Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Highlighted Activity for August 14-20, 2017

Injury Traffic Collision
August 14 at 9:56 a.m., a traffic collision involving injuries was reported in the 100 block of W. Foothill. A vehicle moved into the double yellow center median and struck a motorcyclist who was already positioned in that area for a turning movement. Traffic had to be diverted on Foothill while emergency crews worked on the injured person. The motorcyclist sustained injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 14 at 11:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Foothill regarding a disturbing male subject. The subject matched the description of a man officers had spoken with at prior disturbance calls earlier in the day. Officers arrived and located the same subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested for public intoxication.
Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 14 at 1:19 p.m., officers responded to the Community Center in the 100 block of W. Palm regarding the report of a naked male adult sleeping in a bathroom stall. Officers arrived and located a male subject sleeping inside a stall and he was partially undressed. As officers assisted the subject off of the ground, a small baggie containing a controlled substance was located underneath him. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Medical Assist
August 14 at 8:18 p.m., police dispatch received a call from the Community Center in the 100 block of W. Palm regarding a male subject whose leg was bleeding significantly and he was requesting help. Officers arrived on scene quickly, assessed the wound, and determined the need to apply a tourniquet to the subject's wound to prevent any further significant loss of blood. The subject had a shunt in his leg that had come out, which was causing the bleeding. The subject was taken to a hospital, where he was stabilized and later released to his family.
Attempted Theft
August 18 at 8:45 p.m., an attempted theft that occurred in the area of Shamrock and
Huntington was reported to police. The victim told police that he was walking on
Shamrock when he was approached by two male juveniles who attempted to take his
cell phone from him, but were unsuccessful and fled from the victim on foot. The
investigation is continuing.
Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
August 15 at 10:45 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 900 block of W. Foothill when he
observed a male subject run from a business and down the street. The officer continued
to observe the subject to see if he continued to run or made any other suspicious
movement. The subject ran to a block wall and hid behind it. The officer stopped his
vehicle and contacted the subject. The investigation revealed the subject had just stolen
merchandise from the store. The subject was arrested for the theft.
Vehicle Burglaries
August 16 at 7:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a hotel parking lot in the 700 block
of W. Huntington regarding several window smashes on customer and employee
vehicles. Further investigation revealed five vehicles were broken into and cash,
electronics, and sports gear was taken from the vehicles. The investigation is
continuing.
Armed Robbery
August 16 at 1:43 p.m., officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at a gas
station in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. The suspects, two male Hispanic adults in their
20’s, walked into the store and brandished a black semi-automatic handgun at the
female clerk. The suspects took money from the register, two phone chargers, beer and
cigarettes. Both suspects exited the store with the stolen items and fled on foot to an
awaiting vehicle on a nearby street. Officers conducted a search, but the suspects were
not located. The investigation is continuing.
Medical Assist
August 17 at 3:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Montana regarding
an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, the officers were told by the subject’s
roommates that he had overdosed on heroin. Officers quickly evaluated the subject and
found he was not breathing and had no pulse. Officers performed CPR until paramedics
arrived and took over. The paramedics were able to regain a pulse and the subject
began breathing. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 17 at 3:37 a.m., officers on patrol observed two suspicious subjects and
contacted the subjects in the 1200 block of S. Magnolia. One of the subjects, an adult
female, showed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. She
was also found to be in possession of several methamphetamine smoking pipes, a rock
cocaine pipe and methamphetamine. She was arrested and taken to the station for
booking and detoxification. She was later released with a citation to appear in court on
the charges.
Injury Traffic Collision
August 18 at 9:01 a.m., a traffic collision was reported at Mayflower and Duarte
involving three vehicles. Officers arrived and spoke to all parties involved and
independent witnesses. It was determined that one of the drivers ran a red light, causing
another vehicle to broadside him. That vehicle then swerved and struck another vehicle.
Two parties were taken to the hospital with a complaint of pain and one had a laceration
to his arm.
Grand Theft
August 18 at 9:36 p.m., a grand theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Lemon. The
victim was seated on the curb, waiting for her boyfriend to park his car. She had her
purse in her lap. Two Hispanic female juveniles walked by and stole her purse from her.
The loss was cash that was inside the purse. The investigation is continuing.
Large Party / Outside Assist – Suspects Arrested
August 18 at 11:54 p.m., a resident in the area called and reported a loud party causing
a disturbance in the 400 block of Monrovista and thought the party goers were
vandalizing the home, which is vacant. Officers responded and broke up the party.
While officers were dispersing the crowd, West Covina Police Department called and
advised Monrovia Police Department of a robbery that had occurred in their city. A cell
phone and other property had been taken from the victim, who was badly beaten, and
the victim's phone was tracked to the 400 block of Monrovista. West Covina officers
responded to the scene and located the phone and other items inside a vehicle. The
suspects were also located and arrested by the West Covina officers for the robbery.
Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
August 19 at 1:19 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of W. Duarte Road
regarding a traffic collision. A vehicle traveling on Duarte Road collided with several
parked cars. The investigation determined that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.
He was arrested and held for detoxification. He was later released on a citation to
appear in court.
Driving Under the Influence / Injury Traffic Collision
August 20 at 3:03 a.m., a vehicle traveling in the 800 block of W. Colorado lost control
and struck several parked vehicles. The driver was unable to regain control and the
vehicle rolled over after colliding with the curb. The driver was taken to a hospital with
minor injuries. It appears the driver was under the influence of marijuana. The
investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Highlighted activity 8/10-13/2017

