Monday, December 29, 2014

Highlighted Activity for December 18-28, 2014

Residential Burglary
December 18 at 6:14 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of East Cypress called police to report his home had been burglarized. The victim reported that he left his residence in the morning with all doors and windows locked. He returned home in the evening and found his residence had been broken into and ransacked. It appears the suspect(s) forced entry through the kitchen door by prying it open with some type of tool. The suspect(s) ransacked the house and left back out through the kitchen door. The only loss appears to be a laptop computer. The investigation is continuing.
Identity Theft / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspects Arrested
December 19 at 11:30 a.m., an officer responded to a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth Avenue on the report of a subject using a fraudulent credit card to rent a room. The investigation revealed the two suspects in the room were in possession of several credit  cards and mail belonging to possible victims, fraudulent DMV identification cards, and methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested and held, pending their court appearance.
Identity Theft / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
December 19 at 2:14 p.m., an officer was sent to a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth Avenue in reference to a fraud investigation. The investigation revealed the suspect in the room was in possession of several credit cards and mail belonging to possible victims. The suspect was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and heroin. The suspect was arrested and held, pending his court appearance.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
December 19 at 7:55 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Tenth and El Norte for a vehicle code violation. Upon investigation, he discovered the driver had two outstanding warrants. The subject was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
December 20 at 2:07 a.m., a vehicle was observed by officers being driven erratically in the area of Evergreen and Myrtle. The driver was stopped and was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
December 20 at 5:10 a.m., officers on patrol in the area of Duarte and Mayflower observed a male subject who appeared to be loitering near several vehicles. The officers contacted the subject and discovered he had an outstanding warrant; he was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 2:15 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Magnolia and Huntington stopped a driver for a vehicle code violation. After investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 3:15 a.m., an officer observed a driver make several vehicle code violations near Myrtle and Central. The officer stopped the driver, and after investigating, determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Commercial Burglary
December 22 at 7:24 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 200 block of East Foothill. Suspect(s) possibly entered the business with a key or through an unlocked door and forced open a safe. The suspects took cash from the safe, a computer system, two hard drives and iPads. Later in the shift, the victim called and reported a credit card had also been taken from the business and was used at a Walmart. The investigation is continuing.
Bicycle Theft / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
December 22 at 11:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the report of a bicycle theft in the 400 block of East Duarte Road. While responding to the area, the officers observed the suspect riding the stolen bike. The subject was stopped and detained. The subject was in possession of a backpack, which was found to contain cutting pliers. The suspect claimed he was given the bike, but admitted to cutting the lock on the bicycle. He was arrested for the theft and possession of burglary tools.
Domestic Violence / Criminal Threats – Suspect Arrested
December 23 at 12:46 p.m., officers responded to the report of possible domestic violence at a residence in the 1300 block of South Alta Vista. Upon arrival, they located a female subject with visible injuries. Further investigation revealed the female subject’s boyfriend had punched her in the back of the head during an argument. The female attempted to call the police from her cell phone. The suspect threw her on the ground, started kicking her, and threatened to kill her. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence and criminal threats.
Possession of Methamphetamine – Suspect Arrested
December 23 at 9:36 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of West Palm regarding possible drug activity going on around the park area. Upon investigation, officers located and arrested a 58-year-old male subject for sales of methamphetamine. The suspect was in possession of a backpack containing methamphetamine packaged in small baggies.
Mail Theft
December 24 at 2:35 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Acorn called police to report a suspicious vehicle that was driving slowly and circling through their neighborhood. Officers arrived and contacted the subjects in the car. The driver was found to have a suspended license, and a consent search of the vehicle revealed stolen mail under the passenger seat of the vehicle. The subjects are husband and wife, and both were arrested for mail theft.
Critical Missing Located
On December 25 at 10:40 p.m., a 14-year-old autistic male juvenile was reported missing from a residence in the 500 block of East Walnut. The child had wandered away from the home. A description of the child was broadcast and officers conducted an area search. At approximately 12:35 a.m., the child was located by a relative at a Walmart in the city of Duarte.
Mental Evaluation
On December 28 at 9:50 p.m., an adult female phoned police to report her 28-year-old son was suicidal, aggressive and was threatening her. She had left the residence to phone police for help. Officers responded to the location in the 300 block of North Mountain Avenue and de-escalated the situation. They spoke with the adult son and determined that he was suicidal. He was determined to be both a danger to himself and others; he was taken to a hospital, where he was held for a 72-hour mental evaluation.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Highlighted Activity for December 15-17, 2014

Injury Traffic Collision
December 16 at 4:06 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 700 block of East Huntington Drive. The female driver of the vehicle had just left work, fell asleep at the wheel and struck a power pole. She was not badly injured, but there were downed power lines. Southern California Edison was advised.
Attempt Theft From a Vehicle
December 16 at 5:40 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of West Lime heard noise to the front of her residence. She noticed a male subject dressed in dark clothing trying to get into her car. She called police, who arrived at the location and saw the suspect run north. Containment was set up, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing.
Vehicle Burglary
December 16 at 7:23 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of West Huntington. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear window and took a black backpack with an iPad and an Apple Computer in it, as well as credit and identification cards. A credit card was used at a Walmart in Rosemead a short time later. The investigation is continuing.
Residential Burglary
December 16 at 1:47 p.m., police responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 100 block of North Madison. While the victim's were away, the home was broken into and ransacked. Point of entry was a sliding glass door that was smashed and items of jewelry were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Highlighted Activity for December 11-14, 2014

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
December 11 at 4:40 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of West Lime regarding a family disturbance. A female subject went to the location in an effort to visit her children. Family members at the location observed the female acting bizarre and called the police. Upon investigation, it was determined the female was under the influence of methamphetamine and she was arrested. The female was taken into custody and later released on a citation after a sobering period.
Theft From a Vehicle
December 12 at 8:53 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Grand on the report of a theft from a vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle and stole identification items from the glove box. The theft occurred sometime overnight. The investigation is continuing.
Residential Burglary
December 12 at 8:54 a.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Jasmine. The suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked garage and forced entry into their vehicle by smashing a window. The victim's purse was in plain view and stolen from the passenger seat. The suspect(s) then left the area undetected. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
December 12 at 4:40 p.m., an employee from a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington called police to report a guest refusing to leave. The subject was contacted by an officer and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. He had warrants for his arrest and was held for the warrants.
Riding a Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect arrested.
December 13 at 1:15 a.m., an officer observed a subject riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road in the 1500 block of South Myrtle. Through investigation, the subject was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.
Battery
December 13 at 1:50 p.m., officers responded to a local bar in the 100 block of East Olive regarding a battery report. The fight inside the bar was over a female patron. All parties refused to prosecute.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
December 14 at 1:25 a.m., dispatch received a call from a female subject reporting her husband was intoxicated and left the residence in his vehicle from the 700 block of West Foothill. Officers found the vehicle and stopped the driver. Upon investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
December 14 at 3:00 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the area of Myrtle and Foothill. Through investigation, the officer determined the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
December 14 at 1:57 p.m., a male was seen walking south in the 100 block of South Myrtle and appeared to be heavily intoxicated, staggering back and forth slowly as he walked. Officers detained the subject and determined his was too intoxicated to care for his own safety; he was arrested.
Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
December 14 at 5:29 p.m., a female was detained at a store in the 1600 block of South Mountain by store loss prevention. She had entered the store and stole bathroom items, knowing she did not have enough money to pay for them. Officers arrived and accepted the store's private person’s arrest. The female was issued a misdemeanor citation at the store, then released on a citation pending court appearance.
Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
December 14 at 6:23 p.m., dispatch received several calls reporting a disturbance in the 700 block of West Foothill. Police then received a 911 call from a female, believed to be the victim, who reported her husband had just beaten her up. Officers responded and determined this was an ongoing marital dispute. The female was taken to a hospital for complaint of pain to her back. The husband was arrested for domestic violence.
Mental Evaluation
December 15 at 5:58 a.m., a caller reported an erratic driver in the 200 block of South Myrtle to police. Officers responded and found the subject in the vehicle. After speaking with the subject, it was determined he was a danger to himself and others. He was placed on a mental evaluation hold and taken to a hospital, where he will be held for 72 hours.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Santa visits our 'hood Tuesday December 16

