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Monrovia PD Awarded James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence In Community Policing
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Monrovia PD Awarded James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence In Community Policing

The Monrovia Police Department was recently awarded the James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing.  The award recognizes California law enforcement agencies that have successfully institutionalized the Community Policing philosophy, and each year, only three agencies across the entire State are recognized for their community policing efforts. In light of the recent award,…

Monrovia Police Still Have No Clues in Oscar Garcia’s Death
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Monrovia Police Still Have No Clues in Oscar Garcia’s Death

Sheriff’s officials still seek the identity of a suspect in the shooting in Monrovia that took the life of a teenager, Oscar Garcia, in late April. As the three friends hung out in the garage of one of their homes, an unknown man unexpectedly approached the door. He pointed a handgun at them, and after a…

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Monrovia Community Media of the Foothills to Continue Managing KGEM, For Now

By Susan Motander A rather innocuous item, relating to KGEM, on the consent calendar at Monrovia’s City Council meeting sparked comments from the community and a discussion among the council members themselves. This issue was the renewal of the contract with Community Media of the Foothills (CMF) to run the city’s community access television station,…

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Transit Police May Have Thwarted a Major Violent Incident

Sheriff Applauds Transit Officers’ Keen Observation Skills  By Terry Miller At a press conference on Wednesday, June 21, Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced a remarkable arrest at the Sierra Madre Gold Line station that occurred just hours before. It was there that the ardent observation of two Transit Policing Division deputies may have saved the lives…

Paid Parking is coming to Monrovia
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Paid Parking is coming to Monrovia

By Susan Motander Monrovia has long prided itself on providing free public parking. That is about to change, thanks to Metro. The parking lot built for the Metro Gold Line Station is about to start charging for parking. According to City Manager Oliver Chi, the Monrovia Lot is one of the busiest on the Gold…

Monrovia Police Blotters: June 15 – 18
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Monrovia Police Blotters: June 15 – 18

June 15 At 6:42 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 700 block of W. Duarte Road. The victim parked his white, 1992 Toyota truck on the street at 7 p.m. the evening prior. When he returned at 6:30 a.m., he found his vehicle had been stolen. The investigation is continuing. At 11:13 p.m.,…

Heatwave Prompts Flex Alert for Monrovia
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Heatwave Prompts Flex Alert for Monrovia

By Terry Miller The sweltering heat wave we’ve been experiencing has prompted the first Flex Alert of 2017 in an effort to conserve electricity. California Independent System Operator issued the Flex Alert for 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. As part of the conservation effort, state residents are encouraged to voluntarily use…

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