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May 13th, 2009 by Monrovia Weekly
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 529 service events, resulting in 111
investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Brandishing a Firearm.
On April 30 at 11:18 a.m., an officer responded to a business parking lot in
the 300 block of West Huntington regarding a suspicious subject. The male victim reported that he
was in his vehicle parked in the parking lot when he saw a black Ford F-150 truck driving slowly in the
lot with two male occupants. The driver of the truck looked at him, raised a black semi-auto pistol,
and moved his head up and down. No words or gestures were exchanged. The black truck went east
through the lot and south on Magnolia, out of sight. A short time later, the black truck reentered the
parking lot from Magnolia and went north in the lot. The victim lost sight of the truck, left the lot, and
came to the police station. Investigation continuing.
Residential Burglary / Suspect Arrested.
On April 30 at 2:05 p.m., dispatch received a call of a
residential burglary that had just occurred in the 400 block of South Fifth. The female victim reported
that a male subject entered her residence and took her laptop computer and cash from her purse.
The suspect ran out, jumped the rear wall, and fled. The victim called police. Officers and the Foothill
Air Support helicopter responded to make and area search, but they were not able to locate the
Officers put together a photo lineup of possible, known suspects who frequent the area. The photo
lineup was shown to the victim and she immediately identified the suspect. The suspect is on felony
probation. Officers were not able to locate the suspect at his residence.
On May 1 at 6:57 p.m., an officer recognized the suspect, who was in a vehicle as a passenger. The
vehicle was stopped and the suspect was arrested without incident.
Resist and Delay Peace Officer / Subject Arrested.
On May 1 at 1:15 a.m., an officer stopped a car
containing four occupants for a vehicle code violation on Olive, near Fifth. The two front occupants
immediately fled from the vehicle. An area search was conducted and one of the two occupants was
located. No evidence of a crime or contraband was found. The occupant who was apprehended will
be charged for resisting and delaying a peace officer, and the vehicle involved was stored. The
occupants were found to be gang members.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Subject Arrested.
On May 1 at 4:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to
a residence in the 500 block of Linwood regarding a family disturbance. When officers arrived, they
found that a 13 year old boy had hit his sister and then threatened her with a kitchen knife. The
investigation revealed the boy did, in fact, commit an assault. He was arrested and eventually taken
to Juvenile Hall.
Outstanding Warrant / Parole Hold / Subject Arrested.
On May 1 at 4:53 p.m., officers responded to a
business in the 300 block of West Huntington regarding a disturbing male subject who was drinking
beer and asking for money from customers. Officers arrived and located the subject. Computer
checks revealed he had an outstanding warrant out of Los Angeles Police Department and he was in
violation of parole. He was arrested, booked, and taken to County Jail.
Fight / Drunk in Public / Subjects Arrested. On May 3 at 1:25 a.m., officers responded to a fight at a
local bar in the 300 block of South Myrtle to the rear of the location. On arrival, they found several
subjects arguing with security personnel. Several subjects were detained and identified, and two
subjects were arrested for being drunk in public.
Drunk in Public / Subject Arrested.
On May 3 at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a local bar in the 400
block of West Foothill regarding a verbal fight between a customer and security personnel from the
bar. One subject was arrested for being drunk in public.
Fight in Progress. On May 3 at 2:09 a.m., an officer was patrolling in the 300 block of South Myrtle
when she observed a fight in front of a local bar involving security personnel and customers.
Approximately 8 to 10 people were involved. The customers were sitting on a public bench outside
the club waiting for a ride when security personnel from the location told them to leave the area.
When they refused, an argument began between the customers and one of the security guards. The
customers’ ride arrived, and as they attempted to get into the vehicle to leave, the security guard
followed them to the car and continued arguing. Additional security personnel intervened and broke
up the fight.
Sexual Battery / Attempt Kidnapping.
On May 3 at 7:44 p.m., a 25-year-old female reported she was
assaulted while walking through a parking lot in the 1200 block of South Myrtle between 4 and 5 p.m.
She said she was walking to her vehicle carrying shopping bags when a male subject grabbed her
from behind and pulled her against his groin. She struggled and was able to pull away from the
suspect, but he grabbed her by the wrist and tried to pull her towards the east side of the parking lot.
The suspect released her when another female entered the parking lot. The suspect fled, running
through the parking lot onto eastbound Cherry and out of sight. The victim left the location and did not
report the incident to police until hours later. Investigation continuing.
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence.
On May 5 at 1:41 a.m., officers responded to the area
of Duarte and Encino regarding a traffic collision. At the scene, it was determined the driver was
driving under the influence and collided into a parked car. The driver fled the scene on foot, leaving
his passengers. Officers located the driver a short distance away. He had suffered a leg injury from
the accident and was treated by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics and taken to a hospital for
treatment. The passengers were not injured in the accident. A blood sample was obtained at the
hospital for evidence and charges will be filed pending the results.
On May 5 at 11:29 a.m., police responded to the report of an armed robbery at a
fast food restaurant in the 100 block of West Duarte. The manager was walking to her car with the
cash deposit for the day and was approached by a male subject with a black semi-automatic pistol.
He demanded the bag of money she was carrying. She gave him the bag and he fled southbound on
Myrtle. An area search was made by officers and the Foothill Air Support helicopter, but the suspect
was not located. For safety purposes, school administrators decided to close down the nearby middle
school campus because a weapon was involved in this robbery. The school resumed normal activity
after the all clear was given by police. Investigation continuing.
Vehicle Tampering / Attempt Vehicle Burglary / Suspect Arrested.
On May 7 at 1:31 a.m., officers
responded to the 1300 block of Mayflower regarding a suspicious subject. A male subject was seen
checking the door handles on parked vehicles. The subject was contacted by police and detained.
The subject was discovered to be on parole. He was arrested for vehicle tampering, attempt vehicle
burglary, and a parole hold was obtained. The suspect has an extensive prior history for burglary.
Driving Under the Influence / Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor / Curfew Violations / Subjects
On May 7 at 2:30 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of North Madison when he
observed a vehicle with two subjects driving around in the area. The subjects saw the officer and
attempted to hide in a cul-de-sac. The vehicle was eventually stopped in the area of Hillcrest and El
Nido. The driver was found to be driving under the influence. His passenger was discovered to be a
juvenile and was arrested for curfew violations. The adult driver was arrested for driving under the
influence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.