Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Altadena and Marina del Rey Sheriff's stations


Please see the joint release issued by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 12, 2020 

Stopping the Unvetted and Abrupt Closures of Patrol Stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) unanimously voted to direct the Sheriff to immediately cease efforts to close the Altadena and Marina del Rey stations, as recently announced by the Sheriff’s Department (Department). These closures were announced without any independent vetting or validation by the County’s Chief Executive Office, or advance notice or input to impacted communities.

The motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kathryn Barger also directs the Sheriff, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Auditor-Controller, to identify appropriate budget curtailments that are properly vetted and will have limited impact on public safety.

The motion follows the Sheriff’s abrupt and unilateral announcement on May 4, 2020 of plans to close the Altadena and Marina Del Rey stations. Questions remain about how and why the station closures were selected and what cost savings may be achieved.

“These station closures were announced without any vetting or advance notice, validation of cost savings, or assessment of impact on public safety. As a result, our communities are rightly concerned – as is this Board,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “The Sheriff’s Department must achieve the necessary cost savings and budget curtailments needed to address the Department’s deficit and the County’s revenue shortfall in a more transparent, collaborative and democratic way without jeopardizing service to our communities.”

“The public safety and security of our communities is critically important, now more than ever, given the public health crisis created by COVID-19,” said Supervisor Barger. “I am hopeful that through today’s Board action, the Sheriff will work with the County Chief Executive Office to identify more appropriate budget measures that will not impact our local communities, including Altadena, an unincorporated region that has relied on their Sheriff’s station for years. I remain committed to ensuring that the Sheriff’s Department maintains its core mission of public safety and meets the essential needs of residents and businesses throughout Los Angeles County.”

Since these announcements, a range of constituents and the Civilian Oversight Commission tasked with overseeing the Sheriff’s Department have expressed deep concern about the station closures and the negative impacts that they may have on community safety and service delivery.

“The loss of the Marina del Rey station would truly be a detriment to our community. This, not just for the policing and our public safety but also for the relationships we have worked to build over the years. We need our station and deputies in the close proximity to our community,” said Lorinee Jackson, lifetime resident of the unincorporated community View Park, located in the Second District. “Knowing we can count on the Marina del Rey station to be there for us when we need help completes our community.”

Well before the preparation of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 budget curtailment scenarios that were necessitated by recent revenue shortfalls, the Department had been facing significant budget overruns primarily caused by overtime expenditures and under-realization of revenues. Over the past several months, the Board has taken steps to proactively address the Department’s overspending. The Department overspent its FY 2018-29 budget by $63.4 million and is currently projected to overspend its FY 2019-20 budget $89 million. In October, the Board asked the Department to work with the CEO and A-C to formulate a deficit mitigation plan. Additionally, in April, the Board requested a reduction of academy classes, intended to realize approximately $49 million in cost savings and substantially close the budget gap.

This motion seeks to avoid unnecessary and unanticipated negative impact to services and programs that enhance public safety as the Board works to finalize the County’s FY 2020-21 budget, as well as ensure that these decisions are made in a transparent, collaborative and democratic way.



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Altadena Sheriff's Crime Blotter for April 19th


Sunday, April 19th
5:45 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Raymond Avenue and Montana Street.  Vehicle described as a white 2000 Mercedes ML430.  Two suspects were taken into custody and investigation is on-going.
Monday, April 20th
12:20 AM – An attempt residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Minoru Drive.  Suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by prying the door.  No entry.
3:30 PM – A batter occurred in the 2000 block of Galbreth Road.  Suspect has been identified.
4:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1500 block of Valencia Avenue.  Stolen:  silver Swarovski sunglasses, gold Bvlgari sunglasses, gold RayBan sunglasses, gold titanium Warby Parker sunglasses, blue Origins grocery bag and currency.
4:10 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 700 block of E. Sacramento Street.  Suspect was taken into custody.
Between 6:00 PM and 1:30 PM (Tuesday) – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Casitas Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by cutting the lock.  Stolen:  gardening tools.
Tuesday, April 21st
4:00 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2100 block of Grand Oaks Avenue.  Suspect has been identified.
Wednesday, April 22nd
4:40 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue.  Suspects were taken into custody. 
Between 9:50 PM and 10:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Stolen:  red and black Minnie Mouse purse, burgundy LG cellphone and currency.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Altadena Sheriff's Crime Blotter for April 12th


