From the Monrovia Police Department:
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 389 service events, resulting in 55 investigations.
Residential Hot Prowl
December 21 at 6:24 a.m., a female resident in the 400 block of Hill Street reported a prowler attempting to break into her home. Her sister had left the location at 6:10 a.m., and within approximately 10 minutes, she heard the door bell. She was getting up to see who was at the door and saw a flashlight from the outside. She then heard the sliding glass door breaking. She ran to the area were the sliding glass door is and saw a male suspect wearing dark clothing and a dark hat. The suspect saw the resident and fled through the backyard, out of sight. The resident called police. Officers arrived and searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Investigation continuing.
Wanted Person / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer - Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 6:26 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers conducted a traffic stop at Los Angeles and Ivy. During a vehicle search, they found items in the vehicle belonging to a subject wanted by the Monrovia Police Department. The vehicle was seen leaving an address in the 100 block of Los Angeles and there was a large group of people at the residence. An officer responded to see if the suspect was at the location. While the officer was speaking with some of the subjects outside the residence, he saw the wanted suspect. The suspect then turned and walked into the house, disregarding the officer's order to stop. Containment of the area was set up by Monrovia officers, along with assisting officers from Arcadia Police Department. A search was then conducted of the residence and adjacent homes with the help of the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter, but the suspect was not located.
The next day, December 22, security officers from the Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia responded to a disturbance and subsequently escorted a male subject out of the mall. He was told not to return. The subject initially left the location, but then returned. When mall security went to detain him for trespassing the subject ran and jumped off a second story parking structure to get away. The mall security officers chased down and detained the subject. The subject was determined to be the suspect wanted by Monrovia Police Department. He was booked at Arcadia Police Department for the new charges and then taken to Monrovia Police Department, where he was booked and housed.
Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant / Parole Hold - Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 9:24 p.m., an officer on patrol saw a bicyclist roll through a stop sign. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found the subject had marijuana and methamphetamine in his possession. He also had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Fight in Progress / Drunk in Public / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested
December 21 at 11:31 p.m., officers responded to a business location in the 300 block of West Huntington on the report of two subjects fighting. Both suspects signed a refusal to prosecute; however, one of suspects was determined to be drunk in public and was taken into custody. During a search, he was found to be in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. He was arrested for the charges.
Vandalism / Grand Theft Auto Recovered
December 27 at 5:42 a.m., a delivery man reported a broken window at a business in the 100 block of West Huntington. While officers were investigating the vandalism, they ran the license plate of a vehicle parked in the lot and found it had been stolen from the City of La Crescenta. The vehicle was recovered and the Investigation is continuing.
December 27 at 3:02 p.m., police received a call regarding a 76-year-old male subject who had not been seen by neighbors for several days. The neighbors reported that the subject had not been feeling well. Officer checked the residence and it was locked up and they could not see anyone inside. As the officers questioned neighbors further, they believed the subject would have taken his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, had he left to visit relatives. The officers decided to force a rear door open. The subject was found inside the home in need of medical attention. Paramedics were dispatched and the subject was taken to a hospital for treatment. The residence was secured.
Petty Theft / Weapons Offense - Suspect Arrested
December 28 at 7:29 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 300 block of West Huntington Drive observed a juvenile being detained at the front of a store by the store manager. The manager flagged the officer down and advised that the juvenile had stolen merchandise. During a search of the juvenile, a modified knife blade with the flat side sharpened to an edge was found in his back pocket. The juvenile was arrested and booked. He was cited for the above listed offenses and then released to his older brother, who is his current guardian.
Vandalism - Two Suspects Arrested
December 28 at 10:49 p.m., two witnesses observed four male juveniles tagging several city signs, signal boxes, light poles and private property windows on Huntington Drive and called police. Officers responded and detained the four juveniles who matched the description of the suspects. Two of the juveniles were positively identified by witnesses as the suspects who committed the vandalism. They were arrested and taken into custody. The other two subjects were identified and released. Several other locations on Myrtle Avenue and Huntington Drive were vandalized with similar type graffiti. The two witnesses were advised of Monrovia Police Department's Stop Graffiti Bounty Program and each will be rewarded with a $100 bill for reporting the incident of graffiti which led to the arrest of the suspects.
Drunk in Public - Suspect Arrested
December 31 at 10:41 p.m., a female resident in the 700 block of West Colorado reported a male subject knocking on her door and trying to get into her house. The resident's father chased the subject away from the home. An officer responded and detained the subject at Violet and Colorado. He told officers that he was knocking on the resident's door because he thought it was his house. He was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested for being drunk in public.
January 1 at 2:03 a.m., officers responded to the area of Myrtle and Chestnut regarding a report of battery. The male victim and his girlfriend were walking south on Myrtle when they noticed three male Hispanic subjects behind them. As they walked, one of the male subjects suddenly came up from behind and started punching the victim, knocking him to the ground. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. The victim was not cooperative with officers. Investigation continuing.
Violation of Restraining Order - Suspect Arrested
January 1 at 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Central on the report of a male subject in violation of a restraining order. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect who was found outside the front door of the residence in violation of the court order.