Thursday, December 16, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of December 9 - December 15, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 490 service events, resulting in 104 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Vehicle Burglary

December 9 at 7:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of West Lime regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported his vehicle had been broken into during the night and his GPS was taken. The suspect broke the front passenger window to gain entry. Investigation continuing.

Commercial Burglary

December 9 at 9:47 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of South Myrtle regarding a burglary. The victim reported his locked trailer had been broken into during the night. Investigation continuing.

Vandalism

December 9 at 11:51 a.m., an officer went to Myrtle and Atara regarding two city signs having been tagged with graffiti. A stop sign and a neighborhood watch sign had graffiti written on them with a black marker. Investigation continuing.

Residential Burglary

December 9 at 4:27 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Alta Vista. The resident had returned and saw someone had broken into the home. She did not enter the house and called the police. Officers arrived and made entry, but no suspects were located. A rear window that is not visible from the street was pried open. Investigation continuing.

Robbery

December 10 at 9:50 a.m., a victim called on his cell phone to report he was robbed at knife point. He described the suspect as an adult male, mid-20's, with dark curly hair and a blue shirt with a hood. He was not hurt, but he was confused as to his exact location. The suspect walked up behind him, threatened him with a knife and took his wallet. The dispatcher was able to establish the victim's location. Officers arrived and conducted an area search with the assistance of the Foothill Air Support helicopter, but did not locate the suspect. However, based on the suspect's description, officers thought they possibly knew the suspect from previous contact. An officer put together a photo line-up and the victim positively identified the suspect. A wanted person was entered into the computer system for the suspect. Investigation continuing.

Vandalism / Throwing an Object at a Moving Vehicle / Nighttime Curfew - Suspects Arrested

December 10 at 10:13 p.m., a subject was traveling east on Huntington, approaching Primrose, when he saw five male juveniles standing in front of a fast food restaurant. As the victim drove by, he saw one of the juveniles throw an object at his vehicle, which shattered the rear window. The juveniles ran into the restaurant, where they were detained by officers. The juvenile who threw the object was identified and arrested. The other four juveniles were brought to the station and cited for curfew violation.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

December 11 at 2:04 a.m., a subject was riding passenger in a vehicle when he saw an officer in a parking lot in the 100 block of West Foothill. The passenger exited the vehicle and approached the officer. He reported to the officer that the driver was drunk and refused to let him drive. He cautioned the officer that the driver had said he had a firearm in the vehicle. The driver was stopped, and determined to be under the influence. During a search of the vehicle, officers located an unloaded firearm under the rear seat and two loaded magazines in the glove box. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

December 11 at 3:43 a.m., officers observed a driver northbound on Myrtle from Huntington, driving at a high rate of speed. Officers stopped the driver and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Activity

December 12 at 1:59 a.m., officers responded to the area of Central and Magnolia regarding possible shots heard. When they arrived in the area, they saw a group of three male subjects. As they approached, one of the subjects threw an object on the ground, which turned out to be a toy replica of a firearm. The officers detained the subject who threw the item and discovered he was in possession of methamphetamine. The subject detained was arrested, and the other two subjects were identified and released. The shot heard turned out to be a tire blowout on the freeway.

Dog Bite

December 13 at 2:45 p.m., a six month old female was taken from the arms of her mother by a 3 year old Great Dane. The mother and baby both sustained bite injuries. The infant was transported via helicopter to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. The baby is in stable condition in the neonatal unit. The investigation is continuing.

Attempt Vehicle Burglary

December 14 at 3:01 a.m., an officer saw a male and female walking in the area of Grand and Aspen. As the officer approached, the female threw something on the ground and quickly walked away from it. The object was found to be methamphetamine. The female subject was arrested.

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Busy week for home and auto burglaries. If you want to keep it store it out of sight and lock your car and house.

Friday, December 10, 2010

SCE Planned Powe Outage 12/10-12-11

Looks worse than it probably will be. SCE is finishing up the installation of the 16K line and will have the power out from 10PM Friday 12/10 until 10AM Saturday 12/11.

Fortunately it won't be the super cold 30 like last week so our furnaces won't be in as much need as then. Pile on an extra blanket and stay warm tonight.

PS...don't forget to unplug the computers and other electronic devices that don't like big power spikes when the juice comes back on. The last planned outage resulted in our fridge dying.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Information on protecting your home during the Holidays

Spotted this great post on things to do to protect your home during the Holidays. Its by the Pasadena Police Dept and was shared by the Arcadia Police Dept. Good information starting with locking your house....

Highlighted Activity - Week of December 2 - December 7, 2010


During the last six day period, the Police Department handled 470 service events, resulting in 93 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Vehicle Burglary

December 3 at 7:51 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of East Colorado regarding a vehicle break-in. The victim had parked his vehicle in front of his residence in the evening and locked and set his alarm. He left the driver side window down about two inches. He returned to his vehicle in the morning at 7:45 a.m., and saw the driver side door open. He checked inside and determined several CD's, approximately 10 dollars in change, and the vehicle's registration and insurance card were missing.

Grand Theft Auto / Vehicle Recovered

December 3 at 9:34 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Primrose regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim had parked and locked his vehicle on the street in the evening. He returned to his vehicle the next morning and found it was gone. He is in possession of the only key and no one had permission to take the vehicle. Late in the afternoon, a teletype was received from Baldwin Park Police Department advising that the vehicle had been recovered by their agency. An officer responded to the towing company to dust the vehicle for possible fingerprints.

Theft from a Vehicle

December 3 at 9:39 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Valley View regarding a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported an iPod and a Blackberry phone charger were taken from her vehicle during the night. The victim did not know if the vehicle was locked. There were no signs of forced entry.

Vehicle Burglary

December 3 at 4:07 p.m., the victim of a vehicle burglary came into the police department lobby to make a report. The victim parked his vehicle in the public parking lot at Myrtle and Colorado. While he was away from the vehicle, the suspect used either a wire hanger or slim jim to unlock the left rear door. An iPod and a personal binder were taken.

Vehicle Burglary

On December 4 at 9:38 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of East Huntington on the report of vehicle burglary. The female victim parked and secured her vehicle in the parking lot and went inside at 7:00 a.m. She returned to her vehicle a short time later and saw a window was broken out and property was taken.

