Thursday, May 28, 2015
Murder she wrote...or attempted at Rotary Park at Lime/California
Attempt Murder – Suspects Arrested
May 25 at 3:17 p.m., officers responded to a park in the 300 block of East Lime Avenue regarding a fight in progress. An altercation occurred and it appears that three male victims in their late teens were involved in a fight with two male suspects. During the fight, one of the three victims was stabbed in the abdomen. The injury is not believed to be life threatening and the victim is currently receiving medical treatment.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and the suspects may know each other, and at this point in time, the fight does not appear to be gang related. The two suspects have been arrested and are awaiting their court appearance.
May 26 at 4:53 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of West Central regarding several vehicle burglaries. One of the victims parked his company vehicle in his driveway at 6:30 p.m. He returned to his vehicle at 4:30 a.m. to find his window had been smashed and his company phone was missing. Two additional vehicles in the area had also been burglarized. A briefcase and change were taken from the other vehicles. The investigation is continuing.
Injury Traffic Collision
May 27 at 1:40 p.m., a driver was injured in a solo traffic collision into a tree in the 700 block of Norumbega. Alcohol was suspected, but the driver was sedated by the time the officers arrived at the hospital. A search warrant will be written to secure the medical test results. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
May 27 at 7:34 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of West Foothill regarding a family dispute. A husband and wife were fighting over finances and the husband assaulted the wife and threatened to kill her. The wife had visible injuries. The husband was arrested for domestic violence and an Emergency Protection Order was issued.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
May 22 at 1:10 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Mountain and Huntington when he stopped a motorist for unsafe speed. Investigation revealed the motorist was intoxicated. The officer arrested the motorist for driving under the influence and he was held for sobering.
Driving Under the Influence / Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
May 22 at 3:00 a.m., an officer stopped a motorist in the area of Peck and Live Oak for driving without lights during darkness. The motorist was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI. She was taken into custody, and during the booking process, a clear plastic baggie of methamphetamine was located in her purse. She was additionally charged for possession of a controlled substance.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs / Warrant / Voluntary Missing Adult Located – Suspect Arrested
May 22 at 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of East Lime on the report of a missing person. The missing subject was given permission to use his nephew’s car to go to the unemployment office in Pasadena on May 20. He had not returned and could not be reached by phone. The reporting party did not desire to report his vehicle stolen, but just wanted to make sure his uncle was okay. The uncle was entered into the law enforcement missing persons system.
On May 25 at 3:06 a.m., and officer stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation. The investigation determined the driver was under the influence of narcotics and he was arrested for DUI. A computer check revealed the suspect had been reported missing to the Monrovia Police Department on May 22 and that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was removed from the missing persons system and the warrant was added to his charges.
Suspicious Circumstances / Possible Scam
May 22 at 3:49 p.m., a resident in the 1700 block of Leafwood called police to report a suspicious person. A male subject contacted the resident at their door and stated he was with Edison. He told the resident that money was due on their account. He did not have any identification and was holding an iPad. When the resident told him they had solar power and did not owe any money, the subject left immediately. Officers responded and searched the area to contact the subject, but were unable to locate him. The subject is described as an adult, male Asian.
Hit and Run Traffic Collision
May 23 at 1:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Sixth and Duarte regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The reporting party witnessed a vehicle collide into a lamp pole and flee the area, heading south on Sixth Avenue. The vehicles front bumper and license plate were left at the scene. Officers located the vehicle at Sixth and Wisteria, unoccupied. A search of the area for the driver was unsuccessful. The vehicle was stored as evidence. The pole sustained minimal damage. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
May 23 at 8:13 a.m., a witness called police to report he had observed a vehicle strike a parked car near Magnolia and Duarte Road, and then continue on Duarte Road. The witness said the vehicle was swerving and the driver pulled into a business parking lot. Officers arrived and told the driver to put the car in park and exit the vehicle. The driver could not get the car in park and almost backed into the police vehicle. He eventually parked and exited, almost falling. The driver was determined to be under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs. He was arrested for DUI and for the hit and run accident. He was held for sobering.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
May 23 at 3:27 p.m., and officer on patrol observed a driver acting suspiciously and attempting to hide near a drive through in the 700 block of East Huntington. With probably cause, the officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. He discovered the driver had a suspended license. Additional investigation revealed the license plate on the vehicle was not issued to that vehicle. There were no licensed drivers in the vehicle. One female occupant was determined to have a $150,000 outstanding warrant for assault, as well as a minor warrant for unlicensed driver. She was arrested for the warrants. The vehicle was stored for the display of a false license plate and for the suspended license violations.
