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Police Blotter: The Grinch Who Stole Mail Parcels

This week a drive-by thief swiped some packages from a Monrovia doorstep. Read on for more.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 410 service events, resulting in 76 investigations.

Monrovia Police Department Providing Police Presence at City Schools

Our hearts go out to all touched by the tragedy that has occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. This horrific event has affected us all. Safety in our schools has always been, and continues to be, a high priority for law enforcement. In response to this senseless act of violence, the Monrovia Police Department is providing an increased police presence at schools throughout the city. Patrol officers have been instructed to periodically visit and touch base with all schools in the city during daytime hours. The visits will be random and will occur at various times and locations. This increased visibility is meant to help comfort and calm the fears of the children, parents, and school staff, alike.     

The Monrovia Police Department trains annually to deal with incidents of violence that might occur at a school. The department has a tremendous collaborative working relationship with the Monrovia Unified School District. Police Department and school staff meet and train regularly to ensure employees are prepared to deal with these rare, but critical, types of incidents. Police officers conduct scenario training, yearly, at actual school campuses throughout the district, and each school in the district has prepared a crisis response box for the Police Department with information necessary to deal, immediately, with any incident at any school.    

Theft of Packages

December 17 at 3:15 p.m., a theft of packages was reported in the 500 block of Terrado. The victim had packages delivered and they were left on the front porch. A neighbor saw a white Chevy Silverado drive up quickly to the front of the victim's home. The suspect exited the truck and ran up to the home, grabbed the two packages and ran back to the truck. The vehicle fled southbound, out of sight. Investigation continuing.

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