Monday, August 31, 2015
August 27 at 10:10 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Myrtle and Central when he stopped a otorist for multiple vehicle code violations. The officer conducted a consensual search of the vehicle and found a baggie of methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and the vehicle code violations.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 28 at 1:29 a.m., an officer stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation in the 200 block of South Ivy. The investigation determined the subject was driving under the influence of alcohol. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 28 at 2:46 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Longden and Live Oak when he stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation. The investigation revealed the subject was driving under the influence of alcohol. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.
August 30 at 6:06 a.m., a traffic accident was reported in the 500 block of East Foothill. Officers arrived and saw five parked vehicles that had been struck. The driver of the vehicle that struck them had fallen asleep at the wheel.
Friday, August 28, 2015
On August 24 at 7:53 a.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of a business in the 2100 block of South Myrtle regarding a suspicious vehicle. The officer located the unoccupied vehicle. A computer check revealed the vehicle was a reported stolen from Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The workers at the business said the vehicle has been parked there, undisturbed, for several days. The registered owner was contacted and the vehicle was turned over to him.
On August 24 at 12:02 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of West Huntington regarding a subject kicking a vehicle. The reporting party observed the subject throw a rock through one of the vehicle’s windows. Officers responded and spoke with the reporting party. The subject was gone when officers arrived. The reporting party said the subject appeared to have been recently released from a hospital and was rambling while disturbing the vehicle. It was later discovered a subject matching this person's description had walked away from a hospital. We were unable to locate the owner of the vehicle and have not been able to identify the suspect. The investigation is continuing.
Violation of Gang Injunction Court Order – Suspect Arrested
On August 24 at 12:04 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted in the 300 block of West Maple. The driver and passenger were found to be on probation for drugs and the driver had previously been served with a gang injunction court order prohibiting him from being out on the streets of Monrovia past 10:00 pm. The driver was arrested for violating the court order.
On August 25 at 3:34 a.m., officer responded to the 800 block of West Duarte regarding an attempted robbery that had occurred 30 minutes prior. The victim said while standing outside his apartment complex smoking, he was approached by two males, who requested a cigarette. Both subjects then started patting down the victim’s pockets. The suspects both punched the victim and one suspect pulled out a knife and cut the victim three times across his forearms. The victim fled into his apartment complex and the suspects did not pursue him. The victim did not require medical attention due to the injuries only being superficial scratches. The investigation is continuing.
Assault - Suspect Arrested
On August 25 at 8:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East Fig regarding an assault. The parent of two adult children (son and daughter) were fighting inside their home. She reported the argument had become physical. Officers responded and discovered the female had sustained a laceration on her head when her brother struck her with a wooden tray. The mother confirmed the incident and the suspect admitted to striking his sister. He was arrested for assault and taken into custody.
On August 25 at 12:38 p.m., dispatch received a call from a business owner in the 100 block of South Myrtle reporting a burglary that occurred between the hours of 10:00 p.m., to 10:00 a.m. today. There were pry marks on the front doors and the loss was extensive. The business has no cameras or alarm system. Neighboring businesses were contacted and video was reviewed. The investigation is continuing.
On August 25 at 1:10 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of South Myrtle regarding a theft. A suspect had just walked out of a business carrying the victim’s purse. The victim contacted the subject and he gave her the purse back. He did not have a legitimate or plausible reason for having the purse. The suspect was gone when officers arrived. Through investigation, the officers created a photo lineup that identified the suspect.
Receiving Stolen Property – Suspect Arrest
On August 26 at 10:49 p.m., officers observed a suspicious occupied vehicle in the 100 block of West Walnut. As the officers watched from a distance, they saw the subjects drive to the 100 block east Walnut and enter a condominium complex’s parking lot, where thefts have occurred recently. After a few minutes, one of the vehicles, a U-Hall truck exited the structure and the officer stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver was on probation for theft, which allowed for a search of the vehicle. During the search the officer found mail not belonging to the driver, but instead to victim of a burglary in the city of Covina and La Puente. The mail had been stolen out of the victim’s vehicles. The driver was arrested for being in possession of stolen property and taken into custody.
