Thursday, January 29, 2015
January 26 at 12:58 p.m., police received a call from a business in the 300 block of West Huntington, reporting a suspect at their front counter who was attempting to return items with a stolen credit card. The suspect had purchased $800 worth of headphones the previous day, using false identification and a stolen credit card. Store employees realized the credit card was stolen after the purchase was made and the suspect had left the store.
The suspect had now returned to the store and was attempting to return the headphones for cash. Employees recognized the suspect and called police. Officers arrived at the location and detained the suspect without incident. The suspect was still in possession of the fictitious identification and credit cards. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for fraud charges. After further investigation, it was learned that this suspect had charged over $100,000 in stolen merchandise throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
January 28 at 8:29 p.m., a female subject called police to report her car was stolen from the 400 block of South Myrtle.
An officer was dispatched to the location and he contacted the subject. While he was speaking with her, he noticed signs of intoxication. The officer located the subject’s vehicle on Myrtle, just north of where they were standing. A computer check of the subject revealed she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest; she was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant.
SNARK ALERT: that last entry has to go down a stupid in action
Monday, January 26, 2015
January 24 at 2:00 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a driver in the area of Hillcrest and Stedman for a speeding violation. He had been drinking at a friend’s house. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
January 24 at 2:30 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a driver driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver was stopped in the area of California and Monrovista. The driver was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested for driving under the influence.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
January 24 at 3:20 a.m., an officer observed a driver passed out behind the wheel in the 800 block of California. The driver was found behind the wheel and refused all DUI tests. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Critical Missing Person – Subject Located
January 24 at 7:48 p.m., a parent came in to report his son missing from a residence in the 500 block of East Walnut. The teenage son is Autistic and had run away from their home. Officers quickly began looking for the subject, and he was located within about thirty minutes.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
January 25 at 3:25 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the area of Montana and Myrtle. During the course of the stop, it was determined the driver had been drinking and was under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested for DUI.
Grand Theft Auto
January 25 at 9:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of West Greystone on the report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle is a Bronze, 1992 Acura. The vehicle was parked in front of the victim’s home and was left unlocked. The theft occurred sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested
January 25 at 12:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a possible theft. Store security reported a known suspect in the store that had committed repetitive grand thefts. The suspect was collecting expensive items in the store. This suspect is responsible for a string of thefts at different locations of the business from the Monrovia to Pasadena area. The suspect enters a store and fills up a shopping cart with expensive items, and then pushes the property outside the store to an awaiting getaway car.
Monrovia officers arrived at the location, set up containment and waited for the suspect to exit. The suspect exited the store with the stolen merchandise. When he saw police, he dropped the stolen property and ran. Officers detained the suspect, and he arrested without further incident.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
January 19 at 6:54 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of El Nido regarding the theft of a stereo from a vehicle. The victim parked his vehicle overnight on the street with the doors unlocked and the windows down. The victim returned to his vehicle in the morning and discovered his car stereo had been ripped out of the dashboard. The investigation is continuing.
Outside Assist – United States Marshals
January 21 at 3:25 p.m., United States Marshals had information that a wanted fraud suspect was at a location in the 600 block of South Primrose in Monrovia. They notified the Monrovia Police Department and requested assistance. Officers and Monrovia’s Special Enforcement Team responded to assist. The suspect was found at the location and taken into custody by U.S. Marshals.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
January 15 at 11:03 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 2600 block of South Myrtle on the report of a commercial burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into two suites in an office building by forcing the doors open by unknown means. Upon entering, the suspect(s) took computers and electronic equipment from both locations. The suspect(s) then left undetected. The investigation is continuing.
Critical Missing Person Located
January 15 at 6:56 p.m., an adult female came into the police lobby to report her husband had walked away from her after an argument in the parking lot across from the police station. She was concerned, because her husband is a 67-year-old male with a severe case of Alzheimer’s. He had walked away 20 minutes earlier and had not returned.
Officers began an extensive area search, using all available resources: the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, twitter notification sent, neighboring agencies phoned and notified by teletype, units were sent to the missing person’s home in San Gabriel, two teams of scent dogs were used, and local hospitals were contacted. At 10:00 p.m., no leads had developed. Police units continued searching and the wife went home to wait there.