Friday, May 22, 2015
On May 18 at 4:22 a.m., a female called and said her ex-boyfriend threatened he would jump off a cliff "up on Myrtle" if she did not come to see him. The female caller was on her way in from Pomona. All available officers checked areas where the two have visited in the past, but were unable to locate him. The suicidal subject continued to call the female while she was driving to Monrovia. The subject told the female to meet him in the 100 block of West Colorado, parking structure. Officers surrounded the area and walked in on foot. An officer observed the subject run into the stairwell where he was detained. The subject was checked by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and transported to a hospital where he was held for a 72 hour mental evaluation.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle
On May 19 at 10:30 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of West Hillcrest called to report a vehicle with the engine still running was parked at the curb. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Pasadena on May 18. The ignition housing was damaged. The owner was notified and the vehicle was released.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The first class is being taught by Elizabeth Butterfield who is the featured artist at the Monrovia Association of Fine Art's Celebrate the Arts. She does amazing work in mixed media - fabric, paper, what have you torn into tiny bits and reassembled into a "painting" that is nothing short of stunning.
Maybe we should get a group and commandeer the event for us? Its not free, but worth the admission.
Monday, May 18, 2015
On May 14 at 12:20 p.m., an officer responded to a residential burglary that occurred in the 100 block of North Garfield. The investigation revealed that entry was made into thehome through an east side window. The home was ransacked and the loss is unknownat this time. The investigation is continuing.
Battery / 72 Hour Mental Evaluation
On May 14 at 6:29 p.m., a battery incident was reported at a business in the 900 blockof East Huntington Drive. The store clerk was punched by a male subject inside the store. The subject heard voices coming from the clerk’s headphones. He punched her,striking her hand as she blocked the punch and then the subject fled the store. A surveillance video confirmed the subject description and he was located a short time later in the area. The clerk wanted prosecution and completed a citizen arrest. The suspect had no identification and was taken into custody. After he was identified he
was place on a 72 hour hold.
Driving Under of the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
On May 15 at 12:30 p.m., a subject called stating a person who appeared drunk was getting into a vehicle and driving away near Palm and Primrose. The officer observed the vehicle which fit the description and stopped it for a vehicle code violation. An investigation revealed the driver was impaired and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On May 17 at 10:15 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Duarte Road and 6th Avenue. When officers arrived they located a male subject near his vehicle. He explained he had struck a parked vehicle. During the course of the investigation it was determined the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Located Critical Missing from Texas / 72 Hour Mental Evaluation
On May 17 at 12:30 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of West Duarte called to report a female had arrived in a vehicle and stated she was lost. Officers arrived and talked to her and she made several statements that did not make sense. She stated she had injured her arm in Arizona and said her arm was bothering her. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics responded to check on her. A computer check revealed she was a critical missing from Texas who was bipolar and off her medication. The female was transported to a hospital where she was treated for her injury and was
placed on a 72 hour evaluation hold.
Parking more than 72 hours without moving is a Municipal Code issue. Or if it keeps you from getting in and out of your driveway, call Parking Enforcement: (626) 256-8000 -dont call 911
If its just an eyesore, call Code Enforcement and voice your concerns. From the city web site:
Report a Complaint
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tip of the WeekVehicle Repair Scams Targeting the Elderly In the last five months, the city of Monrovia
has had four reported vehicle repair scams targeting elderly victims that occurred in the
Huntington Oaks parking lot. Arcadia has Also been getting hit with these scams.
