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March 25th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 527 service events, resulting in 108
investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Vehicle Burglary. On March 12 at 8:08 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of
East Palm regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that someone broke the rear window of
her black Hondo Pilot during the night. The suspect gained entry and stole an expensive piece of
medical equipment. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto. On March 12 at 8:30 a.m., an officer went to the 600 block of East Palm regarding
the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officer he parked his vehicle in front of his residence
at about 7 p.m. When he went out the next morning, his truck was gone. It is unknown how the
suspects gained entry. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Battery Arrest. On March 12 at 8:09 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Genoa
regarding a female subject screaming for help. Bystanders pointed out a male subject in the pool
area of an apartment complex and the officers detained the suspect. It was determined the subjects
had been arguing, and the suspect grabbed his girlfriend by the hair and neck and would not let go of
her. The girlfriend scratched the suspect’s face and was screaming in an attempt to get away. The
suspect was arrested and held for the likelihood of reoccurrence. A report was prepared for filing and
the suspect was taken to court the next morning.
Mental Evaluation. On March 12 at 9:44 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of
Fowler Drive on the report of a despondent minor who stated he wanted to kill himself. The officer
handling the incident met with significant delays trying to place the juvenile, but eventually found a
local mental health facility to accept the subject. The juvenile will be held for mental evaluation.
Grand Theft Auto. On March 13 at 9:14 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Los Angeles
regarding a vehicle theft. The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street in front of her home
on March 12 at about 11:00 p.m. She discovered her vehicle missing the next morning. The vehicle
taken was a 1994 Acura Integra. Investigation continuing.
Credit Card Fraud Arrest. On March 14 at 1:25 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 600
block of West Huntington regarding a fraud in progress. They arrived and detained a female suspect
who was visiting from New York. The suspect tried to purchase two IPod systems with fraudulent
credit cards. The suspect was arrested without incident.
Burglary / Conspiracy to Commit Burglary / Two Suspects Arrested. On March 14 at 7:50 p.m., loss
prevention officers at a business in the 100 block of West Foothill detained a female suspect who was
attempting to steal high-priced alcoholic beverages. A male suspect was also detained in the parking
lot as he was attempting to put stolen alcohol into a vehicle, but could not because the female suspect
had the keys. The investigation revealed the male and female suspects were working together.
Stolen alcohol bottles were located outside the suspect’s vehicle, and a search of the vehicle revealed
more stolen alcohol inside. The male subject admitted to stealing alcohol from several stores. He
told officers they steal alcohol from 10 to 20 stores each week. Both suspects were arrested and
booked for the above listed charges. The male suspect also had a warrant for his arrest.
Criminal Threats Warrant Arrest. On March 14 at 10:12 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance call
in the 1100 block of Starlit Lane. Partygoers at a small gathering pointed to a male subject standing
out front who they claimed was causing the problem. A computer check of the subject revealed he
had a warrant out of Pomona for criminal threats. He was booked, housed and picked up by Pomona
Critical Missing Person Found. On March 16 at 3:54 p.m., a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s
walked away from her husband at a business in the 1500 block of South Mountain in Duarte. Her
husband reported her missing to the Monrovia Police Department because he wanted something
done right away and they live in Monrovia. The Sheriff’s Department was dealing with the
containment of a suspect and had no units available to help search. Monrovia officers made an
extensive area search which resulted in finding the missing woman at Ivy and Los Angeles. She was
found unharmed and was returned to her home in Monrovia. The husband was given information on
"Project Life Saver," which is a program Monrovia Police Department offers to help find loved ones
with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses who walk away from family members.
Grand Theft Auto. On March 17 at 5:10 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of East Evergreen reported
her vehicle had been stolen. She was wakened by the sound of a tow truck operating outside. When
she looked out, she saw a tow truck driving away with her vehicle. She has only had the car for a few
months and insists she is current on her payments. The initial investigation could not verify
repossession, so a stolen vehicle report was taken.