Felony Vandalism - Suspect Arrested

On December 4 at 1:48 p.m., a caller reported her neighbors, a mother and son, were causing a disturbance. Officers responded to the residence in the 100 block of East Cherry and contacted them. The son had broken several windows on his mother's vehicle. He was arrested for felony vandalism and was taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary

December 4 at 8:30 p.m., two male suspects walked into a business in the 500 block of Huntington, grabbed numerous items of merchandise, and ran out of the location. The suspects were last seen running south on Mayflower from the location. Officers responded and conducted an area search, but the suspects were not located.

Vehicle Burglary

December 4 at 8:23 p.m., a female victim called to report her vehicle had been broken into while she was at a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. Unknown suspects smashed a window on her vehicle and took the victim's purse from the front seat.

Battery Report

December 5 at 12:17 a.m., security at a business in the 300 block of South Myrtle was removing an intoxicated subject who was refused service. While being escorted out of the club, the subject struck one of the security officers. The subject was restrained by employees and sustained a small laceration to the back of the head. The subject was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injury. The establishment did not desire prosecution.

Commercial Grand Theft

December 5 at 1:04 a.m., a resident from the 1400 block of California called police to report a suspicious subject inside the yard of a business in a green pickup truck. Officers responded to the location and observed the vehicle leaving the location. The suspect drove to a nearby alley, where he abandoned his vehicle and fled. Containment of the area was set up, and the suspect was found hiding on top of a storage container. Irwindale Police Department responded with a police canine unit and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Officers located stolen copper wire in the bed of the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was arrested for grand theft.

Indecent Exposure / Mental Evaluation

December 6 at 2:15 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a male subject standing in the street with his pants down, exposing himself. Officers arrived and located the subject. He had no shirt on and his pants were down. The subject was detained and placed on a 72-hour mental evaluation.

Attempt Vehicle Burglary

December 6 at 8:10 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of North Mayflower observed two male subjects in dark clothing, one with gloves, attempting to gain entry into a car using a coat hanger. The resident confronted the suspects and grabbed one by the back of his sweatshirt. The suspect pulled free and both suspects fled. The resident called police. Officers arrived and conducted an area search, but did not locate the suspects. A coat hanger was recovered at the scene and booked as evidence. Vehicles in the area were checked to find if any others had been tampered with, but none were located.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of November 25 - December 1, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 454 service events, resulting in 81 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Commercial Burglary

November 26 at 8:50 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of East Evergreen regarding a burglary. The reporting party said someone had broken into the business either the day before or overnight. The suspects cut part of a corrugated steel panel to gain entry. A loss was not established and the investigation is continuing.

Gang Graffiti

November 26 at 12:21 p.m., an officer went to the 400 block of East Duarte on the report of graffiti in the area. The officer located the new graffiti on the southeast corner. The graffiti was gang related writing in black paint.

Grand Theft Auto

November 26 at 4:26 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of East Live Oak on the report of a stolen vehicle. An employee had parked the vehicle inside the fenced yard and locked it. In the afternoon, they went to use the vehicle and could not find it. All keys are accounted for and no one had permission to take the vehicle. The vehicle is a white, 2004, Ford F350 truck.

Child Endangering

November 27 at 8:59 a.m., a subject called to report finding a two year old, male child in the middle of the street at Shamrock and Ocean View. Officers responded and a door-to-door canvass revealed an open front door to a two story home. The residents did not respond to officers knocking. A contact for the location was called and this person responded to the location. The father of the boy was found to be asleep in the residence. Apparently, the parents know the child can open the door, but did not take any measures to ensure he could not get out. A report will be completed and forwarded to the Department of child and Family Services.

Petty Theft - Suspects Arrested

November 29 at 6:54 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington on the report of a petty theft. Two teenage sisters decided to steal items from the business and were stopped by loss prevention. Both had no criminal history. They were cited in the field and released to their mother, who had responded to the location.

Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested

November 29 at 8:09 p.m., an officer on patrol received a LoJack hit on a stolen vehicle. With the assistance of the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, officers tracked the hit to the area of Mayflower and Duarte Road. The signal was very inconsistent and officers had difficulty locating the stolen truck, but after a lengthy search, the truck was eventually located at a residence in the 500 block of Genoa inside a garage. The officer was able to see the truck through a crack in the garage door. The activity drew the resident out and she was questioned. She signed a consent to search for the garage and house. The garage was searched and the vehicle was recovered. The VIN number had been removed and was found on a workbench in the garage. The woman eventually admitted her husband had driven the truck there and put it in the garage. She claimed she did not know the vehicle was stolen. The wife called and asked the husband to come home, which he did. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Welfare Check / Mental Evaluation

November 29 at 8:37 p.m., officers responded to the report of a subject who claimed he wanted to kill himself with a razor. On arrival, officers determined the subject had ingested a significant amount of hard alcohol to the degree he needed medical aid. He also stated he wanted to die. Paramedics were summoned and they transported him to a hospital, where he will be held for mental evaluation.

Fraud / Warrant - Suspect Arrested

December 1 at 1:10 p.m., an officer was called to investigate a fraud which occurred at a business in the 400 block of South Myrtle. The suspect had passed a check on an account that had been closed in 2005. The suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant and she was brought to the station. She admitted to passing the check and knowing the account was closed for several years.

Receiving Stolen Property - Suspects Arrested

December 1 at 11:22 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of North May reported two subjects in the area looking into cars and checking car doors to see if they were unlocked. Officers arrived and detained two female juveniles, 15 and 16 years old, both where in possession of stolen property. They claimed to have received the property from another female subject. Officers were able to locate some of the victims and their property was returned; however, all of the victims could not be located. Some of the property taken included: several pairs of sunglasses, an iPod, CD's, and a resident's wallet and driver's license.

Grand Theft Auto

December 2 at 1:00 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of West Maple called police to report his truck had just been stolen by unknown suspects who left in an unknown direction. The vehicle is a silver, 2007, Chevy Silverado truck. Officers responded but the suspect could not be located. Investigation continuing.

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A lot of stolen trucks and an auto burglary in the news. If you want to keep it, lock it up (not saying the stolen trucks were unlocked, but you get the point).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of November 18 - 23, 2010

During the last six day period, the Police Department handled 448 service events, resulting in 88 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Vehicle Burglary

November 18 at 8:04 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported his vehicle was broken into during the night. The driver side door was pried open and the stereo and two CD cases containing about 20 CD's were taken.

