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Scenes From Monrovia Christmas Parade

 







- Brad Haugaard 

Appeal of Demolition Permit; Updating Building Code

At its next meeting (agenda: t.ly/33PT) the Monrovia City Council will ...

~ Consider an appeal of a demolition permit. A property owner got permission from the city to tear down a house at 607 E. Lemon, but Daniel Ryan, "a member of the public," has appealed the decision to the City Council. t.ly/Gp3d

Consider updating its building code. t.ly/fQvP

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Officially In Clean Power Alliance

Photo by Fré Sonneveld on Unsplash
The board of directors of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) voted today to approve adding Monrovia to its membership. Joining CPA lets Monrovia residents choose to have some or all or none of their electricity come from renewable sources. t.ly/_dp5

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Man Destroys Myrtle Christmas Decorations; Friend Punches Friend in Face; Pedestrian Hit By Car; Wanted Man Turns Himself In; Man Steals Phones Using Sledge Hammer; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for November 23 – 30. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 341 service events, resulting in 72 investigations.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
November 23 at 2:16 a.m., a hotel clerk in the 900 block of S. Fifth reported their office was receiving calls from a female occupant and arguing between a male and female could be heard in the background. A computer search of the female revealed she was a protected person on a domestic violence restraining order. Further investigation revealed the male half was restrained from the female caller. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Violation of Court Order
November 23 at 8:58 a.m., a victim in the 700 block of Bonita called stating a female who he has a restraining order keeping her from the 700 block of Bonita was at the location. She was gone prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
November 23 at 4:31 p.m., a witness in the 400 block of S. Myrtle reported a group of females and males were walking and destroying Christmas decorations. Officer arrived and detained the subjects in question. One of the male subjects admitted to destroying property. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
November 24 at 3:20 a.m., a caller in the 200 block of E. El Sur reported her boyfriend had just hit her in the face causing injuries. When officers arrived, the suspect was gone. Officers searched the area and located the suspect. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Battery
November 24 at 11:18 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Walnut called to report that he was a victim of a battery. He sustained injuries. The caller reported his friend punched him in the face multiple times during an argument. This investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
November 24 at 3:30 p.m., a caller reported he was involved in a hit and run traffic collision. The suspect vehicle left the scene without providing the required documents. Evidence was obtained at the scene, which led to the identity of the driver. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 24 at 6:00 p.m., a caller reported a motorists drove on top of a raised center island in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 600 block of W. Huntington. When officers arrived, they found the driver was intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Family Disturbance – Suspect Arrested
November 24 at 8:19 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of E. Lemon reported her daughter was yelling out of control and hitting things inside and outside the house. Officers arrived, and deescalated the situation. There were two warrants for the female subject. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary
November 24 at 8:56 p.m., a caller reported someone had shattered a building's window in the 2600 S Myrtle. Officers arrived and discovered the suspect had entered the business by shattering the front window, but was no longer inside. It appeared the suspect attempted to pry open an office door, but was not successful. The loss is unknown at this time. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 25 at 2:15 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2600 block of S. California when she saw a motorist commit a traffic violation. She stopped the motorist and discovered he was heavily intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
November 25 at 6:41 p.m., a resident in an apartment complex in the 1400 block of S. Alta Vista reported a male subject loitering in the property. Officers arrived and located the male and witnessed him defecating in public. He was found to be in possession of a paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
November 25 at 8:25 p.m., a customer at a restaurant in the 1100 block of E. Huntington walked out and discovered someone had taken her car without permission. This investigation is continuing.

Municipal Code Violation – Suspect Arrested
November 26 at 12:47 a.m., an officer was patrolling a park in the 700 block of E. Lemon when he found a male subject sleeping after the park closed. He was arrested, cited, and released at the scene.

Violation of Court Order
November 26 at 1:03 a.m., guests staying at a hotel in the 900 block of S. Fifth reported hearing a single gunshot and heard a woman screaming. Officers responded and located the female outside the room. She reported she and her boyfriend were only having a loud argument and things were thrown, which probably sounded like a gunshot. Officers checked the room, but the male was gone. There were no signs that a gun had been fired. The male was restrained from the female by court order. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 26 at 11:24 a.m., an officer patrolling the 500 block of W. Colorado and saw a vehicle code violation. The vehicle was stopped and one occupant had several warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
November 26 at 6:56 p.m., a resident in the 1800 block of S. Peck reported that his vehicle had been burglarized earlier in the day. He discovered the vehicle's window shattered and personal items stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Offense – Suspects Arrested
November 26 at 8:27 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 1500 block of S. Mayflower when she saw a motorist commit a driving violation. She stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger in the vehicle was in possession of Fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Non-Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision
November 26 at 11:53 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Diamond reported hearing a crash in front of his house. He went outside and found that a motorist had collided into his parked car. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 27 at 1:54 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1500 block of S. Myrtle when she saw a motorist commit a driving violation. She stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be heavily intoxicated. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Warrant Arrest
November 28 at 7:33 a.m., it was reported that a male subject, who was camping in the Station Square Park, was yelling at Public Works employees. Officers arrived and upon contacting the subject, learned he had multiple felony, no bail warrants for his arrest. He was subsequently arrested and later transported to County jail.

