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Police Blotter: Deep Fried Turkey Causes Monrovia Structure Fire

A resident set his fence on fire last week when trying to deep fry a Thanksgiving turkey.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

Theft From a Vehicle

November 21 at 2:13 a.m., police dispatch received an alarm activation from a car dealership in the 1400 block of South Shamrock. Officers responded and detained a male suspect at the location without incident. The suspect stole CD's and coins from a vehicle that had been left at the dealership for repairs. Investigation continuing.

Theft of a City Backflow Valve

November 21 at 10:30 a.m., a City backflow valve was reported stolen from the 300 block of West Cypress. The theft occurred sometime during the night.  Investigation continuing. 

Criminal Threats / Battery on a Peace Officer / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer - Suspect Arrested

November 21 at 3:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of criminal threats in the 800 block of Alta Street. The suspect was sitting on a car that belonged to the female victim's son. When the victim asked the suspect to leave, he threatened to kill the victim and then tried to force his way into the victim's house. Officers arrived and detained the suspect. Once the suspect was told he was being arrested, he began to fight with the officers and attempted to run from them. The suspect was taken into custody and arrested for the above listed charges.

Grand Theft Auto

November 21 at 4:15 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of East Huntington. The vehicle is a white, 1999 Honda Civic. Investigation continuing.

Fire Assist

November 23 at 2:22 p.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a possible structure fire. When officers arrived, they found a wooden fence on fire as a result of a resident cooking a turkey in a deep fryer. Apparently, oil spilled over and caught a portion of the fence on fire. A neighbor then decided to protect his side of the fence with a garden hose, which made the situation worse. Monrovia Fire Department personnel responded and managed to put the fire out, limiting the damage to about 15 feet of fence, only. 

Child Endangerment / Domestic Battery / Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

November 24 at 9:29 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Shamrock and Huntington when they saw a female exit a vehicle and take a child out of the backseat of the vehicle. The male driver then exited the vehicle, approached the female, and began trying to take the child from her, pushing her. Officers detained them and learned they had left a party due to an argument, which continued as they were driving home. The female said she did not want the child witnessing them arguing so she took the child out of the car. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested for the above listed charges. 

Domestic Battery - Suspect Arrested

November 25 at 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of East Lime Avenue regarding a boyfriend and girlfriend fighting. Officers arrived and determined the male subject was intoxicated. He and his girlfriend got into an argument and he hit his girlfriend in the head with his fist, causing a large bump. The male suspect was arrested for domestic battery.

Residential Burglary / Grand Theft Auto

November 25 at 8:37 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 1100 block of Sesmas Street. The residents were away from their home for a day and returned to find all of their electronics missing, which included two big screen TV's, DVD players and a PlayStation. The suspect also took a set of car keys and stole the victim's Nissan Maxima. The suspect(s) cut the screen on a back window that leads into a bedroom. The window had been left unlocked. It appears the suspects exited through the front door. The investigation is continuing.

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