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Methodist Hospital Becomes USC Arcadia Hospital


Arcadia's Methodist Hospital of Southern California has joined Keck Medicine of USC and has a new name: USC Arcadia Hospital. You may find us online at www.uscarcadiahospital.org.

In a letter to patients, the hospital wrote: "Over the coming years, Keck Medicine plans to invest in equipment, infrastructure and services at USC Arcadia Hospital, ensuring that residents of the San Gabriel Valley have local access to the best possible care for decades to come."

- Brad Haugaard

Cleaning Canyon Park Will Cost $1.17 Million Extra; Candidates for City Treasurer; Money to Install Neighborhood Treasure; Women's Equality Day

At its next meeting (agenda: https://tny.im/kt1zY) the Monrovia City Council will consider ...

~ Authorizing an additional $1.17 million - and a contingency amount of $80,000 - to finish cleaning out Canyon Park. The staff report says Pokrajac Corporation has completed 80 percent of what was initially agreed to, and spent $1.29 million of the contract budget of $1.62 million. But there was more debris than expected. The additional money would go to:

  • Remove debris from culverts, stream beds, and hillsides which are sitting above public park areas and present an immediate health and safety hazard to downstream activities. The estimate for this item alone is approximately $800,000.
  • Remove rocks, debris and fallen trees near the trailhead and ranger station.
  • During rain in May and June 2022, existing debris flowed downstream and settled in areas previously cleared. Remove existing debris and erosion to prevent further downstream damage.
  • Relocate boulders that can be used as natural erosion controls at key locations throughout the park.

Possible funding from FEMA, State of California, insurance, state or federal grants, and private contributions. Details: https://tny.im/SC8Kb

~  Consider four people as possible replacements for City Treasurer Steve Baker, who died during the election season. The four are:

  • John Watson
  • Janet Wall
  • Edward Belden
  • Brian Yamaguchi

Their applications are here: https://tny.im/YsNV9

~ Authorizing $15,500 to install a Neighborhood Treasure landmark honoring Josephine Anderson, who founded the Foothill Unity Center in 1980 in a borrowed church closet in Monrovia to provide food to hungry families. https://tny.im/YhMW9

~  Proclaiming August 2 as Women's Equality Day. https://tny.im/KgQUW

- Brad Haugaard

Welcome to Neighborhood Meeting Tomorrow

Register here: https://tny.im/bDVc

- Brad Haugaard

Footloose - This Sunday Only

- Brad Haugaard

Get City Rebate for Replacing Grass; Draft Tree Plan for South Monrovia; Grants for Home Repairs, Etc.

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

~  Monrovia is offering a $3 rebate per square foot of grass you replace with low water landscaping. Projects need to go through the application process to receive a rebate and you must apply prior to starting your project. https://tny.im/LxHiB

~ A draft tree planting plan for Monrovia south of the 210, where there are far fewer trees, is available here: https://tny.im/CAduO. The plan calls for: native trees first, then trees that thrive in this climate, those that increase shade, large trees where possible without creating maintenance or hazardous conditions. Avoid fruit, palm or other non-native trees.

~ A limited number of grants are available for home repairs. To be eligible you must live in Monrovia, meet income requirements, provide income documentation for all household residents with an income. Details: https://tny.im/MIWJ2

~ The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District has relocated its offices to 248 E. Foothill Blvd. Three camphor trees there will be removed because the trees' roots have caused damage to the drainage channel. They will be replaced with trees that are as mature as available in the fall when temperatures are cooler.

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: One More Death, 165 More Cases

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m., 07/27/2022. Changes since 07/20/2022.

City of Monrovia: 9,951 cases (up 165), 107 deaths (up 1)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 1,040 cases (up 10), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovian Is Modern Voice of Old Radio Program

Michael Khanchalian with an old 16-inch studio recording of the Old Fashioned Revival Hour, with the record player behind him. 

A Monrovian is the modern voice of a radio program that died in 1968... but has been revived.

The Old Fashioned Revival Hour began airing in 1937 and at one time was broadcast from the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium to a nationwide audience on the Mutual Broadcasting System, then ABC Radio Network, on more than 650 radio stations. Monrovian Michael Khanchalian said that the show was at one time better known than such popular radio adventures as The Lone Ranger and The Shadow. Then it faded, and finally died, in 1968, according to Wikipedia.

Khanchalian, the modern voice who makes brief announcements in the restored old recordings, was instrumental in reviving the Old Fashioned Revival Hour, which was started by preacher Charles Fuller, who used to fill the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium Sundays for nationwide broadcasts on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Fuller also founded Pasadena's Fuller Seminary and named it after his father, Henry.

Khanchalian's interest in old sound recordings (He restores old wax recording cylinders for archives), his interest in old radio, history, his acquaintance with a Fuller Seminary executive, and his being on the board of Christian Heritage Ministry, a group that was selling cassettes of Old Fashioned Revival Hour sermons, led the seminary to ask him to recreate the Old Fashioned Revival Hour for Fuller's fiftieth anniversary celebration.

He said a man who used to work at RCA (Radio Corporation of America) came up to him after the celebration and said, "Don't you want to get this back on the air, or what?" So, with some hesitancy, Christian Heritage Ministry decided to do just that and the program now airs on about 120 radio stations across the United States, none of which are in the Los Angeles area. Too expensive, Khanchalian said. Also, of course, it is on the Internet.

There are two versions of the program, Khanchalian said, an hour-long and half-hour version. The hour program is about two-thirds music and reading letters, and a third preaching by - mostly - Charles Fuller. In the half hour program the music and letter reading is trimmed but Fuller's message is uncut. As the program title says, it is old fashioned, and most of the audience members, Khanchalian estimates, are older people who fondly remember the broadcasts from their youth.

How long will the revived Revival Hour continue? He is not sure. His producer may retire in a few years. He said they'll just wait and find out.

If you'd like to listen to a program, here is the OFRH home page (https://www.ofrh.com/) and here are the audio recordings (https://www.ofrh.com/listen).

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Fraud; Drugs; DUIs; Man Robbed of Cellphone; Woman Fights Fingerprinting; Hiker Rescued; Arrested For Stealing Rental Equipment; Bear Cools in Pool; and Plenty More

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 21 – 27. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 375 service events, resulting in 79 investigations.

