For the period of Sunday, July 11, through Saturday, July 17, the Police Department responded to 954 calls for service of which 122 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, July 11:
Between 2:20 p.m. and 2:35 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 2400 block of El Monte. Unknown suspects entered the home through an unlocked bedroom window and stole a plasma television, DVD player, cameras, laptop computer, and other miscellaneous property. The homeowner returned home and saw three male Hispanic subjects in a green vehicle leave the scene.
Around 10:25 p.m., a consensual contact was made with a bicyclist at Live Oak and Second. The 54-year-old male Hispanic parolee consented to a search, and officers found a smoking pipe and baggies containing methamphetamine and marijuana. The subject also had a misdemeanor warrant and was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony parole violation.
Monday, July 12:
A residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Fairview between 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window to gain entrance into the house. The suspect(s) then ransacked rooms and stole cash.
Units responded to Westfield Mall around 3:46 p.m. in reference to two 18-year-old subjects detained for theft. While in the American Apparel store, one Filipino female was seen concealing merchandise in her purse; the other Chinese female was located outside the store wearing a stolen jacket from Cotton On. Private persons’ arrests were made, and they were taken into custody without incident.
Tuesday, July 13:
Shortly after 2:30 a.m., units were dispatched to the 800 block of West Huntington in reference to a restraining order violation. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle with three occupants. A 27-year-old male Caucasian suspect was sitting in the back seat with computer equipment and a duffle bag containing credit cards and personal identifying information belonging to different individuals. In a previous incident, the suspect held a knife to a woman’s throat and took her cell phone. The man was arrested for robbery and receiving stolen property.
Around 10:00 p.m., a witness saw three male subjects attempting to pry open a rear window of a closed business in the 00 block of East Duarte. Officers located the suspects in an alley and they admitted to trying to break into the business to steal property. Two Caucasian suspects, ages 16 and 18, and an 18-year-old Hispanic were taken into custody for attempted commercial burglary.
Wednesday, July 14:
A victim came to the station around 10:19 a.m. to file a fraud report. She was checking her account online and discovered an unauthorized transfer of almost $16,000 into a bank account that did not belong to her.
Between 11:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 00 block of East Colorado. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the residence by smashing a window and then reaching inside to unlock the front door. The suspect(s) then stole a semi-automatic rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and several ammunition clips.
Thursday, July 15:
Officers were sent to the 5600 block of North Peck around 1:00 p.m. regarding a fraud investigation. The owner mailed a check for $80,337 in March, and in June she discovered that the check had not reached the recipient but was cashed at a check cashing business.
Around 3:18 p.m., units responded to the 300 block of Fairview in reference to two male subjects possibly smoking marijuana. An 18-year-old man was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a driver’s license belonging to another individual.
Friday, July 16:
A victim came to the station around 7:45 p.m. to file an identity theft report. On July 9, she received an overdue notice from a collection agency. She checked her credit report and discovered that a line of credit with a balance of $11,242 was opened using her personal identifying information without her knowledge.
Between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., a 1998 black Honda Civic was stolen from the Peacock parking structure located at Westfield Mall.
Saturday, July 17:At approximately 3:00 p.m., units were called to County Park regarding an assault that just occurred. A 46-year-old female Caucasian transient was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon when she attempted to strike a male transient with her vehicle. Investigation revealed that the two transients were involved in a physical altercation several hours prior to the assault.
Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney detained a woman for theft around 4:50 p.m. The suspect was seen concealing a necklace in her bra and then left the store without making payment. She stole 14 pieces of jewelry from JC Penney and 3 necklaces from Claires for a total of $661. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 30-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for grand theft.
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 614 service events, resulting in 118 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
On July 9 at 9:58 a.m., an officer responded to the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his commercial plumbing vehicle in the 500 block of West Foothill at approximately 9 p.m. in the evening. He returned to his truck at 10 a.m. the next morning and discovered the lock drilled out and the contents of the truck had been stolen. There was some evidence found at the scene, however, no witnesses were located. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery
On July 9 at 1:54 p.m., the California Highway Patrol located a vehicle reported stolen out of Monrovia. The vehicle was found abandoned on the 605 Freeway, south of Live Oak. The car had a flat tire and was not drivable. The car was towed off the freeway to be dusted for possible fingerprints. No other evidence was found. The victims took possession of the vehicle later in the day. Investigation continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On July 10 at 12:18 a.m., an officer was dispatched regarding a possible intoxicated driver in the 400 block of West Foothill. The caller gave a vehicle description and license plate number. The officer located the vehicle driving south on Magnolia. The driver then turned west on Colorado and drove partially into the eastbound lane. The driver was stopped and determined to be driving while under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
On July 10 at 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of West Colorado regarding a disturbance. When officers arrived, they noticed a subject trying to leave the area on a bicycle. As the officers approached, the subject dropped a plastic baggie. The officers recovered the baggie and found it contained nine ecstasy pills. A further search of the suspect revealed a small plastic container which contained 44 acid tabs. The suspect was arrested and brought to the station.
