employees of a business in the 200 block of Railroad reported a female adult had gained entry into their locked business. The suspect took one of the employee’s purses and ran out of the building. The suspect was apprehended by officers. The purse was returned to the employee and the suspect was arrested. 

Commercial Burglary
May 24 at 9:52 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported in the 900 block of W. Huntington. The caller reported that money and a safe were missing. It is unknown how the suspect gained entry into the restaurant. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
May 24 at 7:56 p.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of El Norte and Walker saw fresh graffiti painted along a sidewalk. The graffiti was removed and this investigation is continuing. 

Theft / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
May 25 at 12:42 a.m., a caller reported seeing a subject via surveillance cameras inside the rear lot of a business in the 1100 block of S. Mountain. He could see the subject taking items from the location and throwing them over the fence. Officers arrived and the suspect fled the area. He was quickly detained. An investigation determined he was in possession of stolen goods and burglary tools. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Drug Activity / Grand Theft / Weapon Offence – Suspects Arrested
May 25 at 2:31 a.m., officers were canvasing the 1100 block of S. Mountain for evidence on a separate incident when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind a closed business. The vehicle attempted to leave the area, but was stopped by officers. An investigation revealed that both the driver and passenger had warrants for their arrest. Numerous stolen items, a controlled substance, burglary tools, and a ghost gun (unregulated and manufactured gun) were all found to be in their possession. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody. 

Mental Evaluation
May 25 at 8:28 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of E. Colorado regarding a female on the property that wouldn't leave. While officers were talking with her, they realized she had a mental disorder. A mental health worker was called and arrived to speak with her. She was ultimately placed on a mental evaluation and transported to a mental facility for treatment. 

Mental Evaluation
May 25 at 3:28 p.m., the resident in the 700 block of Mountain reported her sister was yelling and scratching herself. She was very upset and has some history of trying to harm herself. Officers arrived with a mental health worker. They evaluated the female and determined she needed to be transported to a medical facility for medical attention and later to a mental facility. 

Battery
May 25 at 10:58 p.m., officers responded to a neighbor dispute in the 400 block of Montana. The caller stated his neighbor was upset with him because he moves his trash cans too late. This investigation is continuing. 

planned Apartment Complex Will Cost $64.4 Million

The multifamily development planned for 127 W. Pomona, just south of the freeway, will cost $64.4 million and take 33 months to build, according to a press release from Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp., which arranged the loan. The 252,100-square-foot community will feature 220 apartments, 7,050 square feet of commercial space and 357 parking spots. https://shrtm.nu/l3r9

- Brad Haugaard 

Dinner at JB Burger

Dinner recently at JB Burger, at the northwest corner of Myrtle and Olive. Got the Patty Melt for $5.25 and an Orange Bang for $2.25. Good and very reasonably priced. 

- Brad Haugaard  

School District Provides Resources Following Texas Shootings

In light of the shootings at the Texas elementary school in which children and adults were killed, the Monrovia School District has provided resources for parents and children who may have been affected by the killings. Superintendent Ryan Smith writes:

“Please know that safety at our schools is our highest priority. We would like to remind everyone that each of our schools have safety procedures in place that are reviewed and updated annually.”

Also, he said, the district maintains a close relationship with the Monrovia Police Department.

Here is a link to the resources the district recommends: https://shrtm.nu/rwPI

- Brad Haugaard

Statement of City Council Candidate Edward Belden


Hello Monrovia! I’m running for City Council because I care about Monrovia and the people who live here.  I am an experienced leader who was raised in Monrovia. I know how special its small-town charm is, and I want to give back to my community. My Grandmother was a school teacher in Monrovia, my grandfather ran a leprosy hospital in India, and my mother was nurse. My family fueled my passion to serve, and now I’m ready to put my education and 20+ years of diverse experience and results to work for our town.