Grand Theft

November 18 at 9:38 a.m., an officer went to a business in the 3300 block of South Peck to investigate a grand theft. He arrived and was told that sets of aluminum rims were stolen from the property some time during the night.

Residential Burglary - Suspects Arrested

November 18 at 1148 a.m., a caller reported two females were taking a large screen television from her neighbor's house. The suspects drove off in a black Infiniti. The caller reported a license plate number, but the DMV check did not return to an Infinity. Variations of the license number were checked and a match on a 1994 Infinity out of the City of Pacoima was made. The Los Angeles Police Department was called and provided with the crime information. The officer requested they drive by the residence to check for the vehicle. The Los Angeles Police Department later called the officer and advised they had the vehicle detained with two female adults and two child occupants. A large screen television and a computer were found inside the vehicle. The officer responded to Pacoima and arrested the two female suspects, recovered the property, and impounded the vehicle. The children were released to family members.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

November 18 at 12:39 p.m., an officer was flagged down regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of Colorado and Gladys. The vehicle was located by officers and stopped. The female driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.

Structure Fire

November 20 at 12:36 a.m., dispatch received several calls reporting a structure fire at an apartment complex in the 700 block of West Foothill. When officers arrived they determined that no persons or animals were inside. Smoke filled the entire complex. Monrovia and Arcadia Fire Departments responded, along with two Arcadia police officers to help with traffic control, while Monrovia officers made sure everyone in the building was safe.

Grand Theft - Suspect Arrested

November 20 at 2:01 p.m., an officer took a grand theft report from a victim that had just realized her jewelry was missing from her home. She had not looked for her jewel for months. Recently, she went to the place were she hid her jewelry box and found the contents gone. There was only one person that had been at her home in the past several months, a relative. The officer confronted the suspect and he admitted to the theft. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested

November 20 at 2:57 p.m., a business in the 100 block of West Foothill reported a shoplifter in the store. An adult female suspect had been seen previously taking baby formula, using a bag to conceal it and leaving the store without paying. Employees saw the suspect enter the store carrying the same bag she used in the prior burglaries. They called police and an officer responded. The suspect was stopped by the officer, but did not possess identification. She was taken into custody and interviewed. The suspect was identified on surveillance video tape of the burglaries. She was charged with three counts of burglary.

Residential Burglary

November 23 at 12:38 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of South Canyon on the report of a burglary. The victim left his house to go to dinner and when he returned, he found his house had been burglarized. No force was used to enter the home; however, a room inside that was locked had a hole punched through it to gain access. Investigation continuing.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Planned Power Outage Monday 11/29/2010

SCE will be finishing the work on the power lines Monday 11/29/2010. According to the notice delivered today power will be out for about 9 hours that day. The outage is scheduled to run from 8:30AM until 5:30PM. Of course there is an "*" attached warning it could last longer or be postponed if some sort of unspecified condition.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of November 11 - 17, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 495 service events, resulting in 102 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Domestic Violence - Suspects Arrested

November 14 at 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of South Ivy regarding a domestic violence incident in progress. Through investigation, it was determined that the ex-husband of the victim and his new girlfriend arrived at the ex-wife's house to return their children. The ex-wife became angry and yelled obscenities at her ex-husband. The ex-husband exited his vehicle and threw his ex-wife to the ground and punched and kicked her. The new girlfriend also exited the vehicle and punched the ex-wife. Family members intervened and broke up the fight. The ex-wife sustained visible injuries to her face and body. The officers arrested the ex-husband for domestic violence and the new girlfriend was arrested for battery.

Mental Evaluation

November 14 at 8:12 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Pilgrim regarding an attempt suicide. The subject had a knife and had cut his wrists and arms. When Officers arrived, the subject had fled the location on foot. Containment of the area was set up and a helicopter was requested to assist in the search. The subject was located and a foot pursuit ensued. The subject was still holding the knife, but tossed it and attempted to jump over a residential wall to get away. The officer maintained a safe distance from the subject and deployed his taser, which had an immediate affect. The subject was apprehended without further incident. The subject was taken to a hospital to be treated for his self-inflicted injuries, which were determined to be superficial. He was held for a 72-hour mental evaluation.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

November 16 at 9:43 p.m., an officer observed a driver turn east off of Canyon into the westbound lanes of Huntington. The driver saw the officer and appeared to hesitate, stopping in the middle of the lanes. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for driving the wrong way on a divided highway. The officer determined that the driver was driving under the influence. The driver was arrested. The driver's blood alcohol level was found to be more than twice the legal limit.

Grand Theft Auto

November 17 at 12:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Norumbega regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim was visiting in the area and came out to find her tan, 2001 Dodge Durango missing from in front of the home. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto

November 17 at 12:31 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 800 block of West Huntington. An employee came out from work and discovered his white, 1990 Honda Accord had been stolen. Investigation continuing.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of November 4 - November 9, 2010

During the last six day period, the Police Department handled 433 service events, resulting in 85 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Vehicle Burglary

November 4 at 9:55 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of West Central on a vehicle burglary report. The victim, a perfume distributor, told the officer that someone had broken into his vehicle overnight and had stolen his perfume supply from his vehicle. The suspect smashed a rear window of the vehicle to gain entry. The victim's vehicle was parked in his complex.

Grand Theft Auto

November 4 at 10:56 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Fifth regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported his 2005, green, Ford truck was stolen during the night. The victim has accounted for all sets of keys.

Attempt Burglary

November 4 at 2:56 p.m., an officer went to the 300 block of West Duarte regarding an attempt burglary. The reporting party told the officer that someone had entered the laundry room and tried to break into the coin operated washers. It appears the suspect used some type of flat screwdriver or pry bar in their attempt. There was no loss other than the damage to the coin receptacles.

Burglary

October 5 at 7:50 a.m., an officer went to the 200 block of West Lemon on a burglary call. The victim told the officer she secured her garage at 10:30 p.m. and went in the house. She returned to the garage the next morning and saw the side door damaged. She looked around and discovered some miscellaneous items missing from her garage.

Grand Theft

October 5 at 2:19 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of North Bradoaks regarding a grand theft. The victim reported that he had three mini collectible firearms in a wooden display box stolen from his house last month. He believes they were taken by a person who came to the house to work on his cable television.

Vehicle Burglary

November 5 at 10:45 p.m., a female subject parked and secured her vehicle in a parking lot across from a bar in the 300 block of West Foothill. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim returned to her vehicle and discovered her right rear window was smashed and two purses had been taken from inside the vehicle.

