Thursday, January 27, 2011

Highlighted Activity - January 20 - 26, 2011

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 454 service events, resulting in 86 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Felony Vandalism - Suspect Arrested

January 20 at 12:35 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a subject that had thrown rocks at nine parked vehicles, breaking seven windows. The male suspect was wearing a white t-shirt with a red sweatshirt tied around his waist and he had fled the area. The suspect was located and detained by officers on Mountain under the freeway. He was positively identified and arrested for felony vandalism and misdemeanor warrants.

Felony Hit and Run Traffic Accident - Suspect Arrested

January 20 at 2:14 p.m., officers responded to the area of Foothill and Mayflower regarding two male subjects fighting as a result of a traffic collision. The collision involved a motorcycle and a car. A passenger on the motorcycle sustained injuries. The driver of the car fled, but was detained by an officer a short distance away. The driver was positively identified and was arrested.


January 21 at 6:05 p.m., police responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington that had just been robbed at gunpoint. The suspect was described as male, 30 years old, possible mustache or goatee, wearing a blue baseball cap, dark hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. The suspect was given the money from the register and had exited the business running west toward Mayflower. An extensive area search was conducted, but the suspect was not located. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery - Suspect Arrested

January 21 at 8:37 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 1600 block of South Mayflower located and conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was the listed suspect. She was arrested and taken into custody. The vehicle had been stolen from a car rental company.

Child Abuse - Suspect Arrested

January 21 at 5:36 p.m., an officer was dispatched for a welfare check at a residence attached to a business in the 2100 block of South Myrtle. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the father at the location. Two children were interviewed and stated their father chokes, kicks and pulls their ears. The 4 year old male child had visible injury to his neck. He told the investigating officer his father grabs his neck and chokes him. The Department of Child and Family Services assigned custody of the children to the mother with the requirement that they be kept away from the father until his hearing. In the early morning, the mother came to the police station with the children to bail out the father. The Department of Child and Family Services was notified and responded. They felt the children could not be protected under the current circumstances and took temporary custody of the children.

Fight in Progress / Public Intoxication - Subjects Arrested

January 23 at 1:44 a.m., officers responded to a night club in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival, several patrons were gathered to the front of the business and to the rear parking lot. No fight was observed and no victims came forward; however, two male subjects were obviously intoxicated and were arrested and taken into custody.

Vandalism / Destruction of City Property

January 24 at 8:30 a.m., officers went to the 400 block of East Duarte regarding the vandalism and destruction of city property. The officer found the lock to the location had been cut off. The property was checked, but no suspects were found.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

January 24 at 9:15 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of East Duarte saw a male and female subject on his neighbor's property. He closed the gate to secure the couple inside the fenced in area. The male suspect became combative and forced the gate open. During the confrontation, the victim was struck on the head with a cordless drill. The suspects fled the location. A search of the area was conducted for the suspects, but they were not located. The victim did not require medical attention. The investigation is continuing.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Blogs from our street

Lee Riopelle has a blog for her business, Riopelle & Associates. Their blog link HERE. In short her business helps with loan modifications for those who for whatever reasons has a mortgage in need of some help.

I'm in the process of starting up a new blog. I'll be tapping some of you for help with posts, interviews with you and your wheels. Its called "So Cal Auto Blog" and it will eventually cover pretty much everything involving 4 wheels and a motor that moves it under its own power. Blog link HERE.

If anyone else on the street has a blog let me know. I'll give you a little publicity and a link in the margins too. Drop me a note at and we'll get it set up.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Highlighted Activity - January 13 - January 19, 2011

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 453 service events, resulting in 109 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Domestic Violence

January 13 at 12:28 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of West Olive reported her neighbors were fighting and that the male subject had a knife. Officers arrived and summoned paramedics, as both the male and female had injuries. They were taken to separate hospitals; their injuries were not life threatening. An Emergency Protection Order was obtained on the female's behalf. Due to their injuries, neither party was arrested. The investigation will be completed and forwarded to the District Attorney's office.

Ex-Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm / Ex-Felon in Possession of Ammunition - Suspect Arrested

January 13 at 9:41 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Magnolia and Central when she observed a Lexus with tinted windows that rolled through a stop sign. She attempted a traffic stop. The driver did not yield immediately, but eventually stopped at Alta Vista and Montana. Upon approaching, the officer observed a rifle in the vehicle and ordered the driver to put his hands on the steering wheel. She requested additional officers. Assisting officers arrived and were able to safely remove the driver and detain him. The weapon had one round of unexpended ammunition in the chamber and a magazine with three additional rounds was found next to the driver seat. The driver is a convicted felon. He was arrested and booked for several felony charges.

Injury Traffic Collision

On January 17 at 5:08 p.m., a 13 year old bicyclist was hit in the crosswalk at Mountain and Wildrose. The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and paramedics were requested. The 13 year old said he was a little sore, but did not want to be taken to a hospital by ambulance. His parents said they would take him later if there was a need. A traffic accident investigation was conducted.

