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Man Sentenced for Murder Of His Girlfriend in Monrovia
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Man Sentenced for Murder Of His Girlfriend in Monrovia

A 52-year-old man was sentenced to 46 years to life in state prison for the domestic violence murder of his girlfriend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. On May 12, a jury found Joel Velazquez of Valinda, guilty of one count of voluntary manslaughter. Case GA094662 was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Lisa…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 26 – June 29
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 26 – June 29

June 26 In the early morning hours, three separate vehicle burglaries were reported to police that occurred in the 1100 block of Royal Oaks. The vehicles were all parked in an apartment complex carport that is not visible from the street. Sometime during the night, unknown suspects smashed the vehicle windows and stole miscellaneous property…

Monrovia Police Blotters: June 22 – June 25
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Monrovia Police Blotters: June 22 – June 25

June 22 At 10:11 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of S. Canyon called police to report his son was at the location causing a disturbance. Officers arrived, contacted the subject and a computer check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and later released with a citation…

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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…

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.,…

Monrovia Police Blotters: June 8 – June 11
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Monrovia Police Blotters: June 8 – June 11

On June 8 at 8:08 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 500 block of W. Huntington and recognized a subject who was wanted for attempted murder. They detained the suspect, confirmed the warrant and arrested him. While booking the suspect, a large quantity of drugs were found on him packaged in bindles and ready…

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Local Residents Fearful After Fifth Fatality in Monrovia/Duarte Area

Another teenager dead after gunfire erupts Sunday morning Updated from original version: June 4, 2017 By Terry Miller An Arcadia teen died following a shooting in a residential neighborhood between Monrovia and Duarte early Sunday, according to a written report from LASD. Gabriel Shea Carlos died at approximately 1:40 a.m. after the shooting that occurred…

Monrovia Police Blotters: June 1 – June 4
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Monrovia Police Blotters: June 1 – June 4

June 1 At 10:43 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 900 block of S. Magnolia when he recognized a subject he knew to have an outstanding warrant. The officer detained the subject, confirmed the warrant and took him into custody. The subject was booked and held pending a court appearance. At 2:31 p.m.,…

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