Yes, folks its that time of year again.  Poinsettia Avenue will be graced with a visit from Santa Claus.  If it holds true to form of previous years he'll be on the street between 9-9:30PM

I hope it doesn't rain.

The vid is from last year...in case you needed a refresher.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Art Camp planned for Holiday Scnool Break

Click to enlarge the application

I'm a fan of Paint n Play Art Studio and Gallery. They do fun stuff all the time with kids.  Winter Art Camp is the latest brainchild of Lisa Barrios the owner of Paint n Play.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday of Christmas Week and New Years week it will happen.  Full day of art and activities to keep kids 4-12 years old.  The cost is $75/Day or $205 for the week.  This is a great option to keep the kids busy during the break, even a better option if you loose your usual day care during the break.

Paint n Play is located at 418 S Myrtle, 3 doors south of the Movie Theatre.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Highlighted Activity for December 8-10, 2014

Commercial Burglary
December 8 at 6:17 a.m., an officer responded to a construction site in the 1800 block of South Mountain regarding a burglary investigation. Unknown Suspect(s) entered the property by cutting through a lock at a neighboring business. Once inside the lot, the suspect(s) used a blow torch to cut open the steel tool crib and stole the construction company’s tools. The tools from this company were for building the Gold Line yard.
Battery / Child Endangerment – Suspect Arrested
On December 9 at 9:37 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of California. A male and female who have a small child together were involved in a dispute with other family members at the location. As the father was leaving with the child in his arms, he kicked a piece of wood and it struck one of the family members. Officers arrived and detained the father. After investigation, the father was arrested for battery and for child endangerment. Additional factors regarding the care and health of the child have also surfaced that need to be addressed and the Department of Children and Family Services was contacted.
Receiving Stolen Property / Suspicion of Auto Burglary – Suspect Arrested
On December 9 at 2:23 p.m., while officers were on a follow-up response for the above battery and child endangerment incident in the 300 block of California, they were approached by a male victim of an auto burglary. The victim reported that a subject at the location the officers were at was wearing a shirt that had been stolen from his vehicle in the 300 block of East Palm earlier in the day. The officers detained the subject and checked his vehicle. A burglary tool was located and prints taken. Other items were also stolen. The suspect was wearing the victim’s shirt; he was arrested and
charged with receiving stolen property.
Hazardous Fuel Spill
On December 9 at 5:50 p.m., a fuel truck was leaking a trail of diesel fuel, causing several vehicles to lose traction in the area of Central and Myrtle. The truck had exited from the 210 Freeway and had trailed fuel from the freeway down the off ramp. An absorbent material was applied and a street sweeper removed the remaining material from the street.
Attempt Grand Theft Auto / Car-Jacking / Criminal Threats / Possible Gang Enhancement – Suspect Arrested
December 10 at 12:54 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a male subject attempting to steal a car at a business in the 3000 block of South Peck. Officers responded, assisted by the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, and located the suspect hiding in a portable office. The suspect had entered the victim's vehicle and was successful in starting the vehicle. When he began to move the vehicle, the owner of the vehicle utilized a commercial fork lift to raise the vehicle so the suspect could no longer move it. Angered, the suspect threatened the victim. He claimed a local gang and threatened
they would come back and kill him. The suspect has numerous gang tattoos on his head, neck and body. The suspect was arrested and a bail enhancement is being sought, due to the nature of the threat and the gang association.
Domestic Violence
December 10 at 1:20 p.m., a male and female who have a child in common were riding
on a bus, heading east toward Azusa. The male was angry at the female for leaving the
welfare office before they could accomplish what they went in for, and he bit her several
times and began choking her. Other passengers on the bus intervened, and the male
suspect then assaulted an older Good Samaritan who was trying to help the victim. The
suspect exited the bus and fled. The suspect’s identity is known and a wanted person’s
entry was made into the law enforcement system. The investigation is continuing.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Highlighted Activity for December 4-7, 2014

Residential Burglary – Suspect Arrested
December 4 at 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Duarte Road on the report of a burglary in progress. The suspect forced entry into the victim's home by kicking the front door open. The victim locked his bedroom door and went out to his balcony, where he immediately called the police from his cell phone. The suspect then kicked open the bedroom door and entered the bedroom closet to search through it, as the victim watched through the sliding glass door. Officers arrived and found the suspect in the victim's kitchen. The suspect was arrested for burglary and taken into custody.
Traffic Collision
December 4 at 11:59 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 400 block of South Magnolia. A driver crashed into a parked car and then fled the scene. The driver was found several blocks away and taken to a hospital for treatment. A blood sample was drawn to support a DUI investigation. No arrests were made pending the results of the blood test.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
December 5 at 8:15 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 400 block of West Duarte Road when he observed a male subject he knew had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A warrant check confirmed the subject had a $50,000.00 warrant for his arrest. The officer contacted the subject, confirmed the warrant and the subject was arrested.
Commercial Burglary – Suspect Arrested
December 6 at 2:47 p.m., a business in the 600 block of West Huntington called police to report a male subject attempting to make a purchase using a fake California driver's license with one of their customer's names on it. Officers arrived and detained the suspect. He was positively identified by his true California driver's license. The suspect was arrested for fraud and commercial burglary.
Grand Theft
December 8 at 3:30 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Oaks called police to report a grand theft. The resident woke to a loud noise coming from outside his residence. He went outside and found his garage door open. He looked in and saw his mountain bike was missing. He ran down his driveway and saw a male suspect riding away on his bike. The victim went after the suspect in his vehicle. The suspect saw he was being chased, jumped off the bike and fled through side yards. The victim recovered his property, returned home and called police. Officers responded and searched the area
on foot and by vehicle, but the suspect was not located.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Highlighted Activity for December 1-3, 2014

