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Friday, June 9, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 3rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 3rd

Sunday, May 28th

9:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 500 block of W. Harriet Street. Vehicle damage: slashed tire.

Monday, May 29th

12:49 PM – A battery occurred in the 1500 block of Oxford Avenue.

Tuesday, May 30th

12:57 PM – Sean Thomas, 29 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Summit Avenue for domestic battery.

Wednesday, May 31st

2:45 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1800 block of N. Lake Avenue. Vehicle damage: shattered window.
4:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Crawford Avenue. Vehicle damage: spray paint.
4:41 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1800 block of Midlothian Drive. Suspects entered the location by shattering the rear sliding window. Suspects described as (2) males between 18 and 25 years of age wearing dark clothing. Stolen: various watches and ring.
9:40 PM – Oscar Sanchez,

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 27th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 27th

Sunday, May 21st

1:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2600 block of Glenrose Avenue. Stolen: turquoise sunglasses.
10:05 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2500 block of Glenrose Avenue. Vehicle described as a yellow 2005 Ford F150 pick-up. Vehicle was recovered by Pasadena Police Department.
10:20 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Palm St. Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the door frame. Stolen: brown jewelry box and jewelry.
5:10 PM – Juan Gutierrez, 48 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 900 block of Athens Street for domestic violence.

Monday, May 22nd

12:00 AM – A theft of vehicle parts occurred in the 400 block of Mountain View Street. Stolen: 1999 Honda Accord catalytic converter.
12:42 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the area of Marengo Avenue and Sacramento Street. Stolen: vehicle keys and alarm.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Thefts From Unlock Vehicles in Altadena

Thefts From Unlock Vehicles in Altadena

You want to make your car less appealing to the thief, even hiding valuable items under a towel or jacket does not prevent someone from wanting to go inside your vehicle. By far it is best to lock items in your trunk or remove them entirely.

Don’t have the time to wait for a deputy to show up to your house and take a report?

MAKE AN ONLINE POLICE REPORT
The following incidents can be reported online:

-Lost or stolen cell phone valued $950 or less
-Lost or stolen property valued $950 or less
-Theft from an unlocked vehicle valued $950 or less
-Theft from an open or unsecured area valued $950 or less
To make a report:

http://shq.lasdnews.net/shq/SORTS/sorts_intro.aspx

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 20th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 20th

Sunday, May 14th

10:33 AM – Tywon Johnson, 28 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Raymond Avenue for criminal threats.
12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of N. Olive Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the portable window air conditioner. Loss: unknown.
3:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of W. Marigold Street. Stolen: black wallet, credit cards and currency.

Monday, May 15th

8:10 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Meadowbrook Road. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Loss: medication.

Tuesday, May 16th

11:20 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 2100 block of New York Drive. Stolen: red Honda lawnmower, blue weed whacker, red tree trimmer and red chainsaw.
3:00 PM – A residential fire occurred in the 20 block of La Venezia Court. No injuries reported.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 6th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 6th

Sunday, April 30th

11:15 AM – A grand theft by false pretenses occurred in the 2300 block of New York Drive. Stolen: gift cards.
10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1400 block of Valencia Avenue. Damage: scratches on doors.

Monday, May 1st

1:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Stolen: credit cards and currency.
3:00 PM – A vandalism occurred in the 2600 block of Glenrose Avenue. Damage: wall spray painted.
7:45 PM – An attempted theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of W. Palm Street. Suspect described as a male, 18 to 20 years old, 6 feet and 180 pounds.
10:00 PM – A vandalism occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Damage: windows, phones, and light fixtures.

Tuesday, May 2nd

9:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 300 block of Buena Loma Drive.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 29th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 29th

Monday, April 24th

7:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 900 block of E. Mount Curve Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: air conditioning knobs.
3:55 PM – A theft of gardening equipment occurred in the 1000 block of Alta Vista Drive. Stolen: black Echo leaf blower.

Tuesday, April 25th

6:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2900 block of Zane Grey Terrace. Stolen: set of keys.

Wednesday, April 26th

6:30 PM – David Diaz, 31 years old of Altadena and Brian Garnica, 18 years old of Altadena were arrested in the area of Olive Avenue and Figueroa Drive for drinking in public.

Thursday, April 27th

9:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Olive Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured front door. Stolen: currency.

Friday, April 28th

6:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2200 block of Lake Avenue.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 1st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 1st

Sunday, March 26th

9:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 200 block of Laurel Drive. Stolen: black iHome speaker.
10:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Harding Avenue. Stolen: black Chanel sunglasses, brown fur coat, and black Chanel purse.
10:30 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of Coolidge Avenue. Stolen: brown Gucci sunglasses, black Marc Jacobs sunglasses, and orange/red Chanel sunglasses.

Monday, March 27th

12:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1200 block of Morada Place. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the glass door. Stolen: unknown.
6:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: unknown.
8:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road. Damage: shattered window and dents.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 18th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 18th

Sunday, March 12th

3:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 80 block of W. Manor Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: currency.
12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of PinecrestDrive and Bowring Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: turquoise wallet, credit cards, and brown glasses.
3:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Bowring Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: brown Dolce and Gabbana purse, credit cards, and currency.
9:00 PM – A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of E. Washington Boulevard.

Monday, March 13th

3:40 PM – Jose Avila, 23 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 50 block of W. Mountain View Street for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.
5:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of E. Mount Curve Avenue.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 11th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 11th

Sunday, March 5th

8:20 AM – Guy Merritt, 62 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1000 block of E. Mariposa Street for residential burglary.
6:00 PM – A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 800 block of New York Drive. Stolen: black golf club bag containing (4) golf clubs and orange Tom’s sunglasses.
9:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: white Coach purse, brown Coach backpack, blue leather coat, black jacket, silver MacBook, and Gucci sunglasses.

Monday, March 6th

8:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Mendocino Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Stolen: unknown.

Tuesday, March 7th

4:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Mar Vista Avenue. Suspects attempted to enter the residence by cutting the window screen. Suspects described as three male Hispanic juveniles.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Altadena Sheriff’s Station, Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Investigate Possible Illegal Campfire in Forest

Altadena Sheriff’s Station, Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Investigate Possible Illegal Campfire in Forest

Today at 12:39, Altadena Sheriff’s Station received two calls about a possibly illegal campfire in the forest. The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called to help investigate the report, which described a person camping on a trail, with a cooking type fire burning.

The person was reported on the El Prieto Trail, El Prieto Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest. The person camping was located approximately 3/4 of a mile south of Rising Hill Road on the El Prieto trail. The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team loacted and warned the camper, a 52-year-old man, about open fires in the forest and the cutting of trees for firewood. The camper agreed to camp in a designated campsite from now on.

The details of this incident were handed over to the United States Forest Service for follow up. The rules regulating campfires state they are allowed outside of campsites, however a permit is needed as well as a fire extinguisher, shovel,

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 4th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 4th

Sunday, February 26th

6:08 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect described as a male wearing a gray baseball cap, blue-gray sweater and light colored jeans. Suspect was seen leaving the area driving a steel blue Mazda 4-door. Suspect entered the vehicle by shattering the window. No items were stolen.
2:30 PM – Robert Amir, 40 years old of Glendale was arrested in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue for petty theft.

Tuesday, February 28th

6:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Skyview Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering a window. Stolen: unknown items.

Wednesday, March 1st

10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of Arroyo Boulevard. Damage: shattered window and scratched paint.

Thursday, March 2nd

12:23 PM – A strong armed robbery occurred in the 10 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a female,

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Assists With Vehicle Crash

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Assists With Vehicle Crash

This past weekend the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was participating in search and tracking recertification with the Mountain Rescue Association in Barstow, Calif. As the team was returning to Altadena just south of Hesperia on the 15 freeway at 6:45pm traffic came to a stop and the team saw a crowd of people standing outside their vehicles.

Team members saw a shoe on the freeway, approximately 100 feet south of the crowd of people. Knowing this is not a good sign, the team rushed to the crowd and saw a motorcycle rider splayed out on the roadway.

The rider, a 22-year old man residing in Moreno Valley, was complaining of difficulty breathing and multiple abrasions and contusions on all four extremities.

Bystanders in the crowd were saying the motorcycle passed at a high rate of speed and may have struck a slower moving car. California Highway Patrol and local fire department took over the scene and treatment of the motorcycle rider’s injuries.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Two Helicopter Rescues above Altadena, a Cliffhanger and Injured Hiker

Two Helicopter Rescues above Altadena, a Cliffhanger and Injured Hiker

Today at 9:40 a.m. Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the rescue of an injured hiker at the Eaton Canyon Waterfall, in the Angeles National Forest.

Pasadena Fire Department, Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue hiked into canyon, however Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 located 25 year-old female hiker with possible left tibia / fibula fracture.

The hiker was walking when she tripped and injured her left leg. The hiker was hoisted by Air 5 and flown to a nearby hospital.

Most of the Altadena and Sierra Madre Rescue Teams were attending an all day Mountain Rescue Association recertification training in Barstow.

Both rescue teams regularly help each other when one of the teams is busy or needs additional rescuers.

Two hours later at 12:10 pm Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for a cliff rescue in the area of Mt Lowe and a waterfall, no further details.

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team was activated to assist,

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 25th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 25th

Sunday, February 19th

9:00 PM – A petty theft from a vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of Maiden Lane. Stolen: 1998 Honda Accord catalytic converter.

Monday, February 20th

6:00 AM – Mark McGee, 60 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2700 block of Highview Avenue for trespassing and petty theft.
9:15 PM – An attempt vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) attempted to enter the vehicle by prying the cargo door.

Tuesday, February 21st

12:30 PM – Paylyn Amerkhanian, 23 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1700 block of E. Woodbury Road for battery.

Wednesday, February 22nd

8:00 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 1700 block of E. Loma Alta Drive. Stolen: gray cement planters with cactus plant.
9:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Pepper Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by kicking in the front door.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 4th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 4th

Monday, January 30th

7:45 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 500 block of W. Alberta Street. Vehicle described as a blue 2008 GMC Yukon. Vehicle was recovered on 2/1/17 by LAPD Southeast Division.
10:00 PM – A robbery occurred in the 2300 block of Lake Avenue. Suspect armed with a handgun contacted the victim as she was exiting her vehicle and demanded her belongings. Fearing for her safety, the victim handed over her purse and the suspect fled the area. Suspect described as a male Hispanic between 5 feet 1 inches and 5 feet 3 inches. Suspect was armed with a small black handgun. Stolen: gray and white tote bag containing a black wallet, credit cards and currency.

Tuesday, January 31st

7:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing a window screen. Stolen: red safe, gold necklace, diamond ring and currency.

Wednesday through Friday February 1st-3rd

No significant incidents.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Dog Bites 2 Altadena Mountain Team Members as Injured Owner is Rescued

Dog Bites 2 Altadena Mountain Team Members as Injured Owner is Rescued

Two members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) were attacked by a dog whose owner the rescue team was trying to help after getting injured while hiking on the Sam Merrill Trail in the Angeles National Forest Saturday.

The first rescuer luckily had thick gloves on when the dog, a six-year-old Jindo, bit him on the right wrist so the bite did not injure him. The second team member wasn’t as lucky – the dog bit him in the right shoulder, breaking the skin.

Team members said the dog must have been trying to protect its owner, a 62-year-old Pasadena man who was injured when he stepped on uneven ground during the hike.

A post on the Altadena Sheriff’s Station’s Facebook page said the AMRT, composed mostly of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reserve deputies, was called for the rescue at about 12:13 p.m.

The rescue crew located the hiker on the Sam Merrill Trail about 1.5 mile north of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive in Altadena,

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 27th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 27th

Monday, January 23rd

10:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2300 block of Tanoble Drive. Stolen: credit cards.

Tuesday, January 24th

12:33 AM – Hiram Cormier, 40 years old of Hawthorne was arrested in the 1200 block of N. Catalina Avenue for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Wednesday, January 25th

6:30 PM – Sergio Huezo, 39 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Calaveras Street for public intoxication.

Thursday, January 26th

12:00 PM – A package theft occurred in the 1400 block of Crest Drive. Stolen: iPhone.

Friday – Saturday no significant incidents.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 21st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 21st

Monday, January 16th

9:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of E. Calaveras St. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering a window. Stolen: white iPad.

Tuesday, January 17th

10:00 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle described as a green 1996 Honda Accord 4 door.

Wednesday, January 18th

9:00 AM – A package theft occurred in the 1700 block of N. Holliston Avenue. Stolen: snake plant pot, poly tarp and a bamboo tray.
6:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3200 Rubio Canyon Road. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the sliding door. Stolen: gold bracelet.

Thursday, January 19th

12:30 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 50 block of W. Pine Street. Suspect has been identified as a friend of the victim.
11:50 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Midlothian Drive.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 14th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 14th

Sunday, January 8th

12:05 AM – Andre Dillingham, 45 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
12:40 AM – A grand theft from a residence occurred in the 900 block of E. Mendocino Street. Stolen: Winchester shotgun, brown wallet, cellphone, vehicle keys and Ford Contour vehicle. Suspect identified as the victim’s friend.
8:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: camo shoulder bag and toys.
6:00 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred in the 700 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect described as a male, 6 feet, between 180 – 200 pounds. Stolen: black camcorder.

Monday, January 9th

1:45 PM – A package theft occurred in the 2300 block of N. Maiden Lane. Suspects described as two males in a white truck. Stolen: package containing a black workout bicycle.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Reward Extended in Altadena Murder Case

Reward Extended in Altadena Murder Case

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger reestablishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of Marcus Nieto.

Nieto was discovered on the Altadena Crest horse trail by two riders on horseback on February 16, 2013. Investigators have confirmed that Marcus Nieto left his residence to visit an acquaintance in Pomona but may have returned to the Covina/Azusa area at some point before he went missing. The Medical Examiner-Coroner has determined the mode of death to be a homicide. The $20,000 reward offer approved by the Board on April, 2014 has since expired.

Supervisor Barger encourages anyone with information about this heinous crime to contact L.A. County Sheriff Sergeant Robert J. Gray at (323) 890-5500.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Assists in Search of Missing Child, Hikers

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Assists in Search of Missing Child, Hikers

Sunday was a busy evening for members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) as they helped in the search for a child who went missing out of an Altadena group home, and at least two hikers who were overdue while on a hike from Switzer Falls to Altadena.

The first call came at about 5:09 p.m. when the Altadena Sheriff’s Station said they were missing for a critical missing 11-year-old boy, AMRT said in a Facebook post. The child’s family said he could probably have headed towards the hiking trails near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

As team members brought out two ATV’s and four-wheel-drive vehicles, a sharp JPL security officer called and said they have sighted the missing boy. It turned out a person on horseback had located the boy and flagged down staff from the group home who were also out looking for the child.

AMRT members and patrol deputies located the child at Ventura Street and Windsor Avenue in Altadena and took him home.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 7th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 7th

Sunday, January 1st

4:09 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2200 block of Marengo Avenue. Suspect has been identified.
10:00 AM – A petty theft from a business occurred in the 1800 block of N. Allen Avenue. Stolen: propane tanks.

Monday, January 2nd

3:00 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspects described as (2) males. Stolen: laundry detergent.
10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road. Vehicle damage: shattered window.

Tuesday, January 3rd

12:25 AM – Robert Ramirez, 52 years old of Pasadena and Roland Mimms, 46 years old of Pasadena were arrested in the 1800 block of E. Washington Boulevard for possession of a controlled substance.
10:20 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Tanoble Drive. Suspect entered the residence by shattering the patio door windows. Suspect described as a male in a black VW Passat.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 31st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 31st

Sunday, December 25th

1:00 AM – Melody Mendez, 18 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 500 block of W. Woodbury Road for possession of a controlled substance.
4:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 600 block of E. Calaveras Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear glass door. Stolen: unknown.

Monday, December 28th

Boxing Day is celebrated.

Tuesday, December 27th

12:29 AM – A discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling occurred in the 100 block of W. Manor Street. Investigation is on-going.
10:32 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) shattered the passenger window.

Wednesday, December 28th

11:51 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Mesaloa Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Stolen: gold Rolex men’s watch.
12:50 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Hill Avenue.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 24th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 24th

Sunday, December 18th

12:01 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1300 block of Skywood Circle. Stolen: battery charger, charging cords, shoes, vitamins and books.
3:20 AM – Omar Cabrera, 22 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 3200 block of Dabney Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Meadowbrook Road. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: burgundy backpack, black Kindle and books.
10:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 200 block of E. Alta Loma Drive. Vehicle damage: scratches and dents.

Monday, December 19th

1:25 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of Acacia Street. Vehicle described as a green 1997 Honda Accord. Vehicle was recovered on 12/20/2016 by LAPD Southwest Division.
8:11 PM – A battery occurred in the 20 block of E. Woodbury Road. As the victim was walking out of a business the suspect punched the victim in the face for unknown reasons.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gun Shots on Mountain View St. and Glenrose Ave., No One Injured

Gun Shots on Mountain View St. and Glenrose Ave., No One Injured

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:36 p.m. Altadena Sheriff’s Station received a call of gunshots heard, and responding units discovered a shooting had occurred.

An Assault With A Deadly Weapon (Gun) occurred at Mountain View St. and Glenrose Ave, in Altadena. Altadena Sheriff’s units responded to the location regarding a report of gunshots. They were later advised two victims were shot at by an unknown person(s) with an AK-47 type weapon at the location. Deputies spoke with the victims at their residence and saw their dark compact vehicle was shot on the passenger side front door and driver’s side bumper. The victims said when the shooting occurred the suspects were driving a newer model SUV. The suspect vehicle drove south on Glenrose Ave from Mountain View St and out of view. It is unknown if this is gang related.

This is an ongoing investigation, at this time no further details are being released. If anyone saw the incident, details about the crime or has knowledge of any persons involved please contact Altadena Sheriff’s Station (626) 798-1131 or anonymously at 1(800) 222-8477(TIPS) or http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 17th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 17th

Sunday, December 11th

8:00 PM – A business vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: exterior spray painted.

Monday, December 12th

8:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of BraeburnRoad. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear glass door. Stolen: wooden jewelry box, rose gold ring, gold necklace with triangle pendant and gold charm, costume jewelry and a gold pocket watch.
9:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1500 block of N. Allen Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black case containing a light kit, flood lights and spot light.

Tuesday, December 13th

10:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black GoPro video camera.
3:00 PM – A bicycle was found in the 2500 block of Marengo Avenue. Bicycle described as a black and white Easton C9K boy’s 18 speed.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 10th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 10th

Sunday, December 4th

12:05 PM – Jose Bolanos, 35 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Summit Avenue for public intoxication.
4:00 PM – Joshua Fisher, 26 years old of Upland was arrested in the 2200 block of Marengo Avenue for assault with a deadly weapon.

Monday, December 5th

1:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3700 block of El Sereno Avenue. Stolen: black iPhone 7 Plus and black iPhone case.

Tuesday, December 6th

7:15 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the passenger window. Stolen: tan leather purse and a black Michael Kors wallet.

