Crime blotter

July 27
400 block of Knight Way in La Cañada Flintridge, a sidewalk was painted with graffiti at Paradise Canyon Elementary School overnight.
July 26
Oakwood Avenue and Houseman Street in La Cañada, a skip loader parked along the curb was stolen between July 23-26.
4400 block of Oakgrove Drive in La Cañada, a storage shed was damaged at La Cañada High School.
July 25
2700 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, equipment totaling over $100,000 was stolen from Skin Couture between July 22-25.
July 24
2900 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a man reported that he had been having difficulty when using the ATM machine at Chase Bank.  At closer look he realized there was a suspicious piece of equipment attached to the ATM.  The man tugged on it and the object detached from the machine.  Deputies discovered the small piece of equipment was a “code grabbing device” or skimmer that had been attached to the ATM apparently to record customer’s credit card information.  The man reported the equipment at 5 p.m.
2300 block of Stonyvale Road in Tujunga, a 31-year-old Tujunga man was arrested for discharging a firearm in a negligent manner while under the influence of a controlled substance and being an ex-convict in possession of a firearm. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the residential area. When they arrived they discovered the suspect sitting in his vehicle. He reportedly asked the deputies why they were there; they told him and he allegedly admitted that he was the one that shot his .22 pistol. He further reportedly admitted that he shoots his gun in the same area all the time and that he was an “ex-convict” and knew he was not supposed to either shoot nor possess a firearm. At that point he also realized he was now in trouble.  He allegedly told the deputies where they could find the weapon, which they did along with several shell casings. Deputies reported the man appeared to be under the influence of a substance similar to methamphetamine. The man confirmed this suspicion as well when he allegedly admitted he had “smoked meth” an hour before they arrived. The incident occurred at 9:16 p.m.
July 23
2500 block of Mayfield Avenue in Montrose, 20 pieces of yard decoration that had been around the perimeter of a fence were broken and scattered about the front yard of a home sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
July 22
300 block of Baptiste Way in La Cañada, a DVD player was stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight.

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