Oct. 16
5400 block of Rock Castle Road in La Cañada Flintridge, several pieces of jewelry were reported stolen form a home. The male resident, 81, reported that he was inside his home when he heard a knock at the front door. He answered and found a man described as Hispanic in his 20s. He reportedly told the resident he needed permission to gain access to his backyard to trim the trees on the hill behind his home. The resident went outside and closed the door behind him. He escorted the man to the backyard. The man appeared to be keeping the resident’s attention away from his home. While the resident was in the backyard, a female resident, 82, was in the house. She became concerned when the two did not return form the backyard. She went to the front door and discovered it open and another man, also descried as Hispanic in his 20s, standing in her hallway. He told her he needed to get to the backyard. The female resident took him through the house and to the backyard. The suspects told the residents they were working for neighbors and city hall. The female resident asked for a work permit and was told it was in a truck that “will be there soon.” The suspects then told the residents they would set up the equipment in the front yard. The residents went into their home, and saw the suspects get into a beige four-door sedan and drove away. A few minutes later the residents noticed several pieces of jewelry were missing.

The incident occurred at 2:20 p.m.

Oct. 15
3100 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a man described as black between 20 and 30 years old entered Orchard Supply Hardware and stole two leaf blowers. Witnesses reportedly saw the man run toward a white truck holding the items.

The incident occurred between 1:23 p.m. and 1:26 p.m.

Oct. 13
Mayfield and Rosemont avenues in La Crescenta, a woman reported that she was attended a yard sale; she leaned down to pick up her daughter and started looking at the items. She picked out several items and reached into her pocket to retrieve her wallet and cellphone, but they were not there. She assumed they had fallen out of her pocket when she reached for her daughter.

She went back to her car and looked but could not find them. No one had turned the items in at the yard sale. She went home and tracked her cellphone to a Los Angeles location on 11th Street between Berendo and New Hampshire streets.

The incident occurred at 8:35 p.m.

Oct. 12
4554 N. Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta, a man surrendered a very old gun to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station at 4:15 p.m. that had belonged to his father who had passed away.