Fraud
July 21 at 5:55 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Pomona reported that he was the victim of fraud. He reported that he did online accounting work for an individual subject. The subject sent him two checks and asked him to keep his payment from the checks and forward the remaining balance to a third party. The victim sent the third party money via Zelle. When he attempted to cash the checks he received from the suspect, both were no good. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
July 21 at 10:36 p.m., a caller in the 300 block of N. Alta Vista advised that he had checked his video surveillance and saw two individuals climb over the fence of his neighbor’s house across the street. Officers responded and located a broken sliding glass door to the rear of the location. The house was ransacked. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 22 at 1:11 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Duarte and Alamitas observed a pedestrian walking in the roadway. The subject was stopped and later found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and later released with a citation.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 22 at 1:35 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of California and Shrode observed a bicyclist commit a traffic violation. The subject was stopped and later found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and later released with a citation.

Drug Activity / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
July 22 at 2:57 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Primrose and Pomona observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The vehicle was stopped and an investigation revealed that the passenger in the vehicle had two warrants for her arrest. The passenger was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Robbery
July 22 at 1:20 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Lemon called to report that he had been robbed while standing outside the business. Several unknown male suspects stopped their vehicle alongside the victim and demanded he hand over his phone. When he refused, the passenger jumped out of the vehicle and wrestled it out of his hands causing the victim to fall and hit his head on the ground. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 22 at 5:34 p.m., a caller reported a traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Central and Myrtle. Officers responded and checked on the well-being of the occupants. Both drivers sustained minor injuries.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 22 at 8:07 p.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Foothill and Primrose saw a vehicle with expired registration and conducted a traffic stop. The driver stated he had a BB handgun is his vehicle. The driver was removed from the vehicle and gave officers consent to search. The officer found drug paraphernalia. The driver was arrested and later released with a citation.

Missing Person – Located
July 22 at 10:39 p.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Royal Oaks and Mountain conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle violation. The driver was contacted and found to have a suspended license. The passenger was found to be a reported missing juvenile from Los Angeles. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was cited for the license violation. The juvenile was taken into protective custody and transported back to the Monrovia PD Station before being released to the Department of Children and Family Services.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 23 at 12:46 a.m., a caller in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a suspicious vehicle parked with its doors open for over an hour. Officers arrived and found a male adult passed out behind the wheel. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 23 at 2:05 a.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Spanner and Myrtle observed a vehicle commit several traffic violations. The vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed objective symptoms of intoxication. A DUI investigation ensued and the driver was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Battery on a Peace Officer
July 23 at 5:15 p.m. the jailer attempted to fingerprint an inmate, but she resisted. Officers attempted to bring her out of the cell, but she became immediately combative and struggled with them. During the struggle, she managed to kick and scratch officers. She was restrained and extracted from the cell for fingerprinting. While being fingerprinted she kicked the on duty Jailer. This case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Officer for filing consideration.

Medical Assist
July 23 at 5:51 p.m., several callers advised that there was an unconscious male subject on the ground at the metro platform. Officers arrived and located the male who was unresponsive. Drug paraphernalia was found near the subject and the officer administered Narcan. The subject gained consciousness and was transported to a local hospital by paramedics.

Hiker Rescued
July 23 at 6:44 p.m., a caller reported he had been hiking for twelve hours near the Clamshell trail. He advised he was out of water and not feeling well. Officers, paramedics, and the Pasadena PD airship responded. The airship located the hiker. Los Angeles County Fire Air11 was requested to respond. Air11 rescued the hiker. Paramedics then transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

Grand Theft Auto
July 23 at 8:13 p.m., a caller reported his vehicle had been stolen from the intersection of Peck and Longden some time over the last three days. The vehicle was placed into the stolen vehicle database. This investigations is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 23 at 10:05 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation near the intersection of Canyon and Lemon. The driver was contacted and found to be driving on a suspended license. Drug paraphernalia was seen in plain sight and the driver was taken out of the vehicle. The passenger admitted to being in possession of a controlled substance. The passenger was arrested and the driver was cited for the license violation.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 24 at 3:22 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving with no headlamps near the intersection of Duarte and Myrtle. The female adult driver was contacted and displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation was then conducted. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUI and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
July 24 at 2:25 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Genoa called to report that her ex-boyfriend grabbed her neck during an argument. Officers arrived and checked on the well being of all involved. It was determined that the adult male was in violation of misdemeanor domestic violence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 24 at 7:43 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle traveling in the 200 block of E. Chestnut hit a parked car. Officers arrived and upon contacting the driver observed signs of him being under the influence. He was arrested for DUI and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Battery
July 24 at 7:49 p.m., a caller in the 600 block of W. Foothill reported that his roommate had just struck him. Officers arrived and detained the roommate in the backyard as he was attempting to leave the location. The victim did not desire prosecution and had no injuries. The roommate agreed to leave the area.

Vandalism
July 24 at 8:14 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Huntington discovered that someone had slashed one of her tires while she was shopping. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant / False Identification – Suspect Arrested
July 24 at 8:17 p.m., employees reported two suspicious males in their business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. Officers arrived and contacted them. One lied about his name and had drug paraphernalia in his possession. It was later learned that he also had a warrant for his arrest. That suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary / Identify Theft
July 24 at 10:25 p.m., a caller in the 1200 block of S. Fifth reported that someone broke into his vehicle while he was at work by prying open his car door. The victim's credit card was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft / Grand Theft Auto – Suspects Arrested
July 25 at 12:49 a.m., employees at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported multiple suspects attempting to steal rental equipment. Officers arrived as two of the suspects were fleeing, towing a track loader. The vehicle yielded and both suspects were identified by witnesses and arrested. Two other suspects fled in another vehicle and got away. The suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Missing Person
July 25 at 6:53 a.m., a caller in the 400 block of E. Cherry reported that her adult son was missing. The caller said her son left home for work on Saturday morning and had not returned. He was entered into the national missing person’s system.

