For the period of Sunday, June 20, through Saturday, June 26, the Police Department responded to 939 calls for service of which 145 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, June 20:
1. At 7:30 p.m., a traffic stop at Peck and Live Oak leads to the arrest of a male Hispanic, 21 years of age for narcotics violations, and another male Hispanic, 26 years of age, for an outstanding warrant.
2. Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., unknown suspect(s) damaged the victim’s vehicle window by using a BB gun or a Pellet gun in the 200 block of Campus Drive.
Monday, June 21:
3. At midnight, while on extra patrol at the Santa Anita Inn, 130 West Huntington Drive, an officer observed a vehicle driving through the parking lot at a high rate of speed. Upon stopping the vehicle and conducting a vehicle check, the officer was advised occupants had been involved in a battery which had just occurred at the 100 to 1 Bar, 100 West Huntington Drive. The driver, a female white, 28 years of age, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and the occupant, a female white, 41 years of age, was subsequently arrested for battery.
4. Sometime between midnight of 06/14 and 12:30 p.m., on 06/21, victim was contacted by his bank, Foothill Federal Credit Union, that he was the victim of credit card fraud committed by unknown suspect(s). He was informed of multiple transactions from the United Kingdom and Denmark totaling more than $2,900.00. Report was made for violation of theft by credit card and grand theft.
Tuesday, June 22:
5. A residential burglary occurred between 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., in the 00 block of West Winnie Way. Unknown suspect(s) gained access to the location via an unlocked bedroom window. Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked three bedrooms and took miscellaneous credit cards, jewelry, a TV and a computer. The suspects fled the location in an unknown direction by unknown means.
6. Sometime between 5:30 a.m., Monday, 06/21, and 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, 06/22, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 200 block of West Foothill Boulevard using unknown pry tools to forcibly open the front door. Once inside the residence, the suspect(s) removed property and exited out the front door leaving it ajar behind them. A laptop was stolen.
Wednesday, June 23:
7. At approximately 12:20 a.m., an unknown suspect possibly used a stolen key to enter victim’s vehicle from the 1000 block of West Duarte Road. It appeared that once inside the vehicle, the suspect(s) looked through the center console, unknown if anything was taken. Suspect then fled to the rear of the residence, jumped a wall and exited onto Temple City Boulevard and went southbound riding a scooter.
8. Sometime between 10:00 a.m., Saturday, 06/19 and 12:45 p.m., 06/23, a female white, 27 years of age, entered Walgreen Pharmacy at 253 East Foothill Boulevard with the intent to fill a prescription that she knew was fraudulent. The suspect left before officers arrived.
Thursday, June 24:
9. Between 11:00 p.m., on Wednesday, 06/23, and 12:00 p.m., 06/24, unknown suspect(s) forced entry to the location in the 1000 block of Holly Avenue, which was tended for fumigation, by cutting the tent, removing a window screen and breaking a rear window. Suspect(s) possibly stole unknown items, exited via a rear door and fled the area in an unknown direction.
10. At 12 noon, unknown suspect(s) obtained victim’s bank checks by unknown means and wrote a check for $159.06 to Von’s in Pasadena for unknown items.
Friday, June 25:
11. Between the hours of 7:30 p.m., on 06/24 and 2:20 p.m., 06/25, a 2007 Infinity was taken from an open detached garage in the 900 block of Fallen Leaf Road.
12. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a Chinese male and female who were friends were arguing at the Westfield Mall. The argument turned into a physical altercation where the male was placed under private person’s arrest for battery.
Saturday, June 26:
13. At approximately 10:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) cut the lock of a storage unit to gain access at 12340 Lower Azusa Road. Once inside, unknown suspect(s) removed fishing equipment and an electronic car buffer.
14. At approximately 4:20 p.m., unknown suspects parked a white sedan to the front of the 00 block of West Lemon Avenue and gained access to the rear yard via an unlocked side gate. The suspects forced entry to the residence by removing the screen from and entering through an open bathroom window. Suspects stole a notebook computer, exited the residence and fled the area in listed vehicle.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, June 20th, to Saturday June 26th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 318 calls for service.
