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Monrovia Police Blotter

April 2nd, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 551 service events, resulting in 114 investigations.  Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:

Residential Burglary.  On March 19 at 11:55 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of South
Canyon regarding two male juveniles walking back and forth from the front to the side of a residence. 
The teens were seen carrying a safe away from the property and left in an older Honda Accord parked east of the location.  The suspects entered the residence through an unlocked rear door, right after the residents left the home.  Investigation continuing

Vandalism Arrest.  On March 19 at 2:28 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Walnut after a caller reported two male subjects writing graffiti on mailboxes.  The officers arrived and located the two suspects.  The reporting party positively identified the two suspects and they were arrested.  The reporting party will be receiving the $100 graffiti bounty for reporting the incident, which led to the arrest of the vandals.  

Suspicious Person / Receiving Stolen Property / Suspect Arrested.  On March 20 at 3:15 a.m., officers were called to Hidden Valley regarding a suspicious person seen tampering with vehicles.  An area check was made, but the subject was not located.  A short time later, a male subject matching the description of the suspicious person was seen walking in the 200 block of North Mayflower.  He was contacted and found to be in possession of property which belonged to a victim on Patrician Way. 
The suspect was then arrested for possession of stolen property.  Investigation continuing.

Grand Theft Auto.  On March 20 at 7:01 a.m., officers went to the 200 block of West Lemon regarding the theft of a vehicle.  On their arrival, the victim reported his 1993 Honda stolen.  The victim parked and secured his vehicle in front of the location the evening before at about 9 p.m.  He returned the next morning at 7 a.m. and his vehicle was missing.  No broken glass was found on the ground where
it had been parked.  Investigation continuing.

Vehicle versus Pedestrian Injury Traffic Collision.  On March 20 at 5:33 p.m., officers responded to the
100 block of East Pomona regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a 5 year old pedestrian. 
Officers arrived and summoned Monrovia Fire Department paramedics to tend to the young boy. 
Apparently, he was with an older brother and was attempting to walk across Myrtle to be with another older brother.  He stepped between two parked cars and walked out unexpectedly into the street and was struck by a vehicle.  He was taken to a hospital where his injuries were determined to be minor and he was later released.

Outside Assist – Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.  On March 20 at 8:36 p.m., Los Angeles Sheriff’s
Department air support called Monrovia Police Department and requested officers to assist a deputy who was attempting to detain a burglary suspect in the City of Duarte.  The family of the suspect was becoming threatening toward the deputy.  Officers responded and assisted the deputy with this incident.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision.  On March 21 at 2:48 a.m., a driver in a white Toyota pickup truck was driving south on Peck Road when he hit a parked vehicle.  The driver in the white truck fled the scene southbound.  Officers responded and searched the area, but the suspect was not located.  The damaged vehicle was stored as the owner could not be located.  Investigation continuing.  

Residential Burglary.  On March 21 at 12:49 p.m., an officer went to the 800 block of West Olive regarding a burglary.  On arrival, the victim told the officer that he had been working out of town between March 8 and March 19.  He had left his garage door unlocked.  When he returned, he went into his garage and discovered some plumbing and bathroom accessories missing.  Neighbors were contacted, but no one saw anything unusual.  Investigation continuing.

Outside Assist – El Monte Police Department.  On March 21 at approximately 4:12 p.m., Victorville
Police Department was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  The suspect was reported to be suicidal and had a gun.  They turned over the pursuit to the California Highway Patrol.  When the vehicle went into
El Monte, CHP turned over the pursuit to El Monte Police Department.  The pursuit ended in a business parking lot at Magnolia and Huntington in Monrovia.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  Monrovia officers assisted in traffic control only during the incident.

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