Commercial Burglary
July 25 at 7:15 a.m., a delivery person phoned to say there were broken windows to the rear of a business in the 100 block of S. Myrtle. Officers arrived and gained access into the business. The business was ransacked. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
July 25 at 7:38 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 100 block of S. Myrtle regarding a possible burglary. The window to the rear of the location was broken as well. Officers walked through and could see the business had been ransacked and nobody was inside the location. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
July 25 at 10:44 a.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Magnolia called to report that someone had stolen tools from the location. Officers arrived and learned suspect(s) stole approximately ten thousand dollars’ worth of tools. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 25 at 2:13 p.m., a victim in the 700 block of S. Fifth reported she had two thousand dollars deposited into her EBT account. When she recently checked her account she saw the money was now gone. Further investigation showed several unauthorized transactions in other cities. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
July 25 at 3:45 p.m., a caller reported two male subjects walked into a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington and left with five hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise without paying. This investigation is continuing.

Theft / Fraud
July 25 at 5:43 p.m., a caller at a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill advised that two female suspects distracted her and took her wallet. Before all the cards could be canceled the suspects accessed and removed money from her account. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 25 at 6:28 p.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision involving three vehicles in the area of Foothill and Sunset. Officers arrived and discovered it was a solo traffic collision into the rear of three parked vehicles. The driver complained of pain and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Arson / Making a False Police Report – Suspect Arrested
July 26 at 5:12 a.m., a resident in the 1300 block of Sherman called to report someone set a tree in his front yard on fire. He said he extinguished the flames before riding his bicycle to a local business and calling the police. The resident gave officers a description, but there was no one matching that suspect in the area. Officers were able to view a surveillance camera on the street and discovered that the resident who had called in the report had actually been the one who lit the tree on fire. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 26 at 10:34 a.m., a subject came into the lobby after receiving a letter from the courts stating he had a warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed, he was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court.

Theft
July 26 at 11:17 a.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported that a subject had stolen merchandise from the location and fled. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 26 at 11:44 a.m., a victim in the 100 block of W. Colorado checked her EBT account status and noticed money missing. She still has her card and didn't give anyone permission to use it. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 26 at 2:13 p.m., a business in the 2100 block of S. Myrtle advised that they had given an overseas company money for a product in April of 2021. They realized they hadn't received the product yet and became suspicious. The overseas company stated they never received any money. An investigation revealed the email sent with the routing numbers for the money went to a different company. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplift
July 27 at 1:19 p.m., an employee of a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported a theft. The day prior a male subject walked into the business and took merchandise without paying. This investigation is continuing.

Bear
July 27 at 3:47 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Meadow Lane reported a bear in her pool. When officers arrived, the bear had cooled down and left the location.

Domestic Violence
July 27 at 4:11 p.m., a domestic violence was reported in the 700 block of W. Foothill. The victim reported her ex-boyfriend put his hands on her face and pushed her, causing her to fall onto the bed. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest
July 27 at 8:01 p.m., a petty theft was reported in the 700 block of E. Huntington. A computer check of the suspect revealed a warrant. The suspect was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and released with a citation.

Monrovia Schools Hiring Administrative Assistant for Special Ed

Monrovia School District is hiring an administrative assistant for its special ed program. Details: https://tny.im/izqDm

- Brad Haugaard

First Lutheran Preschool Re-opening

First Lutheran Preschool is re-opening. It is accepting enrollments for children from 2 to 5 years old.

- Brad Haugaard

Lunch at Nano Cafe

Lunch at Nano Cafe, on the north side of Duarte Road just east of Mayflower. Got the Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich for $14.99 and an iced tea for $3.49. Really good, both sandwich and pasta salad  

- Brad Haugaard 

Sweet, Calm Gidget Searching for Forever Home


Six-year-old Gidget is a sweet and calm cat in search of her loving forever home. This beautiful girl loves being petted, and even allows baths and brushing! Gidget has gotten along with other cats before and would be a wonderful addition to your family.

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

School Board Member Travanti Receives 'Woman of Distinction' Award

Monrovia School Board member Maritza Travanti received her "Woman of Distinction" plaque from Assembly Member Chris Holden over the weekend. The award highlights women who significantly impacted the lives of individuals and organizations in the 41st Assembly District.

- Brad Haugaard

Auction to Benefit Parks - Jimi Hendrix Photo, Police and Fire Gift Baskets, and Lots More

Monrovia Parks, Wilderness, and Recreation Foundation is holding an online auction today through July 31. A few items: dinner and cocktails at Caltech Athenaeum, bicycle-churned ice cream, laser teeth whitening, a Police Department Gift Basket,  and, not to be outdone, a Fire Department gift basket, a Jimi Hendrix Tribute 3D collage framed photo, and lots more. Here: https://tny.im/nmaPJ

- Brad Haugaard

Local Pastor Gives ‘Verse of the Day’ on Popular Bible App

Albert Tate, pastor of the very large Fellowship Church in Monrovia, that meets at Monrovia High, gave last Saturday's “Verse of the Day” video message on the very popular YouVersion Bible app, which has been downloaded by about 100 million people.

- Brad Haugaard 

A Moment in Monrovia History: Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade. The reindeer entry. From the Kim Anderson 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

School District Lists Possible Uses for Proposed $75 Million Bond It's Thinking of Issuing

At its next meeting (agenda: https://tny.im/9UPDh) the Monrovia Board of Education will consider putting a $75 million bond measure on the November ballot that will cost property owners approximately $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (not market price), though Superintendent Ryan Smith notes that this information "is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates, debt service and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated."

The district's staff report (here: https://tny.im/tWDes) includes a proposed ballot statement, which says the purpose of the bond is "to repair/upgrade classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities, and instructional technology to support student achievement and college/career readiness in math, science, technology, engineering, arts and skilled trades; fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, electrical systems; and improve school safety/security systems..."

The report says work may be done at any school facility, owned or leased, including  district administrative and support facilities, in whatever order the Board of Education decides. In some cases the district "may proceed with new replacement construction instead (including any necessary demolition), if the District determines that replacement and new construction is more practical than renovation, considering the building's age, condition, expected remaining life, comparative cost and other relevant factors."

