May 21

At 7:08 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of East Walnut called to report his 2007 Chevrolet work truck was parked on the street and had been stolen sometime overnight. The vehicle was entered into Stolen Vehicle System. Investigation is continuing.

May 22

At 9:04 a.m., a Monrovia resident called police to report an incident of indecent exposure. She was on a walk in the 400 block of West Duarte, near Magnolia, when a male subject yelled to get her attention and then exposed himself. The woman ran home and called the police. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 30s, 5-foot-5, thin build, with a shaved head and large tattoo on his arm. This investigation is continuing.

At 9:11 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 800 block of South California when he saw a subject he recognized. The subject was consensually contacted and found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used for smoking methamphetamine. The subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

At 9:51 a.m., the owner of a residence in the 200 block of South Primrose arrived home and discovered his residence had been burglarized while he was gone. He then called police. Officers arrived and located the point of entry into the home. It is unknown if anything was taken. This investigation is continuing.

At 10:09 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 400 block of West Duarte when he saw several subjects in the city owned wash underneath the Metro Rail Bridge. All of the subjects had previously been warned and arrested for trespassing. The officer contacted the six subjects and all were arrested for trespassing.

May 23

At 3:56 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of West Olive called police to report a tire on his vehicle had just been slashed by a male Asian suspect, 30-40 years old, wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a black mask. A similar report was made by another resident in the area. Investigation is continuing.

At 7:09 p.m., a bicyclist was traveling north on Myrtle, crossing the street at Walnut, when a vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at Walnut and struck the bicyclist. The driver gave the bicyclist a thumbs-up sign and continued driving. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries. Investigation is continuing.

May 24

At 2:11 a.m., police dispatch received calls regarding shots fired and people seen running in the 800 block South Mayflower. As officers arrived on scene, two subjects were seen running into a house in the 900 block of South Mayflower. Officers made contact with the subjects inside the house, and the interior of the residence was checked for anyone needing medical assistance, but everyone checked out fine. Officers canvassed the area and located 16 spent casings throughout the 400 block of West Chestnut. No injured subjects or suspects were located. The investigation is continuing.

At 7:13 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 400 block of South Myrtle regarding an alarm activation. When officers arrived, they could smell natural gas emitting from the location. The Monrovia Fire Department was notified. The area was evacuated and the Gas Company responded. The gas supply to the business was shut off and the source of the leak was being investigated by the Gas Company. No injuries reported.

At 1:35 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of East Foothill called to report someone had stolen the catalytic converter from his Honda Element sometime during the night. Investigation is continuing.

May 25

At 9:26 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of West Cypress called to report that sometime during the night someone tried to steal her vehicle. She noticed her ignition had been tampered with. Investigation is continuing.

At 2:05 p.m., two motorists were traveling toward each other in the 600 block of Norumbega. They were at a blind curve when they collided into one another and their airbags deployed. One driver sustained an injury to the arm from the airbag and the other driver complained of pain to the head and neck. The drivers were treated at the scene by Monrovia Paramedics.

May 26

At 3 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of West Colorado called police to report her residence had been burglarized. She locked and left her residence at 11:30 a.m. to go shopping. When she returned, she discovered her garage door had been forced open. A check of the residence revealed the only loss was 40 rolls of toilet paper. Investigation is continuing.

At 3:35 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Oakcliff called police to report a family member had come to the location that was not allowed per a valid restraining order. The subject said he disobeyed the order, but indicated he went to the location to retrieve his vehicle. The subject was advised regarding the court order, and a verified complaint will be completed and forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

At 10:58 p.m., a resident in the 1800 block of South Encino called police to report two suspects driving a U-Haul that were taking mail from mailboxes. Officers arrived and located the vehicle still in the area. When the suspects saw the officer, they took off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle abruptly stopped on First, north of Fano in Arcadia, where the suspects fled on foot. Arcadia Police Department and the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter responded to assist with containment and a search of the area, but the suspects were not found. The U-Haul van was found to be an unreported stolen from Chatsworth U-Haul. There were several pieces of stolen mail from Arcadia and Monrovia in the vehicle. One of the suspects left their personal identification in the vehicle. Investigation is continuing.

May 27

At 11:33 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of West Hillcrest called police to report that someone had stolen her Honda CRV sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.

At 12:43 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a business parking lot in the 1600 block of South Mountain. The victim parked his vehicle in the parking lot and went inside the business. When he returned, his Ford F250 was gone. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle to the rear of a business in Duarte. The vehicle was missing the catalytic converter and a toolbox from the bed of the truck. Investigation is continuing.

At 1:51 p.m., an employee from a business in the 600 block of West Huntington called police to report four male suspects entered the business and grabbed various phones and watches, and then left without paying for the merchandise. Officers responded, but the suspects were not located. The investigation is continuing.


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