Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 526 service events, resulting in 90 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Grand Theft - Suspect Arrested July 22 at 2:03 p.m., a police officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding the theft of a laptop computer from a subject who had fallen asleep at a desk in the library. An employee from the library remembered seeing a subject quickly walk out of the library holding a black laptop computer. The employee recognized the subject as a local transient who frequents the library. While interviewing the employee, the employee recognized a subject who is frequently with the suspect. The officer spoke with this subject, who he knew from previous contacts is the father-in-law of the suspect. A photo line-up with the suspect's picture was shown to the employee, who positively identified the suspect. The suspect is a known drug user and local transient.
Approximately half an hour later, an officer located the suspect in the area of Primrose, south of Foothill. The officer detained the suspect and arrested him for grand theft. The suspect admitted to the crime and agreed to show the officer the residence where he left the stolen laptop. Officers transported the suspect to the location in the area of Magnolia and Lemon, where they recovered the stolen laptop computer. The stolen computer was returned to the victim.
Gang Injunction Violation - Suspect Arrested July 22 at 7:08 p.m., Special Enforcement Team Officers were in the 2000 block of South Myrtle and recognized two male gang members walking on the street, which they had previously served with the gang injunction. They stopped the subjects and arrested them for violating the gang injunction.
Disturbance / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested July 22 at 7:37 p.m., an officer responded to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, he stopped a subject and questioned him regarding the call for service. The subject admitted he had been in an argument prior to the officer arriving and said he was in possession of a knife. The knife was retrieved and in the blade area, the officer located a small plastic baggie containing methamphetamine. The subject was arrested.
Mental Evaluation July 24 at 8:36 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Genoa regarding a mentally disturbed subject. The subject in question has a history of mental illness; he said he was hearing voices and hurt his hand breaking a mirror. The officer determined the subject was a danger to himself and placed a 72-hour mental observation hold on the subject. The subject was transported to a hospital.
Family Disturbance / Vandalism July 24 at 2:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of California regarding a family disturbance between two siblings, a 19 year old brother and his 22 year old sister. The investigation revealed that only an argument had occurred and both parties were advised. The officers then left the location.
After the officers left the location, the brother vandalized his sister's vehicle, stereo system, and a bookshelf. The suspect fled the scene after vandalizing the property. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were not able to locate him. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested July 24 at 8:12 p.m., an off-duty San Gabriel police officer was at a business in the 800 block of East Huntington when he was approached by a female subject. She claimed her girlfriend beat her up and stole her cell phone. She asked the off-duty officer if he would call the police. The officer called police for the victim. Moments later, the girlfriend arrived and began to physically assault the victim. The officer immediately called Monrovia Police Department, identified himself to the suspect, and physically restrained the suspect in order to prevent the victim from being injured. Monrovia police officers arrived and arrested the suspect.
Residential Burglary July 24 at 9:31 p.m., an officer investigated a residential burglary in the 500 block of Royal Oaks. The suspects smashed a window to gain entry to the residence. Investigation continuing.
Vehicle Burglary - Suspect Arrested July 26 at 7:18 a.m., officers were conducting a follow-up investigation regarding a vehicle burglary report. They went to the location in the 200 block of West Olive to further their investigation and subsequently arrested a suspect. Several items stolen from the burglary were observed by the officers in plain view. Upon further investigation, it was determined the victim's sister was a suspect. She eventually admitted to the burglary and an additional burglary that had not been reported yet.
Family Disturbance / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer July 28 at 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a family disturbance. The male subject involved did not live at the location in the 200 block of West Montana. When the officer tried to escort the suspect away, the suspect became combative, but was eventually restrained. Both officers suffered abrasions to their knees and elbows in the altercation. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 621 service events, resulting in 123 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Mental Evaluation July 15 at 11:03 p.m., police received a call from a female subject reporting a possible suicide attempt. Her boyfriend stated he was going to a local park to jump off a cliff because he was feeling depressed. Officers arrived in the 500 block of East Olive and detained the male subject, who became combative. The subject was transported to a hospital and held for a 72 hour mental evaluation.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested July 16 at 4:35 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling over the speed limit on Foothill. He stopped the vehicle on Canyon and determined the driver was under the influence. A small amount of marijuana was discovered in the vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Suspicious Subjects / Out-of-State Warrant - Suspect Arrested July 16 at 4:37 a.m., a police agent noticed two subjects riding bicycles in the 100 block of North Canyon in the early hours that appeared suspicious. The subjects were stopped and determined to be on parole. One of the subjects had an out-of-state warrant and was arrested. The second subject was interviewed and released.