Sunday, April 12th
3:00 AM – A battery occurred in the area of Calaveras Street and Fair Oaks Avenue.  Two suspects were taken into custody.
Between 12:20 PM and 12:30 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect has been identified.
9:05 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 200 block of E. Pentagon Street.  Stolen:  work ID, currency, and garage remote.
Monday, April 13th
6:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3800 block of El Sereno Avenue.  Suspect has been identified.
3:50 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2300 block of Morslay Road.  Suspect was taken into custody.
4:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 40 block of E. Wapello Street.  Suspect was taken into custody.
Tuesday, April 14th
1:45 AM – Derrek McCullough, 30 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue for burglary vehicle.
Between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM – A package theft occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Stolen:  gold bracelet.
Wednesday, April 15th
2:23 Pm – Christopher Smith, 64 years old of Pasadena and Brian Conley], 57 years old of Pomona were arrested in the 20 block of E. Calaveras Street for drinking in public.
Thursday, April 16th
10:05 PM – A battery occurred in the 700 block of E. Pine Street.  Suspect has been identified.
Friday, April 17th
Between 5:00 AM and 6:15 AM – Heber Carcamo, 22 years old of Panorama City and a male, Hispanic juvenile were arrested in the 2200 block of Pinecrest Drive for commercial burglary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Crime Blotter !


Sunday, April 5th
1:30 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Mountain View Street and Glenrose Avenue.  Suspect was taken into custody.
Monday, April 6th
3:00 AM – A theft from a vehicle occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Morada Place.  Stolen:  catalytic converter.
6:30 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2000 block of Mar Vista Avenue.  Suspect has been identified.
Wednesday, April 8th
Between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen: black purse. 
12:14 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 3100 block of N. Ewing Street.  Suspect was taken into custody.
2:37 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 80 block of E. Pine Street.  Vehicle described as a burgundy 2020 Buick Encore.  Vehicle was recovered by Arcadia PD.
5:43 PM – A battery occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive.  Suspect was taken into custody.
Thursday, April 9th
9:16 AM – A battery occurred in the 2200 block of Raymond Lane.  Suspects have been identified.
10:13 AM – A package theft occurred in the 2900 block of Casitas Avenue.  Suspect was taken into custody.  Stolen:  package containing pre-work powders, food containers, and energy drinks.
12:50 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 1600 block of N. Altadena Drive.  Suspect(s) entered the business by shattering the front glass door.  Stolen:  currency.
3:05 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 2500 block of El Sol Avenue.  The victim placed an ad on “Offer UP” and was contacted by the suspect.  Stolen:  ring.
5:45 PM – A petty theft from a vehicle occurred in the 900 block E. Mariposa Street.  Stolen:  vehicle emblems.
Saturday, April 11th
2:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of W. Woodbury Road.  Vehicle damage:  punctured tire.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Crime Blotter !


Crime Blotter!

Sunday, March 29th
Between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive.  Two juveniles were taken into custody.
3:44 PM – Brian Jones, 43 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Mountain View Street and Fair Oaks Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
5:23 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 1900 block of Hanford Drive.  Suspect was taken into custody.
10:45 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2300 block of El Sol Avenue.  Suspect has been identified.
Monday, March 20th
12:05 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2300 block of Navarro Avenue.  Suspect was taken into custody.
8:19 PM – Gavino Flores, 28 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Calaveras Street for possession of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, March 31st
5:40 PM – Lesly Brisco, 52 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the 2200 block of N. Lake Avenue for commercial burglary.
6:30 PM – Nicholas Fairchild, 18 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Stonehurst Drive for furnishing marijuana to a minor.
6:37 PM – Gery Gray, 43 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 200 block of Crosby Street for possession of a controlled substance.
Wednesday, April 1st
4:37 PM – Caitlyn Greorich, 25 years old of Pasadena and Corey Poytner, 32 years old of Azusa were arrested in the area of Washington Boulevard and Pepper Drive for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Friday, April 3rd
6:30 AM – A domestic battery occurred in the area of Tola Avenue and Ventura Street.   Suspect has been identified.
6:55 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1700 block of Atchison Street.  Vehicle damage:  slashed tires.


