Police Blotter: Thief Stuffs Beer Under His Sweater

This week a man admitted to stealing two three-packs of beer from a local store by trying to stuff them into his sweater, according to police.

From the Monrovia Police Department:


December 8 at 5:12 a.m., an employee at a business in the 100 block of West Foothill called to report that the glass front window of the neighboring business had been smashed. Officers responded and checked for any evidence. The investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested

December 8 at 7:06 p.m., a burglary was reported at a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. A male suspect entered the business and went directly to an aisle, where he placed two three-packs of beer under his sweater. A store employee observed him leaving the store without attempting to pay and pursued him. The suspect was apprehended by the store employee and convinced to return to the store. He admitted to entering the store with the intent to steal the beer without any means or intent to pay for it. He was arrested and charged with burglary.

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested

December 8 at 9:36 p.m., the Monrovia Special Enforcement Team was assisting the El Monte Police Department in the containment of an armed robbery suspect and they were checking cars leaving the area for the suspect. They observed a driver nearly collide with the car in front of him as he was talking on his cell phone. They stopped him and while investigating the driver for possible driving under the influence, they observed a small baggie containing a white crystalline substance on the seat of the car. The substance turned out to be methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Traffic Collision - Light Signal Damaged

December 10 at 12:27 a.m., a male driver who was not paying attention to his driving while looking for a gas station collided into a light signal mounted on a center island. The signal was damaged and will need to be replaced. The Monrovia Fire Department and Southern California Edison responded to turn off the power to the loose wires. 

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

December 10 at 2:17 a.m., a male driver stopped his vehicle in the middle of the roadway at Mayflower and Duarte Road, turned the ignition off and fell asleep, leaving his headlights on and the car in drive with the keys in the ignition. Passersby called police to check on the welfare of the subject. When officers arrived, they discovered the driver was heavily intoxicated. He was arrested for driving under the influence.


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