Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 20 – June 26

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June 20

At 5 p.m., a loss prevention officer from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report two subjects he recognized from a previous case of theft. Officers arrived and detained the subjects, along with a driver waiting outside. The driver was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was arrested. The two subjects that were in the store did not commit a crime. They were identified and released.

At 6:25 p.m., officers responded to the report of a vehicle burglary in the 700 block of South Myrtle. The investigation revealed the victim had been followed from a local bank after obtaining a cashier’s check. The suspects waited until the victim left his vehicle and then smashed the passenger-side window and took the cashier’s check. This investigation is continuing.

June 21

At 8:48 a.m., a victim called to report his vehicle was struck by a van in the 400 block of South Shamrock. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. The van fled the location after hitting the victim’s vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

At 5:10 p.m., officers responded to a bus stop in the 800 block of East Huntington regarding a male subject who was refused service on the bus. The subject had been refused service because he was carrying an open alcoholic container. The subject became upset and broke the glass container on the bus floor before fleeing the scene. This investigation is continuing.

June 22

At 12:47 a.m., an officer saw a suspicious vehicle and trailer parked in the 1600 block of South Mountain. The officer saw a male and female subject inside the trailer. Upon contact, the male attempted to run away. He was apprehended and found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested per the authority of the warrant.

At 9:14 a.m., a caller reported that a female subject had stolen mail from their mailbox in the 500 block of Los Angeles. Officers responded and were shown a video of the incident. This investigation is continuing.

At 2:52 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of West Lemon. The victim reported her front passenger window had been smashed and her purse and wallet were taken from inside the vehicle. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing.

June 23

At 1:12 a.m., a subject called police to report that he had been kicked out of a bar in the 400 block of South Myrtle. Officers responded and determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for his own well-being. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period.

At 2:21 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle near the intersection of California and Central driving without lights during hours of darkness. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was displaying signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the subject was arrested for DUI. The driver was held for a sobering period.

At 12:51 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 700 block of West Duarte and saw two subjects whom he was familiar with from prior contacts. The officer had recently arrested one of the subjects for domestic violence against the other subject and knew the judge had issued a criminal protective order. The officer contacted the subjects and arrested the restrained person for violation of the court order.

At 7:43 p.m., a caller reported that a known male subject had slashed two tires on her vehicle in the 200 block of West Palm. Officers arrived and determined there was a court order restraining that subject from being in the area. The suspect had left the location prior to police arrival. The report of the incident was forwarded to the District Attorney for filing consideration.

June 24

At 1:58 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Evergreen regarding a domestic disturbance. The investigation revealed a female subject had grabbed the hair of a second female and punched her repeatedly in the face. The subject was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court on the charges.

At 6:55 a.m., a caller saw three male subjects light a chair on fire in a parking lot in the 900 block of West Duarte. The subjects then fled the location. Officers arrived with the Fire Department and the fire was extinguished. This investigation is continuing.

At 5:12 p.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth regarding a domestic disturbance. A caller reported hearing arguing and a possible gun shot in the hotel room. Officers arrived and made contact with the subjects inside the room. They found the victim had a physical injury to her mouth. There was no evidence of a gun shot at the scene. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence and taken into custody.

At 6:30 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of East Scenic. Officers responded and made contact with two subjects inside the vehicle. One of the subjects was found to be on probation. During a probation search, the subject was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

 June 25

At 10:37 a.m., a traffic collision was reported at Huntington and California. A vehicle was traveling east on Huntington and failed to stop for a red traffic signal. The vehicle struck another vehicle traveling north on California. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. All injured parties were checked by paramedics from Monrovia Fire and Rescue.

At 12:42 p.m., a shoplifting incident was reported at a business in the 1600 block of West Mountain. A male suspect had taken power tools from the store and exited without paying. Officers arrived and apprehended the suspect nearby. He was arrested and taken into custody. During the booking process, a computer check revealed the suspect also had a no-bail warrant, which was added to his the charges.

At 2:36 p.m., officers were patrolling the 700 block of West Duarte when they saw two subjects sitting inside an underpass water runoff tunnel. Officers made contact with the subjects, and a computer check revealed one of them had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and searched incident to arrest. Officers discovered the subject was also in possession of drug paraphernalia.

At 4:19 p.m., a caller reported that three vehicles collided while traveling eastbound on Huntington at the Mayflower intersection. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. One of the drivers complained of pain, but refused medical treatment on scene.

At 8:20 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the area of California and Hurstview. The driver was found to be unlicensed. A search of the vehicle revealed the driver was also in possession of a controlled substance. The driver was arrested and issued a citation. The vehicle was towed.

June 26

At 7:31 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers requested assistance in the 800 block of West Huntington. A vehicle had fled from them on the 210 Freeway and exited at Huntington. The vehicle crashed into a building and the driver fled on foot. Officers responded and assisted CHP with setting up a containment area. The driver was located and detained. The vehicle was stolen and CHP arrested the occupants.

At 11:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Mayflower and Foothill regarding a hit and run traffic collision that had just occurred. Officers located the vehicle and the driver. The investigation revealed the driver had been driving under the influence. The driver was arrested and held for a sobering period.

June 27, 2019

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