Vandalism - Suspect Arrested July 16 at 5:30 a.m., police received a call reporting three male juveniles in the 1600 block of South Mayflower smashing mailboxes. Officers responded and determined six mailboxes had been vandalized. The officers conducted an area check for the suspects, but were unable to locate the juveniles. Investigation continuing.
Petty Theft / Gang Injunction Service - Suspect Arrested July 16 at 7:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Huntington regarding a shoplifting suspect who fled in a vehicle west on Huntington. Officers observed the vehicle and stopped the driver. The reporting party positively identified the suspect. Further investigation revealed the suspect is a gang member and needed service per the Gang Injunction. The suspect was served at the police station after being arrested.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested July 17 at 12:10 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling south on Alta Vista that failed to stop for the stop sign at Foothill. The driver was stopped and determined to be under the influence. The driver was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested July 17 at 3:23 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle in the intersection of Fifth and Foothill blocking traffic. Upon further investigation, it was determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested July 17 at 3:36 a.m., an officer was traveling south on Myrtle at Foothill and noticed a vehicle traveling north which almost collided into his patrol vehicle. The driver was stopped and determined to be under the influence. The driver was arrested.
Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested July 18 at 8:18 a.m., a female subject in custody for public intoxication was released in the morning before 8:00 a.m. She walked home to her residence in the 100 block of North Heliotrope and got into an argument with her husband. She struck him on the left side of his head with her fist and kicked him in the groin. The husband sustained a minor visible injury. The female was not home when a detective arrived; however, a short time later, she returned. The female was arrested and a temporary restraining order was obtained for the husband.
Grand Theft Auto July 18 at 11:19 a.m., an officer went to a residence in the 500 block of West Duarte Road regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim stated the vehicle was stolen sometime in the morning. It is a blue, 1987 Honda Accord. Investigation continuing.
Death Report July 18 at 12:04 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Mayflower on the report of a death. A 58 year old male subject, who had been released from prison a week prior, was staying in a motor home at his family's residence until he could find a place to live. He was found deceased in the motor home by family members. It appears to be of natural causes.
Vandalism July 18 at 4:02 p.m., an officer went to Sherman and East Los Angeles regarding a report of four adult male subjects in a tan Cherokee with license plate number 3TLZ619 tagging in the area. A passenger, an adult male subject wearing a blue t-shirt and tan shorts was the tagger. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived. An area search was conducted, but the subjects were not located. The tagging is gang related. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested July 18 at 7:51 p.m., an officer contacted a female victim in the police department lobby regarding a domestic violence report. The victim had bruising and an abrasion on her forearms. The suspect was arrested at his home.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested July 19 at 5:03 a.m., an officer stopped a driver for making an illegal u-turn and failing to stop for a red signal. A field evaluation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested.
Vehicle Burglary July 19 at 6:57 a.m., an officer went to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. A guest's vehicle had been broken into and a GPS, briefcase, and keys to an RV were taken from the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
Vandalism July 19 at 7:50 a.m., an officer was heading eastbound on Central from California and saw gang graffiti on a retainer wall on the south side of the street. The writing was spray painted in large letters over approximately 85 feet. Investigation continuing.
Residential Burglary July 19 at 9:22 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Valley View, which is being renovated. The contractor arrived and noted the front door knob was smashed and pulled away from the door. He entered the residence and realized some of his tools were missing. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto July 19 at 11:19 a.m., an officer went to a business in the 1800 block of South Peck regarding a stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a 1993, navy blue Saturn. The crime appears to have been captured on surveillance video. It shows a male subject about 30 years old, approximately six foot tall, stocky build, wearing a light colored baseball hat and dark shorts. A possible vehicle seen is a 1998 Dodge Van with tinted windows. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft July 20 at 6:48 a.m., an officer went to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte Road regarding a grand theft. When he arrived, the victim reported someone had keyed his truck on both doors and stole pool cleaning equipment and supplies from his truck. The truck was parked in its assigned space in an open carport. Investigation continuing.