Deputy Pete Liberda
Altadena Sheriff Station
Community Relations/Operations
780 E. Altadena Drive
Altadena Ca, 91001
(626)798-1131- Station
(626) 296-2106-Desk
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Advisory: #LASD Warning of spike in online scams & hacking attempts related to the COVID-19 emergency


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Tuesday March 24, 2020, 11:18 AM

LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)

Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Advisory: #LASD Warning of spike in online scams & hacking attempts related to the COVID-19 emergency

#LASD Warning of spike in online scams & hacking attempts related to the COVID-19 emergency

The Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau, Emerging Cyber Trends Team (ECTT) has seen an UPTICK in fake emails, texts and phishing scams related to the COVID-19 emergency.

Criminals use fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information, such as: account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords.

DO NOT CLICK ON UNKNOWN LINKS, EITHER FROM YOUR CELL PHONE OR YOUR COMPUTER; INSTEAD, GO TO TRUSTED WEBSITES BY TYPING IN THE URL YOURSELF

Trusted websites:

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/
https://www.coronavirus.gov/

In light of the recent increase in online scams and hacking attempts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau (FCCB) - Emerging Cyber Trends Team (ECTT) is publishing this bulletin for your situational awareness. 

OVERVIEW:

·Criminals use phishing emails to get access to your computer or network. These phishing emails often appear to be from familiar company names or pretend to be someone you know.  If you click on a link, scammers/attackers can install ransomware or other programs that can lock you out of your data.
        
Protect your computer and electronic devices by:
  1. Keeping your software up to date and by using security software
  2. Your cell phone should be set to update software automatically
  3. Your accounts should have multi-factor authentication
  4. Your data should be regularly backed up, and the backup should be taken offline
COMMON TACTICS:

1. Fake charities: When a major health event like the Coronavirus happens, you might be looking for ways to help.  Some scammers use names that sound a lot like the names of real charities. This is one reason it pays to do some research before giving. When you give, pay safely by credit card never by gift card or wire transfer.

The FBI has also released the below information related to cyber enabled crimes related to the COVID-19 emergency.

2. Fake CDC Emails: Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other organizations claiming to offer information on the virus. Do not click links or open attachments you do not recognize.

3. Phishing Emails. Look out for phishing emails asking you to verify your personal information in order to receive an economic stimulus check from the government. While talk of economic stimulus checks has been in the news cycle, government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails seeking your private information in order to send you money.

4. Counterfeit Treatments or Equipment. Be cautious of anyone selling products that claim to prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19. Be alert to counterfeit products such as sanitizing products and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including N95 respirator asks, goggles, full face shields, protective gowns, and gloves. More information on unapproved or counterfeit PPE can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh.”

The following tips are the FBI's recommendations for good cyber hygiene and security measures.  By remembering these tips, you can protect yourself and help stop criminal activity:

·Do not open attachments or click links within emails from senders you don't recognize.

·Do not provide your username, password, date of birth, social security number, financial data, or other personal information in response to an email or robocall.

·Always verify the web address of legitimate websites and manually type them into your browser.

·Check for misspellings or wrong domains within a link (for example, an address that should end in a ".gov" ends in .com" instead).”

Reference:  FBI Public Service Announcement, Alert Number I-032020, March 20, 2020 – www.cdc.gov
 

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Altadena Sheriff's Station Weekly Crime Blotter:


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Thursday February 27, 2020, 9:55 AM

LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Community: Altadena Sheriff's Station Weekly Crime Blotter:

Sunday, February 9th

Between 6:00 PM and 8:30 AM (Monday) – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1600 block of Braeburn Road.  Stolen:  black Kendall case, silver briefcase, black leather messenger bag, and black Sony wireless headphones.
7:45 PM – Derrick Lewis, 59 years old of Duarte was arrested in the 70 block of Mountain View Street for public intoxication.

