Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 19 – July 25

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July 19

July 19 at 8:53 a.m., a caller reported a homeless male and female subject fighting next to Library Park in the 300 block of South Myrtle. When officers arrived, they contacted both subjects. An investigation revealed the couple were married and had a domestic violence restraining order against one another. The female subject had hit the male subject multiple times, causing injuries. She was arrested and taken into custody.

July 19 at 10:30 a.m., a caller reported a homeless male subject lying across a sidewalk in the 100 block of West Foothill. Officers responded to determine if the subject needed medical care, but found him to be heavily intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

July 19 at 9:02 p.m., security for a store in the 500 block of West Huntington called to report they were detaining four subjects for shoplifting. Officers arrived, and after conducting an investigation, they arrested and took the four subjects into custody. The stolen property was returned to the store.

July 20

July 20 at 4:58 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious person loitering in the 300 block of West Huntington. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. The subject was arrested.

July 20 at 10:01 a.m., security for a store in the 1600 block of South Mountain called to report a female subject had just fled their store with power tools and had not paid for the merchandise. They advised she entered a black vehicle driven by a male subject. Officers arrived and stopped the vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot. After investigating, both subjects were arrested and the stolen property was returned.

July 20 at 9:26 p.m., a caller reported two vehicles had collided at the intersection of Ivy and Olive. Officers responded and contacted both drivers. One of the drivers was found to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, he was arrested for DUI.

July 20 at 9:34 p.m., a caller reported a male subject was lying in the middle of the street in the 500 block of South Myrtle. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who was found to be heavily intoxicated. He was arrested and held for a sobering period.

July 21

July 21 at 1:26 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1500 block of South Mayflower when he saw a bicyclist commit a violation of the rules of the road. He stopped the bicyclist and discovered he was in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. The rider was arrested.

July 21 at 2:03 a.m., a caller reported a motorist had just collided into a curb in the 300 block of West Central. Officers responded and contacted the driver. The driver was intoxicated, and after field sobriety tests were conducted, he was arrested for DUI.

July 21 at 2:35 a.m., a caller reported seeing a man lying on the ground in the 600 block of South Ivy. Officers responded and located the subject, who was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was taken into custody.

July 21 at 5:27 a.m., a resident in the 2000 block of South Myrtle reported a suspicious male loitering on the street in front of her house. Officers responded and contacted the subject. He was found to be in possession of cocaine and was arrested.

July 21 at 8:37 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of West Duarte walked outside her home and discovered someone had burglarized her vehicle sometime during the night. Several personal items were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

July 21 at 2:35 p.m., an employee of a store in the 700 block of West Huntington reported that two male subjects entered her store, took merchandise from a shelf and ran out of the store without paying. Officers searched the area for the subjects, but were unable to locate them. This investigation is continuing.

July 21 at 10:42 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of West Central reported she was having a dispute with her neighbor. Officers arrived and contacted both subjects. After investigating, it was discovered one subject forced her way into the other’s home and made criminal threats while brandishing a knife. The suspect was arrested.

July 22

July 22 at 3:16 a.m., a resident in the 2000 block of South Myrtle reported a motorist had just collided into a curb in front of her house. Officers arrived and contacted the driver, who was found to be intoxicated. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver was arrested for DUI.

July 22 at 8:53 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of South Ivy walked outside their home and discovered their vehicle had been stolen sometime during the night. While conducting the investigation, officers received notice that another police agency found the vehicle completely stripped. This investigation is continuing.

July 22 at 5:07 p.m., an employee of a bar in the 400 block of South Myrtle reported an intoxicated male had entered their bar making threats. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. He was arrested for being drunk in public. During the booking process, he battered a police officer, which was added to his charges.

July 22 at 7:49 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 1200 block of South California when he saw a male subject who he knew to be restrained by court order from being where he was. The officer stopped the subject and arrested him for the violation.

July 22 at 9:29 p.m., security for a grocery store in the 100 block of West Foothill reported they were detaining a male subject who they observed shoplifting from the store. As they were detaining him, the subject began hitting them and forced the stolen property from their hands as he attempted to escape detention. Officers arrived, and after an investigation, arrested the subject.

July 23

July 23 at 1:40 p.m., an employee of a business in the 3300 block of South Myrtle called to report they had inadvertently purchased a vehicle from a subject that was later reported stolen by the actual owner. The owner did not report the vehicle stolen immediately because he was in police custody. The vehicle was returned to its rightful owner and the investigation is continuing.

July 23 at 8:09 p.m., a caller reported a male subject was standing in front of a residence in the 600 block of East Colorado, possibly selling narcotics. Officers arrived and the subject attempted to run from them, but was detained. A computer check revealed he had multiple warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

July 24

July 24 at 2:01 p.m., a caller reported he agreed to meet a male subject at a business parking lot in the 900 block of West Duarte. He had contacted the subject on the internet and was going to sell a cell phone to him. When he handed his cell phone to the subject, the subject fled the area with the phone without paying. This investigation is continuing.

July 24 at 7:47 p.m., a caller reported a homeless female subject lying on the sidewalk in the 900 block of West Duarte, possibly in need of medical care. When officers arrived, they contacted the subject and found her to be heavily intoxicated. She was arrested and taken into custody, but resisted officers. In the jail she bit one of the officers while handcuffs were being removed.

July 24 at 9:27 p.m., a female subject entered the police lobby and advised she had just been battered by her husband inside their home in the 1800 block of Eighth Avenue. Monrovia Paramedics were called and provided assistance for her injuries. She was given information for victim’s assistance. Officers were unable to contact the male subject. This investigation is continuing.

July 25

July 25 at 4:06 p.m., the house sitter for a home in the 300 block of Oakcliff arrived and found the house had been burglarized while the residents were on vacation. Officers arrived and discovered the suspects entered through an unlocked rear door. It is unknown what was taken. This investigation is continuing.

July 25, 2018

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