Possession of Burglary Tools - Suspect Arrested

January 18 at 3:29 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Pomona and California and observed a suspicious subject who is known for burglary and is on parole. The officer contacted and searched the individual and found he was in possession of lock picks and slugs in the size and shape of a U.S. dollar coin. The suspect was arrested.

Commercial Burglary

January 19 at 3:07 a.m., an employee of a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth reported a burglary committed by a male suspect seen on video entering the rear of the hotel through an unlocked door. The suspect approached the front counter while the clerk was away, forced open the cash register, and removed an unknown amount of cash. Once a copy of the video is available, it will be provided to police. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Hot Prowl Burglary

January 19 at 4:43 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of East Duarte was preparing to go to work when she discovered her purse was missing. Upon further investigation, she discovered her kitchen window screen had been removed. Apparently, someone opened the unlocked kitchen window, removed the victim's keys from the kitchen counter, and unlocked the door. Once inside, the suspect took the victim's purse. The investigation is continuing.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Highlighted Activity - January 6 - January 12, 2011

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 512 service events, resulting in 117 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Grand Theft from Vehicle

January 6 at 6:51 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Wildrose regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that his truck was broken into sometime during the night. The victim had parked his truck in his driveway, but did not lock it. He returned to it in the morning and discovered the loss. Investigation continuing.

Outside Assist - Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT) - 5 Suspects Arrested

January 6 at 1:02 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West Duarte to assist LA IMPACT personnel on a residence check. As they arrived at the residence, a vehicle was exiting the garage. The vehicle was stopped. A large amount of marijuana was located in the vehicle. Five suspects were detained and arrested; one subject ran and was not located.

Vehicle Tampering - Suspects Arrested

January 6 at 7:31 p.m., a witness reported two male juveniles seen checking car doors on several vehicles on Foothill near Shamrock. Officers responded and the two were stopped and subsequently arrested for vehicle tampering. The investigation determined no burglaries or thefts had occurred, probably because all the doors were locked. The two juveniles were later released to their parents with citations.

Attempt Burglary

January 6 at 11:34 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. An employee of a business reported that a male subject had just broken the front, glass door to an adjacent business. When the suspect saw the employee, he left walking west on Huntington. An officer responded and found the suspect at California and Huntington in a parking lot. When the suspect saw the police car, he fled through the parking lot. Containment was set up with the assistance of Arcadia police officers and the El Monte Police Department helicopter; however, the suspect was not located.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / False Imprisonment - Suspect Arrested

January 7 at 6:59 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Olive regarding a fight in progress. When they arrived, a female subject exited the house and ran to the officers. Her hands had been tied behind her back with a belt and she was screaming for help. Her mother was with her and the mother's finger had been cut. The two subjects were at the location visiting an aunt, who lives in the garage, which has been modified into a dwelling space. An argument had begun with residents in the backhouse as to whether or not they had a right to be there. The male resident from the backhouse grabbed the daughter by the hair and pulled her into his house, where he tied her up, then wielded a knife and slashed at the mother who was trying to protect her daughter. The officers arrested the suspect. An I.C.E. hold was placed on the subject, as he was found to be illegally in the United States.

Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested

January 7 at 11:41 p.m., officers responded to the report of a traffic collision at Alamitas, just north of Diamond. A driver struck a fire hydrant with his vehicle. There was no damage to the hydrant; however, there was extensive damage to the vehicle. The driver lost his front bumper as he fled the scene. He drove around the corner to his home on Montana, followed by a witness. As he parked in his driveway, officers arrived and saw him enter his home. He was located hiding in a small cabinet next to the backdoor. He was positively identified by the witness and was determined by officers to have been driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Battery - Suspect Arrested

January 8 at 11:02 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Walnut. They arrived and determined a husband and wife had been arguing about an incident that occurred over a year ago, but the husband's mother had just found out about. The husband slapped the wife once in the face. He was arrested for misdemeanor spousal battery and later released on citation.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Conspiracy to Commit a Crime / Participation in Criminal Street Gang / Violation of Gang Injunction - Suspects Arrested

January 8 at 8:02 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Montana regarding several victims being attacked by gang members. The victims alleged they were standing in the carport area of the location when a black SUV approached and four gang members exited the vehicle. One of the gang members was armed with a machete and another was holding a handgun. The gang members chased the victims for a short distance, but returned to the SUV without further incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Approximately 30 minutes later, an officer located the SUV at Peck and Longden. One of the suspects fled on foot through residential yards. The Foothill Air Support helicopter arrived and directed officers to the suspect, and he was taken into custody. The suspect is a juvenile gang member who had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest. During the foot pursuit, a high-risk stop was conducted on the SUV. Three additional suspects were detained. The victims positively identify the suspects and their vehicle. The weapons were not recovered.

