Foothill Boulevard and Oak Grove Drive in La Cañada, Jose DeLaCruz, 23, and Cipriano Flores, 52, both of Altadena were arrested after deputies responded to a call from a driver reporting a vehicle apparently attempting to run her off the road. According to the report, the driver was traveling northbound on Oak Grove Drive in La Cañada when she felt a hard “bump” from behind. At first she thought it was a motorist that accidently hit her car so she turned westbound onto Foothill Boulevard to pull over and exchange information. She then felt another hard hit from behind. Fearing for her safety and assuming at this point it was no longer an accident, the driver continued to the parking lot at Gould Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The car that had been bumping followed her into the parking lot. The driver, later identified as Flores, got out of his car and began yelling at her. She exited the parking lot and saw the man enter his vehicle and begin to follow her. She contacted the sheriff’s station and relayed what was happening as the two cars continued westbound on Foothill Boulevard. The male driver continued to ram her vehicle causing her to momentarily lose control of her car. The driver finally pulled over to the side of the boulevard just east of the Foothill (2) Freeway. The woman driver pulled over and stayed on the phone with deputies until they arrived.
The male driver, according to the report, said he attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him when the car moved into his lane. He allegedly told the deputies he thought it would be funny to ram the driver’s vehicle, which he allegedly did.
Deputies reported that Flores and DeLa Cruz appeared to be under the influence. Flores was arrested for driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon and driving without a valid driver’s license. The arrests occurred at 7:10 p.m.
3000 block of Los Olivos Avenue in La Cañada, a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle overnight.
200 Baptiste Way in La Cañada, an iPod, iPod adaptor, clothing, backpack and several other personal items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight.
2700 block of Sanborn Avenue in La Crescenta, a purse was stolen and the front passenger window was shattered on a vehicle overnight.
1900 block of Waltonia Drive in Montrose, Samantha Armstrong, 27, and Charles Balderrama, 22, both from Sunland were arrested after deputies responded to a suspicious person call. Two suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts were walking down the sidewalk and looking into a vehicle. Deputies found Armstrong in a vehicle in front of the location on Waltonia Drive. There was a box of unused hypodermic needles in the back seat of the vehicle. Balderrama, dressed matching the description of one of the suspects, was found a short while later walking down the sidewalk near the location. After an investigation, Balderrama was allegedly found with burglary type tools in his possession and near his location. Armstrong was arrested for suspicion of possession of several baggies of narcotics. The arrests were made at 1:37 a.m.
5300 block of Stardust Road in La Cañada, jewelry was stolen from a home, several rooms were ransacked and the rear living room window was smashed between 5 p.m and 8 p.m.