Wednesday, December 7th

9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Poppyfields Avenue. Suspect entered the residence via unknown means. Suspect described as a male Black, 6 feet 1 inch with dreadlocks.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Woman Injured in Saturday Night Shooting as She Walked to Christmas Tree Lane Lighting, Suspect in Custody

Woman Injured in Saturday Night Shooting as She Walked to Christmas Tree Lane Lighting, Suspect in Custody

 

On Saturday evening at 6:45 p.m., an assault with a deadly weapon occurred at the north-west corner of North El Molino Avenue and Alameda Street, Altadena, Altadena Sheriff’s deputies said.

The victim was walking with her family towards the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Santa Rosa Avenue and was struck by one bullet.

The victim sustained a minor bruise and a laceration to the back of her head. The victim’s family members saw a beige SUV leaving the intersection with a female Hispanic driver.

Responding deputies later recovered a 22 caliber shell casing from the scene, but had very little to work with. Several hours later the Altadena Sheriff’s Station received a telephone call from a female that identified herself as the driver of the beige SUV and said she was in the city of Los Angeles.

She provided additional information that led Altadena Deputies and LAPD Officers to a house in the city of El Sereno where the shooter,

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 3rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 3rd

Sunday, November 27th

10:11 PM – Jose Diaz, 45 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for domestic battery.

Monday, November 28th

1:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of W. Harriet Street. Vehicle described as a brown 2015 Kia Forte 4-door.
3:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: blue purse and blue laptop.
7:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 200 block of E. Sacramento Street. Stolen: silver iPhone 6.

Tuesday, November 29th

6:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 500 block of W. Calaveras Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: currency.

Wednesday, November 30th

1:50 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1200 block of E. Woodbury Road.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tips on How to Avoid Gift Card Scams

Tips on How to Avoid Gift Card Scams

The old saying, “too good to be true”, it probably is.

Be careful this holiday season, criminals are taking advantage of the of the popular trend of holiday gift cards.

Be wary of buying gift cards at auction. Craigslist, Letgo and Ebay are excellent places to buy and sell used items, but it is difficult to varify if the gift cards are valid or not.

Purchase gift cards directly from the business. Money may be saved with buying gift cards from third party vendors, again, they may not be valid cards.

Be careful purchasing cards from the store shelve.

1. Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you can see a PIN number, put the card back and get a different one. If a gift card looks like it could have been tampered with, don’t buy that gift card.

2. Always ask the store cashier to scan the gift card in front of you.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 26th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 26th

Sunday, November 20th

4:52 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of E. Midwick Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear patio door. Stolen: none.
6:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 200 block of Laurel Drive. Stolen: 2008 Dodge Charger and firearm. Vehicle and firearm were recovered in the city of Pasadena.

Monday, November 21st

1:53 PM – Bartlett Smith, 27 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Woodbury Road and Lincoln Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
7:34 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3300 block of GlenroseAvenue. Vehicle was recovered in the immediate area and (2) juveniles were apprehended. Investigation is on-going.
8:00 PM – A petty theft from a vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of E. Elizabeth Street. Stolen: 2002 Honda Accord catalytic converter.
10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 400 block of Figueroa Drive.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 18th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 18th

Sunday, November 13th

No significant incidents.

Monday, November 14th

No significant incidents.

Tuesday, November 15th

9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Meadowbrook Road. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear bedroom sliding door. Stolen: silver Macbook Pro.
12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Santa Rosa Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the patio door(s). Items stolen were recovered.
4:45 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Ave. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black purse, wallet and currency.
5:34 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of E. Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the patio door(s). Stolen: none.

Wednesday, November 16th

10:20 AM – Carlos Navarro, 19 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for shoplifting.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 12th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 12th

Sunday, November 6th

2:15 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Skyview Drive. Stolen: blow dryer, thermal stove, flat irons, shears, pressing combs, clippers and brushes.

Monday, November 7th

7:15 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lake Avenue. Vehicle damage: dent on hood.
3:30 PM – A package theft occurred in the 2800 block of El Nido Drive. Suspects described as two female Blacks between 20 – 25 years old. Suspects last seen entering a white Lexus. Stolen: electric miter saw, curry packets, and infrared markers.
4:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of New York Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the screen. Stolen: black and cream Persian rug, Orogold skincare products and costume jewelry.
4:56 PM – Erin Gonzalez, 35 years old Pasadena, Kevin Cameron, 55 years old of Altadena and Richard Woodard, 55 years old of Los Angeles were arrested in the 70 block of Mountain View Street from drinking in public.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 29th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 29th

Sunday, October 23rd

2:00 AM – Pastor Villatoro, 24 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Navarro Avenue for public intoxication.
4:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of E. Sacramento Street. Suspect has been identified as the victim’s boyfriend.
6:40 AM – A robbery occurred in the 2000 block of Sinaloa Avenue. An argument ensued between the victim and suspect regarding loud music. As the victim attempted to take a picture of the suspect, the suspect grabbed the victim’s cellphone and fled the area. Suspect has been identified as a neighbor.
1:42 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of W. Mendocino Street. The vehicle was recovered by Pasadena Police Department later in the day.
7:45 PM – Henry Winter, 42 years old of Arcadia was arrested in the 1000 block of Morada Place for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Monday, October 24th

10:24 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 900 block of E.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 15th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 15th

Monday, October 10th

12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of N. Holliston Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the window. Stolen: jewelry.
2:38 PM – Luis Castaneda, 46 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for domestic violence.
7:24 PM – Darryl Davis, 45 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 3300 block of La Corona Avenue for domestic violence.

Tuesday, October 11th

9:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the1600 block of Allen Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via the doggy door. Stolen: unknown.
8:50 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Morada Place. Stolen: credit cards.

Wednesday, October 12th

11:16 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of Glenrose Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via the rear door. Stolen: Air Jordan shoes.
3:30 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred in the 800 block of E.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 8th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 8th

Sunday, October 2nd

4:35 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of Gaywood Drive. Suspect(s) entered the location via the unsecured garage door. Stolen: black mountain bike and orange Matco tool box.
6:30 PM – Sara Fabel, 29 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2800 block of Glenrose Avenue for domestic violence.

Monday, October 3rd

8:12 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of Ventura Street. Vehicle described as a black 2004 Mercedes 320.

Tuesday, October 4th

7:30 AM – A petty theft occurred in the area of Santa Rosa Avenue and Woodbury Road. Suspect has been identified as a juvenile.
10:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1300 block of Hull Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Stolen: unknown.
1:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3300 block of Tonia Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 1st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 1st

Sunday, September 25th

1:20 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Bowring Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the passenger window. Stolen: silver iPhone 6S, brown wallet, and currency.

Monday, September 26th

2:30 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 800 block of Alameda Street. Stolen: black leather wallet, black and grey backpack, and currency.
9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of E. Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured rear window. Stolen: gray safe, personal documents and currency.
5:30 PM – A vandalism occurred in the 4300 block of Rising Hill Road. Suspect(s) damaged the mailbox with an unknown object.
8:44 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of N. Raymond Avenue. Vehicle described as a black 2006 Nissan 350z.

Tuesday, September 27th

6:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 4500 block of El Prieto Road.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 24th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 24th

Sunday, September 18th

12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: white iPod, LG cellphone, various backpacks, pictures and currency.

Monday, September 19th

1:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of Craig Avenue. Stolen: iPod and currency.
2:00 AM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered a window with an unknown object.
11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: cosmetic bag.

Tuesday, September 20th

12:57 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by prying the rear door. Loss: currency.
10:12 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 800 block of E. Sacramento Street.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Woman Attacked with Machete During Family Disturbance

Woman Attacked with Machete During Family Disturbance

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1500 block of East Altadena Drive this afternoon regarding a family disturbance.

When they arrived, deputies found a woman who was bleeding profusely who told them she had been attacked by a man who lives at the residence who used a machete to cut her.

The suspect had fled the location in an unknown direction driving a sedan-type vehicle immediately after the attack, she told deputies.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for a laceration to the head. The victim’s injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The suspect has been identified however, his name is not being released based upon this being an on-going investigation.

This case will later be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 17th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 17th

Sunday, September 11th

3:47 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Craig Avenue. Suspect described as a male, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet, 160 -175 pounds wearing a white t-shirt, shorts and white knee high socks. Stolen: currency.

Monday, September 12th

12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Stolen: purse, sunglasses, credit cards, iPhone 6, cosmetic bag and currency.

Tuesday, September 13th

12:34 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of E. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) entered the garage via the unsecured door. Stolen: black bicycle, blue bicycle, and a green bicycle.
10:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the front passenger window. Stolen: black purse, purple wallet, driver’s license and currency.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 10th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 10th

Sunday, September 4th

12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Stolen: Hello Kitty purse, Louis Vuitton wallet, credit cards and currency.
11:49 PM – Bryan Reedy, 44 years old of Costa Mesa was arrested in the 700 block of New York Drive for possession of a controlled substance.
4:00 PM – A theft of mail was reported in the 3600 block of Glenrose Avenue. Suspect(s) stolen mail by tampering with the mailbox.

Monday, September 5th

No significant incidents.

Tuesday, September 6th

4:36 PM – Tyler Edwards, 26 years old of Alhambra was arrested in the area of Mar Vista Avenue and Atchison Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, September 7th

7:10 PM – Robert Robinson, 26 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 50 block of La Venezia Court for possession of counterfeit US currency.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 3rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 3rd

Sunday, August 28th

1:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 400 block of E. Alameda Street. Vehicle damage: punctured tires.

Monday, August 29th

10:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Crosby Street. Suspect(s) entered the garage by cutting the padlock. Stolen: red Honda leaf blower.

Tuesday, August 30th

4:46 AM – An attempted grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 200 block of W. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) attempted to remove the catalytic converter.
6:44 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1800 block of E. Mendocino Street. Vehicle stolen: white 2002 Ford Explorer.
8:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Stolen: blue purse, black Samsung Galaxy, credit cards, and currency.

Wednesday, August 31st

3:42 PM – Michael Martinez, 28 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Acacia Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 27th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 27th

Sunday, August 21st

3:13 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2300 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspects described as a male White, 16 – 20 years old and a male Black, 16 – 20 years old. Suspects entered the location by shattering the front door. Stolen: cash register and currency.
5:16 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2400 block of Olive Avenue. The vehicle was recovered in the immediate area after reports were made of a traffic collision. The driver of the stolen vehicle was not located.

Monday, August 22nd

12:43 AM – A fire occurred in the area of Mount Curve Avenue and Marengo Avenue. A motorhome was damaged by fire as a result of an electrical malfunction. No injuries.
5:08 PM – David Alcorn, 51 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Maiden Lane and Morada Place for possession of a controlled substance.
5:08 PM – Christopher Baca,

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Over Two Dozen Rescuers Retrieve Injured Hiker Who Fell “Over the Edge” Off Shortcut into Poison Ivy

Over Two Dozen Rescuers Retrieve Injured Hiker Who Fell “Over the Edge” Off Shortcut into Poison Ivy

A 51-year-woman required a helicopter rescue after a hiking accident Sunday night in the Inspiration Point area of the Los Angeles National Forest. There has been a significant rise in rescues like this one over the past few years.

The woman, who had fallen in poison oak leaves after taking an off-trail shortcut, was heard crying for help by another hiker who contacted authorities around 8:20 p.m., according to Dan Paige, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy who is a part of Altadena’s Mountain Rescue Team, a volunteer group that helps save hikers in danger.

“We lowered a paramedic down within 30 minutes of the call to who we thought was the victim. We found someone yelling and waving at us with a flashlight, but ended up actually being the informant,” Paige said. “We could still hear the victim screaming out there, but didn’t know where she was. After about an hour and a half, we spotted her. She was in a very precarious spot, about 100 feet over the side of the trail.”

A paramedic then hoisted her out via a helicopter and they started treating her for various injuries.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 20th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 20th

Monday, August 15th

12:00 AM – A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2600 block of Lake Avenue. Stolen: black Tom Tom, brown Michael Kors sunglass case and brown Michael Kors sunglasses.
5:02 AM – Pedro Orozco, 22 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Figueroa Drive and Olive Avenue for robbery. Suspect Orozco was armed with a knife.
12:47 PM – A battery occurred in the 2200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect described as a black female, 25 – 30 years old, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches. The suspect was last seen entering a grey Jeep Cherokee being drive by a black male.

Tuesday, August 16th

5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3400 block of Chaney Trail. Suspect(s) entered the location via the garage door by using bodily force. Stolen: weed wacker, grinding machine and a welding torch.

Wednesday, August 17th

4:01 PM – Tina Picinisco,

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Friday, August 26, 2016

$20,000 Reward Offered to Help Find Killer Who Gunned Down A 4-year old Boy in Altadena Last Month

$20,000 Reward Offered to Help Find Killer Who Gunned Down A 4-year old Boy in Altadena Last Month

L.A. County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau investigators made a public plea Thursday in front of the house on the 300 block of West Figueroa Dr. in Altadena where Salvador Esperanza III was killed, asking for help in locating the suspects who fatally shot and killed the 4 year old boy in the front yard. A $20,000 reward has been offered in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the suspect responsible.

“We don’t have much of a description right now. That night, there were quite a few people on the street so we were told that a few people saw what happened, just no one has come forward to help identify that individual,” explained L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Homicide Detective Lt. John Corina.

Four year old Salvador Esperanza III of Monrovia was with his parents on July 5 visiting a friend’s home on the corner of Olive and Figueroa in Altadena when and unknown suspect fired numerous rounds in the direction of the house killing Esparza and injuring a 27 year old black male,

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Inebriated Teenager Requires Helicopter Hoist for Echo Mountain Rescue, Arrested with 3 Others

Inebriated Teenager Requires Helicopter Hoist for Echo Mountain Rescue, Arrested with 3 Others

Fire along with search and rescue crews spent early Saturday morning rescuing four inebriated teenagers — one who was so incapacitated a helicopter was required to hoist and carry her from the mountain.

The rescue was launched shortly after 2 a.m. when authorities received a report of two unconscious persons seen above the water tank across Echo Mountain, above Altadena.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team along with Los Angeles County Fire Department began searching the mountains for the hikers.

Altadena rescue team members hiked into the the fire break area of the mountain and soon made voice contact with several of the hikers, who said they were disoriented on the steep hillside in the darkness.

It was apparent the hikers were under the influence, authorities said, and the hikers “soon admitted to drinking alcohol.”

One of the hikers, a female juvenile was too inebriated to hike out, even with rescuers assistance.

A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter was used to help search for the hikers and also to hoist the female hiker.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 13th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 13th

Sunday, August 7th

2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Beverly Drive. Suspect(s) entered the location via the open garage door. Stolen: white and black Cannondale Hybrid bicycle.

Monday, August 8th

10:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: red wallet containing credit cards and currency.
11:15 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1900 of E. Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: iPad, sunglasses, clothing and a backpack.

Tuesday, August 9th

4:52 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 70 block of Mountain View Street. Vehicle described as a gold 1991 Acura Integra.

Wednesday, August 10th

2:40 AM – Hiram Cormier, 39 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Washington Boulevard and Lake Avenue for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

No Injuries in Shooting Last Night

No Injuries in Shooting Last Night

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said today a shooting occurred Friday night at 11:31 p.m.  in the 2600 block of Glen Avenue. There were no injuries. An unoccupied parked vehicle was struck.

A resident told Altadena Now she heard five shots.

In the wake of recent shootings, Altadena Sheriff’s Station have increased staffing with extra patrol units.

It is unknown if last nights shooting was related to any gang activity.

In a statement, the Department said “we are actively investigating this case. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is asked to contact Altadena Detective Bureau. (626) 798-1131.”

 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Releases Information About Spate of 4 Recent Shootings

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Releases Information About Spate of 4 Recent Shootings

In the past few weeks there have been several shootings in the Altadena area.

The Los Angeles Conty Sheriff’s Department, in a statement Tuesday night, said that although “we can share some additional details about the incidents, however, there are some aspects we cannot share concerning the crimes due to ongoing investigations.”

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a couple of the shootings may be gang related, Sheriff’s Department officials said.

“Stopping violent acts such as these will take all of the Altadena community to work with Law Enforcement and share information to help solve and stop these incidents from occurring,” the statement said.

Here is what the Sheriff’s Department shared about the recent shootings:

On Monday, July 25, 2016, at 11:00 pm, an adult male and female were in a car in the 600 block of East Pine St. The male victim sustained a wound to his left palm and right wrist. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 6th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 6th

Sunday, July 31st

12:11 AM – Dalonte Andrews, 25 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for domestic violence.
9:08 PM – Three juveniles were taken into custody in the 2900 block of N. El Nido Drive for battery and residential vandalism.

Monday, August 1st

9:50 PM – A battery with a water bottle occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect identified as the victim’s ex-boyfriend.
10:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect is the victim’s ex-girlfriend.

Tuesday, August 2nd

1:59 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon (hands/feet) occurred in the 1500 block of Coolidge Avenue. The victims were walking northbound on Coolidge when they were approached by a male White in his 20’s and (2) male Blacks in their 20’s. The suspects punched and kicked the victims and fled the area.
8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 700 block of W.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers Join Youth for Basketball and BBQ

Law Enforcement Officers Join Youth for Basketball and BBQ

Last month Captain Vicki Stuckey of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement officers visited Hathaway-Sycamores. They came for a spirited game of basketball and to enjoy some tasty barbeque with the boys at our El Nido residential campus.

The visiting team included deputies, firefighters, probation officers and volunteers. “The Goal is very simple, to improve the relationship between our community, our foster youth and our law enforcement,” according to Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President Joe Ford. Joe encouraged the boys to make some friends, ask some questions. It is his hope that the boys will see them as people. As Deputy Scott Rule said, “This is the start. We’ve got to start somewhere.” The basketball game and barbeque was the second in a series of ongoing activities planned to build good relationships between the youth and law enforcement officers. We were honored to have Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich join us for the festivities too!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 30th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 30th

Sunday, July 24th

6:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of W. Pine Street. Vehicle damage: shattered window.

Monday, July 25th

7:30 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 3300 block of Lake Avenue. Stolen: vehicle registration tags.
9:30 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 2300 block of Grandeur Avenue. Stolen: LG television 47 inch, LG sound bar, Xbox game console, PlayStation 3, Toshiba laptop, subwoofer, Wii game control, iPad mini, Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.
11:07 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 600 block of E. Pine Street. Victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, July 26th

1:29 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Woodbury Road. Victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. Investigation is ongoing.
2:15 AM – A shooting at an inhabited dwelling occurred in the 200 block of W.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 23rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 23rd

Sunday, July 17th

2:00 PM – Frank Garcia, 34 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the 300 block of Crosby Street for battery.
5:43 PM – A package theft occurred in the 10 block W. of Pine Street. Suspect described as a male Black. Stolen: climbing shoes.

Monday, July 18th

11:50 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the front passenger window.
4:00 PM – A business vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the front glass door.

Tuesday, July 19th

12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2400 block of N. El Molino Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via the rear window. Stolen: 3rd row seats to a Chevrolet Suburban.