The suspects are described as male Hispanics/middle eastern, 5’4” to 5’10,” thin
build, approximately 40-50 years old. The suspects tend to move around a lot from city
to city, committing these crimes.
There are two different variations of this scam. The first is when the victim parks their vehicle and a male subject (the scammer) either parks next to the victim or approaches the victim’s driver side front door on foot. The scammer tells the victim that something is wrong with their vehicle, and in some cases, the victim could not close their driver side front door. One victim reported seeing the scammer holding a small screwdriver, possibly what the scammer used to prevent the victim from closing their door. The suspect then claims he just happens to be an auto mechanic and he can fix the
He inspects underneath the steering column and produces something as evidence, such as a burnt fuse. The scammer then tells the victim that he has a replacement fuse. The scammer reaches back inside the vehicle and claims to have fixed the problem. Once this is done, the victim’s driver side front door is able to close.
The second scam is when the scammer watches the victim leave their vehicle and then does something to disable it. When the victim returns, the vehicle will not start. The scammer uses the same ploy as above and says he can fix it. He reaches underneath the steering column and “fixes” the problem. The scammer tells the victim that he/she needs to pay for the cost of the replacement part. In most cases, the scammer asks for a ridiculously high amount, anywhere from $400.00 to $8,000.00. Unfortunately, the victim will agree on the price or sometimes asks to lower the amount. Once a price is agreed upon, the scammer asks to get into the victim’s vehicle (sometimes drive it) and drive to the victim’s local bank or a bank kiosk. The victim pays the scammer and the scammer leaves.
Please share this with the elderly neighbors who may not read the blog or are not internet capable in general. This is importnat information they need to have.
May 11 at 4:40 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain. A suspect was observed stealing a pipe cutter from the business and walking out of the store without paying for the item. He was stopped by the loss prevention officer outside the store. As the loss prevention officer was attempting to take custody of the suspect, a second suspect approached and struck the loss prevention officer with brass knuckles, and both suspects fled. A description of the suspects was broadcast and both suspects were detained at Evergreen in the city of Duarte.
CHP Pursuit of Motorcycle
May 11 at 7:44 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West Huntington regarding a motorcycle crash. Further investigation revealed the California Highway Patrol was in pursuit of the speeding motorcycle, westbound on Huntington, when it ran into a vehicle, throwing the rider approximately 100 feet. The rider was taken to a hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. The collision and investigation was handled by the CHP.
Missing Adult Located
May 11 at 9:29 p.m., a male subject came into the police station to report his 81-yearold father missing. The father lives at a retirement home in the 100 block of South Myrtle, but often stays the night with friends. He was at a friend’s house earlier in the day, but was last seen leaving the residence on foot. The son contacted police when his father failed to return to the retirement home.
Officers eventually located the missing subject at a donut shop in El Monte by tracking his cell phone. El Monte officers responded to the location and detained the father until the Monrovia officer arrived. The subject was taken back to the retirement home. Adult Protective Services was notified of the incident.
May 12 at 5:10 p.m., two female teens were walking in 100 block of West Duarte when they were approached by two male teens. One of the male suspects brandished a black handgun and robbed one of the girls of her cell phone, then fled the scene. The female victims went home to Duarte before they called police. They contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who then advised the Monrovia Police Department. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto/Vehicle Recovered – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 2:20 a.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Walnut and Fifth when they saw a blacked-out vehicle that pulled up to the curb and parked. There were three subjects in the vehicle. As officers approached, the driver exited the vehicle and told the officers he had just stolen the car from San Bernardino. The driver was arrested and taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
May 13 at 7:36 p.m., an officer responded to the lobby of the police station on a report of domestic violence. The victim and her boyfriend were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation. The boyfriend grabbed and choked the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries from the altercation. The suspect was located and arrested for domestic violence.