Spousal Battery - Suspect Arrested

November 5 at 10:57 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Fig and Ivy regarding a suspicious person. Upon arrival, the officer contacted a male subject who was standing in the intersection. His mouth was bleeding. The subject's wife was located west of the intersection.

The investigation revealed that the couple was driving westbound on the 210 Freeway, approaching the Myrtle off-ramp, when they got into a fight. As they exited the freeway, the wife jumped out of the vehicle and ran to the corner of Central and Ivy. The husband also exited the vehicle, chased her on foot and became physical with her. Approximately four to five citizens came out of a house to help the wife. One of the citizens punched the husband in the mouth and knocked him to the ground. All of the citizens returned to their home without further incident. The wife did not have visible injuries. The husband was arrested for spousal battery.

Warrants / Possession of Marijuana - Suspect Arrested

November 6 at 7:15 p.m., an officer observed a speeding motorist in the area of Myrtle and Live Oak. He was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle when the driver immediately stopped and let out a passenger, who fled on foot. The driver then continued on in the vehicle for a short distance, but then yielded at Live Oak and Tenth. The officer detained the driver at gunpoint until assisting officers from Monrovia and Arcadia Police Departments arrived. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver had outstanding warrants and a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver was also found to be a convicted child molester. He was arrested and taken into custody. The passenger was not apprehended and his identity is unknown.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Suspect Arrested

November 7 at 1:35 a.m., officers responded to a bar in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers located a victim with a head injury. Witnesses provided a description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle, which was last seen southbound on Myrtle. The Foothill Air Support helicopter was monitoring the police frequency and responded to the area. The helicopter located the suspect vehicle entering the 210 Freeway, eastbound. Monrovia police units were able to catch up to the vehicle and officers conducted a high-risk stop on Azusa Avenue, south of the freeway. Officers from Azusa and Irwindale Police Departments arrived to assist and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect had kicked the victim in the head when he was lying on the ground. The victim positively identified the suspect and he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested

November 8 at 9:23 p.m., officers were patrolling a park in the 400 block of North Grand when they observed seven subjects near the base of some stairs. They contacted the group and had additional officers respond. While questioning one subject, the officers noted that he appeared to have something in his mouth. Officers discovered he was attempting to conceal a baggie containing six foil-wrapped tabs of LSD. The officers were able to recover the evidence without incident and the subject was arrested.

Wanted Burglary Suspect Apprehended

Monrovia detectives issued a wanted person warrant for a burglary suspect. The suspect is also the subject of recent allegations of drug sales near Monrovia schools. On November 9 at approximately 1:30 a.m., an officer on patrol observed the wanted burglary suspect in the 300 block of Norumbega and was able to detain and arrest him.

More Planned Power Outages 11/10 and beyond

I just talked with the SCE guys. The west side of the street (as in me) will have their power out for 1-2 hours starting around noon today.

Either next week, or two weeks from now the final switch over to the new lines will take place. I was advised that power will be out for 8 hours on that day. I was advised that we will receive more specific information closer to the actual work date.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday is the day for power outage now.

Same time, same place....the West side of Poinsettia will be experiencing a 6-8 hour power outage. This according to Shane, no reason given why they were no shows on Monday. Rain maybe?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SCE planned power outage Monday 11/8/10

Thank Jill Van Dorpe for the information, she asked on Friday and learned that SCE will be back Monday to connect the new wires. Power will be out from 8AM-3PM for most of the street while they pull the new wires and connect them.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of October 28 - November 3, 2010


During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 536 service events, resulting in 81 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Residential Burglary

October 29 at 1:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Beechworth Avenue on the report of a burglary. The victim left his garage door open. The suspect took gardening equipment from inside and then fled the area.

Bear Incident

October 30 at 3:12 a.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of Norumbega regarding a bear incident. The bear had entered the detached garage of a residence and forced entry into a refrigerator. The bear took meat out of the refrigerator and left the location.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery - Suspect Arrested

October 31 at 4:39 a.m., an officer was patrolling in the 500 block of Sherman when he observed a suspicious vehicle occupied by two subjects. The officer ran the vehicle's license plate and discovered it was reported stolen out of San Dimas. The officer arrested the person in the driver's seat and completed an identification card on the passenger. It was later determined the suspect had rented the vehicle and did not return it as agreed upon. The owner then reported it stolen.

Driving Under the Influence / Suspect Arrested

November 2 at 2:11 a.m., an officer responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle driving around the area of Bradbury and Royal Oaks. The officer located and stopped a vehicle for traffic violations that matched the description of the vehicle. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was too impaired to drive a motor vehicle safely. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Robbery / Witness Intimidation / Drug Activity - Suspects Arrested

November 2 at 6:32 p.m., the victim of a strong-arm robbery that occurred on Wednesday, October 27, called police. He reported that he just saw the two suspects, who are known gang members, on Duarte Road. He said they were threatening and following him as he was walking down Duarte Road. Officers responded and conducted an area search for the suspects. They located four juveniles at an elementary school in Arcadia. One of the juveniles was wanted for the strong arm robbery, and was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested for suspicion of robbery, possession of methamphetamine and witness intimidation. A second juvenile suspect was arrested for witness intimidation. The third juvenile attempted to run from officers, and the forth was found to be in possession of marijuana, both were arrested. The juvenile wanted in the robbery was booked and taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall. The other three were cited and later released to their parents at the station.

72-Hour Mental Evaluation

November 2 at 7:46 p.m., a caller reported to police that her neighbor appeared to be under the influence of drugs. She stated that he was in an argument with his girlfriend and he jumped through a living room window. She reported that a piece of glass struck the girlfriend, who was bleeding. Officers responded and detained a known gang member that threatened to kill himself. He was detained and taken to a hospital, where he was held for 72-hour mental evaluation.

Vehicle Burglary

October 3 at 9:08 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. The suspect smashed the window of the car and took items that were left visible from outside the vehicle.

Vehicle Burglary

October 3 at 10:17 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported that occurred during the evening hours of October 2. The crime occurred in the 200 block of North Primrose.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of October 21 - October 27, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 564 service events, resulting in 111 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Grand Theft Auto

October 21 at 8:24 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte regarding the theft of a vehicle. The victim reported that his wife had parked and secured their vehicle on the street in the evening. He returned to the vehicle in the morning and it was gone. There was no broken glass on the street where the vehicle had been parked and they accounted for all of the keys to the vehicle. The vehicle is a red, 1993 Honda Accord.

