Sheriff Hosts Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Event

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with the department’s vehicle theft taskforce, invites residents to attend a Catalytic Converter Etch and Catch event on Jan. 29 from 8 a.m.-noon at Two Strike Park.
This event is a part of a multifaceted strategy that the department has implemented to address the uptick in catalytic converter thefts occurring across Los Angeles County.
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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, felony evading and probation violation after allegedly taking a woman’s purse while she sat at a bus stop near the intersection of Colorado Street and Glendale Avenue at around 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The victim was injured as she attempted to repel the alleged robber, and the suspect reportedly led Glendale police on a surface street pursuit afterward, running red lights and stop signs and driving in excess of 50 mph. The man was apprehended after abandoning his vehicle in a yard in the 600 block of West Lexington Boulevard, police said.

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Sheriff’s Crime Report

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

A house in the 1900 block of Tondolea Lane was burglarized at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. Surveillance video footage showed two people breaking the French door in the residence’s backyard and entering the kitchen. Since the house was ransacked while the owner was out of town, it was not immediately clear if anything was taken.

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Sheriff’s Crime Report

First published in the Dec. 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Several items were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 600 block of Hook Tree Road sometime between 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. The resident, who had recently purchased the home and was not fully moved in, noticed that the front door was unlocked but didn’t think anything was wrong until she later saw a rear bedroom window had been smashed, with a ladder leaning against the house. Shoes and a necklace were missing from a closet in the house.
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Sheriff’s Crime Report

First published in the Dec. 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Cash, a set of keys and clothing were reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 2000 block of Hilldale Drive on Friday, Dec. 10, sometime between 2:07 and 2:19 a.m.
Surveillance footage showed a man exiting a dark four-door sedan before opening the doors to the other vehicle. Footage also showed two men from the same sedan attempting to open the doors of other vehicles on the same street, but all were locked.
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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

An 18-year-old Panorama man was arrested in Pasadena for felony evading after allegedly racing in Glendale and leading Glendale police on a high-speed chase through town and on the freeway.
According to GPD, the department helicopter patrol first observed the man racing at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, on Glenoaks Boulevard, after which street patrol officers tried stopping him near Allen Avenue. Those officers pursued the vehicle as it sped off, but eventually pulled back after the motorist reportedly reached 80-90 mph down Glenoaks, a 40 mph zone.
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