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Police Blotter: Missing Child Found In His Own Backyard

This weekend a 9-year-old boy went missing after attending church with his family but turned up in a familiar place. Read on for more.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.

Commercial Burglary

On January 11 at 7:00 a.m., the owner of a business in the 1600 block of California arrived at work to discover the lock on the front gate had been cut and 14 lawnmowers were stolen from a side yard. The last employee closed the business the night before at 5:15 p.m. Investigation continuing. 

Traffic Collision / Vehicle vs. Bicyclist

On January 12 at 10:24 a.m., a driver stopped at a red light on the 210 westbound off-ramp. When the light turned green, she began to make a right turn onto westbound Huntington, but did not look to her left to see a bicyclist was traveling west and had not yet cleared the intersection. The bicyclist struck the front left fender of the vehicle, toppling him to the ground, causing no visible injuries; however, he was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for complaint of pain.

Driving Under the Influence / Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested

On January 13 at 12:50 a.m., an officer stopped a motorist for a traffic infraction. The officer determined the motorist was intoxicated and arrested the driver for driving under the influence. After the suspect was arrested and taken to the jail, a booking search was conducted and a small bindle of cocaine was found in the suspect's jacket pocket. The suspect was charged for the additional violation.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested

On January 13 at 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a traffic collision in the 100 block of East Central. When officers arrived, they discovered property damage at three different residences as a result of the collision. Further investigation revealed the collision originated at the westbound 210 Myrtle off-ramp. CHP arrived and took over the scene. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence and he was arrested by CHP. The suspect vehicle was a Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

Critical Missing Person Located

On January 13 at 1:08 p.m., police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Palm regarding a missing 9-year-old boy. The grandparents reported the child missing after church. The boy thought he saw his grandmother's car and ran to it. He was not seen after. Units searched downtown Monrovia and possible routes the child might walk. He was found at home in the backyard playing.

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