Crime blotter

Aug. 10

2900 block of Gertrude Avenue in La Crescenta, a resident was contacted by his credit card company concerning suspicious activity on his account. There were several unauthorized charges from various stores on the card. Prior to the unauthorized charges the resident had been waiting for a replacement card that had been mailed but it had not arrived.

The credit card company notified the resident at 6:50 p.m.

Aug. 4

800 block of Berkshire Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge, a resident witnessed, via surveillance footage, a black SUV with all windows tinted park in front of his mailbox. A male, described as fair skinned, thin build and wearing a black hat, red shirt, black pants and red shoes, got out of the driver’s seat of the vehicle. He walked to the resident’s locked mailbox and tried to open it. It was difficult to see if the suspect was able to retrieve any items from the mailbox; however, the box had been damaged and there was no mail that day when the resident checked, which he said was unusual.

The theft occurred at 3:38 p.m.


4800 block of El Sereno Avenue in La Crescenta, a pool cleaner was stolen from a backyard pool overnight.

July 30

300 block of Inverness Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, a resident returned home to find the fence leading to his backyard had been broken. He also noticed his barbecue cover missing as well as other items throughout the yard.

The theft occurred between July 30 and Aug. 6.