Vehicle Burglary

October 21 at 11:04 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of West Foothill regarding a vehicle break-in. The victim told the officer someone had broken into her vehicle through a window and stole her purse. Investigation continuing.

Residential Burglary

October 21 at 5:17 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 500 block of King Street regarding the report of a residential burglary. The victim reported that she secured her home and left at 6:45 a.m. and then returned a little after 5:00 p.m. When she entered the house, she saw a window was broken and her laptop, cell phone and other miscellaneous items were missing. Investigation continuing.

Outside Assist / Parole Violation - Suspect Arrested

October 22 at 8:13 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of West Olive to assist a California parole agent with the check of a residence. The parole agent was checking up on a parolee and observed an empty high-capacity rifle magazine and thought there might be a weapon at the location. A weapon was not found; however, the parolee was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Possession of Burglary Tools - Suspect Arrested

October 22 at 4:36 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Palm to a possible vehicle burglary in progress. When the officer arrived, he detained a suspicious person in the alley. The officer discovered the subject was in possession of a window punch, flash light and bolt cutters that had a sling modification attached, which allowed the bolt cutters to be concealed beneath clothing. An area check was conducted, but no evidence of a vehicle burglary was found. The suspect was arrested for possession of burglary tools.

Grand Theft

October 23 at 6:20 a.m., an officer responded on the report of a stolen bicycle in the 100 block of West Lemon. The victim reported that he left his $1500 road bike near the front door of his apartment. He last saw the bike at 11:30 p.m. the night before and discovered it missing in the morning. The bicycle was unsecured.

Grand Theft - Suspect Arrested

October 23 at 9:51 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a grand theft. The suspect, a female employee of the business, was ringing up fraudulent sales transactions and issuing fraudulent store credit for the value of the merchandise under the name of a another former female employee. The corporate office discovered the suspicious transactions and alerted the Monrovia location of the business. The female employee was arrested.

Vandalisms to Vehicles

On October 23, several vehicle vandalisms were reported. They occurred in the 500 block of South Myrtle, the 500 block of El Norte, the 800 block of West Duarte and the 1800 block of Tenth Avenue. The vandalism involved windows being scratched and silver spray paint being applied to windows. The vehicle vandalisms appear to be random and do not appear to be gang related.

Mental Evaluation

October 27 at 12:02 a.m., officers responded to a location in the 800 block of East Foothill regarding a distraught female. She called a friend, who responded to her residence, then called police. The female suffers from depression. She was taken to a hospital and placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.

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Auto Burglary in the news this week. As many of us remember too well, if you want to keep it don't leave it in plain sight. If the door isn't locked a window can be busted to get at it. Take it with you and lock the car if you want to keep it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of October 14 - October 20, 2010

Residential Burglary On October 15, a residential burglary occurred between 4:00 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. in the 300 block of Bradbury. The female victim left her residence and was gone for a few hours. When she returned, she discovered her residence had been ransacked. The victim was unable to determine the loss at the time. Entry was made through an unlocked kitchen window.

Residential Burglary On October 16, a residential burglary occurred between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the 200 block of West Cypress. The suspects made entry through an unlocked bathroom window. Miscellaneous jewelry was taken.

Stolen Vehicle October 18 at 6:40 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of East Pomona on a vehicle theft report. A red Acura Integra was stolen from the street in front of the victim's residence. No suspects were seen.

Suicide Investigation October 18 at 8:23 a.m., an officer responded to a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth regarding a subject that had committed suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs. An adult male subject who had been living at the hotel for the past three months was found deceased in the room by his roommate. The investigation revealed the deceased was despondent over recently losing his job and he had a history of depression. A Los Angeles County Coroner's investigator responded to the scene for further investigation.

Stolen Vehicle October 18 at 12:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Duarte and Encino regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim parked his 1991, red Honda CRX across the street from his residence over the weekend. When he returned to where he had parked his vehicle, he discovered it had been stolen. The victim had no idea who could have stolen his vehicle and no witnesses were located.

Death Report October 18 at 3:53 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Linwood regarding a death investigation. The deceased was found by a caregiver who was sent to the location at the brother's request. The brother had not heard from his sister for over two weeks. Officers arrived and located the deceased 63 year old woman. No obvious signs of foul play were found. A Los Angeles County Coroner's investigator responded to the scene for further investigation.

Commercial Burglary October 18 at 7:59 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called and reported two subjects who had stolen merchandise from the store. The male suspect ran, but the female suspect was detained. Officers made an area search but did not locate the male suspect. The suspects had entered the store and put merchandise into an empty purse and backpack. The male exited without paying for the merchandise, while the female paid for two small items. She did not pay for the merchandise she had concealed in a large black bag. All merchandise was recovered. The male suspect is still outstanding and the female had no identification. Immigration was advised and an ICE hold was issued, as the suspect was found to be a prior deportee.

Stolen Vehicle October 19 at 6:49 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 700 block of East Lime. The vehicle was taken sometime between 8:00 p.m. and 6:49 a.m. The vehicle taken was a 2000 Honda Civic, black in color.

Residential Burglary October 19 at 12:27 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Norumbega. The resident left the location at 10:45 a.m., and their housekeeper arrived at the residence at 11:45 a.m. The housekeeper noticed the dog was keeping its distance, which is unusual. She then noticed the back window was smashed and she exited the residence. The police were called. It appears the suspect sprayed the dog with pepper spray or mace to keep the dog away. The suspect fled the location with jewelry.

Residential Burglary October 19 at 12:39 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of Norumbega regarding a residential burglary. The resident had left the location and returned approximately two hours later. When they returned, they found their dog confined to the deck area of the house, which is separated from the yard where the suspect made entry through an unlocked window. The suspect fled the location with jewelry.

Prowling October 19 at 10:36 p.m., a resident at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Myrtle called to report that she observed two subjects dressed in dark clothing on the roof of the complex. The subjects appeared to be making an attempt to get down to a balcony from the roof. Officers responded and set up a perimeter. The garage and roof access were searched, but the subjects were not located. No damage or loss occurred; however, it was clear the two male suspects were seeking ways to get into an apartment.

