Monday, November 24, 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.