During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 578 service events, resulting in 101 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Grand Theft Auto
April 22 at 9:09 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a parking lot in the 1600 block of South Myrtle regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle in the lot at approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 21. He returned to his vehicle that same day at 6:00 p.m. and found it missing. No broken glass was found on the ground where it was parked. He waited a day to make the report as he did not know the license plate number of his vehicle.
Grand Theft Auto
April 22 at 12:11 a.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of a business in the 3300 block of South Peck regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim parked his vehicle in the parking lot at 11:30 a.m. and went into the business. He returned to his car at 12:00 p.m. and found it missing. There was no broken glass on the ground where it was parked. The vehicle is a red, 1989 Toyota Cresida with over-wide tires, spoke rims and tinted windows.
Petty Theft - Suspects Arrested
April 22 at 1:01 p.m., police responded to the report of a petty theft at a business in the 500 block of West Huntington. Loss prevention officers saw a male subject grab and conceal cologne and perfume on his person. The suspect walked outside where he met with a female subject. Loss prevention officers followed at a distance and provided the direction of travel to police. Officers located and detained the suspect. The female did not take part in the theft, but was arrested for two outstanding no-bail felony warrants. The male suspect, who was found to be on parole, was identified by loss prevention and arrested for theft.
April 22 at 10:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Naples regarding a male subject having a heart attack. Upon arrival, officers found the subject unconscious. The officers examined the subject and discovered he was not breathing and had no pulse. The officers administered the defibrillator and revived the subject. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. At last check, the subject was recovering in the hospital.
April 23 at 10:48 a.m., an officer was sent to an apartment complex in the 400 block of West Duarte on the report of a burglary. The apartment complex is under construction and some windows were left open for ventilation. The suspect(s) entered an apartment through a kitchen window and removed a dish washer. They left the location unnoticed.
April 25 at 5:31 p.m., an officer went to the 300 block of West Lemon regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and secured her vehicle in the alley behind her residence. She returned to the vehicle and saw the interior had been ransacked. She checked her vehicle but could not determine if anything had been taken. There were no obvious signs of forced entry.
Attempted Grand Theft Auto
April 26 at 12:35 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of South Fifth heard his car engine start. The victim looked outside and saw someone backing his car out of the driveway. The vehicle became stuck when it hit a wall. A male suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. An area search was conducted by officers, but the suspect was not located. The victim had left his keys in the unlocked car.
Probation Sweep - Two Subjects Arrested
On April 26, Monrovia Special Enforcement Team officers and Los Angeles County Probation officers conducted probation checks at two locations in Monrovia. The first was in the 300 block of East Altern. The subject was home and put up some resistance to being arrested. He was charged with delaying officers, probation violation, and possession of a controlled substance. The second location was in the 2100 block of Redell. The subject was home, but hiding in the residence. He was located and arrested. He was charged with probation violation and several no-bail warrants.
April 26 at 10:10 a.m., an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Myrtle. The victim reported two expensive bicycles were taken from the public garage. Both bicycles were secured with the same chain and lock. The chain was cut and the suspect(s) took the bicycles.
Grand Theft Auto
April 27 at 12:39 p.m., an officer responded to a business parking lot in the 1600 block of South Mountain. The victim is an employee of the business and had parked his truck in the lot and secured it. He was away from his vehicle between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The vehicle is a white, 2000, extended-cab Chevy Silverado with a camper shell.
April 27 at 2:46 p.m., an officer went to the 100 block of East Cypress on the report of a burglary. Two windows had been broken to the rear of the residence. One of the windows is to the kitchen and the other is to the living room. There were pry marks on the window frame. Fortunately, entry was not made and there was no loss.
April 27 at 4:44 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of West Lime reported that someone had broken into their home. The victim was away from the residence from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. When she returned, she went inside and discovered items missing. She then noticed the east facing kitchen window had been broken. The suspect(s) used a piece of red brick to break the window and made entry; they exited through the same window.