May 13 at 10:26 p.m., police received a call from a business in the 300 block of West Huntington reporting a robbery that just occurred. The suspect was described as a male Black wearing blue jeans, a brown hooded sweatshirt, and a black bandana covering his face. The suspect was carrying a black handgun. He jumped the counter and ordered the register to be opened. The suspect grabbed money from the register and fled the location on foot. The investigation is continuing.
Monday, May 11, 2015
May 7 at 12:28 p.m., an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a suspect attempting to commit fraud. A male suspect entered a department store in the 500 block of West Huntington and opened a line of store credit using someone else's personal information, not his own. He had created a California DMV computer printout showing the fraudulent information. He then attempted to purchase store merchandise with the credit he had just fraudulently obtained; however, he was stopped by officers while in the act. The suspect was arrested for fraud and taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto
May 7 at 1:30 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 600 block of West Hillcrest. The victim parked his gray, 1990 Nissan pickup, but did not lock the doors. He left the key to the ignition in the center console, and then left the vehicle for approximately five minutes. When he returned to his truck, it was gone. Officers searched the area for the truck, but were unable to locate it. The investigation is continuing.
May 8 at 6:30 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1400 block of South Mountain. The female victim walked outside to her car, which was parked on the street, and discovered the rear window was shattered. Clothing items and shoes that were in the rear hatch area of her car were stolen from the vehicle. She did not see anyone around her vehicle or in the area when she discovered the theft. She said she had parked the vehicle there the night before at 9:00 p.m. and had locked the doors. The
investigation is continuing.
Fight in Progress/Assault
May 8 at 8:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Lemon on the report of a fight in progress. When officers arrived, they found a male juvenile on the ground with swelling to his jaw and a laceration to his ear. The victim had apparently lost consciousness for a moment. The victim's father arrived on scene as the subject was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. The victim was treated at the hospital and released in stable condition. Through investigation, it was learned that this incident carried over from words being exchanged earlier in the day between the two subjects at
school. The suspect is known to the victim by name. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
May 9 at 2:20 a.m., officers on patrol observed a motorist exceeding the posted speed limit at Myrtle and Longden. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and discovered the driver to be intoxicated. The officer arrested the driver for DUI and took him into custody. He was held for sobering.
Grand Theft Auto
May 9 at 7:30 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of Stedman. The victim had parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway at approximately 11:30 p.m. When he returned to the vehicle in the morning, it was gone. The vehicle is a tan, 1985, Toyota pickup. The investigation is continuing.
Non-Injury Traffic Collision
May 9 at 5:27 p.m., a driver was traveling west on Duarte Road in a construction area near Walker. She became confused by the cones and altered lane she was supposed to use. There was an open portion of road surface that was not yet completed. The driver drove her vehicle into the open portion of the street, causing minor damage to her vehicle. She was not injured. A tow truck had to remove her car from the opening, but she was able to drive her car away.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
May 10 at 2:07 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Primrose & Lemon when he saw a person on the street, staggering and showing signs of intoxication. The officer contacted the subject and confirmed he was, in fact, too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The officer arrested the subject for being drunk in public. The subject was held for sobering.
Grand Theft Bicycle – Suspect Arrested
May 10 at approximately 11:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West Foothill regarding the theft of a bicycle. The officers located a male suspect riding the bicycle in the 800 block of West Walnut. He was stopped and arrested for grand theft.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
May 5 at 8:57 a.m., a bicyclist was traveling southbound on the wrong side of the road on California and was struck by a vehicle traveling on Central as they both entered the intersection. The vehicle was traveling at a slow speed, so the cyclist sustained only minor injuries and was treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics.
