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.