Sunday, November 22:
Shortly after 2:30 a.m., a Monrovia police officer observed a speeding vehicle swerving in a traffic lane and conducted a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Santa Anita. Arcadia police arrived at the scene and took over the investigation. A 22-year-old female Caucasian driver was contacted and officers detected the odor of alcohol from her person. A field sobriety test revealed that she was operating the vehicle while under the influence, and a knife was also found in the center console. She was arrested for DUI and possession of a switchblade knife.
2. Units responded to the 00 block of East Colorado regarding a suicidal female who had attempted to kill herself by overdosing on drugs and superficially cutting herself on her wrists. Investigation revealed that the 29-year-old woman was a danger to herself and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment and a 72-hour evaluation.
Monday, November 23:
3. A victim came to the station around 10:06 a.m. regarding a fraud report. The victim received a letter from his bank indicating that his account was overdrawn. He checked his account and discovered a $1,413 unauthorized transaction on November 17.
4. A grand theft from person occurred at Advanced Center Medical Group, 624 West Duarte, around 4:24 p.m. A female victim was paying for medication when a male Hispanic suspect, around 23 years of age, grabbed her wallet from her hand and fled in a black pickup truck. An area search was conducted, but the suspect was not found.
Tuesday, November 24:
5. Between 1:30 p.m. on November 21 and 11:00 a.m. on November 23, a residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Hyland. Unknown suspects entered the foreclosed home by forcing open the front door. The suspects then stole appliances, sinks, tub, doors, hardwood flooring, molding, and various fixtures.
6. Around 12:16 p.m., a traffic stop for an equipment violation was conducted in the 900 block of Fairview. An 18-year-old male Hispanic was contacted and officers detected the strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle. Individually packaged marijuana was found inside the car, and the subject was taken into custody for possession of marijuana for sale.
Wednesday, November 25:
7. Three auto burglaries occurred between 8:00 p.m. on November 24 and 0840 a.m. on November 25 in the 200 block of East Newman. Unknown suspect(s) entered the locked vehicles by force and took property.
8. Around 7:30 p.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred in the 300 block of West Duarte, which involved two male Hispanic or Caucasian suspects. One suspect punched a 70-year-old man who was sitting in a vehicle, and he pulled the victim from the vehicle, threw him to the ground, punched him repeatedly, and took his wallet. The victim’s wife exited the house and the second suspect pushed her to the ground and took her watch and wedding ring. The suspects taped the victims’ mouths and then fled the seen on foot.
Thursday, November 26:
9. An indecent exposure incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. at Orange Grove and Hyland. A male Asian suspect, 17-20 years of age, stepped out from behind a tree and exposed himself to a female jogger.
10. Units were dispatched to a Chevron gas station located at 11 East Live Oak around 12:38 p.m. in reference to a theft that just occurred. A male suspect took 10 packs of cigarettes without paying and fled in a black Charger. The car was found and a traffic stop was initiated at Huntington and First. A record check revealed that the 31-year-old suspect had previously been incarcerated for theft, so he was arrested for petty theft with prior conviction.
Friday, November 27:
11. Loss prevention personnel from Sport Chalet advised that they had detained a male Asian juvenile for theft around 11:47 a.m. He stole two ankle supports and also a shirt from Anchor Blue. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 16-year-old was taken into custody for commercial burglary. He was later cited and released to his mother.
12. Around 8:26 p.m., a robbery occurred at Advantis Ride Shop, 1043 South Baldwin. Two male Hispanic suspects, 16-19 years of age, entered the store and selected merchandise. One suspect fled the store without making payment and the other suspect was stopped by the owner. A fight ensued but the suspect was able to leave the scene in a vehicle. An area search was made, but the suspects were not found.
Saturday, November 28:
13. Between 6:15 p.m. and 6:50 p.m., a 2000 beige Honda Civic was stolen from a Westfield mall parking structure.
14. A traffic accident occurred at Foothill and Oakwood around 7:27 p.m. A female driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The driver then fled the scene, leaving a trail of debris and engine fluid. The driver was later located at Foothill and Highland Oaks, and it was determined that she was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.
Sierra Madre PD
Tuesday, November 24th
12:57 PM – Grand Theft Auto Arrest, 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Suspicion of stolen vehicle, identity theft. An man came to the Sierra Madre Police Department to report he was a victim of a possible grand theft auto. During the officer’s investigation, it was determined the man was actually a suspect wanted by the Pasadena Police Department for suspicion of Grand Theft Auto and identity theft. The man was arrested and released to the Pasadena Police Department for the above listed charges.
Wednesday, November 25th
10:05 PM – DUI Arrest, Montecito Ave/ Baldwin Ave, Driving under the influence of alcohol. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol. The motorist was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and transported to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for remand.
Thursday, November 26th
12:21 AM – DUI Arrest, Baldwin Ave/Orange Grove Ave, Driving under the influence of alcohol. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol. The motorist was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and transported to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for remand.