Here is a more specific list of proposed projects:

  • Replace outdated and inefficient irrigation, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting and ventilation systems
  • Repair or replace deteriorating roofs
  • Upgrade older schools, buildings and restrooms to meet current health codes and building safety codes, and improve safety, accessibility and paths of travel for Americans with Disability Act compliance and disabled student access
  • Update playgrounds, sports fields, athletic facilities, courts, pools and asphalt surfacing; install all-weather turf as needed on athletic fields
  • Install fencing, gates, barriers and signage to improve controlled access to schools
  • Renovate school points of entry to improve campus security
  • Upgrade, replace or install communications systems, including intercom, emergency communications and/or master clock systems
  • Upgrade fire alarms
  • Install drought-tolerant landscape with efficient irrigation systems to save water and reduce utility costs
  • Install door and window hardware, locks and/or safety treatments
  • Install exterior security cameras
  • Renovate, reconfigure, reconstruct or replace and furnish/equip aging classrooms, offices, buildings, labs and learning spaces with educational and functional, flexible spaces, learning studios and maker spaces to accommodate 21st century learning methods
  • Construct, furnish and equip modern flexible classrooms and labs needed to support high quality instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
  • Acquire, upgrade and repair technology and communication infrastructure, including, without limitation, cabling and wireless infrastructure, network hardware and software, servers, and other shared access equipment such as digital whiteboards, document cameras, projectors, and printers
  • Acquire and upgrade software, computers, and other classroom instructional equipment
  • Acquire and install energy efficiency systems to reduce energy/utility costs
- Brad Haugaard

Gas-Checking Helicopter to Fly Over South Monrovia; City Jobs; Rebates on Water-Saving Devices


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

~ SoCalGas will be flying a Bell JetRanger helicopter back and forth in a lawnmower pattern from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over parts of south Monrovia during the week of July 25. The company is checking for possible methane emissions,  which can now be done with new technology from 500 feet up.

~ The city is hiring a full time Development Services Technician ​​​​​ at $53,170 - $71,253 a year, and a full time Recreation Coordinator at $55,882 - $74,887 a year. https://tny.im/OJDQS

~ Get rebates on various indoor and outdoor water-saving appliances. Details: https://tny.im/GF2WD

- Brad Haugaard

City Offering Free Tree-Watering Bags


Beginning August 1, the City of Monrovia will offer residents and businesses the opportunity to receive free tree watering bags. Tree watering bags are most effective on newly planted trees and help prevent under or over watering but can also be used on mature trees. The bags are easy to use and helps save money on your utility bill all while helping conserve water! To request a free tree watering bag, call the Public Works Department at 932-5575.

- Brad Haugaard

Sergio Jimenez Selected to Fill Open City Council Seat

The Monrovia City Council on July 19 appointed Sergio Jimenez to fill the council seat vacated when Becky Shevlin was elected as Mayor. Jimenez placed fourth in the council election, after Larry Spicer, Tamala Kelly and Sashary Zaroyan.

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 196 New Cases, One New Death

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m., 07/20/2022. Changes since 07/13/2022.

City of Monrovia: 9,786 cases (up 196), 106 deaths (up 1)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 1,030 cases (up 20), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Lots of Drugs and Alcohol, Thefts; Shoplifting; Catalytic Converters Stolen; and an Unlicensed Driver Hit Three Cars; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 14 – 20. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 366 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Burglary
July 14 at 1:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Foothill regarding an alarm. They arrived and saw the drive thru window was shattered. The investigation revealed a burglary occurred. This investigation is continuing.

Mental Evaluation / Resisting an Officer – Suspect Arrested
July 14 at 11:55 a.m., an employee from a business in the 700 block of Huntington reported a subject throwing items, threatening people, and hit a vehicle with a metal rod. When the officer contacted the subject, he was argumentative. The subject began walking towards that officer in an aggressive manner. The subject was resistive and trying to pull away. The subject had to be taken to the ground. No one was injured and the subject was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
July 14 at 1:24 p.m., a shoplifting was reported in the 500 block of W. Huntington. An investigation revealed the suspect walked out of the store with food and other items, without paying. The subject was contacted by loss prevention outside and the suspect became argumentative. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
July 14 at 2:23 p.m., the victim called to report his vehicle was stolen while he was shopping in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
July 14 at 8:06 pm, a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of E. Huntington. The caller reported someone had broken into his vehicle during the day. The officer arrived and discovered the vehicle's window had been smashed by the suspect. The victim's wallet was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Vandalism
July 14 at 11:59 pm, a caller reported the front door to his vacant property in the 200 block of W. Lime had been kicked down. The officer arrived and determined the door was purposely kicked causing moderate damage. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest
July 15 at 2:15 a.m., an officer saw a suspicious vehicle with two occupants in the area of Peck and Longden. The occupants were contacted and one was found to have two warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and released with a citation.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 15 at 3:25 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle driving on the roadway at 5 mph in the area of Peck and Duarte. The officer pulled up alongside the vehicle and saw the driver had a fixed stare and slow reactions to the light signals. The officer pulled the vehicle over and contacted the driver. The officer conducted a DUI investigation and determined the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft
July 15 at 5:02 a.m., a caller reported his catalytic convertor was stolen from his vehicle in the 300 block of Stedman. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
July 15 at 7:46 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a construction site in the 1600 block of S. Magnolia. An investigation revealed office equipment and plumbing parts were taken. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
July 15 at 8:34 a.m., a theft of a catalytic converter was reported in the 100 block of W. Walnut. The theft occurred sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest / Felon with Ammunition – Suspect Arrested
July 15 at 7:48 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Myrtle and Duarte. A computer check of the driver revealed an outstanding warrant. The two passengers were on probation and parole. A search of the vehicle revealed a magazine with bullets. One passenger was arrested for felon in possession of ammunition and the other was arrested for drug paraphernalia. They were taken into custody.

Petty Theft / Resisting Arrest
July 15 at 9:23 p.m., while patrolling in the 1300 block of S. Mayflower, an officer saw a subject riding a bicycle carrying store items. When officers tried to stop him, he dropped the property and fled on foot. Officers were unable to locate the subject. The recovered items were stolen a business in the location. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 2:51 a.m., a resident called to report a male subject laying in the alley to the rear of the 200 block of E. Olive. Officers arrived and found an intoxicated subject. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Monrovia Police Department Jail to be held for a sobering period.