Thursday, July 21st

1:00 PM – A telephone scam incident occurred in the 1000 block of Alta Pine Drive. The victim received a phone call from an unknown male who posed as her grandson and requested money to be bailed out from jail.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 16th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 16th

Sunday, July 10th

8:45 AM – A battery occurred in the 900 block of E. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a male Hispanic, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet, short black hair, no facial hair, wearing a turquoise short sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The suspect was seen leaving the area in a silver 1990’s Honda Accord.
5:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the area of Sonoma Drive and Mar Vista Avenue. Stolen: black MacBook Pro and black computer bag.

Monday, July 11th

12:51 AM – Larry Hughes, 49 years old of San Pedro was arrested in the 2200 block of E. Crary Street for possession of a controlled substance.
1:15 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2500 block of N. Lake Avenue. Vehicle described as a red 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Vehicle is currently outstanding.
10:40 PM – Two vehicle burglaries occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Advisory: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Statement on the Attack on Nice, France

Advisory: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Statement on the Attack on Nice, France

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nice, France as they work to deal with the challenging and troubling circumstances created by this horrific attack. Los Angeles County is made up of a unique and diverse population. It is home to people from all over the world, including France. We stand united with our French residents, locally and globally. We at the LA County Sheriff’s Department send compassion and prayers to those families who lost loved ones today.

While there are no specific or credible threats received by law enforcement for the greater Los Angeles area, our personnel maintain a heightened state of situational awareness and remain vigilant in the protection of our communities. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department employs thousands of uniformed deputy sheriffs who are on-duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling and protecting the many diverse and varying communities we serve throughout Los Angeles County.

As we go about our day, we ask the public to remain vigilant and report any information about potential incidents to their local law enforcement.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Advisory: For the Safe Player in You, LASD Shows You How to PokemonGo

Advisory: For the Safe Player in You, LASD Shows You How to PokemonGo

By JUANITA NAVARRO-SUAREZ, Deputy Sheriff’s Information Bureau

No. Your boss is not delusional. Neither is your best friend. They are among the many people hunting to be the next star trainer in the real world of PokémonGO.

Although your personal trainer may be excited for you as you venture burning those calories around many different places, we too enjoy a good workout! Many of our deputies continue to capture Pokémon and want to share some secrets in becoming the ultimate Ash Ketchum:

-Don’t play while driving. The last thing we need is a dead Pokémon.

-Stay vigilant as you play. Distraction can cause injuries, especially when you walk into traffic.

-Play in well-lit areas. As far as we know, there are no glow-in-the-dark Pokémon.

-If you suspect you are being followed, yell for help and use your phone to call 9-1-1.

-Gamers are strangers, too. Just because they like Pokémon does not mean they will be nice to you.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 9th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 9th

Sunday, July 3rd

2:20 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 70 block of W. Pine Street. Damage: shattered window

Monday, July 4th

12:24 AM – Jimmy Mejia, 24 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue & Washington Boulevard for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
6:45 PM – William Depaz, 24 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and Ganesha Avenue for possession of drug paraphernalia.
8:45 PM – Jose De La Torre, 29 years old of Pasadena and Lorenzo Robles, 18 years old of Pasadena were arrested in the 200 block of Ventura Street for illegal possession of fireworks.
9:00 PM – Christopher Lomeli, 26 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 100 block of W. Figueroa Drive for illegal possession of fireworks.
9:20 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 1700 block of Allen Avenue. Damage: shattered window.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 2nd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 2nd

Sunday, June 26th

1:10 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Craig Avenue. Stolen: insurance card. …
1:00 PM – Fred Barnes, 80 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for petty theft.
9:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of Midlothian Drive. Stolen: vehicle manual, registration and insurance card.
10:25 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of N. Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the vehicle window.

Monday, June 27th

8:30 PM – John Weaver, 52 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 600 block of Church Canyon Place for battery of a fireman.

Tuesday, June 28th

6:45 AM – A residential fire occurred in the 2100 block of Grand Oaks Avenue. Structure damage only.
2:43 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen in the area of Sonoma Drive and Mar Vista Avenue.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tragic Attack Leaves Little Boy Dead

Tragic Attack Leaves Little Boy Dead

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left one man injured and a little boy dead Tuesday night.

Detectives learned that at approximately 10:30pm, on July 5, 2016, a drive-by shooting occurred in the 300 block of Figueroa Drive, Altadena. An unknown suspect drove up to the residence and fired rounds toward a residence, striking both victims whom were on the porch.

The adult victim, male-Black, 27-years-old, and the boy, male-Hispanic, 4-years-old, were transported to a local hospital.

The boy was later pronounced dead.

The adult victim was a family friend visiting the residents and is not related to the child.

The suspect, described only as an adult male-Black, was driving a dark-colored or black car. It is unknown if there are any additional suspects or if this incident was gang related.

The investigation is active and on-going.

There is no further information at this time.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 24th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 24th

Sunday, June 19th

2:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle damage: shattered window.

Monday, June 20th

12:53 AM – Prisiliano Oliva, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of N. Raymond Avenue for spousal battery.

Tuesday, June 21st

12:35 PM – An indecent exposure incident occurred in the 100 block of W. Altadena Drive. Suspect described as a male Black with braided hair wearing a dark blue or black t–shirt. Suspect was driving a black Volkswagen Bug.
5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 700 block of Royce Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Stolen: Sony car stereo and various construction tools.
5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Harding Avenue. Suspects(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: A/C units and Samsung 42 inch television.
10:24 PM – Nelson Munoz,

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Major Damage Throughout Altadena Home Early Tuesday as Fire Erupts in Back Bedroom

Major Damage Throughout Altadena Home Early Tuesday as Fire Erupts in Back Bedroom

A single story home in the 2100 block of Grand Oaks Avenue suffered “major damage throughout” after an early Tuesday morning fire erupted in a back bedroom. There were no injuries to the occupants.

A Los Angles County Fire Department spokesperson said the blaze was called in 6:44 a.m.

Neighbors saw smoke around 6:45 a.m. and started banging on the door to alert the occupants, a witness said.

Responding crews were able to knock down the blaze by 7:09 a.m., but by that time the fire had caused extensive damage.

Pasadena Fire Department sent an engine to “assist,” said spokesperson Lisa Derderian.

Authorities were working to discover the cause of the blaze. Investigators were on scene interviewing the home’s occupants even as crews remained at the scene were overhauling.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 18th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 18th

Sunday, June 12th

9:00 PM – James Price, 39 years old of Pomona was arrested in the 3300 block of Thurin Avenue for domestic battery.

Monday, June 13th

11:25 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect identified as the ex-boyfriend of the witness.

Tuesday, June 14th

6:45 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 1500 block of Roosevelt Avenue. Stolen: BF Goodrich tire.
6:30 PM – A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 700 block of Alberta Street. Stolen: Dewalt drill, Makita skill-saw, Milwaikee saws-all, Bosch electric sander, Milwaukee electric sander, Hilti electric sander, Ryobi electric sander, Dewalt saw blade, Diablo saw blade, tool bag containing drill bits, and various wrenches.

Wednesday, June 15th

12:36 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the window to enter the business to obtain food and drinks.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 11th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 11th

Sunday, June 5th

9:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black iPhone 6.
5:25 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2200 block of Washington Boulevard. Vehicle was recovered by West Covina Police Department on 6/7/2016.

Monday, June 6th

12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: women’s clothing and a rubber pool raft.
3:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: shattered window.

Tuesday, June 7th

10:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 10 block of E. Manor Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured window. Stolen: black X-Box game console.
4:00 PM – A grand theft from a residence occurred in the 2000 block of Midwick Drive.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 4th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 4th

Sunday, May 29th

12:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 500 block of Mountain View Street. Damage: shattered side view mirror.
11:00 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2300 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the window. Stolen: unknown.

Monday, May 30th

5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: currency.
6:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of N. Roosevelt Avenue. Stolen: brown & gold Coach wallet, black leather wallet, credit cards and currency.
9:00 PM – Steven Pike, 24 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2100 block of N. El Sereno Avenue for assault with a deadly weapon and vehicle vandalism.

Tuesday, May 31st

7:33 PM – Lacelle Waller, 43 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Howard Street for resisting a peace officer,

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Search and Rescue Missions in Nearby Wilderness Areas Soar

Search and Rescue Missions in Nearby Wilderness Areas Soar

Rescues in the canyons and mountains north of Altadena have risen dramatically so far this year and will mark a 50 percent increase over last year if stranded and injured hikers and animals continue to require emergency responses at the current rate.

“We’ve been getting at least one to two calls per week in 2016 alone,” said Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Paige, Coordinator for the volunteer Altadena Mountain Rescue Team.

Emergency calls have resulted in 58 rescue missions for the team since January, Paige said. This number compares to 88 for all of 2015.

“It’s too early to tell if it’s a substantially high number of calls being only halfway through the year, but we are definitely busy,” said Paige.

The team has responded to two deaths so far this year. Last month, 57-year-old San Diego doctor died while piloting a single engine airplane which crashed and burned at the 4,000 foot elevation on the rugged cliffside of Brown Mountain.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 28th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 28th

Sunday, May 22nd

1:53 AM – A juvenile, 16 years old from San Bernardino was arrested in the 2200 block of El Sereno Avenue for being in possession of a firearm and criminal threats.

Monday, May 23rd

1:52 AM – Jeremy Sepulveda, 35 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the area of Montana Street and Garfield Avenue for possession of marijuana.

6:45 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 700 block of E. Mariposa Street. The suspect shattered the front window. Suspect has been identified as the victim’s son.

Tuesday, May 24th

10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of E. Palm Street. Suspect(s) entered the location via the patio door. Stolen: Craftsman drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, and a PlayStation 3.

6:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of E. Sacramento Street. Suspect(s) entered the location via the unlocked front door.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

LASD Homicide Det’s Seek Info in Altadena Shooting Death, Present $20K Reward from Board of Supervisors

LASD Homicide Det’s Seek Info in Altadena Shooting Death, Present $20K Reward from Board of Supervisors

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, Victim Christopher Walker was shot to death near the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Calaveras Street, Altadena, while patronizing a local restaurant. About 4:30 p.m., as Christopher sat on the outdoor patio, a light-colored sedan drove up. A passenger got out of the car and fired a gun multiple times at the young man, striking him.

Christopher was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Christopher was just 29 years old at the time of his death. He grew up in Altadena and was working in Los Angeles. He moved to Arizona just after high school for work, but recently moved back to be closer to family and friends. Christopher was the eldest of three children. He left behind his mother, father and two sisters.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is offering a $20,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of Christopher Walker.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 21st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 21st

Sunday, May 15th

12:30 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2800 block of Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: tan Coach cross body bag, credit cards, phone charger, vehicle remote key and currency.

Monday, May 16th

4:13 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2200 block of Casitas Avenue. Vehicle described as a blue 1971 Chevrolet pick-up.
8:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 300 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: unknown.

Tuesday, May 17th

9:48 AM – A package theft occurred in the 1800 block of E. Altadena Drive. Possible suspect described as a male Hispanic wearing a blue Dodgers hat in a silver vehicle. Stolen: package containing glucose monitor.
11:14 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1300 block of New York Drive. Suspect Ivan Cortes-Ortega, 18 years old of Pasadena and a juvenile, 16 years old of Pasadena were taken into custody.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 14th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 14th

Monday, May 9th

12:53 AM – Joseph Absi, 28 years old from Pasadena was arrested in the 1800 block of E. Washington Boulevard for possession of a controlled substance.
2:28 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2400 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by removing the vent opening on the roof. Stolen: unknown.
8:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of Zane Grey Terrace. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen. Stolen: iPad.

Tuesday, May 10th

12:10 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1900 block of N. Craig Avenue. Stolen: cigarette lighter and currency.
3:00 AM – Two vehicle burglaries occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicles by shattering the rear window. Stolen: unknown.
4:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of Grand Oaks Avenue.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies Catch Two Suspected Burglars Right After Break-in

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies Catch Two Suspected Burglars Right After Break-in

Today at 11:14 am a call came into our station for house on the 1300 block of New York Dr. that was just burglarized. The suspects were still in the area, and our quick thinking watch deputy make a loudspeaker announcement to the entire station.

Detectives, Sergeants and office staff raced out of the station and started to surround the area where the suspects were last seen. We recieved word the suspects were now seen down the street from the house that was just burgled. Within seconds units had the pair detained.

The persons detained are an 18 y/o and a juvenile both residing in Pasadena. Another great show of teamwork, and a big thank you to the citizens who spotted the pair and called our station. The investigation is still ongoing.

Pictured is Captain Stuckey who was working day shift patrol, was with the group of deputies who found the suspected burglars.

If if you see something,

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeks Public’s Help to Find Suspect Who Allegedly Stole Cellphone

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeks Public’s Help to Find Suspect Who Allegedly Stole Cellphone

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s help in locating a man who is suspected of stealing a cellphone from a Verizon Wireless store in Altadena last month.

The store is located at 2230 Lincoln Avenue.

Deputies said the theft occurred at about 9 p.m. when the suspect, described as male Hispanic, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 160 and 180 pounds, entered the store and asked an employee about cellphone plans.

As the employee retrieved a brochure for him, the suspect grabbed a cellphone from the display, and ran out of the store.

The suspect had short dark hair, a goatee, and was wearing a blue jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and white shoes, according to the description.

Anyone with information about the suspect is advised to contact the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at (626) 798-1131.

 

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Altadena Deputies Nab Sexual Assault Suspect

Altadena Deputies Nab Sexual Assault Suspect

Patrol Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s, Altadena station worked every angle to positively identify and arrest a suspect responsible for several sexual assaults along the Lake Avenue corridor of Altadena.

On April 15, 2016, a victim was touched inappropriately and a suspect was ultimately arrested. The suspect is being held in custody and awaiting a jury trial. Altadena patrol deputies worked closely with detectives and the victim of this most recent assault to positively identify the suspect. The suspect was also subsequently linked with at least five other incidents.

Over the past seven months the Lake Ave. corridor in Altadena has experienced several incidents of sexual battery, (inappropriate touching). Investigators believe there may be unreported victims. Investigators are seeking any additional victims that may have been touched inappropriately within the nearby community, and have not reported the incident to police.

Any victims or anyone with information are asked to call Detective Derric Taylor at (626) 296-2115 or email dhtaylor@LASD.org.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 7th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, May 7th

Sunday, May 1st

1:20 AM – Mukri Ordonez, 19 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Raymond Avenue for public intoxication.
8:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of El Sol Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: construction tools.
2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Altadena Drive and Midwick Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: tan canvas bag, black/brown wallet, credit cards, and keys.
9:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Stolen: black wallet, credit card, and currency.

Monday, May 2nd

1:00 AM – A business burglary occurred in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Drive. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the front glass door. Stolen: silver Go Pro camera, silver MacBook Pro, black Samsung tablet, and currency.
1:30 PM – Brandon Bartlett,

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 30th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 30th

Sunday, April 17th

11:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the rear window. Stolen: black purse, black/gold wallet, credit cards, make up bag, currency.
2:20 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: silver Macbook, black laptop cover, currency.

Monday, April 18th

No Significant Incidents.

Tuesday, April 19th

9:28 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Country Club Drive. Suspect entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Suspect described as a male, Hispanic wearing a beige baseball cap, green shirt, driving an older model white Honda Accord. Stolen: black purse, black wallet, currency.
10:00 PM – A vandalism occurred in the 2200 block of Country Club Drive. Suspect(s) sprayed a window screen.

Wednesday, April 20th

11:00 AM – Oscar Villamil,

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies Find Stolen Car, Arrest Driver

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies Find Stolen Car, Arrest Driver

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies from the Altadena Station,searching for a stolen vehicle reportedly driving in northeast Altadena around 4 p.m., found the car and arrested the driver.

Pasadena Police had received the report and put up a police helicopter.

When they requested assistance, Altadena deputies searched throughout west Altadena for the stolen vehicle, and soon located the vehicle on Lincoln Avenue and Acacia Street.

A felony traffic stop was made and Lincoln Avenue north of Woodbury was shut down for a short period of time.

The 27-year-old male driver was arrested driving a 2015 Jaguar stolen in La Crescenta. Lincoln Avenue is now open.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 16th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 16th

Sunday, April 10th

4:46 AM – Christian Guillen, 25 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2000 block of Lewis Avenue for residential burglary. The suspect entered the residence via the unsecured rear door. The victim observed the suspect and yelled for her father. Suspect was detained by the victim until deputies arrived.

Monday, April 11th

No significant incidents.

Tuesday, April 12th

5:31 PM – Rhonda Hopkins, 24 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for assault with a deadly weapon.

Wednesday, April 13th

8:30 PM – Jesse Munoz, 25 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 100 block of W. Harriet Street for battery.

Thursday, April 14th

6:58 PM – Jose Machado, 35 years old of Victorville was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 9th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 9th

Sunday, April 3rd

7:30 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2500 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle: silver 2005 Kia Optima.
6:58 PM – A robbery occurred in the 1500 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect is known. Stolen: Vizio 39” flat screen television, LG cellphone, Samsung Galaxy 4 cellphone, brown wallet, currency.

Monday, April 4th

1:18 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 2500 block of El Molino Avenue. Suspect described as a male, Black, 25 – 30 years old. Stolen: blue men’s bicycle 3 speed.
6:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the storage cabinet via unknown means. Stolen: Toms drums, Ludwig snare drum, Yamaha snare drum, various accessories, padlock.
10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Mar Vista Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unlocked rear door. Stolen: costume jewelry.
10:15 AM – Marlinna Estrada,

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Altadena Man Accused of Firebombing Store With Two Victims Inside Ordered to Stand Trial

Altadena Man Accused of Firebombing Store With Two Victims Inside Ordered to Stand Trial

An Altadena man who allegedly led authorities on a 3-hour car chase and later allegedly firebombed a Pasadena water store with two people inside the building in 2015 was ordered to stand trial for the seven charges against him on Thursday.

Karnik Kendirian, 48, is accused of attempted murder and arson after allegedly using gasoline to deliberately set fire to SoCal Water in the 1600 block of East Washington Blvd. on November 20, 2015, officials said.

Kendirian’s arraignment is scheduled for April 22, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.

Authorities allege that Kendirian broke a plate glass window, threw a gasoline can inside the business and then ignited the gasoline at about 1:20 a.m.

The business has an attached residence. The two people inside the living quarters were able to escape the explosive flames before they were injured, authorities said.

Kendirian is accused of attempted murder and arson in this incident.

At the time of the firebombing,

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 2nd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 2nd

Sunday, March 27th

No significant incidents.

Monday, March 28th

10:40 AM – A package theft occurred in the 400 block of E. Altadena Drive. Stolen: box containing books.
1:59 PM – A juvenile was arrested in the 2200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue for strong-arm robbery. Stolen: alcohol.

