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”

CV Sheriff’s Officials Search for Hoverboard Rider

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This man — riding a hoverboard — was recorded on surveillance video peering into a mailbox at 4:48 a.m. on Oct. 25 in the 1000 block of White Deer Drive, authorities say.

La Cañada Flintridge residents are advised to keep an eye out for a man on a hoverboard.
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are looking for help identifying a man who was caught on video peering into a mailbox at 4:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the 1000 block of White Deer Drive. Continue reading “CV Sheriff’s Officials Search for Hoverboard Rider”

CV Sheriff’s Deputies Greenlighted to Carry Anti-Opioid Nasal Spray

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station was named last week as one of three Los Angeles County Sheriff’s stations that will take part in a pilot program that will give deputies an anti-opioid nasal spray called Narcan to aid in suspected overdose emergencies.
Though CV Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Blasnek said he isn’t aware of any opioid-related overdoses in his station’s coverage area, he’s enthusiastic about the opportunity to carry the spray. Continue reading “CV Sheriff’s Deputies Greenlighted to Carry Anti-Opioid Nasal Spray”

Man Drives Off Angeles Crest Hwy. to His Death

A man was killed after driving his pickup truck off the side of Angeles Crest Highway near Mile Marker 27 and plunging approximately 700 feet. Witnesses called the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Department about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities said.
A Montrose Search and Rescue team worked through the night to recover the man’s body: “Sadly, we can confirm one fatality from last night’s crash,” the organization posted on Twitter. Continue reading “Man Drives Off Angeles Crest Hwy. to His Death”

Multiple Arrests Related to Burglaries

A burglary suspect was arrested early Monday outside of the Wingstop restaurant in the 1900 block of Verdugo Boulevard, authorities said.
According to Crescenta Valley Sheriff Sgt. Alan Chu, a deputy was driving past the location at about 1:55 a.m. when he spotted the suspect — a 19-year-old from Long Beach — peering into the restaurant’s window. When the deputy turned around to investigate the suspect, four other suspects fled on foot. They were wearing hoods and dark clothing that made them difficult to identify, Chu said. Continue reading “Multiple Arrests Related to Burglaries”

Speeding Car Flips on Residential Street; Police Suspect DUI

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An overturned vehicle came to rest on a resident’s lawn early Sunday in the 5000 block of Princess Anne Drive.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning in the 5000 block of Princess Anne Drive, according to Lt. Mark Slater.
Judging by the speed and the effects of the collision, deputies suspect the 22-year-old driver was intoxicated, Slater said, though toxicology test results won’t be known for a couple of weeks.
The vehicle exited the roadway and overturned on the front lawn of a residence. Both occupants of the vehicle suffered injuries for which they were treated at local hospitals, Slater said.
“We’re just lucky that no one was hurt in the houses by that flying debris,” Slater said. “Car parts flew all over the place and damaged a couple of the houses. One car part ended up on the roof of a house.”
Slater also urged anyone who’s been drinking to avoid driving.
“At some point, the driver or passenger has to take responsibility and say, ‘We’ve been drinking,’ and order a ride share or a taxi,” Slater said.

Crime Uptick Has Unnerved Residents Looking for Answers

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In addition to Neighborhood Watch groups, local sheriff’s personnel recommend residents take other steps to dissuade criminals, including responding to an alarm when it’s been triggered.

A trio of Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s deputies got an earful Monday morning from a La Cañada Flintridge resident who was offended they stopped him after receiving a tip about suspected mail theft.
“I matched the description of someone who’d been going through mailboxes — maroon T-shirt, black pants, about 55 years old,” said Gary Kwasniewski, who actually is 60 and who makes it a habit to walk from his home to the post office a few blocks away because he likes the exercise.
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Blasnek is CV’s New Sherriff in Town

Capt. Chris Blasnek
Capt. Chris Blasnek

Capt. Chris Blasnek took his first tour of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Monday, and had only positive impressions to report: “There are a lot of nice people here,” he said. “Capt. Song left me a very nice gem.”
Bill Song, who served as the CV Station’s captain for nearly four years, was promoted to commander last month and transferred, over the weekend, to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Technology and Support Division. Continue reading “Blasnek is CV’s New Sherriff in Town”