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Summer School Registration Information for High School Students


Here is registration information about summer school for Monrovia high school students. https://tny.im/HRdSv

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 11 More Cases, Zero More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 03/30/2022. Changes since 03/23/2022.

City of Monrovia: 8,209 cases (up 11), 101 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 861 cases (unchanged), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Driver Threatens to Shoot Officer - Arrested, Given Ticket, Released; $5,000 of Cigarettes Stolen; Intoxicated Drivers; Smash and Grab Phones; and Lots More ...

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 396 service events, resulting in 64 investigations.

Vehicle Burglary
March 24 at 7:29 a.m., the victim reported someone had smashed his vehicle's window in the 900 block of W. Colorado and stole his wallet. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary – Subject Arrested
March 24 at 8:40 a.m., a caller reported her ex-boyfriend was trespassing on her property in the 200 block of E. Cherry. Officers arrived and determined a residential burglary occurred. Officers located the subject nearby and detained him. The victim's property was located on the suspect. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Unlicensed Driver / Criminal Threats – Suspects Arrested
March 24 at 9:33 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation in the 300 block of W. Palm. The driver was unlicensed so the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle. During the vehicle inventory the officer found drugs which the passenger admitted belong to her. The passenger was arrested. While placing the handcuffs on the passenger, she used her nails to injure one of the officers. The driver screamed he was going to shoot the officer. Both were arrested, taken into custody, and later released on a citation.

Grand Theft
March 24 at 10:52 a.m., a grand theft was reported in a business in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. The victim arrived to the business with a load of cigarettes to replenish his inventory. He exited his vehicle and walked into the store. Within a few seconds a vehicle drives up and three males exit and unload $5,000 worth of cigarettes from the victim's vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
March 24 at 2:01 p.m., officers were called to the 200 block of S. California for a public assist. During the contact the reporting party was ran for wants and warrants. A computer check returned with a Monrovia Police Department warrant. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Mail Theft – Suspect Arrested
March 24 at 9:06p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Evergreen when a citizen observed a female adult going through a mailbox. Officers arrived and located the female and during the investigation discovered she had mail and two credit cards that did not belong to her. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 24 at 11:49 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of Bonita called to report there was a subject rolling around in his neighbor's driveway. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. While speaking with the subject, officers determined the subject was under the influence of drugs. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Subject Arrested
March 25 at 12:24 a.m., officers noticed a vehicle commit a vehicle code violation in the area of Madison and Colorado. The driver was stopped for the vehicle code violation. During the investigation, the officers determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody for a sobering period.

Theft
March 25 at 2:16 a.m., a security company that monitors the cameras for a business in the 3000 block of Peck reported they could see two subjects in the business yard carrying large bags. Officers conducted an area search but were unable to locate the subjects. The loss is unknown. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
March 25 at 11:27 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Hillcrest called to report his vehicle was broken into. Evidence of the crime was located. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
March 25 at 7:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Huntington after two subjects left the location with merchandise without paying. The subjects cut the security tags and left them in the store. There was security footage of the subjects. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence / Warrant Arrest – Subject Arrested
March 25 at 10:42 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign and stopped the vehicle in the area of Alta Vista and Huntington. The officer contacted the driver and discovered the driver was displaying symptoms of being under the influence and had a warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested and taken into custody for a sobering period.

Warrant Arrest – Subject Arrested
March 25 at 11:00 p.m., a vehicle was located in the area of Lemon and Primrose parked with the windows rolled down and traffic collision damage on it. The officer checked the vehicle to ensure it was not stolen and conducted a computer check which revealed the owner had several outstanding warrants. While investigating, the owner arrived. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
March 25 at 11:06 p.m., an employee in the 800 block of E. Huntington reported that a subject that at the gas station stole a ring of keys and a lock to the business. The attendant was able to obtain a license plate when the subject returned to the location and returned the keys, but the lock and keys to the business were not on the ring of keys. Officers conducted a registration check and discovered the vehicle was registered to an address nearby. Officers drove to the location and saw a subject go to the rear of the location. While waiting for additional units, two family members arrived and stated the house belonged to their parents, but they were out of the country. The subjects were confrontational and did not want the officers to check the area. An air unit checked the rear, but did not locate anyone, so the vehicle involved was towed. While conducting an inventory search, the missing key and lock were located. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Subject Arrested
March 26 at 3:30 a.m., a citizen reported a female yelling in the area of Duarte and Mayflower. Officers arrived and located a female adult. During the investigation, officers discovered the female had several outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Fight in Progress
March 26 at 7:35 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of Fano called to report that two subjects were fighting in the street. One of the subjects had a bat. When officers arrived the subjects were gone. A bat, crow bar, and blood were located at the scene. The scene was processed and evidence was collected. This investigation is continuing.

Indecent Exposure – Subject Arrested
March 26 at 5:50 p.m., a witness reported a subject on his porch exposing himself. Officers arrived and located the subject. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant Arrest – Subject Arrested
March 26 at 6:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of West Huntington regarding a subject causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. Officers arrived and located the subject. A computer check revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft
March 26 at 6:14 p.m., a bicycle theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Myrtle. The victim parked and locked his bicycle at the bicycle rack. When he returned his bicycle was gone. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery – Suspects Arrested
March 26 at 8:29 p.m., an officer was traveling through a parking lot in the 700 block of E Huntington when he noticed two subjects were having a problem starting a vehicle. The officer observed the plate and conducted a computer check which revealed the vehicle was stolen. Officers conducted a traffic stop. The subjects where arrested and taken into custody.

Brandishing a Firearm
March 26 at 10:22 p.m., the victim was inside his open garage working on a vehicle in the 400 block of Genoa when a male suspect arrived and began a conversation with the victim. The suspect suddenly displayed a firearm and a second suspect appeared also holding a firearm. One of the suspects asked for the keys to the vehicle and the victim stated he did not have the keys. The two suspects looked at each other and began speaking with each other. The victim went into his residence and retrieved a firearm and pointed it at the suspects. The victim told the suspects to leave and they did. Officers conducted an area check for the suspects and were unable to locate them. This investigation is continuing.

