Burglary Suspects Held After Arrest Last Week

Three suspects arrested following a home break-in last week remain in police custody even after they were formally arraigned on Friday.
A Pasadena man, Altadena man and Altadena woman were still held in Alhambra Jail this week on $50,000 bail each after being formally arraigned on a burglary charge related to this arrest. Officers with San Marino Police Department arrested the trio shortly after 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the resident of a home in the 1200 block of Shenandoah Road phoned in the break-in.
“A patrol officer spotted them and then radioed another patrol car that was behind them,” Sgt. Tim Tebbetts explained. “After that, we were all over them. It was a great observation on the patrol officer’s part.”
Tebbetts said it was unclear whether any of the suspects were tied to other burglaries in town, but one potentially had gang ties that are being further investigated.
“We are running him through the gang task force to see if we can pin him on something else,” Tebbetts said.
The arrest serves as a victory for the police department that has, along with its peers, steadily combatted a wave of roving burglars throughout the affluent areas of the San Gabriel Valley and the foothills. Tebbetts attributed success here to the fact the victim was able to provide a detailed description of the three suspects and their getaway vehicle.
“This is why the public’s information is critical to us,” he explained. “Nine times out of 10, we don’t get great descriptions and suspects pass right by us. This is exactly why the dispatchers ask questions. They never would have been caught if it wasn’t for the resident giving a good, detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle itself.
“The more information we get to the dispatcher who can get it out to officers going to the scene, the better chance the officer is going to see them going to the scene,” Tebbetts added. “Never confront them. Just look out your window.”

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