Burglary
July 16 at 7:00 a.m., an employee arrived at work in the 1600 block of S. Mountain and noticed the glass in the front door was shattered. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 16 at 9:20 a.m., an injury traffic collision was reported in the 700 block of Foothill. A vehicle turned in front of a group of bicyclist and a collision occurred with a rider. A rider was transported to hospital with a minor head injury.

Vandalism / Court Order – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 10:46 a.m., a reporting party in the 1100 block of Huntington reported a male subject vandalizing their property. He advised that there was a court order prohibiting the subject from being at the property. Officers responded and located the suspect nearby. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 2:14 p.m., an officer patrolling the 100 block of E. Chestnut saw a vehicle make an abrupt turn and expired registration. A traffic stop was conducted. It was determined that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 4:28 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation in the 200 block of E. Olive. The driver was identified and a computer check revealed he had multiple warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Injury Traffic Collision Hit & Run – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 7:19 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision was reported in the 300 block of W. Foothill. A vehicle failed to stop at a red signal and collided into another vehicle. The witnesses advised the driver fled on foot and were able to provide a description. Officers arrived and set up a containment. One party from the traffic collision was transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries. An investigation revealed the suspect’s identity. The subject was located and he displayed signs and symptoms of intoxication. The subject was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 8:13 p.m., a caller reported an intoxicated subject getting into the driver seat of a parked vehicle in the area of Myrtle and Lime. Officers responded and observed the driver commit multiple vehicle code violations and was subsequently stopped. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
July 16 at 11:07 p.m., a domestic violence was reported in the 200 block of S. Violet. The husband violently pushed his wife into a crib causing visible injuries. The husband was contacted at the residence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 17 at 3:27 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Alta Vista and Short when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. As the officer was speaking with the driver the officer noticed signs of the driver being intoxicated. A DUI investigation revealed that the driver was driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
July 17 at 8:31 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 1400 block of Alamitas. The caller reported a vehicle had struck three parked vehicles. The driver was issued a citation for being unlicensed.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 17 at 11:19 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 400 block of W. Foothill regarding a subject inside bothering employees and customers. The employee requested the subject be told not to come back to the location. While officers were talking with him, they determined he was under the influence of a narcotic and was a danger to himself. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Commercial Burglary
July 17 at 2:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of S. Myrtle regarding a commercial burglary. The victim arrived and saw the office window was shattered and desk drawers had been ransacked. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity
July 18 at 12:22 a.m., an officer patrolling in the 100 block of W. Pomona saw a vehicle parked in a parking lot with two subjects near it. He contacted the subjects and they told him they had meth and a meth pipe in their vehicle. Evidence was seized and the case will be presented to the DAs office for filing.

Vandalism
July 18 at 4:34 p.m., a victim called to say the window to his vehicle was shattered in the 200 block of W. Foothill. Several items were taken from the vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Trespassing
July 18 at 4:48 p.m., the manager of a store in the 100 block of Foothill reported a subject was inside who had been asked numerous times to leave. The subject was gone prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
July 19 at 1:57 a.m., while patrolling the 700 block of E. Huntington, an officer saw a vehicle parked in a parking lot. A computer check of the registered owner revealed an attempt robbery warrant. The suspect was arrested on taken into custody.

Alcohol Offense
July 19 at 8:24 a.m., the R/P phoned to say a subject was in front of a store in the 300 block of W. Huntington, drinking a beer and asking customers for money. Officers arrived and he had an open container of beer. The subject was issued a citation for having an open container and moved along.

Trespass / Theft – Suspect Arrested
July 19 at 11:38 a.m., a subject walked into a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill and selected a drink from the shelf. He opened it and drank it in the store. He was arrested and released with a citation.

Shoplifting / Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
July 19 at 4:50 p.m., a shoplifting was reported in a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington. The caller reported a male subject exit the business with handbags without paying for them. Officers arrived and detained the subject. The handbags were recovered and the subject was positively identified. A search of his property revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Non-Injury Traffic Accident
July 19 at 5:03 p.m., a non-injury traffic collision was reported in the 400 block of W. Foothill. Officers arrived and spoke to both drivers.

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
July 19 at 3:11 a.m., while on patrol in the area of Duarte and Peck, an officer saw a group of five subjects. The subjects saw the officer and ran. Assisting officers responded and located the subjects to the rear. The subjects were all juveniles. One juvenile was in possession of a loaded firearm. The subjects were cited for curfew and released to their guardians. The male with the firearm was transported to the station where he was released to his mother.

Fraud
July 20 at 10:26 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Lemon called to report that she suffered fraud on two different bank accounts. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
July 20 at 10:43 a.m., a victim in the 900 block of S. Fifth reported his vehicle’s catalytic converter was stolen overnight. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
July 20 at 12:20 p.m., a grand theft was reported in the 200 block of W. Huntington. The victim report the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor were stolen from his vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Tampering:
July 20 at 6:55 p.m., a victim in the 500 block of E. Maple reported her vehicle had been tampered with. An officer responded and saw the lock, on the driver's door, had been drilled. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 20 at 8:53 p.m., a fraud was reported in the 800 block of S. Canyon. The victim reported that she works from home. She had received emails, from whom she believed was her supervisor, instructing her to purchase Apple gift cards for some clients. She did so, believing her supervisor would reimburse her. She emailed the card information to the suspects. She then discovered it was not her boss asking for the gift cards. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity:
July 20 at 10:21 p.m., an officer patrolling the area of Magnolia and Central saw a subject riding a bicycle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the subject was found to be in possession of numerous syringes and methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway

Darden Law & Leadership Academy and Simply Divine Beauty Supply are sponsoring a Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies Give Away for K-12 students only. Students must register to receive a backpack. Details: https://tny.im/2kDDI

- Brad Haugaard

City Looking for New City Treasurer

With the death of City Treasurer Steve Baker, the office of City Treasurer has become vacant and the City Council will appoint a new one. If you are interested, here's the details: https://tny.im/DuOU

- Brad Haugaard

Meet Monrovia Police at National Night Out Aug. 2

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police and community partnerships. Music, food, and raffles with a chance to get to know members of the Monrovia Police Department.

