Suspects Face Charges of Theft, Lewd Acts  

The San Marino Police Department reported two notable arrests last week, including one of a juvenile suspect allegedly caught stealing packages from a home.
The second arrest involved a man who allegedly committed lewd acts in the presence of children while at Crowell Public Library.
A 17-year-old boy faces a litany of charges after being arrested last week following the reported theft of a package from a home in the 2900 block of Shakespeare Drive.
According to a news release, a delivery driver called SMPD at 12:54 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, to report seeing the suspect opening packages that were on the home’s porch. Officers found the suspect bicycling away on Duarte Road in unincorporated county.
The boy was said to be in possession of items stolen from packages on Shakespeare Drive, in addition to mail from other residences and suspected burglary tools.
The boy was booked into Alhambra Jail on charges of petty theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, mail/package theft and providing false information to a police officer.
A family member later took custody of the boy.
A 30-year-old transient man faces charges of lewd behavior in public after being seen allegedly masturbating in both the Children’s Reading Room and Young Adult Room at Crowell Public Library last week.
SMPD responded to the library after being called at 2:34 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, by a woman who reported the man was masturbating in the presence of her and her child while in the reading room. After being confronted, the man left the room. He was seen on surveillance footage apparently masturbating again in the Young Adult Room before finally fleeing the library.
Officers arrested a man matching the suspect’s description near the intersection of Huntington Drive and Virginia Road. He was arrested and booked into Alhambra Jail on the charge of committing lewd behavior in public before being released on an own-recognizance citation.
Those with any information regarding either case are urged to contact Detective Brian Wong at (626) 300-0719.

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