I’ve started and run a successful small business, worked for local and national non-profits, and served in City Government at the executive level. I know when government can be effective and when it is inefficient. I’ve raised $40 million for projects and programs, restored our mountains, revitalized neighborhoods, encouraged business innovation, created jobs, provided opportunities for underserved youth, and built infrastructure projects. I am the current President of the Monrovia Parks, Wilderness and Recreation Foundation, a Community Services Commissioner, a member of the Art in Public Places Committee, and a MAP leader. When I am not working and volunteering, I love spending time with my wonderful wife and dog, especially in our Monrovia Parks.

With so much at stake, Monrovia needs experienced leaders in City Council that can deliver results. I will listen to the diverse voices and perspectives of Monrovia and work toward a healthy, prosperous, and safe community to Keep Monrovia Moving Forward. I ask for your support and vote. Please find out more at www.EdwardBelden.com

New Music Academy Opening in Monrovia

Ulf Geist, professional musician and founder of Pasadena Music Academy (PMA), will open a new music school at 136 W. Lime in Monrovia.

Monrovia Music Academy (MMA) will celebrate its launch with a Grand Opening Weekend June 9-12 where students and parents can learn more about the academy's programs. Lessons will be offered in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, DJ, music production, ukulele, violin, viola, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and clarinet.

Geist founded PMA in 2011 to give students and their families a fun, safe, and supportive place where they could build confidence and explore their own creativity through music. Like PMA, MMA will offer unlimited make-up lessons, performance opportunities throughout the year, and free band workshops (Tomorrow’s Rockstars) for all students. PMA currently has more than 700 students.

Geist began his music career at the age of five, playing drums in his family band in his small hometown in Germany. He went on to play for bands like The Calling, Camila, and with Ricky Martin at the Grammys.

"With our Pasadena location growing to capacity we decided it’s time to open a new location," Geist says, "We wanted to find a city with families that appreciate and have a need for high- quality musical education. After a lot of research, we realized that Monrovia is perfect for us. We couldn’t be happier to join this community."

During COVID-19, a staggering one third of small businesses closed their doors across the country. Despite the challenges they faced, PMA saw  growth and success during this time, almost doubling in size.

Those interested in lessons at MMA can attend the Grand Opening Weekend or sign up for the wait list for a free trial lesson at monroviamusic.com Students who sign up will receive a $75 discount on their first month of lessons. For more information, visit monroviamusic.com or call (626) 408-8622.

Source: press release

- Brad Haugaard

Shadow Needs Owner Who Reads Dog Body Language

Eight-month-old Shadow is an energetic dog who loves getting belly rubs from those in his inner circle! Shadow would do best with an adopter who has experience reading dog body language, can give him time and patience to adjust to his new home, and is ready to teach him lots of new things using positive reinforcement (such as snacks and praise). Shadow would do best as the only pet in the home so he can get all your love.

The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

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

View photos of adoptable pets and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.org. Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption appointments are available every Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

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

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia’s Conte ‘Athlete of the Week’

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has named Monrovia hurdler, Madeleine Conte, as it’s San Gabriel Valley Girls Athlete of the Week for her domination in the girls’ 300 meter hurdles at the CIF Southern Section Masters meet. https://shrtm.nu/gjYq

- Brad Haugaard 

A Moment in Monrovia History: The Social Apollo Club in 1897

Apollo Club 1897. This early-day social organization produced this entertainment in the Opera House, located on Myrtle Avenue just north of Palm Avenue. The building, although altered, is still standing and is one of the oldest structures on Myrtle Avenue. From the Monrovia Messenger Illustrated Souvenir Edition 1897: "The lovers of good music find pleasure and enjoyment in the Apollo Club, which has been established for five years, but with never such effective work as this season. Professor John C. Dunster of Los Angeles is musical director of the society.". From the Myron Hotchkiss collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

Claim Jumper Now Gone

Claim Jumper restaurant has now been torn down. Gem City Images has a photo of the blank lot.  https://shrtm.nu/GDR9

- Brad Haugaard 

School Board: Graduation Lists; ADA Down; Etc.