Tuesday, March 29th

5:50 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1200 block of E. Woodbury Road. Stolen: Metro express lanes transponder.
7:24 PM – Oscar Villimil, 24 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 80 block of E. Montana Street for battery on a peace officer.
8:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect possibly a roommate. Stolen: construction tools, currency.
10:38 PM – Joyce Hart-Leon, 53 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 4500 block of El Prieto Road for domestic battery.
11:59 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of Acacia Street.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Rise of Hikers in Springtime Leads to Increase in Stranded Hikers

Rise of Hikers in Springtime Leads to Increase in Stranded Hikers

Springtime is here.

Just ask Sgt. Tom Crosswhite of the sheriff’s Altadena station.

According to Crosswhite, an indication of the seasonal change is an uptake in hikers stranded above the mountains in Altadena.

“We get about three a week,’’ he said. “They go hiking, get to a higher elevation, become disoriented and sometimes dehydrated. They underestimate the terrain and they us call for help. We get a lot of people this time of year, and into the summer.”

Such was the case of four hikers who became lost in the area of Tom Sloan Ridge above Altadena on Thursday.

One of the stranded hikers called into the sheriff’s Altadena station about 4:25 p.m. Thursday to report that they were stranded and dehydrated due to having little water, Crosswhite said.

“They were stranded at a higher elevation,” he said.

A sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, about an hour later, was able to located the hikers and a helicopter took them to lower elevation at Farnsworth Park.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 26th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 26th

Sunday, March 20th

12:25 PM – Rhonda Hopkins, 24 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue for residential burglary, receiving stolen property, and theft of utility services.
4:10 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 1300 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) stole a cellphone that was left in the restroom. Stolen: black Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Tuesday, March 22nd

1:00 AM – A burglary from a storage shed occurred in the 1900 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the shed via unknown means. Stolen: gray suitcase, baby clothing, documents.
8:45 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of E. Las Flores Drive. Vehicle stolen: gold 2004 Honda Accord 4 door.
11:25 PM – Kevin Berry, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 1700 block of N. Holliston Avenue for domestic violence.

Wednesday, March 23rd

9:50 PM – Edwin Muniz,

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 19th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 19th

Sunday, March 13th

No significant incidents to report.

Monday, March 14th

8:00 AM – An attempt auto theft was reported from the 1000 block of Concha Street. No suspect description.
3:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue. Suspects entered the location by prying the garage door. Suspects described as a female Black, 20 years old and a male Black, 40 years old. Stolen: green Diamond Back mountain bike,
11:51 PM – An armed robbery occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect described as a male Black wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, glasses, and a mask, armed with a black handgun. No injuries.

Tuesday, March 15th

4:42 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 400 block of E. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a female Hispanic, 40 years old, heavy-set. Stolen: black purse containing currency and identification.
9:25 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred in the 700 block of E.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Coffee with a Cop in Altadena Tuesday Gives You Chance to Chat About Community Issues

Coffee with a Cop in Altadena Tuesday Gives You Chance to Chat About Community Issues

CHP Altadena is sponsoring Coffee with a Cop this Tuesday, March 22 at the Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake Avenue in Altadena.

Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for law enforcement to discuss issues related to peace and order with the community.

During past Coffee events, issues discussed include how to start the Neighborhood Watch Program. This time, recent crime trends and how to safeguard your property will be discussed, as well as the impact of film companies on neighborhoods.

Deputies from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station will be side by side with CHP to answer any questions about policing the community, crime trends and prevention.

Community members are encouraged to stop by for coffee or just to say hello.

Coffee with a Cop is from 6 to 10 a.m.

For more information, call CHP Altadena at (626) 296-8100.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 12th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 12th

Sunday, March 6th

No significant incidents.

Monday, March 7th

7:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1200 block of Morada Place. Loss: currency.
10:00 AM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Meadowbrook Road. Stolen: black projector, black nylon projector case.

Tuesday, March 8th

6:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: black Dell laptop, black leather bag, notary stamp, black nylon computer bag, miscellaneous keys.
7:45 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon (plastic sign) occurred at Five Acres, 760 W. Mountain View Street. Suspect was taken into custody.
10:10 AM – An attempt burglary occurred in the 900 block of Beverly Way. Suspect #1 described as a male, Hispanic, 30 to 40 years old, 5’7 – 5’8. 190 – 200 lbs. and suspect #2 described as a male,

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 5th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, March 5th

Sunday, February 28th

1:15 AM – Julius Johnson, 29 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue for battery.
10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3300 block of Bellaire Drive. The suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting the window screen. The suspect(s) also vandalized the victim’s vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black Sentry safe, credit cards, currency.

Monday, February 29th

12:30 PM – A burglary occurred at Healing Arts Center, 1911 N. Lake Avenue. The suspect(s) entered the garage by cutting the padlock. Stolen: teal green Leander chiropractor table bed, duffle bags containing yoga equipment.

Tuesday, March 1st

3:30 AM – An arson occurred in the 2100 block of Marengo Avenue. The suspect(s) threw a Molotov cocktail igniting a flowerbed located to the front of a residence. No major damage.
11:38 PM – Luis Rebollar, 25 years old of Alhambra was arrested in the 300 block of Acacia Street for ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Alleged Woman Gang Member Caught with Loaded .357 Caliber Handgun

Alleged Woman Gang Member Caught with Loaded .357 Caliber Handgun

Pasadena Police officers arrested an 18-year-old female alleged gang member Thursday night after she was reportedly found with a loaded .357 caliber revolver at her feet while inside a car in Altadena.

Police Lt. John Mercado said the suspect was identified as Leilani Washington, a Pasadena resident and alleged member of the Pasadena Denver Lanes, a local gang.

Mercado said Washington was arrested at a traffic stop near the 700 block of New York Drive in Altadena at about 6:40 p.m.

“Officers conducted a traffic stop … she was a passenger of the car,” Mercado said. “When they [the officers]  walked up on the car, they saw in plain view the revolver lying on the floorboard at Washington’s feet. She was arrested without incident and taken to jail.”

The Pasadena Denver Lanes, with numbers ranging around 300 to 400 members, is considered a spin-off of the Los Angeles Denver Lanes gang.

The gang has also expanded into parts of Altadena under the acronym ADL,

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 27th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 27th

Sunday, February 21st

12:08 AM – Domingo Nieves, 62 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Washington Boulevard for possession of a controlled substance.
3:31 PM – Kevin Eldridge, 53 years old of La Puente was arrested in the 200 block of Altadena Drive for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
8:45 PM – A shooting at an inhabited dwelling occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lake Avenue. No injuries.

Monday, February 22nd

12:05 AM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 300 block of E. Sacramento Street. The suspect(s) shattered the living room window.
6:03 AM – An armed robbery occurred at Arco AM/PM, 1880 N. Lake Avenue. The suspect was described as a male, Black, 508-510, 170-180, wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt, and black pants. The suspect proceeded to the rear of the counter, opened the register and demanded more money. The suspect fled then fled the location.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mountain Rescue Today Continues Record  Streak

Mountain Rescue Today Continues Record Streak

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team members, joined by the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, rescued a 32-year-old man who was stuck in Coyote Canyon Tuesday morning, adding another incident to the record number of seven rescues the team has conducted since February 21, 2016.

The man was visiting from Michigan, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Paige said.

“At about 8 a.m., the Sierra Madre Police Department was notified of a hiker stranded in Coyote Canyon, on top of a dried-up waterfall,” Paige said. “The Sierra Madre Police notified us.”

Both the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue and Altadena Mountain Rescue Team were activated.

Paige said it took them several hours searching at the canyon before locating the stranded man.

Rescuers reached him and lowered the man on a rope down the canyon. The man had to be treated for scratches on his elbows and knees.

“He started off his hike at about 7 in the morning before the nature center opened and he was on a trail run,” Paige related.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Los Angeles Man Rescued After Falling 40 Feet in Eaton Canyon

Los Angeles Man Rescued After Falling 40 Feet in Eaton Canyon

A 24-year-old man is currently being treated by hospital staff after suffering injuries from 40 foot fall from a canyon wall in Eaton Canyon on Thursday night. Fortunately, his hiking partner witnessed the fall and called 9-1-1 for help.

At 5:45 p.m., the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department in rescuing the man who had lost his footing during a climb and had fallen 40 feet, landing at the base of the lower Eaton Canyon Waterfall in the Angeles National Forest. Altadena Mountain Rescue crews, along with Los Angeles County Fire Engine 66 and Squad 11, reached the hiker After hiking for approximately 25 minutes.

The injured hiker was bleeding from his head and complained of back, hip and head pain. The hiker was awake and alert, but due to his injuries, a fire department helicopter airlifted the injured hiker to a local hospital for treatment. Deputy Paige, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team coordinator said,

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Stolen Car Found, Driver Arrested in Altadena

Stolen Car Found, Driver Arrested in Altadena

On February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., Altadena Deputies arrested Kevin Eldridge, 53 years old, for Grand Theft Auto (487(d)(1) PC in the 200 block of East Altadena Drive in Altadena.

Eldridge was a named suspect when the owner of the 2001 maroon BMW, 325i reported her car stolen to Los Angeles Police Department officers.

The two passengers were found to not be involved in any criminal activity and were allowed to leave. (The Altadena Drive address was not related to the suspect or victim of the stolen car, it was merely the location where the deputy made the traffic stop, officials said.)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 20th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 20th

Sunday, February 14th

2:47 AM – Trinidad Rodriguez, 35 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street for domestic violence.

Monday, February 15th

12:16 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 10 block W. Las Flores Drive. The vehicle was described as a black 2007 Kia Sorrento. *Vehicle still outstanding.
4:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail. The suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the rear window. Stolen: black tool bag, hand tools, golf shoes, golf discs, vehicle fuse, vehicle oil, gloves.
4:00 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Sacramento Street and Marengo Avenue. The vehicle was described as a blue 2016 Hyundai Accent. *Vehicle recovered by Azusa Police Department.

Tuesday, February 16th

7:30 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Yucca Lane. The suspect(s) shattered the driver side window and windshield.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeking Youths for Explorer Program

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeking Youths for Explorer Program

Altadena Sheriff’s Explorer Program has created a volunteer partnership between youths in our community and law enforcement. The explorers, between 14 and 21 years of age, receive extensive training in an academy setting. They then participate in community affairs and non-hazardous law enforcement activities. The explorer program is great for those youth considering a future career in law enforcement or those who just want to get involved and help out. If you are interested in working as a Sheriff’s Explorer, please or contact Deputy Dan Paige of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at (626) 296-2105 or (626) 241-2499.

What Is Law Enforcement Exploring?

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a Sheriff’s Department youth oriented program affiliated with the offices of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Learning for Life. Its primary purpose is to build self-confidence, learn leadership roles, and prepare them for future employment and college interviews. We also provide, through actual experience, a means by which young men and women may determine if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LASD Homicide Dets Responded to Investigate the Finding of Human Remains, Chaney Trail Near Echo Mountain, Altadena

LASD Homicide Dets Responded to Investigate the Finding of Human Remains, Chaney Trail Near Echo Mountain, Altadena

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives responded to Chaney Trail near Echo Mountain, Altadena, to investigate the finding of human remains.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators and members of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have recovered bones, which were found by two hikers in the afternoon of Sunday, February 21, 2016. The hikers were on the Chaney Trail near Echo Mountain above Altadena when they discovered two bones which appeared to be human. They left the bones where they found them, but took pictures of them to show the deputies and coroner’s office personnel.

Due to the late hour and darkness setting at the time of the discovery of the bones, homicide investigators and coroner’s office investigators waited until this morning to recover the bones and look for other bones. According to coroner’s office investigators, the bones appear to be human and it looks like they may have been there for several years.

The area the bones were found is not easy to get to,

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 13th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 13th

Sunday, February 7th

8:59 AM – Lili Salazar, 18 years old of Compton was arrested in the 3400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for a vehicle burglary.
11:30 PM – Glen Johnson, 50 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road for drunk in public.

Monday, February 8th

7:32 PM – Tanya Kirk, 56 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 500 block of Wapello Street for vehicle vandalism.

Tuesday, February 9th

No significant incidents to report.

Wednesday, February 10th

2:00 AM – Narada Austin, 34 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 200 block of E. Sacramento Street for domestic violence.
9:08 AM – Asani Thomas, 24 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 700 block of E. Pine Street for domestic violence.
12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred at Eaton Canyon Park, 1750 N. Altadena Drive.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 30th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 30th

Sunday, January 24th

10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of W. Altadena Drive. The suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear window. Property Stolen: Santa Cruz acoustic guitar, gray guitar case, Apple laptop, credit cards. On-going investigation.
3:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Harding Avenue. The suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the rear door. Property Stolen: silver MacBook Pro, silver iPhone 6S.
6:09 PM – A robbery occurred at Baja Ranch Market, 2515 Fair Oaks Avenue. The suspect was described as a male, 35 years, 5’5” – 5’6”, 130 – 140 lbs. Property Stolen: beer.
7:00 PM – A petty theft from a vehicle occurred in the 1200 block of Boston Street. Property Stolen: black bumper hitch cover.
9:15 PM – Iberville Beard, 31 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 500 block of W. Figueroa Street for a court order violation.
11:51 PM – Erlyn Ramirez,

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Man, 77, Suffering Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, Missing in West Altadena

Man, 77, Suffering Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, Missing in West Altadena

 

A 77-year old man who suffers from Parkinson’s and dementia is missing Tuesday morning in Altadena, a Sheriif’s Deputy reported.

Marcos Badilla has been missing from the 300 block of West Palm St., in Altadena since late last night, Deputy Dan Paige said.

Badilla was last seen wearing a blue jacket, grey sweat pants and black knit hat. He stands 5’11″ tall and weighs about 130 pounds. . He walks with a cane and is presumed to still have his cane with him.

Paige said that Badilla is able to hold a conversation, however, his memory only lasts approximately three hours. Badilla is interested in football and the news.

In addition to patrol units on the lookout for Badilla, Paige said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. has launched helicopter patrols with loudpeaker announcements.

If you have seen Marcos Badilla, please call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station immediately with any information at (626) 798-1131.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 16th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 16th

Sunday, January 10th

6:09 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred at 740 W. Woodbury Road. Suspects entered the vehicle by using a lock pick. Suspect #1 described as a male, 38 – 40 years old, thin build, unshaven, wearing a black beanie and dark clothing. Suspect #2 was observed wearing a green or grey hooded sweatshirt. Property Stolen: unknown. On-going investigation.
8:00 PM – Shyjuan Prudhomme, 20 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 500 block of W. Terrace Street for battery on a peace officer.
9:30 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (hands/feet) occurred in the 100 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a male, (no further details).

Monday, January 11th

8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of Maiden Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Property Stolen: burgundy jewelry tray containing miscellaneous jewelry. On-going investigation.

Tuesday, January 12th

2:30 PM – Issac Brooks,

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Gets Record 88 Calls for Help in 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Gets Record 88 Calls for Help in 2015

With thanks for material used in this story to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded to a record-breaking number of 88 calls for assistance in 2015 and conducted 49 rescue operations and 31 searches throughout the year, officials said this week.

In these rescue and search operations, the report said the team rescued or found 113 persons – and eight dogs that also needed rescue.

The team, on average, assists approximately 100 lost or injured hikers and conducts almost 40 searches and rescues every year.

On call and operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the team is composed of reserve deputies. It is one of eight teams in the Los Angeles County which, together, are staffed by 120 trained members.

The team is funded by donations. Although the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provides vehicle maintenance and fuel, all rescue equipment, vehicles and personal safety gear are funded by donations and grant funds.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending  January 8, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending January 8, 2016

Sunday, January 3rd

6:30 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of N. Crawford Avenue. Property Stolen: golf clubs, gym bag.

Monday, January 4th

5:19 PM – Nathan Macon, 50 years old and Tina Williams, 48 years old both from Pasadena were arrested at Walmart, 2408 N. Lincoln Avenue for shoplifting.

8:25 PM – Gabriel Lopez, 24 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Allen Avenue and Washington Boulevard for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Tuesday, January 5th

12:30 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred at Toto’s Beauty Supply, 2311 Lincoln Avenue. Suspect described as a male, 40 years old, 6’00”, 180 pounds, wearing a red beanie, tan jacket, and blue jeans. Property Stolen: hair conditioner.

4:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Grandeur Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by cutting the lock. Property Stolen: construction machinery.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Do You Know This Man?

Do You Know This Man?

Do you know this man?

The Altadena Sheriff’s Department issued that public request Tuesday with these pictures as part of an investigation into the theft of packages from the porch of a home in 2300 block of Garfias Drive in Altadena.

The release says that on January 7 at 3:15 in the afternoon, this suspect was reportedly seen loitering in the area and then sitting on the home’s front porch for several minutes before walking away with the package.

A gray vehicle, possibly an Audi, was seen driving away from the area.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect or any other leads regarding this case please call the Altadena Detectives Bureau at

(626) 798-1131 and refer to case #  916-00065-0777-389.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending  January 2, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending January 2, 2016

Sunday, December 27th

11:37 AM – Alfonso Tugman, 54 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 700 block of Neldome Street for assault with a deadly weapon.
3:30 PM – Gaylon Hawthorne, 24 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 600 block of E. Palm Street for residential burglary. Suspect Hawthorne entered the residence via the unsecured front door. Property Stolen: blue jacket.

Monday, December 28th

12:50 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2800 block of Olive Avenue. Vehicle: gold 2003 Chevrolet. Vehicle recovered by Oxnard Police Department.
3:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2700 block of Callecita Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Possible suspect described as male, Black, in a newer model gray or blue Jaguar sedan. Property Stolen: unknown. On-going investigation.

Tuesday, December 29th

10:30 AM – A petty theft occurred at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa Street. Possible suspect male,

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending December 26, 2015

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending December 26, 2015

Monday, December 21st

10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Pepper Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the passenger window. A laundry basket, clothes, makeup, and perfumes were stolen.
12:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 1800 block of E. Mendocino Street. The suspect was possibly a relative. A MacBook laptop was stolen.
11:40 PM – A juvenile was arrested at Rite Aid, 735 E. Altadena Drive for shoplifting.

Tuesday, December 22nd

2:00 AM – An attempt burglary occurred at the Healing Center, 1911 N. Lake Avenue. The suspect(s) pried the door to attempt entry.
3:15 PM – A domestic assault occurred at All Star Liquor, 2421 Lincoln Avenue. The suspect has been identified. Arrest of suspect pending.

Wednesday, December 23rd

No significant Incidents

Thursday, December 24th

9:16 AM – Maria Gatdula, 57 years old of Pasadena was arrested at Super King,

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station honors Deputy David Larimer, Who Died in the Line of Duty on Christmas Eve, 1941

Altadena Sheriff’s Station honors Deputy David Larimer, Who Died in the Line of Duty on Christmas Eve, 1941

By Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Stanley

The weather on Christmas Eve 1941 reflected the mood of the people in Los Angeles County. It was dreary, dark and filled with uncertainty. Less than three weeks before, the Japanese Imperial Navy smashed the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Now, even sharing the daily weather forecast with the public was prohibited by a nervous War Department that feared that the enemy might use this knowledge to launch an attack against the West Coast. Cars moved slowly through the early evening darkness made more extreme by newly-imposed wartime blackout laws. Even Altadena’s famous Christmas Tree Lane was ordered into darkness for the first time in twenty-one years.