Possession of Methamphetamine and a Smoking Pipe – Suspect Arrested
On August 26 at 11:25 p.m., an officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of west Walnut. He saw the vehicle commit a traffic violation, so he stopped it at Chestnut and Primrose. The male driver did not have any driver’s license or identification. A misdemeanor in California. The officer found the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine and a smoking pipe. The driver was arrested for the violations and taken into custody.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
August 20 at 1:47 p.m., officers responded to an apartment structure fire in the 500 block of West Foothill. The apartment complex consisted of four units, but the fire was contained to only one unit. No residents were home, but three dogs were rescued from the fire and suffered smoke inhalation. The fire started in a bedroom and was possibly caused by electrical failure. No residents were injured.
August 20 at 7:33 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of McKinley. The investigation revealed the suspect entered the victim's home by prying open the rear door. The suspect took camera equipment from the location. The burglary occurred sometime between 12:00 and 7:00 p.m. The investigation is continuing.
Theft of a Firearm
August 21 at 3:00 p.m., the theft of a firearm was reported in the 300 block of Prospect. The victim stated his rifle was lost or stolen during shipping. The victim shipped his rifle and scope to Missouri. The sealed package arrived, but the rifle and scope were missing. The rifle was entered into the stolen firearm system. The investigation is continuing.
Receiving Stolen Property/Possession of Marijuana – Suspect Arrested
August 21 at 9:47 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of Ocean View on the report of a suspicious person riding a motorized scooter in the area. Upon arrival, the officer contacted the subject and discovered the scooter had been reported stolen. The subject claimed he rented the scooter for $40.00 from an unknown subject at a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle. The subject was also in possession of marijuana. The subject was arrested for receiving stolen property and taken into custody.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 21 at 10:11 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Madeline regarding a suspicious female loitering in the area. Upon arrival, the officer contacted the subject and discovered she had a warrant for her arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant. She was later released to the Temple Sheriff’s Department, as the warrant was from their agency.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested
August 22 at 2:03 a.m., officers on patrol observed a vehicle in the area of Palm & Magnolia commit a vehicle code violation and stopped the vehicle. Through investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle had been drinking and, after field testing, he was arrested for driving under the influence.
Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
August 22 at 2:24 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of West Lemon when he saw a subject displaying signs of intoxication. Upon contacting the subject, it was determined he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for public intoxication, taken into custody and held for sobering.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
August 22 at 6:53 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Violet on the report of domestic violence in progress. They contacted the victim, who had significant visible injuries to her face. The suspect had left the location. The victim was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, where she was admitted for her injuries. The suspect's vehicle was entered into the law enforcement system as a felony vehicle.
Hours later, Huntington Beach Police Department notified Monrovia police that they had the vehicle and suspect detained. Monrovia officers responded to arrest the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and held pending his court appearance.
Theft of a Motor Scooter
August 23 at 6:54 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a stolen motor scooter from the 300 block of South Shamrock. The victim parked his Yamaha scooter in front of the location at 12:30 p.m. on August 21. When he returned to where he parked the scooter on August 23 at 7:15 p.m., the scooter was gone. The investigation is continuing.
Non-Injury Hit & Run Traffic Collision
August 23 at 8:02 p.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of East Maple regarding a hit and run traffic collision investigation. During the investigation, a witness was interviewed and a suspect vehicle was identified. The investigation is continuing.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Injury Traffic Collision
August 17 at 1:15 p.m., an injury traffic collision was reported at California and Evergreen. A driver turned in front of an oncoming vehicle and was broadsided. The airbags deployed in the driver’s vehicle. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
August 18 at 11:10 a.m., the theft of a catalytic converter was reported in the 500 block of West Duarte Road. The victim went to the vehicle to go to work and realized the catalytic converter had been removed sometime over the previous 10 hours. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery/Transportation of Narcotics for Sales – Suspects Arrested
August 19 at 12:10 p.m., police were notified of a suspicious vehicle traveling north in the 2000 block of South Myrtle. They located a vehicle matching the description at Myrtle and Huntington. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the male driver, along with his two male passengers, evaded officers by traveling at a high rate of speed west on Huntington Drive. They were forced to stop on Huntington due to traffic at a red light. When they stopped, the two passengers exited the vehicle and laid face down in the
Once the traffic cleared, the driver accelerated forward, running over the leg of one of his passengers. The Foothill Air Support Team helicopter followed the suspect vehicle to where it collided into a wall at a dead end in the 500 block of West Olive Avenue. The driver threw a black backpack out of the vehicle and then gave up. Officers recovered the bag, which contained a large quantity of methamphetamine and liquid GHB. The driver admitted he and the passengers were transporting the narcotics to sell.