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The two home burglaries on the 19th were the subject of yesterdays Robo-dial by MPD. As always stay safe and if you want to keep it, lock it when you leave.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MPD Robodial about burglaries in North Monrovia

"This is a crime alert from the Monrovia Police Department. In the last few days, there have been two daytime burglaries in the 500 and 900 blocks of Norumbega. No one was at home during the burglaries, and it appears that the suspect may have used pepper spray to ward off the owner's dog in one of the cases. Entry was made to the rear of the houses. The houses were ransacked and small items of value were taken. We would encourage residents living in the area to secure your property and report suspicious persons or activity to the Monrovia Police Department as soon as possible. Thank you."

Chief Roger Johnson

Monrovia Police Department

140 E. Lime Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of October 7 - October 13, 2010


Vehicle Burglary

October 7 at 12:47 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 100 block of West Colorado regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that his company's vehicle was broken into sometime during the night. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

October 7 at 3:20 p.m., an officer went to a park in the 1200 block of North Canyon on the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his black Toyota Highlander in a lower level parking lot and went for a hike in the park. Upon his return, he found the passenger window broken out on his vehicle. His property was stolen and the investigation continuing.

Mental Evaluation

October 7 at 9:31 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of West Foothill regarding a subject who wanted to harm himself. A male subject riding as a passenger in his mother's vehicle had begun stating he wanted to harm himself by ending his life. He was detained and taken to a hospital and held for mental evaluation.

Filing a False Police Report

October 7 at 11:38 p.m., officers responded to a location in the 200 block of Aspen regarding a subject attempting to repossess a vehicle when another subject exited the residence with an assault rifle. Officers arrived and detained the involved parties. The officers investigated and discovered there was no brandishing of a rifle. Officers interviewed the parties and the investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested

October 8 at 12:55 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of West Colorado on the report of a female stating she had been struck by her boyfriend. During the investigation, officers discovered a battery had occurred and they arrested the male subject.

Traffic Collision

October 8 at 4:39 p.m., police received a call reporting that a vehicle had ended up in the wash in the 1600 block of South Mountain. Monrovia Fire Department personnel responded and used a ladder to have the driver climb out of the wash. The driver was not injured. Los Angeles County Flood Control and tow service were notified.

Auto Burglaries / Search Warrant - Suspect Arrested

Since last May, there have been several auto burglaries in the 1200 block of North Canyon at the park. On October 7, officers were sent to the park regarding a suspicious vehicle. An officer located the suspicious vehicle and identified the driver. No crime was known at that time. Just after the subject was sent on his way, a call was received reporting an auto burglary at the park. After the investigation was conducted, it was determined that the person stopped by the officer was the suspect. Enough information was obtained for a search warrant. A search warrant was served on October 9, and items were recovered in the search that link the suspect to several burglaries. The suspect was taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery

On October 5, a 1994 Acura Integra was stolen from the 1300 block of South Alta Vista. On October 10, an officer patrolling in the 400 block of Genoa located the vehicle parked on the street in front of a residence. The stereo had been taken from the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Mental Evaluation

October 11 at 11:56 p.m., a female subject came into the police lobby, crying and asking for help. She stated her live-in-boyfriend of many years was acting crazy and was possibly suicidal. She said that when she left her residence, he was attempting to light things on fire in the rear yard. Officers responded and located the male subject in the rear yard. He had started a very small fire on top of a wooden table. Officers detained him and determined he was not mentally stable. He was transported to a hospital, where he was held for mental evaluation.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Neighborhood Watch Report 10-07-10

Highlighted Activity - Week of September 30 - October 6, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 529 service events, resulting in 109 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Attempted Robbery

September 30 at 10:52 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business parking lot in the 3300 block of South Peck Road regarding an attempt robbery. Two employees of a catering business reported three male suspects hit them with their fists and demanded money from them. The victims refused to give the suspects any money and the suspects then fled. Investigation continuing.

Vandalism - Three Suspects Arrested

September 30 at 5:30 p.m., an officer observed three subjects trespassing onto railroad property and tagging a wall. Containment of the area was set up and the three suspects were located and arrested; two of the subjects are juveniles and the third is an adult. They were arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

Peeping / Prowling - Suspect Arrested

October 1 at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to the report of a male suspect looking into a female victim's bathroom window. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect at the corner of Colorado and Primrose, where they detained him. The female victim positively identified the suspect and he was arrested. Investigation continuing.

Burglary / Robbery - Suspect Arrested

October 2 at 10:35 a.m., police received a call reporting a fight in progress in the 1600 block of South Mountain. A loss prevention officer from a business was in an altercation with a theft suspect. When the officer arrived, the loss prevention officer had already taken the suspect into custody. The suspect went into the business and selected merchandise, which he placed it in a cart and then walked out of the business without paying. Minutes later, he walked back into the store to return the merchandise, where he was contacted by store loss prevention. The suspect walked out and refused to stop. He was pursued by a loss prevention officer and an altercation began. The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary and robbery.

Theft

October 3 at 4:59 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth Avenue. A male suspect, approximately 18 to 20 years old, jumped the front counter in the lobby after asking the employee if they could make change. As soon as the register was open, he jumped over the counter and took money from the drawer. He jumped back over and fled. The investigation is continuing.

Aggravated Assault - Suspect Arrested

October 4 at 7:39 p.m., police received a call of an assault that just occurred between two male adults in an alley in the 400 block of West Hurstview. The victim and suspect have a long history of conflict between their two families. The victim was sitting in a crouched position, smoking a cigarette, when the suspect came home. The suspect confronted the victim and an altercation ensued. The victim received numerous punches to the face during the altercation, and other facial injuries may have resulted from his falling to the ground after being struck. The victim was taken to a hospital. The suspect had left the scene, but came to the station to give a statement approximately four hours after the incident. His statements, combined with the physical evidence and injuries to the victim, resulted in his arrest for aggravated assault.

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Tip of the Week

How to Burglar-Proof Your Windows

Windows are a very common entry point for burglars. They are often left unlocked or wide open. Even when closed and latched, windows can easily be shattered with a rock, brick or heavy object. There are options available to help secure your windows.

One option available is laminated film that can be placed over your windows. The film bonds with the glass to make them nearly impenetrable. In addition, the film is clear so the window will remain completely transparent. A burglar won't even know the glass is protected until they try to break it. An option for homes that have windows that slide open on a track is to secure them by installing latches that make them difficult to open. You can also find bolts and locking pins for sliding windows.

