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July 5 at 7:44 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block of West Olive. The owner of a 2010 Ford Escape went to her vehicle in the morning and discovered it had been burglarized sometime during the night. The suspect smashed out a window and took music CD's. Investigation continuing.
July 5 at 9:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of West Walnut. The owner of a 2006 Honda Pilot went out in the morning to discover her car window shattered and a lug nut socket wrench stolen from the vehicle. Officers searched for witnesses and located a neighbor who had heard a car alarm during the night. She looked out her window and saw a male Hispanic, approximately 30 years old, with slicked back black hair, running from the victim's car. She did not call the police. Investigation continuing.
Robbery - Suspect Arrested
July 5 at 6:05 p.m., police responded to a market in the 1200 block of South Myrtle regarding a robbery. A suspect entered the location and selected a beer. The store clerk recognized the suspect from a couple days prior when he had also stolen a beer. The clerk told the suspect to put the beer down and leave the location. The suspect pushed the clerk out of his way and left the store with the beer. A photo line-up was presented to the clerk and he immediately identified the suspect. Later in the shift, the suspect was seen by an officer and was taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto
July 5 at 7:35 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 900 block of South Canyon. The vehicle was parked in a condominium complex parking area when it was taken. The vehicle is a burgundy, 1995 Honda Accord. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Battery / Providing False Information to a Peace Officer - Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 1:20 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Duarte. The female at the location alleged that her boyfriend had choked her after an argument and had left the location. The victim was uncooperative with officers, but provided her name and the suspect's name. A report was taken and she was provided domestic violence information. She was told to call police if the suspect returned.
At 4:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to the residence again regarding domestic violence. Through investigation, the officers determined that a battery did occur and the male subject, who had returned to the location, was arrested. It was also discovered that the first officers on scene were given false information by the victim regarding the suspect's name, as well as her own name. A complaint will be filed for providing false information to a peace officer.
Assault With a Deadly Weapon / Battery - Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 10:16 p.m., a motorist was driving his vehicle and became angry at a group of bicyclists. The motorist intentionally swerved his vehicle toward the bicyclists, forcing one of them to crash into a parked vehicle. The motorist then pulled to the side of the roadway, exited his vehicle and began punching another bicyclist. Police arrived and the motorist was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. The two victims' injuries were not life threatening and they were treated at the scene by Monrovia paramedics.
July 7 at 6:23 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 200 block of West Walnut. The victim parked his truck in the evening in the parking area behind his property, which is adjacent to an alley. He returned to his truck in the morning and found the truck had been spray painted all over in four different colors. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
July 7 at 3:49 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen in the 100 block of West Palm. The victim parked and locked his vehicle at 10:00 p.m. and went into a business. He returned to his vehicle at about 11:55 p.m. and the vehicle was gone. There was no broken glass on the ground and there was a spare key in the glove box. The vehicle is a silver, 2011 Nissan Altima with paper plates. Investigation continuing.
Detective Bureau Case Follow-up
On February 9, 2012, a male subject carrying groceries was walking home in the area of Colorado and Violet. Three suspects approached the victim and demanded money. When the victim refused, one of the suspects held the victim as a second suspect beat the victim about the head and upper body. As the victim pled for the suspects to stop hitting him, he gave up his wallet. The suspects then fled on foot. The victim called police, and a short time later, two of the three suspects were apprehended. One of the suspects was in possession of the victim's iPod at the time he was arrested. During interviews of the suspects, the third suspect was identified.
Detectives were assigned the case. Search Warrants were served and the third suspect was arrested at his girlfriend's house on February 16, 2012.
Court trials have been ongoing over the past two months. On July 6, 2012, the third suspect pled to the robbery charges and received 2 years state prison, and is now a second striker.