Vandalism
August 10 at 10:00 a.m., a vandalism was reported in the 500 block of S. Mountain. An employee at YWCA called the police to report that the men's restroom had been vandalized with a black marker. The investigation is continuing.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 7:35 p.m., an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of W. Olive. The officer recognized the driver from prior contacts and a computer check on the driver revealed he had several outstanding warrants. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 9:26 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Foothill and Highland conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation. Further investigation revealed the driver was too impaired to drive a motor vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 10 at 11:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Colorado regarding a subject laying on the sidewalk with no shirt on. The officers contacted the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was taken into custody and held for a sobering period.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 2:10 p.m., officers responded to the report of a subject almost being struck by a motorist in the 100 block of W. Palm Ave. The caller reported the subject was stumbling and appeared intoxicated. Officers located the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. The subject was arrested, taken into custody and held for a sobering period.
Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 2:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S. Myrtle regarding a 9-1-1 hang-up. Officers arrived and contacted a male subject, further investigation
revealed the subject could not care for himself. The subject was detained and taken into custody.
Evading a Peace Officer / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Receiving Stolen Property – Suspect Arrested
August 11 at 7:20 p.m., police received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Elfwood and Norumbega. When officers arrived and attempted to contact the driver, the vehicle fled. The vehicle failed to yield for a short distance and then stopped at a dead end. During the investigation the suspect admitted he was in possession of heroin and stealing mail.
Robbery
August 11 at 9:13 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a robbery in the 400 block of W. Colorado. The victim was walking down the street texting when a male black forcefully took his phone out of his hand and fled. The investigation is continuing.
Domestic Violence
August 12 at 2:48 p.m., a domestic violence incident was reported in the 800 block of W. Walnut. A husband and wife had a verbal argument that escalated into a battery. The victim was punched twice in the face. When the officers arrived to the residence the husband had fled the scene. The victim refused medical treatment. An emergency protective order was granted and the suspect is being sought. The investigation is continuing.
Vehicle Burglary
August 12 at 4:48 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. The caller reported a vehicle in the parking lot with a smashed window. The owner was located and some items were stolen from the vehicle. The victim parked and locked his vehicle and went inside the business to shop. The suspect used an unknown tool to gain entry into the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence / Fatal Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
August 12 at 11:41 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the area of Duarte and Magnolia. A vehicle travelling east on Duarte struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Magnolia. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim conscious but seriously injured. He was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the vehicle was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
August 13 at 12:36 a.m., a domestic violence incident was reported in the 400 block of Monrovista. The male and female were involved in an argument after the male arrived home intoxicated and with their child. The male kicked and punched the victim and threw her on the ground while he was holding the child. The male was arrested and taken into custody.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Highlighted Activity for August 7-9, 2017

Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested
August 7 at 7:20 a.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding the report of a grand theft from a vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and a hotel staff member. The trunk of the vehicle had been left unsecured and an unknown suspect was seen removing the victim’s luggage from the trunk. The suspect took the bags into a room at the hotel. The officers went to the room and contacted a male subject inside. The bags were located, along with several other items that indicated credit cards were being made with stolen information obtained through mail. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto – Motorcycle
August 7 at 7:48 a.m., a motorcycle was reported stolen from the 1800 block of Encino Avenue. The victim parked and secured his motorcycle in the carport area at the location. When he returned to it the following morning, he discover his motorcycle was missing. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft
August 7 at 10:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Stedman Avenue. The victim went out to his vehicle and attempted to start it. As he started it, he heard a loud noise and then discovered that the catalytic converter had been removed from the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft
August 7 at 6:16 p.m., a grand theft incident was reported in the 500 block of S. Alta Vista. The victim parked their Honda Accord in front of their house and sometime during the night someone stole the catalytic converter off of the car. The investigation is continuing.
Warrants / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
August 8 at 3:21 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Mountain and Foothill when he contacted two suspicious subjects in the area. A computer check revealed one
of the subjects had a warrant for his arrest and the other was found to be in possession
of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were arrested and taken into custody.
Sex Registration Violation – Suspect Arrested
August 8 at 4:55 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a known sex registrant in the 500
block of E. Olive that he knew was in violation of failing to register as a sex offender.
The subject was detained and arrested for the violation.
Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
August 8 at 11:01 a.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington
regarding a female suspect that had returned to retrieve items from a room. A grand
theft of luggage from a vehicle had occurred at the hotel the day prior. The investigation
led to the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of stolen mail and credit card fraud.
During the investigation, officers received information that there was a female suspect
that had fled the hotel before police arrived.
The female suspect and a female friend
had now returned to the hotel to retrieve items from the room. The clerk quickly called
police, but the suspect fled. Officers detained the female friend and further investigation
revealed she was in possession of methamphetamine and cocaine. She was arrested
and taken into custody. The investigation is continuing.
Commercial Burglary
August 9 at 1:09 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a school in the 1000 block
of S. Canyon Boulevard. The chain and lock were cut to a storage container on the lot.
When the container was opened they found emergency earthquake supplies had been
stolen.
Critical Missing Person Located
August 9 at 6:08 p.m., a male juvenile with autism was reported missing from a family
member's residence in the 500 block of E. Walnut. Officers and the Foothills Air Support
Team helicopter quickly responded to conduct an area check for the missing subject.
The juvenile was located at a nearby residence he is familiar with and was reunited with
family members.
Vehicle tampering
August 9 at 6:57 p.m., a suspicious person was reported loitering near vehicles in a
business parking lot in the 900 block of W. Huntington. The subject had left the area
and was not located. A review of surveillance footage showed the suspect attempting to
siphon gas out of four different vehicles into a large plastic water jug. The investigation
is continuing.
Counterfeiting
August 9 at 7:45 p.m., a victim of counterfeiting called police to report an incident that
occurred at a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. The victim claimed he had
received counterfeit money when he returned merchandise to the store that he had
previously purchased. The store was notified regarding the transaction and the money
was collected for evidence. The U.S. Secret Service was notified of the crime and the
investigation is continuing.
Shoplifting
August 9 at 8:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shoplifting incident that just
occurred in the 400 block of W. Huntington. The suspect took merchandise from a store
without paying for the items. Officers located the suspect in the area and the store
representative placed him under citizen's arrest. He was arrested and taken into
custody.
Fight in Progress / Criminal Threats
August 9 at 9:04 p.m., a fight involving multiple subjects fighting in the middle of the
street was reported in the area of California and Royal Oaks. Officers responded and
found the majority of the people involved had dispersed. The investigation revealed a
battery had occurred; however the victim and witnesses at the scene were
uncooperative with providing any further information. There was an additional victim of
criminal threats who was cooperative with officers; however the witnesses were not.
The investigation is continuing.
Vandalism
August 9 at 10:25 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 300 block of Hillcrest.
The suspects placed an object inside a mailbox, causing a small explosion that
destroyed the mailbox. Two vehicles occupied by teenage suspects were seen
speeding away, heading east on Hillcrest. The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Highlighted Activity for August 3-6, 2017

