Feb. 20

At 6:52 a.m., a resident called police dispatch to report a bear wandering the grounds of an elementary school in the 200 block of North Mayflower and officers responded. As staff and students started to arrive, the officers were able to guide the bear off the campus and north on Mayflower. The Department of Fish and Wildlife responded and the bear made its way back toward the foothills.

At 12:17 p.m., a petty theft was reported in the 300 block of East Greystone. The victim reported that while he was working at a residence, his gardening equipment was stolen out of the bed of his truck. The suspects were described as two male Hispanics in a black Honda Pilot. Investigation continuing.

At 12:31 p.m., a petty theft was reported in the 300 block of Wildrose. The victim reported that while he was doing gardening work at a residence, his gardening equipment was stolen from the bed of his truck. The suspects and the suspect vehicle descriptions are similar to a theft that occurred earlier that same day. Investigation continuing.

At 11:50 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Genoa called to report a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the area and occupied. Officers contacted the occupant and, after investigation, found him to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested without incident.

Feb. 21

At 5:25 a.m., a news crew was in the area of Mayflower and Hillcrest looking for the bear that was in the 200 block of North Mayflower the prior day. They located the bear and notified Monrovia Police Department. Officers responded and found the bear was heading back north toward the foothills and was not causing any issues.

As the morning progressed, the bear came back south. The media continued to film the bear. The bear was moving slowly, but not leaving the area. The Department of Fish and Wildlife responded and, ultimately, tranquilized the bear so they could assess if it was injured. They relocated the bear to the unpopulated area of the National Forest.

At 7:14 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of North Mayflower called to report that sometime during the night someone shattered his vehicle window. The investigation is continuing.

At 7:36 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of West Foothill called police to report a shoplifter that left the store with concealed merchandise. Officers responded and reviewed video footage. Investigation continuing.

At 8:03 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report a shoplifting incident that had just occurred. The suspect left the location prior to the officer’s arrival. During the investigation, the identity of the suspect was determined. Investigation continuing.

At 9:19 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for several vehicle code violations in the 100 block of West Colorado. The bicyclist was found to have five outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants.

Feb. 22

At 1:47 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of East Colorado called police to report two subjects that were arguing in a nearby alley, causing a disturbance. Officers responded regarding the noise disturbance and found a couple arguing near the alley. A computer check revealed one of the subjects had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

At 9:49 a.m., a resident in the 1800 block of Estrella called to report that someone opened a Home Depot credit card using her personal identifying information. Investigation continuing.

At 12:13 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 700 block of East Huntington. While the victim was inside the business, someone shattered a window on her vehicle and took items from inside. The investigation is continuing.

At 1:18 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at a business parking lot in the 600 block of West Huntington. The victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot and went into a business. When she returned to her vehicle, she found a window had been smashed and her rain jacket was missing from inside. Investigation continuing.

At 3:04 p.m., police received a call reporting a male and a female subject that were arguing at a park in the 1200 block of North Canyon. Officers responded and located the subjects. One of the subjects was in possession of an open container of alcohol. The alcohol was confiscated and she was issued a citation for the violation.

At 5:17 p.m., an employee from a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain called police to report a female that was being detained for shoplifting. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting and the investigation revealed she also had outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

At 9:11 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported to police. An employee from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington parked her vehicle and went into work. She returned approximately four hours later and found a window on her vehicle had been shattered and items were missing from inside. Investigation continuing.

At 11:01 p.m., an employee from a business in the 900 block of West Huntington called police to report his vehicle was broken into while he was at work. His vehicle window was shattered and items were taken. Investigation continuing.

Feb. 23

At 1:01 a.m., a caller reported a traffic collision that occurred in the 1800 block of South Mayflower. Officers responded and learned that a vehicle traveling north on Mayflower had struck two parked cars. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. After a DUI investigation was conducted, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and held for a sobering period.

Feb. 24

At 6:24 a.m., a caller reported a family disturbance in the 300 block of Genoa. Officers responded and spoke with the involved parties. It was determined that the female subject was the aggressor and the male subject had sustained minor injuries. The female subject was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody.

At 8:44 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of East Colorado called to report that his detached garage had been burglarized. An officer arrived and confirmed a burglary had occurred and items were missing. Investigation continuing.

At 10:40 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 700 block of East Huntington. A motorist was traveling west on Huntington, veered off the roadway and collided into a tree. The driver suffered head injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

At 11:45 a.m., a bicyclist was traveling north in the 1800 block of South Myrtle when he was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling north. He suffered injuries, but refused medical attention. The party at fault was issued a citation.

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