Battery – Subject Arrested
March 26 at 11:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the location regarding a battery that occurred at the location. The suspect was seen kicking cars in the area and confronting customers. One customer was approaching the business when the suspect kicked the victim. The victim desired a citizen’s arrest, so the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
March 27 at 10:10 a.m., the reporting party called to report damage to the front gate of a business in the 800 block of E. Central. The officer arrived and checked surveillance footage and discovered two male subjects in the lot in the early morning hours. The subjects used a work truck to ram the gate causing it to open. They stole two vehicles. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
March 27 at 4:18 p.m., an employee reported a commercial burglary in the 600 block of W. Huntington. Surveillance video showed a female and male walk into and break a display case with a hammer. They stole several phones and took off running. Officers did an area check but were unable to locate them. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
March 27 at 6:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of S. Mountain after the victim walked outside and realized her vehicle was taken from the parking lot. The victim parked her vehicle around 5:10 p.m. and went shopping. When she return at 5:50 p.m., she realized it was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Subject Arrested
March 27 at 8:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Pomona when a security officer observed two females fighting in the balcony of an apartment complex. Officers arrived and discovered this was a domestic dispute. One of the parties was arrested and taken into custody.

Mental Evaluation
March 27 at 11:12 p.m., the victim called to report he was driving when another driver started following him and caused him to collide. The victim drove to the station and parked in front of the station when the suspect exited his vehicle and began striking the victim’s car with his hands and feet. Officers arrived and contacted the subjects involved. Officers determined the suspect needed to be further evaluated by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for treatment.

Mental Evaluation
March 28 at 12:37 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Primrose and Walnut regarding a subject who called 911 but was difficult to understand on the phone. Officers arrived and located a subject who appeared to be suffering from a mental health issue. During the investigation, officers located a firearm in his possession. The subject was transported to a mental health facility.

Vandalism
March 28 at 2:10 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Colorado called to report an unknown male transient walked onto their property and broke a window. The officer reviewed the surveillance footage and recognized the transient from numerous prior contacts. A report was taken and it will sent to the DA's office for filing consideration.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
March 28 at 2:13 p.m., an employee at a grocery store in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported a male transient was at the location and stole a couple of items. When confronted and told to put the items down, he made criminal threats toward the employee. He left the location without paying for the property. Officers located him a short distance away and he was detained. He was positively identified by the victim and was arrested. The suspect was the same suspect who vandalized the home earlier in the 200 block of E. Colorado. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Non-Injury Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
March 28 at 2:43 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Mountain and Huntington. Officers arrived and as they were talking to the involved parties, they determined one party was under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody for a sobering period.

Criminal Threats – Suspect Arrested
March 28 at 5:32 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Oakcliff reported her adult son, who has a restraining order from being at the home, was outside the house banging on the front door yelling he was going to come inside and kill her. Officers arrived and located the suspect. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Vandalism / Mental Evaluation
March 28 at 7:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Duarte regarding a known male subject breaking his ex-girlfriend’s window. Officers arrived and detained the suspect. After issuing him a citation, the suspect began to slam his head into the police unit and made suicidal statements. The subject was transported to a mental health facility.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
March 29 at 12:47 p.m., while on an unrelated call, an officer saw a known male transient walking in the area of Mayflower and Colorado. The officer stopped to speak with the subject. A consent search located methamphetamine in his wallet. The subject was arrested.

Drunk In Public – Subject Arrested
March 29 at 3:10 p.m., a caller stated one of his employees was in the 600 block of W. Huntington and possibly under the influence. Officers responded and located the subject. He admitted to smoking marijuana and was very unsteady on his feet. The officers felt he was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Battery Report
March 29 at 10:43 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of E. Chestnut regarding a fight between two males. Officers arrived and discovered two brothers were in a fistfight before officers arrived. Both brothers refused to press charges against each other.

Drug Arrest – Suspect Arrested
March 30 at 6:47 a.m., a passerby in the 100 block of W. Colorado reported a transient who appeared to be smoking narcotics. Officers arrived and detained a male adult who was in possession of Fentanyl and smoking paraphernalia. The suspect was cited and released in the field.

Grand Theft Auto / Grand Theft Auto Recovery
March 30 at 7:31 a.m., a caller reported his work van had just been stolen from the 1600 block of California. Officers searched the area but could not locate the vehicle. As the officer was taking the report. El Monte Police Department notified dispatch that they had the vehicle. The van was recovered. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
March 30 at 8:10 a.m., a victim reported someone had broken into their attached garage in the 1200 block of S. Mayflower and items were taken. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
March 30 at 12:21 p.m., a passerby reported a vandalism in the 120 block of W. Colorado. The caller reported seeing a male transient vandalized a parked car causing the passenger side mirror to be broken off. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
March 30 at 12:38 p.m., a caller reported he had parked his vehicle in a parking lot in the 700 block of W. Huntington and the catalytic converter was stolen overnight. This investigation is continuing.

Traffic Collision
March 30 at 1:16pm, a vehicle collided into a structure in the area of Shamrock and Central. It appears the driver suffered a medical emergency.

Battery / Weapons Arrest – Suspect Arrested
March 30 at 1:54 p.m., a victim reported he had just been assaulted in the area of Foothill and California. The victim reported he and his girlfriend were walking down an alley when the suspect pushed him to the ground. The suspect brandished a knife and swung it at the victim. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. The suspect was identified and located at his house nearby. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft from a Vehicle
March 30 at 9:07 p.m., an employee in the 100 block of E. Pomona called to report items were stolen from his vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked outside the business yard. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
March 30 at 9:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business parking lot in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a vehicle burglary. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Vandalism
March 30 at 11:04 p.m., a vehicle vandalism was reported in the 600 block of W. Duarte. The victim said he parked his vehicle. Hours later the victim heard his alarm sounding and walked outside to check on his vehicle. He saw the rear driver side window was smashed out and there was no one around. This investigation is continuing.

