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By Mary O’Keefe

Two men were arrested after a witness allegedly saw them going through a car in a La Crescenta neighborhood.

A witness reported seeing the interior light on in a vehicle parked in the 3500 block of Henrietta Avenue at 11 p.m. on March 5.  He noticed someone moving around in the car, then saw a man later identified as Gene Pimental, 19, from Tujunga exit the vehicle and shut the driver’s side door.

Pimental then reportedly walked westbound on Henrietta toward Dunsmore Avenue. The suspect met with another man later identified as Bernardo Carrillo, 18, from Tujunga.

The two continued to walk westbound on Burritt Avenue to Lauderdale Avenue then south to Santa Carlotta where officers contacted them.

The two men were arrested for suspicion and conspiracy to commit burglary.

In the past weeks there has been an increase in vehicle burglaries in both the Glendale and La Crescenta areas. Police and sheriffs have warned residents not to leave valuables in the vehicles and to lock their doors. Residents were also asked to stay alert and report any suspicious behavior.

To contact Glendale Police Department: (818) 548-4840. For CV  Sheriff’s Station: (818) 248-3464.  For emergencies, dial 911.


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