While working with the city of La Cañada Flintridge, members of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and outside resources of the department are doing the hard press to combat burglaries.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Bureau deputies, in conjunction with station Volunteers On Patrol and other station deputies, worked the area and surrounding communities for burglary suppression. Multiple arrests were made for marijuana, pornography, syringes and a warrant for fare evasion. One parolee was found to have been in possession of a gun.
Because many sheriff investigations are ongoing and information must be vague as not to jeopardize the investigations, this year 13 other arrests have been connected with local residential burglaries. Property was recovered and returned to rightful owners.
One suspect was arrested and held on Tuesday night by Los Angeles Police Dept. Foothill Division for a recent La Cañada Flintridge residential burglary with most of the property taken in the burglary, including credit cards, gift cards, a Rolex watch and a jewelry box, recovered.
CV Station investigators have been working diligently with other law enforcement agencies including Glendale, Pasadena, and Los Angeles police departments in an effort to address the larger “regional” burglary problem.
It has been found during most investigations that criminals identified and arrested do not reside in the Crescenta Valley Station area, but rather come to the community to commit the crime.
Law enforcement is asking residents to report anyone acting suspiciously to call (818) 248-3464 and, if it appears to be an emergency situation, call 9-1-1.
LASD has been successful in the past because of its partnership with the community. It has reached out to the community and created a burglary prevention video to educate the community on burglary prevention. This video has been
posted on the La Cañada Flintridge public website (www.lcf.ca.gov) and shown on the local cable television channel in La Cañada Flintridge.
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council and staff have been supportive in a collaborative effort with Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Mayor Stephen Del Guercio said, “Mark Alexander, our city manager, and I along with other members of the council have worked directly with CV Station management to protect our community, specifically in the area of burglary prevention.
“I have seen their dedication, concern, and enthusiasm to combat this problem. I urge residents to follow the station’s direction to call when they see suspicious persons or activities.”
The LASD also advises that “watching each other’s property is key to prevention.” Anyone who would like to hold a Neighborhood Watch Program at their house or in their neighborhood in La Cañada Flintridge can call Deputy Eric Matejka at (818) 248-3464 to schedule a meeting.