Former Monrovian Leslie Van Houten Again Denied Parole

Former Monrovia High School cheerleader and homecoming princess Leslie Van Houten has again been denied parole. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday blocked parole for the Charles Manson follower for her involvement in the murder of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in 1969. Van Houten has been in prison for 50 years. https://tny.im/iqaor

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at Domenico’s

Dinner at Domenico’s, on the south side of Huntington just east of Magnolia. Got the cannelloni dinner for $15.99 and a beer for $5.75. It came with a nice dinner salad. Very nice. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Statement of Mayoral Candidate Becky Shevlin


I have been a proud Monrovia resident for the past 34 years and have had the great honor of serving on the Monrovia City Council since 2009. From the opening of our Gold Line Station, the near completion of Monrovia Renewal, and passage of Measure K, to the effects of severe drought, the recent fire, resulting flood, and especially the COVID pandemic, Monrovia has celebrated both groundbreaking successes and endured great challenges during my 13 years on City Council. While we may not all share the same story, if we have learned anything from especially the past few years, our perserverence must be rooted in mutual respect and understanding, making us stronger and more resilient in attaining equitable and sustainable responses to whatever our challenges are now and going forward! It is important to acknowledge that no one person controls our City Council, goals, or agenda. I run for the position of Mayor not promising that “I” have all the answers or that “I” will solve all problems but sincerely promise to continue to lead by example to educate and engage all Monrovians and do whatever possible to work as a team through City Council, City Staff and Commissions, constituents, and regional representation for the betterment of all.

Current representation/involvement –

SGV Council of Governments President; Homelessness Committee Chair; Capital Projects and Construction Committee Member; LA County Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness COG Designee
SGV Regional Housing Trust VP
SGV Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees, President
Foothill Transit Executive Board
SCAG Member of Community Economic and Human Development Committee and Housing Policy Leadership Academy
Liaison - Monrovia Library Board, Monrovia Association of Fine Arts and Clifton Middle School
Monrovia Community Coordinating Council – Secretary and Calendar Coordinator
Monrovia Reads Board Member (past Executive Board positions)
Monrovia Guild of Monrovia of CHLA (past/present Executive Board)
Member - Healing Connections, Monrovia Garden Club, Historic Preservation Group, Historical Society, Historical Museum

I humbly ask that you vote for me as your Mayor on June 7th. Let’s work together in continuing to make Monrovia a true Gem of the Foothills! beckyshevlin@gmail.com - (626)253-0072


Former Monrovian Given Suspended 8-Year Sentence For House Arson

Ryan Dhalliwal, 28, has received an eight-year suspended sentence for setting fire to a house under construction in the 800 block of West Walnut Ave. in Monrovia three years ago. Restitution of more than $100,000 has been paid. Dhalliwal, who lived in the area at the time of the fire, has moved away. https://tny.im/L9rlC

- Brad Haugaard

Pedro Is a Happy Bundle of Puppy Energy


One-year-old Pedro is a happy, active dog with lots of adorable puppy energy! He loves being the center of attention and being petted, and will even sit in your lap to be close to you. Pedro is very friendly and is always very excited to meet new people. He’s a quick learner and highly motivated by delicious treats – he already knows sit, down, and shake. Pedro is a bundle of energy and will bring so much fun to your life!

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

A Moment in Monrovia History: Train Station With Santa Fe Train

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe depot in Monrovia 1963. . 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

Free Herb Gardening Webinar April 7, 26


Building healthy soil, landscape design with herbs, container gardens, alternative uses for herbs. April 7 at 6 p.m. and April 26 at noon. Registration required, here: https://tny.im/YfD5j

- Brad Haugaard

Up to An Inch of Rain Expected Monday - Are Your Sprinklers Off?


The chance of rain Monday - up to an inch - is predicted to be 100%. You may want to turn off your sprinklers tonight. https://tny.im/ZXVgC

- Brad Haugaard

Travanti Named ‘Woman of Distinction’

Monrovia School Board member Maritza Travanti has been selected by State Assemblyman Chris Holden‘s office as The 41st Assembly District’s Woman of Distinction for Monrovia.

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Wine Walk April 23

- Brad Haugaard

Easter Egg Hunt and Healthy Kids April 16

- Brad Haugaard

Debris Clearance at Canyon Park Begins Monday; Historical Museum Sale; Serving on City Boards; Older American Award; Open City Jobs

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

~ This coming Monday the city will begin removing debris from Canyon Park. Large bins will be set so fallen limbs and timber, rocks, mud and debris can be separated and hauled away or reused. Over the next two months crews will remove debris while engineers and surveyors begin mapping the park and preparing for construction in early summer.

~ The Monrovia Historical Museum (not to be confused with the Monrovia Historical Society) will host a Treasures from the Collection sale to clear its shelves of some vintage and not-so-vintage items. All proceeds support exhibit development, educational outreach, and historical research. Items sold "as is" and all sales final; buyers must be able to transport their purchases. The museum is located at 742 E. Lemon. https://tny.im/hAJ4j

~ If you'd like to volunteer on a city board or commission, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m., at Monrovia City Hall. "We're currently accepting applications for positions on the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Community Services Commission, Library Board, and the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board."  https://tny.im/wucDQ

~ The city is accepting nominations for the 2021 Older American of the Year Award, presented to a Monrovian 60 or older, working or retired, who is involved in volunteer service in Monrovia. Nominations due Friday, April 1, at the Monrovia Community Center (119 W. Palm). The winner will be honored at the Senior Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 28, at the Monrovia Community Center. Nomination form: https://tny.im/u5cfq

~ The city is planning to hire (https://tny.im/OJDQS)...

  •  Administrative Assistant for the Fire Department. Full-time - $43,575-$58,395.22 annually.
  •  Assistant to the City Manager. Full-time - $103,562- $138,783 annually
  •  Principal Accountant. Full-time - $93,753-$125,638 annually. 

- Brad Haugaard

Get Pictures With the Easter Bunny April 9 at Library Park

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Man Arrested for Mail Theft; Fake SCE Caller; Car’s ID Stolen; Attempted Kidnapping; Kicking All the Cars; Etc.

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


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 378 service events, resulting in 70 investigations. 

Disturbing Subject
March 17 at 9:32 a.m., an officer was patrolling a park in the 300 block of S. Myrtle when she saw and heard a male adult yelling profanities at two other male adults. The officer contacted the subjects to make sure everything was okay. The officer discovered video of the incident and determined one of the subjects violated a local city ordinance by indulging in profane and threatening language in a public park. The same subject was found to have been shouting racist epithets at the two subjects, in violation of a hate crime. This investigation is continuing. 

Mental Evaluation – Subject Evaluated
March 17 at 2:48 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of S. Lincoln called to report a family disturbance between a mother and daughter. The daughter suffers from a diagnosed mental illness and was violent with her mother. Officers determined she needed to be further evaluated by a mental health professional. She was transported to a local facility for treatment. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 17 at 11:40 p.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Ivy and Foothill witnessed a vehicle fail to stop at a red light. A traffic stop was conducted, and further investigation revealed that the driver had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail for a sobering period. She was unable to provide an adequate breath sample and was subsequently taken to a local hospital for a blood withdrawal. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 1:24 a.m., an officer on patrol near the intersection of Olive and Ivy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver displayed objective signs and symptoms of intoxication. Further investigation revealed that the driver was driving while under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to a local hospital for a blood withdrawal. She was then transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail for a sobering period. 