At its next meeting (agenda: https://shrtm.nu/sM7U)  the Monrovia Board of Education will ...

~ Congratulate the CIF championship sports teams of Monrovia High School on a championship season and the robotics teams of Clifton MS, Santa Fe CSMS, and Monrovia High School on a successful year.

~ Approve the graduate lists for…
Monrovia High: https://shrtm.nu/Hhi8
Canyon Oaks HIgh: https://shrtm.nu/xVIR
Mountain Park School: https://shrtm.nu/b8eN
Monrovia Community Adult School: https://shrtm.nu/cZnV

~ Receive a report on average daily attendance. Regular ADA is 4,676.58 (https://shrtm.nu/1FJM). “This year, our attendance percentage at traditional school sites decreased by 4.01% compared to 2019-20, and 4.89% compared to 2020-21.” (https://shrtm.nu/CQGD)

~ Consider contracting with a company called Spyglass to reduce the district’s computer-related communications costs. https://shrtm.nu/uY5B

~ Consider contracting with a company called SyTech Solutions to scan district paper documents into electronic form. https://shrtm.nu/AfQy

- Brad Haugaard

Old Claim Jumper Restaurant Coming Down Next Week; City Payment System Working Again; Etc.


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

~ The old Claim Jumper restaurant at the corner of Huntington and Encino Avenue will start being torn down next week to prepare the way for a Chick-fil-A and Starbucks. 

~ The city’s online utility payment system , which was busted for a few weeks, is now working properly. The service is free.

~ Foothill Unity Center, with Azusa Pacific University, will host a Health & Resource Fair on May 21, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Health education, glucose screenings, blood pressure checks, free lunch and more. If you're interested in attending, send an email to healthservices@foothillunitycenter.org. 

~ LA County Public Health Department has presented Monrovia Fire & Rescue with a Certificate of Appreciation for its service throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

~ The City Council has proclaimed May 15 - 21 as National Public Works Week. Monrovia Public Works operates the city's water and sewer utilities; maintains streets and sidewalks; takes care of eight parks and other green spaces; provides environmental services; and maintains all public facilities.

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Bobcat Loader Stolen; Security Cams Stolen; Checks Stolen From Post Office; ATM Skimmer Found at Foothill Store; Etc.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 409 service events, resulting in 88 investigations. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 2:26 a.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Myrtle and Longden stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After an investigation it was determined she was under the influence. She was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail for a sobering period. 

Injury Traffic Collision
May 12 at 6:56 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle collision in the 700 block of W. Huntington. A motorist failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided into another vehicle. One of the drivers complained of pain and was treated by paramedics. The driver at fault was issued a citation. 

Grand Theft
May 12 at 9:57 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Heather Heights called to report that his catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
May 12 at 2:18 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1200 block of S. Myrtle called to report that her vehicle was broken into while she was at work. This investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft Auto
May 12 at 2:29 p.m., a rental facility in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported that a rented Bobcat loader had yet to be returned. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing. 

Shoplifting
May 12 at 8:23 p.m., two subjects entered a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington and stole approximately $150 of merchandise. They fled in an unknown direction before officers arrived. This investigation is continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 12 at 11:48 p.m., an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Mountain and Lemon. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After an investigation, the driver was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail and held for a sobering period. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 2:31 a.m., while on patrol in the intersection of Myrtle and Central an officer saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After an investigation, the driver was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department Jail and held for a sobering period. 

Theft
May 13 at 5:01 a.m., a victim called to report that multiple security cameras, totaling $600, had been stolen from a residential construction site in the 200 block of W. Lime. This investigation is continuing. 