On this most uncertain of all Christmas Eves, when the promise of peace on earth and goodwill to men never seemed more remote, Altadena Deputy David Stout Larimer and his longtime partner Benjamin Davis were patrolling on Colorado Boulevard just west of Rosemead Boulevard. This area is patrolled by Temple Station today,

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending December 19, 2015

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending December 19, 2015

Sunday, December 13th

11:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 700 block of E. Sacramento Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by prying the door lock. Property Stolen: sewer line hydro jet cleaner, sewage camera, power drills.

Monday, December 14th

**No significant incidents**

Tuesday, December 15th

6:28 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of E. Crary Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Suspects described as (2) male, Whites, 20 years old. Property Stolen: jewelry box containing miscellaneous jewelry. On-going investigation.
6:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 600 block of W. Mendocino Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by prying the door lock. Property Stolen: Macbook, Sony camera, hammer drill.
8:00 PM – Amber Haynes, 35 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 200 block of Crosby Street for domestic violence.

Wednesday, December 16th

7:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3200 block of Dabney Avenue.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending December 12, 2015

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week Ending December 12, 2015

Sunday, December 6th

8:50 PM – Christopher Mendoza, 22 years old of Temple City was arrested in the 1200 block of Pleasant Ridge Drive for possession of a controlled substance.

Monday, December 7th

****No significant incidents****

Tuesday, December 8th

****No significant incidents****

Wednesday, December 9th

8:37 AM – Joseph Escobedo, 25 years old of Pasadena was arrested at Arco, 1880 N. Lake Avenue for attempted carjacking.
4:50 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Oxford Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via unknown means. Property Stolen: laptop, tablet, safe, backpack, personal documents, currency. On-going investigation.

Thursday, December 10th

12:04 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 200 block of Mountain View Street. Property Stolen: Sony stereo, keys.
12:05 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen in the area of Maiden Lane and Mendocino Street. The vehicle was recovered at 1:30 pm in the 1100 block of Marcheta Street.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Food and Toy Drive

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Food and Toy Drive

LASD – Altadena Sheriff’s Station is holding a Food and Toy Drive i.e. Nonperishable food (Canned items, Pasta, Rice, Etc.) and Toys for age 2 to 12, New and Unwrapped until December 18, 2015.

Items can be dropped off anytime at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at 780 East Altadena Drive, Altadena.

For more information, contact Sgt. Mann or Dep. Gabriel at (626) 798-1131.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of December 5, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of December 5, 2015

Sunday, November 29

11:15 AM – A commercial burglary occurred at Renaissance Academy, 1536 E. Mendocino Street. The suspect(s) entered via a window. It is unknown what was stolen. On-going investigation.

Monday, November 30th

12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue. The suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting a window screen. US currency was stolen. On-going investigation.
8:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Raymond Avenue. The vehicle window was shattered.

Tuesday, December 1st

9:56 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) occurred in the 2100 block of N. Marengo Avenue. The investigation is on-going.
11:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Meadowbrook Road. The suspect(s) entered the residence via an unsecured sliding door. A gold necklace and a gold watch were stolen. On-going investigation.
5:30 PM – Kevin Whitaker, 25 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Boston Street for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Two Men Detained After Quick Thinking Neighbor Heard Glass Breaking and Saw Men Leaving Their Neighbor’s House

Two Men Detained After Quick Thinking Neighbor Heard Glass Breaking and Saw Men Leaving Their Neighbor’s House

Today at approximately 2:15 p.m. a call came into to the Altadena Sheriff’s Station for the sound of glass breaking and possibly 3 males running from a house near Las Flores Dr. And Glenrose, in Altadena. Deputies raced to the area and a deputy saw a black vehicle stopped and 2 males running away. The males appears to be involved in the break in, and with the help of a Sheriff’s helicopter and units from La Canada, 2 males were detained, pending an investigation for residential burglary.

Amazing response and collaboration by all involved. If you want to be part of this team keeping the neighborhood safe, and protecting people visit http://lasdcareers.org/

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 28, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 28, 2015

Monday, November 23rd

1:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 900 block of E. Woodbury Road. Property stolen was a black JPL briefcase, files, folders, and notebooks.

Tuesday, November 24th

10:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Concha Street. Property stolen was a black Garmin GPS.

Wednesday, November 25th

9:45 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3200 block of Summit Avenue. The stolen vehicle was a gold 1993 Honda Accord 4-door. *Vehicle was recovered on 11/28/2015 in the city of Baldwin Park by California Highway Patrol.
9:47 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of Parkman Street. The stolen vehicle was a green 1993 Nissan Pathfinder. *Vehicle was recovered on 11/28/2015 in the 3500 block of Hollyslope Road.

Thursday, November 26th

12:30 PM – A battery occurred in the 3300 block of Thurin Avenue.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Don’t be Fooled by Phone Scams this Holiday Season. Be Alert. Be Aware. Be Advised!

Don’t be Fooled by Phone Scams this Holiday Season. Be Alert. Be Aware. Be Advised!

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to appear for Jury Duty. The caller will tell the victim that they have to pay a sum of money or deputies will come and arrest them. The caller will instruct the victim to either get a Money Order, conduct a wire transfer, or buy a Gift Card (usually Green Dot) and send it to “pay the fine.”

BE ALERT, BE ADVISED, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department or any Government Agency will NEVER call and solicit money for fines. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department does not solicit warrant information by phone. The Sheriff’s Department or any Government Agency will NEVER ask you to get a Money Order, Gift Card, or wire transfer. Sheriff Department personnel will never go to your home to collect a fee for a warrant.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Next Monday is Coffee with the Captain

Next Monday is Coffee with the Captain

Next Monday December 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. join Altadena Operations staff and Captain Vicki Stuckey for Coffee with the Captain. This event is at the Coffee Gallery, located at 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. (626) 398-7917.

Please stop by for a cup of great coffee, or just to say hello. Altadena Sheriff’s Station (ASS) will be there to answer any questions about policing in the community, crime trends and prevention. There is also time to help out with the toy and food drive, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station is accepting donations until December 16th.

For further information or questions regarding either of the above events please call Altadena Station Community Relations , Sgt. Brian Mann at (626) 296-2106 or Dep. Gregory Gabriel (626) 296-2107.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Altadena Families Get a Gift from Altadena Sheriff Station and Hilton Garden Inn at LAX

Altadena Families Get a Gift from Altadena Sheriff Station and Hilton Garden Inn at LAX

A big thanks to the Hilton Garden Inn LAX in El Segundo for providing a tremendous Thanksgiving meal for 2 Altadena families that are participating in the Altadena VIDA program.

Altadena’s Captain Stuckey, Deputies Walters and Baires, who teach the VIDA program presented the Thanksgiving feast to the families. Altadena is proud to be involved in such a great program.

Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) is a structured 16-week program for non-violent, at-risk youth between the ages of 11 and 17½. Through collaboration between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, community-based organizations, volunteers, schools and families, the program teaches youth the value of effective decision-making and taking responsibility for their futures.

Visit www.VIDA.la for more information.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 21, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 21, 2015

Sunday, November 15th

1:30 PM – Dustin Warner, 30 years old transient was arrested at Rite Aid, 735 E. Altadena Drive for petty theft.

2:00 PM – A petty theft occurred at Walmart, 2408 Lincoln Avenue. Suspect described as a female Black, wearing a gray beanie, green sweater, grey sweatpants, and dark boots. The suspect exited the store and entered a silver Dodge Nitro occupied by another female, Black. Property Stolen: miscellaneous items.

2:36 PM – Victor Chavez, 40 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 3100 block of Via Madera Street for assault with a deadly weapon.

8:00 PM – A theft of mail occurred in the 2700 block of Santa Anita Avenue. Property Stolen: letter containing personal check.

Monday, November 16th

3:42 PM – A package theft occurred in the 2600 block of Windsor Avenue. Suspect described as a male White, in a red 1993 Infiniti sedan. Property Stolen: package containing power switch,

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 14, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 14, 2015

Sunday, November 8th

5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of E. Sacramento Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the garage door. Stolen: ladders, yellow Dewalt drills, paint buckets.

Monday, November 9th

11:15 AM – A package theft occurred in the 1000 block of Marcheta Street. Stolen: package containing cat food, ant spray, face cream.
6:04 PM – A package theft occurred in the 2000 block of Pepper Drive. Stolen: package containing clothing.
7:40 PM – Hiram Cormier, 38 years old of Pasadena was arrested at Walmart, 2408 Lincoln Avenue for possession of a controlled substance and shoplifting.
10:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of Coolidge Avenue. Stolen: GMC key fob.

Tuesday, November 10th

5:00 PM – A boat was reported stolen from the 2400 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: 1999 Bayliner Mercury Cruiser.
11:00 PM – Elizabeth Kamau,

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Altadena Students Meet Several Sheriff’s Dogs for “Hero’s” Week

Altadena Students Meet Several Sheriff’s Dogs for “Hero’s” Week

Today Altadena Sheriff’s LASD partners got an opportunity to visit the Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Christian School in Altadena. The school is celebrating “Hero’s” week. The students got to meet canine Tula, and Narky, L.A. County Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau explosives and narcotics detecting dogs. A member of the Sheriff’s elite Special Enforcement Bureau brought an apprehension dog. The students learned how the department members team up with dog partners and work together to keep the public safe.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 7, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of November 7, 2015

Sunday, November 1st

10:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 3400 block of Chaney Trail. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the front passenger window. Property Stolen: Apple MacBook Pro.

3:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of E. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting the … View more window screen. Property Stolen: Toshiba laptop, dark brown jewelry box. On-going investigation.

8:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1400 block of Harding Avenue. Suspect(s) broke the headlights and keyed the vehicle.

Monday, November 2nd

4:33 AM – Nicholas Navarro, 20 years old of Tujunga was arrested in the 2700 block of Marengo Avenue for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

5:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3300 block of Tonia Avenue. The suspect entered the residence by removing the window screen. The suspect has been identified and an arrest is pending.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of October 31, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of October 31, 2015

Sunday, October 25th

11:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 500 block of E. Mendocino Street. The cars window was shattered.

Monday, October 26th

3:30 PM – A robbery occurred at Walmart, 2408 Lincoln Avenue. The suspect was a male, Black, 30 years old, who exited the business without paying for the items in the shopping cart. The loss prevention contacted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect then entered a gray Honda Accord and fled the area. The suspect has been identified.

8:15 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2100 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. A Pomeranian dog was stolen.

8:25 PM – Charles Davis, 47 years old, of Altadena was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and Lake Avenue for reckless driving.

Tuesday, October 27th

2:10 AM – A robbery occurred at 7-Eleven, 1319 N. Altadena Drive. The suspect John Herrick,

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of October 24, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of October 24, 2015

Sunday, October 18th

7:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Allen Avenue. Property Stolen: black Husky tool bag.

9:30 PM – A shooting at an inhabited dwelling occurred in the 2100 block of S. Raymond Avenue. Suspect vehicle described as a dark early 1990’s Honda or Toyota. No injuries. On-going investigation. …

Monday, October 19th

12:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the location via unknown means. Property Stolen: currency. On-going investigation.

9:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 700 block of Devirian Place. Suspect(s) shattered the front door glass panel. No stolen property. On-going investigation.

Tuesday, October 20th

No significant Incidents

Wednesday, October 21st

1:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1700 block of E. Atchison Street. Damage: paint scratched.

10:52 PM – Toni Burton,

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of October 17, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of October 17, 2015

Sunday, October 11th

12:30 AM – A spousal assault occurred in the 200 block of E. Altadena Drive.

8:40 AM – Guadalupe Orozco, 29 years old, of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive.

Monday, October 12th

12:30 AM – Jose Chavez, 19 years old, of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Washington Boulevard and Oxford Avenue.

12:30 AM – A battery occurred in the 1700 block of Atchison St. The suspect has been identified.

10:00 AM – Joseph Kakish, 31 years old, of Pasadena was arrested in the 500 block of W. Palm Street for annoying with an electronic device.

11:15 AM – A petty theft occurred at Santos Laundry Mat, 3027 N. Lincoln Avenue. A set of keys were stolen.

Tuesday, October 13th

8:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3300 block of N.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Captain Christopher Reed Departing Altadena Station for Sheriff’s Information Bureau, Welcomes Incoming Captain Vicki Stuckey

Captain Christopher Reed Departing Altadena Station for Sheriff’s Information Bureau, Welcomes Incoming Captain Vicki Stuckey

Captain Christopher Reed is departing Altadena Station, transferring to Sheriff’s Information Bureau, the Sheriff’s Department’s media headquarters, effective Sunday, October 11, 2015. Replacing Captain Reed at Altadena Station is Captain Vicki Stuckey, pictured with Captain Reed who gave her a warm welcome to her new command. Captain Stuckey brings with her more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, most of her time being spent at various patrol stations throughout the County, including Norwalk, Compton, and Lomita Stations.

Reflecting on his time at Altadena Station, Captain Reed pointed to several noteworthy achievements by Altadena Station Deputies and his management team during his tenure, including:

– Reducing overall Part I crimes by over 18% in 2014 as compared to 2013

– Building on last year’s crime reduction, overall Part I crimes have been reduced an additional 17% year to date this year, with a nearly 50% reduction as compared to 5 years ago

– Enhancements to Altadena’s deployment model,

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of September 27, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of September 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27th

9:45 PM – Arie Phillips, 43 years old of Altadena, was arrested in the 1900 block of N. Grand Oaks Avenue for domestic battery.

Monday, September 28th

11:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Braeburn Road. Suspects entered the residence by shattering the rear glass door. Suspects described as two males, both white, driving a white newer model Toyota or Honda 2-door sedan. Property stolen: unknown.

7:30 PM – Hector Alarcon, 34 years old of Pasadena, was arrested in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road for domestic battery.

Tuesday, September 29th

8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of Wapello Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen. Property stolen: gray MacBook Air, Canon 50D camera, Contak G2 camera.

11:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lake Avenue.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Traffic Advisory as Sheriff’s Alert Public of Saturday Street Closure

Traffic Advisory as Sheriff’s Alert Public of Saturday Street Closure

The Altadena Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. said today that on Saturday October 3, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., east Mariposa Street in Altadena will be closed between El Molino Street and Marengo Avenue.

“Join us for the Altadena Best Fest street festival, featuring the 6th Annual Art on Millionaire’s Row,” the announcement said.

Officials said there will be delicious food, an art festival, vintage car show and live entertainment.

For more information please visit www.altadenabestfest.com.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of September 13, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of September 13, 2015

Sunday, September 20th

12:35 AM – Alexander Kenny, 25 years old of Concord, Ca., was arrested at Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive for being drunk in public.

6:08 PM – Rodolfo Montoya, 23 years old of Altadena, was arrested at Olive Avenue and Figueroa Drive for possession of a controlled substance.

6:13 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) occurred in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive. The suspect shot at a group of males who were exiting a liquor store. One of the males was struck by the gunfire and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

7:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 100 block of Manor Street. The victim’s tires were slashed.

Monday, September 21st

No significant incidents to report

Tuesday, September 22nd

No significant incidents to report

Wednesday, September 23rd

10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Mar Vista Avenue.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sheriff’s Captain Reed Talks Coffee, Cameras and ‘Broken Windows’

Sheriff’s Captain Reed Talks Coffee, Cameras and ‘Broken Windows’

As with many coffee klatches, the hottest topic at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena last night was movies. But not favorite flicks or favorite stars. It was neighbors hosting film shoots, and film companies taking over neighborhoods.

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station and Captain Christopher Reed held a “Coffee with the Captain” meeting last night and while movies took over a lot of the conversation, Captain Reed and four deputies handled subjects as varied as new deployments, horse and foot patrols and policing policy.

A number of residents spoke out against both film companies and local homeowners being good neighbors and honoring the specifics of film permits by the LA Film Office. Reed assured the neighbors that local sheriff’s deputies are aware of the pitfalls of neighborhood shooting, but also emphasized that in a busy filming community like Altadena, it’s the responsibility of film companies to enforce matters like parking violations and the like.

Captain Reed also announced a new deployment strategy in the area with regard to deputies.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of September 13, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of September 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13th

7:32 AM – Stephanie Jenkins, 65 years old of Altadena, was arrested at Walmart, 2408 Lincoln Avenue for shoplifting.

 

7:35 PM – Rodolfo Montoya, 23 years old  of Altadena, was arrested in the 3300 block of Lincoln Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.

 

Monday, September 14th

4:12 AM – Gewo Khachadoorian, 24 years old of Pasadena, was arrested in the 1400 block of N. Hill Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.

 

6:26 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3100 block of Casitas Avenue.  The vehicle stolen was a 1995 Honda Civic.  Still outstanding.

 

7:00 PM – Joshua Muema-Washington, 20 years old of Altadena, was arrested in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Wyoming Street for possession of burglary tools.

 

Tuesday, September 15th

12:20 PM – Lando King, 31 years old of Altadena,

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Responds to the Call of Stricken Four-Legged Victim

Altadena Mountain Rescue Responds to the Call of Stricken Four-Legged Victim

Members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team rescued two dogs suffering from heat exhaustion as they were hiking with their owners on the Sam Merrill Trail in the Angeles National Forest Saturday. One of the owners also fell ill because of the heat and had to be given cooling measures before being released.

Altadena Station Deputy Dan Paige said the rescue team was called in to help a hiker whose pet dog, a six-year-old female golden retriever, had refused to walk on the trail. AMRT crews hiked for about two miles up the trail before locating the hikers – a 39-year-old male and a 42-year-old female who are both Pasadena residents.

Their dog, named Spicey, had become overheated after a 12-mile hike.

“A crew from the United States Forest Service, Engine 11 was called in to assist Altadena Rescue Team due to the remoteness of the area and extremely high temperatures,” Paige said.

As the rescuers were carrying the dog in a wheeled stretcher,

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Presents “Coffee with the Captain”

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Presents “Coffee with the Captain”

Join Altadena Sheriff Station on Monday September 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Coffee Gallery, located at 2029 N. Lake Ave, Altadena for Coffee with the Captain.

The community is invited to meet with Captain Christopher Reed and staff to discuss topics of concern and any community issues. Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program, recent crime trends and how to safeguard your property will also be discussed.

Members of the public are also welcome to just stop by and say hello.

For more information, contact Deputy Greg Gabriel at (262) 296-2107 or Sgt. Brian Mann at (626) 296-2106.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter For The Week Of September 6, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter For The Week Of September 6, 2015

Sunday, September 6th

6:30 PM – Valerie Bohannon, 52 of Altadena, was arrested for domestic violence in the 700 block of Figueroa Drive.

Monday, September 7th

9:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 3400 block of Barhite Road.  Money was stolen through checks.

