Police Blotter: Burglars With Suspicious Power Tool Story

Two burglary suspects were arrested after a high speed chase. Read on for more.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 434 service events, resulting in 70 investigations.

Grand Theft Auto / Vehicle Pursuit / Felony Evading / Conspiracy to Commit Grand Theft Auto - Suspects Arrested

December 4 at 4:43 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of East Greystone called to report two suspicious male subjects who were standing next to the resident's parked truck. When the resident asked the subjects what they were doing, they ran to two nearby vehicles and quickly fled the area. The vehicle descriptions were broadcast and officers located both of them driving south on Mountain from Foothill. 

Officers stopped one of the vehicles at Mountain and Lemon. The other fled, continuing southbound on Mountain. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided into a wall at Mountain and Shrode. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot through yards and into a wash. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies responded to assist and detained the suspect at Mountain and Meridian. He was positively identified as the driver of the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen out of West Covina. 

The suspect detained at Mountain and Lemon was found to be in possession of new power tools and had a suspicious story about how he obtained them. A search was conducted of the area and officers found a vehicle parked in the 300 block of East Greystone that had fresh damage to the driver's door lock similar to the damage on the stolen vehicle. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody. The suspect who fled was charged with grand theft auto, felony evading, and conspiracy to commit grand theft auto. The second suspect was charged with conspiracy to commit grand theft auto and suspicion of receiving stolen property.

Bank Robbery - Chase Bank in Monrovia

November 5, at approximately 10 a.m., a male suspect trying to disguise himself as a female robbed the Chase Bank at 690 West Huntington in Monrovia, California.

The suspect approached the teller's window carrying a briefcase. The suspect made a demand for money and told the teller there was anthrax in the briefcase. The teller gave the suspect the money. The suspect took the money and the briefcase and left the bank. The suspect was seen getting into a silver PT Cruiser.

The suspect is described as a male wearing a tan women's tracksuit with a hood. The hood was pulled up. The suspect had a white bandana on his head, clear lip gloss, cherry red nail polish, gold hoop earrings, dark brown Ugg style boots, glasses with black plastic frames and clear lenses, and was clean shaven.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monrovia Police Department Detective Bureau.

Commercial Burglary - Suspects Arrested

November 5 at 3:50 p.m., two adult suspects walked into a business in the 100 block of West Foothill. The suspects were witnessed on camera stealing liquor and fleeing the business. Police located the suspects at Foothill, near May. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Randall Robertson December 09, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Great Job Guys.. You make Monrovia a nice safe place to Live and raise a Family..


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