Man Arraigned on Petty Theft, Attempted Break-In

A man suspected of trying to break into one San Marino home and then stealing a package that had been delivered to another remains in the Alhambra Police Department jail after he was arraigned on charges last week.
The suspect, a 38-year-old man, was apprehended outside of a home in the 600 block of Chester Avenue after apparently taking and opening a package that had been delivered there. Officers were responding to a report shortly before the same suspect had tried to burglarize a nearby home in the 2100 block of Lombardy Road. Continue reading “Man Arraigned on Petty Theft, Attempted Break-In”

Three Men Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary

City Councilman Greg Brown took to Facebook to commend the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Department on a job well done soon after he learned of the arrest of three men on burglary charges.
“Great news!” Brown wrote online. “One or more burglaries were no doubt stopped tonight!”
According to the sheriff’s incident report, the three men — two of whom are 25 and 26 years old and from L.A. and the third who is 25 from Yucca Valley — were arrested at around 8 p.m. on March 7 after being found to be in possession of burglary tools. Continue reading “Three Men Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary”

Laptop Leads to Arrest of Two Burglary Suspects

The good news, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Blasnek said, is that two more burglary suspects have been arrested and the allegedly stolen items located with them were returned to their owners in La Cañada Flintridge.
The not-so-great news, he said, is that the suspects — two men, one 23 and another 25 years old — were traced to Apple Valley, the High Desert city 90 miles away. Continue reading “Laptop Leads to Arrest of Two Burglary Suspects”

Deputy Thwarts Escape of Suspects

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Matejka’s local knowledge helped him arrest a pair of suspects with gang affiliations last week on charges of grand theft auto, reasonable cause burglary and possession of burglary tools and brass knuckles.
The school resource officer at La Cañada High School, Matejka was on campus at about 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, when he heard a call reporting two vehicles seen attempting to commit a theft in the 4800 block of Mesa Vista Drive.
“The call came in off of Descanso [Drive], by Chevy Chase [Drive], so I figured if they were going eastbound on Descanso, they were going to go across Berkshire, so I was going to wait at Berkshire Place — and as soon as I got there, they came around the corner,” Matejka said by phone Wednesday.
Matejka, who has patrolled LCF for 16 years, instituted a traffic stop of the gray 2017 Hyundai (a green Subaru wasn’t located). He said he noticed immediately that the car had no license plate on the front and a paper plate on the back. Continue reading “Deputy Thwarts Escape of Suspects”

LCF Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

A Los Angeles man in his early 20s was arrested for his role in a residential burglary after he walked into the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Saturday, Jan. 6, Sgt. Alan Chu said.
According to Chu, the man was the driver of a car involved with a burglary that occurred Nov. 28 in the 4900 block of Alta Canyada Road.
“Two males went into the location, one sat in the car and a neighbor took a picture of the car sitting in the driveway, so we followed up on that lead,” Chu said. Continue reading “LCF Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In”

Two Burglary Suspects Arrested on Oceanview

A resident’s call reporting a suspicious vehicle led Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s deputies to arrest two vehicle burglary suspects in the early morning on Nov. 30.
A 24-year-old man from Van Nuys and a 22-year-old woman from Los Angeles were arrested for burglary and mail theft and were being held at the CV Sheriff’s Station on $20,000 bail.
Deputies responded to the 2200 block of Colmena Street after receiving a call at 2:10 a.m. on Nov. 30 about a suspicious vehicle. They found the vehicle parked on the street with its lights on, allegedly ransacked with its window smashed, an indication that it had just been burglarized. Continue reading “Two Burglary Suspects Arrested on Oceanview”

Nearby Arrest Prompts Lockdown at PCY

Paradise Canyon Elementary School was locked down for about 15 minutes Monday morning as Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Deputies struggled to subdue a suspect who reportedly was sleeping in a stolen Prius near campus, according to Lt. Mark Slater.
Deputies responded at 8 a.m. to reports that a man was asleep in the car, blocking traffic at Gould Avenue and Paulette Place. The vehicle was reported stolen in Clairmont on Oct. 16, Slater said. Continue reading “Nearby Arrest Prompts Lockdown at PCY”