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
May 13 at 1:32 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle collision in the 300 block of E. Huntington. The statements of the drivers were conflicting. This investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft Auto
May 13 at 2:10 p.m., a victim called and reported his vehicle was taken from a business parking lot in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. The vehicle was entered into the national stolen vehicle database. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
May 13 at 2:20 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle collision at the intersection of Ivy and Walnut. A motorist failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided into another vehicle. One of the drivers complained of pain. Officers and paramedics both responded to the location. An investigation was conducted and the driver at fault was issued a citation. 

Vehicle Burglary
May 13 at 4:47 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of S. Fifth called to report his vehicle was broken into sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 8:02 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of S. Myrtle regarding an intoxicated subject at a local business. Officers located the subject at a nearby business and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 8:02 p.m., an officer was patrolling the intersection of Primrose and Palm when he saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and an investigation revealed that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested and taken into custody. 

Assault Report – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Primrose and Linwood regarding a suspect who had just assaulted a victim. Officers arrived and located both parties. The victim sustained serious facial injuries and was transported by paramedics to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 14 at 12:15 a.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Olive and Myrtle saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Myrtle. The officer initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the driver. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail and held for a sobering period. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 14 at 2:15 a.m., while on patrol an officer noticed a vehicle stopped on the roadway in the intersection of Magnolia and Evergreen. The officer approached the vehicle and discovered a female adult with the car running. Officers contacted the driver and discovered the driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period. 

Attempted Grand Theft
May 14 at 5:11 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Walnut called to report she could see a suspect underneath a vehicle possibly trying to remove the catalytic converter. Officers responded to the location and conducted an area search, but were unable to locate the suspect. Officers checked the vehicle and there was no loss. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
May 14 at 3:59 p.m., a victim in the 300 block of S. Myrtle reported his cell phone was stolen from his backpack at the Monrovia Days Parade. This investigation is continuing. 

Commercial Burglary – Suspect Arrested
May 15 at 6:23 a.m., an alarm activation at a business in the 400 block of E. Duarte was received. Officers responded and checked the interior of the location. The officers located a male adult hiding under a blanket. He was detained pending further investigation. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft Auto
May 15, at 9:37 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of E. Los Angeles called and reported his vehicle was taken sometime during the night. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
May 15, at 11:53 a.m., a caller reported a bicyclist was in the 100 block of W. Foothill when he collided into a parked vehicle. Officers and paramedics arrived and checked on the well-being of the bicyclist. He sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This investigation is continuing. 

Brush Fire
May 15 at 9:02 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Myrtle regarding a brush fire. Upon arrival they saw a small brush fire on the median foliage. The fire was small and quickly extinguished. The fire did not appear to be intentionally set. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
May 16 at 8:13 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Lemon and Magnolia regarding a report of a traffic collision. One vehicle failed to yield and collided with another vehicle. One of the parties had complaint of pain. The person was treated at the scene by paramedics, but declined to go to the hospital. This investigation is continuing. 

Traffic Offense – Suspect Arrested
May 16 at 8:44 a.m., officer observed a traffic violation near the intersection of California and Huntington. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the driver had a suspended license. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and issued a citation. 

Loitering / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 16 at 8:45 a.m., a caller stated it appeared two subjects were setting up a camp in the 700 block of E. Cypress and requested they be asked to move. Officers arrived and identified both a male and female subject. The female had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 16 at 10:09 a.m., an employee from a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle called regarding a male subject harassing customers. Officers arrived and detained the subject. An investigation revealed he had a no bail warrant. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Forgery
May 16 at 11:19 a.m., a victim in the 700 block of Wildrose called to report he paid bills placing payment in the mailbox at the post office and later received notice the same checks had been stolen, washed, and made out to different payees in different amounts. It is unknown where the checks were cashed. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
May 16 at 7:29 p.m., officers were patrolling the 1600 block of S. Mountain when they were flagged down by employees of a local business regarding a theft that had just occurred. The suspects had fled in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. This investigation is continuing. 