Traffic Collision
On December 1 at 12:11 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the area of California and Lemon. An elderly female failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and was struck by a motorist traveling south on California. The victim in the other vehicle sustained minor redness and complained of pain and dizziness. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Driving Under the Influence of Drugs / Mental Evaluation – Suspect Arrested
On December 2 at 10:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to the corner of Lime and Ivy, where a male subject had driven his car on the wrong side of the street, exited his car, and began yelling, frantically, that someone was shooting at him and trying to kill him. He fell over the curb, then stood up and tried to open the doors to the Police Department Emergency Operations Center. When he could not get the doors open, he ran to the front of City Hall and entered, still yelling that someone was trying to kill him. He was detained by officers. He was arrested for being under the influence of a
controlled substance and for driving under the influence of drugs.
Later in the evening at 7:53 p.m., the jailer requested the subject be reevaluated for mental issues. After talking to the subject and having him checked by Monrovia Fire  Department paramedics, it was determined that the subject fit the criteria for a mental evaluation. The subject was taken to a hospital, where he was held for a 72 hour mental evaluation.
Attempt Residential Burglary / Hot Prowl
On December 2 at 6:54 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of West Colorado called police to report an attempt burglary. The resident woke up upon hearing noises at the door. A check of the door revealed the framing around the door was broken as if someone tried to break into the home. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Bicycle – Suspect Arrested
On December 4 at 3:58 a.m., a bicycle was reported stolen from the front of a business in the 400 block of West Foothill. The bicycle is a higher-value mountain bike. The bicycle was locked and secured to a concrete trash receptacle. As patrol units were searching the area for the bike, an officer saw a male subject riding the stolen bike in the 1200 block of Encino. The suspect rode the bike up the driveway of a residence. As the officer pulled up to the residence, he saw the suspect walking out from the side of the garage. The suspect was arrested and the stolen bicycle was recovered.
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On December 4 at 5:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic collision in the 1200 block of South Alta Vista. A vehicle had collided into a parked car. Upon investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 24-30, 2014

Traffic Collision
On November 25 at 1:31 p.m., police received a call reporting a possible rollover traffic collision which impacted a utility pole in the 800 block of East Huntington. Officers arrived and found the female driver of an SUV still in the vehicle and she appeared injured. She was treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and Southern California Edison was called out to attend to the damaged utility pole. Wires from the pole struck a parked vehicle and caused minor damage. The driver was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. The officer completed a DMV driver reevaluation form.
Vehicle Burglary
On November 26 at 10:06 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Royal Oaks on the report of a vehicle burglary. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the window of a vehicle parked inside an apartment complex sometime overnight. The suspect(s) stole a backpack containing a laptop computer. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On November 26 at 12:30 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Royal Oaks on a domestic violence incident. A married couple was involved in a heated argument that escalated. The wife struck her husband on the head with a cast iron skillet and threw a flashlight at his face, causing lacerations. The husband was treated at the scene by Monrovia paramedics, but he declined to be taken to a hospital. The wife was arrested for spousal abuse.
Felony Vandalism
On November 27 at 7:59 a.m., a vehicle was reported vandalized in the area of Canyon and Colorado. The victim said his vehicle was parked on the street and unknown suspect(s) broke out his rear window and driver's side window. The investigation is continuing.
Vehicle Burglary
On November 27 at 8:14 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 600 block of West Foothill regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the rear carport of his complex. Overnight, unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver's side rear window to gain entry. The suspect(s) stole an iPod from the center console cup holder and ransacked the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
Vehicle Burglary
On November 27 at 11:38 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of South Violet regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked their vehicle in the rear carport. The suspect(s) smashed the driver's side rear door window to gain entry and took a backpack that was left in the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle
On November 28 at 11:32 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Bella Vista and Alta Vista regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim parked his vehicle at the location around midnight. When he returned to the vehicle the next day, he discovered the vehicle missing and reported it stolen to police. The vehicle is a 1989 Toyota Camry. The investigation is continuing.
Outstanding Warrants – Suspect Arrested
On November 28 at 1:00 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of West Lemon when he saw a known subject walking in the area. The officer had prior knowledge that the subject had outstanding warrants for his arrest. The officer contacted the subject and confirmed the warrants. He then arrested the subject and took him into custody, where he remained pending his court appearance date.
Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
On November 28 at 3:37 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers were on patrol in the area of Fifth and Huntington, when they stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. Upon contacting the driver, they discovered she had two outstanding no-bail warrants for her arrest. The driver gave verbal consent for the officers to search her vehicle. The officers located heroin and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested and taken into custody. The driver was also found to have methamphetamine concealed in her clothing.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 20-23, 2014

Fraud/Forgery – Suspect Arrested
On November 20 at 3:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of West Foothill regarding a fraud in progress. The female suspect was contacted by officers and detained for attempting to pass an altered/fictitious check. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. She was later released on citation to appear in court on the forgery charges.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
On November 20 at 3:46 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of North Myrtle on the report of a suspicious vehicle parked on private property. The two occupants were contacted and detained. One suspect was under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia. The reporting party also desired prosecution against both suspects for trespassing. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On November 21 at 8:30 p.m., a hit and run traffic accident was reported on the 210 Freeway. The suspect vehicle had already been located, as it had been pulled over by an officer in the area of Huntington and Encinitas before the hit and run was reported. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.

Residential Burglary
On November 21 at 5:39 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of North Alta Vista. The suspects gained entry through the garage. They cut a hole in the wall from the garage to the house, then through a wall under the staircase. Money and jewelry was taken. The investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – Suspect Arrested
On November 22 at 1:00 a.m., an officer was following a suspected drunk driver. When the officer activated his overhead lights, the suspect vehicle crashed into a parked car. The suspect was determined to be intoxicated on prescription medication.  The suspect was arrested.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
On November 22 at 4:30 p.m., officers were sent to a park in the 700 block of East Lemon on the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers determined a fight had occurred between two male subjects who were angry with each other over a female.  One of the male subjects sustained a minor injury to his eye, and he placed the other male subject under a private person's arrest for battery. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft Auto
On November 23 at 7:04 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of West Cypress. The vehicle is a white, two-door, 1996 Honda Accord. The vehicle was taken Between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On November 23 at 2:14 p.m., a female victim of domestic violence ran into the police lobby, stating her husband had beaten her up. The victim had visible injuries and complained of pain. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics responded to the lobby and treated the victim. The suspect was found sitting in his vehicle in front of his residence. The suspect was arrested without incident.