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 3 at 12:29 p.m., a caller reported a possible theft in the area of Duarte and Magnolia. Officers arrived and located three subjects sitting at a bus bench, one of them matched the description of the theft suspect given to police. The investigation revealed that no crime was committed; however, one of the detained subjects was found to have two no-bail warrants for his arrest. The subject was arrested, booked and later released to the Redondo Beach Police Department on the warrant.
Commercial Burglary
August 4 at 8:30 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 2600 block of S. Myrtle Avenue. The victim locked and left his business on July 28 at 8:00 a.m. When he returned on August 4, he noticed the locks to his storage garage door were missing and he found car parts were missing from inside.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
August 4 at 2:41 p.m., a domestic violence incident was reported in the 200 block of W. Evergreen. The victim called to report that she was battered by her boyfriend. An officer responded and contacted both subjects. The victim alleged she was punched in the face and had visible injuries. The suspect was arrested, booked and is being held pending his court appearance.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Suspect Arrested
August 4 at 2:44 p.m., the victim of a grand theft auto that was stolen out of Baldwin Park located his vehicle in Monrovia in the 3300 block of S. Peck Road. He called police and was waiting for assistance, when the suspect arrived and entered the vehicle using a shaved key to try and start the car. Officers arrived and the suspect was detained. He was arrested, booked and held pending his court appearance.
Vandalism
August 5 at 7:47 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported at a park in the 300 block of N. Grand Avenue. Graffiti was spray painted on the steps going down to the park. Graffiti removal was advised.
Warrant – Suspect Arrested
August 5 at 11:02 a.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a subject causing a disturbance at Foothill and Alta Vista. When officers arrived, the subject was identified and found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
August 6 at 3:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Huntington regarding a subject parked at the location all day and sleeping in his vehicle. When officers arrived on scene, the subject was still asleep and they could see hypodermic needles in the vehicle. They woke the subject, who consented to a vehicle search. Needles and a methamphetamine pipe were found inside the vehicle. The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

City to the rescue with a branch drop

Virtually all of the trees on the street planted at the curb line are City Trees and they are responsible for the maintenance of them.  If one of those trees is in need of trimming, or heavens forbid, has a branch break like yesterday call them at 626-932-5550 and ask for Services to come out and inspect and trim as needed.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Highlighted Activity for July 31 – August 2, 2017

Grand Theft August 1 at 10:50 a.m., a theft was reported in the 400 block of E. Lemon. The victim parked his vehicle in front of his residence overnight. When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, he heard a loud noise from underneath his vehicle when he started the ignition and upon inspection saw the catalytic converter was missing. The investigation is continuing.
Trespassing – Suspect Arrested August 1 at 8:26 p.m., dispatch received a call from a resident in the 200 block of E. Palm regarding a subject at the location refusing to leave. Officers were dispatched to the residence and advised the subject to leave. The subject left but later returned to the location and continued to be a disturbance. Officers were called back to the residence and the subject was arrested and taken into custody.
Vandalism August 1 at 10:52 p.m., a vandalism was reported in the 700 block of W. Foothill. The victim called the police to report that his front window had just been shattered. Officers arrived to the location and determined the victim's ex-girlfriend went to the victim’s house and shattered his front window. The investigation is continuing.
Grand Theft August 2 at 9:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 1300 block of S. Mountain on the report of a theft. The employee explained that the location is a vehicle storage lot for a local auto dealer. When employees arrived they noticed a new Dodge Challenger was missing all four of its tires and rims. This investigation is continuing.
Driving Under the Influence / Injury Traffic Collision August 2 at 4:49 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Monterey and Huntington Dr. One vehicle hit a parked vehicle and then rolled over. The driver admitted he had been drinking and he was taken to a hospital.