The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was charged with possession of narcotics for sale, felony hit and run, felony evading, and driving a stolen vehicle, as well as having a no-bail felony warrant. A warrant was obtained to search the vehicle. Officers located an additional large quantity of methamphetamine in the trunk of the vehicle inside luggage. The injured passenger told police that the luggage belonged to the non-injured passenger. The non-injured passenger was charged with possession of narcotics for sale. The injured passenger was taken to a hospital for
treatment and will not be charged at this time.
August 19 at 11:26 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 600 block of Shady Oaks. The victim left the house at 5:30 p.m. to do errands and have dinner, and thought the front door was locked. When the victim returned home at around 11:20 p.m., they found the front door unlocked and two upstairs bedrooms ransacked. The loss is undetermined at this time. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. This investigation is continuing
August 19 at 11:47 p.m., officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 300 block of North Grand Avenue. The victim left home at 5:00 p.m. and locked the front door. When they returned home at around 11:30 p.m., they discovered the front door open and the window next to the door had been shattered. A video game console was taken, along with several video games. The investigation is continuing.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 5:22 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 500 block of West Palm and observed a female they recognized from prior contacts. The officers stopped and spoke with the subject and determined she had several warrants. She was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 1:00 a.m., an officer conducted a foot patrol at a park in the 600 block of South Shamrock. A male subject was detained for being at the park after closing hours. A computer check revealed the subject was on probation for grand theft and had an outstanding no-bail warrant for grand theft. The subject was arrested and taken into custody for the warrant.
Family Disturbance/Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 1:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Mountain and Huntington regarding a family disturbance that originated in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks. They contacted two subjects who were arguing and discovered they were brother and sister. A computer check of the male subject revealed he had two warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.
August 12 at 1:49 a.m., officers responded to an elementary school in the 400 block of West Colorado regarding a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, a window on a rear office door was found shattered. It appears the suspects reached in through the broken window and unlocked the door. An audible alarm sounded when the door was opened, causing the suspect(s) to flee the scene. In the hallway, several feet away from the broken window, was a large rock which was used to break the window. The school grounds were searched, but no suspects were located. The school principal responded to the school and determined that no property was stolen. The investigation is continuing.
Weapons Offense/Road Rage Incident
August 12 at 7:10 p.m., a subject/victim was driving north on Fifth and stopped at the intersection at Chestnut for a stop sign. A second subject/suspect was driving east in a silver Ford Ranger and also stopped at the intersection. The victim believed he had the right of way and proceeded through the intersection. The suspect followed the victim and overtook him by passing him on the wrong side of the road. The suspect abruptly turned in front of the victim and came to a sudden stop, causing the victim to stop. Both the victim and suspect exited their vehicles. The suspect came out brandishing a
hammer in a threatening manner and yelling at the victim.
The victim, fearing for his safety, returned to his vehicle and drove away. The suspect followed him for a short distance, but then drove away. The victim drove home and called the police. Officers responded to the area where the suspect was last seen, but did not locate him or any witnesses. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his late twenties. The investigation is continuing.
Gang Injunction – Suspect Arrested
August 6 at 11:04 p.m., officers responded to the report of a possible burglary in progress in the 200 block of West Cypress. The caller reported that someone was on the roof of the complex. The complex is three stories high. Officers observed a male subject climbing down the emergency ladder from the roof. The subject is a known gang member and has been placed on the Gang Injunction list. The subject was arrested for violation of the Gang Injunction court order.