Mail Theft / Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 4:19 a.m., a resident reported a suspicious vehicle checking mailboxes in the 300 block of Elfwood. Upon arrival officers saw a vehicle matching the description leaving the area. A traffic stop was initiated. As officers spoke with the female driver and male passenger, they could see several mail items between the driver's seat and the center console. The male passenger was uncooperative. The female told officers that the male had her drive him to several locations. She feared he would hurt her if she didn't listen to him; as in the past, he had struck her in the face. The female still had visible injuries to her face. An investigation revealed that the mail inside the vehicle belonged to residents on Elfwood and Starlite. The original caller was also able to identify the vehicle. The male subject was arrested and taken into custody. 

Weapon Offence / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
March 18 at 6:16 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of S. Mountain called to report a suspicious subject was in his neighbor's backyard. Officers arrived and located the subject. He was in possession of brass knuckles and also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Vehicle Burglary
March 18 at 8:55 a.m., a victim called to report that while he was shopping at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain his vehicle was broken into. Officers arrived and determined that several tools had been taken. This investigation is continuing. 

Commercial Burglary
March 19 at 4:36 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding an alarm call. Upon arrival they noticed the glass door on the south side of the business was shattered. The cash register drawer was also on the counter. This investigation is continuing. 

Court Order Violation – Suspect Arrested
March 19 at 1:15 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Linwood regarding a disturbing family call. Officers arrived and determined an adult male was in violation of a valid Domestic Violence Protection Order. The subject was arrested without incident and taken into custody. 

Phone Scam
March 19 at 12:19 p.m., a caller in the 100 block of Mauna Loa reported he had been scammed by someone impersonating a Sothern California Edison employee over the phone. This investigation is continuing. 

Trespass / Mental Evaluation – Suspect Arrested
March 19 at 1:15 p.m., an employee of a bank in the 200 block of S. Myrtle called to report a customer refusing to leave after a transaction could not be completed. Officers arrived and contacted a male adult. The subject was asked to leave by employees and by officers, but he still refused. The subject was arrested for trespassing and was taken into custody. After being released from the jail with a citation the suspect began acting radically and making statements about wanting to hurt himself. It was determined that he needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional and he was subsequently transported to a local facility for treatment. 

Runaway Juvenile / Battery on an Officer / Attempt Robbery – Suspect Arrested
March 19 at 8:18 p.m., officers responded to a youth home in the 100 block of N. Ivy regarding a juvenile wanting to leave the facility without permission. The subject forced her way out of the facility and tried to take the counselors cell phone by force. The runaway was seen by officers walking on the street. Officers went to detain the juvenile, but she began striking the officers, pulling one's hair and biting her. She kicked one officer on the head during the struggle on the ground and scratched him. The officers sustained minor injuries. The juvenile was arrested and taken into custody. 

Vehicle Burglary
March 20 at 5:02 p.m., a victim reported her vehicle was broken into while parked in the 200 block of E. Maple. Officers arrived and determined that her wallet had also been stolen. The suspect appeared to have forced entry by smashing the driver's side rear window. This investigation is continuing. 

Welfare Check / Mental Evaluation – Subject Evaluated
March 21 at 10:17 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of W. Maple regarding a subject who had been repeatedly calling dispatch and the watch commander all morning. The subject was complaining about incidents that occurred with other city’s police departments and would use profanity towards the dispatchers and watch commander. Officers were able to make contact with him and it was determined he was a danger to himself and needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. 

Stolen Plate / Grand Theft Auto
March 21 at 4:14 p.m., a subject came into the lobby to report a call from a towing company stating his vehicle was going to be placed on lien sale if he didn't come get it. The vehicle had been marked for a parking violation and ultimately towed due to that violation. He didn't understand because he still had the vehicle they were describing. He checked his vehicle and noticed that a different license plate was now attached. Further investigation revealed that the plate on his vehicle belonged to another vehicle in Arcadia. The original vehicle at the tow yard was discovered to be stolen out of Arcadia. The vehicles were updated and new paperwork was completed. This investigation is continuing. 

Runaway Juvenile / Sexual Battery
March 21 at 4:40 p.m., an employee in the 100 block of N. Ivy reported that a juvenile female just left the location without permission. The officer arrived and spoke to the employee who also told her about a possible sexual battery that occurred between the runaway and another female juvenile. The officer took a report and entered the juvenile into the missing person’s system. This investigation is continuing. 

Warrant / Attempt Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
March 22 at 5:09 a.m., a service worker from a car dealership in the 1400 block of S. Mountain called to report a male subject walking around the rear lot and entering a dealership vehicle. Officers arrived and detained the suspect in the rear lot. The suspect was inside the vehicle attempting to get it started. While officers were searching the suspect, they discovered he had a dealership key. Further investigation revealed the suspect was loitering near the dealership earlier during business hours and stole the key from the manager's office. The suspect was trying to locate the vehicle that matched the key. The suspect was also found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for attempt grand theft auto and per the authority of the warrant and taken into custody. 

Domestic Violence / Attempt Kidnapping – Suspect Arrested
March 22 at 12:17 p.m., a victim in the 500 block of E. Walnut called saying her ex- boyfriend came by and took her cell phone. He then got into his car and left, but came back later. She was outside and he ran up to her, grabbed her, and carried her to his vehicle. While she was trying to yell, he covered her mouth with his hand. As he was trying to put her in the front seat of his vehicle, she was able to get away and ran. He then left the area. He later came into the Police Department to talk to the officer and was subsequently arrested. 

Disturbing Subject – Suspect Arrested
March 22 at 12:40 p.m., an employee from the 300 block of S. Myrtle called to report a transient who has been frequenting the location, had a bag blocking the walkway to the entrance. He was asked to move it and he refused. Officers arrived and asked him to remove it and he still refused. He was arrested and taken into custody for violating the municipal code prohibiting the blocking of a public access way. 

Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
March 22 at 1:43 p.m., a witness called saying a male subject was walking near Central and S. Mountain and kicking vehicles parked along the street. He continued to kick vehicles while walking eastbound. The witness continued to follow him until police detained him. The victims vehicles were all located and an investigation revealed he had done approximately $22,000 in damage overall. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft
March 22 at 5:19 p.m., the victim called to report he parked his vehicle in the 1600 block of S. Mountain in the morning when he got to work. He returned to his vehicle after work and discovered his catalytic converter had been stolen. This investigation is continuing. 

Mental Evaluation – Subject Evaluated
March 22 at 8:26 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of W. Duarte regarding a patient with a mental health disorder who was banging his head on the ground and attempting to enter other patient's rooms. Nursing staff detained the subject in the corner of the room until officers arrived. Officers determined he needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional and had him transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 22 at 8:48 p.m., a motorist in the 300 block of W. Huntington called to report they were following a possible DUI driver. The vehicle was stopping in traffic and driving only 3 mph. The witness followed the vehicle to a parking lot, where he was stopped. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested for DUI and transported to the Monrovia PD Jail for booking. Based on the .35% breath test collected the driver was in danger of alcohol poisoning, .08% is the legal limit. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Grand Theft Auto
March 23 at 7:17 a.m., a victim called to report her vehicle had been stolen from the 800 block of S. Canyon. Officers arrived and determined that when the victim parked her vehicle, it was locked and the keys were not left inside. When she returned hours later, it was gone. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
March 23 at 8:43 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Foothill and Fifth regarding a pedestrian who had just been struck by a vehicle. An elderly female was walking out of a local business. As she was crossing the parking lot a vehicle entered off of Fifth and didn't see the female. The vehicle struck the pedestrian causing her to be launched in the air approximately five feet. When she hit the ground, she sustained multiple injuries. She was transported to the hospital for further treatment. The driver was given a DMV re- examination form to make sure they are capable of driving a motor vehicle.

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 27 More Cases, No More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 03/23/2022. Changes since 03/16/2022.

City of Monrovia: 8,198 cases (up 27), 101 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 861 cases (up 8), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

GoFundMe for Stem Cell Therapy for Monrovia High Baseball Player


A GoFundMe page posted by Judith Zuniga is attempting to raise $50,000 for stem cell therapy for Frankie Cervantes, a Monrovia High varsity baseball player, who she said suffered a spinal injury in an ATV accident on February 13, 2021.

Zuniga says the "stem cell therapy is NOT covered by insurance. It is still considered a trial treatment. Frankie will get a total of four infusions and a spinal tap directly into the spine every three months.... The cost for stem cell treatment starts at $50,000 dollars."

Details: https://tny.im/61YEO

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at Rudy’s Mexican Food


Dinner at Rudy’s Mexican Food, at the corner of Myrtle and Colorado. Got the Tacos de Carnitas for $11.49 and a beer for $4.95. There was lots of filling and two tortillas so I made two tacos. Tasty and filling. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Free Neighborhood Conference on April 30


Monrovia Area Partnership will hold its 12th Annual free MAP Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, April 30, at Second Baptist Church - 925 S. Shamrock Ave. Workshops include:

  • Addressing Our Environment
  • Top 10 Secret Resources in Monrovia
  • Is Your Home a Historic Landmark or a Cute But...
  • Housing Panel
  • History of Monrovia
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Eat Healthy When You Have No Time
  • Volunteering Panel

For more information: (626) 932-5563, map@ci.monrovia.ca.us, or cityofmonrovia.org/map

- Brad Haugaard

Brave Young Women's Conference April 1 at Calvary Chapel Monrovia

Calvary Chapel Monrovia will hold a free conference to help young women from middle school age to mid-twenties face the challenges of today's world. Speakers include Christina Boudreau with The Whosoevers Movement and other speakers. 

- Brad Haugaard

Playful Kahna Loves Her Toys - Even Toilet Paper Tubes


Six-year-old Kahna is a playful cat who dashes after her toys (which include balls, socks, and even toilet paper tubes!). She’s very dexterous and will retrieve her toys from hard-to-reach places. Kahna loves sitting in chairs, even if you were about to sit there yourself. She enjoys being petted, and especially loves back rubs and chin scratches. She shows her appreciation with lots of purring.

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: Amtrak Train Passing Through Monrovia

Amtrak 200 westbound train #35 at Valley Grain Co. Monrovia.  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

Unveiling of Almera Romney Neighborhood Treasure


About 85 people — city and school officials, family of Almera Romney, former students, and the public, gathered in front of the Canyon Early Learning Center Saturday morning to unveil the latest neighborhood treasure in honor of Romney.

As principal of  the segregated Huntington School (no longer existing), Romney fought discrimination to give all students an equal education.

- Brad Haugaard 

School Board: 67-Page Report on District's HR Department; New High School Course in Criminal Law

At its next meeting (agenda: https://tny.im/WTEAH) the Monrovia Board of Education will ...

~ Receive a 67 page report suggesting improvements to the district's Human Resources Department. See it here: https://tny.im/aiQns

~ Consider offering a new course called "Concepts in Criminal Law," for high school students. https://tny.im/q6IBl

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia's Somewhat Complex Election

The election for Monrovia's mayor and city council is a bit confusing.

There are two city council positions open but it is entirely possible that the city could end up with three new council members.

How can that be?

City Clerk Alice Atkins explains:
There are two City Council seats on the ballot. The two candidates with the most votes will be elected. If Councilmember Shevlin is elected Mayor and takes office, there would be a vacancy in her seat on the City Council. The new City Council would be required to follow Government Code Section 36512 to determine how to fill the remainder of the vacant City Council term.

So, if Councilmember Becky Shevlin is elected mayor her council seat would be vacant and the council would then select someone to fill it.

 - Brad Haugaard



CleanMonrovia Program Launching; Four More Utility Boxes Need Artists


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

~ A CleanMonrovia Program will begin on Monday, March 21. It will initially focus on providing citywide information on disposing of bulky items, information about E-waste, hazardous waste, composting, SB1383, and tree planting. Details: https://tny.im/MDL53

~ The Art on the Box project of Monrovia's Art in Public Places has artists decorate utility boxes throughout the city. The theme for the 2022 Art on the Box Program is Celebrating Diversity. Four utility boxes are available for painting. The program is open to artists of all ages. Entries must be original and artwork must be suitable for all ages. Submission deadline is March 31, 2022. For more information and application: cityofmonrovia.org/art.