Tuesday, September 8th

10:00 AM – A residential burglary and assault occurred in the 100 block of West Mountain View Street.  The victim was uninjured.  Property stolen is unknown at this time.

Wednesday, September 9th

11:45 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Midlothian Drive and later recovered with no one in custody.

Thursday, September 10th

No significant incidents to report.

Friday, September 11th

10:28 PM – Sergio Huezo, 36 of Altadena, was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Mariposa Street for being drunk in public.

Saturday, September 12th

2:44 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Woodbury Road. 

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 30, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30th

8:50 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Mendocino Street and Fair Oaks Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means.  Property Stolen:  Dewalt hammer and impact drill, Claim technical tester, miscellaneous tools.

7:15 PM – Zuri Ordonez, 20 years old of Altadena, was arrested at Johnny Drawn Liquor, 2615 Fair Oaks Avenue for trespassing and loitering.

Monday, August 31st

8:40 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3000 block of Canyon Crest Road.  Suspect(s) entered the residence via the sliding door.  Property Stolen:  jewelry.

2:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 800 block of E. Mendocino Avenue.  Stolen vehicle:  2014 Mazda CX5.

7:00 PM – David Salgado, 18 years old of Pasadena, was arrested at Baja Ranch Market, 2515 Fair Oaks Avenue, for possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm; not the registered owner, and petty theft.

Tuesday, September 1st

10:09 PM – Zuri Ordonez,

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 23, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 23, 2015

Sunday, August 23rd

6:00 PM – Daniel Sandoval, 31 years old of Altadena, was arrested for battery on family members in the 2100 block of Glenrose Avenue.  He was additionally charged with battery on a paramedic and resisting arrest.

An identity theft report was documented from the 3100 block of Ewing Avenue.

Monday, August 24th

Between 12:00 AM and 9:00 AM– A vandalism occurred in the 100 block of West Ventura Street.  Unknown suspect(s) scratched two separate vehicles parked in a driveway.

1:30 PM- A petty theft occurred in the 2000 block of Mar Vista Avenue.  Unknown suspect(s) stole clothing and a pair of shoes from a parcel left on the porch by UPS.

6:30 PM – Jaime Flores, 50 years old of Altadena, was arrested for carrying a concealed dagger, public intoxication, and giving false information to a peace officer in the area of Woodbury Road and Raymond Avenue.

Tuesday, August 25th

9:00 AM – Porfirio Guerrero,

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Search Teams, Helicopter Scour Mountains, Rescue Two Hikers In Distress Thursday Night

Search Teams, Helicopter Scour Mountains, Rescue Two Hikers In Distress Thursday Night

A large ground response backed by a helicopter located two lost hikers who were reportedly in distress due to the high temperatures in the mountains above Altadena on Thursday night.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated at 6:40 p.m. to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department search for two men lost in the area of Eaton Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest.

Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Copter 12 spotted the missing hikers and performed a hoist rescue. The missing hikers were flown to Farnsworth Park where they were treated and released by L.A. Co. Fire Squad 11.

The hikers, a 24 year-old and a 25 year-old, both San Gabriel city residents, were hiking off any marked trail when they became stranded on a steep mountainside.

A passing hiker notified the Los Angeles County Fire Department and requested assistance.

The missing hikers were located in Coyote Canyon. The hikers driven to their vehicle by Altadena Search and Rescue team.members.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 16, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16th

8:30 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (knife) occurred in the 2000 block of Lovila Lane.  The suspect has been identified as the victim’s ex-boyfriend and has been arrested on the indicated charge.

9:00 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (knife) occurred in the 200 block of Ventura Street.  The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation and the suspect challenged him to a fight.  Both parties were involved in a physical altercation which resulted in the victim receiving an injury to the forearm.  An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect.

Monday, August 17th

4:00 PM – Wilbert McElroy, 55 years old of Altadena, was arrested at Walmart, 2408 Lincoln Avenue for shoplifting.

Tuesday, August 18th

8:26 AM – Adrienne Jackson, 56 years old of Pasadena, was arrested in the area of Tremont Street and Raymond Avenue for possession of drug paraphernalia.

12:15 PM – Martin Ronquillo,

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 9, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of August 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9th

4:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window.  Property Stolen:  black bag.

5:15 PM – Huzafah Collins, 24 years old of Victorville, was arrested in the area of Washington Boulevard and Los Robles Avenue for violating a domestic violence restraining order.

Monday, August 10th

2:04 AM – Tyree Phillips, 19 years old of Pasadena, and Francis Zuniga, 18 years old of Altadena, were arrested at Charles White Park for violation of park hours.

9:00 AM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 900 block of Kent Street.  Suspect(s) shattered the front door glass pane with an unknown object.

Tuesday, August 11th

6:45 AM – A mail theft incident occurred in the 2700 block of New York Drive.  Property Stolen: mail from outgoing box.

5:25 PM – Jose Cuellar, 35 years old of Pasadena,

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Altadena Emergency Crews Rescuing Three Girls Are Hailed by Victim in Second Incident

Altadena Emergency Crews Rescuing Three Girls Are Hailed by Victim in Second Incident

Today at 11:00 a.m. the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded into Coyote Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest, for the rescue of three hikers stranded in a canyon.

One of the stranded hikers was able to use their cell phone to call her family member, who notified the Altadena Station and request help. The rescue team was able to reach the hikers after approximately one hour, all three hikers were not injured.

Rescue crews used over 300 feet of rope to guide the hikers to safety.

The hikers were following a trail up the canyon, and hiked up an approximately one mile with an approximate 1000 foot elevation gain.

The hikers two 16 year-old and one 17-year-old girls who all reside in in the El Monte area, were hiking on a trail in Eaton Canyon, when the trail became less defined and the girls became lost.

They attempted to hike out, but the ground became too loose and crumbly to safely hike out.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the week of August 2, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the week of August 2, 2015

(Sunday) August 2, 2015

9:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the front driver side window.  Property Stolen:  black wallet, credit cards, currency.

5:40 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2500 block of N. El Molino Avenue.  Suspect Ovik Kagramyan, 56 years old of Altadena, was arrested for punching and attempting to stab the victim.  Involved parties know each other as they both live at the residence, which is a board and care facility.

(Monday) August 3, 2015

3:13 PM –  David Hardy, 20 years old of San Gabriel, Devin Leagons, 18 years old of Pasadena, and Robert Leagons, 18 years old of Altadena were arrested for residential burglary in the 1100 block of E. Calaveras Street.  Suspects entered the residence by removing the window screens.  No items were stolen.

8:40 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred at 24 Hr. Fitness, 2180 N.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Board Of Supervisors Approves Diversion And Jail Plan

Board Of Supervisors Approves Diversion And Jail Plan

The Board of Supervisors approved a joint motion on jail diversion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, with amendments by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Hilda Solis.

 

“Resuming the work on the jail plan, coupled with new strategies on diversion, is a step in the right direction and avoids further delays in much needed improvements to the existing jail conditions as well as treatment services for inmates with medical, mental health and drug addiction problems,” said Mayor Antonovich.

 

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl moved to approve Antonovich’s motion regarding the jail plan by amending the number of beds at Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) from 4,600 to 3,885 which was approved by Supervisors Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas but opposed by Supervisor Don Knabe with Supervisor Hilda Solis abstaining.

 

Additional amendments to the diversion motion were also offered by Mayor Antonovich and Supervisor Solis and approved by the Board.  Mayor Antonovich’s amendment required that development and expansion of treatment services and housing capacity in the community include robust outreach and input from those residing in the surrounding neighborhoods directly affected. 

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of July 26, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26th

9:00 AM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle, vehicle burglary and vandalism occurred in the 3400 block of Glenrose Avenue. The victim’s vehicles were vandalized with paint and were broken into. Property Stolen: vehicle batteries, vehicle radios, black Canon camera, MacBook laptop, gray tool box, brown dashboard panel. 5:50 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred at Baja Ranch Super Market, 2515 N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect described as a male, Hispanic, bald, with numerous tattoos. The suspect was seen entering a dark colored Dodge. Property Stolen: (1) 30-pack of beer. Monday, July 27th No significant incidents to report. Tuesday, July 28th 3:21 PM – A mutual battery (roommates) incident occurred in the 90 block of W. Mendocino Street. 5:00 PM – A burglary from a garage and petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Coolidge Avenue. Suspect(s) entered location via the unsecured doors. Property Stolen: credit cards, currency. 11:13 PM – Marquise Clipper, 25 years old of Pasadena,

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Friday, August 7, 2015

McDonald’s Disturbance Leads to Fight With Deputies

McDonald’s Disturbance Leads to Fight With Deputies

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station responded Thursday night to a disturbance reported at a McDonald’s store listed at 2157 Lincoln Ave, Altadena and arrested a 25-year-old female for misdemeanor.

Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Paige said staff at the McDonald’s called the sheriff’s station at least twice as the suspect, who came with other persons, was arguing loudly with the counter staff. The cause of the argument was not mentioned. Eventually, the argument led to a scuffle.

“There was a call for service. They were women, at least two of them. It was a disturbance that spilled out into the street,” Paige said. “When the deputies went to go and contact them, a fight ensued. The person was booked on battery of a police officer and they were taken to the hospital for medical clearance before they were booked.”

Paige said when deputies responded and arrived at the scene, the 25-year-old black woman continued shouting and yelling. The cause of the argument has not been determined.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Scammers Target Seniors in “Grandson Scam” Plaguing Pasadena Area

Scammers Target Seniors in “Grandson Scam” Plaguing Pasadena Area

Local law enforcement is investigating a recent rash of calls to senior citizens in Altadena purportedly from scammers connected to a “grandparent scam” exposed about a year ago in some parts of the United States and Canada.

In California, a CBS News documentary in April of 2014 exposed this type of fraud by showing how one 31-year-old man victimized several elderly citizens by calling them pretending he was their grandson and asking for money to pay for damages because he had been involved in an accident or was in trouble with the law.

The man revealed details of the scam while incarcerated after having been charged for multiple cases of fraud. He said as many as one in every 50 elderly citizens have been duped in several areas in North America and that scammers could make as much as $10,000 a day victimizing several people.

In Altadena, Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Paige said they are awaiting formal complaints from a couple of residents who said they had been contacted by scammers using a similar made-up scenario of a grandson in trouble and in need of money.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Next Week’s, It’s “National Night Out” in Altadena

Next Week’s, It’s “National Night Out” in Altadena

Altadena’s National Night Out activities will be held on Tuesday, August 4th, at the Farnsworth Park at 568 E. Mount Curve Avenue, starting at 5 p.m.

Deputy Dan Paige at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station said the Night Out will be held on the middle picnic area south of the covered picnic area and north of the softball diamond. The area is far more level than areas used in the past and there is ample setting, lighting and electrical outlets.

As in previous years’ National Nights Out in Altadena, various units and agencies look at the event as an opportunity to touch base with the community and showcase their personnel and services. National Nights Out are held to promote closer cooperation between the community and institutions involved in law enforcement and public safety functions.

Among the units that will be represented at the Altadena National Night Out are the Altadena Uniform Patrol, Altadena Posse, Altadena Search and Rescue, Altadena CERT, Altadena Explorer Post, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s VIDA Program,

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of July 12, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12th

No Significant incidents to report.

 

Monday, July 13th

9:15 PM – Lashawn Zimmerman, 36 years old of Altadena, was arrested in the 2200 block of Santa Anita Avenue for spousal assault.

 

Tuesday, July 14th

No Significant incidents to report.

 

Wednesday, July 15th

6:25 PM – George Jacobs, 66 years old of Altadena, was arrested in the area of Calaveras Street and Fair Oaks Avenue for drinking in public.

 

8:30 PM – Christopher Harris, 25 years old of Altadena, was arrested in the 800 block of West Figueroa for battery.

 

Thursday, July 16th

8:00 AM – A vandalism occurred in the 600 block of East Palm Street.   Suspect has been identified as the victim’s ex-girlfriend.  On-going investigation.

 

1:40 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 600 block of East Woodbury Road. 

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

First Date Goes Awry as Air 5 Chopper Called in to Rescue Young Couple on Cliff

First Date Goes Awry as Air 5 Chopper Called in to Rescue Young Couple on Cliff

Photos courtesy Deputy Dan Paige

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Air 5 helicopter rescued a couple from a cliff at Lowe Canyon, near Dawn Mine, above Altadena in the Angeles National Forest Friday afternoon.

The two young hikers — who were on their first date — were airlifted to safety by Special Enforcement Bureau deputy sheriff tactical paramedics and Altadena Mountain Rescue reserve sheriff deputies.

The hikers had a map and a phone, but the trails can be confusing. When they realized they were lost, the hikers wisely stopped searching for a way out, and fortunately were able to get a cell phone signal and call Altadena Sheriff’s Station for help.

Neither hiker was injured, authorities said.

 

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Missing “At Risk” Young Man Has Been Located, Authorities Report

Missing “At Risk” Young Man Has Been Located, Authorities Report

19-year-old Altadenan Jonathan Taylor Clark, missing since about 3:00 a.m. last Saturday morning, has been located out of state and is reportedly safe, authorities said today.

Captain Christopher Reed of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Altadena Station said the development comes two days after Clark’s mother received an email from her son, saying he loved her and that he was sorry. She emailed him back.

Now Clark is located, Reed said the Sheriff’s Department is “working on getting him home.”

Clark is Autistic and should take prescribed medication daily. It was revealed during the search for him that he had previously run away and during one incident was ultimately located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Thank you all who took the time to post flyers,” Reed said.

Reed said more information about Clark’s disappearance would be released shortly.

 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Authorities Release New Photos of Young Man, Missing Four Days

Authorities Release New Photos of Young Man, Missing Four Days

 

19-year-old Jonathan Taylor Clark, last seen about 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning at his family’s Altadena home in the 100 block of West Loma Alta Drive, remains missing, authorities said today.

Jonathan is Autistic and should take prescribed medication daily. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and yellow/white shoes and a shirt color of unknown color.

Authorities relate that “Jonathan loves trains and public transportation and enjoys hanging out at Starbucks.”

Jonathan has previously run away and during one incident was ultimately located in Salt Lake City. Utah.

“His friends and family are very concerned and are also asking for the public’s assistance,” a release from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station said.

If anyone has seen Jonathan Clark please call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station (626) 798-1131 or 9-1-1.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 28, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28th

No significant incidents to report.

Monday, June 29th

7:40 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of New York Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen leading into the bedroom located on the second floor. Property Stolen: 1 ct. diamond ring, gold ring with baguettes.

9:20 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3000 block of Mount Curve Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Property Stolen: currency.

7:09 PM – Joshua Smith, 22 years old, of Victorville and Mukri Ordonez, 18 years old of Altadena, were arrested in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for drunk in public.

7:50 PM – Nicholas Metcalfe, 47 years old of Altadena, was arrested in the 300 block of Ventura Street for domestic battery.

10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3100 block of Casitas Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the windows to a vehicle by using a pellet gun.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Instead of Dead Body, Altadena Mountain Rescue Finds Sleeping Homeless Man

Instead of Dead Body, Altadena Mountain Rescue Finds Sleeping Homeless Man

Photo courtesy Deputy Dan Paige

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated Sunday night at 9:25 p.m. to assist Altadena station patrol personnel searching for a dead body reportedly found in Las Flores Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest.

Instead of dead, the Team discovered a sleeping 57-year-old homeless man living in an abandoned mine approximately one mile north of Loma Alta Drive and Lake Ave.

The homeless person did not require any assistance, authorities said.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Have You Seen Him? He’s At Risk, He’s Missing, and He Needs Our Help

Have You Seen Him? He’s At Risk, He’s Missing, and He Needs Our Help

A young Autistic man is missing in Altadena and needs his medication, authorities said, and they are asking the public’s help to find him.

The Sheriff’s Dept. reports that about 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning 19-year-old Jonathan Taylor Clark left his Altadena home in the 100 block of West Loma Alta Dr.

Jonathan is 5’11”. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and yellow/white shoes and a shirt color of unknown color.

Jonathan has Autisim must take prescribed medication. If he goes without his medication his mental capacity becomes that of a 7-year-old, authorities said.

If anyone has seen Jonathan Clark please call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station (626) 798-1131 or 9-1-1.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Missing Boy Rescued in Coyote Canyon Wednesday Night as High Voltage Lines Thwart Helicopter Hoist

Missing Boy Rescued in Coyote Canyon Wednesday Night as High Voltage Lines Thwart Helicopter Hoist

Photo courtesy DEPUTY DAN PAIGE

A missing 16-year-old boy was safely led out of Coyote Canyon by units of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Wednesday night about 8 p.m. after high voltage power lines prevented the Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 helicopter from executing a hoist rescue, authorities said.

The Rescue Team was activated about 4:30 p.m. for the rescue of the young  hiker, who was stranded on a steep cliff in area of Eaton Canyon.

The Altadena Sheriff’s station was alerted to the boy’s predicament by the father of a second boy who had been hiking with him when the pair became separated.

Shortly after 6:15 p.m., Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 located the hiker in Coyote Canyon.

The hiker was not injured, however he was underneath high voltage power lines. The Sheriff’s helicopter lowered a paramedic to hike in to the area due to the close proximity to the power lines. The helicopter was not able to perform a hoist rescue of the hiker.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Two Men Transported to Hospital After One of Them Fell and Hit His Head

Two Men Transported to Hospital After One of Them Fell and Hit His Head

Today at 2:22 p.m. a 911 call was made for a person seen lying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Figueroa Drive and Lincoln Avenue.

Los Angeles County Fire Department along with Los Angeles County Sheriff Department sent units responding to the incident.

Upon the arrival, the first units located a man in his early 60’s lying on the ground bleeding from his head and another mane also in his early 60’s who was able to tell the rescuers his companion had slipped while attempting to stand up, authorities said.

Both men had apparently been drinking prior to this incident and were sitting on the bus bench, when the one man fell.

As Paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department treated the male with the head injury, they realized the second male was possibly suffering from a heat related injury, and needed transport to the hospital.

Both men were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in separate ambulances.

The men were treated for heat exposure and alcohol intoxication.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

California Highway Patrol Says 2 Were Killed, 229 Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles County Over Fourth of July

California Highway Patrol Says 2 Were Killed, 229 Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles County Over Fourth of July

Twenty-six people were killed in vehicle collisions throughout the state of California within the 78-hour Maximum Enforcement Period over the Independence Day weekend, when the California Highway Patrol deployed the maximum number of personnel to assure safe travel for those going to and coming from Fourth of July events.

CHP reported the sad statistic in a press release summarizing the number of traffic incidents and violations last weekend throughout the state.

The report said CHP made 930 driving-under-the-influence arrests statewide during the Maximum Enforcement Period. Within Los Angeles county, two people were killed in collisions and 229 arrests were made.

All available CHP officers were deployed during the period to focus enforcement on occupant restraints, speed violations, and those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The maximum deployment also assured prompt response to any incident that may have caused a hazard or traffic delay.