Theft – Suspects Arrested
August 7 at 9:19 p.m., loss prevention from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report three suspects in custody for burglary. The suspects switched the price tags on merchandise, putting clearance tags with a much lower price on the items. Loss prevention observed the suspect removing and replacing the tags. The suspects then paid for the items and were stopped by loss prevention as they exited the checkout. The suspects were arrested for theft and received a citation to appear in court.
August 8 at 3:13 p.m., a stolen vehicle was reported in the 800 block of West Walnut. The victim parked and locked her car in her driveway at 10:00 a.m. When she returned, the car was gone. No one had permission to take the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 9 at 10:19 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting a male subject, possibly passed out, near an elementary school building in the 900 block of East Lemon. Officers responded and located the subject. After contacting him, officers discovered he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest; he was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.
Disturbance/Wanted Person – Suspect Arrested
August 9 at 12:18 p.m., a local bus line called police to report a patron on a bus in the 200 block of East Huntington that was causing a disturbance and would not exit the bus. Officers responded and located the subject as he was exiting the bus. The officers determined the subject had been drinking and had an outstanding wanted person entry out of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. The subject was arrested and taken into custody. San Bernardino deputies responded and took custody of the suspect.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 9 at 12:39 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Montana regarding a suspicious person. The caller reported a male subject in their backyard and gave a description. Officers located a subject matching the description a short distance away. Officers contacted the subject and determined he had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.
August 9 at 3:45 p.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a stolen Vespa scooter from the 100 block of West Foothill. The victim said she was late for work and left the keys in the ignition. She returned to her scooter at 3:00 p.m. and found the scooter was missing. An area check was made, but the scooter was not located. The investigation is continuing.
August 9 at 4:47 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of West Olive. The vehicle was taken sometime between August 7 and 9. All keys are accounted for and the doors were locked. The area was searched, but the vehicle was not located. The investigation is continuing.
Drunk in Public/Medical Assist
August 10 at 1:00 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East Olive regarding a female who was lying on the sidewalk, unresponsive. They arrived and were able to revive the subject. She was determined to be heavily intoxicated and unable to care for herself. She was arrested for being drunk in public and taken into custody. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics responded and determined she needed to be taken to a local hospital and she was taken for treatment.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Attempt Commercial Burglary
August 3 at 9:40 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 800 block of East Huntington regarding an attempt burglary. The owner received a call from his alarm company on August 2 at 12:56 p.m., stating the alarm was going off due to possible glass breakage. The owner told the alarm company he thought it was a false alarm and that they did not need to call the police. When the owner arrived at work the next morning, the framing around the window had been removed. It appeared that the suspect was attempting to remove the front glass window and was scared off by the alarm. The investigation is continuing.
August 4 at 9:27 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of West Olive regarding the theft of a catalytic converter. The victim parked his vehicle, a Honda Element, on the street in front of his residence. He returned to his vehicle the next morning and discovered the catalytic converter had been stolen. The investigation is continuing.
August 4 at 11:51 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 900 block of South Primrose. Unknown suspects took tools from company vehicles that were parked in the business parking lot. The theft occurred sometime during the night when the business was closed and utility work bags containing telephone repair equipment were stolen. The employees reported that the vehicles were locked, but there was no sign of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.
Theft of Mail
August 4 at 2:07 p.m., a theft of mail that had just occurred was reported in the 200 block of West Hillcrest. A package was stolen from the porch of a residence. A tan Chevy Suburban was seen stopping in front of the residence. A juvenile exited the vehicle, wearing athletic clothing, and took a package from the front porch. The suspect got back into the vehicle and fled west on Hillcrest. The driver of the vehicle was described as a female Black. The investigation is continuing.
August 4 at 11:28 a.m., officers responded to a gas station in the 700 block of West Huntington on an armed robbery that had occurred 40 minutes prior. Although the report was delayed, officers searched the area for the suspects, who were reported to be two male Blacks in their late teens to early 20's. The suspects were wearing all dark clothing with jeans, and they had half their faces covered with bandana type material. They had red shoe laces and red belts. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun.
