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Police Blotter: Parolee Wearing Ankle Bracelet Allegedly Cuts Off Store Sensor Tags

This week a man on parole being monitored with an ankle bracelet was allegedly caught snipping off sensor tags from merchandise at a local store. Read on for more.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 497 service events, resulting in 85 investigations. 

Theft From an Unlocked Vehicle

January 21 at 10:24 p.m., police responded to the report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of West Huntington. The incident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. in a business parking lot. Two cell phones and a GPS were stolen. Investigation continuing. 

Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested

January 22 at 4:16 p.m., an employee at a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report a burglary in progress. A male suspect had entered the store and was using some type of tool to cut the sensor tags off merchandise. He received a phone call, possibly to tell him that the police were in the area. He then exited the store. He was quickly detained and arrested.  The suspect was found to be on parole and is currently being monitored with an ankle bracelet.

Residential Burglary

January 22 at 9:08 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of East Greystone reported that someone had broken into their home. The crime occurred between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. The suspect entered through a very small, unlocked window and ransacked the house. Jewelry and an iPad were stolen. The investigation is continuing.

Nicoline Conway January 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested: He falls under America's Dumbest Criminals.
R Terry January 26, 2013 at 05:24 AM
Commercial Burglary - These are among the ones that do a "life sentence on the installment plan". They are in jail, then out, then in, and out. They graduate to prison because of so many priors and the sentences get longer. In the end, most of their life is spent in jail or prison for sometimes just stupid crimes. Of course they leave a long string of victims in the process.

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