- Brad Haugaard

Former Mayor Tom Adams Becomes President of Rotary Club

Former Monrovia Mayor Tom Adams has stepped down from being mayor and has stepped up to being president of Rotary Club of Monrovia. https://tny.im/RiIak 

- Brad Haugaard

Breakfast at Café de Olla

Breakfast at Café de Olla. Got the Omelette Supreme for $14.75. Bacon, avocado, and jack cheese. Also a Café de Olla (spicy Mexican style coffee) for $4.75. Good  

- Brad Haugaard 

Mookie: Former Stray Ready for a Loving Family


One-year-old Mookie is a former stray who’s ready to live a happy life with a loving family! Mookie is an active dog who enjoys enrichment activities, chew toys, and games of fetch. With a little bit of time to get to know new people, Mookie is affectionate and playful! This sweet and fun dog would love to go home with you! 

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

School District Considering Asking Voters to Approve a $75 Million Bond


The Monrovia School Board is apparently interested in asking Monrovia voters to approve a 30-year bond for $75 million that would cost property owners $30 per $100,000 of accessed value. The full repayment cost for the bond would be $141 million.

The board will hold a special but open meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. in the superintendent's office, to receive a general report on issuing bonds with suggestions for "Next Steps Towards a Potential November 2022 General Obligation Bond Measure." 

The report does not indicate what the district wants to use the money for.

Details: https://tny.im/7z5de

- Brad Haugaard


Monrovia Teacher Maria Lomelin Semifinalist for LA County Teachers of the Year

MUSD Teacher of the Year Maria Lomelin (center in picture) has been selected as a semifinalist for the LA County Teachers of the Year.

Ms. Lomelin, a third grade teacher at Wildrose, will join 27 other semifinalists in a virtual interview with a Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) judging panel.

The competition is the largest in the state and is part of the oldest and most prestigious honors contest in the U.S. for public school teachers.

 The TOY program features an annual luncheon each September for all participants and is designed to provide much-deserved recognition for teachers.

Those selected by LACOE as County Teachers of the Year—educators who have shown exemplary dedication, effective classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment—serve as standard-bearers for the teaching profession and their 72,000 classroom colleagues countywide.

 For more information on the competition, please visit the LACOE website.

Source: Monrovia Schools press release

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: Espinosa Club Baseball Team

Espinosa Club Baseball Team, Monrovia. Representatives of several Monrovia Latino families shown here. (Standing, L-R): Jesse Bracamonte, Mike Miranda, Ralph Guardado, Jim Espinosa (team founder), Eugenio Muñoz, Ralph Hernandez, Alex Davalos. (Front row, L-R): Martin Cabrera, Joe Ramos, Joe Acuña, Jimmy Espinosa Jr. (team founder’s son), Gavino Luera, Claro Olivas, Ralph Muñoz. Also shown: The Johnny Luna Band. This is the only known photo showing both Jesse Bracamonte and Claro Olivas - grandfathers of Henry Olivas, Jr.. 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

New Art Exhibit at Community Center Starts July 31

- Brad Haugaard

Summer Art Walk July 30, August 27 in Old Town

- Brad Haugaard

First Presbyterian Church Again Offering Preschool

First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Myrtle and Foothill, will again be offering a preschool program.

- Brad Haugaard 

Summer Concerts Saturdays and Sundays


Concerts in the park every Saturday and Sunday at Station Square Park on Saturdays and Library Park on Sundays, throughout the summer. Today its Blue Breeze Band at Library Park.

- Brad Haugaard 

Unity Center to Hold Golden Plate Awards

- Brad Haugaard 

Author Tran-Bernett to Speak

- Brad Haugaard 

Pedestrian Safety Report Available for Comment; Rebates on Weather-Based Sprinkler Systems

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

~ A draft of the Pedestrian Safety Study is now available for public comment. The study specifically examined 41 routes to school, though the report says its finding can be applied more broadly. The report recommends changes to these crosswalks:

  • 5th Ave & Duarte Rd
  • 5th Ave & Huntington Dr
  • Alta Vista Ave & Walnut Ave
  • California Ave & Evergreen Ave
  • California Ave & Huntington Dr
  • Canyon Blvd & Lime Ave
  • Colorado Blvd & Madison Ave
  • Colorado Blvd & Monterey Ave
  • Colorado Blvd & Primrose Ave
  • Duarte Rd & Mayflower Ave 
  • Foothill Blvd & Canyon Blvd
  • Foothill Blvd & Myrtle Ave
  • Huntington Dr & Ivy Ave
  • Huntington Dr & Primrose Ave
  • Lemon Ave east of Myrtle Ave (Lemon Court)
  • Lemon Ave east of Myrtle Ave (Movie Theater)
  • Lime Ave east of Myrtle Ave (Movie Theater)
  • Lime Ave west of Myrtle Ave (Police Dept.)
  • Magnolia Ave & Duarte Rd
  • Mayflower Ave & Diamond/Evergreen Ave
  • Mayflower Ave & Olive Ave
  • Monterey Ave & Huntington Dr
  • Mountain Ave & Central Ave
  • Mountain Ave & Duarte Rd
  • Mountain Ave & Evergreen Ave
  • Mountain Ave & Lemon Ave
  • Myrtle Ave & Duarte Rd
  • Myrtle Ave south of Colorado Blvd
  • Myrtle Ave south of Foothill Blvd
  • Myrtle Ave south of Lemon Ave
  • Myrtle Ave south of Lime Ave
  • Primrose Ave & Palm Ave

Suggested improvements include widening the curbs to lessen the amount of street pedestrians have to cross, improving signs and lighting, and using the more visible "continental" style zebra crossings. Also, for crosswalks at intersections with signals, the report suggests holding up traffic at signals for 3-4 seconds to let pedestrians get out in the street where they are more immediately visible. https://tny.im/3P7Np

~ Rebates are available for weather-based watering systems. Set the controller for a maximum watering time based on the hottest time of year, then the controller reduces that time during cooler days when less water is needed. https://tny.im/SJKEu

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 192 More Cases, No More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m., 07/13/2022. Changes since 07/06/2022.

City of Monrovia: 9,590 cases (up 192), 105 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 1,010 cases (up 26), 4 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Council to Consider: Prohibiting Storing Personal Property in Parks; Reduce Minimum Size of Multi-Unit Dwellings; Buying Indian Motorcycle; Etc.

