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Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case
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Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two Monrovia residents accused of shooting 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz during a drug deal and robbery that turned violent in Pasadena earlier this month. The police department will not release any specific details regarding the incident. On Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at about 4:30 p.m., 24-year-old Lamarr Marquise…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug.  1 – Aug. 7
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

Aug. 1 August 1 at 3:09 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of Berry walked outside her home and discovered someone had entered and ransacked her vehicle. The vehicle had been left unlocked and miscellaneous items were taken. This investigation is continuing. August 1 at 3:30 p.m., a petty theft incident was reported at…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 29 – July 31
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 29 – July 31

July 25 At 10:07 a.m., a caller reported a non-injury traffic collision in the 400 block of E. Duarte. An officer responded and found one of the motorists fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was not located. This investigation is continuing. July 25 at 1:27 p.m., a parking enforcement officer located a vehicle with false…

Monrovia Crime Blotter July 18-24
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Monrovia Crime Blotter July 18-24

July 18 At 3:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Myrtle and Evergreen where two vehicles collided. One driver had a complaint of pain and was treated by Monrovia Fire Paramedics before being transported to a hospital. This investigation is continuing. At 4:34 p.m., a male subject came to the police department to…

Suspect in Monrovia Kidnapping- Assault Arrested
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Suspect in Monrovia Kidnapping- Assault Arrested

Originally published July 30 at 10:19 a.m. / Updated July 31 at 10:42 a.m. Female victim still missing By Terry Miller A man suspected of kidnapping a woman in Monrovia on Monday morning was taken into custody following a standoff with police in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday morning, but the search for the victim continues….

Gang Member Convicted of 2017 Murder at Monrovia Bar
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Gang Member Convicted of 2017 Murder at Monrovia Bar

A gang member was convicted Monday of second-degree murder, attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semi-automatic weapon in a 2017 shooting at a Monrovia bar. Monday afternoon, a jury found Jeremiah LaCroix, 33, guilty of the murder of 43-year-old Michael Lowe of Monrovia. Lowe was at Gem City Grill in the 1000 block of…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 11-17
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 11-17

July 11 At 12:18 p.m., a caller reported two motorists collided into one another in the 1100 block of S. Mayflower. Officers responded and found one of the drivers was complaining of pain. She was transported to a nearby hospital by Monrovia Paramedics. The party at fault was issued a citation. On July 11 at…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 3 – July 10
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 3 – July 10

July 3 At 9:11 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of N. Madison. The victim called police to report his vehicle had been ransacked and several items were stolen. The vehicle had been parked in front of his residence overnight. The investigation is continuing. At 11:01 a.m., the South Pasadena Police…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 27 – July 2
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 27 – July 2

June 27 At approximately 9 a.m., three residents from the 1000 block of Oak Leaf called to report their vehicles were broken into and items were taken. There was video footage of the suspects from a nearby camera. The investigation is continuing. At 8:47 p.m., a caller reported a male and female involved in an…

Monrovia Man Sentenced to Life
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Monrovia Man Sentenced to Life

A Monrovia man was sentenced Wednesday to life in state prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting four women he lured by offering them money or drugs, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jason Chung Chien Yu (born Jan. 15, 1976) was found guilty last month of three counts of sodomy by use of…

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