Vehicle Burglary

On November 23 at 7:52 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of West Colorado. The victim parked her vehicle on the second floor of the parking structure.  She locked her vehicle and left for about fifteen minutes. When she returned, she saw her vehicle was open and her wallet and identification were missing. The investigation is continuing.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 17-19, 2014

Disturbance / Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
On November 17 at 8:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of East Palm regarding a male and female yelling at each other at the location. Officers arrived and determined there was no physical fight, but the verbal altercation was loud and aggressive. The male subject is the ex-boyfriend of the female. The mother of the female subject is the lawful tenant of the residence and stated that the ex-boyfriend is not a resident and was not to come back to the location. The male subject was told to leave the location and he complied.
The subject then came to the police department and was, once again, advised not to return to the location on Palm. However, immediately upon being warned, he headed in that direction. Officers followed and found that the subject had returned to the location and was aggressively yelling at the female subject again. Officers arrested the subject for trespassing and for causing a disturbance; he was held for the likelihood of reoccurrence.
Expired Registration / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
On November 17 at 9:54 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Buena Vista and Huntington stopped a vehicle for expired registration. The driver did not have proof of registration for the vehicle. A consent search of the vehicle revealed a white substance on the driver’s seat and the floorboard area, which tested positive for methamphetamine. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and was taken into custody.
Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On November 18 at 8:07 a.m., officers responded to the report of a utility pole down due to an accident. They arrived and found a utility pole had been sheered off, apparently from a vehicle hitting it, but the vehicle had fled the scene. Electrical wires were down, so Edison was notified. Witnesses reported that a male subject in a black Ford SUV had hit the pole and fled south on Sierra Terrace, possibly to an apartment on Sesmas. An officer searching for the vehicle was approached by a male subject who claimed his girlfriend was the driver in the accident, and the vehicle was hers. The officer located the damaged vehicle and girlfriend/registered owner. When confronted with the witness statements, the girlfriend admitted her boyfriend was driving the vehicle and she was not in the car. The officer questioned the male subject again, but he was not cooperative; he was arrested for misdemeanor hit and run and delaying and resisting an officer.
Vehicle Burglary
On November 19 at 4:26 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a hotel parking lot in the 900 block of West Huntington. The victim parked his rental SUV in the lot and locked the vehicle. When he returned, he found the third row seats were missing. He called police. The investigation is continuing.
Burglary / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer / Displaying a Weapon in a Threatening Manner – Suspect Arrested
On November 19 at 3:22 p.m., police received a call reporting a male subject running through backyards in the 600 block of King Street. Officers arrived and contained the area. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter arrived to assist. The subject was seen coming out of a garage with a golf club in his hand. He ran, but was confronted by officers. He held the golf club up and over his head in a threatening manner. Officers ordered him to put down the golf club and he complied. He was detained and taken into custody.
Mail Theft / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
On November 20 at 3:24 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 400 block of Granite observed two subjects dressed in dark clothing and hooded sweatshirts. When they saw the officer, they ran. Assisting officers responded to the area, and after an area search, one of the two suspects was located. He was arrested for mail theft and possession of burglary tools. The second suspect has been identified and the investigation is continuing.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 13-16, 2014

Attempt Vehicle Burglary
On November 13 at 7:51 a.m., an attempt vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block of California. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the window on a Chevy Silverado pickup truck that  was parked in a rear alley. Nothing was taken from the truck. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On November 13 at 2:10 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of California and Cherry when he stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist to be driving under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On November 13 at 11:00 p.m., a traffic collision in the area of Huntington and Shamrock was reported to police. The driver of a vehicle had sideswiped another vehicle. Police responded and determined the driver was driving under the influence. The driver was arrested and held for sobering.
Robbery
On November 14 at 2:55 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 600 block of South Myrtle regarding a grand theft incident. The female victim was inside a business and was holding jewelry in her hand. The suspect entered the location and grabbed the jewelry from the victim's hand, taking it by force. The suspect then left the location on foot, heading southbound on Myrtle. An area check was made, but the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a heavyset male, unknown age, wearing jean shorts and a gray hooded sweatshirt. The investigation is continuing.
Battery / Trespassing
On November 15 at 8:54 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of East Pomona Street on the report of a battery and trespassing incident. The resident reported that he had discovered a male subject sleeping on the west side of his house in his front yard. He yelled at the subject to get off his property several times. The male subject was not leaving the property, so the resident sprayed water at him from a garden hose. The subject became angry and hit the resident in the face with his fist, causing a small cut to his nose. The subject ran west on Pomona and out of sight. Officers made an area
check for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
He is described as a male Hispanic, 18-20 years old, 5’4” tall, medium build, wearing a black Los Angeles Dodgers cap, black shirt and brown shorts. The investigation is continuing.
Obstructing and Delaying a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
On November 16 at 12:15 a.m., police responded to the 600 block of Linwood on the report of a battery incident. A male and female were involved in an argument, and the male subject pushed the female subject, causing her to fall. During the investigation, the male subject was trying to interfere with the officers and refused to comply with officers’ commands. He continued to walk away from the officers and struggled with the officers as they attempted to detain him. The male subject was arrested for obstructing and delaying a peace officer.
Trespassing
On November 16 at 9:17 a.m., police received a call from a resident in the 100 block of
East Pomona reporting a burglary suspect inside his residence. The property owner
was out front when officers arrived, but the suspect had fled. The resident left the
property for a short time in the morning, and when he returned home, he found the
subject in a bedroom closet. The residence is under construction and appears vacant
from the outside. The owner of the residence is staying in a back bedroom on the
property, but the rest of the residence is empty. The resident had found the same
subject sleeping on his property on November 15; see above battery/trespassing
incident. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 18-20 years old, wearing dark
shorts and a dark shirt. The investigation is continuing.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 10-12, 2014

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
On November 11 at 1:51 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington on the report of a suspect that had just stolen merchandise. The suspect grabbed merchandise from the store and ran out the door without paying and continued running. Officers arrived in the area and he was quickly apprehended nearby. The property was recovered and the suspect was arrested.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On November 11 at 3:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a house in the 500 block of East Cypress regarding a disturbing the peace incident. When they arrived, they contacted a belligerent, intoxicated male who seemed to be the cause of the disturbance. A computer check revealed the subject had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to jail, where he was housed until his court appearance.
Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
On November 11 at 4:16 p.m., a 45-year-old male suspect entered a business in the 500 block of West Huntington. He was recognized by store security for committing previous thefts at the location. Security watched him take items into a bathroom and come out without them. He had cut the security tags off the items inside the bathroom and concealed the items under his clothing; he then exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and arrested for shoplifting.
Residential Burglary
On November 11 at 6:09 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Mauna Loa Drive. The victims left their home at 7:30 a.m. with all windows and doors secured. They returned home at 5:30 p.m. and saw drawers, cabinets, and closets throughout the home had been ransacked. The sliding glass door in one of the bedrooms was ajar and the front door was closed, but now unlocked. Some plants used to cover a doggie door to the rear of the home were pulled away from the house and the panels covering the doggie door were removed. It appears the suspect(s) entered the
home through the doggie door. The suspects took several pieces of jewelry, some cash, and other miscellaneous items. The investigation is continuing.
Daytime Residential Burglaries
On November 12, three daytime residential burglaries were reported to police in the afternoon hours. The burglaries occurred in the 200 block of North Magnolia, the 200 block of McKinley Place, and the 400 block of Todd Lane. Entry was made through open windows and, in one case, through a door leading from an attached garage. All three houses were ransacked and small, high-value items were taken. The investigations are continuing.
Suspicious Circumstances / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On November 12 at 4:27 p.m., police received a call reporting two suspicious male subjects that were loitering near a red vehicle. The reporting party believed one of the male subjects was possibly reaching for a gun. Officers arrived and detained the subjects. The subjects were extremely uncooperative with police. One subject was determined to have a no-bail warrant for auto theft from Glendale Court. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident. No gun was located.
Vehicle Burglary
On November 12 at 8:47 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business in the 700 block of East Huntington. The victim was in a gym working out when the suspect(s) gained entry through the driver-side door. Once inside, the suspect(s) took the victim's purse, cell phone, watch and credit cards. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On November 12 at 11:00 p.m., police responded to a domestic violence incident in the 300 block of East Lime Avenue. A male and female who are in a dating relationship were involved in an argument. The male subject took the female subject’s cell phone. He held the phone over his head so she could not get it. She then kicked him in the groin and grabbed her phone. Once she had her phone, she took his phone from his pocket and threw it down on the ground, breaking the phone. Officers arrived and determined the female subject to be the aggressor; she was arrested. Both subjects signed refusal to prosecute forms.
Stolen Vehicle
On November 13 at 2:41 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of West Palm. The victim’s wife was arriving home at about 2:00 a.m., and as she was pulling up, her husband's truck was pulling away from the curb. She called her husband to ask him why he was leaving for work so early and found he was still in bed. They reported the vehicle stolen to police and the investigation is continuing.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 6-9, 2014