At 1:59 a.m., the woman phoned and reported her husband had just arrived home. He had walked home from Monrovia to San Gabriel. San Gabriel Police Department officers and paramedics confirmed he was home and checked his condition.
Grand Theft from a Tourist Bus!!!
January 17 at 3:46 p.m., police responded to a shopping center in the 500 block of West Huntington. Several tourists reported that someone had boarded their open and unlocked tourist bus, which was parked in the shopping center parking lot while all the tourists were off the bus and shopping for about an hour.
While the victims were shopping, an unknown suspect rummaged through the tourists’ personal belongings and took six cell phones, one laptop computer, and one passport. The driver was waiting in the driver's seat. It is possible that the driver had fallen asleep while the theft occurred. The investigation is continuing.
January 18 at 7:02 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 500 block of West Huntington. The victim had parked and went into a store in the shopping center. When he returned to his vehicle, he found the passenger side window had been shattered and personal items that were left in the vehicle had been taken. The investigation is continuing.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Vehicle Burglary PreventionThieves look for easy and inviting targets when it comes to selecting a vehicle to burglarize or steal
from. It is up to you to make every effort to prevent your car from being targeted. Here are some basic tips that will make your vehicle a little less inviting to a thief:
- LOCK your car!
- Always park in well-lighted areas.
- Install motion lights in your driveway.
- Install and use a vehicle alarm.
- DO NOT leave valuables in plain view.
- Leave all items of value at home if possible.
- Look around when you park.
Other thieves target victims by watching what is placed inside a trunk or hatch. If you plan on stopping by the gym, park, or elsewhere after work, take the time before you leave to place your belongings safely in the trunk. Don't wait until you park to then transfer your laptop, purse, bag, or briefcase to the trunk. Thieves may be watching and targeting your car.
These are just a few tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of auto burglary. Be proactive, look around, and most importantly, don't hesitate to call the police if you see something or someone suspicious.
January 12 at 8:24 a.m., an officer on patrol discovered a collision that had just occurred between two vehicles at the intersection of Huntington and California. It was determined that one of the drivers was traveling east on Huntington and failed to stop for a red light. The vehicle struck another vehicle traveling north on California with a green light.
The driver who failed to stop for the red light had a court ordered breathalyzer ignition starting machine in his vehicle from previous DUI convictions. He was determined to be driving under the influence of prescription narcotics that prohibit him from driving. He was arrested for driving under the influence.
January 13 at 12:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 700 block of South Myrtle regarding a female who was reported to be suicidal. When officers arrived, the female subject refused to open the door. Officers forced entry into the apartment to ensure the female subject was okay.
Upon entering, they found her swallowing multiple methadone pills in an attempt to kill herself. They stopped her from swallowing the pills and cleared her mouth of the pills. Paramedics responded and took the female to a local hospital, where she was treated.
January 14 at 6:11 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of West Huntington Drive. The victim parked and locked her car, and then went into work. When she returned at the end of the day, the car was open. A gym bag and items from the glove compartment were missing. It is unknown how the suspect(s) gained entry into the car, as there was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
January 9 at 3:08 p.m., police received information reporting possible animal cruelty occurring at a residence in the 400 block of Monrovista. An officer responded to the location and found there were seven dogs at the residence. Pasadena Humane Society was contacted and also responded to the location. The dog owner voluntarily released custody of five of the dogs to Pasadena Humane and two remained at the location.
The two remaining dogs were unlicensed and the owner was given a time period in which to get the dogs licensed. There was no evidence of physical abuse to the animals; however, there was an element of general neglect, based on the poor condition of the home, where the animals were kept. The Community Policing Office will follow up on this case regarding code enforcement violations.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
January 9 at 6:15 p.m., an intoxicated female subject was found at the skate park in the 800 block of East Olive. The subject was arrested and held for sobering.
Urinating in Public / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
January 10 at 7:50 p.m., officers observed a male subject urinating against a wall in the 1800 block of South Myrtle. The subject was found to be too intoxicated to care for himself and was arrested. He was held for sobering.
Disturbance / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
January 10 at 10:00 p.m., police responded to the theater in the 400 block of South Myrtle regarding a male subject causing a disturbance inside the theatre. Officers determined the subject was intoxicated and could not care for himself. He was arrested and held for sobering.
