Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Altadena Sheriff's Station Weekly Crime Blotter


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Wednesday April 26, 2017, 3:33 PM

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Sunday, April 16th
10:00 PM – Paul Matlock, 63 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Lincoln Avenue for criminal threats.
Monday, April 17th
12:47 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 500 block of W. Harriet Street.  Investigation is on-going.
9:07 AM – A grand theft of gardening equipment occurred in the 1800 block of Grand Oaks Avenue.  Suspects described as two males.  Stolen:  red Honda lawn mower.
12:26 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 3100 block of Glenrose Avenue.  Suspect is believed to be a juvenile.  Damage: broken window pane.
2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of W. Manor Street.  Stolen: medication.
4:31 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect described as a male, 5 feet 4 inches, 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  Stolen: soda.
Wednesday, April 19th
4:10 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of E. Loma Alta Drive.  Suspects described as (3) males in a 4-door sedan typevehicle.  Suspects entered the residence by shattering the sliding door.  Stolen: Coach handbags and currency.
6:26 PM – Steven Davis, 63 years old of Altadena and Johnny Salazar, 31 years old of Pomona were arrested in the 100 block of Mountain View Street for drinking in public.
Thursday, April 20th
12:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1200 block of Sunny Oaks Circle.  Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unlocked front door.  Stolen: jewelry.
5:45 PM – Miguel Angel Bucio, 31 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 900 block of Weimar Street for petty theft from an unlocked vehicle.  Stolen item was recovered.
7:05 PM – Evelyn Fouse, 73 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 300 block of Alta Pine Drive for battery due to a road rage incident.
Friday, April 21st
11:35 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2300 block of Porter Avenue.  Stolen: wallet, credit cards and currency.
Saturday, April 22nd
6:53 PM – Pedro Munoz, 29 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2200 block of Lake Avenue for drunk in public.  

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ALTADENA SHERIFF'S STATION TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29 AT 780 E. ALTADENA DR.


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Tuesday April 25, 2017, 6:47 PM

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Community: ALTADENA SHERIFF'S STATION TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29 AT 780 E. ALTADENA DR.
 
ALTADENA SHERIFF'S STATION TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29 AT 780 E. ALTADENA DR.
On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Altadena Sheriff's Station at 780 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The bins for collecting expired or unused prescription medications are outside the Altadena Sheriff's Station 24/7. Please let us know if the bins are full, and we will have them emptied.
Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website:
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Knock knock burglary


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Sunday April 23, 2017, 3:12 PM

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Great article by Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170422/heres-what-lapd-says-you-should-do-if-you-encounter-a-knock-knock-burglar

In the case of knock- knock burglars, for example, most of them are street gang members from South Los Angeles who have "a propensity for violence," said Los Angeles police Lt. Todd Hankel, who oversees the Valley's new Knock Knock Burglary Task Force. Some of these burglars have been armed, he added.

Knock-knock burglars, who tend to operate in small groups, earned the moniker because someone will usually knock on a front door - and in some cases call the residence - to see if anyone is home before breaking and entering from the side or back.

"My recommendation is make your presence known (to burglary suspects) but don't be confrontational," Hankel, who is also commanding officer of LAPD's West Valley detectives, said. "They're trying to avoid detection and avoid confrontation. They want the money, guns and jewelry and then they want to leave the area."

If residents yell "who's there?" or "what's going on?" to such a burglar inside their home, usually they will leave the area to avoid conflict and getting caught, Hankel said. Residents should exit their home after making their presence known and call the police, he added.

Knock-knock burglars usually knock on a door, and if someone responds, will ask if so-and-so is home or just say they have the wrong house and leave, he said.

That's why it's important to respond verbally when someone knocks on your door to alert potential burglars of your presence, and it's best to do so without opening the door to a stranger, said LAPD Topanga Area Senior Lead Officer Sean Dinse.

"There have been many instances ... where a person doesn't know you're home, breaks in anyway, and all of a sudden you have a confrontation," Dinse said.

Some police officers believe that burglars may have avoided the area following Sementilli's Jan. 23 slaying assuming it was "hot" with law enforcement activity. The mobilization of communities online and through neighborhood watch groups, in addition to the new task force, may also be lessening the number of burglaries in that area, officials said.

To the untrained eye, it's not easy to tell the difference between potential door knock burglars who may be casing out your house and solicitors, who also may or may not be legitimate, Dinse said. If someone is on their cellphone at your front door, there's a good chance he or she is on the phone with a group of people looking for a house to burglarize, he said.

Dinse tells residents it's best to have a prepared response to deter potential suspects at their front door or in their neighborhood without being confrontational.

"As ridiculous as it sounds, lead them to believe the police are in the neighborhood, that there's an FBI task force in the area, or that there's a search warrant" for the home, he said.

A resident could say "are you here for the search warrant? The police are coming right now," he said. "If (they think) the police are coming, what are they going to do? They will hightail it out of the area."

It's best to say the police are on their way instead of threatening to call the police, which could provoke an unwanted confrontation and give the impression that they have some time, he added. Dinse said he knows of an instance in which a person was shot at after confronting a guy and girl who were "messing around" in a car.

In a recent Facebook post, Reseda resident Ron Veto recounted the time he found a strange man looking around his elderly neighbor's bedroom after he purportedly needed to use the phone in the front of the house. Veto had dashed inside his neighbor's home after seeing his neighbor talking to a young woman outside and sensing something was wrong. Veto yelled at the strange man to get out, chasing him and his female companion until they hopped into a van that sped away.

"I was just going to confront him and hang onto him, then I realized it was two against one," Veto said in a phone interview. "I'm well-versed in street combat ... and how things can quickly escalate, and how you can be outnumbered in a heartbeat."

Dinse said residents have a right to protect themselves in their homes but cautioned against chasing suspects once they leave the premises because they could be armed. Taking photos and having video, including those from Wi-Fi-based camera systems installed at your door, are among the best weapons to fight these kinds of crimes, he said.

"Taking a picture with your cellphone is more than we can ask because if they are doing something illegal, at least now we have a picture instead of just a description," he said.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Altadena Sheriff's Station Weekly Crime Blotter


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Tuesday April 18, 2017, 6:23 PM

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Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
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Monday, April 10th
2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of PinecrestDrive.  Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured door.  Stolen: unknown.
9:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3300 block of N. Mount Curve Drive.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window.  Stolen:  unknown.
Tuesday, April 11th
8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2700 block of N. Porter Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window.  Stolen: silver watch and gold chain watch.
10:10 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of El Molino Avenue.  Vehicle described as a silver 1999 Ford F350.
1:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of PinecrestDrive.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen: black handbag, credit cards, and currency.
Wednesday, April 12th
4:30 PM – A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of Glenrose Avenue.  Stolen:  2002 Honda Odyssey catalytic converter.
5:15 PM – Oscar Espinoza, 23 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Thursday, April 13th
12:50 PM – A domestic battery occurred in the 200 block of W. Mariposa Street.  Suspect has been identified.  Investigation is on-going.
6:02 PM – Kevin Melgar, 32 years old of Pasadena and Rogelio Bribriesca, 20 years old of Altadena were arrested in the 2100 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue for residential burglary.  Investigation is on-going.
Friday, April 14th
1:40 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of BraeburnAvenue.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window.  Stolen:  jewelry box and jewelry.
2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Grand Oaks Avenue.  Suspects described as (2) males.  Stolen:  red Honda lawn mower, orange weed cutter, and orange hedge trimmer.
8:05 PM – Terri Chisley, 48 years old of Covina was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and Fair Oaks Avenue for possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Friday, April 14, 2017


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Friday April 14, 2017, 4:50 PM

