Resident Encounters Burglary Suspect

A La Cañada Flintridge homeowner encountered a burglar in her home Saturday afternoon, one frightening part of a bizarre sequence that began with a stolen car in Burbank and ended with a crash and an arrest in North Hollywood, authorities said.
Crescenta Valley sheriff’s deputies responded at 2:15 p.m. to a report of a burglary in progress in the 5500 block of Alta Canyada Road, according to sheriff’s Capt. Chris Blasnek.
The suspect, who has no known home address, was charged this week with burglary, grand theft and identity theft, Sgt. Alan Chu said. The suspect allegedly stole more than $950 worth of items from an unlocked car parked in front of the home he attempted to burglarize. Continue reading “Resident Encounters Burglary Suspect”

LCUSD Governing Board Considers More Safety Measures

The 17th school shooting in the nation this year occurred Tuesday morning at a high school in Maryland. On Tuesday night, concerned members of the La Cañada Unified School District community reconvened at a Governing Board meeting to talk security locally.
“Everything we can do, we will,” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette said.
That includes anything from inviting a pack of drug-sniffing dogs to visit the La Cañada High School campus to scheduling conversations with architects about fencing at all of the district’s traditionally open campuses. Continue reading “LCUSD Governing Board Considers More Safety Measures”

Residents Tied Up in Home Invasion

Three female occupants were tied up in their home on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, as four men armed with a handgun allegedly ransacked the residence and made off with collectibles and electronics, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Sgt. Alan Chu.
The residential robbery was reported in the 800 block of Inverness Drive, where the men — whose faces reportedly were covered and who were wearing hooded sweatshirts — forced open a back door at approximately 7:30 p.m.
“It’s a big deal,” Chu said. Continue reading “Residents Tied Up in Home Invasion”

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”

CV Sheriff’s Officials Search for Hoverboard Rider

Photo courtesy Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Dept.
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”