Parole Violation / Possession of Methamphetamine Pipe / Possession of Marijuana - Suspect Arrested

January 9 at 2.55 a.m., an officer stopped a suspicious person parked behind a business at Pomona and Myrtle. Upon contacting the subject, a subsequent investigation revealed he was on parole for arson. The officer found a glass methamphetamine pipe, marijuana, a folding knife, and a laptop computer that is believed to be stolen. The subject was arrested and a parole hold was obtained.

Vehicle Burglary

January 11 at 5:52 a.m., two male suspects wearing dark clothing and black beanies were seen smashing the window on a vehicle. The suspects were seen removing a GPS from the vehicle. They fled and were last seen getting into an older Honda with a roof rack. The incident is under investigation.


January 12 at 11:06 p.m., a robbery was reported at a business in the 500 block of West Huntington in the parking lot. A female employee had just ended her shift and was walking to her car. An older, grey, 4-door Honda Civic with tinted windows approached her. The vehicle was occupied by two male subjects, possibly gang members. The passenger exited the vehicle and approached the victim with a knife in one hand and a small black club in the other. When he demanded the victim's money, she told him she did not have any. He then demanded her cell phone, which she gave to the suspect. The suspects fled southbound on Mayflower. Investigation continuing.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Highlighted Activity - December 30, 2010 - January 5, 2011

After a lull due to the Holidays the weekly report is back on track...

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 480 service events, resulting in 100 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:

Medical Assist

December 30 at 8:04 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of East Los Angeles regarding an employee who had fallen off the roof. Officers requested paramedics while en route to the location. On arrival, the subject was stable and breathing. Apparently, the 70 year old maintenance worker was climbing a ladder up to the roof, lost his footing and fell to the ground.

Death Report

December 30 at 11:04 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of South Madison reported that her neighbor's front door was open, the dogs were barking, and no one would answer the door. Officers responded and found an elderly female subject on the floor and unresponsive. The Coroner's Office was contacted since the deceased did not have any known family.

Vehicle Burglary

December 30 at 1:24 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of North Canyon regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim told the officer she went out to her vehicle and saw the driver's side door window broken out and her GPS was missing. No suspects were seen or heard. Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft

December 30 at 4:16 p.m., an officer went to a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. The reporting party told the officer two male subjects, one with a goatee, gray polo, and black jacket, and the other wearing a beanie went into the store. One subject distracted the employee, while the other looked at some items in a case. The two subjects met by the case and made their way out the front door. They got into a black Audi with no plates and left eastbound. The loss was two iPods and an iPad. Investigation continuing.

Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint

On December 30, the Monrovia Police Department held a Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint in the 300 block of West Huntington. During the event, there was one subject arrested for driving under the influence, two citations issued for unlicensed drivers, two cited for expired licenses, and one cited for no license in possession. One driver was cited for possession of marijuana.

Grand Theft Auto - Suspect Arrested

December 31 at 11:36 p.m., an officer was driving west on Cypress when he noticed a suspicious lone male subject in a vehicle. The officer requested a computer check on the license plate of a black Honda, which returned stolen out of West Covina. During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect had methamphetamine in the vehicle and he had been trying to sell it to a nearby resident. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

January 1 at 2:57 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Huntington and Mayflower noticed a speeding vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. During the investigation, it was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The subject was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence / Evading - Suspect Arrested

January 1 at 8:47 p.m., an officer was flagged down by an employee of a business in the 400 block of West Foothill. The employee pointed out a vehicle that was backing out of a parking stall. The officer ordered the driver to stop his vehicle, but the driver sped out of the parking lot. The officer believed a crime may have just occurred and went after the vehicle. The driver turned off the vehicle headlights and sped up to approximately 70 miles per hour on a residential street. The driver failed to stop for a stop sign and then collided into three parked vehicles. The driver was ordered out of the vehicle, and during the investigation, the driver stated that he fled because he had been drinking. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was also charged with evading. No injuries were reported.

Trespassing / Mental Evaluation / Restraining Order Issued

January 3 at 10:18 a.m., a 16 year old male subject was waiting outside of a teenage girl's house. The girl had broken up with the boy, but he would not leave her front porch. The boy had been ordered off the property by officers earlier that day. He was arrested for trespassing and brought to the Monrovia Police Department, where he was released on a citation to his mother. At 12:35 p.m., the boy had returned to the girl's house again and refused to leave without seeing the girl. The boy made statements to officers that he was depressed. He was taken into custody and taken to a hospital for mental evaluation. The girl's mother obtained a restraining order against the boy.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered - 4 Suspects Arrested

January 3 at 10:25 a.m., an observant neighbor in the 800 block of West Olive watched several young people remove a license plate from a vehicle and replace it with paper plates. The subjects drove off in the vehicle, but returned shortly. The witness called police, who responded. The witness was able to identify all the suspects, including a suspect who walked away prior to officers arriving. The vehicle had been stolen out of Azusa and the owner was unaware it had been taken. All four suspects were arrested.


January 5 at 1:08 a.m., officers drove by the high school and noticed the sign in front of the school was spray painted with letters written in black spray paint. Officers took a report and notified the school. The report will be forwarded to the Special Enforcement Team for further investigation.