Police Blotter: Burglar Breaks Into Elementary School Twice in Two Days

A burglar has broken into a Monrovia elementary school twice this week through the same window.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 437 service events, resulting in 77 investigations. 

Electrical Main Explosion Prompts Street Closure, Evacuation

An underground explosion of a utility main prompted the evacuation of businesses and a street closure on West Chestnut Avenue between Fifth Avenue to Monterey Avenue this morning. The Monrovia Fire Department received a call at 8:35 a.m. on Thursday morning of steam coming out of a four-foot opening on the street. . No residential units were evacuated, and the freeway remained open.

Southern California Edison arrived on scene at 8:45 a.m. and determined that electrical wiring in the vault exploded. Edison isolated the circuit at 9 a.m. and allowed occupants back to their businesses. The street closure on West Chestnut between Fifth Avenue to Monterey Avenue will remain in effect until further notice. Commuters and residents are asked to take alternative routes to avoid delay.

Attempted Burglary

February 19 at 3:48 a.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at an elementary school in the 900 block of East Lemon Avenue. They found an open window in the administration building. The same window was the point of entry for a burglary that occurred the previous night at the school. The suspect did not gain entry this time. The investigation is continuing.



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