“Our mission is to reduce roadway deaths to zero,” the CHP said in a press release.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

One Alarm Garage Fire Damages Two Cars

One Alarm Garage Fire Damages Two Cars

A one alarm fire today brought 23 firefighters to a blazing garage containing two cars.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 12:06 this afternoon in the 3000 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Fire Inspector Randall Wright said.

Arriving firefighters found a one story, three car detached garage with smoke and fire showing.

Knockdown came quickly, Wright said, by 12:22 p.m.

A search by fire crews found no victims. The crews remained on scene for some time “trying to make sure there are no hotspots and trying to make sure to salvage items for the homeowner,” Wright said.

Two vehicles  and some storage sheds were damaged, Wright said, in addition to the garage structure itself.

 

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Monday, July 6, 2015

The California Highway Patrol Opens 4-Day Online Application Process

The California Highway Patrol Opens 4-Day Online Application Process

The California Highway Patrol has opened its application period for prospective cadets who will train at the CHP Academy and in two years could count themselves among “California’s finest.”

Applicants are warned beforehand that the current application period lasts just four days only, starting today and lasting until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

The very first step in applying to be a CHP officer is to go online and create an account on the CHP application site – www.chp.ca.gov/chp-careers. There is no other way.

The entire application process used to take up to two years up cadet appointment, but CHP says changes have been made to lessen the time and make it six to 12 months.

To qualify for paid training as a CHP Academy cadet, an applicant has to go through atesting and evaluation process mandated by state law and the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The process is composed of seven steps – application acceptance,

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies, Responding to Call for Help from Fellow Deputies, Hit and Overturn Civilian Car

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies, Responding to Call for Help from Fellow Deputies, Hit and Overturn Civilian Car

Two Altadena Sheriffs deputies driving in an unmarked car with red lights and siren engaged responding to a call for help from other deputies collided with a civilian car, overturning it and trapping two people, authorities said.

The incident started at 9:39 p.m. Saturday after deputies faced off against a large uncooperative crowd, reported Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Dan Paige.

The deputies issued a call for backup and mutual aid. Pasadena police units responded, as did other Altadena Sheriffs units.

One of the responding Sheriffs units collided with a white Ford Escape at the intersection of Woodbury Road and Fair Oaks Avenue. The Ford was carrying two male adult and one female adult passengers, Paige said.

The force of the collision caused the Ford to overturn onto its side.

Paige said that one of the rear passengers was able to crawl out the rear hatchback, but the front driver and passenger were held in place with their seatbelts.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Recover Stolen Car, Arrest 7 Suspects

Altadena Sheriff’s Recover Stolen Car, Arrest 7 Suspects

Photograph courtesy Deputy Dan Paige

On Friday night at about 6:30 p.m. Altadena Deputies Abdulfattah and Villareal were on patrol when they spotted a stolen car in the southwest area of Altadena.

The deputies followed the car a short distance, into nearby city of Pasadena.

The deputies saw six or seven persons in the car, backup was requested, and the car was pulled over at Washington Boulevard and Forest Ave.

After several other deputies and Pasadena Police arrived, a total of seven persons were taken into custody without incident.

The car was reported stolen four days ago in San Marino.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 21, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21st

11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of E. Washington Boulevard.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the rear passenger window.  Property Stolen:  orange Home Depot tool box, keys.

 

11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1500 block of N. Allen Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by unknown means.  Property Stolen: black Garmin GPS, handicap placard.

 

8:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Midlothian Drive.  Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means.  Property Stolen:  stainless steel dishwasher, white tub, linens, rugs.  *Location is vacant, suspects possibly known.  On-going investigation.

 

Monday, June 22nd

6:02 PM – Raeanna Williams was arrested in the area of Glenrose Avenue and Figueroa Street for possession of marijuana for sales.

 

6:30 PM – A grand theft occurred at 24 Hr. Fitness, 2180 Lincoln Avenue. 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New D.A. Unit Will Focus on Wrongful Conviction Claims

New D.A. Unit Will Focus on Wrongful Conviction Claims

Wrongfully convicted defendants in Los Angeles County criminal cases can now hope to get their cases reviewed faster with the establishment of a new unit within the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office that will specifically focus on wrongful conviction claims.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday the creation of a Conviction Review Unit, and the assignment of three experienced deputy district attorneys, one senior investigator and one paralegal staff to staff the new unit.

“I am proud to announce that my office is establishing a Conviction Review Unit that expands our office’s ability to address credible claims of innocence made by people currently incarcerated for serious and violent felonies,” District Attorney Lacey said at a news conference.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has recently approved Lacey’s request for nearly $1 million for the assignment of new staff and other requirements.

Considered the largest prosecutorial agency in the nation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office files more than 71,000 felony cases annually.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 14, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14th

9:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Visscher Place.  Suspect(s) entered the location by prying the garage door.  Property stolen:  orange Santa Cruz Heckler mountain bike and a red Bianchi touring bike.

 

10:28 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (knife) occurred in the 3300 block of N. Marengo Avenue.  The victim was confronted by the suspect, Glenn Carlton, his roommate, regarding smoking marijuana inside of the apartment.   During the verbal altercation, the suspect retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim.  The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.  The suspect was taken into custody.

 

Monday, June 15th

8:41 PM – Brian Alexander was arrested in the 700 block of Ventura Street for violation of a restraining order and a subsequent felony vandalism to a patrol vehicle when he kicked out the rear side window while handcuffed in the back seat.

 

Tuesday, June 16th

12:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1300 block of N.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s: Fireworks are Illegal in Altadena

Altadena Sheriff’s: Fireworks are Illegal in Altadena

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station reminds all residents and visitors that the best way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with family and friends is by attending professional fireworks shows such as the fireworks celebration at the Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Dr., Altadena on Wednesday, July 1st.

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Please call the Front Desk at (626) 794-7163 for information.

On July 4th, Americafest at the Rose Bowl Stadium will be a safe venue to watch one of the largest fireworks shows in all of Southern California.

The sale or possession of all fireworks is illegal in Altadena. Violators are subject to confiscation and impound of vehicles; up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.

Call Altadena Sheriff’s at (626) 798-1131 to report illegal fireworks.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department wants to remind everyone that the use of fireworks not only causes fires, but results in severe injuries and burns.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Rescue Pasadena Woman Sunday

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Rescue Pasadena Woman Sunday

Images courtesy Deputy Dan Paige

Members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team rescued a 22-year-old Pasadena woman who lost her way while hiking in the Angeles National Forest Sunday.

The hiker was on a 12-mile hike near the Millard Canyon above Altadena when the trail she was on disappeared.

The woman said later that she knew she was close to Altadena but didn’t know exactly where. That was when she decided to call the Altadena Sheriff’s Office on her mobile phone and request for help.

The hiker had started her hike at about 9 a.m. and was about seven miles into the hike when she stopped for water at Henninger Flats, where she found no water. She still had some water in her bottles so she continued the hike.

Along the way, she came in contact with a swarm of bees and was stung a few times. The hiker luckily was not allergic to bee stings and was able to continue — but tripped while running from the bee swarm and suffered a minor abrasion.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 7, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of June 7, 2015

The following information was provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:

As the 4th of July holiday quickly approaches and celebrations are sure to be had, this is a friendly reminder that ALL fireworks and pyrotechnics are illegal to use within the unincorporated area of Altadena.  Deputies will be out in force for the entire holiday weekend and strictly enforcing fireworks ordinances in Altadena.

 

Sunday, June 7th

12:05 PM – An indecent exposure incident occurred in the area of Figueroa Drive and Lincoln Avenue.  The victim was walking when she heard a male yelling from his vehicle.  The suspect asked the victim for money.  When the victim handed the suspect a dollar, the victim noticed the suspect’s exposed genitalia.  Suspect described as a male, White or Armenian, 70 years old, gray hair, driving a gray 2004 Saturn 4-door.  On-going investigation.

 

Monday, June 8th

No significant incidents to report.

 

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cornered, Petty Theft Suspect Threatens to Jump Headfirst From Balcony Into Concrete Below

Cornered, Petty Theft Suspect Threatens to Jump Headfirst From Balcony Into Concrete Below

[UPDATED]  Altadena Station Sheriff’s deputies responding to a possible petty theft in the 2200 block of Lake Avenue about 10:24 a.m. Sunday morning found themselves in a dangerously escalating situation as the suspect sat on a building ledge and threatened to jump headfirst in the concrete below. Authorities said the 30-year-old suspect had fled the scene of the alleged theft and used an exterior staircase to get out onto a second story balcony in the 800 block of East Mendocino Street. The man sat precariously near the edge as deputies tried to communicate with him. Authorities said it became evident quickly that the suspect “was under the influence, mentally unstable, and threatening to jump headfirst onto the cement below.” A command post was established. Los Angeles County Fire crews responded and the Mental Evaluation Team and Crisis Negotiation Team was requested. While on a training exercise the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team heard the call for additional deputies. Members of the rescue team responded and assisted in the containment of the area and set up safety rope system for members of the Crisis Negotiation Team,Read More »

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of May 31, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31st

1:45 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 200 block of Parkman Street.  Suspect(s) shattered the rear window with a pipe.

 

12:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred at Ralph’s, 2270 Lake Avenue.  Property stolen:  Handicapped placard.

 

Monday, June 1st

12:56 AM – Gregory Drake was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Rio Grande Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

12:10 AM – An assault with a vehicle occurred in the 900 block of Dolores Drive when a theft victim reached into the suspect’s vehicle to retrieve his property.  The suspect started the vehicle and began driving.  The suspect accelerated the vehicle dragging the victim approximately 30 ft.  The victim was able to free himself from the suspect’s vehicle.  The suspect is described as a white male, 20 years,

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Altadena Students Graduate from Sheriff’s VIDA program

Altadena Students Graduate from Sheriff’s VIDA program

Several Altadena students graduated from the Sheriff’s VIDA Program last Saturday, June 6. The Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives program, where youth ages 11 to 17 ½ take part in activities that are meant to encourage the kids to making good decisions in their young life, and realize the possibilities for a better future.

This particular class that graduated last Saturday started their immersion on February 11 this year, and went through 16 weeks of activities designed for the participants to increase their academic performance, improve family relations, and develop positive social behavior.

Actor and LA native Efren Ramirez, who starred in the indie film series “Napoleon Dynamite,” was the keynote speaker during the graduation ceremony.

Capt. Christopher J. Reed, station commander of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, dropped by to congratulate the graduates. It was Capt. Reed’s team that facilitated most of the training sessions under the program.

The VIDA program was conceived by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as an avenue for deputies who wanted to help troubled youths and their families.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Emergency Crews Rescue Four-Legged Heat Stroke Victim in Eaton Canyon

Emergency Crews Rescue Four-Legged Heat Stroke Victim in Eaton Canyon

Monday at 1:00 pm, a call came into the Altadena Sheriff’s Station for a dog that had collapsed from possible heat stroke.

The hiker, a 20-year-old female from Downey, Calif. was hiking in the Eaton Canyon Nature Center with her dog, when the dog appeared lethargic and stopped walking. The hiker called for help.

Along with Pasadena Fire Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Altadena Search and Rescue Team responded to Eaton Canyon. Fire Captain Joe Grayston of L.A. County Fire Engine 66 was able to telephone the hiker and direct rescue crews into the location of the injured dog.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was able to drive up the dirt hiking trail and reach the hiker and her dog. The first arriving rescue crew saw “Tyson.” a 4 year old Boxer dog unable to sit up and quickly panting.

An attempt was made to give the overheated dog water, but sadly Tyson threw up every time water was given.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of May 24, 2015

Altadena Station’s Crime Blotter for the Week of May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 24th

2:07 AM – Emilio Mayes was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Calaveras Street for an out of state fugitive warrant for residential burglary.

5:10 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred at Baja Ranch Market, 2715 N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspects stole beer and fled the location.

9:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3500 block of Canyon Ridge Drive. Suspects entered the residence by cutting the screen and prying the rear door. Loss: unknown at this time.

11:22 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 2200 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Property stolen: Convertible top to vehicle.

Monday, May 25th

1:50 AM – Isaac Molina was arrested in the area of Woodbury Road and Fair Oaks Avenue for drinking in public.

Tuesday, May 26th

No significant incidents to report.

Wednesday, May 27th

No significant incidents to report.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Unidentified Altadena Man Dies Near Rose Bowl Monday Night

Unidentified Altadena Man Dies Near Rose Bowl Monday Night


Pasadena police said a 47-year-old Altadena man died near the Rose Bowl last night about 8:41 p.m. after he apparently suffered a “medical event” and his car went off the road.

The man has not been identified publicly as of this writing.

Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said the man’s death almost certainly was the result of a medical event, probably cardiac arrest. The resulting car accident, which occurred near Rosemont Avenue and Arroyo Boulevard, was minor in nature.

No other persons were injured, Goodman said.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Leads VIDA Kids on Hike

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Leads VIDA Kids on Hike

With thanks to Deputy Dan Paige, Altadena Station

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team led Temple Station VIDA kids on a hike in the US Forest Service – Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

VIDA serves kids between the ages of 11 and 17½ at eight locations across the county. Over the course of the 16-week program, VIDA participants focus on increasing academic achievement, improving family relationships, developing positive social behaviors and realizing the possibilities for a better future.

The program includes regular visits with VIDA staff members, a Saturday component and weekly sessions with the child and parent to facilitate communication and understanding. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion and are referred to other programs to continue their growth.

To learn more about VIDA, please visit see http://www.vida.la for more information.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of May 17, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17th

No significant incidents to report

Monday, May 18th

8:50 PM – Maurice English was arrested in the 2100 block of N. Navarro Avenue for spousal assault.

Tuesday, May 19th

12:38 PM – A petty theft of a package occurred in the 3000 block of Calanda Avenue.  Property stolen:  credit cards.

5:00 PM – Daniel Munoz was arrested in the 100 block of Figueroa Drive for vehicle vandalism.  Suspect shattered the rear window.

Wednesday, May 20th

12:30 AM – A vandalism occurred in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road.  Suspect(s) damaged plants at the residence.

8:50 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive.  The victims were standing in front of an apartment building and were approached by the suspect.  After a brief exchange, the victims walked away when they were fired upon by the suspect. 

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Aids Injured Hiker This Morning

Altadena Mountain Rescue Aids Injured Hiker This Morning

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated for the rescue of a female hiker with an ankle injury on the Mt. Wilson Truck Trail in the Angeles National Forest at 9 am. today, Captain Christopher Reed said in an email today.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Engine 66 and Squad 11 located the hiker just south of the bridge in Eaton Canyon off the Mt. Wilson Truck Trail.  The hiker was on a marked trail when she tripped and injured her ankle.

The hiker, 52-year-old Arcadia resident, sustained a left ankle injury.  The hiker was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital by Schaefer ambulance.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of May 10, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of May 10, 2015

 

Sunday, May 10th

7:30 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2600 block of Boulder Rd.  Loss:  silver MacBook Pro, gold Ray Ban sunglasses, currency.

Monday, May 11th

11:23 AM – Jessie Warren Richard Love were arrested for an attempt robbery at Super King Market, 2260 Lincoln Av. after attempting to shoplift three (3) bottles of alcohol.

8:45 PM – A commercial burglary occurred at California Civic Engineering Inc., 2160 Parnell Way.  Suspect(s) entered the location by coring a hole in the wall.  Loss:  black Dell laptop, black Toshiba laptop, silver Toshiba laptop, hard drives.

Tuesday, May 12th

11:10 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) occurred in the 400 block of Figueroa Dr.  Deputies responded to the area regarding gunshots fired and observed several people to the front of a residence.  A possible suspect has been described as a Hispanic male in a light brown sedan last seen eastbound on Figueroa from the location. 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Teens Can Become a “Crime Scene Investigators”

Teens Can Become a “Crime Scene Investigators”

The Altadena Sheriff Station is going to sponsors a Teen Crime Scene Investigation Camp (CSI Camp) for area youth.

The CSI Camp is a week-long camp which give kids the opportunity to learn about crime scene investigations in a realistic setting. This camp is for young people age 11-15 years old. The camp is organized by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Juvenile Intervention Team from the Altadena Sheriff Station.

The CSI Camp will be July 6th- 10th, 2015 from 8:30am- 12:00pm at Loma Alta Park. The cost is $75.00. For additional information contact Deputy Scott Rule at (626) 798-1131 or by email at sarule@lasd.org

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Active Shooter Training Planned at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy in Early June

Active Shooter Training Planned at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy in Early June

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Altadena Station announced today plans for an “active shooter” training session on June 9 at the Eliot Arts Magnet Academy at 2184 North Lake Avenue, Altadena.

In particular, residents of Calaveras Street, Maiden Lane, and Boston Street near the school were advised the exercise may have an impact on their neighborhoods from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. that day.

 

The training will include the Los Angeles County Fire Department, specialized units from the Sheriff’s Department along with a helicopter.

Calaveras Street access will be restricted to residents only, with identification required to gain access between Lake Avenue and Maiden Lane.  Residents of Calaveras are asked to park vehicles in driveways and not on the street, due to numerous emergency vehicles which require street parking.

Residents will be able to access their homes during all hours of this training, but expect delays.

If you have any questions, please call Sergeant Waterman at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station,

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Despite Spring Showers, the 38th Annual Memorial Torch Relay Run Kicked-off Without a Hitch

Despite Spring Showers, the 38th Annual Memorial Torch Relay Run Kicked-off Without a Hitch

Executive Officer Neal Tyler led the ceremony this morning on the footsteps of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Building and recalled the reason for this important run: To honor the memory of the brave and dedicated peace officers in Los Angeles County who sacrificed their lives in the performance of their duties.

During his speech recalling the incidents in which our fallen brothers were taken, Tyler solemnly reminded all in attendance, “There is never an easy day for a guardian.”

The Memorial Torch Relay Run takes place during National Police Week, a time designated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to nationally honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Many off-duty sworn and civilian Sheriff’s Department personnel from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, Personnel Administration, Custody Operations, and Court Services Division participated in the race. Recruits of currently-training Academy Class 406 ran in formation, commencing the journey with a lap around the Sheriff’s Headquarters parking lot, making their support known with enthusiastic jodies and thunderous claps.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

[Updated]  Altadena Deputies to Participate in the 38th Annual Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Memorial Torch Relay This Weekend

[Updated] Altadena Deputies to Participate in the 38th Annual Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Memorial Torch Relay This Weekend

[Updated]  Altadena deputies will take part in the 38th Annual Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Memorial Torch Relay May 15-17 to honor 18 fallen peace officers who died in the line of duty.

The Memorial Torch Relay Run is comprised of 58 legs and will start from the Sherman Block Sheriff’s Headquarters in Monterey Park, traveling more than 300 miles to end at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station on May 17. More than 2,000 runners will participate, including local deputies.

“We are taking possession of the torch on Sunday, May 17th, at Crescenta Valley Station and transporting it 7.8 miles to Altadena Station,” said Sergeant Matthew Bossier, Jr.

Community members are invited to cheer on their local deputies and family members as they run, bike or walk the 7.8 mile route.