72 Hour Mental Evaluation
May 5 at 8:35 p.m., officers responded to a fight in progress at a business in the 100 block of West Foothill. A male subject and his girlfriend were getting coffee at the business, when a male suspect started yelling at the girlfriend and hitting the male subject for no reason. Police have had previous contact with the suspect for prior mental issues. The victim was not injured and did not want prosecution. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was held for a 72-hour mental evaluation.
Driving Under the Influence/Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
May 6 at 12:13 a.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a speeding vehicle in the area of Huntington and Magnolia. Officers responded and were searching the area for the vehicle, when dispatch received a second call from a witness, stating the vehicle had crashed into a church parking lot wall in the 500 block of West Lemon. Officers responded to that location, but the vehicle was gone.
The Foothill Air Support helicopter responded to assist in the search for the vehicle. Officers located the vehicle in a business parking lot on Foothill, and the driver had gone inside a store. There was collision damage found on the vehicle from the church wall. The suspect was positively identified as the driver by a witness and was determined to be driving under the influence. The suspect was arrested for DUI and hit and run.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 6 at 2:13 p.m., police received a call reporting a male subject digging through a trash dumpster at a park in the 800 block of East Olive and it appeared as if he had two rifles in a blue trash bag on the ground next to him. Officers responded and determined the rifles were actually BB guns, and the subject said they were not his. A computer check revealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and the BB guns were taken and held for safe keeping until the owner can be found.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 6 at 11:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Duarte Road regarding an injury traffic collision. The investigation revealed that the 20-year-old driver was intoxicated and had collided into the center median that is under construction. A section of the center median curb sustained damage and will need to be replaced. The driver was not injured, but was arrested for driving under the influence and held for sobering.
Monday, May 4, 2015
April 30 at 9:52 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a bank in the 200 block of South Myrtle regarding fraud and elder fiduciary abuse. An elderly couple received a fraudulent scam call from the 209 area code. The caller claimed to be the IRS and demanded taxes due. The husband attempted to call the IRS, but could not reach anyone to get verification. In fear of getting in trouble, he went to the bank to withdraw money to send to the suspects.
While the husband was on his way to the bank, the wife contacted the Monrovia Police Department and asked for police intervention. An officer arrived just as the husband was exiting the bank and was able to advise him he was being defrauded. He redeposited the $4,000, and while the officer was still with the victim, the suspect called again. The officer answered the phone and attempted a ruse to get the suspect to advise on where to send the money; however, he would only talk to the victim. There
was no loss, but the emotional impact on this elderly couple was significant. The investigation is continuing.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered
April 30 at 1:46 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of South Violet called police after a resident moved out of an apartment, leaving behind what everyone thought was his van. They contacted him, and he said the van was not his. He thought it belonged to another resident. A computer check of the van revealed it was a stolen vehicle taken from Arcadia back in 2013. All of the residents had assumed the van belonged to someone in the apartment complex, so they had not called police to report it. The vehicle was recovered.
April 30 at 3:21 p.m., an officer responded to the corner of Central and Myrtle regarding a vandalism and battery incident. A driver was sitting at a green light, texting in his SUV. The driver of a large cement truck in back of him honked at him to go, and the impeding driver held up his middle finger at the truck driver. The truck driver exited his vehicle, and at some point, the cement truck driver was punched in the mouth by the SUV driver. The cement truck driver then smashed the windows of the SUV. The order of events could not be determined and there were no independent witnesses. Statements and pictures were taken and a verified complaint report for the appropriate violations will
be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
April 30 at 9:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Myrtle on the report of a suspicious person in area. After contacting the subject, the officer discovered the subject had an outstanding warrant issued by the Long Beach Police Department. The suspect was arrested for the warrant.
May 1 at 3:39 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of North Canyon was upstairs and heard noises downstairs. He went down and saw a bear in his kitchen. He was able to get out of the house and call police. The Fish and Wildlife Warden was notified and began to respond. Officers arrived first and observed the bear coming out of the house. No tags were observed on the bear and it was persuaded back into the foothills without further incident.
