Three arrested on suspicion of car burglary

Three suspects were arrested for allegedly burglarizing vehicles in the La Crescenta area on Wednesday.

Travis Morgan,18, of La Crescenta, Daniel Stubblefield,18, of La Cañada and Alec Davis, 25, of La Verne were arrested about 7 p.m. on Wednesday after witnesses called Glendale police about a possible vehicle burglary.

“They were walking in the area and witnesses called 911 to report the males. A couple of witnesses saw the male [suspects] inside a neighbor’s car,” said Sgt. Vahak Mardikian.

The suspects were allegedly seen in the 3200 block of Alabama Street. When patrol cars arrived on the scene they located the three men in the 4800 block of Maryland Avenue, Mardikian said.

Witnesses identified the men as those they had seen inside one of the vehicles.

“We want to remind people to not leave valuables like purses, wallets and electronic devices in their vehicles,” Mardikian said.

There has not been a noticeable increase in vehicle burglaries in La Crescenta/Glendale area patrolled by Glendale Police Department, he said.

“But what you do have a lot of in [La Crescenta] is car fishing,” he added.

Car fishing is a term used for those who walk or drive slowly down a street checking vehicle door handles as they proceed. If they find a door unlocked they stop and go through the interior of the car. Mardikian said many times the suspects take small things like gum, coin or paperwork.

“Just remember to lock up your car doors, roll up your windows and don’t leave anything valuable in your car.  And don’t think they are safe just because you parked your car in your driveway. We are seeing [suspects] getting into cars that are parked deep into the driveway,” Mardikian said.