5200 block Ramsdell Avenue in La Crescenta, a resident reported he was asleep in his bedroom when he awoke to a noise. Scared, he grabbed a handgun. He then heard footsteps coming from another bedroom. The resident entered his hallway and saw an intruder standing in the hallway in front of him. The man shouted, “Freeze” and the suspect immediately ran away. The suspect may have entered from an unlocked window.
The incident was reported at 3:37 a.m.
200 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, a witness reported she saw a man, later identified as a 38-year-old Santa Monica man, enter St. Bede’s the Venerable Church and sat at one of the pews. She reported that she had lost sight of him for awhile but then a church employee had told her they witnessed him take money from the collection boxes. The employee reported the church had been plagued with thefts from the collection boxes that were located in the lobby.
The priest asked the man to leave but he refused and became argumentative. The Santa Monica man left the church. Deputies found the man and arrested him at 1:10 p.m.
2600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a 61-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for allegedly stealing several items from Ralphs market. A witness reported seeing the man come into the store, walk to the liquor department and placed several items in his backpack. He walked to the cashier and reportedly said he had forgotten his wallet and walked out. He was held by the store security until deputies arrived. After an investigation, items he did not pay for were found in the backpack at 3:50 p.m.
5400 block of Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, a resident arrived home to find his home’s front door open and rooms ransacked. It had not yet been determined if anything was stolen.
The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Pennsylvania Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a 42-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substances (Vicodin and Cocaine) and driving on a suspended license at 11:41 p.m.
2300 block of Panorama Drive in La Crescenta, a 62-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for scavenging through a blue Allied Waste trash can for recyclable materials. The man was detained because of numerous complaints from residents about two white males driving a red Ford Ranger pick up truck taking recyclable materials out of the trash cans. The man was arrested at 11:05 a.m.