Drug Possession – Suspect Arrested
November 28 at 2:56 pm, an officer witnessed a bicyclist commit a traffic violation. He stopped the subject who admitted he had drugs and a meth pipe in his possession. He was arrested, issued a citation and was released.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 28 at 5:35 p.m., a vehicle making a left turn, hit a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The pedestrian suffered injuries.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
November 28 at 7:11 p.m., a store employee called to report a male and female suspect taking store items. The suspects returned some of the items before they walked out of the store. Officers detained the suspects at Mayflower and Evergreen. During a search of the suspects, no store items were recovered, but a methamphetamine pipe was found. The suspect was arrested, issued a citation, and released at the scene.

Domestic Violence Want Arrest
November 28 at 8:53 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Ivy & Walnut for a traffic violation. A computer search of the driver revealed an active warrant for domestic violence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
November 29 at 7:27 a.m., the victim called to report an electric scooter was stolen from her front porch. This investigation is continuing

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 29 at 10:13 a.m., a subject came into the MPD lobby and said he has a warrant and wanted to turn himself in. A computer check revealed warrants. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Vandalism
November 29 at 10:19 a.m., the victim in the 1800 block of S. Peck called to report a subject that showed up at the location looking for him. The subject slashed the victim’s tires. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 29 at 2:50 p.m., a traffic accident was reported in the area of Lime and Mayflower. A vehicle traveling west on Lime failed to yield for a vehicle traveling south on Mayflower and they collided. Two parties were transported to the hospital for complaints of pain.

Commercial Burglary
November 29 at 5:30 p.m., an employee from a store in the 900 block of W. Huntington reported a commercial burglary. A male subject walked into the store with a small sledge hammer and smashed the display cases taking several phones. The subject left the location running. This investigation is continuing

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
November 30 at 1:47 a.m., an officer was extra patrolling a park in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle heard a male subject screaming. He located the subject and asked if he needed help. It was discovered he did not need help and a computer check revealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Dinner at La Adelita


Dinner at La Adelita, on the south side of Colorado a half block east of Myrtle. Got the fish taco combination for $15.95 and a beer for the happy hour price of $4.25. Very nice!

- Brad Haugaard 

Angel Arias Takes Over as Principal at Canyon Early Learning Center


This month the Board of Education welcomed Angel Arias as the next principal at Canyon Early Learning Center. Arias served the school for nearly ten years as a special educator and teacher on assignment. t.ly/ujdw

- Brad Haugaard

Teacher of the Year, Maria Lomelin, Recognized at School Board Meeting


Maria Lomelin was named Monrovia Unified School District's "2022 Teacher of the Year." Shown here being congratulated by the Board of Education, Personnel Commission, and family and community members. t.ly/ujdw

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Students Selected for Academic Honors in Program for Underrepresented Students


Seven Monrovia High School students were selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees. The following students earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA) and/or the National Indigenous Award (NIA):

  • America Ramos: NHRA
  • Brendan Reyes: NHRA, NIA
  • Charlie Gallardo: NHRA
  • Christian Morales: NHRA
  • Elijah Leiva: NHRA
  • Sean Cao: NHRA
  • Sophia Childers: NHRA

The College Board's recognition programs award academic honors to underrepresented students.

"It was an honor to receive the National Hispanic Recognition Award. I applied for the program in my Junior year and was so excited to see my acceptance," said MHS Senior Sean Cao. 

Students who take eligible administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams are eligible for awards.

They must also identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or attend high school in a rural area or small town. Students can include this academic honor in their college and scholarship applications.

"My family was proud of me being able to achieve this honor and what it represents for our whole Mexican American household," said Cao. "This is something I will definitely add to enhance my college resume."

Source: Monrovia Schools press release

- Brad Haugaard

City Council to Hold Goal Setting Meeting

If you have goals you believe Monrovia should pursue, the City Council will have a study session on that topic at 10 a.m. this Thursday, December 1, in the Elan Conference Room at the Doubletree hotel at 924 W. Huntington. The public is welcome to attend and speak. t.ly/_rZV

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovian Accused Of Driving Car Into 7-Eleven Earlier Charged With Slashing Tires in Monrovia

The Monrovia man accused of driving a car through the front of an Arcadia 7-Eleven store, 23-year-old Sterling Williamson, was earlier charged with slashing the tires of about 25 vehicles in Monrovia. t.ly/y2VZ\

- Brad Haugaard

Sweet Hannah Belle Recovered From Fracture, Ready for Her Forever Home


Sweet Hannah Belle arrived at Pasadena Humane a few weeks ago and was clearly in distress. She was suffering from a traumatic injury and was in considerable pain. Our health team discovered that poor Hannah had a fractured pelvis and immediately got to work to put her on the road to recovery.

Hannah Belle has been on strict bed rest while she recuperates, and now she’s ready to find her forever home. She has shown everyone here how friendly and outgoing she is by rubbing up on everyone who comes close, and her purring is non-stop! 

Hannah is expected to fully recover, but it is recommended that she keep her exercising to a minimum for a while. She still has a slight limp, but that’s not going to stop this lovely lady from seizing the day, or at least seizing your heart when she shows you what an affectionate girl she is!

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

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

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

A Moment in Monrovia History: At the Old Timers Luncheon at Woman's Club

Old Timers Luncheon May 16, 1931 At Woman's Club House. "Man at left with cap is Andrew Rider. In front row is W.N. Monroe. On his right is Mrs. C.F. Moore and on his left is Mrs. Laura Burr. Standing next to Mrs. Burr is "Aunt Chloe" Monroe, Mrs. F.M. Monroe, sister-in-law of W.N. Monroe. Directly behind and between Mr. Monroe and Mrs. Burr is Mr. C.F. Moore. Standing in front of the man beneath the Woman's Club Sign is Mrs. Sarah Armstrong. Beside "Aunt Chloe" is Mr. F.A. Bliss. 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

Car Driven Into 7-11; Monrovian Arrested

A Monrovia man was arrested for allegedly driving his car into the front of a 7-Eleven store in Arcadia. https://shrtm.nu/rd5G

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Drunks and Drugs; Shoplifting; Rocks Trough Windows; Etc.

Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for November 17 – 22. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 291 service events, resulting in 54 investigations.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested

November 17 at 2:37 a.m., a witness in the 100 block of E. Central reported a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. Officers arrived and contacted the driver who displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Mental Evaluation

November 17 at 7:37 p.m., a caller in the 300 block of N. Ivy reported a family member was acting strange. Officers arrived and determined the male was a danger to himself and was placed on a mental evaluation hold. He was transported to a nearby facility for treatment.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested

November 18 at 12:43 a.m., an officer saw a subject in a park in the 300 block of S. Myrtle after hours. The subject was detained and found to be in possession of drugs. The subject was arrested, cited and released in the field.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

November 18 at 1:07 a.m., while on patrol officers saw a subject in the 600 block of S. Myrtle who could not care for himself. He was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody.

Shoplifting / Warrant – Suspect Arrested

November 18 at 2:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a retail store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain regarding a subject shoplifting. Officers arrived and made contact with the suspect. A computer check of the suspect revealed multiple warrants. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

 

Grand Theft Auto Recovery – Suspect Arrested

November 18 at 4:35 p.m., an officer witnessed a motorcycle traveling southbound on Peck and observed a vehicle code violation. The driver was contacted and a computer check determined the motorcycle was stolen. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision

November 18 at 6:50 p.m., a caller reported two motorists collided into one another in the 800 block of W. Huntington. Officers responded and found one of the drivers was complaining of pain, but did not have any visible injuries. The Monrovia Fire Department responded. The party found to be at fault was issued a citation for the driving violation.

Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested

November 19 at 1:50 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Palm reported she was in an argument with her boyfriend and needed the police to help her. When officers arrived they found the male subject heavily intoxicated and it was discovered that he had pushed the female in an attempt to take her cellphone away from her. The female caller did not have any injuries and did not need paramedics. The male subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Pursuit – Suspect Arrested

November 19 at 2:51 a.m., officers were patrolling the area of 300 S. Myrtle, when they saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed before stopping. Officers made contact with the driver who was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested

November 19 at 7:17 p.m., a caller reported a person loitering on private property in the 600 block of W. Foothill. Officers arrived and located a subject who had a warrant. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested

November 19 at 8:25 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist near Alta Vista and Huntington. The rider was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

November 19 at 9:03 p.m., a caller reported a disturbance in the 500 block of S. Myrtle. Officers arrived and located a male subject too intoxicated to care for himself. The subject was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Battery

November 19 at 9:30 p.m., a caller in the 900 block of W. Walnut reported her husband and father in-law were in a fight. Officers arrived and spoke to both parties involved. Neither party wanted to prosecute for battery and signed a refusal forms. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary

November 20 at 5:30 a.m., an alarm company called to report an activation at a business in the 200 block of Kruse. Officers arrived and found an open door to the business. Officers determined the door was pried open and property was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested

November 21 at 1:57 a.m., an officer contacted a subject in a park in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle for being in the park after hours. An investigation revealed the subject was in possession of a pipe used for smoking controlled substances. He was arrested, cited and released in the field.

Attempted Theft – Suspect Arrested

November 21 at 3:36 a.m., a hotel in the 900 block of S. Fifth called to report a subject was attempting to use a credit card not belonging to him. The subject fled and was detained in a nearby parking lot. A search of the subject revealed the access card and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested, cited and released in the field.

Public Intoxication / Warrant – Suspect Arrested

November 21 at 5:14 p.m., an employee from a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington called to report that a subject was in the parking lot and appeared drunk. Officers arrived and located the subject. A computer check revealed a warrant for his arrest. The subject was too drunk to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the MPD Jail to be held for a sobering period.

Receiving Stolen Property / Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested

November 21 at 9:36 p.m., officers responded to a storage complex in the 100 block of E. Lime regarding three subjects loitering inside the property. Officers confirmed one of the subjects was renting a space, but was recently evicted and should not be on the property. While officers were searching the vehicle they located drugs. Officers also found stolen credit cards and an identification. One of the suspects was in possession of a credit card receipts with the victim's name. All three suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft

November 22 at 9:32 a.m., the owner of a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington called to report a male suspect came into the store and stole merchandise before fleeing. This investigation is continuing.

Theft / Trespass – Suspect Arrested

November 22 at 9:34 a.m., the manager of a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill called to report a known male subject who has been in the location numerous times was there again. The male suspect took items and left the location. He was stopped a short distance away. He was identified by the manager and placed under arrest for shoplifting and trespassing. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Vandalism

November 22 at 1:47 p.m., a homeowner in the 900 block of Ocean View called to report someone threw rocks through her front window, shattering it. Officers arrived and searched the residence but the suspect was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

November 22 at 3:28 p.m., the victim reported his personal vehicle had been broken into while parked in the 1100 block of S. Fifth. Two windows were shattered and items were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Happy Thanksgiving, Monrovia!

Happy Thanksgiving Monrovians!