The suspects entered the gas station store, pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded
cash. The clerk opened the register and one of the suspects removed the cash. Both
suspects fled in a southwest direction on foot. The investigation is continuing.
Possession of Burglary Tools/Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 5 at 2:50 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 700 block of East Greystone when
he observed a suspicious subject unloading items from a vehicle. Believing a theft was
possibly occurring, he contacted the subject. Although the vehicle was determined to
belong to the subject, he was found to be in possession of burglary tools, over five
grams of methamphetamine, and a methamphetamine pipe. He was arrested for the
violations and taken into custody.
Hit and Run Traffic Collision
On August 5 at 4:04 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 600 block of West Duarte
Road regarding a hit and run traffic collision. Three parked vehicles were side-swiped
by an unknown vehicle. This investigation is continuing.
On August 5 at 7:27 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of South Encinitas
regarding a theft of a purse report. At 7:10 p.m. the victim left her purse inside her
unlocked vehicle, which was parked in front of her residence. Upon returning at 7:20
p.m. she discovered that her purse had been stolen. This investigation is continuing.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
July 31 at 1:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, the officer discovered the suspect also had an outstanding warrant out of El Monte for her arrest. The officer arrested the suspect and took her into custody. She was later released on a citation to appear in court on the shoplifting charges. El Monte Police Department officers responded and took custody of the suspect per the authority of their warrant.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 31 at 9:27 p.m., officers observed a vehicle heading southbound on Ivy, approaching Huntington. The male driver drove through the posted stop sign without coming to a complete stop. The officer pulled the vehicle over for the violation in the area of Myrtle and Maple. Through investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle had been drinking, and after field testing, he was arrested for driving under the influence.
During the investigation, the driver’s girlfriend drove up in a second vehicle. Officers observed that she was also displaying signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests were performed, and it was determined she had driven to the location while under the influence of alcohol; she was arrested for DUI, also.
Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
August 1 at 12:30 a.m., an adult female was located lying on the asphalt in the parking lot across from the police department in the 100 block of East Lime. Officers contacted her and discovered she had been drinking and was having difficulty communicating and standing. Officers determined she could not care for her own safety; she was placed under arrest for being drunk in public and held for sobering.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 1 at 1:32 a.m., officers observed a vehicle driving erratically and stopped the vehicle at Myrtle and California. After contacting the driver, it was determined that the driver had been drinking. The officers asked the driver to perform field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
Violation of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
August 1 at 8:45 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of East Olive regarding the violation of a domestic violence restraining order. The female resident called police to report she saw her ex-husband outside her residence. He has been served with a restraining order and is to stay away from the location. Officers located the suspect nearby and he admitted to being at the location; he was arrested for violation of the restraining order.
Traffic Collision/Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 2 at 3:35 a.m., a driver heading the wrong way on Central at Mountain struck another vehicle. There were no obvious injuries, but both parties complained of pain. They were both treated at the scene by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics. The driver of the wrong way vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence and was later released to a parent.
Hit & Run Traffic Collision
August 2 at 8:15 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of East Maple on the report of a hit and run traffic collision. The victim parked his company vehicle in his driveway at 2:00 a.m. When he returned to the vehicle at 8:00 a.m., he found collision damage to the rear of the vehicle. It appears a vehicle drove into the driveway, crashed into the rear of the vehicle, and fled the scene. The victim did not hear a collision during the night. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
August 2 at 3:18 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business in the 900 block of West Duarte. A 1992 Toyota pickup, white with blue stripes, was stolen. The bed of the truck was full of wood. The suspect is described as a male White in his mid-30s with shaggy hair. The victim left the vehicle running in the parking lot while he went into the business. The suspect jumped into the vehicle and fled the area. Officers searched the area, but the vehicle was not located; surrounding agencies were notified. The vehicle was recovered in Pasadena at 6:10 p.m. and was returned to the owner. The
investigation is continuing.