Crime Statistics Down in LCF, Altadena Station to Remain Open

Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be true for La Cañada Flintridge residents with a decline in crime, and most notably, a decrease in residential burglaries.
“I think obviously the ‘Stay at Home’ order has helped reduce overall crime,” Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Todd Deeds said in a phone interview. “As you know, residential burglaries have been a problem [in LCF] over the past years, and the numbers we’ve had have been positive.”
Deeds reported there was only one residential burglary in La Cañada during the month of April and one so far in May in which the suspect was caught. According to the Crescenta Valley Station’s crime report last week, there was an arrest made after a woman, who was home, reported a man trying to open her back sliding-door window. Officers later found the suspect walking nearby.
No residential burglaries have been reported in La Crescenta in April or May, he added.
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Searchers Rescue Hiker Missing in Forest for Seven Days

Eugene Jo, flanked by Deputy Daniel Paige of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station and Fred Pearce and Chris Gonzales of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team
Photo courtesy Altadena Sheriff’s Station
Eugene Jo, flanked by Deputy Daniel Paige of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station and Fred Pearce and Chris Gonzales of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, recovers in the hospital after spending a week lost in the Angeles National Forest.

By Christian Leonard
The Outlook


A 73-year-old Gardena man lost in the Angeles National Forest for a week was found alive Saturday after a search-and-rescue operation involving almost 90 people.
Eugene Jo had been with a group hiking on Mount Waterman on June 22 when they took a break for lunch. Soon afterward, the hikers realized Jo had gone missing. Continue reading “Searchers Rescue Hiker Missing in Forest for Seven Days”