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods. Psalm 95: 1-3

- Brad Haugaard 

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Dinner (Without a Movie) at Look Theater


Dinner at Look Theater on Myrtle recently. You don’t need to see a movie to eat there. Got the buffalo chicken sliders for $14 and a beer for $6. Nice.

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Fire Department Providing Smoke Alarms

Monrovia Fire & Rescue has partnered with American Red Cross and Kidde Smoke Alarms to install smoke alarms in Monrovia homes. If you or someone you know needa a smoke alarm, email smokealarm@ci.monrovia.ca.us For questions, call Monrovia Fire & Rescue at 256-8181.

- Brad Haugaard 

Christmas Parade Dec. 1 at 7 PM

For the holiday parade, Myrtle will be closed from Huntington to Foothill from 5 to 10 p.m.

- Brad Haugaard 

Christmas Tree Ornament to Support Arts Program


A Christmas tree ornament designed by Monrovia artist Austin Lubetkin is on sale to support the Art in Public Places program. The ceramic ornament, featuring a winter wonderland in Old Town Monrovia, costs $15, and is available here: https://shrtm.nu/UXoD

For questions, contact Kerri Zessau at 932-5564.

- Brad Haugaard 

Santa Tour Dec. 5-9

Details here: https://shrtm.nu/I4xW

- Brad Haugaard 

Sapphire - A Plug-and-Play Dog


Sapphire is celebrating Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month by reminding us how great “older” pets can be! Six-year-old Sapphire knows some tricks, appears to be housebroken and is quite content to amuse herself with a chew toy that is not a shoe. She walks very well on leash; she’s a plug-and-play dog!

This sweet senior can be a little shy with new people, but given a bit of time and space, she will investigate and decide that everything is OK. Once she has assessed the situation, Sapphire will lean into you and put her head in your arms for pets.

Sapphire also loves toys- tennis balls are high on her list and she loves a good squeaker. Sapphire really is a gem!

Like all senior pets, Sapphire is eligible for the Seniors for Seniors program, which means her adoption is free for any human over sixty. 

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. 

- Brad Haugaard 

A Moment in Monrovia History: Municipal Plunge at Recreation Park

The Municipal Plunge at Recreation Park. This building now houses the Monrovia Historical Museum. The four girls at front are (clockwise from top left) Rosalind Bracamonte (Olivas) - wife of Henry Olivas, Sr.; Rosemarie "Murmur" Robles (Cruz), Geraldine Bracamonte (Mora) and Cecilia Bracamonte (Yepez). From the Monrovia Latino Heritage Society 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

An Easier Way to Report Traffic Problems

If you want to report a traffic problem in your neighborhood, the city now has an online application form to submit your concern to the Public Works staff for review. Here it is: t.ly/TikF

- Brad Haugaard

'Ice Skating' at the Fountain in Library Park

- Brad Haugaard

Registration for Holiday Home Decorating Contest Open


If you'd like to participate in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest you must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 5. The contest is free and open to Monrovia residents only. Judging will be December 12-14. Winners will be announced on December 16, and be recognized at the December 20 City Council Meeting.

Categories

  • Best Still Display
  • Best Outdoor Display
  • Most Effective Use of Lighting - outdoor
  • Best Neighborhood Effort
  • Santa's Workshop Award - Best homemade decorations
  • Holiday Spirit Award - Most festive
  • Judges Award
  • Children's Choice Award - Best display that depicts a youthful theme

For questions contact Recreation Supervisor Tiffany Peterson at 256-8246.

Registration: t.ly/nGYzu

- Brad Haugaard

Toy Drive and Car Show Dec. 10

Monrovia Police Officers’ Association, Arcadia Police Officers’ Association, and Detail Union are partnering with Foothill Unity Center for Toy and Canned Food Drive on Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Detail Union, 1311 S. Shamrock Avenue.

- Brad Haugaard

Pie-Palooza to Raise Money for Community Garden and Food Science Programs

Food ED is holding a Pie-Palooza to raise $10,000 to support school and community garden and food science programs in the San Gabriel Valley. The homemade pies are $100 each and if you don't need it you can donate it to  Foothill Unity Center. Buy a pie here: t.ly/YVaz

- Brad Haugaard

LAST Monrovia Coronavirus Count

This will be the last Coronavirus report unless the infection rate or death rate really picks up. If you'd like to continue following it, click on the link below to the LA Department of Public Health and bookmark it.

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m., 11/16/2022. Changes since 11/13/2022. (This represents 3 days rather than just one week.)

City of Monrovia: 10,794 cases (up 12), 110 deaths (unchanged) 
Unincorporated Monrovia: 1,149 cases (up 5), 5 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Company's Vehicle Charger Will Be Available at KIA Dealerships Nationwide

Monrovia's Webasto Charging Systems has announced that its Webasto Go portable charger will be available as an accessory at KIA dealerships nationwide. The device  is designed to charge all types of KIA electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The company, a subsidiary of Webasto Group, is located at 1333 Mayflower Ave.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Arrested With 30 Different Credit Cards; Suspect Punches Victim But Doesn't Get Wallet; Woman Punches Her Date; Passed Out in Restaurant Drive-Through; Woman Steals Uber Sign; And Lots More...

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 360 service events, resulting in 69 investigations.

Grand Theft
October 6 at 4:45 a.m., a caller in the 900 block of S. Canyon reported someone had stolen his catalytic converter from his work vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
November 10 at 6:51 a.m., a stolen vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Hacienda. The victim said he parked his truck in front of his house the previous night. When he went outside the following morning it was gone. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
November 10 at 9:06 a.m., an employee from a business in the 1800 block of S. Mountain reported that their building and two company vehicles were burglarized some time overnight. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto / Fraud
November 10 at 12:10 p.m., an auto dealership in the 700 block of E. Central called to report that a subject had purchased a vehicle with a cashier's check earlier this week. When the dealership attempted to cash the check they discovered it was fraudulent. This investigation is continuing.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
November 10 at 3:45 p.m., an employee of the City of Monrovia called to report that a subject had just thrown a rock through the window of the vehicle he was seated in, attempted entry into the vehicle, and then brandished another rock at him. Officers quickly arrived and detained the subject, who was positively identified by the victim. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 10 at 10:43 p.m., an officer saw a vehicle run a red signal at the intersection of Myrtle and Colorado. The driver was stopped and a DUI investigation ensued. The driver was suspected of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Identity Theft – Suspect Arrested
November 10 at 11:18 p.m., officers were patrolling the 1600 block of S. Myrtle and detained two subjects in the park after hours. One subject was on parole and had 30 different credit cards from different people in his possession. He was arrested, cited and later released.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 11 at 2:03 a.m., a caller reported a disturbance call. Officers arrived and detained two subjects. One of the subjects was wanted for Grand Larceny with full extradition. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting / Drugs – Suspect Arrested
November 11 at 7:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a retail store in the 400 block of W. Huntington Dr. regarding a subject stealing. The suspect left the store but was located nearby by responding officers and positively identified by the witness. He was arrested, issued a citation, and released in the field.

Battery
November 11 at 8:08 p.m., a battery was reported in a shopping center in the 100 block of W. Foothill. An unknown juvenile suspect and the alleged adult victim got into a verbal altercation which escalated to the juvenile slapping the adult. This investigation is continuing.

Attempted Robbery
November 11 at 8:31 p.m., while on-scene at a retail store, in the 500 block of W. Huntington, for a prior call, an officer was approached by a victim regarding an attempted robbery. The victim was in the shopping center's courtyard when an unknown suspect approached him and demanded his wallet. The victim refused. The suspect punched the victim in the head, and then fled without stealing his wallet. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
November 12 at 3:59 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Magnolia and Cherry when she saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation. She conducted a traffic stop on the subject. A search revealed the subject was in possession of a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. The subject was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 12 at 3:21 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle called to report a subject was on the property with his pants down. Officers arrived and located the subject. The subject had a no-bail warrant. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 12 at 10:03 p.m., a caller near Royal Oaks and Buena Vista reported someone had crashed into their property wall and then fled on foot. Officers arrived and detained a subject nearby with the keys to the crashed vehicle in his pocket. The driver smelled of alcohol and a DUI investigation ensued. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
November 12 at 11:23 p.m., a caller reported an intoxicated person was getting out of their Uber ride and urinating on his car. Officers arrived and located a male subject who was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
November 13 at 1:13 a.m., the victim in the 400 block of S. Myrtle reported his date was assaulting him and he was trying to get away from her. Officers arrived and located both parties. Officers determined the female was the aggressor. Officers reviewed surveillance video and saw her punching her date as he was trying to escape into a bar. The male made a private persons arrest and the female was arrested, cited, and released at the scene.

Residential Burglary
November 13 at 2:01 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of Genoa. The caller reported their attached garage was broken into and items were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 13 at 2:07 a.m., a caller in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported a vehicle drove on a grassy knoll in the middle of a parking lot. Officers arrived and found a vehicle centered on top of a planter. Inside the vehicle they found a female passed out behind the wheel. The driver was awakened and escorted out of the vehicle where a DUI investigation ensued. The driver was arrested for DUI and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Arson
November 13 at 5:28 a.m., a caller near Foothill and Mayflower reported two couches that were left on the street, were on fire. MPD and MFD responded and put out the fire. Per MFD, the fire was deemed an arson. This investigation is continuing.

Mental Evaluation
November 13 at 7:58 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Concord called to report that her husband, who has dementia, was standing in the middle of the street, and would not move. Officers arrived and determined he was a danger to himself. He was transported to a local hospital.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 13 at 9:57 a.m., a caller reported an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Myrtle and Foothill. Officers and paramedics arrived and checked on the well-being of the occupants. Occupants were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This investigation is continuing.

Mental Evaluation
November 13 at 3:17 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Ivy called to report his roommate wanted to kill herself. Officers arrived and spoke with the roommate. It was determined she was a danger to herself, and she was transported to a local hospital.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 14 at 1:56 a.m., a witness reported a driver was passed out behind the wheel in the drive-thru of a restaurant in the 100 block of W. Huntington. Officers arrived and found the driver passed out. Officers conducted a DUI investigation. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Vehicle Burglary
November 14 at 10:21 a.m., the victim called from a retail store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain to report his truck had been broken into. He parked in front of the location and went inside. The vehicle was locked and the windows were rolled up. When he came back out he saw the door was ajar and the lock was damaged. When looking through the vehicle he saw numerous tools missing. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary – Suspect Arrested
November 14 at 10:41 a.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of W. Olive. Officers responded and a female was outside with a male subject being detained. The female subject was found inside the home opening drawers and doors to the cupboards. The resident came home and detained the female who claimed she lived there. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
November 14 at 4:57 p.m., an employee from a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington called stating two females came into the store with handbags. They loaded the handbags with merchandise and left without paying. The females got into a vehicle and left the area. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
November 14 at 5:30 p.m., a victim in the 1200 block of Sherman called stating he dropped a passenger off at the location and when exiting, she took his UBER sign. The victim grabbed onto the item and they struggled with it. The victim felt he was in danger and let go. The suspect took the item and ran west on Cherry. Officers located her through the description given and a field show-up was done with a positive ID. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspects Arrested
November 14 at 7:56 p.m., officers responded to a parking lot in the 800 block of W. Colorado Blvd regarding three male subjects checking door handles. Officers contacted the reporting party that pointed out the vehicle the subjects arrived in. A check of the license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen from Moreno Valley. The suspects walked into a school basketball game before officers arrived. As officers were talking with the witness, they saw the suspects enter an Uber vehicle and drive south on Madison. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. As the vehicle was coming to a stop, the suspects threw the key to the stolen vehicle out the window. Two male suspects were arrested and taken into custody. A male juvenile was released to a parent.

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
November 15 at 7:38 a.m., while on patrol officers in the area of Myrtle and Andre, they saw a vehicle code violation. They conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The officer could see the driver had a gun inside a fanny pack across his chest. The driver and the passenger were removed from the vehicle and the gun was secured without incident. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
November 15 at 3:45 p.m., a loss prevention officer from a retail store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported that a male subject came into the store the day prior and stole approximately $1,000 worth of merchandise. This investigation is continuing.

Weapons Offense / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
November 15 at 7:21 p.m., a female motorist called and said she was being followed by a male subject in another vehicle in the area of Myrtle and Colorado. Officers arrived and conducted a traffic stop. A computer search of the driver revealed felony warrants. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded ghost handgun. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Shots Fired / Suspicious Circumstances – Suspect Arrested
November 16 at 3:28 a.m., a resident reported hearing shots fired in the 400 block of Montana. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate anything. Minutes later, a resident called and said they saw bullet holes in the front door of a residence in the 1400 block of Alta Vista. The door was wide open with the lights on. As officers approached the front door, they saw the door had been forced open and bullet shells were laying on the ground inside. A handgun was found in the bushes near the front door. A subject was arrested in connection with the incident. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
November 16 at 9:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 400 Norumbega on a report of an injury traffic accident. Two men were working on a vehicle. One of them turned the vehicle on and it popped out of gear and rolled backwards into the other man standing directly behind the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Grand Theft Auto
November 16 at 9:58 a.m., a victim from the 600 block of Gladys reported his motorcycle stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
November 16 at 10:10 a.m., a witness reported a male with no shirt was sitting near the drive-thru of a restaurant in the 100 block of W. Huntington and appeared to have drug paraphernalia around him. Officers arrived and made contact with the subject. He had drug paraphernalia around him. He arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
November 16 at 10:45 a.m., an employee from a business in the 200 block of W. Huntington said a subject came in and rented equipment and never returned it. This investigation is continuing.

Overdose
November 16 at 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a medical call in the 100 block of N. Ivy regarding an unresponsive male adult. The subject has a history of drug use and was jumping over fences before officers arrived. He was transported to a hospital for an evaluation.

Lunch at Hart House


Lunch at the new Hart House, in the Huntington Oaks shopping center. Got the Delux Hot Crispy Chik’n sandwich for $7.99 and an ice tea for $2.79. This is “Chik’n,” not chicken; it’s all vegetarian, and I must say it’s a remarkably good imitation of meat. It was very good.

- Brad Haugaard 

School District Posts Easy Form to Say 'Thanks' to District Personnel

If there's someone - or several someones - in the Monrovia Unified School District whom you really appreciate, the district has made it simple to express your gratitude with this four-question form:  t.ly/Ltmm

"We will ensure that your message of thanks gets sent to the person you listed. Feel free to complete it for as many people as you'd like."

The form will remain online through the end of the year.

- Brad Haugaard

Senior Dog Sugar Is Generous With Her Affection


November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and this amazing five-year-old “senior” is hoping to find her forever home today! Sugar is the sweetest name possible, and it perfectly matches this friendly girl’s loving personality. She is generous with her affection- she leans right into you for affection and gives out lots and lots of kisses.

Sugar recently was at an event with our mobile team and she was hands-down the star of the day. She became the official greeter who would walk right over to everyone to introduce herself. She is also as smart as she is sweet and happily showed off her repertoire of tricks; sit, down, crawl and shake!

If you’re looking for a wonderful dog who will dole out kisses like they’re candy, Sugar is the girl for you!

Sugar is eligible for our Seniors for Seniors program, so her adoption fee is waived for any adopter over the age of sixty.

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 Schools $75 Million Bond Measure Appears to Have Passed

It appears Measure MM, the Monrovia Schools' $75 million bond measure, has passed with 60% of the vote, giving it a comfortable margin of 5%. The measure needed a minimum of 55% to pass. Although the election results will not be certified until December 5, and could theoretically change, after today changes are likely to be minimal, according to City Clerk Alice Atkins, who has run many elections for the city.

- Brad Haugaard

Ceramic Sale By Local Artists - Dec. 2 and 3


Ceramic pieces by local artists. This is a fundraiser for The Wheelhouse community studio. It's located behind Troy's Donuts and Burgers, just southwest of the corner of Myrtle and Duarte Road.

- Brad Haugaard

LAST Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 52 New Cases, No New Deaths

This will be the last Coronavirus report unless the infection rate or death rate really pick up. If you'd like to continue following it, click on the link below to the LA Department of Public Health.