On July 10 at 1:44 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Encinitas regarding a burglary investigation. The officer located a witness that could possibly identify the suspect. The witness said the suspect approached the residence carrying an empty athletic bag. The witness lost sight of the suspect for a short time, and when he saw him again, the athletic bag was full. The suspect was described as a 20-year-old male subject wearing a dirty, white tank top and blue jeans, with a dark pompadour hairstyle. Investigation continuing.
Missing Person Located
On July 11 at 9:30 p.m., a subject called and reported his 87-year-old mother was missing. At the time of the officer’s report, the evidence showed she had made a purchase at a business in Monrovia at 1:20 p.m. The woman had been missing for approximately eight hours. She has no major illnesses or problems and is fairly independent. The son stated that she owns a vehicle and drives herself around, but does not drive at night. He also said it was possible that she stayed at a friend’s house because it was late. One of her sons stated she has done this once before. The sons called all her relatives and known friends in the San Gabriel Valley, but she was not found.
The missing person and her vehicle were entered into the missing person data system. The dispatcher completed a missing person teletype and also individually called local agencies to see if they had any contact with the missing person. She was also put into the local hospital information networking system in case she showed up at a hospital in the area. Officers searched the entire city, checking all parking lots and the streets near her home.
On July 13 at 12:13 a.m., the woman returned home. She claimed she was driving around Los Angeles and downtown, but could not remember much.
On July 12 at 7:13 a.m., an officer went to the 300 block of Wildrose regarding a residential burglary. The residence has a detached garage that is adjacent to an alley. The suspect entered through a side pedestrian door and stole a GPS, the victim’s notary stamp and her notary journal. Investigation continuing.
On July 12 at 1:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 1200 block of North Canyon on the report of a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and secured her vehicle in a parking area just south of the pay booth and went on a hike in the park. When she returned to her vehicle, she saw the right rear passenger window had been shattered. She checked her vehicle and noted her leather purse, which was on the floorboard behind the driver’s seat, was missing. Investigation continuing.
On July 12 at 2:53 p.m., an officer went to the 100 block of West Cypress regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim’s vehicle was parked in an enclosed carport area. The suspect punched a round hole in the left rear window, just big enough for his arm to fit through, and unlocked the door. The car stereo was taken. Investigation continuing.
On July 12 at 3:01 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a medical assist call at an apartment in the 200 block of West Walnut. A 35-year-old male subject was down. When the officer arrived, he found the male subject lying on the floor unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse. The officer began CPR, which he performed until Monrovia Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over. The subject was taken to a hospital, where he was stabilized.
On July 12 at 4:23 p.m., an officer went to a parking lot in the 1600 block of South Myrtle regarding a vehicle break-in. The subject had parked and locked his vehicle in the morning and left it in the lot. He returned in the afternoon, shortly after 4 p.m., and found the front passenger window had been smashed and the stereo removed. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
On July 13 at 7:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Monterey regarding a 911 hang up call. The female subject at the residence stated she and her husband were arguing and he struck her in the face, causing her nose to bleed. The husband then left for work. The female refused paramedics and refused an Emergency Protective Order. The officer went to the husband’s place of work to follow up and arrested him for domestic violence.
On July 13 at 11:20 a.m., an officer went to the 400 block of Linwood regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street at 5 p.m. the day before, and when she returned to it the next day, she saw the front passenger door ajar. She checked the interior and found the glove box open and ransacked. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
On July 14 at 9:21 a.m., an officer went to a car dealership in the 700 block of East Central regarding a stolen vehicle. A silver, 2010, Chevy truck was stolen sometime between 9 p.m. on July 13 and 6 a.m. on July 14. All keys are accounted for and there was no evidence of forced entry. Investigation continuing.
On July 14 at 4:49 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of North Canyon regarding a female reporting she had locked herself out of the house and her six month old child was inside. The officer was eventually able to unlock the door through a doggie door. The child was fine.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, July 4th, to Saturday July 10th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 339 calls for service.
Wednesday, July 7th:
9:35 PM – Trespassing on private property, 38 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Renaissance Plaza. A resident heard noises on the roof of the apartment complex and called police after finding two teenagers on the roof. Officers arrested a 17 year old male from La Canada and a 17 year old female from Pasadena. The two juveniles were transported to the police station where they issued citations and released to their parents.