3000 block of Community Avenue in La Crescenta, the front door knob was smashed and windows were damaged when someone attempted to gain entry into a home. When the owner returned from work, he noticed a ladder had been moved from the rear yard and was near the second story bedroom window. The screen and window had been damaged. The kitchen window was damaged as well. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.
2100 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, a 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, both from Baldwin Park, were arrested for burglary and possession of burglary tools after they were stopped by deputies after exiting the Ross Dress for Less parking lot. The license plate belonging to the victim indicated there was a misdemeanor warrant belonging to the driver. When asked for his driver’s license, he only had an identification card in his possession. After an investigation it was found that the passenger of the vehicle had several new items of clothing under her clothing.
Several tools commonly used in burglaries were found in the suspect’s vehicle.
Foothill Boulevard and La Cañada Plaza Road in La Cañada, an 18-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for possession of several prescription drugs that were not in his name and for burglary. A deputy was flagged down by a witness in front of the Crescenta Cañada YMCA and reported he had just observed a former YMCA employee, later identified as the La Crescenta man, going through a parked vehicle which did not belong to him. According to the witness, the suspect was let go from the YMCA that day. He was reportedly acting suspicious as he left the building and walked toward the parking lot. The suspect was allegedly going through the parked car that did not belong to him. When he noticed the witness, the suspect left. The witness described the suspect to the deputy who later found him on the north side of Foothill Boulevard near La Cañada Plaza.
According to the deputy the suspect appeared out of breath and was sweating. After an investigation the deputy found a medication bottle on the suspect’s person. The deputy asked him what type of medication was in the bottle; the suspect replied “lots.” After further investigation it was discovered that the suspect gained entry into the locked vehicle in the parking lot by allegedly taking the owner’s keys from his desk at the YMCA. Several keys were missing from the keychain. The suspect allegedly told the deputies he had dropped them in some bushes near the location but couldn’t remember where. The keys were not found. The suspect was found to be in possession of methadone, Xanax and Suboxone. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m.