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Police Blotter: Ex-Felon Stashes Loaded Pistol in Bushes

A witness claims to have seen the ex-felon stash the gun in the bushes. Police arrested him and charged him with possession of a firearm.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

Domestic Violence Warrant Arrest - Suspect Arrested

November 15 at 11:30 a.m., officers went to a residence in the 600 block of South Primrose to serve a domestic violence warrant. When they arrived, the suspect was located and identified. While officers were attempting to arrest the suspect outside of his residence, the suspect tried to get away from officers by running and jumping a fence. A brief struggle ensued, but the suspect was taken into custody. As a result of the struggle, the suspect and officers sustained minor injuries.

Residential Burglary

November 18 at 6:02 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Monterey. Upon arrival, they found the suspect(s) had entered the residence through the window of a backdoor and ransacked the home. A family member who responded did not know what had been taken. The owner was away at the time of the burglary. Investigation continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision

November 18 at 7:52 p.m., police responded to an injury traffic accident in the 400 block of East Colorado. A driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck a parked vehicle, which then pushed two other cars into each other. The driver complained of pain to the wrist, but declined medical treatment after being examined by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics. 

Injury Traffic Collision

November 19 at 2:17 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of California regarding an injury traffic accident. A driver fell asleep while driving home from work and he struck a tree. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. 

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision

November 19 at 4:49 a.m., a driver collided with a parked vehicle in the 200 block of Magnolia. Officers responded and conducted a DUI investigation. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence. Investigation continuing.

Ex-Felon With a Firearm

November 19 at 9:44 p.m., a witness called police to report seeing a man stash something in the bushes along a driveway in the 800 block of West Duarte Road. The man returned a few minutes later and was detained by officers. A loaded pistol was found in the bushes; the suspect was arrested for ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

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