Battery on a Peace Officer / Delaying & Obstructing a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
On November 6 at 1:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Monrovista regarding a 16-year-old male who was refusing to go to school and causing a disturbance. When officers arrived, the juvenile refused to obey the officers’ commands and became combative with them. The subject pushed one of the officers and a struggle ensued. The other officer deployed the Taser. The juvenile was arrested and taken into custody without further incident. No one was injured.
Vehicle Burglary
On November 7 at 6:41 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 900 block of West Huntington. The vehicle was parked in a hotel parking lot and sometime during the night, the suspect(s) forced entry through the rear lift gate. The suspects took the third row seats, luggage, and camera lenses from the SUV. The investigation is continuing.
Fraud / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
– Five Suspects Arrested
On November 7 at 9:59 p.m., officers went to a motel in the 700 block of West Huntington regarding subjects occupying a motel room using possible fraudulent identification. The officers went to the room and contacted the subjects. They found five subjects inside, two of whom were attempting to hide possible contraband under the bed. Several of the subjects were in possession of false identification cards and had warrants for their arrest, and one subject was in possession of methamphetamine. The room was determined to be rented using false identification information.
Officers searched the room and found evidence of a credit card fraud/forgery operation, including over 100 modified, altered, and blank debit cards, credit cards, and gift cards,as well as an embossing machine, two credit card stripe readers, and machinery for effacing credit cards. The officers also found two vehicle titles with the information bleached out, drug paraphernalia, several computers, cell phones, and USB drives. All five suspects were arrested. During the booking process, officers discovered several of them had given false information regarding their identities; the additional offence was added to their charges.
Vandalism
On November 8, several incidents of vandalism were reported throughout the city. The suspect used black spray paint to write graffiti on homes, vehicles, walls, etc. The suspect has not yet been identified. The Special Enforcement Team officers have been notified. The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Bicycle – Suspect Arrested
On November 8 at 2:30 p.m., police were alerted to a stolen bicycle taken from the area of Alta Vista and Huntington. The bicycle and suspect were located in the 100 block of West Cypress. The bicycle was recovered and the suspect was arrested. The suspect was taken into custody and housed pending his court appearance date.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On November 8 at 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business parking lot in the 100 block of West Foothill regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The accident was minor, and the victim did not desire prosecution for the hit and run. An officer had located the suspect driving in the area of Huntington and Myrtle and stopped him. The driver was found to have two no-bail warrants and was arrested for the warrants only.
Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
On November 9 at 12:25 a.m., a citizen called police to report a male subject vandalizing their neighbor’s residence in the 200 block of Madeline. Officers responded to the area to search for the suspect. An extensive area search was conducted and the suspect was located. The witness positively identified the suspect. The reporting party will be contacted and informed of the Monrovia Police Departments Graffiti Bounty program; they will be rewarded with $100.00 for reporting this vandalism incident, which led to the arrest of the suspect.
Petty Theft
On November 9 at 7:23 p.m., a petty theft of a cell phone was reported at a business in the 100 block of West Foothill. The victim reported the suspect had just stolen her cell phone off a table inside of the business and fled the location, heading west towards Linwood and into an apartment complex. Officers arrived and searched the area, but were not able to locate the suspect. The investigation is continuing.
West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force Apprehends Suspect Wanted for Kidnapping and Rape
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, members of the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force apprehended suspect Benny Torres in East Los Angeles. Torres was wanted by the Monterey Park Police Department for kidnapping and rape. The Task Force, comprised of detectives from Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, El Monte, Monterey Park, and Los Angeles County Probation, conducted an exhaustive week-long search for Torres. The Task Force observed Torres in East Los Angeles and he was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held in custody on a
2.35 million dollar bail.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Highlighted Activity for November 3-5, 2014

Critical Missing – Subject Located
On November 3 at 1:49 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting that a bipolar female adult with diabetes was missing in Canyon Park. The subject had been walking with her husband and a friend, and had walked ahead of them. They had walked this area many times before and the subject had always waited at a certain place. This time, she took a different turn and may have gotten confused. Officers and Park Rangers responded and began a search of the area. A helicopter and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue were requested, but the missing person was located before they could respond. The subject was found near the dam on the paved road within 40 minutes of the initial report. She
was in good condition, just a little confused.
Residential Burglary
On November 3 at 4:46 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 400 block of North Primrose. The residents left at 8:00 a.m. and returned after 5:00 p.m. When they left, their home was locked and secured. They returned to find a rear window forced open, and the suspects had taken a safe, jewelry and coins. They exited the home through the entry point. It appears they backed into the long driveway near the entrance they used. The victim reported that the safe had no valuables inside.
Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs. Skateboarder
On November 3 at 5:53, a hit and run traffic collision involving a skateboarder was reported to police. The skateboarder was crossing Foothill at Mayflower on a green light in the proper crossing area, when a vehicle turned left and failed to stop, hitting the skateboarder. The skateboarder went over the hood of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to help the juvenile skateboarder and fled the scene. Paramedics were summoned, but fortunately, the victim was only scraped up and
received no serious injuries.
The victim was able to remember the license plate of the car, which returned to a Toyota sedan out of the Altadena area. The officer was able to identify the driver and obtain his home address. Night watch officers went to Alta Dena and located the suspect. He admitted to being at the location, driving the car that hit the child, and driving away. The investigation is continuing.
Robbery
On November 5 at 9:32 a.m., police responded to the report of a robbery at a business in the 500 block of West Huntington. A male and female entered the business and loaded multiple items of clothing into a mesh bag; they were observed by loss prevention. The male left the store with no items. The female left the store a few minutes later with the bag full of clothes and made no attempt to pay. The male had pulled a vehicle up to the curb and the female started to get in with the bag of stolen merchandise. The loss prevention officer identified himself and attempted to get the bag. The female slammed the door against the loss prevention officer’s arm and the male pulled the vehicle forward, causing the loss

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 30 - November 2, 2014

Domestic Violence / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On October 30 at 10:00 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of East Walnut regarding a domestic dispute. Officers arrived and determined the male was the primary aggressor and had caused minor visible injury to the female. A computer check revealed he also had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested for domestic violence and the warrant.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
On October 30 at 6:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Foothill regarding a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a male subject passed out and too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The male subject was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody. A computer check also revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest; he was arrested for public intoxication and the warrant.
Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested
On October 30 at 8:47 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers responded to the 2000 block of Broderick in the city of Duarte regarding a bicycle theft that occurred in Monrovia. Upon arrival, the officers recovered the stolen bicycle and arrested the suspect, who later admitted to stealing the bicycle.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
On October 30 at 9:25 p.m., an officer stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation in the 800 block of East Huntington. Upon investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. His passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant and was also arrested and taken into custody.
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On October 31 at 1:14 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a traffic collision in the area of Huntington and Monterey. The male driver rear ended a vehicle, which continued forward and struck another vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle struck had redness to the face, possibly from striking the steering wheel. They also had soreness in the head and neck area. The male driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested for felony driving under the influence, due to the traffic collision with injuries.
Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On November 1 at 12:05 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of West Cypress on a hit and run traffic collision. The suspect struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle and fled the scene. Officers conducted an area check and located the suspect passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle in the 100 block of East Cherry. The suspect was intoxicated and was arrested at the scene.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On November 1 at 4:10 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the 800 block of West Colorado. Through investigation, the officer determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the driver and she was taken into custody.
Public Intoxication – Suspects Arrested
On November 2 at 1:15 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Myrtle and Lime regarding a man down in the street. When the officer arrived, he found an intoxicated subject passed out in the street. His brother was with him, but he was also intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. Both subjects were arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody, where they were held for sobering.
Domestic Violence / Child Endangerment – Suspect Arrested
On November 2 at 3:00 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Duarte regarding a domestic violence incident. During an argument, the male suspect pulled his girlfriend to the floor by her hair while she was holding their 11-month-old baby in her arms. The girlfriend sustained red marks on her shoulder and complained of pain to the back of her head, where her hair was pulled. The baby was not injured. The suspect was arrested.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 27-29 2014


Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
On October 28 at 7:29 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Myrtle and Foothill. A teenage driver hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Suspicious Noises / Bear Incident
On October 28 at 8:47 p.m., police received a call from a resident in the 400 block of North Primrose reporting suspicious noises on their roof. An officer responded, along with the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, and they discovered a bear on the roof of the residence. The bear was left alone and eventually left the area. 
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On October 28 at 10:38 p.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 hangup call involving a family disturbance in the 900 block of West Olive. An officer arrived and spoke to a male adult, who stated his 17-year-old stepson was arguing with him and took off, jumping over walls to get away from him. A computer check of the juvenile revealed he had a no-bail juvenile warrant for his arrest. Officers eventually located the subject hiding in the bed of a pickup truck in a hotel parking lot. The juvenile was arrested and taken into custody. He was taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall.
Under the Influence of a Contolled Substance / Possession of a Controlled
Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
On October 29 at 11:40 a.m., acting on evidence gathered from a grand theft auto incident earlier in the week, officers went to a location in the 600 block of West Palm to further the investigation. At the location, officers discovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a suspect under the influence of a controlled substance. Three suspects were arrested.
Mental Evaluation
On October 29 at 11:01 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of North Grand Avenue to keep the peace. An 18-year-old, male subject was out of control in the residence. The subject was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend. He was taken to a hospital, where he was held for mental Evaluation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 23-26, 2014

Commercial Burglary / Grand Theft Auto / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
On October 23 at 4:59 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain called police to report a theft that had just occurred. The suspects, a male and female, took an expensive drill and other items, and fled in a vehicle with no plates. An officer observed a vehicle that matched the description in the area of Evergreen and Mountain. The vehicle was stopped without incident, and the investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen. The stolen property from the business was still in the vehicle, along with additional property that is believed to be stolen and a list of other store locations. Used hypodermic needs were also discovered. The suspects were arrested and taken
into custody.
Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
On October 23 at 7:55 p.m., officers were sent to a residence in the 600 block of West Foothill on the report of domestic battery. The male subject was determined to be the primary aggressor. He was arrested and taken into custody, where he was held pending his court appearance.
Battery – Suspect Arrested
On October 23 at 8:35 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of West Foothill on the report of a family disturbance. The investigation revealed the 15- year-old son was angry at his father and punched him in the face. The juvenile was arrested and taken into custody. The father sustained a minor injury to his face and declined medical treatment.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 23 at 10:50 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of California and Duarte when he observed a couple arguing in a vehicle that was stopped along the side of the road. The officer contacted the couple and found the engine was running and the driver was determined to be intoxicated. The driver was arrested and later released on a citation after sobering.
Burglary / Fraud Arrest – Suspect Arrested
On October 24, at 4:41 p.m., police responded to a business in the 600 block of South Myrtle on the report of a burglary. Two male suspects entered a pawn shop and told the employees they wanted to sell a gold necklace. The employees confirmed it was real gold and offered to buy it. Right before they exchanged the necklace for the money, the suspects said they changed their mind and no longer wanted to sell it. The suspects briefly left the store, and then returned again stating they reconsidered the offer and now wanted to sell the necklace. The suspects handed a fake gold necklace to the clerk
instead of the real one. The suspects were detained by officers and arrested for burglary and theft by false pretense.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 24 at 2:04 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of West Olive when he stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. The motorist was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested. The motorist was taken to the Monrovia Jail, where she was held for sobering. She was later released on a citation.
Domestic Violence Arrest – Suspect Arrested
On October 25 at 2:46 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of South Alta Vista regarding a report of domestic violence. The investigation revealed the wife locked her husband out of their apartment. The husband broke a window and climbed through it, sustaining a laceration to his arm. Upon entering the apartment, he grabbed his wife by the arms in an effort to pull her outside and lock her out. The wife sustained bruising on both of her arms. The husband was treated at the scene by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics for the laceration to his arm. He was then arrested and taken into custody. He had to be taken to a local hospital for further treatment of his arm.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 26 at 1:57 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Cherry
stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. The motorist was determined to be
driving under the influence and was arrested and taken into custody. The suspect was
also found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest, which were added to his charges.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 26 at 2:14 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Ivy and Cherry when he stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. The motorist was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. The motorist was taken into custody and held for sobering. She was later released on a citation. The motorist was also found to be on probation for DUI.
Runaway Juvenile
On October 26 at 7:39 a.m., the father of a 14-year-old called police to report his son had run away. He was last seen in the home about 4:00 a.m. that morning, but was gone when his father woke up. The boy left his phone and computer behind, but took  his skateboard. It is possible he is on his way to New York, but by an unknown means. A flyer was distributed and the subject was entered into the law enforcement missing persons system. The investigation is continuing.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 20-22 2014

Fire Assist / School Evacuation
On October 20 at 12:27 p.m., the science lab at Canyon High School in the 900 block of Royal Oaks was evacuated due to a chemical smell in the air. Students and staff began to choke and cough as they left the room. During the evacuation process and Monrovia Fire Department trying to identify the source, a 17-year-old student from the class admitted to spraying pepper spray in a trash can at the back of the room. An 18-yearold female student had the pepper spray in her purse and had left her purse open. She sits next to the male student. He said he took it and wanted to see how the pepper
content came out of the can.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 16-19, 2014

Stolen Vehicle
On October 16 at 7:32 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen in the 400 block of Royal Oaks. The victim parked her 1985 Honda Accord in front of her residence at 6:15 a.m. She locked and secured the vehicle. When she went outside at 7:30 a.m., she found her vehicle was gone. The investigation is continuing.
Warrants - Suspect Arrested
On October 16 at 11:47 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 400 block of West Huntington regarding a subject causing a disturbance. The subject was located and was found to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest from the Monrovia Police Department; he was arrested taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto / Vehicle Recovered
On October 17 at 12:33 p.m., a vehicle was stolen from the 900 block of West Foothill.  The victim is an elderly female who was attempting to park her vehicle in a handicap stall. She exited her vehicle to remove a cart that was blocking the stall. A male subject that was standing next to her vehicle eating ice cream jumped into the vehicle and drove away. Monrovia police responded along with the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter. An area check was made for the vehicle, but it was not located.
The vehicle was later recovered. It was found parked on a street in Pasadena. The victim's purse was recovered, but cash was taken. The suspect in this case is described as a male Hispanic, wearing a blue shirt, jeans, and carrying a black backpack. The suspect had some facial hair. The investigation is continuing.
Robbery
On October 17 at 11:22 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a theft that had just occurred. Loss prevention witnessed the suspect taking items without paying. When security confronted the suspect, he returned the property, but he refused to walk back to the office. The suspect then pulled out a pair of needle-nose pliers and advanced on the security officer. The security officer was able to push the suspect away. The suspect and a female subject then fled in a white Toyota Tacoma. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 30's, shaved head
with tattoos. He was with a white female in her 30's. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia /
Exhibiting an Imitation Firearm / Driving on a Suspended License / Warrants – Suspect Arrested
On October 17 at 6:31 p.m., a suspect motorist reportedly brandished a firearm at another motorist in the area of California and Hurstview. Police arrived and located the vehicle, and the suspect was detained. Investigation revealed the suspect brandished a BB gun at the victim in an incident of road rage. The suspect was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was driving on a suspended license and had three warrants. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On October 19 at 1:30 a.m., an officer was on patrol near the intersection of Chestnut and Alta Vista when he stopped a motorist for a traffic violation. The motorist was determined to be under the influence of alcohol; the driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Robbery / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
On October 19 at 3:07 p.m., a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called to report a robbery that just occurred. A female suspect was attempting to hide items in her purse, return other items and pay for some items; she was detained by loss prevention. When she realized they were calling the police, she hit a store employee  who was trying to keep her from leaving and attempted to get away. An officer arrived and she was arrested. A used methamphetamine pipe was located in her purse, which was added to her charges.
Residential Burglary
On October 19 at 6:41 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 1600 block of South Mayflower. The victim left her residence earlier and returned to find the side door of her garage ajar and property taken. A bicycle and golf clubs were missing. The investigation is continuing.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 13-15 2014

Warrant / Receiving Stolen Property / Petty Theft / Theft of Mail – Suspect Arrested
On October 14 at 5:19 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Madison and Foothill observed a male subject on a bicycle acting suspicious. The officer watched as the subject was looking into parked vehicles and then looking around to see if he was being watched. The subject was contacted and found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search of the subject’s backpack revealed bank checks and identification with someone else’s name on them. The checks and identification were found to be stolen. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Theft From an Unlocked Vehicle
On October 14 at 5:48 p.m., a male subject called police to report his wallet was stolen from his unlocked car in the 600 block of West Foothill. The investigation is continuing.

Tip of the Week

Bears in Your Backyard! Bear Safety Event 
A community informational meeting on bear safety will be held on October 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Monrovia Library Community Room at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue. This Informational meeting is sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Holden, and representatives from the Monrovia Police Department, the Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Athens Services will be there to present information and answer any questions or concerns on living with wildlife in Monrovia.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 9-12, 2014

Armed Robbery
On October 9 at 3:36 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at a business in the 400 block of West Foothill. The suspect entered the business, brandished a knife and demanded money from the register. The suspect began hitting the register in an attempt to open it. When the register did not open, he grabbed it and ripped it away from the counter. He then ran west from the location. An extensive search was made for the suspect and items from the register were found discarded in the 700 block of West Foothill. The suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a male African American,
approximately 6'5"  tall, medium build, wearing multiple layers of clothing and gloves.
The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle
On October 10 at 8:06 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of South Primrose. The victim parked her white Toyota Camry in her carport the day before. When she returned to her vehicle in the morning, the car was gone. The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered
On October 10 at 2:41 p.m., a stolen vehicle was located in the 900 block of West  Walnut. The registered owner was contacted and the vehicle was released to the owner. The investigation is continuing.
Hit & Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On October 10 at 10:02 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of West Colorado to a hit and run traffic collision where the suspect had hit a fence on a property. The officer arrived within minutes and stopped the suspect vehicle as it was attempting to leave the scene; the driver was detained. The suspect and his vehicle were positively identified and he was arrested. Although a fence was damaged in front of the residence, the house did not sustain any structural damage and no injuries were reported. There was no evidence of the suspect being under the influence of drugs or
alcohol; the suspect was believed to have been texting on his cell phone just prior to the
collision.
Battery with Urine / Urinating in Public / Resisting a Peace Officer by Means of Threats or Violence – Suspect Arrested
On October 13 at 10:19 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 400 block of South Myrtle regarding a subject causing a disturbance. The suspect was intoxicated and intentionally urinated on two female victims that were seated at an outdoor patio table. When the officer approached, the suspect kicked the officer and threatened to kill him. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. The officer was not injured as a result of being kicked by the suspect.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
On October 10 at 11:55 a.m., a disturbance was reported in the 800 block of West Walnut. An officer arrived and saw a subject throw an object down on the ground. Further investigation revealed the object was a methamphetamine pipe. The officer arrested the suspect for possession of the pipe.
Public Intoxication / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
On October 11 at 2:11 a.m., an intoxicated subject entered the police lobby with a bloody lip and claimed he was the victim of an assault that occurred near a night club in the 300 block of South Myrtle. Further investigation revealed he was involved in a fight with his friend in the 100 block of East Lime. The officer located the friend near the front of the police station. The friend was also intoxicated and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.
Critical Missing Person Located
On October 11 at 3:20 p.m., the family of a fifteen-year-old, autistic boy contacted Monrovia Park Rangers about their son being missing. Their son was hiking with a group when he ran ahead to a trailhead where they were going to have lunch and went missing. He was dressed in light clothing with a hat and backpack. He had several bottles of water and some snacks, but did not have a cell phone and was not familiar with the area. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter was immediately dispatched to the area and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue was contacted. Sierra Madre Search and Rescue located the boy about two miles from the location he was last seen. His parents were brought to him, and he was checked by paramedics and determined to be in good condition.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 12 at 1:53 a.m., an officer was on patrol near the intersection of Myrtle and
Lemon when he stopped a motorist for a traffic violation. The motorist was determined
to be under the influence of alcohol; the driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 6-8, 2014