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

~ An amendment to the municipal code to prohibit storage of personal property on public property (specifically in parks) and to have the police impound such items for up to 90 days, and if not claimed treat it as abandoned. https://tny.im/kZJwY

~ Reducing the square footage requirements for various multi-unit dwellings to comply with state requirements.

Efficiency apartment: 500 square feet to 220.
Studio: unchanged at 500 square feet
1 bedroom: 800 to 600 square feet
2 bedroom: 1,000 to 800
3 bedroom: 1,200 to 1,000
More than 3 bedroom: 50 additional square feet for every bedroom over 3.

https://tny.im/xM6D5

~ Buying a 2022 Indian Chieftain motorcycle for traffic enforcement for $26,063. https://tny.im/15ksM

~ Proclaiming July as "Plastic Free Month" and "Parks Make Life Better Month."

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Man Invests $1.5 Million in Suspected Scam; Semi-Nude Man Tries to Run Into Traffic; Gunpoint Robbery; Man Robbed of Tennis Shoes; Woman Blows Siren in Phone at 911 Dispatcher; And ... More

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 409 service events, resulting in 84 investigations.

Mental Evaluation
July 7 at 8:50 a.m., a caller reported a male subject with little clothing on the 100 block of W. Foothill. Officers contacted the male subject and the subject then attempted to run into oncoming traffic. He also made gestures he was going to take an officer's weapon. It was determined he was a danger to himself and others and needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for treatment.

Vehicle Burglary
July 7 at 2:32 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 400 block of N. Primrose. An investigation revealed that a suspect had stolen gardening equipment from the victim's truck while parked. This investigation is continuing.

Mental Evaluation
July 7 at 7:58 p.m., a caller reported his ex-girlfriend had just texted him that she wanted to kill herself. Officers responded to the location and found a female. The female told officers she just took a large amount of pills before their arrival. Paramedics were called to the scene and the female was transported to a local hospital for treatment. It was determined that she also needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional.

Warrants – Suspect Arrested
July 8 at 1:44 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation near the intersection of Myrtle and Huntington. An investigation revealed the driver had several warrants for her arrest. The driver was arrested per the authority of the warrants and taken into custody.

Vandalism
July 8 at 9:06 a.m., a caller in the 100 block of W. Colorado reported that sometime overnight, an unknown suspect(s) slashed a tire to his vehicle, keyed the hood as well as the doors, and chipped one of his windows with an unknown object. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 8 at 10:01 a.m., a victim from the 100 block of N. Heliotrope reported that money was fraudulently taken out of her EBT account. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 8 at 12:55 p.m., the adult children of a male subject residing in Monrovia called because they believed their father had been scammed. Officers spoke with the male subject, who stated sometime before April, he was talking with a male subject. The subject suggested he should invest some money in a retirement company. The victim didn't think much of it, but then shortly after, he was contacted by a female on LinkedIn. They started talking and she also brought up the company and suggested he should invest in the company. Between April of 2022 and June of 2022, the victim has wired approximately 1.5 million dollars to the company. The victim believed he was investing in gold. When he attempted to withdraw funds, the company denied him and told him he needed to pay taxes. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 8 at 1:58 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of E. Palm regarding a suspicious vehicle that was occupied and had been parked there since the morning. Officers contacted the subjects. Investigation revealed that one of the subjects was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested, cited and released.

Grand Theft Auto
July 8 at 2:17 p.m., a victim reported his vehicle stolen from a parking lot in the 700 block of W. Huntington. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 8 at 3:17 p.m., a caller in the 700 block of W. Foothill reported she was scammed out of money by a suspect who called claiming to be Edison. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery
July 8 at 5:25 p.m., a victim from a business in the 500 block of E. Duarte came to MPD and reported he was robbed at gunpoint. The victim was walking out of a body shop, when two male subjects approached him at gunpoint and stole his bag. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 8 at 7:26pm, a victim in the 700 block of W. Foothill reported she was scammed out of money by someone pretending to be her father's friend on Facebook. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery
July 8 at 8:14pm, a robbery was reported in the 300 block of S. Myrtle. The caller stated that a group of male juveniles with shaved heads and handguns in their waistbands robbed their friend of his tennis shoes. The victim was in the park but waited to call police until he got to the Vons parking lot. Officers arrived and found the shoeless victim who described the suspects as male Hispanics with shaved heads and wearing baggy pants and oversized t-shirts. Officers searched the park and surrounding areas but could not locate the suspects or other witnesses. This investigation is continuing.

Bicycle Theft
July 8 at 10:53pm, a caller in the 300 block of S. Myrtle reported he had locked his bicycle and when he returned his bike was gone. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspects Arrested
July 9 at 1:48 a.m., an officer saw an equipment violation and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mountain and Evergreen. The driver had an expired license and the officer obtained consent to search the vehicle. Narcotics were located. The driver and passenger were arrested and released on a citation.

Fireworks – Suspects Arrested
July 9 at 3:26 a.m., while on patrol, an officer in the 700 block of E. Lemon saw two subjects lighting fireworks in the park. The subjects were arrested and released on a citation.

Vandalism / Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
July 9 at 9:07 a.m., a victim in the 800 block of W. Colorado called to report that sometime during the early morning hours of 7/8/22, someone shot at his vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 3:31 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Central and Magnolia regarding the welfare check of a male subject laying on the ground. An investigation revealed he was in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested, cited and released out in the field.

Domestic Violence / Battery / Vandalism
July 9 at 7:34pm, a victim in the 700 block of W. Duarte reported his ex-wife had just entered his house uninvited and wanted to see their young daughter. The ex-wife slapped the ex-husband and punched his new wife. She then proceeded to break items around the house. The suspect fled before officers arrived. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence / Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Child Abuse / Burglary
July 9 at 7:48 p.m., a caller in the 1800 block of Encino reported her ex-boyfriend had kicked-in her door and violently started to attack her and her children. The suspect fled in the victim's vehicle. The mother received extensive injuries to her face and body. The children were also injured. The mother and children were all transported to a local hospital. The subject was located and is being held pending bail or court.