January 11 at 5:03 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1800 block of South Fifth Avenue. The victim parked and locked the vehicle in its assigned parking space. Unknown suspect(s) smashed one of the vehicle windows and took a Nikon camera that was left inside. The investigation is continuing.
Petty Theft – Suspects Arrested
January 12 at 4:22 a.m., police received several calls reporting a disturbance at a residence in the 00 block of Hidden Valley. When officers arrived, the victim reported that two females had come onto his property and were stealing yard art, pots and plants from his front yard. The victim heard the suspects and confronted them.
When confronted, the females began yelling that they were being raped and residents in the area phoned police to report someone was being raped. The females were able to get into their vehicle and they fled. Officers arrived and locked down the street. They located the suspects still nearby on Hidden Valley. The stolen property was recovered. The victim positively identified the suspects and made a citizen's arrest. The suspects were arrested and their vehicle was stored.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
January 5 at 7:00 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 100 block of West Chestnut. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry by smashing a front window. A 42 inch television was the only item taken. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
January 5 at 12:35 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Magnolia and Colorado. The vehicle is a Blue, 2006 Toyota Matrix. The vehicle was locked and was taken sometime between 6:00 p.m. on January 4 and 12:35 p.m. on January 5. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
January 5 at 12:23 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Madison regarding a domestic violence incident. The suspect is the ex-boyfriend of the victim. They had recently broken up. The victim was at a friend’s home on Madison when the suspect approached them and started a fight with the victim’s male friend. He then turned his aggression toward the victim. The victim sustained injuries, but was able to get away from the suspect and drove home to Covina. The suspect left the location.
Officers were able to track down the suspect and he was arrested for domestic violence.
Injury Traffic Collision
January 6 at 4:41 p.m., police received a report of a traffic collision in the 100 block of West Foothill. A car was entering onto Foothill Boulevard from a parking lot and was struck by a vehicle traveling east in the number one lane of Foothill. Both vehicles were occupied by solo male drivers and both vehicles sustained heavy damage, with airbags deployed. Both drivers were taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no indication of driving under the influence. The accident occurred during heavy traffic on Foothill.
January 6 at 11:51 p.m., a male subject came into the police lobby to report he was the victim of a robbery. The victim was walking south on Monterey and was pushing his icycle, which had a flat tire. He was attacked by two male suspects that were standing in the area of Monterey and Walnut. One of the suspects had a small, light-colored dog on a leash. The suspect dropped the leash and began punching the victim and trying to go through his pockets to take his belongings. The victim dropped his bicycle to defend himself, and the second suspect picked up the bicycle and rode away, despite the flat tire. The first suspect then fled the area. The bicycle was the only item taken. The
investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered
January 8 at 1:09 a.m., officers on patrol in the 400 block of West Huntington noticed a vehicle that looked out of place. They ran the license plate and it returned as a stolen vehicle. The car was recovered, printed and the registered owner was notified.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
December 29 at 1:13 p.m., an elderly male subject came to the police station to report being the victim of a scam. The victim parked in a handicap stall at a business in the 600 block of West Huntington. He was approached by a male white subject who claimed the victim hit something with his vehicle. The suspect said he could fix the problem. He reached under the dash and said a computer part was burned out. He convinced the victim to withdraw $400 from the bank kiosk in the parking lot. Once the victim handed the suspect the cash, the suspect fled.
This is the third incident that has been investigated with a similar suspect description and involving elderly victims and car repair scams. The two additional cases occurred in Arcadia. The suspect approached elderly females in parking lots and told them they had a wobbly front tire. The suspect attempted to dupe the victims into handing over large sums of money for the vehicle repairs. The two victims refused and reported the incidents to a local repair shop that, in turn, reported the incidents to police. The investigations are continuing.
December 29 at 2:50 p.m., a female subject was at the library in the 300 block of South Myrtle Avenue. She was seated at a desk in a rear corner cubicle. A male subject walked up to the cubicle and mumbled something toward her. She did not understand what he was saying and continued to study. A few minutes passed and she looked up again. She now saw the male subject standing in the book aisle between the book cases, and he was masturbating. After seeing the suspect, she stood up and walked to the front counter and called the police.
Officers arrived and searched the area for the suspect, but he was not located. The suspect is described as a male white, early to mid 30s, approximately 6'1" to 6'2" tall, thin build, clean cut, bleached blond buzz haircut, with a small earring stud in his left ear. He was wearing a light gray sweater and possibly carrying a backpack. The investigation is continuing.