Burglary July 20 at 2:31 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington reported a male and female shoplifter heading toward the exit door. An officer arrived and found loss prevention had detained the suspects. The male was very cooperative. He stated the female subject had stolen some perfume and later returned to the store to exchange it for cash. The female denied any wrongdoing and kept changing her statements. Both subjects were arrested for burglary.
Vehicle Burglary July 20 at 8:42 p.m., police responded to a smash-and-grab vehicle burglary which occurred in a lot in the 100 block of South Myrtle. A GPS and a cell phone that were left in the vehicle were stolen.
Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested July 20 at 10:09 p.m., a vehicle traveling north on Mountain failed to stop for the red light at Royal Oaks and collided into another vehicle. The uninjured victim pulled over, but the suspect vehicle drove away. Witnesses followed the suspect and called police. The suspect drove to Mountain and Valley View, paused momentarily, then drove south on Mountain and was subsequently stopped at Olive. He was found to be driving under the influence and was arrested.
Residential Burglary July 20 at 10:20 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Fifth. A female subject who lives at the residence reported her residence had been burglarized sometime during the day. The suspect broke the glass on a rear door to gain entry. A television was stolen. Investigation continuing.
Theft - Suspects Arrested July 21 at 2:29 a.m., a witness reported seeing a male subject stealing items from a church in the 600 block of West Foothill. The church had numerous items that were for sale secured within a fenced area. The 15 year old suspect jumped the fence to steal the items. Officers arrived, and detained the suspect, who admitted to stealing the items. He was arrested without incident.
Officers also found the suspect's mother, who had driven her son to the location to steal. She had prior convictions for theft and was arrested for petty theft with a prior, and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Another woman was found hiding behind a trash can. She was initially arrested for prowling, but during the investigation, it was learned that she helped the suspects by concealing the stolen items in her garage. She was additionally charged with receiving stolen property. And an adult male was also detained at the scene. Officers could not establish any connection he may have had with the thefts, but he had a warrant outstanding for his arrest and was taken into custody.
Fellow Poinsettians...look at this closely we are seeing an upswing in Home and Auto Burglary, some are getting pretty bold. If you see someone on the street that doesn't belong here in places you wouldn't expect them to be call MPD and alert them to the unusual activity and let them investigate. The last call not too long ago we learned that dumpster diving for our recyclables is a crime who knows what we'll learn or prevent on the next call. Neighborhood Watch works best when we observe and report.
Friday, July 16, 2010
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 614 service events, resulting in 118 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Vehicle Burglary July 9 at 9:58 a.m., an officer responded to the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his commercial plumbing vehicle in the 500 block of West Foothill at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the evening. He returned to his truck at 10:00 a.m. the next morning and discovered the lock drilled out and the contents of the truck had been stolen. There was some evidence found at the scene, however, no witnesses were located. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery July 9 at 1:54 p.m., the California Highway Patrol located a vehicle reported stolen out of Monrovia. The vehicle was found abandoned on the 605 Freeway, south of Live Oak. The car had a flat tire and was not drivable. The car was towed off the freeway to be dusted for possible fingerprints. No other evidence was found. The victims took possession of the vehicle later in the day. Investigation continuing.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested July 10 at 12:18 a.m., an officer was dispatched regarding a possible intoxicated driver in the 400 block of West Foothill. The caller gave a vehicle description and license plate number. The officer located the vehicle driving south on Magnolia. The driver then turned west on Colorado and drove partially into the eastbound lane. The driver was stopped and determined to be driving while under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Drug Activity - Suspect Arrested July 10 at 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of West Colorado regarding a disturbance. When officers arrived, they noticed a subject trying to leave the area on a bicycle. As the officers approached, the subject dropped a plastic baggie. The officers recovered the baggie and found it contained nine ecstasy pills. A further search of the suspect revealed a small plastic container which contained 44 acid tabs. The suspect was arrested and brought to the station.