Resisting Arrest
July 9, 2022, at 9:11pm, during the DUI Checkpoint at the intersection of Walker and Myrtle a driver was sent to a secondary area. The driver had a suspended license and expired registration. The driver would not listen to officer's commands or direction and was advised he was under arrest. The subject became aggressive and had to be restrained which resulted in a use of force and officers being injured. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
July 10 at 1:30 a.m., while on patrol, an officer conducted traffic stop on a subject on a bicycle in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. The subject had a no bail warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 10 at 1:41am, an officer contacted a subject in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle who was later found to be in possession of narcotics. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 10 at 2:08 a.m., a caller near the intersection of Central and Shamrock reported a welfare check on a subject who was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. Officers arrived and located a male subject asleep in his vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Officers contacted the driver who smelled of alcohol. A DUI investigation ensued and the driver was arrested. He was transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Fraud
July 10 at 10:09 a.m., a victim in the 600 block of Parker called to report she had been scammed of money for a Carnival Cruise. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
July 10 at 11:17 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of S. Heliotrope. The victim stated that sometime during the night, his locked truck was broken into and tools were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 10 at 1:43 p.m., a victim in the 200 block of W. Pomona reported that his vehicle was stolen from the 4th floor of a parking structure. This investigation is continuing.

Prowling
July 10 at 2:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of E. El Norte regarding a possible home invasion robbery. An investigation revealed that two male subjects knocked on the victim's front door and the front window. The two suspects then entered the side gate leading to the backyard, and one suspect turned the door knob of the residence. They saw the victim through the rear window and both suspects fled the property. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Battery / Robbery
July 10 at 2:16 p.m., a female victim in the 1400 block of S. Magnolia reported that while her ex-boyfriend was at the residence dropping off their child, he pushed her, stole her car keys and money from her vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collison
July 10 at 4:15 p.m., an injury traffic collision was reported in the area of Huntington and California. One of the parties complained of pain and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The responsible party was cited.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 1:18 a.m., an officer patrolling the intersection of Mayflower and Evergreen observed a vehicle code violation and conducted a traffic stop. The driver admitted to having drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. The driver was arrested and released with a citation in the field. The vehicle was stored for expired registration.

Theft / Vehicle Tampering – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 3:53 a.m., an alarm company employee noticed a subject at their business in the 800 block of E. Central going into vehicles. Officers arrived and detained the suspect. He was in possession of property taken from a vehicle and had been inside numerous other vehicles. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Misuse of 911 – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 4:40 a.m., a residence in the 100 block of E. Olive called 911 approximately 8 times throughout the night. She was advised to stop calling and did not stop. On the final call she yelled at the dispatcher and sounded a siren over the phone. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
July 11 at 9:16 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. The victim stated that his truck was broken into and tools were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Trespass – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 1:02 p.m., a manager from a business in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported a subject had been advised numerous times not to come back to the location. The subject came back and took an item without paying. A description was given and he was located a short distance away with the property. A field show-up was done and he was positively identified. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 2:52 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1100 block of E. Huntington called stating there was an elderly male inside who was intoxicated, bothering other customers and refusing to leave. Officers arrived and made contact with the subject. It was determined he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Monrovia Police Department jail to be held for a sobering period.

Bicycle Theft – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 4:31 p.m., a caller in the 900 block of W. Duarte reported his son's bike was just stolen from the location and an older bike was left in its place. Officers arrived and checked the area but were unable to locate it. The father called back stating he saw the bike being ridden by a subject. Officers responded and located the subject riding the bike. Officers attempted to stop the subject, but he left on foot and was detained by officers. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 8:12 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding a couple arguing in their vehicle. They contacted both parties and determined a battery had occurred. The male subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
July 12 at 1:39 a.m., a theft was reported in the 1700 block of S. Mayflower. An investigation revealed a catalytic converter was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
July 12 at 9:30 a.m., a victim in the 100 block of N. Mayflower reported the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 12 at 12:40 p.m., a female caller in the 1700 block of Rosewood reported that her vehicle was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 12 at 12:54 p.m., a victim in the 700 block of W. Huntington parked her vehicle in a driveway. The next morning the vehicle was missing. This investigation is continuing.

Package Theft
July 12 at 1:26 p.m., a resident in the 1300 block of S. Mayflower called to report a package was taken from her front porch. The incident was captured on surveillance footage. A male and female walk by and the male walks to the front porch. He picks up the package and they both off together. The victim has no idea who they are and didn't give them permission to take the package. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
July 12 at 4:28 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report they had a male in custody for trying to leave the store without paying for merchandise. The subject was arrested and released with a citation.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
July 12 at 5:14 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report a male in custody for shoplifting. The subject was arrested and released with a citation.

Burglary
July 12 at 9:10 p.m., a victim called to report that she had parked her vehicle to the rear of a business in the 500 block of W. Huntington. She returned hours later and noticed the rear window was shattered. Her purse, wallet, passport and cash were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
July 12 at 9:25 p.m., employees at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported they had detained a male suspect for theft. He was arrested and released with a citation.

Grand Theft
July 13 at 2:42 a.m., a caller in the 300 block of Heather Heights reported her vehicle’s catalytic converter was stolen from her vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Warrants / Weapon Offense – Suspects Arrested
July 13 at 3:39 a.m., officers patrolling the 300 block of N. Myrtle saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop of the vehicle was conducted. One occupant had numerous felony warrants and the other was a convicted felon with ammunition. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
July 13 at 12:14 p.m., a victim in the 100 block of Highland Place reported the catalytic converter from her vehicle had been stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Accident
July 13 at 4:12 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Duarte and Encino for an injury traffic accident involving a truck and a motorcycle.

Mental Evaluation
July 13 at 6:35 p.m., multiple callers advised there was a subject near the 400 block of W. Maple that was threatening to jump off a bridge. Officers responded and made contact with the subject. It was determined he needed to be evaluated by a mental health professional. He was transported to a local facility for treatment.

Grant Theft Auto
July 13 at 9:40 a.m., a victim in the 400 block of Montana parked his vehicle, when he returned he realized his vehicle had been stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspects Arrested
July 13 at 9:40 a.m., officers patrolling the 1500 block of S. Myrtle saw a vehicle driving on the road with expired registration. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver admitted to having methamphetamine. The passenger was removed from the vehicle and was found to be in possession methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody