Monday, July 29, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of July 25-28, 2013

Residential Burglary
On July 25 at 2:17 p.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West Duarte regarding a burglary.  The victim left his residence at 9:30 a.m. and returned at 2:00 p.m.  He entered his residence and noticed his bedrooms had been ransacked.  The suspect(s) entered through an unlocked bedroom window.  The suspect(s) took 2 laptops, a checkbook and cash.  The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - Suspect Arrested
On July 25 at 8:00 p.m., an officer stopped a male who was talking on his cell phone while driving in the 1500 block of South Mountain.  Upon contacting the driver, he noticed signs and symptoms of alcohol use.  Through investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence and was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - Suspect Arrested
On July 26 at 2:46 a.m., an officer observed a female driving at the intersection of Myrtle and Central and talking on her cell phone. The officer stopped and contacted the driver who showed symptoms of intoxication.  After an investigation, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Possession of Controlled Substance / Possession of Paraphernalia use for Unlawfully Injecting Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
On July 26 at 10:43 a.m., while on routine patrol, an officer observed a female asleep behind the wheel of a parked vehicle in the 800 block of Orange. He stopped to see if she was okay and saw a syringe on her lap.   The driver was arrested for drug charges.

Violation of Gang Injunction / Resisting and Delaying a Police Officer – Suspect Arrested
On July 26 at 6:33 p.m., dispatch received a call of a disturbance in the 100 block of West Foothill.  When officers arrived the subject fled the scene and ran into a business.  A containment was established and the subject was located inside.  When the officers asked the subject to exit the store he refused.  The subject was later determined to be in violation of Monrovia’s gang injunction.  The subject was arrested for violation of court order and resisting and delaying a police officer.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
On July 27 at 4:01 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of South Madison regarding a disturbance.  When officers arrived they discovered a male subject who was first lying in bed and was unresponsive.  After a few minutes, the subject became uncooperative and confrontational with paramedics.  The subject was displaying symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance.  It took 10 emergency personnel to hold the subject down.  The wife claimed the subject came home and appeared fine and stepped outside for a few minutes and returned in a psychotic state.  He broke a bedroom window and passed out and was unresponsive.  The subject was taken to Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  Officers located a small glass vial, which contained a liquid substance which tested positive for a controlled substance.  No injuries were sustained by any emergency personnel.

Vehicle Burglary
On July 27 at 4:22 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of Prospect regarding a vehicle burglary. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the window of the vehicle and stole a navigation system.   The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft – Vehicle
On July 27 at 4:23 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of Linwood regarding a petty theft from a vehicle.  Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and took the victims paycheck, I Phone charger and registration. The investigation is continuing.


Special Press Release from the California Office of Traffic Safety

National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31

Sacramento, CAIn recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day on July 31, The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is reminding Californians to take precautions when out in summer temperatures and to guard against the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

"Too many children die as a result of being left unattended in vehicles for any amount of time,” said OTS Director Christopher J. Murphy. “These tragedies are 100 percent preventable. National Heatstroke Prevention Day is a good reminder for parents and caregivers to ensure that no child is ever left unsupervised.”

Before the heat wave in early July 2013, OTS warned that a car’s internal temperature can rise above 100 degrees even on cooler days, while a car in 110 degree sun can reach 160 degrees in an hour. When the temperature is 100 degrees, even a half-hour in a vehicle can be enough heat to kill or severely injure young children. Senate Bill 255, also known as Kaitlyn’s Law, was enacted in California in 2001 and made it illegal to leave children unattended in a motor vehicle.

OTS is again sharing the following tips and reminders to help parents and guardians follow the law and keep their children safe this summer:

  • Never leave your child unattended in a hot vehicle, not even for a minute
  • For parents of young children, place a needed item for your next stop, such as your cell phone or purse, on the floor in front of your child’s safety seat. This will help to remind you that your child is in the car when you retrieve the needed items
  • Set a reminder or alarm on your cell phone that reminds you to drop off your child at school or day care, or have a loved one call to ensure that the drop-off occurred
  • Ask day care providers to call if your child is ever late being dropped off
  • Develop a routine for exiting the car; check the backseat and lock all doors and the trunk every time
  • Always lock your car doors and do not give children access to keys or keyless entry devices
  • Teach your children that cars are never to be used as a place to play
  • If your child is missing, be sure to check all vehicles and trunks
  • If you see an unattended child in a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately


By following these simple tips and reminders, you can help protect your most important cargo. For more safety tips and information, please visit the OTS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS or follow OTS on Twitter @OTS_CA. For more information on all OTS efforts, visit www.ots.ca.gov

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Weekdays of July 22-24, 2013

Commercial Burglary / Robbery – Suspect Arrested
July 22 at 3:30 p.m., a male adult entered a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain and selected a power tool, placing it into a backpack.  Loss prevention personnel observed him and followed him as he left the store without paying for the item.  The loss prevention officer identified himself and the suspect swung at him, striking him in the face.  He then attempted to flee, but was restrained by assisting loss prevention personnel; they detained him until officers arrived.  He was arrested and taken into custody without further incident.

Residential Burglary
July 22 at 6:41 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 300 block of Prospect Avenue.  The victim left for work at 5:00 a.m. and returned home at 5:00 p.m.  When she returned home, she noticed the garage door was open.  She called her husband and asked if he was home; he was not.  She went into the house through the garage and the house looked normal.  She searched her dresser and noticed her rings were gone.  Several other items were taken.  The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
July 23 at 6:49 a.m., police responded to the report of a burglary at a residence in the 1200 block of South Alta Vista.  The suspect(s) entered an open living room window.  The screen was closed, but the suspects cut and removed it to enter.  This incident occurred sometime during the night.  The residents were home asleep, but did not hear anything.  When they awoke in the morning, they discovered the burglary.  A 20-inch flat screen television and a silver watch were taken.

Wanted Parolee at Large – Suspect Arrested
July 24 at 8:01 a.m., an officer on patrol saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation in the 2200 block of South Myrtle.  He contacted the subject and a computer check revealed the subject was a wanted parolee at large.  The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
July 24 at 3:21 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a motel in the 1100 block of East Huntington regarding a guest who was refusing to leave his unpaid room.  The officer and the motel owner asked the patron to leave; however, he refused.  He was arrested for trespassing and later released on citation to appear in court.

Battery / Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
July 25 at 2:17 a.m., police were dispatched to the 500 block of King Street regarding a male subject who was causing a disturbance.  When officers arrived, they found an intoxicated male subject.  He had punched the side of a car and then hit the driver.  He was arrested and charged with battery and being drunk in public. 


Tip of the Week

Stay Informed With Nixle Alerts


The Monrovia Police and Fire Departments are in the process of implementing nixle for emergency alerts, advisories, traffic alerts, and community information sent directly to your cellular phone and/or email.  This service is provided FREE to you.  Nixle is operated in conjunction with NLETS, an international public safety information network, providing secure, authenticated messaging sent directly from your Police or Fire Department.  The Monrovia Police and Fire Departments are encouraging residents to sign up so you can receive critical information during emergencies.  Just click on nixle to sign up! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of July 18-21, 2013

Non-Injury Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
July 18 at 7:43 p.m., a driver came to the police department lobby to report a traffic accident in the 400 block of Foothill.  The driver reported he was traveling east on Foothill in the number two lane, when an unknown male subject walking on the sidewalk jumped into the street and into the side of his vehicle.  The driver stopped to see if the subject was hurt, but the male subject ran and fled the area.  The driver came to the police department to report the accident.

Loitering Complaint / Probation Violation – Suspect Arrested
July 19 at 2:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of East Huntington regarding a complaint of a subject loitering.  The subject was contacted and a computer check revealed a warrant for violation of probation.  The subject was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody. 

Robbery – Cell Phone
July 19 at 9:58 p.m., a robbery was reported in the 100 block of West Olive.  The victim was walking with family members while texting on her cell phone.  The suspect walked up to the victim, pushed her and took her cell phone.  The suspect then fled the area.  The investigation is continuing.

Strong-Arm Robbery  
July 20 at 3:20 a.m., the victim of a robbery that had just occurred came to the police department lobby to report the crime.  The victim was walking at the corner of Mayflower and Duarte, when he heard someone walking up behind him.  He turned around and a suspect behind him threw a brick at him, but missed.  Two other suspects then ran across the street and all three began fighting with the victim. 

The victim fought with the subjects until one of them broke away from the fight and produced a small automatic handgun.  The suspect told him to put his stuff on the ground and leave.  The victim put his phone and wallet on the ground and ran.  The suspects took his belongings and fled the area.  The suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts with the hoods pulled up.  The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 21 at 2:24 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle in the area of Duarte and Fifth Avenue for a vehicle code violation.  He contacted the driver and observed symptoms of intoxication.  Through investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence and was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft Auto
July 22 at 12:18 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of East Lime Avenue on the report of a grand theft auto that had just occurred.  Officers immediately searched for the victim's vehicle, but they did not find it.  According to a witness, a black sedan was seen driving very slow in the area when the vehicle was stolen.  As the victim's vehicle was being driven away by the suspect, the black sedan followed it.  The victim's vehicle was last seen traveling south on Shamrock from Lime.  The victim said her vehicle was left unlocked and she has accounted for all of her keys.  The victim's vehicle is a brown,1996 Honda Accord.  The investigation is continuing.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Be Aware, Auto Burglary up in our area of town


Just a quick note to ya'll that we need to remain diligent with keeping our cars and homes locked if we want to keep our stuff.

An alert was sent out and the SGV News posted it on their Crime Scene Blog.  In short there has been a rash of car burglary's North of Foothill, that us.  All the cars that had stuff taken from them were UNLOCKED.  Full blog post HERE.

One last quick note, if you haven' joined NEXTDOOR yet, you should.  We are in the Grand Avenue neighborhood.  That site is full of neighbors sharing information, good, bad and indifferent.  NEXTDOOR is supported and promoted by the Monrovia Area Partnership to help build stronger neighborhoods.  If you are iPhone enabled...there is even the NEXTDOOR app that allows you to get alerts sent directly to your phone no matter where you are.

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Highlighted Activity for the Weekdays of July 15-17, 2013


Attempt Mail Theft
July 15 at 1:58 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Sombrero reported that a male White subject in a silver Honda Passport, or similar vehicle, drove on the wrong side of the street to his mailbox and attempted to open it.  Due to a similar incident, the victim had replaced their traditional mailbox with a security mailbox and the suspect was not able to open the mailbox.  The suspect realized he had been seen and fled the area.  The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 16 at 1:48 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 600 block of West Duarte Road.  The vehicle was actually taken a week earlier, but the victim waited to report it because she thought it might be a family member who took the car and they would return it.  When the family member refused to return the car, the victim reported it as stolen.  The vehicle taken was a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle.  The LoJack system on the vehicle was activated and El Monte Police Department located the vehicle.  A short time later a possible suspect, the victim's brother, came forward and admitted he had taken the vehicle.  El Monte Police Department arrested him.

Vehicle Burglary
July 16 at 2:30 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 1600 block of South Mountain.  The victim is an employee of the business and the theft occurred the previous day about 5:30 p.m.  The loss was an iPod, black Ray Ban glasses and a Bank of America checkbook.  That day, the victim saw a silver Acura SUV with two suspects who had jumped into the Acura and left quickly.  The vehicle entered the 210 Freeway.  The victim followed the vehicle on the freeway, but lost sight of it.  The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto – Motorcycle
July 16 at 2:57 p.m., a black, 2009, Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle that had been locked in a parking lot in the 100 block of West Huntington Drive was taken by unknown suspect(s).  The theft occurred between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.  The investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 16 at 4:08 p.m., a male Hispanic suspect entered a bank in the 100 block of West Foothill and attempted to withdraw cash from an account that had just been opened over the Internet.  The funds in the account had been fraudulently deposited from another recently opened account.  The suspect provided a fraudulent California identification card.  The bank became suspicious and called the police.  

The suspect was on the phone with someone during the delay at the teller window.  He realized the police had been called and he then fled the location.  The suspect had committed the same crime a week earlier and had received $800 in cash.  Bank staff advised that this is a popular scam that has been occurring in Los Angeles County.  The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 18 at 1:16 a.m., police responded to the report of a stolen vehicle from the 400 block of North Encinitas.  A 1997 Honda was taken from the front of the residence.  The investigation is continuing.


Detective Bureau Case Follow-up

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Charged
On July 6, the suspect driver in this case was involved in three incidents over a short period of time in three different locations, one in Monrovia.  In the Monrovia incident, the suspect drove his vehicle around a bicyclist on Huntington and Mountain before intentionally striking him.  The suspect was later arrested in Azusa.  The California Highway Patrol handled two of the three incidents and the case was filed jointly at Pasadena Superior Court.  The charges filed were three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, other than firearm; two counts of injury hit and run; and two counts of driving under the influence, resulting in injury.  The suspects bail was set at $320,000.

Felony Evading / Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence / Gang Injunction Violation – Suspect Charged
On June 4, a driver failed to yield and evaded an officer attempting to stop him.  The suspect made his way into the City of Duarte and drove into a cul-de-sac, where he exited his moving vehicle, injuring his foot.  The suspect was taken to a hospital.  He was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  The case was filed in Pasadena Superior Court and the suspect was charged with felony evading, misdemeanor hit and run, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and violation of the City of Monrovia’s gang injunction.

Suspect Arrested and Charged for Thefts From Vehicles
On July 13, a resident in the 1000 block of Norumbega saw a suspect in her vehicle.  The suspect, realizing he was seen, exited the victim’s vehicle with her purse in hand. The suspect ran from officers and he was not located.  A few hours later, a citizen reported a subject jumping over the wall adjacent to the wash into a backyard in the 200 block of Madeline.  Officers responded to the house and spoke to a number of subjects.  


Further investigation led to the issuing of a warrant for one of the subjects at the house on Madeline; he was located and arrested.  He admitted to committing a number of thefts from vehicles.  The case was filed in Pasadena Superior Court and the charges filed are one count of receiving stolen property and four counts of petty theft.  Detectives were able to connect the suspect to five other theft cases.  They were able to recover some of the property stolen and return it to their owners. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of July 11-14, 2013

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 9:39 a.m., while on routine patrol, officers observed a subject loitering in the 300 block of West Huntington.  A no-trespassing order had been signed due to this subject repeatedly loitering at the location.  The suspect was arrested for trespassing.

Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
July 11 at 11:02 a.m., a female suspect entered a business in the 900 block of West Foothill and took three bottles of liquor and left the store without paying.  The business called the police, and the suspect was located and arrested.

Thefts From Unlocked Vehicles / Vehicle Burglaries – One Suspect Arrested
On July 12, police received numerous reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles and two vehicle burglary reports.  Police are continuing to see a sudden increase in thefts from vehicles and vehicle burglaries throughout the City.  In most of the incidents, the vehicles have been left unlocked.  Suspect(s) are entering the vehicles during the late evening and morning hours and taking any items of value in the vehicles.  It is unknown if the thefts are related. 

On July 13, a suspicious subject was seen jumping over fences and running through backyards shortly after an in-progress theft from a vehicle was reported.  Police responded and detained the subject.  The investigation led to the recovery of some stolen property and the suspect was arrested.  The investigation is continuing.     

Theft From a Vehicle
July 12 at 10:48 p.m., officers responded to a restaurant parking lot in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a theft from a vehicle.  The victims parked their car at 9:45 p.m. and went in to eat.  When they came out at 10:40 p.m., they found their vehicle had been ransacked.  Their Bluetooth device and cell phone had been taken.  The vehicle was left unlocked.  Investigation continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
July 13 at 2:10 a.m., an officer stopped a female subject who was driving in the 200 block of East Huntington at a high rate of speed.  Through investigation, she was determined to be intoxicated and she was arrested for driving under the influence. 

Drunk in Public
July 13 at 4:00 a.m., an officer located a female passed out in her vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Highland.  She was unresponsive in the passenger seat.  Paramedics were called and she was taken to a nearby hospital.

Child Endangerment / Human Shielding – Suspect Arrested
July 13 at 5:15 a.m., officers responded to the report of a female subject in the 100 block of Norumbega screaming for help.  When they arrived, they heard what sounded like a person being hit and a male and female yelling at each other.  They made contact with the female at the front door.  She said she had not been hit or injured and she was yelling at her boyfriend, who was in his bedroom with their two children, a three and four year old.  She said he had no weapons.  The house was in disarray with feces on the walls, floors and on the children's bed. 

The male subject refused to open his locked bedroom door and was yelling profanities at the officers to leave.  The officers entered the bedroom to check on the welfare of the children and the male subject, since a domestic fight had just occurred.  Upon entry, the intoxicated male grabbed the two children and used them as a shield to avoid being arrested.  The children were secured and the subject was arrested without injury.  The Department of Children and Family Services was notified and will be checking on the condition of the home.

Vehicle Burglary in Progress – Suspect Arrested
July 13 at 6:27 a.m., a female subject returned to her car and found a male subject sitting inside it.  The suspect fled and she contacted the police.  An area search was conducted and the suspect was spotted in the area.  He fled from police and an extensive search was conducted, but the suspect was not found.

At 9:10 a.m., a resident reported seeing two juveniles jumping fences in the 400 block of Meadow Lane.  One of the juveniles matched the description of the burglary suspect that ran from police earlier that morning.  An area search was conducted and the two juveniles were located and detained, along with two other subjects that were with them.  

The subject eventually admitted that he was, in fact, the person who ran from police earlier.  He showed the officers where he hid the stolen merchandise, which was under a cactus plant in a ravine.  Two additional victims surfaced later in the morning.  The suspect had entered two other unlocked vehicles, and in both incidents had taken iPods that were left in the vehicles.  

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 14 at 2:18 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for vehicle code violations.  The driver showed symptoms of intoxication.  After an investigation, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
On Sunday, July 14, 2013, at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the morning, a shooting victim arrived at the Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  Hospital staff contacted the Monrovia Police Department.  An officer arrived and handled the investigation.

The victim told the officer that he was driving in the area of Mountain and Royal Oaks when a subject pulled up in a vehicle next to him, asked him "where are you from" then shot at him, striking him in the shoulder.  He drove to a nearby friend’s house, and the friend drove him to the emergency room.  Police personnel arrived in the area and located evidence that confirmed the shooting.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male black in his mid-to-late 20’s with short black hair, driving an older-model blue Lexus or Toyota, with aftermarket halogen headlamps.

The victim had a non-life-threatening wound and was released within hours of the incident.  The victim is not a gang member and is not affiliated with any gang.  The investigation will be assigned to the Detective Bureau and is currently ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Monrovia Police Department Detective Bureau.

Residential Burglary
July 14 at 6:51 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of North Canyon regarding a burglary.  The victim came home after being away for the weekend and discovered someone had broken into their home.  The investigation is continuing.

Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer / Drunk in Public – One Suspect Arrested
July 14 at 11:07 p.m., an officer was in the area of Shamrock and Monrovista when he observed a vehicle code violation and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  The vehicle pulled over and the driver and two passengers immediately fled on foot.  The officer detained two additional passengers in the vehicle, while responding officers searched for the three outstanding suspects.  The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter responded to help in the search.  The subjects were not found.


The officer was able to determine the identity of the driver and he will be charged with resisting and delaying a peace officer.  One of the detained occupants was intoxicated and was arrested for public intoxication.  The vehicle's registration was expired for over one year and it was stored.  The investigation is continuing

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Weekdays of July 8-10, 2013

Theft From Vehicles
July 9, four thefts from vehicles were reported throughout the day to police.  The thefts occurred overnight and were not discovered by the victims until the morning hours.  The thefts occurred in the 600 block of West Foothill, 700 block of Oakglade, 900 block of West Hillcrest and 800 block of Ridgeside.  In three of the incidents, the vehicles were left unlocked and items left in the vehicles were taken.  The investigation is continuing.

Family Dispute / Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 10:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of East Royal Oaks regarding a family dispute at a residence.  The suspect was angry and he was yelling at his family members.  He asked family members to give him a gun.  He took his sister’s purse from her bedroom, which had her car keys inside, and then took her car and drove to a convenience store in Duarte to meet his fiancĂ© to talk. 

Officers went to the location and found the suspect with three other male subjects, who were friends of his fiancĂ©.  The subjects appeared to be in fighting stance; all four subjects were detained.  The three subjects are witnesses to a criminal threats incident involving the suspect that is being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.  The suspect was arrested for grand theft auto and the victim desires prosecution.

Commercial Burglary – Suspects Arrested
June 10 at 5:00 p.m., two male subjects entered a business in 1600 block of South Mountain, took over 600 dollars worth of electrical breakers and then ran out of the store.  They were apprehended by the store's loss prevention and the police were called.  The subjects had no means on their person to pay for the items.  They were arrested and charged with burglary.

Tip of the Week

DON'T FILL YOUR VEHICLE WITH GIFTS FOR THIEVES! 

Don't Be a Victim!

Auto-burglary prevention starts by limiting the criminal's opportunity to commit the crime and can be accomplished with very little time and effort.  Criminals are looking for something to steal - don't supply the valuables.  Leaving your valuables in your vehicle instantly makes your car a target for thieves.

It only takes a few seconds for thieves to break into your vehicle and steal your valuables.

It only takes a few seconds to remove your valuables and secure your vehicle.

Take a few seconds to prevent auto-burglary!


The University of Oklahoma Police Department offers great auto-burglary prevention tips.  Click on The Police Notebook to visit their website

Monday, July 8, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Week of July 1-7, 2013

Residential Burglary  
July 1 at 9:58 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of West Lemon.  The burglary occurred sometime between 7:00 p.m. on June 29 and 9:45 a.m. on July 1.  Unknown Suspect(s) forced open a bedroom window on the east side of the house.  The suspect(s) then entered the location and stole a laptop computer, a small amount of cash and jewelry.

Medical Assist
July 1 at 8:18 p.m., an officer responded to a medical assist at the corner of Shamrock and Olive, regarding an infant not breathing.  When the officer arrived, there was no one at the location.  He had the dispatcher call back while he searched the area.  He ran to a church parking lot where he saw a group of people.  He yelled out to ask if they had a baby that wasn’t breathing.  They ran up to the officer with the unconscious infant.  

The officer took the baby, turned him over and gave him several strikes on the back.  He cleared the infant’s mouth, gave him an additional strike on the back and the baby started to cry.  Monrovia Fire Department paramedics arrived quickly and the baby was taken to a hospital for observation.    

Theft from a Vehicle
July 2 at 7:49 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of North Alta Vista reported a theft from her vehicle.  The victim parked her vehicle, locked the car and set the alarm.  When she returned to her car at 7:30 a.m. the next morning, she found the center console had been ransacked.  An older-model iPod and costume jewelry was stolen.  There was no sign of forced entry.  The investigation is continuing.

Driving on a Suspended License / Vehicle Burglary – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 8:43 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle that matched the description of a car used in several recent vehicle burglaries.  An artist’s sketch of the suspect had been released, and the officer noticed the driver looked similar to the sketch.  He stopped the driver to investigate and observed several unopened wine bottles and other possible stolen property.  The driver was found to have a suspended license, and the vehicle he was driving had expired registration.  The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license and for further questioning regarding the recent burglaries.

Through investigation, it was learned that the suspect had served prison time for burglary.  A victim responded and positively identified the car and the suspect from a recent burglary that occurred on Foothill Boulevard.  The suspect was charged with burglary and is being held on bail.  The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
July 2 at 11:49 a.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of West Cypress.  The suspect(s) entered the home through a rear door, breaking a glass window in the door and unlocking it.  A jewelry box was taken.  The burglary occurred sometime between 8:00 and 11:30 a.m.  The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Battery / False Imprisonment / Child Endangerment – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 12:05 p.m., officers responded to the report of an assault in progress at Huntington and California.  They arrived and observed a male subject grab a female in a bear hug as she tried to get away; he then threw the female to the ground.  A small child was in a stroller, nearby.  The officers detained the male suspect.  The suspect and victim have a two-month-old child together.  They had been arguing over custody of the child, and the argument escalated and became physical.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, false imprisonment and child endangerment.

Receiving Stolen Property – Suspects Arrested
July 2 at 4:19 p.m., an officer on patrol observed two young male subjects walking with backpacks and several power tools in their hands.  Due to the recent burglaries in the area, he watched them enter a pawn store and contacted the two subjects concerning the power tools.  They could not provide a credible story about where they acquired the power tools.  The officer arrested both subjects for receiving stolen property.  

Through investigation, it was determined the tools had been taken from the garage of one of the suspect’s parents.  The parent was contacted and discovered additional tools had been taken and pawned.  Despite this fact, the parent signed a refusal to prosecute.

Residential Burglary
July 3 at 2:35 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Norumbega Drive.  The resident came home at 2:35 p.m. and found his front door open.  The victim did not enter the home and called the police.  The residence was checked, but the suspect(s) were already gone.  The home was ransacked and it is unknown what property was stolen.  The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary / Outside Assist – Arcadia Police Department – Suspects Arrested
July 4 at 9:31 a.m., a suspicious vehicle with two occupants was seen parked at a closed business near Fifth and Huntington.  As officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle, they observed a marijuana pipe inside the vehicle.  When they investigated further, they found a scanner inside the vehicle set to the Arcadia Police Department frequency.  There were other items of property in the vehicle that seemed suspicious.  The officer contacted Arcadia Police Department and they responded to the location.  

Through investigation, it was determined that the property inside the vehicle was stolen from a vehicle in Arcadia and officers were still on scene investigating the burglary.  The victim was brought to the location and identified the scanner as his, along with other property in the vehicle.  Arcadia officers arrested the suspects and took over the investigation.

Burglary Alarm Activation
July 5 at 2:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to an alarm activation at a residence in the 600 block of East Almond.  An officer saw what he believed was a possible suspect in the location.  The homeowners, who were out of town, were contacted and stated no one should be in their residence.  Containment of the area was established and when calls for the suspect to come out went unanswered, officers made entry with the assistance of the Pasadena police service dog.  After a thorough search, the house was cleared and no suspect was located.  The investigation is continuing.

Attempt Murder / Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 5:51 a.m., an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist was reported at Mountain and Huntington.  Officers arrived and located a witness.  The witness reported that the bicyclist was stopped in the left turn bay, facing south on Mountain.  The vehicle approached from behind and almost struck the bicyclist.  The driver pulled forward, began circling the bicyclist with his vehicle, and then intentionally struck the bicyclist with his vehicle.  The vehicle then fled to the 210 Freeway and two male citizens/witnesses followed in their vehicle, calling the California Highway Patrol to report the incident. 

When the suspect realized he was being followed, he pulled over on the Freeway.  As the two witnesses were passing in their vehicle, the suspect drove into them.  The suspect then lost control of his vehicle, hit the center divider, and flipped his vehicle several times at the 210 Freeway and Vernon.  The driver managed to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended by Azusa Police Department officers.  The driver was taken to a local hospital, where CHP continued their investigation.   

It was later learned that the driver had struck another bicyclist at Myrtle and Shrode, in an unincorporated area just outside Monrovia, just prior to hitting the bicyclist in Monrovia.  The bicyclist from the Monrovia incident was taken to a hospital for treatment.  Monrovia Police Department will follow up and request charges of attempt murder and assault with a deadly weapon be filed by the District Attorney’s office.



Monday, July 1, 2013

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of June 27-30, 2013

Burglary / Stolen Vehicle
June 27 at 6:06 a.m., a burglary and grand theft that occurred overnight at a construction site near Magnolia and Evergreen was reported to police.  Unknown suspect(s) broke into a locked storage container and took supplies and tools.  They also stole a white, 1997, Ford flatbed truck, which was parked in front of the storage container.  The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
June 27 at 3:21 p.m., residents from the 300 block of North Mayflower arrived home and found the front and back doors of their residence open.  They looked inside and saw the house had been ransacked and called police.  They were unable to determine if anything had been taken at the time.  Investigation continuing.

Commercial Burglary – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 6:13 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a burglary.  A male adult entered the store, selected merchandise and tried to return several items in order to obtain store credit.  He was denied the return, so he exited the store with the items he had tried to return.  He was stopped by store security and detained.  An officer arrived and interviewed the suspect; he was arrested for burglary as he admitted he went to the location with the intent of taking the merchandise.    

Rash of Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries
On June 28, 29, and 30 numerous vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred during the night were reported to police.  Some of the vehicles were left unlocked and some were locked.  The suspect(s) entered the vehicles and took cash, paperwork, electronics and other miscellaneous items that were left in the vehicles.  In one incident, a window was smashed and a purse was taken that was left on the floorboard of the vehicle. 

Three different suspects were arrested in the City this week, two for drug charges and one for receiving stolen property.  All three suspects have a history of theft from vehicles and were contacted as officers provided extra patrol for thefts from vehicles.  The investigations are continuing.

Receiving Stolen Property – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 10:10 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of West Huntington on the report of a suspicious subject looking into vehicles.  Officers detained a subject matching the description and found he was carrying two bags.  A search revealed he had two car stereos in the bags, which he said were given to him.  An investigation was conducted, and the subject was subsequently arrested for receiving stolen property.

June 29 at 7:40 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 300 block of South Mountain observed a subject who has a history of theft from vehicles.  The subject was contacted and through investigation, it was determined he was under the influence.  He was arrested and taken into custody.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 8:40 p.m., while on patrol in the area of Magnolia and Olive, an officer saw a suspicious subject duck behind a vehicle in the driveway of a residence.  The subject has a history of theft from vehicles.  The officer stopped and contacted the subject.  During the consensual contact, the officer asked the subject if he had anything illegal on him.  The subject admitted to having a methamphetamine pipe in his pocket.  The officer located a used glass smoking pipe on the subject.  He was arrested.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 3:40 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle occupied by three subjects for failing to yield in the 2100 block of South Myrtle.  All three subjects were found to be on probation for theft.  The driver did not have any identification on his person and had a baggie of methamphetamine in his pocket.  The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and his vehicle was stored.  The passengers were identified and released.

Injury Traffic Accident
June 30 at 1:38 p.m., two vehicles collided in the intersection of Huntington and California.  One of the vehicles failed to stop for the red light and ran into a car in the intersection.  The jaws of life were used to remove the passenger in the rear seat; she sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Shots Fired at Occupied Vehicle
June 30 at approximately 10:15 p.m., a female adult who is living in a motor home was sleeping in the vehicle.  The motor home was parked in the 1100 block of South Ivy.  The woman heard a noise and looked out the window.  She saw a dark-colored, possibly blue, Nissan Maxima or Sentra, occupied by three to four male Hispanic subjects.  The driver of the vehicle yelled out a gang epithet and then fired three or four shots at the motor home.  The suspects then fled in the vehicle, north on Ivy and east on Huntington.

Officers arrived and inspected the motor home.  They located three bullet holes in the glass windows.  The victim does not know who the suspects are and did not recognize the vehicle.  She has no gang affiliation.  The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the Monrovia Police Department.