Police Blotter: Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of Possession of a Meth Pipe

A weekly wrap-up of crimes investigated by the Monrovia Police Department between March 1 and March 4.

A man accidentally shot himself, a suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, and another suspect was arrested for three warrants.  Read on for more information.

The following information was provided by the Monrovia Police Department:

Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested

On March 2 at 1:57 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Chestnut, just east of Monterey, for failing to stop for a stop sign.  The officer observed an open alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle, so the officer removed the occupants to recover the evidence.  When he removed one of the male subjects, he discovered this subject was in possession of a glass methamphetamine pipe.  The officer arrested the suspect on suspicion of possession of the pipe and for the open container. 

Medical Assist

On March 2 at 1:14 p.m., a group of teens with a school group were at Canyon Park at the falls when one of the female teens tumbled 20 to 30 feet, striking her head.  She was able to walk, but complained of dizziness and a possible broken hand.  Monrovia Fire Department paramedics arrived and the teen was treated and taken to a hospital.

Possession of Hypodermic Needle - Suspect Arrested

On March 2 at 4:59 p.m., police received a call reporting a subject on top of the roof of an empty business in the 200 block of South Myrtle.  Officers arrived and found a male suspect just coming off the roof.  He was detained, and during a pat down search, a hypodermic needle was located.  He was arrested and taken into custody for the violation. 

During the investigation, it was determined that this suspect and two others have been living to the rear and on the roof of this building.  All suspects were warned about trespassing on the property and loitering in the area.  The property owner will be advised and given information on how to prevent the trespassing.

Failure to Yield / Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

On March 2 at 11:08 a.m., an officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 3300 block of South Peck, but the driver did not stop. The driver went east on Pomona, from Myrtle, and eventually pulled over.  The driver was uncooperative and refused to perform any field sobriety tests or provide a breath sample.  The suspect was found to be on non-revocable parole for prior driving under the influence arrests. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Evading / Possession of Controlled Substance / Warrants - Suspects Arrested

On March 3 at 6:09 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers went to a residence in the 2400 block of Fairgreen regarding wanted suspects living at a home.  They observed two male subjects leaving the residence in a vehicle.  The officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued for a few blocks, prior to the suspects stopping. 

One parolee was arrested for three warrants, and the driver, a probationer, was arrested on suspicion of evading, being an unlicensed driver, and possession of methamphetamine.  A parole and probation search was conducted at their residence and police recovered methamphetamine, several methamphetamine pipes, and numerous checks, blank bank cards, and other items to conduct fraud.  Investigation continuing.

Shots Fired / Filing a False Police Report / Carrying a Concealed Weapon

On March 3 at 7:51 p.m., Arcadia Methodist Hospital called Monrovia Police Department to report a male subject in their Emergency Room with a gunshot wound.  The subject claimed it happened in Monrovia, near Parker and Monterey.  An officer responded to the hospital for the investigation.  

The subject claimed he was confronted by three male subjects and they got into a fight. He claimed that during the fight, he was shot and he ran away.  He was then taken to a hospital by friends.  The investigation raised suspicion and it was eventually determined that the suspect had a handgun in his waistband that accidentally went off when he bent at the waist, and he shot himself.  A complaint for filing a false police report and carrying a concealed weapon will be filed with the court.

Shooting Investigation

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Monrovia Police Officers responded to the area of California and Cypress regarding a shooting investigation. 

The investigation revealed a male adult victim was backing his vehicle from a residential driveway with his three-year-old son in the backseat.  A gray sedan occupied by at least three males suddenly pulled up and stopped in the roadway.  The right front passenger of the gray sedan exited the vehicle and fired approximately six shots, striking the driver side of the victim's vehicle.  The "shooter" returned to the gray sedan and the vehicle fled from the area at a high rate of speed.  No one was injured during this incident.   The investigation is continuing.

Loud Music Disturbance / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer - Suspect Arrested

On March 4 at 11:13 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of South Shamrock regarding a loud music disturbance.  When they arrived, an intoxicated guest at the residence answered the door.  The officers saw a 4-year-old boy approach the front door and immediately became concerned for the child's safety because there did not appear to be a sober adult present to properly care for the child.  The officers asked to speak with the child's parents, but the subject refused to answer them and attempted to close the door.  Officers prevented the subject from closing the door.  The subject continued to resist and struggled with the officers, so the officers arrested him without further incident.  The officers eventually located the child's parents in the residence, who were sober enough to properly care for the child.  The residents were also advised regarding the loud music.




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