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Two Men Fighting Crash Through Lemon Avenue Eatery, One Arrested

The police blotter includes crimes reported Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

The following crime blotter is provided by the Monrovia Police Department.

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to the City of Monrovia website and click on the crime mapping link. Sign up to follow us on twitter for police notifications.

Child Abuse – Suspect Arrested

November 27 at 7:56 p.m., a 15-year-old female subject ran into the police department lobby with visible injuries. She told officers her father assaulted her with his fists. She said she ran from her house to get away from him. The mother was not home at the time of the assault. Paramedics were called to the station to treat the victim for her injuries. Officers were dispatched to the residence in the 200 block of East Olive, where they detained and arrested the father for felony child abuse. The victim was later released to her mother.

Battery with Serious Bodily Injury – Suspect Arrested

November 27 at 10:47 p.m., dispatch received several calls reporting two male subjects fighting in front of a restaurant in the 100 block of East Lemon. The subjects had crashed through the restaurant's plate glass window. When officers arrived, one of the subjects had fled on foot to the rear area of the restaurant. Both subjects were detained and treated by paramedics for lacerations from the glass.

The investigation revealed that one of the male subjects had been drinking and was making inappropriate comments to a female subject. He grabbed her and began punching her. The second male subject jumped in to protect the female and was pushed backwards through the plate glass window, causing severe injuries to his back and legs. The male suspect who started the fight was arrested for felony assault with great bodily injury.

Burglary – Suspect Arrested

November 27 at 11:50 p.m., a business in the 100 block of East Pomona called to report the alarm to their stored vehicle lot was going off and they saw a suspect on the property. When officers arrived, a suspect started running west on Pomona towards Myrtle. Officers detained the suspect and recovered a car stereo he had discarded in front of the business. The employees positively identified the suspect and confirmed the stereo was stolen from one of their vehicles. The suspect was arrested.

Grand Theft Auto

November 29 at 9:20 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of Encino Way called police to report his vehicle had been stolen. He had parked his 2007 Honda Accord in front of his residence at 11:30 p.m. When he returned to his vehicle the following morning, he discovered it missing. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence / False Imprisonment – Suspect Arrested

November 29 at 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Lemon regarding a domestic violence incident. A male and female subject that live together were arguing and the male subject had been drinking. The female tried to slap the male subject, but he grabbed her and struck her twice in the face with a clenched fist. The female tried to call the police with her cell phone, but the male subject grabbed her phone and smashed it. She tried to leave the room, but he covered her mouth to prevent her from calling out for help. They both fell asleep on the bed. She woke up later and left the location.

The female subject returned a few hours later to retrieve some property. She tried to grab the male subject’s cell phone since her phone was broken, but he grabbed her and struck her with his elbow in the face several times. She managed to get away again and went to the police department to report the incident. The boyfriend was interviewed at the residence and was arrested. An Emergency Protective Order was granted.

Grand Theft Auto

November 29 at 5:47 p.m., dispatch received a call from a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a stolen vehicle. An employee came to work that morning and parked his 1995 Acura in the parking lot. He returned to the area where he parked his vehicle eight hours later and discovered it was missing. The investigation is continuing.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

November 29 at 6:05 p.m., while officers where investigating the vehicle theft in the above incident, they located a stolen vehicle in the same parking lot. The vehicle is a 1996 Acura that was stolen out of the Los Angeles Police Department jurisdiction. The investigation is continuing.

Under the Influence of Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested

November 30 at 1:45 a.m., an officer contacted a male subject pushing a bicycle north on Myrtle. The subject was noticeably nervous and out of breath. Through investigation, the officer determined the subject was under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested

December 1 at 12:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Huntington regarding a suspicious person loitering in a parking lot. They arrived and contacted the subject, who was walking around the parking lot carrying a backpack. The officer conducted a consent search of the subject’s backpack and found a small baggie containing methamphetamine and five used hypodermic syringes. The subject was arrested and taken into custody for the above listed charges.

Vehicle Burglary

December 1 at 7:08 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 400 block of West Huntington Drive. The victim had parked and secured her vehicle in the parking at approximately 5:30 a.m., leaving her purse in the back seat. An unknown suspect smashed the victim's right rear passenger window and took her purse containing cash, a camera, and other miscellaneous items. The investigation is continuing.

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