During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 608 service events, resulting in 126 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Burglary / Stolen Vehicle Recovered - One Suspect Arrested
May 21 at 9:13 a.m., a subject came to the Monrovia Police Department lobby to report a gate chain was cut on the south gate to a business warehouse building in the 400 block of East Duarte Road. Officers responded, went into the building complex and found a suspect inside one of the buildings. He was arrested. His personal truck was located inside one of the warehouse buildings, and during the search, a stolen vehicle was also found in the same building. The Foothill Air Support helicopter was requested, and officers from Arcadia and Irwindale Police Departments responded to help contain the area. An extensive search was conducted for outstanding suspects. Officers heard a subject running, and the helicopter observer saw a subject run under a canopy. This subject was not found. The suspect in custody is on parole and being held for burglary charges. Investigation continuing.
May 23 at 8:46 a.m., a subject came into the police station to report someone had broken into his vehicle. The victim said he had parked and secured his vehicle in his carport in the 500 block of West Duarte. In the morning, he went to his vehicle and found a leather portfolio missing from the seat. He checked the interior and also discovered the vehicle's registration and insurance card missing. There were no signs of forced entry. Investigation continuing.
Burglary / Petty Theft with a Prior - Suspect Arrested
May 23 at 11:04 a.m., a business in the 300 block of West Huntington called to report two male subjects exiting the door; one of them had stolen a bottle of alcohol. The employee followed the subjects to a complex in the 200 block of East Cypress where he saw the subject with the bottle of alcohol take it out of his pants and put it down. The subjects continued walking eastbound and were detained by officers in the 200 block E Cypress. The subject with the beer was positively identified. He did not have any money or any other means to pay for the alcohol. He was arrested for burglary. A computer check indicated he had a prior conviction for petty theft.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery
May 23 at 3:17 p.m., an officer went to the 700 block of West Foothill regarding a vehicle parked in a stall that was not assigned to it. The officer arrived and ran a computer check on the plate which revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen. The vehicle was recovered.
Grand Theft Auto / Vehicle Pursuit
On May 23 at 10:30 p.m., an officer on patrol located an unoccupied stolen vehicle parked in the area of Bob and Peck. The officer obtained an unmarked car and monitored the vehicle, while assisting officers remained in marked police units out of view. At approximately 11:45 p.m., a male suspect entered the vehicle and drove away. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Peck and Clark, but the suspect did not yield. The officer initiated a pursuit of the vehicle, which terminated near the intersection of Meeker and Magnolia in El Monte, where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled through residential yards. El Monte officers assisted by setting up a containment of the area. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Foothill Air Support helicopters conducted searches. El Monte and Irwindale Police Department canine units conducted yard searches, but the suspect was not apprehended. The vehicle was recovered. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
May 25 at 6:15 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Parker regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that he had parked his truck in the evening about 9:00 p.m. When he returned to it in the morning, his truck was gone. The truck is a white, 1998 Nissan with a black hood, wide tires, tinted windows, and has moderate damage to the front passenger side quarter panel. All keys are accounted for and no glass was found on ground where it was parked. Investigation continuing.
May 25 at 8:12 a.m., an officer responded to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington regarding a grand theft. The victim reported that someone took her laptop and the laptop bag containing her cell phone and keys from a restaurant in the hotel. She did not see the theft occur and has no idea who may have stolen her property. Investigation continuing.
May 25 at 12:32 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 1200 block of Alta Vista regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that her green, Nissan Altima was broken into during the night. The vehicle was parked in its assigned carport stall to the rear of the complex. Investigation continuing.
May 26 at 3:11 p.m., an officer was flagged down regarding juveniles lighting fireworks on the roof of a residence in the 300 block of Jasmine. The officer responded and watched the house from across the street. She saw two juveniles walking on the roof and seconds later saw them light skyrockets. She detained both juveniles and they were cited for the violation. The fireworks were confiscated and turned over to the Monrovia Fire Department.
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Contact Phone Numbers
For Emergency Dial .................................................................................. 911
Police Department Business Line ........................................ (626) 256-8000
Community Policing Sergeant ........... (626) 256-8020
Watch Commander ............................. (626) 256-8030
Cell Watch ................................ (626) 357-CELL (2355)
Graffiti Removal ..... (626) 836-3654
Shopping Cart Removal....(800) 252-4613
Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.. (800) 222-TIPS (8477)