Sister and brother caught car phishing


A 17-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother, both from La Cañada, were arrested on Sunday for burglarizing vehicles in Montrose.

“Our station received a call concerning persons attempting to break into vehicles on Crescenta Avenue and Rockland Place in Montrose,” said Sgt. Ray Harley, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Deputies found the girl and her brother in the area. As the investigators were talking to the kids, a man drove up and said someone had gotten into his unlocked parked vehicle and stole a global positioning system, Harley said.

The girl allegedly said, “If I give it back will everything be OK?”

Deputies placed the girl in the back of the patrol vehicle. She apparently had the GPS on her person at the time. Deputies discovered the device under the seat in the back of the patrol vehicle. The GPS belonged to the man who reported it stolen.

The boy allegedly told deputies he acted as lookout for his sister as they went from vehicle to vehicle searching for unlocked doors, Harley said.

Both were arrested for grand theft and tampering with a vehicle. The girl was also arrested for being a minor in possession of prescription drugs that were not in her name and for tobacco products.

The girl was on probation