Ensuring your windows are burglar proof is an essential task for every home owner, but it is important to remember that you may need to use the windows as an escape route during a fire or other emergency. Make sure you still have the ability to get out through a window if it becomes necessary to do so.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Powerline Upgrades start today with new poles.


True to their word and warning the SCE Folks are on the street working on the cranes to get them leveled and the new poles put in place. Promise completion time is 5PM, though I was warned it may take longer because the rain is slowing them down. Should I get a definitive eta for completion will publish it here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Art Festival this weekend 10/9-10 In Library Park

Click for a bigger image...it will be a nice place to spend some time this weekend.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Street Closure to Traffic 10/6/10

Part of the ongoing power upgrade for the street SCE is going to be closing the street off to traffic on 10/6/10. They have posted the signs...threatening tow aways. Door hangings have been posted. A quick look down the street makes it look like most of Poinsettia will be affected by the parking ban.

The text from the door hanger:
Notice Road Closure
Wednesday 10/6/10 9AM-5PM
THIS NOTICE IS TO INFORM ALL RESIDENTS THAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON WILL BE CLOSING YOUR STREET FOR A CRANE TO REPLACE A POWERPOLE AND/OR A TRANSFORMER. THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE WILL BE CLOSED OFF AND NO ACCESS IN OR OUT WILL BE PERMITTED. PLEASE REMOVE ANY VEHICLES OUT OF CONSTRUCTION ZONE PRIOR TO THE POSTED TIME LISTED ON THE "NO PARKING' SIGNS. THESE "NO PARKING" SIGNS ALSO DESIGNATE THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 562-595-7575

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of September 23 - September 29, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 526 service events, resulting in 123 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Robbery September 23 at 6:27 a.m., an officer responded to Duarte and Myrtle regarding a robbery that had just occurred. A female victim reported that a male subject in his early 20's, thin build, buzzed haircut, no facial hair, and wearing a baggie gray sweatshirt exited a vehicle and punched her. The suspect grabbed her purse and got back into a black, four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan Maxima, and fled southbound on Myrtle. The victim sustained a cut above her right eye. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft September 23 at 12:54 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of West Duarte regarding a theft. The victim parked his motorized bicycle in front of his door in the evening, but failed to secure it. The next day, he went outside to go to work and found his bicycle was missing. He did not hear anything suspicious during the night.

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspects Arrested September 24 at 2:18 a.m., an officer observed a suspicious vehicle near a business in the 3000 block of Peck Road. As the officer approached the vehicle, the female passenger tossed a folded one dollar bill out the window. The officer retrieved the bill and found cocaine inside. Both female subjects were taken into custody, one for an outstanding warrant and the other for the possession of a controlled substance.

Assault September 24 at 2:41 p.m., an officer met with the victim of an assault who had come to the police station to file a report. The victim was in a wheelchair and was accompanied by a friend. The victim reported that he had been at a bar in 300 block of West Huntington on Friday, September 17. He said he had been drinking and that two subjects had assaulted him. He was driven to a hospital and admitted for injuries. The victim did not have much information to provide about the incident. Investigation continuing.

Residential Burglary On September 24 at 10:41 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of East Foothill regarding a residential burglary. Unknown suspects had entered the victim's residence and the victim's rear house through open bathroom windows. Once inside, the locations the suspects stole a television and power tools. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested September 25 at 2:34 a.m., an officer stopped a motorist at Evergreen and Mayflower for an unsafe turning movement. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

Grand Theft September 25 at 10:41 a.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of West Foothill regarding a theft. The female victim had pushed her shopping cart to her vehicle. As she opened the door of her car, a vehicle pulled up next to the shopping cart and a subject grabbed her purse from the cart and they fled in the vehicle. Investigation continuing.

Burglary September 25 at 3:56 p.m., a business in the 500 block of West Huntington reported a theft. An officer responded and determined a subject had walked into the store, grabbed a mesh shopping bag, selected three men's electric shavers and exited the store without paying. As the loss prevention officers exited the store, they saw the suspect getting into a burgundy Toyota Camry that fled the scene. Investigation continuing.

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested September 26 at 3:55 a.m., an officer was on patrol and saw a suspicious vehicle parked on Ivy, south of Huntington. As he made contact with the occupant, he noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The suspect admitted to having marijuana and ecstasy pills in his vehicle and consented to a search of the vehicle. The officer located a small amount of marijuana and 16 tablets of Ecstasy that were concealed in the door panel of the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery / Mental Evaluation September 27 at 8:52 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting that a mentally unstable, male subject had left a facility in Pasadena and was possibly in the Monrovia area, as his mother lives in Monrovia. He had gone to his grandparent's home in Arcadia, where he stole his grandfather's truck. His grandfather reported the truck stolen with Arcadia Police Department. Officers located the subject and detained him. They confirmed he had taken the truck without permission. He stated voices in his head told him to take the truck. The subject was taken to a hospital and held for mental evaluation. The truck was recovered and returned to the grandparents.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of September 16 - September 22, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 549 service events, resulting in 116 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Residential Burglary September 17 at 1:39 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 400 block of Park Rose regarding a burglary. The victim told the officer he had filing boxes with old checks, receipts and documents from an old business that no longer exits. The boxes were kept near his front door, which is kept open a lot. Someone apparently entered the residence and took the boxes. Nothing else was taken.

Residential Burglary September 17 at 3:10 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of West Foothill reported she had just returned home from work and someone had broken into her home. An officer responded and cleared the location. Entry was made through a side door. Some jewelry and old checks were taken, but the victim was unsure if anything else was taken. Investigation continuing.

Commercial Burglary - Suspects Arrested September 17 at 3:51 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a male and a female in custody for shoplifting. The officer determined the subjects had committed burglary; both were arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested September 18 at 1:08 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle traveling south on Myrtle that was following another vehicle too closely. He noticed the driver was also swerving on the roadway. He stopped the driver and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested.

Domestic Violence / Battery on a Peace Officer September 19 at 2:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 00 block of Hidden Valley regarding a domestic violence incident in progress. When they arrived, the husband was attempting to restrain his wife, who was intoxicated and violent. As an officer entered the location, he was pushed by the wife. The officers were able to restrain the wife and she was taken into custody without further incident. The husband was bleeding and had sustained visible injuries. He did not desire medical treatment. The wife was not injured.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle - Suspects Arrested September 19 at 7:20 p.m., an officer on patrol located a stolen vehicle in the area of California, near Duarte. He followed the vehicle into a parking lot in Duarte. Additional Monrovia officers were requested to assist in a high-risk traffic stop. Two suspects were arrested and later interviewed. After investigation, the female driver was charged with grand theft auto and receiving stolen property. The male passenger was released, pending further investigation.