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m., 11/13/2022. Changes since 11/02/2022. (This represents 11 days rather than just one week as county stats were not updated for several days.)

City of Monrovia: 10,782 cases (up 52), 110 deaths (unchanged) 
Unincorporated Monrovia: 1,144 cases (up 3), 5 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Compete for Prizes During 'Chalksgiving'

Register today here to pick up a free chalk kit including a 30-piece box of chalk, then have fun on Thanksgiving weekend creating art with family and friends with the theme, "What We're Thankful For."

Submit photos of your artwork (one with the art alone and one with those who created it) by midnight on November 27 to christine@monroviafinearts.org.

Compete for prizes: $50 restaurant gift cards.

For more information email christine@monroviafinearts.org.

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: Pacific Electric Car Comes to Monrovia in 1903

First Pacific Electric Car into Monrovia. March 1, 1903 marked the beginning of service by the Pacific Electric Railway to Monrovia and this is the first car. In 1907 service was extended to Duarte, Azusa and Glendora and the completion of the PE Depot in Monrovia. At first, as shown here, there was only a single track, double track came later. The track crossing the PE tract as shown here was that of the Myrtle Ave Street Railway, the 'horse car' line of the early days. 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

Grow Monrovia Concerned About Bradbury Street Widening Project on Monrovia Border

The organization Grow Monrovia is concerned about a Bradbury street widening project on the border of Monrovia and suggests that Monrovians with concerns address the Bradbury City Council.

The area being considered for widening is Wildrose Avenue and Bradbury Road between the entrance to Bradbury Estates and Winding Oak Lane.

In its staff report, Bradbury says that the curvy, narrow road "presents hazards and challenges to large moving trucks, horse trailers, and construction vehicles entering and exiting the Estates main entrance" and that that problem is made worse because large vehicles are not allowed to use the narrow Wild Rose bridge in Monrovia to approach the estates entrance.

Grow Monrovia is concerned that the project will change the scenic character of Wildrose and Bradbury, that Monrovians will lose one of the few shaded walkways in east Monrovia, that it will result in more traffic, particularly for heavy trucks, that there will be more pollution and noise, and that oak trees will be removed (Bradbury says 11 oak trees "will be impacted by construction").

The Bradbury City Council meets tomorrow, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at 600 Winston Avenue, in Bradbury. Agenda and staff report: t.ly/6S9i. The staff report begins on page 36. Grow Monrovia's report is here: t.ly/gxDu

- Brad Haugaard

City Historian's Houses to Become Bed and Breakfast


The Monrovia firm, Saxony Design Build (https://www.saxonydesignbuild.com/), which specializes in historic restoration, plans to refurbish the two historic homes owned by former City Historian Steve Baker, and turn them in to a bed and breakfast.

During a tour of the two homes, which are side-by-side on the east side of Ivy just south of City Hall, Saxony representative Joshua Cain said “everything will be authentic” to the old style, that the B&B would have 11 guest rooms in the two buildings and a small bungalow that will replace the modern garage, a dining area for special events, an area in front of the north building (the Blair House) for small weddings, and - city permitting - a small coffee shop on the south side of the south building.

He said the “breakfast” part of the bed-and-breakfast may be a voucher to various restaurants in Old Town. Cain said they plan to complete the project by the end of next year.

Monrovia Historic Preservation Group President Jim Wigdon said because of Saxony’s reputation for quality historic restorations, they are the “perfect ones to take over restoration of Steve’s homes.”

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Celebrates Veterans Day

Monrovia celebrated Veterans Day in Library Park today with speakers, a band from Monrovia high school, and a veterans color guard.

- Brad Haugaard 



City's Budget 'Extremely Positive'; Giving City Manager a Raise; Working on Water System's Electrical System; Etc.

At its next meeting (agenda: t.ly/cpdC) the Monrovia City Council will ...

~ Receive a quarterly budget report showing the city is doing a $6.54 million better financially than expected. From the report: "The preliminary outlook for the City's General Fund for Fiscal Year 2021-22 is extremely positive. As City Council will recall, based on the Revised Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget, presented in May 2022, the General Fund was originally expected to close the year with a $2.87M surplus. However, due to a series of one-time revenues received during the year, a strong overall performance in many revenues, and savings in expenditure budgets, there is an estimated surplus of $6.54M for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year. The majority of the positive variance to budget is due to strong revenues exceeding expectations and the collection of several one-time revenues during the year, making up $2.67M of the variance to budget. Additionally, savings in maintenance and operations expenditures contributed $0.99M to this positive ending position. Most savings in this category is due to staff's diligent management of departmental operating budgets (i.e., only spending what was necessary)." t.ly/SWPF

~ Consider bumping City Manager Dylan Feik's salary up by five percent, from  $227,115 to $238,471. t.ly/-Rba

~ Consider hiring Mel Smith Electric to replace the electrical equipment that runs the city's water system. "The current electrical system has reached the end of its useful life, with at least one switchgear reaching such an advanced stage of decline that multiple electrical contractors have refused to service the equipment due to safety concerns." The contract is for $2,977,940 with a contingency amount up to $297,794. t.ly/-Ct2

~ Receive a report on the city's response to recommendations of its ad hoc Committee on Equity and Inclusion, formed in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. The committee "did not find or identify any policies, practices or procedures which present barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion" but still made 48 recommendations. This is a report on the city's progress on those recommendations: t.ly/Vd4M

~ Consider updating the city's building code by adopting the 2022 edition of the California Building Code and the 2022 California Fire Code. t.ly/30Zc

- Brad Haugaard

Native Plant Sale Saturday at Monrovia Historical Museum

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Lots of Alcohol or Drug Incidents; Man Breaks Windows, Steals Cash in Register; Multiple Shots Fired on Peck Road; Etc.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 332 service events, resulting in 76 investigations.

