By Mary O’KEEFE
Sheriff activity on Montrose Avenue just east of Ramsdell Avenue this afternoon was due to a burglary-in-progress call that originated on Abella Street.
“We received a call at the Crescenta Valley Station of a possible burglary [in progress] in the 3100 block of Abella Street,” said Sgt. Rudy Sanchez, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. Crescenta Valley Station.
Suspects were seen entering a back window of the home. CV Sheriff units responded and set up a containment area. During the course of the investigation the suspects fled. The sheriffs received word the suspects were in the area of Ramsdell and Montrose avenues, specifically two homes on the south side of the street where witnesses had observed the two suspects matching the description given by witnesses concerning the burglary.
Sheriffs cleared one of the residences and were in the process of clearing the other home when they found two men sitting on the porch that was hidden from the street. One of the suspects, described as a 6-foot tall white male, matched the description of one of the men on the porch. The resident of the home knew neither man.
The resident, who was visibly shaken, said she had been napping. When she woke up and looked out her front window she noticed two strangers on her porch. Then deputies arrived.
The two suspects were identified in the field by a witness. The men were taken to CV Station to be booked. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the CV Sheriff’s Station at (818) 248-3464.