Mountain Lion Sighting September 20 at 10:20 p.m., police received the report of a mountain lion sighted in a backyard in the 700 block of Oakglade. Officers were able to direct it back into the hills.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Highlighted Activity - Week of September 9 - September 15, 2010

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 596 service events, resulting in 105 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Residential Burglary September 10 at 11:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 800 block of Bonita. The suspects entered the apartment through an opening near a window air conditioner. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the apartment and then left through a window. Investigation continuing.

Vandalism September 11 at 1:45 p.m., the window of a white commercial Isuzu truck was broken out near Peck and Altern. A similar incident occurred involving a neighbor's vehicle recently where the damage appeared to be caused by a BB gun. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested September 11 at 11:04 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Duarte and Myrtle noticed a vehicle pull over to the side of the road. The rear passenger opened the door and began to vomit. The officer stopped to investigate and noticed the passenger had been drinking. During the investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence, also, and was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested September 12 at 1:52 a.m., an officer was driving south on Myrtle and noticed a vehicle in front of him almost strike the curb. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. During the investigation, the officer determined the driver was under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft - Suspects Arrested September 12 at 1:50 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called and reported subjects shoplifting in the store. Officers responded and detained the subjects as they exited through the doors. Loss prevention officers placed two of the subjects under private person's arrest for petty theft. They were taken into custody. One of the suspects was later released on a citation and the other held on an outstanding warrant.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon September 13 at 8:15 a.m., an officer responded to a middle school in the 200 block of East Palm regarding two juveniles involved in a fight. The investigation revealed that the two students had exchanged words on an internet site. The suspect saw a picture of the victim that appeared as though he was displaying a gang sign. The victim denied belonging to a gang, but the suspect sought him out. When the victim left school, the suspect approached the victim and assaulted him. The suspect was located and arrested.

Drunk in Public / Receiving Stolen Property - Suspect Arrested September 13 at 10:29 p.m., an officer responded to a call of an intoxicated subject on lower Myrtle. Officers located the subject and arrested him for drunk in public. The suspect was in possession of a stolen backpack, which was stolen from an elementary school earlier in the day. The suspect also had a no-bail warrant for his arrest.

Noise Disturbance - Suspect Arrested September 14 at 12:24 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of West Walnut complained that the occupants of a residence next to them where having a small, but loud, party and were preventing them from sleeping. Officers responded and quieted the group, warning them to keep the noise level down. The neighbor called back a short time later complaining of loud noise again. The officers returned to discover the group was quite loud again. The neighbor chose to make a private person's arrest of the responsible party and he was cited by the officer for violating the city's noise ordinance.

Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Traffic Collision September 15 at 7:31 a.m., as a mother and son were walking north across Colorado in the 800 block, the mother was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound at approximately 25 miles per hour. The driver claimed she did not see the pedestrian because of glare from the sun. The mother was transported to a hospital for treatment. She sustained a two-inch laceration on the back of her head, requiring stitches, and minor bruises and abrasions on both arms and elbows.

Burglary / Warrant - Suspect Arrested September 15 at 11:17 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a shoplifter in custody. The subject entered the store carrying a book bag and proceeded to place two tools in the bag and exit the store without paying. The suspect admitted he entered the store with the book bag with the intention of taking the tools. He was charged with burglary and he also had an outstanding warrant, which was added to his charges.

Suicide September 15 at 4:16 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of El Sur regarding a medical assist. On arrival, they found a male subject sitting in a chair on the porch with a gunshot wound to his head. There was a revolver on the ground between his legs. The investigation revealed the subject had been unemployed for two years and was renting a room at the location. A neighbor reported hearing a large boom on Tuesday evening, which he believed was a vehicle backfiring or gunshot, but he did not call police. The death was determined to be suicide, due to a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Possession of Marijuana September 15 at 10:59 p.m., dispatch received a burglary alarm activation of a business in the 200 block of East Huntington. Officers responded and observed a black Honda Civic with two occupants directly in front of the location. As the officers approached, the vehicle sped away with no lights. The description of the vehicle was broadcast and officers located the car at Myrtle and Duarte. A traffic stop was completed and the female driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested for drunk driving and possession of marijuana in a vehicle. There was no evidence of attempt burglary at the business where the call originated; it was determined to be the cleaning crew that set off the alarm.

Felony Vandalism / Felony Evading / Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer - Suspects Arrested September 15 at 11:20 p.m., dispatch received a call of a suspicious vehicle with two male and two female occupants in the area of Myrtle and Montana. Officers arrived in the area, but did not locate the vehicle. At 11:51 p.m., an officer spotted the vehicle and followed it. The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver failed to yield. A pursuit ensued through the cities of Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre. The Foothill Air Support helicopter responded and observed the suspect turning off all lights and parking on a small street in Arcadia.

Officers located the vehicle and confronted the driver and passenger. The female driver attempted to back away from the officers and pinned the vehicle against a tree. She attempted to drive the vehicle toward one of the officers and then rammed into one of the police cars. The suspects were taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspects had been tagging graffiti at several locations in the city. Investigation continuing.

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Stop Graffiti Bounty Program

One of the methods the Monrovia Police Department is using to combat graffiti in the community of Monrovia is the Stop Graffiti Bounty Program. If a citizen reports an incident of graffiti in the City of Monrovia that leads to the arrest of the suspect, the citizen will receive a $100 bill. Help keep Monrovia looking great!

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Tip of the Week

Computer Phishing

Phishing is a criminal activity in which people send phony emails to people and ask them to click on a link. These emails appear to come from reputable businesses: banks, insurance companies, social networking sites, etc. The emails give the reader a reason to click the link and log in to a personal account. When the person clicks the link, they are taken to a website that seems to be the real thing. However, the site is actually an exact replica run by web savvy criminals.

Once the victim logs on to the website, the criminals will have access to their user name and password. This allows the thieves to go to the actual site, log in as you, and steal any personal information you have stored, such as credit cards or bank account numbers. Phishing is a major problem, and the best way to avoid it is to always go directly to a website before entering your log in information, never clicking on a link in an email.