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The weekend's highlighted issues and events:
On July 26 at 8:34 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of East Greystone. The victim reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle during the night and took a gas credit card, change, receipts and a cup holder. Investigation continuing.
On July 26 at 12:39 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of West Olive regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that someone broke in to her vehicle sometime during the night and took property from her vehicle. She had parked her vehicle in the parking structure and returned to find her driver's door ajar. The property taken was a baby stroller and a pair of Gucci sunglasses. No signs of forced entry. Investigation continuing.
On July 26 at 3:34 p.m., an officer went to the 1300 block of Orange regarding a residential burglary. The suspect(s) broke a bedroom window to the rear of the house and made entry. The suspect(s) took gold jewelry items and a portable 7" TV. It appears they left the same way undetected. Investigation continuing.
On July 27 at 6:59 p.m., a small bear tore the screen off of a residential window and entered the residence in the 800 block of Ridgeside. It ate some cat food that was placed on the kitchen floor and left the location. Approximately 20 minutes later the bear returned and ate more cat food that was placed on the front porch which was intended for the cat.
On July 28 at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of West Foothill regarding a male subject who verbally threatened to kill the security guard. The security guard pepper sprayed the subject and called the police. The subject was located and arrested for criminal threats.
On July 28 at 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Estrella Avenue regarding a suspicious device that was affixed to a street sign. In the interest of public safety Monrovia Police Officers evacuated residents and established a perimeter around the immediate area. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was notified and arrived within 30 minutes. Sheriff's Deputies detonated the device and rendered it safe. Residents were allowed to return to their homes. The device was not found to be an explosive.
On July 29, a Monrovia Police Dispatcher received a phone call from a man who claimed he was on the Red Box Trail, he and a friend started a hike from Mount Wilson. They followed the trail, but got turned around, ran out of water and his phone was dead. The dispatcher had his phone number so she contacted the phone company and they were able to determine the general location of the phone. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was contacted and given the coordinates from the phone and the Sheriff's Rescue Helicopter Team located the hikers.
Special Enforcement Team Weekly Activity
Warrant - Suspect Arrested
On July 25, Special Enforcement Team members conducted a traffic stop at California and Los Angeles. The passenger of the vehicle is a known gang member with a no bail warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody.
Warrant - Suspect Arrested
On July 25, Special Enforcement Team members conducted a pedestrian check in the 200 block of East Maple on a known gang member. He was arrested for an outstanding Monrovia Police Department warrant.