- Brad Haugaard

Statement of City Council Candidate Larry Spicer


Larry Spicer – I am a native Monrovian; an experienced, results oriented, community volunteer. My services include being a U.S. Army Veteran; City Councilmember, MAP Leader, ex Planning Commissioner; Parent on Patrol for Monrovia Public Schools; Board Member for MTA Gold Line and Foothill Workforce Development; American Red Cross and Tournament of Roses volunteer; Second Baptist Monrovia member (partial list).

11 years ago, I promised to solve problems, continue to plan for the future, listen to concerns, partner with schools, businesses and community; handle citizen and staff concern fairly; and be fiscally responsible so that Monrovia’s services and programs might exist and improve. I have kept my promises and vow to continue and expand progress already delivered!

Monrovia has provided my wife and me a safe place to raise and educate our three children. Your support gives me the opportunity to keep giving back so ALL Monrovians can enjoy safe living and workplaces, good schools, and a prosperous All-American City.

Vote - Larry J. Spicer for City Council
on June 7, 2022

Monrovia Weekly Coronavirus Count: 27 More Cases, One More Death

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m., 03/16/2022. Changes since 03/09/2022.

City of Monrovia: 8,171 cases (up 27), 101 deaths (up 1)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 853 cases (up 8), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Safe Stolen from Hotel: Multiple Crypto Frauds; Robbery With Pistol; Transient Yelling and Peeing; Etc.

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


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 407 service events, resulting in 77 investigations.

Commercial Burglary
March 10 at 12:37 a.m., an employee from a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington reported that the front door to the business was open and the keys were attached to the door. There was a lock box attached to the front door. The suspect cut the lock box, left the location, then returned a few minutes later. The suspect stole some coins from the tip jar. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud Report
March 10 at 9:49 a.m., a victim in the 600 block of S. Monterey reported that she was scammed out of approximately $2,000 by a suspect pretending to be an eBay support representative. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud Report
March 10 at 10:10 a.m., a scam was reported in the 100 block of El Nido. The victim stated that she was scammed out of approximately $15,000 between cryptocurrency and gift card purchases. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
March 10 at 9:32 p.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 900 block of W. Huntington regarding the theft of a safe from one of the hotel rooms. The victims told staff that someone gained entry into their hotel room and stole the safe, which contained cash and a Rolex watch. When staff informed them that they would call the police, the guests stated they did not want the police to respond. The victims’ statements were inconsistent and they said they did not desire prosecution. However, the hotel did desire prosecution for the stolen safe. Officers checked the room and saw that the safe, which was bolted down, was removed. There were no signs of forced entry. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
March 11 at 9:32 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Mayflower and Central when he saw a motorist make a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was contacted. It was learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Offense and Weapons Offense – Suspect Arrested
March 11 at 12:31 p.m., while patrolling a park in the 1600 block of S Myrtle an officer saw a subject was in passion of drug paraphernalia. He detained the subject and also discovered he was in possession of a baton. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
March 11 at 3:38 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of E. Olive called to report that the catalytic converter to his vehicle was stolen sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
March 11 at 3:51 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Myrtle called to report that there was a male transient sleeping on her porch. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. He was drunk and could not care for his safety. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail for a sobering period.

Burglary
March 11 at 9:11 p.m., a reporting party at a restaurant in the 400 block of W. Huntington said she parked her vehicle at the location and went inside. When she returned she noticed her purse had been stolen from inside her secured vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
March 11 at 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of 600 W. Huntington regarding a male subject acting strange and trying to gain entry to a closed business. They contacted the subject and determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Court Order Violation – Suspect Arrested
March 11 at 10:24 p.m., yelling was reported at a residence in the 200 block of E. Lime. A 911 call was also received from a male adult stating he needed help at the location. Officers arrived and found a male subject sitting on the porch. The subject is restrained from the location by a court order. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Burglary
March 11 at 10:39 p.m., residents in the 900 block of Wildrose called and reported their house had been broken into. The suspects gained entry to the rear yard by climbing over the wall of the wash. They climbed up a rain gutter and forced entry to the residence by breaking a window. The location was ransacked and numerous items were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Sexual Battery – Suspect Arrested
March 11 at 11:42 p.m., several calls were received regarding a male subject in the 600 block of S. Myrtle who placed his hand up a female’s dress. Officers arrived and detained a suspect. The suspect’s hand reached up the female’s skirt while she was at the bar. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 12:22 a.m., while investigating a separate event in the 600 block of S. Myrtle, an officer saw a vehicle drive by at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped in the 200 block of N. Myrtle and the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 12 at 9:08 a.m., a driver in the area of California and Evergreen was cut off, which caused him to swerve and collide into a light pole. The driver received visible injuries to his head and arm. He was treated at the scene by Monrovia Fire Department.

Vandalism
March 12 at 10:50 a.m., a caller in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported his vehicle's car door had been smashed overnight. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
March 12 at 2:48 p.m., a victim in the 700 block of W. Lemon said she had been scammed into buying $40,000 worth of crypto from a Facebook page. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
March 12 at 3:10 p.m., a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington called to report a grand theft from the day before. Video surveillance was obtained. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
March 12 at 3:31 p.m., a caller in the 200 block of W. Colorado reported someone had stolen her identity and hacked into her bank account. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Offense and Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 5:50 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle for a moving violation in the area of Myrtle and Camino Real. The driver was contacted which revealed he was on probation for dangerous drugs. Consent was given to search his vehicle, even though the driver had search conditions. The officer located a loaded handgun in the driver's waistband. A vehicle search revealed a large amount narcotics and over $6,000 in cash. The driver was arrested for the loaded handgun with an obliterated serial number, and possession of drugs for sales & transportation.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 12 at 6:04 p.m., a young female driver stated she suffered a medical emergency while driving in the area of Mountain and Huntington. The driver side swiped one vehicle and rear ended another vehicle that was stopped for a red light, causing a chain reaction of collisions into two other vehicles. Two drivers were transported to the hospital for complaint of pain. All other parties were treated at the scene.

