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Police Blotter: Potato Stuffed in Exhaust Pipe

This week a woman found a potato stuffed in her exhaust pipe,

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During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 458 service events, resulting in 73 investigations.

Theft From a Vehicle

August 13 at 12:44 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of Stedman. The victim parked her vehicle in front of her residence at 4:00 p.m., but does not remember is she locked it. She returned to her vehicle at 8:00 a.m. the next morning and found her car was open. Her wallet and a laptop computer were taken. Investigation continuing.

Medical Assist

August 14 at 6:25 a.m., officers responded to the report of a man down and unresponsive at Shamrock and Palm. Officers located the man, who had been out walking his dog, and started first aid. They used an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to revive the subject. Monrovia Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and took over. The victim was taken to a hospital and was later reported to be in stable condition.

Vehicle Burglary

August 14 at 11:55 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 400 block of South Mayflower. The victim parked his car on the street in front of his home late in the evening. He went out to his vehicle the next day and found the doors were ajar. The victim thought he locked the car after he parked it. The loss is unknown. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Tampering

August 14 at 1:23 p.m., a vehicle tampering was reported in the 600 block of East Walnut. The victim went to her car in the morning and started the engine.  She noticed that it sounded different. When she checked the vehicle, she found half of a potato stuffed in her exhaust pipe. Investigation continuing.

Possession of Stolen Property - Suspects Arrested

August 15 at 4:35 p.m., the victim of a recent theft from his vehicle in the 400 block of South Mayflower reported to police that his credit card had just been used to purchase a DVD. An officer viewed surveillance video from the business and immediately recognized the suspect. He located the suspect, interviewed him, and found he still had stolen property from the vehicle in his possession. 

The interview led to a vacant home in the 300 block of West Olive, where another suspect was located. This suspect was also found to be in possession of stolen property from the vehicle, along with a used methamphetamine pipe. Both male suspects were subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

Hot-Prowl Burglary

August 14 at 6:05 p.m., officers responded to a hot-prowl burglary at a residence in the 500 block of West Duarte. A female friend of the resident was in the apartment bathroom when she heard suspicious noises. The bathroom door suddenly opened and she saw a male suspect. The suspect fled upon seeing the female through the front door. The female friend waited until the resident returned home before they notified police, approximately 20 minutes. It appears the suspect removed a window screen to enter through an unlocked window. There was no loss. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, early 20's, 5'8" to 5'10", muscular build, wearing a black t-shirt and carrying a dark backpack. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto

August 15 at 6:59 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of East Walnut. The theft occurred sometime between 6:00 p.m. on August 14 and 1:00 p.m. on August 15. The vehicle is a silver, 2005 Toyota Camry.  Investigation continuing.

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