San Marino High School and nearby local campuses experienced a choppy start to the week because of a Monday lockdown caused by what police said was an attempted residential burglary in the 2700 block of Cumberland Road that led to three arrests. Continue reading “Alleged Burglary Attempt Leads to Monday Mayhem”
Palm Crest Elementary School was locked down after a man with a neck tattoo reading “Wendy” was spotted around noon Tuesday trespassing in a garage in the 1600 block of Alta Canyada Road.
The suspect, who was described as a Hispanic man in his mid-30s, was wearing an orange utility vest and hat, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Matejka, who was among the law enforcement personnel involved with a containment set up in response to the prowling call.
In the end, the man avoided detection, Matejka said, adding that the lockdown was lifted after a few minutes and nothing was reported stolen.
“At one house, one resident confronted him in the garage and he took off running,” Capt. Chris Blasnek said. “So we set up a little area containment to see if we could find him. We even had the helicopter overhead for a while but we did not locate him.” Continue reading “Prowling Suspect Evades Authorities; PCR Locked Down”
The man whose arrest caused a lockdown Monday, Nov. 6, at Paradise Canyon Elementary School was arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 8, on felony counts of resisting an executive officer, theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of identity theft, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Slater. Continue reading “Man Arrested Near PCY Charged With Resisting, Car Theft”
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”
If the San Marino Unified School District was being graded on its system-wide lockdown last Tuesday, it may very well have received an “A”.
Superintendent Alex Cherniss praised how effectively his administrators and teachers reacted to shuffling students into their buildings and keeping order during the precautionary lockdown, which was enacted during a multijurisdictional police search for a teenager who was suspected of being in possession of guns. Continue reading “School Lockdown Over Teen With Gun Gets an ‘A’”