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Sunday, April 2nd
5:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of N. Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unlocked door.  Suspect possibly a relative.  Stolen: jewelry and white iPad.
10:30 AM – A package theft occurred in the 700 block of Mariposa St.  Stolen:  package containing Apple USB cable and clothing.
8:46 PM – A residential arson occurred in the 1900 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Suspect has been identified as resident of the location.
Tuesday, April 4th
1:00 PM – An attempt residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Santa Rosa Avenue.  Suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by removing the window screens.
6:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2500 block of Raymond Avenue.  Stolen: silver MacBook Pro, black hard-drive, and white projector adaptor.
6:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 300 block of E. Poppyfields Drive.  Stolen: silver Olympus briefcase, black Olympus endoscope, and black Maui Jim sunglasses.
Wednesday, April 5th
10:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Alberta Street and Canyada Avenue.  Vehicle described as a green 1997 Honda Accord.
Thursday, April 6th
5:00 PM - A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1300 block of N. Altadena Drive.  Vehicle damage: punctured tires.
6:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1400 block of N. Altadena Drive.  Vehicle damage: punctured tires.
8:50 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2500 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue.  Stolen:  black wallet and currency.
10:33 PM – Zuri Ordonez, 22 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Fair oaks Avenue for public intoxication.
11:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1400 block of Altadena Drive.  Vehicle damage:  punctured tire.
Friday, April 7th
12:19 AM – Kennon Hamilton, 52 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2200 block of Glenrose Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1800 block of N. Holliston Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window.  Stolen: wood jewelry box, wedding band and watch.
9:05 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Vehicle damage:  slashed tires.
4:45 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of W. Ventura Street. Vehicle described as a silver 1999 Subaru Impreza.
Saturday, April 8th
7:20 PM – Maria Perez Navarro, 24 years old of Pomona was arrested in the 400 block of W. Mendocino Street for identity theft.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Monthly CERT disaster preparedness training in Altadena


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Wednesday April 12, 2017, 11:49 AM

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Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
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Community: Monthly CERT disaster preparedness training in Altadena
Dear Robert Klomburg,
Tonight at 5:30 pm and every second Wednesday at the Altadena Community Center, located at 730 E. Altadena Dr. CERT meeting and training. All are invited to learn and participate in training that will help take care of yourself, family and neighbors.

Second Wednesday of every month 5:30pm to 7:00pm

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

Questions, email dcpaige@LASD.org or (626) 241-2499.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Warmer weather means more rattlesnakes


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Tuesday April 4, 2017, 2:10 PM

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Community: Warmer weather means more rattlesnakes, be cautious when hiking in the mountains.
 
It's that time of the year. Please be aware. Rattlesnakes are a species of venomous snakes.  The rattle is found at the tip of the rattlesnakes tail. The snake uses the rattle to warn potential aggressors to back off or to distract prey. As rattlesnakes age, segments on the end of the rattle wear out & breakoff. New segments grow when the rattlesnake sheds it's skin or molts. Rattlesnakes consume mice, rats, & other small animals. They lie in wait for their prey, or hunt for it in a hole. The prey is killed quickly with a venomous bite opposed to constriction. If the bitten prey moves away before dying the rattlesnake can follow it by it scent. please be aware when hiking, running or biking in our Angeles National Forest
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ALD 7 Weekly Crime Blotter


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Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:33 AM

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Sunday, March 19th
6:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  bottle of Kettle One vodka.
11:34 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Crosby Street and Canada Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  unknown.
Monday, March 20th
7:30 PM – Samuel Contreras, 21 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Calaveras Street and Glen Avenue for drunk in public.
Tuesday, March 21st
6:45 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Woodbury Road.  Suspect(s) entered the location by removing the window screen.  Stolen: wood jewelry box and coins.
Wednesday, March 22nd
3:10 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2400 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the front door.  Stolen: blue bag.
5:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Allen Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the location by prying the door.  Stolen:  construction tools and Kitchen Aid BBQ.
7:35 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3200 block of Olive Avenue.  Stolen: silver MacBook.
Thursday, March 23rd
11:30 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 1600 block of Morada Place.  Stolen: gray Stihl pruner and gray Stihl air blower.
8:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3000 block of Olive Avenue.  Stolen:  Honda Accord catalytic converter.
11:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of N. Sierra Bonita Avenue.  Stolen: brown wallet, credit cards and Ray Ban sunglasses.
Friday, March 24th
8:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Stolen:  RSed Menace bicycle with blue rims.
Saturday, March 25th
7:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Altadena Drive and Roosevelt Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  silver MacBook Pro.

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