Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events.
October 11 at 11:30 a.m., police responded to a report of domestic violence in the 1100 block of Sesmas Street. A male suspect forced his way into the residence of his ex-girlfriend after she refused to allow him entry. Once inside, the male struck the female multiple times. The suspect fled prior to officer's arrival. A wanted person entry was entered into the computer system for the suspect. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto Recovered
October 11 at 12:40 p.m., the operator of a business located in the 1300 block of South Peck Road called to report an abandoned vehicle. A black pickup truck was left behind by two males and two females who had tried to sell the vehicle to the operator. The operator told the subjects he could not purchase the vehicle without the bill of sale and title. The subjects said they were unable to start the vehicle, but would return for it later. When they did not return, the operator called police to report the vehicle abandoned. When the vehicle was run through the stolen vehicle system by police, it was found to be a reported stolen out of Covina. The investigation is continuing.
Critical Missing Person - Subject Located
October 12 at 6:35 p.m., an elderly male with the beginning stages of Alzheimer's went missing at the Monrovia Street Fair near Myrtle and Colorado. Officers responded immediately and began an area search. The subject was located a short time later when he answered his cell phone and was able to tell officers his location.
October 12 at 10:43 p.m., a resident who lives in the 300 block of Bradoaks reported his home had been burglarized. He returned home and entered through the garage. He immediately noticed drawers and closet doors were open and knew someone had broken into his house. He exited the home and called police. Officers arrived and cleared the house. It appears the suspect(s) entered the residence through a bathroom window and ransacked the home. The only items found missing were a computer, social security card and a passport. The investigation is continuing.
Fight in Progress / Trespassing / Obstructing & Delaying a Peace Officer - Suspect Arrested
October 12 at 11:17 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1800 block of South Peck regarding a fight in progress. Officers were told that an intoxicated subject was creating a disturbance. He was asked to leave by the resident, but he refused. Officers contacted the subject, who walked away from them and was uncooperative. He was arrested for trespassing and obstructing and delaying a peace officer.
Suspicious Subject / Mental Evaluation
October 13 at 1:14 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of North Garfield called police to report a suspicious person dancing in their backyard. Officers responded and detained a female who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The suspect is a resident of a sober living facility a few doors south of the victim's home. She apparently wandered away from the home and walked into the victim's backyard, where she began dancing. After the suspect was detained, she claimed to have no recollection of what happened. She was transported to a hospital, where she was examined and placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.
Driving Under the Influence / Possession of Marijuana in a Vehicle - Suspect Arrested
October 13 at 10:49 p.m., callers reported a male subject driving erratically north on Myrtle and then east on Hillcrest. The driver almost struck some parked cars and then drove into opposing lanes. Dispatch ran the license plate number and broadcast the registration address for the vehicle. An officer located the driver attempting to make a u-turn in front of his home. He was stopped and determined to be driving under the influence. During a search of the vehicle, a sandwich bag containing marijuana was located in the center console. The driver was arrested for the above listed charges.
Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested
October 14 at 9:55 p.m., a traffic collision was reported at Mayflower, approaching Huntington. A female driver pulled out of a driveway parking lot in front of a male driver, failing to yield. The male driver then exited his vehicle and ran from the scene, but was apprehended by officers. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was driving with a suspended license. The male driver was arrested and taken into custody for the above listed charges.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested
October 15 at 1:29 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 300 block of West Duarte Road saw a suspicious male standing in front of a closed business. The male was looking around, and when he saw the officer, he began walking quickly away from the business. The officer contacted the subject and immediately noticed symptoms of being under the influence of a stimulant. The subject was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested and taken into custody, where he was held for detoxification.
Special Enforcement Team Weekly Activity
Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested
On October 11, the Special Enforcement Team assisted patrol officers with a suspicious subject call at a bar in the 300 block of West Huntington. The subject was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The vehicle was stored.
Burglary - Suspects Arrested
On October 12, the Special Enforcement Team assisted patrol with a petty theft that had just occurred at a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. Special Enforcement Team officers detained and searched two suspects. The one male suspect was found to be on parole and is a known gang member. He was carrying a BB pistol in his waistband. His parole agent was contacted and requested a parole hold placed on the suspect. Both suspects were arrested and charged with burglary.