Tuesday, February 11th

7:30 AM – A petty theft occurred in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Woodbury Road. Stolen:  black and purple backpack, black coin purse, red and black gloves, and a black knee wrap.
4:50 PM – Amanda Redman, 39 years of Pasadena was arrested in the 500 block of E. Washington Boulevard for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Thursday, February 13th

8:30 PM – Juan Cortez, 33 years of Altadena was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and Fair Oaks Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
9:03 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of Devonwood Road.  Vehicle described as a dark green 2019 Subaru Outback.

Friday, February 14th

12:45 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue.  Two juveniles were taken into custody.
5:55 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1300 block of Crest Drive.   Suspect entered the residence via the unsecured garage door.  No loss.
Between 3:00 PM and 5:40 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means.  Stolen:  MacBook Pro.
6:30 PM – Alana Shaw, 29 years old of Ontario was arrested in the 2300 block of Kellogg Court for assault with a deadly weapon.
7:28 PM – A battery occurred in the 700 block of Mountain View Road.  Suspect was taken into custody.

Saturday, February 15th

1:10 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 700 block of W. Mountain View Street.  Two juveniles were taken into custody.
10:03 PM – Paulette Newson, 29 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Harriet Street for under the influence of a controlled substance.

Sunday, February 16th

1:00 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2100 block of Summit Avenue.  Suspect was taken into custody.

Monday, February 17th

1:33 AM – A shooting occurred in the 300 block of W. Altadena Drive.  No injuries were reported.  Investigation is on-going.

Tuesday, February 18th

Between 8:20 PM and 11:59 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  beige Gucci wallet, Apple air pods, burgundy Herschel backpack and credit cards.
Between 9:00 PM and 6:15 AM (Wednesday) – A petty theft occurred in the 400 block of W. Loma Alta Drive.  Stolen:  white vinyl fence.
Between 10:00 PM and 11:20 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Vehicle damage:  shattered window.

Wednesday, February 19th

Between 10:20 AM and 6:40 AM (Thursday) – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of W. Calaveras Street.  Vehicle sustained cosmetic damage.
10:52 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 700 block of W. Mountain View Street.  A juvenile was taken into custody.

Thursday, February 20th

12:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 200 block of E. Marathon Road.  Suspect has been identified. 
Between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means.  Stolen:  red and green Gucci fanny pack, black wallet, credit cards, silver MacBook Pro, boots, and currency.

Friday, February 21st

11:30 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 500 block of Alameda Street.  Suspect was taken into custody.
3:00 PM – Brian Garcia, 31 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of El Molino Avenue and Fontanet Way for vehicle vandalism.
4:18 PM – John Stein, 28 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Michigan Avenue and Lexington Street for possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Advisory: Critical Missing Altadena Man


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Friday February 21, 2020, 8:54 PM

LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Advisory: Critical Missing Altadena Man

MISSING PERSON

57-year-old Randall Carter of Altadena has been missing since yesterday evening, last seen in Altadena.    Mr. Carter has Alzheimer’s and was last seen wearing a blue shirt blue jeans, black sweatshirt and tennis shoes, he often carries an extra T-shirt with him to swat flies away.  Mr. Carter is 5‘8“ tall 170 pounds.  

We have been utilizing patrol deputies to search the area along with to search dogs if you have seen Mr. Carter please notify Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  Homicide Bureau missing persons unit at 213 890-5500. Attention Detective D. Morris. 

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Monday, February 3, 2020


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Monday February 3, 2020, 4:56 PM

LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Advisory: Search Warrant at Marijuana Dispensary results in several arrested, weapons seized including stolen firearm.

  

Within the last two weeks of January 2020, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Narcotics Bureau, along with the assistance of Altadena Station Detective Bureau members, conducted two different search warrant operations, at two different illegal marijuana dispensaries within the Altadena township area along Fairoaks Drive.


After the execution of both warrants, a combined total of eleven individuals were arrested for a variety of crimes, including several believed to be employees.  Three firearms were recovered (one was confirmed to be stolen) and a large amount of product was recovered, which included Marijuana, Marijuana eatable products, Marijuana vapeable products and large sums of money, which drives the trade in the first place.


If an element exists that puts the community at risk or encourages crime or associated crimes, it will always be of concern to law enforcement.  If you see activity that appears to be suspicious or criminal in nature please contact the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at (626) 798-1131 or remain anonymous and call “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS.  Your help is greatly appreciated.


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