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Police Blotter: No One Listened to the Dogs

This week a house was apparently burglarized while someone was home and the dogs were barking.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale - Suspect Arrested

December 11 at 12:28 a.m., police received a call reporting suspicious individuals in the 300 block of West Palm. When officers approached, they saw a male subject hide something in a bush. Methamphetamine and cash was recovered. The suspect, who is currently on parole, was arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary

December 12 at 5:07 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported by a resident in the 500 block of Date Court. The vehicle was parked on the second level of a parking structure between midnight and 5:00 a.m. The victim reported that he locked his vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry. Tools were stolen from the vehicle. Investigation continuing. 

Hot-Prowl Burglary

December 12 at 11:26 p.m., a hot-prowl residential burglary was reported in the 1300 block of South Primrose. The victim left for work at 8:00 a.m.  She locked her bedroom door before leaving. When she returned at 11:15 p.m., she found her bedroom had been ransacked and her jewelry had been stolen. The suspect had removed the screen from an unlocked rear window to enter the bedroom. The victim's mother was in the house when the crime occurred, but did not hear or see anything suspicious. Another family member was in the rear house, which faces the point of entry. The family's dogs were heard barking at approximately 4 p.m., but no one checked to see what was disturbing them. Investigation continuing.

Anne Margaret Kee December 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Why do people have dogs if they don't check to see whats going on when they are barking? Those kind of owners are irrisponsible and the ones that drive their neighbors crazy. If you have a dog take care of it, don't just stick in out in the yard and forget about it.
Ellen Zunino December 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I thought it was a tad odd that she'd locked her bedroom door before going to work. I guess when both your mom and the person in the back house can't be bothered to check out the dogs' barking, that's what you have to do. Since she left a window unlocked, maybe, until the burglary, her mother was her only problem.

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