From the Monrovia Police Department:
Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.
Traffic Collision / Felony Driving Under the Influence / Child Endangerment - Suspect Arrested
January 3 at 4:04 p.m., a traffic collision involving three vehicles occurred at Madison and Foothill. Officers responded and determined the female driver who caused the collision was intoxicated. Her 13-year-old daughter was injured in the collision and was taken to a nearby hospital. The female driver was arrested for felony driving under the influence, child endangerment and driving with a suspended license. The Los Angeles County Department of Children Services was notified of the incident.
Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested
January 5 at 1:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West Duarte regarding a driver that was heading eastbound on Duarte and collided into three parked vehicles. Officers arrived and determined the driver was intoxicated and was driving under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
January 5 at 3:45 p.m., police responded to the report of an armed robbery. A 20-year-old, male subject was at a coin-operated car wash in the 400 block of West Duarte Road when he was approached by a male suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun in his waistband and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone. The victim gave his wallet to the suspect and told him he did not have a cell phone. The suspect took the wallet and fled westbound on Duarte Road.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black T-shirt with a picture of "Che Guevara" on it and the name written in white letters, baggie blue jeans, and Adidas tennis shoes. The suspect is approximately 5' 8" tall, thin build, with a black moustache. There was a light grey, 1990's Acura Integra that pulled up to the area where the suspect fled and the car may be associated with the suspect. The loss was a wallet containing approximately $70 and miscellaneous credit cards. There were no injuries. Police searched the area and notified surrounding agencies. The suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing.
January 5 at 6:30 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of North Alta Vista. The resident left his home at 5:00 p.m. to walk his dogs and left the house and garage unlocked. He returned at 6:30 p.m. and discovered someone had taken an iPhone and two iPads from his residence. There were no signs of forced entry. The investigation is continuing.
Structure Fire With Injuries
January 6 at 5:01 a.m., officers responded to the report of a structure fire in the 200 block of East Walnut. Upon arrival, they found a residence engulfed in flames. It appears three male occupants were attempting to make a substance called honey oil from marijuana in the home and caused the fire. Making honey oil in a confined, poorly ventilated space like a bedroom is extremely dangerous. The Monrovia Fire Department is investigating to determine the exact cause of the fire.
All three suspects were seriously burned and were taken to a hospital for treatment for their injuries. They are expected to survive. The homeowners were in another room and were able to escape unharmed. Monrovia officers are investigating the possibility these men were making honey oil illegally and will file charges if the investigation reveals they have committed a crime.
Critical Missing Person Located
January 6 at 5:27 p.m., police were dispatched to a home for the elderly in the 100 block of South Myrtle regarding a critical missing person who had walked away from the location. The elderly male subject wears a Project Lifesaver bracelet, which is a tracking device that can be used to locate him. Officers were able to utilize the Project Lifesaver System and located the elderly man at a nearby church. He was not injured and was returned to the facility. The missing subject was located quickly once the Project Lifesaver was activated.