December 30 at 5:23 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of West Walnut. The victim parked and locked her car in her assigned parking space at about 6:00 p.m. She returned to her vehicle early the next morning and noticed a window had been smashed. A carry-on bag was stolen from the front seat, which contained $30.00 in rolled coins in plastic wrappers. The investigation is continuing.
December 30 at 9:41 a.m., officers responded to the report of a vehicle burglary in the 300 block of South Primrose. They arrived and found the driver side door of the vehicle unlocked and no sign of forced entry. Several items were missing from the vehicle. The surrounding area was searched and some of the stolen items were located inside a dumpster. They were returned to the victim. The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered
December 30 at 12:52 p.m., an officer on patrol noticed a vehicle that was parked irregularly in the 800 block of South Primrose. He ran a computer check on the license late and discovered it was stolen out of Pasadena. The vehicle had been stripped. A rubber glove was found inside the vehicle. The owner said it was not in the vehicle when it was stolen on December 29. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys in the ignition when it was stolen.
Grand Theft Auto
December 30 at 11:33 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of Starlit Lane. The resident had a party where alcohol was served. All guests that drove to the party were required to put their car keys in a basket, but the basket was not secured. After the party, the owner of one of the vehicles noticed her car was gone and reported her car stolen to police. The next morning, the Los Angeles Police Department located the car and it had been crashed. The investigation is continuing.
Strong-arm Robbery – Suspect Arrested
December 31 at 6:00 p.m., police responded to the report of a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the area of Fifth Avenue and Duarte Road. The victim was riding his skateboard on the sidewalk and listening to his headphones. He heard something behind him and stopped and took off his headphones. A male subject who claimed to be in a gang told him he wanted his wallet and valuables. The victim stumbled back off his skateboard and the suspect grabbed his headphones. The victim’s wallet fell out of his pocket as he fell and the suspect grabbed it, too, and ran. An officer arrived and located the suspect in the area. The victim was able to identify the suspect and he was arrested
and taken into custody.
January 1 at 6:52 a.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of North May. Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on December 31 and 5:00 a.m. on January 1, unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked, detached garage. The suspect(s) took ten $2.00 bills and left undetected. The investigation is continuing.
January 1 at 10:58 a.m., the victim of a residential burglary reported that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered her home in the 100 block of North Canyon through a bedroom window. The suspect(s) took the victim's purse from a room and left undetected through the front door. The victim believes she was at home sleeping during the burglary. She found the latch broken on the bedroom window and the front door left unlocked. The investigation is continuing.
Manufacturing Synthetic Marijuana
January 1 at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to assist the Monrovia Fire Department on a residential structure fire in the 100 block of Fig. Evidence at the scene led the fire fighters to believe the location was being used to manufacture some form of drug. The initial indication is that the suspect was attempting to manufacture a synthetic form of marijuana. A lit cigarette caused the solution to ignite, burning the suspect's face and hands. The suspect was treated at a hospital for the burns. The investigation was turned over to the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT) for location cleanup and possible prosecution.
January 2 at 1:21 p.m., a family returned to their house in the 100 block of North May Avenue after a three day holiday vacation and discovered their house had been burglarized. A men's bicycle and an Xbox video game console was taken. It is unknown how the suspects entered the home, as there were no signs of forced entry. It is possible the victims may have left a rear door unlocked. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
January 3 at 6:07 p.m., police responded to the area of Duarte and Encino regarding a female driver observed striking several parked cars with her vehicle. She was located at Encino and third in Arcadia. The driver was positively identified by witnesses. She was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested.
Grand Theft Auto
January 4 at 1:06 p.m., a female victim called police to report her vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was taken from a hotel parking lot in the 700 block of West Huntington Drive. The vehicle is a 1998 Honda Civic and was taken sometime overnight. The investigation is continuing.
January 4 at 11:45 p.m., police received an alarm activation at a business in the 300 block of West Huntington Drive. Officers arrived and found the backdoor of the business open. Additional resources were requested to help search the location for suspects. Arcadia Police Department officers, the Glendora Police Department canine officer and the Foothill Air Support helicopter responded to assist. The location was searched, but no suspects were located. A large quantity of cigarette cartons was stolen. The investigation is continuing.