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Sept. 18
500 block of Meadow Grove Street in La Cañada Flintridge, several pieces of jewelry were stolen and a safe was found damaged at a residence. Several tools, papers and credit cards were scattered on the floor in front of the safe. The incident occurred between Sept. 16-18.

Sept. 17
300 block of Corona Drive in La Cañada, mail was stolen from a mailbox between Aug. 29 and Sept. 14.

4400 block of Cornishon Avenue in La Cañada, someone entered a classroom at Flintridge Preparatory School and stolen an employee’s purse between Sept. 15-16 but reported on Sept. 17.

Sept. 16
2900 block of Community Avenue in La Crescenta, a 19-year-old Tujunga man was arrested for stealing an iPhone from the Crescenta Valley High School gymnasium. According to witnesses, the suspect had entered the gym and walked to the utility table near the east entrance. Several coaches and parents left their personal items including cellphones on the table. The suspect was allegedly seen taking a phone from the table and leaving the gym. The victim and two witnesses chased the man out of the gym toward Evelyn Street and Ramsdell Avenue. The victim caught up with the suspect and reportedly grabbed him. The suspect swung his fist at the victim and squirmed loose. He continued to run until the victim and witnesses caught up with him. When deputies arrived the witnesses identified the suspected and he was allegedly holding the stolen phone in his hand. The suspect reportedly told deputies that he saw the cellphone on the table and took it.
The incident occurred at 5:10 p.m.
As a Glendale police officer was on patrol in Montrose he noticed a blue Genuine Scooter driving northbound in front of his patrol vehicle. The scooter had expired plates. The officer activated his lights to initiate a stop but the driver, a 26-year-old La Crescenta man, did not stop. The driver continued northbound, passing Prospect Avenue, then passed Mary Street and continued north towards Foothill Boulevard.     The officer was certain the driver of the scooter saw the red lights and blue light. He also activated the sirens. The scooter driver reportedly turned and looked at the patrol vehicle several times. The officer reportedly heard the scooter’s motor rev higher as the scooter accelerated eastbound on Foothill Boulevard. The driver approached the signal light at Foothill Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue. The driver turned right and entered a strip mall driveway on the southeast corner of Rosemont Avenue and Foothill Boulevard and continued west through the lot, back out onto Rosemont.
The officer continued to follow the scooter, with lights and sirens. The scooter then drove through the parking lot again in the opposite direction from earlier. The driver headed southbound on Rosemont, still not eluding the police unit. The scooter started accelerating toward Mary Street. The driver suddenly stopped. The officer ordered the suspect to lie on his stomach. He stepped off the scooter. He was wearing a dark helmet that covered his face and a bulky jacket, according to the officer. The officer again ordered his command to the driver, who again did not comply. The officer drew his weapon and ordered him again to lie on his stomach. Again no response from the suspect. The officer walked toward the suspect and pushed him to the ground. He was able to handcuff the suspect and arrest him.
It was later found the scooter was stolen from a Glendale man. He had loaned the scooter to a friend about eight months earlier. The friend told the scooter owner that he had parked it outside a theater in Burbank and it had been stolen. When asked why he didn’t stop for the patrol vehicle the suspect said at first he didn’t realize the vehicle behind him was a police unit and later said he was scared but would not explain why.
The incident occurred at 7:41 p.m.

4400 block of Cornishon Avenue in La Cañada, a purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot of the Flintridge Preparatory School. The purse was stolen on Sept. 7 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. but reported on Sept. 16.

Sept. 15
2900 Los Olivos Lane in La Crescenta, several rooms in a home were ransacked, jewelry and a laptop were stolen between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

3000 block of Los Olivos Lane in La Crescenta, a laptop and jewelry were stolen and several rooms were ransacked in a home between 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

4500 block of Palm Drive in La Cañada, mail was stolen from a mailbox overnight.

Sept. 14
600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, a 41-year-old Pasadena woman reportedly took several bottles of make-up, containers of lip-gloss, several hair care products as well as bottles of over-the-counter medication from the Rite Aid store without attempting to pay for all of the items. She allegedly told deputies that she was taking the items home to make sure the make up matched her other make up. The incident occurred at 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 13
2300 block of Florencita Avenue in Montrose, a resident reported that she discovered an unidentified handprint on the inside of her wall adjacent to a window. It appeared that someone had grabbed the wall from the outside in an attempt to gain entry. The window screen was found to bent. The incident occurred between Sept. 7-11.

3000 Santa Carlotta Street in La Crescenta, a woman reported hearing a loud bang outside her home. She discovered that her mailbox and other mailboxes that were on the same platform had been damaged. The incident offered on Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

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