Monday, June 21st:
1:12 PM – Residential Burglary, 600 block Fairview Ave. Suspect(s) entered an open rear kitchen window between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21st. A witness saw the suspect standing next to a white Japanese- style SUV with a square body style, parked in the driveway. The suspect was a male of an unknown race, 5’8” to 6’ tall, dark hair, and wearing a dark shirt. The loss included a 52” and a 37” Sony flat screen TVs, two Canon cameras, two Apple laptop computers, seven men’s and women’s watches, jewelry consisting of women’s rings, earrings, and bracelets, and several gift cards. The total loss was estimated at $90,000.00.
Thursday, June 24th:
3:42 PM – Residential burglary, 100 block Colony Drive. Suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked back door. The crime occurred Thursday between 1:45 pm and 3:39 pm, 6/24/2010. No dollar loss has been established at this time.
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 584 service events, resulting in 112 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Suspect Arrested
On June 18 at 1:32 a.m., officers responded to a report of an assault. The victim, a taxicab driver, was dropping off a female subject who had told her boyfriend that the cab driver was flirting with her. The female was upset with her boyfriend and she had lied about the flirtation. The boyfriend argued with the cab driver and threw a beer bottle at him. The cab driver accelerated the vehicle, and the bottle struck the window behind the driver. The male suspect fled, and the cab driver followed him to a residence in Monrovia. Officers responded and detained the suspect, and he was later arrested.
On June 18 at 2:00 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle in the area which appeared suspicious. When he drove toward the vehicle, the driver quickly made several evasive turns and parked. The officer stopped and detained the driver and passenger at Foothill and Madison. During the investigation, he learned the vehicle was not registered to either occupant. A call to the owner revealed the vehicle should have been at the repair shop where the driver worked. An examination of the vehicle revealed numerous car stereos and a GPS system. The driver claimed he removed the stereos from vehicles that were traded in. The occupants were identified and released. The vehicle was released to the owner, and the investigation is continuing to determine if the items were stolen.
Terrorist Threats – Suspect Arrested
On June 20 at 11:45 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 3300 block of South Peck Road regarding a subject seen throwing car parts over a wall to an accomplice. When officers arrived, the suspects had fled, but security personnel had recovered the stolen property. Security reported one suspect had threatened them by stating he was going to come back and shoot them. They were able to get a license plate number to the suspects’ vehicle. The vehicle registration was run and the two addresses listed were checked by assisting agencies. The suspect was detained a few hours later in West Covina. A Monrovia officer responded and interviewed the suspect. He was subsequently arrested for terrorist threats.
Vehicle Code Violation / Possession of a Dangerous Weapon / Possession of Marijuana
On June 20 at 7:54 p.m., a police sergeant was conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for a defective windshield. A subsequent vehicle search resulted in finding a billy club and ten grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested for the above listed charges.
On June 21 at 6:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of South California on a vehicle burglary report. The victim reported her vehicle was broken into during the night. Investigation continuing.
On June 21 at 8 a.m., an officer went to a residence in the 1000 block of Winding Oak regarding a burglary. The victim reported that he parked his Cadillac in the garage and closed the door as best he could in the evening, as his garage door doesn’t close all the way. In the morning, his niece went out to the garage and noted the two right passenger doors of the vehicle were open. The victim went to the garage to check his vehicle and saw his golf bag containing golf clubs was missing. They checked the garage and noted a plastic box which contained approximately 15 women’s purses was also missing. Investigation continuing.
On June 21 at 10:49 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of East Chestnut on a vehicle burglary report. The victim’s vehicle was broken into during the night. Investigation continuing.
On June 21 at 12:58 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 200 block of East Olive on a vehicle burglary report. The victim parked her vehicle to the rear of the residence and secured it in the evening. She went out to her vehicle the next afternoon and saw the right side doors slightly open. She checked her car and discovered her son’s backpack missing. The vehicle was parked in an enclosed area. It appears the suspects jumped into the parking area and attempted to remove the left rear tire. The stereo was pried off the console, the wires cut and the amplifiers were taken from the trunk. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
On June 21 at 1:39 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of West Duarte regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim told the officer her vehicle was parked and secured in its assigned parking stall on June 20. She returned to her vehicle the next afternoon and found it missing. Her vehicle is a white, 1993 Honda Accord. Investigation c