Residential Burglary July 10 at 1:44 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Encinitas regarding a burglary investigation. The officer located a witness that could possibly identify the suspect. The witness said the suspect approached the residence carrying an empty athletic bag. The witness lost sight of the suspect for a short time, and when he saw him again, the athletic bag was full. The suspect was described as a 20 year old male subject wearing a dirty, white tank top and blue jeans, with a dark pompadour hairstyle. Investigation continuing.
Missing Person Located July 11 at 9:30 p.m., a subject called and reported his 87 year old mother was missing. At the time of the officer's report, the evidence showed she had made a purchase at a business in Monrovia at 1:20 p.m. The woman had been missing for approximately eight hours. She has no major illnesses or problems and is fairly independent. The son stated that she owns a vehicle and drives herself around, but does not drive at night. He also said it was possible that she stayed at a friend's house because it was late. One of her sons stated she has done this once before. The sons called all her relatives and known friends in the San Gabriel Valley, but she was not found.
The missing person and her vehicle were entered into the missing person data system. The dispatcher completed a missing person teletype and also individually called local agencies to see if they had any contact with the missing person. She was also put into the local hospital information networking system in case she showed up at a hospital in the area. Officers searched the entire city, checking all parking lots and the streets near her home.
On July 13 at 12:13 a.m., the woman returned home. She claimed she was driving around Los Angeles and downtown, but could not remember much. She appeared in good health, however, may be developing some form of dementia.
Residential Burglary July 12 at 7:13 a.m., an officer went to the 300 block of Wildrose regarding a residential burglary. The residence has a detached garage that is adjacent to an alley. The suspect entered through a side pedestrian door and stole a GPS, the victim's notary stamp and her notary journal. Investigation continuing.
Vehicle Burglary July 12 at 1:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 1200 block of North Canyon on the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and secured her vehicle in a parking area just south of the pay booth and went on a hike in the park. When she returned to her vehicle, she saw the right rear passenger window had been shattered. She checked her vehicle and noted her leather purse, which was on the floorboard behind the driver's seat, was missing. Investigation continuing.
Vehicle Burglary July 12 at 2:53 p.m., an officer went to the 100 block of West Cypress regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim's vehicle was parked in an enclosed carport area. The suspect punched a round hole in the left rear window, just big enough for his arm to fit through, and unlocked the door. The car stereo was taken. Investigation continuing.
Medical Assist July 12 at 3:01 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a medical assist call at an apartment in the 200 block of West Walnut. A 35 year old male subject was down. When the officer arrived, he found the male subject lying on the floor unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse. The officer began CPR, which he performed until Monrovia Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over. The subject was taken to a hospital, where he was stabilized.
Vehicle Burglary July 12 at 4:23 p.m., an officer went to a parking lot in the 1600 block of South Myrtle regarding a vehicle break-in. The subject had parked and locked his vehicle in the morning and left it in the lot. He returned in the afternoon, shortly after 4:00 p.m., and found the front passenger window had been smashed and the stereo removed. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested July 13 at 7:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Monterey regarding a 911 hang up call. The female subject at the residence stated she and her husband were arguing and he struck her in the face, causing her nose to bleed. The husband then left for work. The female refused paramedics and refused an Emergency Protective Order. The officer went to the husband's place of work to follow up and arrested him for domestic violence.
Vehicle Burglary July 13 at 11:20 a.m., an officer went to the 400 block of Linwood regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street at 5:00 p.m. the day before, and when she returned to it the next day, she saw the front passenger door ajar. She checked the interior and found the glove box open and ransacked. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto July 14 at 9:21 a.m., an officer went to a car dealership in the 700 block of East Central regarding a stolen vehicle. A silver, 2010, Chevy truck was stolen sometime between 9:00 p.m. on July 13 and 6:00 a.m. on July 14. All keys are accounted for and there was no evidence of forced entry. Investigation continuing.
