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Police Blotter: Thief Steals Christmas Ornaments

The Grinch struck early this week in Monrovia when someone broke into a vehicle and stole Christmas ornaments and other items. Read on for more.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 463 service events, resulting in 84 investigations.

Commercial Burglary / Grand Theft Auto

October 29 at 6:53 a.m., police responded to the report of a burglary and stolen vehicle from a business located in the 500 block of East Fig Avenue. Unknown suspect(s) broke into the business and loaded up tools and equipment into a company truck, and then drove away with the property and the truck. The vehicle is a white, 1991, Dodge Ram truck. The investigation is continuing.    

Commercial Burglary

October 29 at 7:12 p.m., the owner of a business in the 500 block of South Shamrock called to report a theft had occurred earlier in the morning that they just discovered when they were reviewing surveillance footage of the store. The footage showed a male and female had entered the store together. The male subject distracted the employee, while the female took items and concealed them in her purse. The investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Accident / Driving Under the Influence

October 30 at 1:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to a solo vehicle traffic accident. It appeared a single vehicle traveling north on Peck Road struck a parked vehicle on the east side of the street. The vehicle struck a parked car, spun out of control, struck a steel fence along the wash, and then finally hit a power pole and came to rest. Any occupants fled the scene prior to police arrival.    

After approximately 20 minutes, the driver who had fled the scene called police and told the dispatchers his location. Police located the subject and Los Angeles County Fire paramedics arrived and rendered first aid. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The District Attorney will be reviewing the case for filing charges.

Petty Theft from Vehicle

October 30 at 8:05 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of West Foothill. The victim parked the vehicle in his complex parking lot and left the vehicle unlocked. When the victim returned to the vehicle the next day, he saw that someone had taken a coat, an Ipod and some Christmas ornaments from inside the vehicle. Investigation continuing. 

Outside Assist - Secret Service Search Warrant

October 31 at 6:35 a.m., Monrovia detectives and patrol staff assisted the U.S. Secret Service in a search warrant service at a location in the 400 block of East Greystone. One suspect was arrested for five warrants, two were no-bail warrants, and a second suspect was arrested for nine counts of identity fraud.

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