Mental Evaluation
On October 7 at 9:14 p.m., a female subject who lives in the 300 block of North Encinitas Avenue phoned police several times to report she needed assistance. As officers were on the way, a male subject at the same location phoned to report the female subject was hitting him and his face was bleeding. He reported that the female subject is supposed to be on medication that she was not taking. When officers arrived, they observed the female being very aggressive toward the male subject. The male subject had visible injuries and was treated on scene by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics. The female was taken to a hospital, where she was held for mental evaluation.
Battery
On October 8 at 3:11 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 200 block of East Foothill regarding an assault that just occurred. The victim told the officer she was using numerous washing machines when another subject inside the location became  confrontational with her over the amount of machines she was using. Several words were exchanged and both subjects started fist fighting. They were separated by other patrons in the business. Both subjects signed a refusal to prosecute.
Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
On October 8 at 8:58 p.m., a manager of a business called to report a suspicious subject knocking on doors in the 900 block of South Fifth. The subject was looking for a person who had rented a room at the location. On our way to the location the subject went to the front desk and gave them the name of the person he was looking for and then he left. The name of the person given to management had rented two rooms that day and paid cash for both.
Officers went to the rooms, at the request of management, to make sure everything was okay. Upon checking the first room none of the subjects were the person who had rented the room. However, two of the subjects had several items inside the room and appeared to be staying there. During our investigation we discovered a sizeable amount of methamphetamine, packaging material and cash. Two subjects were arrested, one for possession of a controlled substance for sales and the other for a warrant.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Avoid the S. California shortcut...police activity 10/7/2014

From my nixle alerts tonight:
  #LASD Armed Barricaded Suspect, 2300 Block of California Avenue, Monrovia (Unincorporated)
 
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Special Weapons Team have responded to the 2300 block of California Avenue, Monrovia, to assist Temple Sheriff’s Station deputies regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon suspect, who is barricaded inside a residence. 
 
SEB deputies have assumed command of the tactical response and Crisis Negotiation Team personnel are working to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution.
 
Surrounding homes have been evacuated for the safety of the residents.
 
There is no additional information available at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Temple Station at (626) 285-7171.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
 
Authored by:
 
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy

Crystal Hernandez, Deputy

Waterline repair on the street.

The mystery is solved why there were a bunch of cones with no parking signs attached.  A waterline off the main is leaking and they have to replace the entire pipe from main to meter.
Rude awakening or neighborhood drama?  You decide.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Highlighted Activity for October 2-5, 2014

Grand Theft Bicycle – Suspect Arrested
On October 2 at 7:17 p.m., police were alerted to a bicycle theft that occurred at a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain. The suspect was heading toward the city of Duarte. An officer responded to the area and located the suspect riding the stolen bicycle near Huntington and Buena Vista. The officer detained the suspect and recovered the bicycle. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Residential Burglary
On October 3 at 1:13 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of West Colorado. The victim left her residence at 12:00 p.m. and was gone for approximately one hour. When she returned home, she found her residence unsecured and the inside had been ransacked. The investigation is continuing.
Residential Burglary
On October 3 at 1:39 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 200 block of North Mountain. The residents left the home at 8:00 a.m. and secured the doors. When they arrived home, they found a rear bedroom window had been smashed and jewelry was taken from two rooms. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 3 at 11:04 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Magnolia and Olive when he observed a motorist committing several vehicle code violations. The officer stopped the motorist and discovered the female driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DUI and taken into custody, where she was held for sobering.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
On October 3 at 11:14 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Huntington observed a male subject crossing the intersection against a red traffic signal. The officer contacted the subject and discovered he had an outstanding warrant issued by the Alhambra Police Department. The subject was arrested for the warrant. Alhambra officers arrived and took custody of the subject for their warrant.
Felony Hit & Run Traffic Collision
On October 4 at 4:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Grand to a hit & run traffic collision. Upon arrival, two occupants were found trapped inside of a vehicle. The suspect vehicle had fled the scene. Monrovia Fire Department responded and used firefighter extrication tools to remove the occupants. The occupants were both male juveniles and had sustained moderate to severe injuries. The driver of the victim vehicle was possibly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. The investigation is continuing.
Hit and Run Traffic Collision Follow-up
On October 4 at 10:05 a.m., officers were flagged down by an adult male subject in the 1200 block of Encino Avenue. The subject woke up this morning and discovered his red Ford Expedition had been damaged sometime during the night. He confronted his 16-year-old daughter about the damage. She appeared to have been drinking and said she did not know anything about it. Officers contacted the daughter and she admitted to using a shaved key the night before to take the vehicle and to being involved in a hit and run accident near Grand Park. After obtaining her statement, police stored the
vehicle for evidence. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On October 5 at 2:07 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Evergreen observed a vehicle traveling north on Myrtle strike a curb. He made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The female driver admitted to be intoxicated. Field sobriety tests revealed the driver was intoxicated; she was arrested and taken into custody.
Commercial Burglary
On October 5 at 12:28 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a hotel in the 1400 block of Monterey. The victim was conducting a seminar at the hotel. He left his laptop computer in the seminar room and went to the lobby to meet some clients. When he returned a short time later, his computer was gone. The victim called police and an officer responded. The officer viewed security video of the room and recognized the suspect in the video. The officer located the suspect on Monterey, recovered the computer and arrested the suspect for burglary.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Highlighted Activity for September 29 - October 1, 2014

Explains all the ghetto-birds in the 'hood the night of the 30th...don't know when we last had so much action around here....
Runaway Juveniles Located
On September 29 at 6:45 p.m., a caller reported two male juveniles walking south on Mountain who appeared to be smoking marijuana and looking into parked vehicles. An officer responded and located the two subjects. Both subjects were determined to be reported runaways from a group home. The subjects were detained. One subject was released to the custody of the group home and the other was arrested on a no-bail juvenile warrant and taken to the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles.
Vehicle Pursuit / California Highway Patrol Outside Assist – Suspect Arrested
On September 30 at 8:23 p.m., California Highway Patrol phoned Monrovia dispatch to advise they were entering our city at Colorado and Monterey, pursuing a vehicle. Officers quickly located and trailed the pursuit at the request of CHP. The pursuit terminated in the 200 block of East Lemon. Monrovia officers set up a perimeter, as CHP units began verbal communication with the suspect, who had run inside a residence. CHP entered the residence and located the suspect; the suspect was
arrested and taken into custody.
Injury Traffic Collison
On September 30 at 8:44 p.m., a caller phoned police to report they were just involved in a hit and run traffic collision and they were following the suspect. Officers arrived and located the suspect vehicle. After speaking with both parties, it was determined that the suspect had a seizure and struck the victim’s vehicle. The victim sustained minor injury to his leg and complained of pain.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On September 30 at 9:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of North May Avenue regarding the report of domestic violence at the location. The female victim went to a neighboring residence and told the neighbor that her boyfriend had tried to kill her by strangling her. The neighbor was afraid and called the police.
The victim went back inside the boyfriend’s residence. Officers arrived and secured the perimeter of the location. The victim’s sister also arrived and was worried because her sister was not answering her cell phone.
Monrovia dispatch called the cell phone and the victim answered. She would not answer any of the dispatcher's questions and appeared to be under duress. The phone call was suddenly ended.
A short time later, the female ran out the front door and two officers escorted her to safety. A few minutes after that, the male suspect came out and was taken into custody. The male suspect was determined to be the aggressor in the incident and was arrested.