Public Assist July 14 at 4:49 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of North Canyon regarding a female reporting she had locked herself out of the house and her six month old child was inside. The officer was eventually able to unlock the door through a doggie door. The child was fine.
***Just a quick note. It appears that residential and auto burglaries are on the up swing. Lock up what stuff you want to keep. Share the info with the new neighbors and steer them here so they are aware of the goings on in town. Better forewarned than to become relaxed and drop your guard becoming the next victim of a burglary.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 617 service events, resulting in 111 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 12:22 a.m., an officer in the area of Myrtle and Duarte observed a vehicle make a left turn onto Myrtle from Duarte and travel on the wrong side of the road. He stopped the driver and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 1:57 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle with a white light omitting to the rear of his vehicle. He conducted a traffic stop and during the investigation, found the driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of marijuana and alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto
July 4 at 10:22 p.m., an officer went to the 1200 block of South Alta Vista regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim's vehicle, a white, 1998 Acura Integra had been stolen from the location sometime during the day. Investigation continuing.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested
July 5 at 2:11 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Violet on the report of disturbing subjects possibly intoxicated in the street. Upon the officer's arrival, a vehicle was seen leaving the location and was stopped by the officer at Foothill and 2nd Avenue in Arcadia. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
July 5 at 8:47 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of Heather Heights regarding a vehicle break-in. The victim reported someone broke into her vehicle during the night. The officer determined the vehicle had been left unlocked. The vehicle was ransacked, but nothing seemed to have been taken. Investigation continuing.
Residential Burglary/Vehicle Tampering
July 5 at 9:26 a.m., an officer was flagged down in the 300 block of Heather Heights regarding two vehicles broken into during the night. The vehicles were parked in the driveway with the doors left unlocked and the garage door was left open. A flashlight was stolen from one vehicle's glove box, but nothing was taken from the other. An older home stereo was taken from the garage. Investigation continuing.
July 5 at 11:06 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Mountain regarding a vehicle parked on the street and left unlocked. $40.00 in coins and an AC charger adapter was taken from the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
July 5 at 1:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the rear of a business in the 600 block of West Huntington regarding a stolen vehicle. A pewter, 2004 GMC Denali was stolen from the parking lot. The officer was able to obtain video footage from surveillance cameras of a suspect vehicle and three suspects. Investigation continuing.
July 5 at 1:11 p.m., an officer went to the rear of a business in the 600 block of West Huntington regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim's vehicle was parked one stall away from the vehicle listed in the above grand theft auto. The vehicle burglarized was a newer, pewter GMC Denali. The suspects ripped the console to remove the navigation/radio system and a television. Investigation continuing.
July 5 at 2:09 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of South Mayflower on the report of vehicle vandalism. The rear window of a mini-van had been shattered. The victim reported that no entry was made into the vehicle and nothing was stolen. It is unknown how or what was used to shatter the window.
July 6 at 7:03 a.m., an officer contacted the victim of vandalism in the police lobby. His work panel truck was tagged with black spray paint during the night. The truck was parked on the street in front of his residence. This incident is not believed to be gang related.
July 6 at 9:00 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Melrose regarding a burglary in progress. The initial broadcast said two young males were the suspects and had left via the rear door. No pedestrians matched the description given and no vehicles were seen or heard. The victims were in bed when they heard noises outside. They later heard other noises coming from inside the house. The man walked out to the hallway and saw two 18-20 year old male subjects rummaging through a drawer in a bedroom. The suspects ran out of the house, but the victim did not follow them. Investigation continuing.
July 7 at 4:09 p.m., an officer responded to the 1200 block of North Canyon regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked her vehicle in the lower parking lot of Canyon Park. She returned to her vehicle approximately 5 hours later and did not notice anything out of place. When she looked in her center console, she realized her license, credit cards, GPS and other items were missing. There were no signs of forced entry.
Possible Attempted Residential Burglary
July 7 at 8:35 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of May returned home after being away from here residence for a week and found a screen removed from a window. There was no evidence indicating the suspect actually entered the home, and nothing was missing.
Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 10:57 p.m., a vehicle driving southbound on Myrtle at the 210 Freeway struck some construction equipment. The vehicle was reportedly continuing south on Myrtle. Officers located the vehicle by following a trail of leaking fluid from the vehicle to a car wash at Myrtle and Duarte, where they found the car and driver. Witnesses identified the suspect. She was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 605 service events, resulting in 116 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Fight in Progress - Suspect Arrested June 25 at 12:57 p.m., a fight in progress was reported in the area of Royal Oaks and California. Officers responded, but the participants had fled the area. Officers made a broader search and located a male and female subject walking at Canyon and Maple. One of the officers recognized the male subject as a known gang member. The two subjects were detained and it was determined the male had been involved in a fight with another male subject. He claimed he did not know the name or whereabouts of the other male subject. Officers were not able to locate the second subject. The subject detained was identified and served with the Gang Injunction order.
Bear Incidents June 26 at approximately 1:50 p.m., police received two reports of bears in the area. A mother bear and two cubs entered a garage, probably looking for food, in the 00 block of Hidden Valley, and another bear was scene in the 300 block of Highland. In both incidents, the bears were convinced to move back into the hills.
Evading / Resisting Arrest - Suspect Arrested June 27 at 10:32 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of California and Huntington saw a red Mustang speeding west on Huntington. The Mustang went through the red light at California and continued west at a high rate of speed. The officer went in pursuit of the vehicle with lights and siren. The vehicle went through two stops to Central, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle continued rolling and struck two other vehicles, causing minor damage.
The suspect continued to run through yards, jumping fences and attempting to hide and evade arrest. He eventually jumped a freeway fence and ran onto the 210 Freeway, where he attempted to flag down motorists. When no one stopped, he began running west along the shoulder and then crossed the freeway northbound. He continued west to the on-ramp at Myrtle and Central, where a detective was waiting behind a wall. When the suspect was within ten feet, the detective came out, identified himself and ordered the suspect to the ground. The detective subdued the suspect and he was taken into custody without further incident.
Grand Theft Auto June 28 at 9:01 a.m., police received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 100 block of North Ivy. The vehicle had been parked and left unlocked on the street in front of a residence and there was a spare key in the console. The suspect probably found the key and took the vehicle. The vehicle is a gray, 2010 Toyota Camry.
Vehicle Burglary June 28 at 9:20 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his vehicle in the parking lot of the business were he works and closed the windows, but is unsure if he locked the vehicle. He returned to his vehicle approximately two hours later and found the stereo had been taken and his checkbook was missing from the center console. Another radio was taken from the trunk. Investigation continuing.
Robbery / Battery on a Peace Officer - Suspect Arrested June 29 at 5:50 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 500 block of South Myrtle. The suspect entered a women's boutique, simulated a weapon, and robbed the store of money and a credit card receipt. The suspect was observed leaving the store by patrol officers and a foot pursuit ensued in the 100 block of West Lemon. The suspect was eventually taken into custody by officers in the 100 block of East Lime. The suspect was uninjured, but one of the officers suffered an injury to his hand. The suspect was positively identified by witnesses and charged with robbery and battery on a peace officer.
Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested June 29 at 5:45 p.m., a commercial burglary occurred in the 500 block of South Myrtle just prior to the above listed robbery. A painting was stolen from a business. The victim gave a description of the suspect, but it did not match the description of the robbery suspect's clothing in the robbery incident and a report was taken.
During the booking process of the robbery suspect, an officer noted the suspect had a car key in his possession. In the early morning hours, the officer located the suspect's vehicle parked in the 300 block of South Myrtle. In plain view in the back of the vehicle, he observed the painting stolen from the store on Myrtle. The painting was recovered and a search warrant will be obtained to check the vehicle for other clothing possibly worn in the burglary. The robbery suspect will also be charged with commercial burglary.
Petty Theft with a Prior / Possession of a Stolen Credit Card / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested June 30 at about 11:00 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a subject riding a bicycle fail to stop for a stop sign. As the officer attempted to catch up to the bicyclist, the bicyclist failed to stop for a second stop sign. The officer stopped the subject, who did not have any identification in his possession, and a consent search revealed the subject was in possession of a controlled substance and a stolen credit card. He was arrested and taken into custody.