Crime Blotter

Dec. 26

1900 block of Verdugo Boulevard in La Cañada, an employee at Wing Stop restaurant reported that a man described as black with black hair, brown eyes, and 6’ tall weighing 230 pounds entered the store. He ordered and purchased a meal and paid with a counterfeit $20 bill at 7p.m.

Dec. 25

3100 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a large window in the garden area of Orchard Supply Hardware was shattered. The video surveillance showed a man about 5’10″ to 6’ with a slim build wearing a white cap, black clothing, white shoes and light colored gloves. The store was closed at the time for the holiday. The man walked throughout the store gathering items, which he placed into two black bags and a backpack.

The burglary occurred between 6:56 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Dec. 24

300 block of Inverness Drive in La Cañada, a bathroom window was shattered and a rifle was stolen from a home between
Dec. 16 and 24.

4500 block of Indianola Way in La Cañada, a 54-year-old Montrose man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a suspended license after a routine traffic stop.  After the deputy conducted the stop and the man pulled his vehicle into a bank parking lot, the man quickly got out of his vehicle and began using his cellphone. The deputy ordered the man to get off the phone and get back into his vehicle. The man put his cellphone and hands in his pockets and said he did not want to sit in his car. The deputy noticed the man’s bloodshot and watery eyes. The man became agitated and asked why he was stopped. The deputy told him his license plate lights were not working, to which he reportedly told the deputy that he could see his license plate just fine. Then using one hand on the trunk to support himself he looked down at the plate and once again said he could see the plate. When asked for his driver’s license he provided a California identity card. After an investigation it was found the man was driving on a suspended license. Due to his behavior, appearance and the smell of alcohol on his person, the deputy was to conduct a field sobriety test. The man refused the test and instead agreed to a blood test. Once at the hospital, just before the blood test, he allegedly told the deputy he did not like needles and had drank cough syrup earlier in the evening.

The arrest occurred at
10:30 p.m.

Dec. 23

4300 block of Rosemont Avenue in Montrose, a watch was stolen from a locked vehicle overnight.

5800 block of Vista Miguel Drive in La Cañada, a resident returned home to find his kitchen window had been broken and the window screen removed. He discovered his home had been ransacked 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, an employee at TJ Maxx reported hearing a store alarm activate at the entrance of the store. She saw a suspect described as male black wearing long blue basketball shorts walking past several manned cash registers running out of the store. A witness reported seeing the man run out of the store and toward a blue Infiniti that was parked nearby. The man was carrying several purses. The employee discovered seven purses were missing from the store.

The incident occurred 4 p.m.

700 block of Greenridge Drive in La Cañada, a resident returned home to discover several rooms in his residence had been ransacked and his front door, which had been locked, open. Deputies were called and after an investigation determined the point of entry by the suspect/s was a kitchen window. Several pieces of jewelry and cash were reported missing.

The burglary occurred between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 13

4400 block of Oak Grove Drive in La Cañada, a purse was stolen and the front passenger window was smashed on a vehicle between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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