From the Monrovia Police Department:
Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to the City of Monrovia website and click on the crime mapping link. Sign up to follow us on Twitter for police notifications.
Theft From a Vehicle
March 2 at 1:59 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of West Colorado. The victim stated that she left her small, black Coach purse containing some cash in the glove box of her unlocked vehicle. She believes the theft occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The investigation is continuing.
March 2 at 3:49 p.m., police responded to a medical assist call at a skatepark in the 800 block of East Olive. A male juvenile fell and was conscious, but he could not move. Witnesses stated the subject was not wearing a helmet when he fell and he did not have one in his possession. His aunt was caring for him while his parents were out of town. Monrovia Fire Department personnel recognized the boy as a subject who had collapsed at school two days prior. The subject said he hit his head, but there was no visible injury. He was taken to a hospital for assessment and treatment.
Receiving Stolen Property - Suspect Arrested
March 2 at 5:03 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Myrtle and California observed a male adult subject riding his bike on a downtown city sidewalk. When the officer approached the subject to cite him for the violation, the subject appeared to be placing something in the bushes. The officer questioned the subject and he stated he was in possession of a wallet that he believed was probably stolen. The wallet was recovered and the possible victim information was obtained. The suspect was arrested for receiving stolen property and released on citation to appear in court.
March 3 at 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a park in the 700 block of East Lemon regarding a battery in progress. According to witnesses, several male African American suspects were beating up a male Hispanic victim. The victim suffered facial injuries and was taken to a hospital. The victim was intoxicated and uncooperative at the time of the incident. The victim's wallet was found in the general area, but it is unknown if he dropped it or if it was taken from him during the fight. Three male subjects were located in the immediate area and detained. The three subjects denied knowledge of the incident and did not have any visible injuries or torn clothing to suggest they had involvement. The three subjects were identified and released. The investigation is continuing.
Spousal Battery - Suspect Arrested
March 4 at 1:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of West Foothill regarding a domestic violence call. The female victim said her common-law husband was intoxicated and entered the bedroom where she was laying down. When she told him to get out, he became angry and began punching her in the leg several times. The victim did not have visible injuries, but complained of pain to her right leg. The suspect sustained superficial lacerations along the right side of his face, but he claimed to have sustained the injuries by falling down. The suspect was arrested for spousal battery and taken into custody.