Sheriff Updates:

While the quantity of residential burglaries have decreased from late last year, a series of garage burglaries started where bicycles were targeted.  Specifically, suspect(s) apparently drove the streets, located “open garage doors” and stole or attempted to steal bicycles.  A suspect in an early March garage burglary on Houseman Avenue was scared off by the resident, and witnesses observed the male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, enter a small white sedan with red straps on the open trunk.  He was followed onto the freeway.  Please close your garage doors and monitor your neighborhoods for incidents that require a law enforcement response.

La Crescenta/Montrose – – While only a few residential burglaries have occurred this year, a couple street robberies occurred in January 2012 where a suspect targeted individuals carrying cell phones.  Juvenile victims were walking on the northern La Crescenta Avenue and the southern Rosemont Avenue areas when a young, teenage male white took their phones.  Fortunately, no weapons were used, nor were their injuries.  No crimes of this type occurred in February or at the time of writing in March.  Please remember to be aware of your surroundings and walk with a friend, as it is safer in numbers.  Another series continues – – Windows still are being broken at the La Crescenta Baptist Church.  Please help us capture the responsible party(ies) by calling us.

Money Thefts – – – We have also had reports of people calling residents claiming to be trying to help a relative in custody (jail) in another country.  Don’t fall for it!  They communicate with you with information you inadvertently provide during the conversation; they are very good at pushing the emotional buttons; they also don’t want you to notify anyone else in your family, as they claim they want to tell them personally when they get home.  Of course, they need money…..of course, it is fabricated and the relative has been home all along.  Please don’t send money to people you don’t know.

We hope you will further become our “community partners” in combating crime and call us at (818) 248-3464 if you see a crime or a suspicious person, vehicle or activity.  We will respond in each and every case.