Municipal Code Violations – Suspects Arrested
November 2 at 1:35 a.m., while on patrol an officer saw three subjects in a park in the 600 block of S. Shamrock after hours. The subjects were arrested, cited and released at the scene.

Vandalism
November 3 at 9:00 a.m., a vandalism was reported in the 400 block of Hurstview. The caller reported a home window was broken. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 3 at 1:08 p.m., an officer saw a suspect acting suspicious near a train platform in the 1600 block of S. Primrose. Officers detained the suspect and determined the suspect had a warrant. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
November 3 at 4:16 p.m., officers responded to a family disturbance in the 200 block of W. Cherry. Officers contacted the suspect 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.

Vandalism
November 3 at 9:56 p.m., a caller reported she had parked her vehicle in the 700 block of Genoa. Several hours later she returned to her vehicle and saw that someone had scratched it. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 3 at 11:47 p.m., an officer observed a traffic violation in the area of Primrose and Maple and pulled the vehicle over. The driver displayed signs of intoxication and a DUI investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department.

Domestic Violence
November 4 at 9:10 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Cherry reported her ex-boyfriend arrived at her home to retrieve personal belongings. They started arguing and he hit her causing an injury. The suspect fled the scene. Officers searched for the suspect, but could not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
November 4 at 9:49 p.m., a caller reported two motorists collided into one another at the intersection of Ivy and Chestnut. Officers arrived and found no one was injured. The driver found to be at fault was issued a citation.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
November 4 at 10:32 p.m., employees of a coffee shop in the 200 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject was on their property, passed out and heavily intoxicated. Officers arrived and determined she was unable to care for herself. She was arrested and taken to the Monrovia Police Department.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 5 at 12:14 a.m., while on patrol in the area of Colorado and Magnolia an officer saw a motorist commit a driving violation. The officer stopped the motorist and found the driver to be intoxicated. The driver was arrested.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
November 5 at 7:04 p.m., a disturbance was reported in the 600 block of W. Huntington. Officers arrived and determined that a couple had been arguing while driving. The argument escalated and the female punched the male subject. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 6 at 12:12 a.m., while on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Evergreen an officer saw a motorist commit a driving violation. The officer stopped the motorist and found the driver to be intoxicated. The driver was arrested and taken to the Monrovia Police Department.

Warrant Arrests – Suspects Arrested
November 6 at 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Huntington regarding suspicious male subjects. Officers arrived and during the investigation determined one of the subjects had multiple warrants for his arrest. The second subject was on parole and during the investigation lied about his identity. He was arrested for parole violation and taken into custody.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
November 6 at 12:15 a.m., several callers reported hearing multiple shots in the 1800 block of S. Peck. Officers arrived and conducted an area search for a male suspect. No one was struck by the gunshots. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
November 7 at 12:51 a.m., a witness in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported a male adult approach a business and throw a rock through a front window. The male entered the business and left shortly after. Officers conducted an area search for the suspect but he was not located. The loss was loose change from the register. This investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
November 7 at 1:09 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Monterey and Huntington when he saw a traffic accident that had just occurred. No injuries reported. The driver at fault had no valid license and was issued a citation.

Fire
November 7 at 5:37 p.m., a structure fire was reported in the 600 block of E. Colorado. Officers arrived and evacuated a male subject. They were unable to get inside to try and extinguish the fire due to the smoke being too thick. Officers blocked off the surrounding streets to allow the Monrovia Fire Department to move in.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
November 9 at 1:31 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1600 block of S. Myrtle and observed a subject in a park after hours. The officer contacted the subject and during the investigation discovered the subject was in possession of a controlled substance. The subject was arrested, cited and released on the scene.

Overdose
November 9 at 1:45 a.m., while on patrol officers noticed shoes protruding out of bushes behind a gas station in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle. During an investigation officers discovered a male subject displaying symptoms of an overdose. The officers delivered four doses of Narcan and he began breathing better. Paramedics responded and transported him to a local hospital.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
November 9 at 8:35 a.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the area of Eighth and Duarte. A vehicle pulled out onto Duarte and didn't see the other vehicle approaching. The driver at fault was unlicensed. She was issued a citation and her vehicle was stored.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 9 at 8:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Olive for a welfare check. An elderly female's daughter had moved all her belongings into the location without permission. Officers arrived and a computer check revealed she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken to the Monrovia Police Department.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
November 9 at 1:43 p.m., a caller reported a female in the 100 block of N. Garfield had a warrant for her arrest. Officers responded to the location and made contact with the subject. An investigation revealed there was a warrant for her arrest. The subject was arrested per the authority of the warrant and taken to the Monrovia Police Department.

Trespassing / Possession of Stolen Property – Suspects Arrested
November 9 at 11:49 p.m., a security guard in the 200 block of W. Evergreen reported subjects in a vacant home. Officers arrived to the location and contacted several subjects who were not authorized to be there. During the investigation it was discovered that one of the subjects was on active parole and another was in possession of stolen property and drugs. Both subjects were arrested without incident.