For the period of March 13 through March 19, the responded to 908 calls for service, of which 155 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the department during this period.
Sunday, March 13
Between 5:30 p.m. on March 12 and 10:30 a.m. on March 13, two commercial burglaries occurred at 805 West Duarte. Unknown suspect(s) forced open doors to the businesses and stole laptop computers and a cash box.
Around 3:17 p.m., units responded to located at regarding a woman detained for theft. An 18-year-old concealed merchandise on her person and left the store without making payment. During the investigation, additional stolen property from , , , , and were recovered. A private person’s arrest was made, and the suspect was taken into custody for commercial burglary and receiving stolen property.
Monday, March 14
Around 3:44 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported in the 700 block of Singing Wood. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a residential construction site, between 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 7:00 a.m. on Feb. 17, and stole bathroom fixtures totaling over $6,200.
Residential burglaries occurred between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of West Floral and 1100 block of Greenfield. Unknown suspect(s) broke into the homes, ransacked rooms, and stole cash, jewelry, and Rolex watches. The losses at both locations were over $20,000.
Tuesday, March 15
Officers were dispatched to the 00 block of Diamond around 10:40 a.m. in reference to an attempted suicide. A distraught 16-year-old female slashed her wrist several times with a knife, causing minor injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
A security guard witnessed an auto burglary around 11:43 p.m. at the parking lot, 1401 South Baldwin. A male, 18-25 years of age, smashed a car window and stole a designer purse and its contents. The suspect was seen fleeing in a gold Jeep Cherokee driven by another suspect. The total reported loss was about $1,900.
Wednesday, March 16
Around 5:10 p.m., loss prevention personnel from the store located at Westfield Mall advised that they had detained three suspects for theft. They worked in concert to remove security tags and to conceal merchandise in their purse/backpack. Stolen property from Cotton On, Forever 21 and Old Navy were also recovered. Private persons’ arrests were made, and an 18-year-old female, 15-year-old female and a 17-year-old male were taken into custody for commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit crime.
Units responded to the 500 block of Sharon around 7:38 p.m. regarding a theft that occurred at between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. . The suspect then made over $20,000 in unauthorized purchases at Westfield Mall.
Thursday, March 17
Between 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Oakwood. Unknown suspect(s) entered the house by smashing a window. The suspect(s) then ransacked rooms and stole cash, jewelry, and designer watches for a reported loss of over $100,000.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted at Holly and Lemon for an equipment violation. A record check revealed that the driver was on parole for a weapon’s violation and he also had a parolee-at-large warrant for his arrest. A 25-year-old male was arrested and during the booking process, a baggie of methamphetamine was found in his pocket.
Friday, March 18
Between 12:46 a.m. and 1:57 a.m., four individuals were arrested for driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. A 22-year-old female was arrested at Live Oak and Louise; a 28-year-old male was arrested at First and Haven; a 24-year-old male was arrested at First and Huntington; a 21-year-old female was arrested at Huntington and La Cadena.
Units responded to , 10 Virginia, around 3:13 p.m. in reference to a theft. A teacher left her purse in an unlocked classroom and when she returned she discovered that her wallet was missing. When she was cancelling her credit cards, she was informed that an unauthorized $75 purchase was made at the Walmart store in Monrovia. The victim later learned that an unidentified male was seen walking around the school during the time of the incident.
Saturday, March 19
Around 6:49 p.m., an automated license plate reader alerted officers to a vehicle that had a warrant attached to it. A traffic stop was conducted at Peck and Randolph and a 42-year-old male was taken into custody for outstanding warrants totaling over $61,000.
Between 7 p.m. and 7:20 p.m., an auto burglary occurred at 251 North Santa Anita. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a cell phone, iPod, and wallet.
Locations on the map are approximate and based on police reports.