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Pasadena Police Lend Helping Hands – And Paws – to Monrovia Police

Published on Friday, November 3, 2023 | 7:40 am

Pasadena police K-9 units traveled to Monrovia on Friday afternoon to help capture a burglary suspect.

The suspect was found, cornered, and caught in a residential neighborhood in the 300 block of Hillcrest in Monrovia at 5:41 pm, according to Lieutenant Domino Scott-Jackson. The arrest was made possible by canine officers from Pasadena.

Quoting social media, Monrovia Now reported the suspect had allegedly been seen placing or retrieving a credit card skimming device at a Monrovia bank and had fled up North Magnolia Ave. at high speed with three police vehicles trailing before bailing out on foot.

Police blocked off streets in north Monrovia and three canine units from Pasadena were brought in, Monrovia Now reported.

The suspect was discovered hiding in a backyard by a Pasadena K-9 officer, Scott-Jackson said.

Despite resisting arrest, which resulted in dog bites, the suspect was taken into custody. 

Following treatment at a local hospital for the injuries sustained, the suspect was booked at Monrovia Police Department.

No officers or canines were injured during the operation. No additional suspects were located in the area. Apart from the K-9 unit, no other Pasadena units were involved in the incident.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), via your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

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