3800 block of Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, someone stole metal and copper wiring that was stored at a home under construction between
Feb. 2 and Feb. 10.
600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, a 49-year-old West Covina woman was arrested for burglary from TJ Maxx. According to the report, an employee witnessed via a closed circuit television the suspect attempting to return items taken from the store for cash. The employee reported the suspect had selected new merchandise from the store, and compared the new items to sales tags she had in her possession. She switched the tags and then went to the register with the new items with old tags and presented an old receipt she also had with her, expecting cash for the returned items.
The employee followed the suspect out of the store and employees contacted the CV Sheriff’s Station.
After an investigation, deputies allegedly discovered several clothing tags with the TJ Maxx logo on them and several sales receipts. She was arrested for burglary at 9:40 p.m.
Foothill Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta, a 19-year-old La Cañada man was arrested for possession of a concealed dagger and suspicion of possession of marijuana [less than one oz.] at 12:52 a.m.
Foothill Boulevard and Ocean View Boulevard in La Crescenta, a Temple City man was arrested on false impersonation, driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, identity theft, possession of a deadly weapon, suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property, reasonable cause robbery and possession of ammunition.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle driven by the suspect. The vehicle had made a right turn at a red light without attempting to stop. When the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver opened his door and attempted to step out as if to distance himself from the vehicle, the deputy reported. The man was wearing a heavy camouflage jacket, black gloves and a black beanie. He handed a driver’s license to the deputy. The deputy noticed there were several knives and handcuffs on the center console of the vehicle. He detained the driver. After an investigation, the deputy found two open knives in the man’s front pants pocket and a small flashlight in a flashlight holder attached to his belt. The deputy retrieved the man’s wallet, which had another driver’s license in it.
The suspect allegedly told the deputy the first license he gave him was just a joke and that he had gotten it from a friend. The deputy arrested the suspect. A continued search of the vehicle discovered a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, an air soft pellet gun, a ski mask, ammunition, a small opened case containing a substance resembling methamphetamine, small plastic bags, cash and items commonly used in burglaries. In addition, several blank credit cards with various bank information and in various names were discovered in the trunk of the suspect’s vehicle, flash drives, credit card reader, blank checks and other items for identity theft. The trunk also reportedly contained items including wireless routers, a “Slim Jim” set and caution tape.
He was arrested at 12:30 p.m.