Friday, November 27th
8:18 PM – Theft, 200 Block W. Orange Grove Ave. The victim called the police department to report that unknown suspects removed the license plates from his truck and replaced them with license plates that belong on another vehicle. This case is still currently under investigation.
Saturday, November 28th
1:54 AM – DUI Arrest, Rosemead Blvd/ Foothill Blvd, Driving under the influence of alcohol. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol. The motorist was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and transported to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for remand
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 498 service events, resulting in 102 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence
On November 26 at 10:10 p.m., a driver exited from the westbound 210 Freeway and struck a freeway sign at the base of the off ramp. The driver proceeded north on Myrtle, striking the center divider, driving in the opposing lane, and eventually coming to rest against the wall of a business in the 900 block of South Myrtle. Due to the injuries the driver sustained, he was not taken into custody. Blood was obtained at the hospital and a verified complaint for DUI will be filed.
On November 26 at 3:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Crescent regarding a dog bite. The caller reported that her brother’s dog, a Bull Mastiff, had bitten her father and mother. The father was bitten on the torso and was being rushed to the hospital. The mother was bitten on a finger and refused medical treatment. The dog was tranquilized and taken to a veterinarian. Investigation continuing.
Suspected Child Abuse
On November 27 at 4:04 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Foothill regarding a child abuse report. The reporting party stated her 24-year-old daughter’s young children may have been physically abused by her daughter’s live-in boyfriend. The officer spoke to the children, who stated the mother’s boyfriend does hit them. The boyfriend was not present and the mother denied any abuse. On November 28 at 11:28 a.m., officers returned to the residence. They had made contact with the Department of Child and Family Services personnel and ascertained that there have been three prior incidents involving this family. DCFS personnel met the officers at the location. The mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested and DCS personnel took custody of the two children. Investigation continuing.
Felony Warrant / Suspect Arrested
On November 28 at 7:50 a.m., an officer saw a male subject acting suspicious in the north alley of the 300 block West Olive. He contacted the subject, who was found to be a parolee with an outstanding felony warrant. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.
On November 18 at 8:12 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 100 block of West Lemon was flagged down by a woman walking through the north parking lot. She pointed out two cars that appeared to have been burglarized. A DMV check revealed the owners, a husband and wife, lived nearby. The wife’s car had a broken window and it appears the suspect cut a hand in the process. Three pair of prescription sunglasses were taken. The husband’s truck did not have any signs of forced entry, but there was some damage to the inside and a license plate was taken. Investigation continuing.
Petty Theft / Suspects Arrested
On November 29 at 9:04 a.m., a male subject called from a park in the 700 block of East Lemon stating he had attended an event at the park and confronted a suspect attempting to pull his stereo out of his vehicle. There were two other suspects who were acting as lookouts. The three juvenile suspects fled on foot, but were detained by an officer on his arrival. The suspects were arrested for attempted theft. Two of the suspects have numerous police contacts and prior burglary arrests.
Grand Theft Auto Recovered
On November 29 at 11:30 a.m., an officer was driving by a residence in the 1100 block of South Primrose when he saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen on November 24, and the owner was sitting inside the vehicle. The victim had reported her ex-boyfriend had stolen her 2001 Lincoln Navigator. The owner said she received a call from relatives of the suspect, stating her vehicle was parked near California and Los Angeles. The owner went to the location and recovered her vehicle. The suspect is still outstanding.
Possession of Methamphetamine
/ Suspect Arrested
On November 30 at 12:29 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Monterey and Huntington when he saw a male subject riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the road without a headlamp on during darkness. The bicyclist matched the physical description of a suspect from a vehicle burglary which occurred in the 500 block of West Duarte. He also matched the description of the suspect in two suspicious person calls which occurred in that same area. The officer stopped the bicyclist. The subject consented to a search and narcotics were found. The subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Investigation continuing.
On November 30 at 7:40 p.m., officers responded to a church in the 700 block of South Shamrock regarding a robbery that just occurred. A female subject had arrived at the church to attend a meeting. When she got out of her car, a male suspect walked up behind her. The female turned around and the suspect produced a 10-inch knife. The suspect took the victim’s purse and fled eastbound on Royal Oaks, out of sight. An area search was conducted, but the suspect was not found. Investigation Continuing.
On November 1 at 1:35 p.m., a caller reported a tire that was set on fire in an alley behind a business in the 200 block of West Huntington. A male suspect was seen on a bicycle traveling westbound. The fire was put out by an employee of the business. An officer viewed the surveillance video from the business and saw two older male suspects, one on a bicycle. Both subjects stopped in front of the tire, momentarily, and then casually walked away. Seconds after, the tire was on fire. Investigation continuing.
On November 1 at 5:38 p.m., dispatch received multiple calls of a dumpster on fire in an alley behind a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. When the officer arrived, the dumpster was fully engulfed in flames. Monrovia Fire Department arrived and put out the fire. There are no witnesses. Investigation continuing.