May 2 at 9:28 a.m., a stolen vehicle was reported in the 300 block of Highland. The vehicle stolen is a silver, 2007, Toyota Tacoma, pickup truck. The vehicle was stolen between 2:00 and 9:30 a.m. There was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing
Hit and Run Traffic Collision
May 2 at 10:08 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred in the 200 block of North Myrtle. The suspect vehicle was a black Audi. The vehicle side swiped two parked cars. Witnesses saw the car heading west on Foothill after the collision and wrote down the license plate number. Upon investigation, the registered owner was contacted and said he had let a friend borrow his car. The officer arranged to speak to the friend, who eventually admitted to being involved in the collision and said he was unfamiliar with the vehicle, a stick shift, and he lost control of the car. A verified complaint was filed with the District Attorney’s Office for vehicle hit and run charges.
May 2 at 10:32 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting a stolen vehicle in the 100 block
of North Myrtle. The vehicle stolen is a white, 2005 Ford Escape. The vehicle was
locked and there was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.
May 2 at 11:13 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a stolen vehicle. The vehicle stolen is a white, 1985, Toyota, pickup truck. The vehicle was stolen between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. There was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
May 3 at 6:21 a.m., an officer responded to the area of 605 Freeway at Lower Azusa Road regarding a domestic violence incident. Officers from Irwindale Police Department had stopped a vehicle on the freeway, and the two subjects in the vehicle were arguing. The driver had bruising and swelling to her eye. She said she was punched in the face by her female partner, who was the other subject in the vehicle. The incident occurred in the 100 block of West Cherry in Monrovia. A Monrovia officer arrived and confirmed that domestic violence did in fact occur in Monrovia's jurisdiction. He arrested the suspect and took her into custody.
Petty Theft From Vehicles
May 3 at 7:30 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting several vehicles parked in the 500 block of Fano Street with there doors open and no one in the vehicles. Officers arrived and located four vehicles that appeared ransacked and burglarized. After speaking with the registered owners of the vehicles, it was determined that all of the vehicles had been left unlocked and various items were stolen from the vehicles. The investigation is continuing.
Battery – Suspects Arrested
May 3 at 2:34 p.m., dispatch received a call from a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. The employee reported that two male adult subjects came into the store and were arguing with the female manager of the store. The subjects decided to leave the store, and the female manager followed them out of the store and continued to argue with one of them outside of the store.
Once outside, the male subject removed his phone and began to video tape the manager. She became more upset and slapped his phone out of his hand. She then removed her phone and began to video tape him. He then slapped her phone out of her hand and she responded by pepper spraying him. Both subjects desired prosecution. Both subjects were arrested and received a citation to appear in court on battery charges.
Commercial Burglary – Suspect Arrested
May 3 at 3:21 p.m., a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report a male subject that had stolen items from inside the store. The loss prevention officer was chasing the subject through the parking lot. Police were given a suspect description and responded to the area. The suspect was located and detained near the corner of Huntington and Mayflower. The suspect was arrested and received a citationto appear in court on burglary charges.
Injury Traffic Collision
May 3 at 5:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of Stedman and Greystone regarding a traffic collision. A driver struck a parked car and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then rolled, landed on its hood and slid to a stop. Both occupants, mother and teenage son, exited the vehicle on their own and sustained only minor injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision. Officers responded quickly and controlled the scene.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
May 4 at 1:05 a.m., a possible drunk driver was reported exiting the 210 Freeway at Mountain. An officer in the area of Foothill and Alta Vista saw the driver swerving in the roadway and stopped the vehicle for further investigation. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence. The subject was arrested and held for sobering.
AUTHORS NOTE: MPD Weekend report is silent as to why a Police Helicopter was circling Poinsettia/Grand Avenues Sunday 5/3 between 8:45-9:30, If you know why sound off in the comments.