Grand Theft
March 12 at 10:35 p.m., a victim in the area of Foothill and Mauna Loa called to report someone removed his catalytic converter from his 2004 Honda Accord while parked on the street. No suspect(s) were seen or heard. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication and Battery on a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
March 12 at 10:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 900 W. Huntington when a citizen called to report a male subject struck her vehicle's window while she was stopped in the middle of the street. Officers responded and located the subject who ran. Officers located the subject. When the subject was handcuffed he kicked an officer. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Robbery
March 12 at 11:07 a.m., a robbery was reported in the area of May and Foothill. During the investigation, officers learned that the victim was at an ATM on Myrtle when two male adult suspects approached him and pointed a handgun at him. The suspects demanded his money, phone, ear pods, jacket and shoes. The victim complied and fled on foot. While running, the victim heard several gunshots but he did not stop running. Officers checked the area and located three bullet casings in the area parking lot. No one was hit. The detective bureau was notified. The investigation is continuing.

Drug Offense and Warrant Arrest – Suspects Arrested
March 14 at 2:46 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Canyon and Prospect. The driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search of the vehicle and further investigation revealed the passenger was in possession of a methamphetamine pipe. Both occupants were cited and released in the field.

Drug Offense and Resisting Arrest – Suspects Arrested
March 14 at 2:50 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of 600 N. Canyon when he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The male subjects inside the vehicle started to argue with the officer and refused to roll down the windows and provide identification. A sergeant and additional units responded to assist. After several minutes of trying to persuade the occupants to exit the vehicle, officers arrested the driver for resisting arrest. The passenger was arrested for numerous outstanding warrants and possession of methamphetamine. Both suspects were booked and cited out.

Unlicensed Driver
March 14 at 12:47 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code near the intersection of Foothill and Canyon. Investigation revealed the driver was unlicensed. The driver was issued a citation and released at the scene.

Non Injury Traffic Collision
March 14 at 1:11 p.m., a traffic accident was reported in the 900 block of W. Duarte. The driver of an Amazon vehicle was trying to drive down a narrow driveway and hit the corner of the building. Minor damage to both the vehicle and structure.

Fraud
March 14 at 3:58 p.m., a victim in the 100 block of N. Myrtle came into the lobby and said on Saturday she received a call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer and that she had warrants for her arrest. She was told that instead of being arrested, she could just pay the fine in gift cards over the phone. The victim bought gift cards and gave them approximately $28,900 in gift cards. She realized it was a scam when she went to the station in Los Angeles to get paperwork stating she is cleared of all charges and they advised her she had been scammed. This investigation is continuing.

Burglary
March 14 at 1753 hours, a resident in the 1200 block of S. Alta Vista called to say his garage had been broken into while he was at the store. He said he doesn't know how the suspect(s) gained entry because he had locked the garage. He saw that his bike was missing. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 15 at 3:54 a.m., a domestic violence was reported in 200 block of W. Scenic. A couple was drinking alcohol and started to argue. During the argument, the male assaulted the female. The male was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
March 15 at 4:31 a.m., officers responded to the area of Fifth and Chestnut regarding a male suspect attempting to break into a vehicle. The suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. Officers located a vehicle with a broken window in the 900 block of W. Walnut. The inside of the vehicle was ransacked, but nothing was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
March 15 at 2:38 p.m., an employee of a business in the 200 block of Railroad walked outside the business to where he had parked his vehicle on the street, but his car was gone. He did not give anyone permission to take his car. Officers searched for the vehicle, but could not locate it. The vehicle was entered into the DMV Stolen Vehicle System.

Shoplifting / Restraining Order Violation / Drug Offenses – Suspects Arrested
March 15 at 3:53 p.m., a shoplifting was reported in the 500 block of W. Huntington. An adult male and female left the store with a shopping cart full of merchandise they did not pay for. Officers located the suspects and the stolen property, which was returned to the store. The male suspect had an active domestic violence restraining order to stay away from the female suspect. The female suspect was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Both were arrested and taken into custody.

Recovered Grand Theft Auto
March 15 at 8:56 p.m., a police helicopter called to report a LoJack hit on a stolen vehicle in the area of Jeffries & Treelane. Officers responded to the area for a search. Officers located the vehicle at Wyland & Jefferies and it was returned to the owner.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
March 15 at 11:45 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Parkrose and Bloomdale. A computer search revealed the driver was on parole. Officers searched the vehicle and recovered two pounds of marijuana. The suspect was arrested.

Vehicle Burglary
March 16 at 9:08 a.m., a victim in the 300 block of W. Colorado called to report the window to his vehicle had been smashed. Two bikes were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Disturbing Subject – Suspect Arrested
March 16 at 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Huntington regarding a male transient who was yelling at people in the area and urinating in front of the location. Officers arrived and recognized the subject from numerous prior contacts. As they approached him, he walked towards them in an aggressive manner, cursing at them, and spit at an officer. He was arrested for spitting on the officers and a private person arrest was completed for the female victim that witnesses him urinating and exposing himself. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
March 16 at 10:15 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a citizen in the area of Magnolia and Olive stating a subject was trying to smash a window on a vehicle. The officer arrived and saw a subject standing outside the vehicle with an object in his hand. He dropped the object and was contacted by the officer. The vehicle turned out to be his and he was trying to break the window to get inside. The item he dropped was a glass pipe commonly used for smoking drugs. A search of his person revealed he was in possession of an additional glass pipe and a methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Accident
March 16 at 4:24 p.m., officers responded to area of Magnolia and Foothill on a report of a traffic accident. Two vehicles had collided in the intersection. Two of the occupants complained of pain and had visible injuries. One was treated at the scene by paramedics and the other was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Prowling / Resisting Delaying Officer – Suspect Arrested
March 16 at 4:50 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Fifth said an unknown subject looked in her window and was now in her backyard. Officers located the subject at Lincoln and Hillcrest. The subject ran and as officers were running after him, one officer slipped on some gravel and fractured his ankle. The subject continued to run and was eventually apprehended. He was arrested, transported to the station and booked. He was arrested.

Mental Evaluation
March 16 at 11:09 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Monrovista regarding a female off her medication. The subject was turning neighbors electrical off and running their water. She was yelling, banging on garage doors and disturbing residents. Further investigation revealed she was a danger to herself. She was transported to a hospital and placed on a 72 hour evaluation.

Statement of Mayoral Candidate Stephen Grollnek

[Candidate statements are posted as received - Brad Haugaard]

Stephen Grollnek for Mayor 

After 33 years we finally have a chance to rid ourselves of the local cartel.  Fight the lying, cheating, and stealing, elect an outsider.  I am an honest businessman and long-time resident of Monrovia.  I stand for honesty and high visibility in leadership.