Evading – Suspects Arrested
May 16 at 8:11 p.m., while on patrol, officers observed two male subjects riding mini-bikes in the area of Myrtle and Colorado, violating numerous vehicle codes. A traffic stop was attempted, but both subjects fled. The officer chased one subject and was able to detain him. The second subject continued to flee but was located and detained in the area moments later. Both were arrested and cited. 

Mental Evaluation – Subject Evaluated
May 17 at 1:28 a.m., a caller from the 200 block of W. Colorado came to the PD Lobby to report her son was threatening her. Officers responded and made contact with the son. It was determined he was a danger to others and needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for treatment. 

Resist / Delay Officer / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
May 17 at 8:21 a.m., an employee at a business in the 1400 block of S. Mountain notified an officer that was passing by about a suspicious person looking at vehicles in the parking lot. When the officer attempted to speak to the subject, he ran away. The officer chased the subject on foot as he continued to run and throw items from him pockets. He ran into a nearby business where he was detained by officers. An investigation revealed he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft
May 17 at 4:32 p.m., a grand theft was reported at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. The suspect left in a vehicle prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing. 

ATM Skimmer
May 17 at 7:03 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 400 block of W. Foothill regarding a possible skimmer in the onsite ATM. The store clerk said a customer was attempting to use his debit card in the store ATM, when a device that holds the card fell off the machine. An investigation revealed that the device was some type of card skimmer. The bank associated with the ATM was contacted. This investigation is continuing. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 17 at 9:20 p.m., officers responded to Mountain & Evergreen regarding a subject possibly tampering with an electrical box. Officers arrived and detained a subject near the freeway greenbelt. There was no tampering or damage to the electrical box. An investigation revealed the suspect had a no bail extradition warrant out of Alabama for burglary. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Commercial Burglary
May 17 at 10:33 p.m., a burglary alarm was reported in the 1900 block of S. Myrtle. Upon arrival, officers saw that the front door of the business had been forced open. A K-9 unit from a neighboring agency responded for an interior search. No suspects were found inside. This investigation is continuing. 

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
May 18 at 9:34 a.m., an officer observed a traffic offense near the intersection of Shamrock and Evergreen and conducted a traffic stop. There were three occupants in the vehicle. While speaking with the occupants, a consent to search was done on the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was located. All the occupants were subsequently arrested and taken into custody. 

Traffic Collision Non-Injury
May 18 at 5:17 p.m., a traffic collision was reported near the intersection of Peck and Avora. The officer arrived and saw a vehicle traveling on Peck had struck a parked vehicle. The driver was issued a citation for being unlicensed and his vehicle was impounded. 

Theft
May 18 at 9:51 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of W. Foothill called to report a female taking clothes from the apartment laundry room. The suspect was last seen exiting the apartment gate. Officers located the female suspect at a nearby business. Officers recovered the stolen clothing, but the victim refused prosecution. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 18 at 10:35 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Monterey regarding two male subjects loitering around the property. They arrived and detained both subjects. An investigation revealed that one of the subjects had a no bail parole warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 84 More Cases, No New Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 05/18/2022. Changes since 05/11/2022.

City of Monrovia: 8,546 (up 84), 104 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 892 cases (up 7), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at Mikomi Sushi

Dinner recently at Mikomi Sushi on the west side of Myrtle at Colorado. Got the BBQ Pork Belly entree for $18.50 and a beer for $4.50. Very nice.

Menu: https://shrtm.nu/8Kkl

- Brad Haugaard 

Easy Going Gia Gets Along With


Five-year-old Gia is a sweet cat who’s friendly with people, other cats, and polite dogs. Gia is an easy-going gal who would enjoy relaxing on the couch with you and watching birds out the window. This beautiful tabby has such a calm disposition and would make a great addition to your family!

The adoption fee for cats is $100. All kitten adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

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

View photos of adoptable pets and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.org. Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption appointments are available every Sundayand Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

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