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Police Blotter: Police Arrest Cross-Dressed Man With Purse Full of Meth

This week a man in women's clothing was found asleep on private property with a purse full of methamphetamine, according to police.

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During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 422 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested

August 20 at 9:48 a.m., police responded to an apartment complex in the 500 block of West Foothill regarding a subject sleeping on private property. Upon arrival, they found a male subject wearing women's clothing asleep toward the front of the property. When the subject was awakened, he was cooperative. There was a purse in front of him, which he admitted to officers had methamphetamine in it. A verbal consent to search was obtained and a large quantity of used needles and a burnt spoon were recovered. The suspect was arrested.

Rollover Injury Traffic Collision 

August 20 at 9:30 p.m., a young man was driving his vehicle eastbound in the 100 block of East Lemon. He was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for the stop sign at Ivy. When his vehicle hit the dip in the intersection, the vehicle went airborne. It landed on the east side of the intersection and the driver lost control of the vehicle, striking a parked car. The vehicle then rolled over several times in the street. The driver received minor injuries and had to be removed from the vehicle by Monrovia Fire Department personnel. The driver was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to recover from his injuries.

Vehicle Burglary

August 20 at 6:18 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block of North Canyon. The burglary occurred on August 18 between 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The victim left the windows down a few inches for ventilation, and it appears the suspect was able to reach in and unlock the door. A power saw, coins, and keys were stolen. Investigation continuing.

Mail Thefts

August 21, several mail thefts occurred throughout the city during daytime hours. The thefts occurred in the 700 block of Anita, the 900 block of Royal Oaks, the 400 block of North Magnolia, and the 900 block of Norumbega. Some of the mail stolen from Anita and North Magnolia was found in the street at Primrose and Scenic, indicating these cases may be related. A witness to the thefts from Norumbega saw a suspect by the mailboxes at 4:00 p.m. The suspect is described as a male, White, 40's, very short blond hair, wearing a white tank shirt. The suspect vehicle is described as an older model, teal or dark colored Ford Bronco or Explorer. Investigation continuing.

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