Over-development in Monrovia has made a few rich while slowing draining the city of it's quaint home-spun image.  So called low income housing which is really hugely over priced has contributed to on-street parking problems as well as over crowding in some areas.  New hotels and high rise buildings have become the norm in Monrovia.  This is great for the political elite as it enables them to have their beachfront home in Mexico but robs the city of it's charm.

The Friday night street fair is nothing more than a lowly swap meet.  Over-priced meals on Myrtle Avenue that few of the local folks can afford, a ghastly pawn shop in the middle of Old Town, are all signs that our city is moving in the wrong direction.

Elect a vibrant, hard working, consciencious local businessman.  I am the person to lead our town and begin to turn our once lovely city around to the shining All American City it was.

The Shadow endorses Mr. Grollnek for mayor.  The perennial candidate for 24 years, already called 'Mr. Mayor' by many.  Let’s make it a reality.

monroviashadow.com

monroviashadow@gmail.com

All The Monrovia Candidates

The nomination period closed today and here are the candidates for Monrovia elected offices and each one's email address and website, if they listed one:

Candidates for Mayor

Becky Shevlin beckyshevlin@gmail.com

Stephen Grollnek Spreeguy@aol.com


Candidates for City Council

Edward Belden ebelden@gmail.com edwardbelden.com

Sergio Jimenez sercharger@outlook.com SergioJimenezforCityCouncil.com

Tamala Kelly tamalaformonrovia@gmail.com VoteTamalaKelly.com

Genia Mills mills4monrovia@gmail.com votemills4monrovia.com

Larry Spicer ljspiceisnice@yahoo.com vote4spicer.com

Sashary Zaroyan sashary.zaroyan@gmail.com votesasha.com/


Candidate for City Clerk

Alice D. Atkins atkins4cityclerk@gmail.com


Candidate for City Treasurer

Stephen R. Baker monroviahistory@aol.com


- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at The Monrovian

Dinner at the Monrovian, at the northeast corner of Myrtle and Colorado. Got the prosciutto sandwich for $12 and a beer for the happy hour price of $5. Good. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Neighborhood Treasure Almera Romney to be Honored Saturday at Block Party


This Saturday, March, 19 Monrovia will honor its 6th Neighborhood Treasure honoree, civil rights activist, and former teacher and principle of Huntington School, Almera Romney. There will be an art unveiling and a block party celebration to follow. Free and open to the public. For questions, email map@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call (626) 932-5525.

- Brad Haugaard

High Energy Blaze Needs Someone To Match His Playful Personality


Three-year-old Blaze is a high-energy dog who loves people and being active! His hobbies include playing fetch with a ball and watching television. Blaze can be strong on a leash, so he needs someone who can continue teaching him his leash manners – and match his playful, energetic personality. Blaze would do best as the only pet in the home so he can give you all his 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 Old Homes Tour Cancelled For This Year

There will be no Monrovia Old Homes Tour this year, virtual or in-person. The Monrovia Historic Preservation Group Board of Directors voted on Sunday, March 6, to cancel the annual event, which has been going on since 1983.

The organization's website reports that, "It had proven impossible to secure enough homes to guarantee the quality and variety our tour goers have come to expect with our tours."

MOHPG plans to return to an in-person home tour on May 7, 2023.

- Brad Haugaard

Grass Replacement Workshop March 19


In light of the city's requirement that water customers reduce their water usage by 10 percent, you may want to learn about grass replacement rebates and alternative landscapes. There will be a hands-on workshop on sheet mulch - a simple cost effective way to replace lawn. At the event the replacement of 50,000 square feet of lawn at the Maryknoll Sisters site (Greystone and Norumbega) will begin. Register here: GrowMonrovia.org

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Cops Will Be on Lookout For Drunk Drivers on St. Patrick's Day

This St. Patrick’s Day, the Monrovia Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

Additional officers will be on patrol March 17 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“Have a game plan before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” Lt. Oberon said. “Designate a sober driver or make other plans to get home safely.”

During the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, nearly half of all traffic deaths throughout the country involved a drunk driver.

Monrovia PD wants to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Cannabis, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs can all lead to a DUI.

If you ever see a suspected drunk driver on the road, call 911.

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

Source: Monrovia Police press release

- Brad Haugaard

Drought Resilient Lawn Care Webinar, March 10, 22

Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District will sponsor a webinar on Drought Resilient Lawn Care on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22 at noon. Workshop includes information about building healthy soil, proper watering, improving resiliency, managing weeds, pests and disease.  Register here: https://tny.im/u1XFy

- Brad Haugaard

Online Recorded Leak Detection Class

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: A.B. Chapman, Offers Water to City for $500 Per Inch

A.B. Chapman, from Historical & Biographical Record of So. Calif. J.M. Guinn A.M. 1902. "A matter of great interest to the city occurred in December. A. B. Chapman, who possessed some acreage four and a half miles west of the city, reported that he had just completed the boring of an artesian well, which flowed eight inches of water at the surface, or forty inches ten feet below the surface and he offered this water to the city for five hundred dollars per inch." John L. Wiley, History of Monrovia, p 86. From "Orange Leaves" Published in 1902. Written by James Leonard.. 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

Council To Consider $1.6 Million Contract To Remove Rubble From Canyon Park; Returning Power to City Committees; Vietnam War Vets Day

Some of the mess in Canyon Park.

At its next meeting (agenda: https://tny.im/lqQIc) the Monrovia City Council will consider ...

~ Contracting with Monrovia's Pokrajac Corporation for up to $1.6 million to remove wood, soil, rocks, and boulders from Canyon Park as part of the city's park repair project.  https://tny.im/qBte5

~ Return the power to make decisions related to Historic Preservation and Development Review to ... the Historic Preservation Commission and the Development Review Committee. During COVID some of those powers had been temporarily delegated to the Director of Community Development.  https://tny.im/kxTUf

~ Proclaiming March 29 to be National Vietnam War Veterans Day. https://tny.im/nVxsN

- Brad Haugaard

Compost and Mulch Event at City Yard March 26


Compost & Mulch event on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Public Works Yard, 600 S. Mountain. Free compost and mulch. To make a reservation, call 932-5562 or email pbeglarian@ci.monrovia.ca.us. Bring ID or Athens bill, sturdy container and a shovel. (No plastic bags.)

- Brad Haugaard

Toxic Waste Collection March 19


A free Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Drive-Through will be held Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the San Gabriel Valley Airport, 4233 North Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731.

- Brad Haugaard