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Police Blotter: What Fire? You Mean This Big Kitchen Fire?

This week firefighters allegedly discovered a resident wasn't being completely honest about a fire that broke out in his home. Read on for more?

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 445 service events, resulting in 70 investigations.

Felony Hit & Run Traffic Accident

October 16 at 6:36 p.m., police responded to a traffic accident reported in the 1100 block of South Mountain. An 18-year-old male subject was jay-walking westbound across the street in the 1100 block of South Mountain. A dark blue, 2-door, compact car was traveling southbound and struck the pedestrian. The vehicle did not stop and was last seen westbound on Huntington. The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was treated for a broken leg. The investigation is continuing.

Fire Assist / Mental Evaluation

October 17 at 10:46 p.m., the Monrovia Fire Department responded to a location in the 100 block of South Violet regarding a fire. They were told a fire had erupted in one of the apartments two hours earlier. When fire personnel tried to investigate, the male resident was uncooperative and said there was no fire. Fire personnel looked in through a window and saw fire damage. Police were requested and officers responded to contact the resident. Initially, he denied there was a fire, but officers confirmed there was a large kitchen fire, which damaged the entire kitchen and ceiling area. The resident was found to be mentally unstable and was taken to a hospital and placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. 

Ellen Zunino October 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The primary reason that, if you can't live in a house, it is better to live on the street than in an apartment: loony neighbors.

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