This week a felon was found hiding in the attic, a gang member pulled a fake gun on his ex-girlfriend, and a female fighter was caught packing a dagger. Read on for more...
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During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 550 service events, resulting in 93 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Parolee in the attic
On September 9 at 3:50 p.m., Monrovia's Special Enforcement Team officers, augmented by Monrovia, Arcadia, and Baldwin Park police officers, and Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, went to the 200 block of Los Angeles to search for a parolee-at-large. The parolee was found in the attic trying to hide from the officers. He was taken into custody without further incident.
On September 10 at 7:30 a.m., officers went to a residence in the 200 block of Madeline to investigate a referral from the Department of Child and Family Services. Upon their arrival, they found the mother of a minor child under the influence of alcohol. She was so intoxicated she was unable to care for the child. There were six additional adults in the residence who were all at varying stages of intoxication. The officers took the minor into protective custody. The mother tried to prevent the officers from leaving with the child, and she was subsequently arrested for resisting and delaying a police officer. After a caseworker from Department of Child and Family Services interviewed the child, she was released to her father.
On September 11 at 1:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Primrose regarding a fight in progress. When Officers arrived, they detained five subjects and conducted pat-down searches on them. During the investigation, a female subject was found to be in possession of a dagger. She was arrested for the weapons violation and for being drunk in public. The other subjects were released in the field.
DUI and hit and run
On September 11 at 3:04 a.m., officers on patrol in the 100 block of West Huntington heard the sound of a traffic collision. The officers observed a vehicle leaving the area westbound on Foothill at a high rate of speed. An officer followed the vehicle and eventually caught up to it as it entered into the city of Arcadia. The driver was detained and was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested. The investigation revealed the driver had fled the scene of a traffic collision. It was discovered that the suspect struck an unoccupied parked vehicle in the 100 block of Stedman. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run.
Burglary on Bradoaks
On September 12 at 3:43 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Bradoaks heard noises in her home. When she went to check, she found two male subjects, approximately 19 years old, one was wearing a baseball style hat. The two suspects ran from the residence and a white Chrysler 300 was seen speeding away from the location. Investigation continuing.
Burglary on Oakcliff
On September 12 at 5:06 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of Oakcliff returned home from work at about 5:10 p.m. and found the inside of his home ransacked. He looked around his home and found the kitchen screen had been taken off and a window was open. Investigation continuing.
Burglary on Maple
On September 13 at 1:09 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 500 block of West Maple. The resident left for work at 8:00 a.m. and returned home at 1:11 p.m. The victim found the backdoor of the residence open. The victim called police and did not go inside. Officers responded and checked home to ensure no suspects were inside. No suspects were located. Jewelry and a computer hard drive were taken. Investigation continuing.
Gang member pulls a fake gun
On September 15 at 2:45 a.m., police received a call from a female subject in the 100 block of Montana stating her ex-boyfriend, a gang member, was in front of her house and was playing music loudly. When she asked him to turn down the volume, he responded by brandishing a pistol in a threatening manner. Officers responded and detained the suspect without incident. The pistol turned out to be a realistic-looking toy. The suspect was arrested for violating the curfew of the gang injunction and brandishing a replica firearm. Because the suspect was arrested two days ago for violating the injunction's curfew, he was held for bail on the likelihood or recurrence.