Although the start of the route, from CVS to Windsor Avenue remains the same, the course will change to eliminate Fair Oaks Avenue, to create an easier route for participants, Bossier said.

From Windsor,

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Altadena Woman, 88, Strikes Two Pasadena Girls With Her Car

Altadena Woman, 88, Strikes Two Pasadena Girls With Her Car

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An elderly Altadena woman apparently hit with her car and injured two girls Monday when they ran into a Pasadena street from between two parked vehicles

The girls, an 8-year-old and a 13-year-old, both Pasadena residents, were transported to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County-USC Hospital with broken bones and facial injuries after the 2:04 p.m. accident on El Molino Avenue between Villa and Maple Streets, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.

The driver was an 88-year-old Altadena woman, officials said.

The driver remained at the scene and was not arrested. Speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident, Luna said.

The driver was not identified by authorities.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Man Apparently Beaten to Death in Room He Rented in El Sereno Avenue Residence

Man Apparently Beaten to Death in Room He Rented in El Sereno Avenue Residence

Image: KCBS-TV

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue, Altadena.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, at approximately 2:15 pm, deputies responded to a residence in the 2100 block of North El Sereno Avenue, Altadena, in response to a person needing medical assistance.  Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim, a male Hispanic, 62 years old, lying on the bedroom floor.  The victim appeared to be suffering from blunt force trauma to his body and head

The informant stated the victim, along with several other persons, rent rooms at the residence.  When he went to check on the victim around 2:15 pm, he discovered the victim lying on the bedroom floor unconscious.  Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Investigators are continuing their investigation in an attempt at determining who may have killed the victim and why. 

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Altadena Station Deputies Respond to Dramatic 911 Call Sunday Morning

Altadena Station Deputies Respond to Dramatic 911 Call Sunday Morning

After receiving a dramatic 911 call in which a citizen reportedly heard up to ten gunshots fired and someone yelling “Shoot him!” Altadena Station Sheriff’s Deputies found no evidence of a shooting at the scene when they responded to the 2100 block of Navarro Street about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities said in spite of a search, no victim was located and no physical evidence (such as shell casings or bullet holes in structures or cars) were found.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Has Issued a Missing Person Alert: Have You Seen Britney Jackson?

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Has Issued a Missing Person Alert: Have You Seen Britney Jackson?

The Altadena Sheriff’s station issued a missing person alert Friday afternoon for Britney Jackson, 27 years old, who is possibly driving a white Mercedes with license plate number 7BTH609.

 

Please call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at (626) 798-1131 if you have seen Britney or her vehicle.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 26, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26th

8:30 PM – Vandalism to a vehicle occurred in the 100 block of East Las Flores Dr.  Suspect(s) damaged passenger door and quarter panel with unknown object.

10:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 700 block of Ventura St.  Suspect(s) entered through the kitchen door.  Location was under construction and vacant at the time of incident.  Loss: Mig welding machine.

 

Monday, April 27th

11:01 PM – A 1992 Honda Accord was stolen from the 1900 block of Washington Bl.

 

Tuesday, April 28st

12:10 PM – A grand theft occurred near Mar Vista Av and Woodbury Rd.  Suspect(s) stole a Honda lawn mower, TMC Hedge trimmer and 15 ft. of cable.

7:01 PM – Edwin Barahonanuez was arrested for possession of a controlled substance near Summit Av and Montana St.

 

Wednesday, April 29th

7:50 AM – A gray 2008 Ford Fusion was stolen from the 2100 block of Lincoln Av.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LASD Arson/Explosives Detail Investigates Altadena Residential Fire

LASD Arson/Explosives Detail Investigates Altadena Residential Fire

Deputies from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station responding to a residential fire in the 200 block of East Pentagon Street about 2:42 p.m. today discovered live ammunition in the back yard of the residence after Los Angeles County Fire Department extinguished the blaze.

As a precautionary public safety measure, deputies evacuated the neighboring residences and notified LASD Arson/Explosives Detail.

Upon further examination, it was determined that the ammunition posed no additional hazard, was legally possessed and was not the cause of the fire.

The evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly after.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the LA County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson/Explosives Detail.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station at (626) 798-1131.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637),

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sheriff’s Air 5 Lands at Farnsworth Park in Rescue of Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Down Cliffside

Sheriff’s Air 5 Lands at Farnsworth Park in Rescue of Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Down Cliffside

This morning at 10:15 a.m., the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was requested by Los Angeles County Fire Department, for the rescue of a mountain biker who fell approximately 75 feet off a cliff, on the Sam Merrill Trail, in the Angeles National Forest.

Several bystanders who saw the mountain biker fall were able to use their cell phones to call 911 and request help.  Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 arrived first on scene, performed a hoist rescue of the victim and his bicycle, and flew the victim to Farnsworth Park.  Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and L.A. County Fire Department cleared Farnsworth Park of people for the helicopter to safely land at the park.  As soon as the helicopter lifted off the park patrons returned to the park.

The victim was covered head to toe in brown dust, and once the paramedics started treating him they saw he only had sustained minor cuts and scratches along his arms and legs.

The mountain biker was on Sam Merrill trail,

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

SCE Helicopter Work Set for May 5 Has Been Postponed, No New Date Set

SCE Helicopter Work Set for May 5 Has Been Postponed, No New Date Set

Southern California Edison Public Affairs spokesman Francisco Martinez announced yesterday afternoon that work by a low-flying helicopter which would have forced some neighborhood evacuations on Tuesday, May 5 has been postponed.

“We are in the process of scheduling a new date and sending an updated notice,” Martinez wrote in an email. “Once I have the new date I will let you know.”

SCE still plans to use a helicopter to help in replacing 2 deteriorated wooden poles behind a residence in the 800 block of La Vina Lane.

Earlier, SCE said a low-flying helicopter is required to remove the current wood poles and install new poles due to the “restricted access” of the poles. Actual helicopter flight time is under 15 minutes per pole, the company said.

17 homes are inside the operational area which will be evacuated during external load operations.

The company said in a press release “at no time will our helicopter over fly any residence with a load attached.”

Originally,

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Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Courageous Citizens Awards Program Featuring Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey

2015 Courageous Citizens Awards Program Featuring Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey

The 2015 Courageous Citizens Awards Program featuring Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey will be presented at the Pasadena Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 6th Lunch, meeting and presentation begins at 12 p.m. at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. The public is welcome to attend no reservations necessary check in at registration. Luncheon tickets are $30.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office created the Courageous Citizens Award in 1985 to commend individuals who have acted with courage and at considerable personal risk to help a victim of a crime, to assist in the capture of a suspect or to testify in the face of extraordinary pressures. The award recipients exemplify the highest form of community service.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey was elected into office in 2012 in a historic election, becoming the first female DA and the first African American to serve in that position in Los Angeles County since 1850. DA Jackie Lacey will introduce the program and the Deputy DAs who handled the cases in court.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Family, Church, Anti-Gang Experts March on Anniversary of Altadena Man’s Murder

Family, Church, Anti-Gang Experts March on Anniversary of Altadena Man’s Murder

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The parents and sisters of a slain local young black man led about 100 marchers down Fairs Oaks Avenue Thursday evening to the spot where six months ago he was shot, and there speaker after speaker urged the Altadena/Pasadena community to stand up to gang violence.

Altadena-bred Christopher Walker, 26, was targeted as he sat on the patio at Fair Oaks Burgers on Fair Oaks Avenue about 4:30 in the afternoon of Oct. 30 , 2014. The shooter got out of a car, fired multiple times at him, then climbed back into the car and sped off.

Authorities almost immediately described the murder as gang-related.

A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said Thursday no arrests have been made but the case remains an active investigation.

The memorial march Thursday was organized by Walker’s mother, Ursula, and Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena’s Reverend Hannah Petrie.

Marchers included a contingent of Sheriff’s Deputies led by Altadena Station’s Captain Christopher J.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 19, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19th

5:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the area of Loma Alta Dr. & Lake Av.  Loss: black leather wallet, driver’s license, social security card, blank checks, currency.

8:43 PM – A strong armed robbery occurred in the area of Fair Oaks Av. & Woodbury Rd.  The suspect used force to take items the victim had just purchased from a local liquor store.  The victim was not injured.  Loss: beer, candy, soda.   Detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the suspect.

 

Monday, April 20th

6:02 PM – Derek Clabber was arrested in the 2200 block of N. Lake Av. for shoplifting, and subsequently battering a peace officer and resisting arrest.

 

Tuesday, April 21st

12:01 AM – Todd Mewaldt was cited for drinking in public in the 1800 block of E. Washington Blvd.

 

Wednesday, April 22nd

6:00 AM – A juvenile was arrested for burglary after the service of a search warrant in the 2100 block of Raymond Av. 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Have You Seen This Man? Authorities Need Help to Catch This Alleged Kidnapper

Have You Seen This Man? Authorities Need Help to Catch This Alleged Kidnapper

A recent attempted kidnapping of a 22-year-old woman in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena has set off an area-wide search for the suspect, and now local authorities are asking the public’s help.

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at about 10:00 p.m., the suspect drove alongside the victim near the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Tremont Street and tried to engage her in conversation. When the victim ignored him, the suspect exited his vehicle, chased after the woman and struck her. He then forced her into his vehicle but the victim was able to fight off the suspect, get out of the vehicle and run for help.

The suspect is described as a Black male, mid to late 30s, dark complexion, 5’10”, 200 pounds, heavy build, with a shaved “shiny” head, round face with bushy eyebrows, and wearing a white t-shirt and dark blue jeans. See composite drawing depicted above.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a gray, newer-model Honda CR-V or similar type SUV.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Registration is Now Open for CERT Program’s Annual All-Skills Exercise

Registration is Now Open for CERT Program’s Annual All-Skills Exercise

Courtesy Deb Halberstadt

Join fellow CERT graduates at Area E Regional CERT Program’s 2015 Annual All-Skills Exercise June 6, 2015.

The Annual All-Skills Exercise is a day of ‘hands-on’ activities including a simulated disaster for search and rescue, disaster medical operations, disaster medical treatment, cribbing, fire suppression, and more.

The Annual All-Skills Exercise includes the participation of CERT graduates from throughout Los Angeles County; Fire Agencies and Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Area E; and this year, our newest partner; California Metropolitan State Hospital Police and Fire.

This is a hands-on event and includes arduous activity. CERT participants must wear appropriate attire including closed-toe shoes, pants, and safety equipment. Attire may become soiled during exercise. The event will be conducted both inside and outside. The outside environment includes uneven ground.
This is a day of skill refreshing, networking, and an opportunity to interact with the finest of professional emergency responders.

AGENDA Overview
7:30a-8:00a Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00a –

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Public Meeting Tonight Focuses on What Power Should Be Granted to Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission

Public Meeting Tonight Focuses on What Power Should Be Granted to Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission

The working group tasked with giving the Board of Supervisors recommendations on the future Sheriff’s Department Civilian Oversight Commission’s size, scope, structure and responsibilities is hosting a Town Hall takes tonight at the Arboretum in Arcadia.

This meeting will be the nearest to Altadena to be held in a nine town hall meeting series planned for  Los Angeles County’s five districts to hear and collect community recommendations and comments.

In previous meetings, there have been public comments suggesting the Oversight Commission should be granted subpoena power and should not be governed by law enforcement or retired law enforcement.

Brent Braun will represent the office of District 5 Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich tonight.

The meeting will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 22, in the Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia.

 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 12, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12th

2:30 AM – William Badboy was arrested for domestic violence in the 600 block of E. Palm St.

2:34 AM – Michelle Reynolds was arrested for domestic violence in the 1800 block of Oakwood St.

 

Monday, April 13th

7:30 PM – Erick Castillo was arrested for domestic violence in the 1500 block of Oxford Av.

 

Tuesday, April 14th

No significant incidents to report

 

Wednesday, April 15th

8:34 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1800 block of N. Hill Av.  Loss: silver 2003 Toyota Tacoma.  *Vehicle is still outstanding*

9:29 AM – Porfirio Guerrero was arrested in the 2700 block of Fair Oaks Av. for possession of ammunition by a felon, violation of probation, and drug paraphernalia.

 

Thursday, April 16th

5:58 PM – Natalie Gonzalez was arrested in the area of Figueroa Dr.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Helps with Saturday Rescue: “Hiker Hanging From Cliff”

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Helps with Saturday Rescue: “Hiker Hanging From Cliff”

With thanks to Deputy Dan Paige

As law enforcement types will undoubtedly tell you, calls for service often turn out to be very different from what they think they are getting into in, going in.

That’s exactly what happened Saturday about 3:15 p.m. when Altadena Search and Rescue crews were activated by Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team to assist in the rescue of a hiker hanging from a cliff in the area of Upper Winter Creek Trail in the Angeles National Forest, Deputy Dan Paige said.

The Altadena team was scouring the Mt. Wilson Toll road near the Upper Winter Creek Trail when they located a three adult hikers, one man and two women.

It turns out the trio were the same people who earlier had been reported as a single person hanging from a cliff. The male hiker apparently was hiking when he stepped on the loose dirt, the trail gave way and the hiker fell,

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Deb Halberstadt Named Altadena Sheriff’s Station “Volunteer of the Year”

Deb Halberstadt Named Altadena Sheriff’s Station “Volunteer of the Year”

The very active and community involved Deb Halberstadt was named the Altadena Sheriff’s Station “Volunteer of the Year” and presented by Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell at a Friday ceremony honoring Sheriff’s Department volunteers.

Department officials said that Halberstadt is among volunteers “who have been an inspiration to the community.”

Each year the volunteer coordinator at the Altadena Station nominates one local volunteer based on their leadership, accountability, “can do” attitude, professionalism, compassion and respect for diversity.

Halberstadt is an Altadena photographer and videographer who has owned and operated HalfCity Productions since 1989.  She is well known for being active in various community groups and contributed photography to Altadena Point.

 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

No Fires in Altadena Today, Sheriff’s Dept. Reports

No Fires in Altadena Today, Sheriff’s Dept. Reports

[UPDATED]  Sgt. Rudy Sanchez of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. reports there are NO active fires in the Altadena area.

Sanchez says the visible smoke and smokey smell are all coming from Chino and Corona fires.

Los Angeles County Fire has been called out in Altadena several times this morning in response to the conditions, but in fact no active fires have been located in the Altadena area.

Just In:

I just called the fire department. They said they recently extinguished a fire in Azusa and thought the smokey air here was from that fire. There are no fires in the Angeles Forest.

Tim Callahan

Alzada Rd.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Teens Unhurt in Drive-by Shooting Attack

Teens Unhurt in Drive-by Shooting Attack

 

A group of teenagers were unhurt after shooters in a car fired multiple shots at them in a drive-by attack last night about 7 p.m. near Lincoln Avenue and West Mendocino Street, authorities said.

“We had a shooting at a group of individuals that apparently were walking here on Lincoln,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Cruz Solis told the Pasadena Star-News. “The suspects were driving a dark colored car, possibly a [Dodge] Charger.”

Both patrol officers and gang detectives responded to the scene, and bullet casings reportedly were found.

Solis told the Star-News that the victims are not believed to have gang affiliations.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 5, 2015

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Blotter for the Week of April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5th

No significant activity to report

 

Monday, April 6th

8:00 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 1800 block of Layton Street. Loss: iPod Nano.

3:20 PM – Lois Marie Hall was arrested for trespassing onto private property in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue.

8:40 PM – April Anderson was arrested for battery (hands and feet) on a neighbor in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road.

 

Tuesday, April 7th

No significant activity to report.

 

Wednesday, April 8th

6:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred (entry, no force) in the 1800 block of N. Allen Avenue. Loss: storage bin, jewelry.

9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of W. Marigold Street. Suspects(s) entered via an unsecured window. Loss: unknown.

11:15 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of W.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cub Scouts Tour Altadena Sheriff’s Station Yesterday

Cub Scouts Tour Altadena Sheriff’s Station Yesterday

Between the reports of “shots fired” or “hiker trapped on canyon cliff,” the deputies of the Altadena Sheriff’s station have time for reaching out to the younger generation to introduce them to the human side of law enforcement and its rewards.

Yesterday, local Cub Scout Den #77 toured the station.

“They got to see the station jail and emergency response equipment. We took them through dispatch. They got to sit in and see how our dispatchers were able to handle emergency calls,” said Deputy Dan Paige.

A big reason behind the tour is give these younger members of society a positive outlook towards law enforcement.

“We want to gain rapport with them, to show them we are compassionate,” Paige said.

Among his duties at the Altadena Station, Paige is involved with L.A. County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 7.

When the Cub Scouts who toured the Station yesterday grow up a bit, they can be eligible to become an Explorer.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Father Reunited with Family, Who Were Trapped on Steep Hillside Above Las Flores Canyon

Father Reunited with Family, Who Were Trapped on Steep Hillside Above Las Flores Canyon

Sunday the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team , (AMRT) responded into Las Flores Canyon for the rescue of a mother and her two teenage children. At about 12:45 p.m. one of the stranded children was able to contact their father who called the Altadena Sheriff’s Station for help.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team hiked into the Las Flores Canyon and approximately 1/2 mile into the canyon, the rescue team could hear the family yelling.

AMRT continued searching and eventually saw the family was stranded on a very steep hillside, on loose crumbly rock. AMRT climbed up to the family and secured 100 feet of rope and lowered the family to safety.

All of the grateful hikers were uninjured, and happy to be on solid ground.

Los Angeles County Fire Department was standing-by at the base of the canyon, for any potential injuries.

 

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Woman Injured in Eaton Canyon Rescued by USAR Teams Last Evening

Woman Injured in Eaton Canyon Rescued by USAR Teams Last Evening

Pasadena Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Teams rescued a woman who fell in Eaton Canyon and suffered lacerations to her knee and leg Saturday evening about 5:29 p.m.

Authorities said the injured woman was reported to be in the area south of the bridge at the canyon’s northern end.

Arriving units established an Incident Center at Pinecrest Drive.

A rescue team from USAR 32 entered the canyon at the trailhead at Pinecrest and hiked south as additional fire department personnel hiked north from the McCurdy Nature Center in the canyon’s southern end.

Thee rescue teams contact with the victim, provided care, and assisted the victim to the Pinecrest Drive trailhead. The victim was suffering a laceration which was treated by paramedics.

The victim transported herself to the hospital for further treatment.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Car Fleeing CHP Crashes on El Molino Just South of Altadena, Suspect Disappears Into the Night

Car Fleeing CHP Crashes on El Molino Just South of Altadena, Suspect Disappears Into the Night

 

The high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle on the Foothill 210 Freeway careened onto Pasadena city streets and up Lake Avenue to Altadena’s border Saturday night before ending with a crash — this time, with far less serious consequences than Friday night’s horrific Colorado Street bridge collision.

Pasadena Police Sergeant Carrillo said tonight’s pursuit took to Pasadena city streets at the 210’s Lake Avenue offramp about 8:30 p.m. where the suspect driving the stolen vehicle headed north at such a high rate of speed that pursuing CHP units lost the car and called off their pursuit in the area of North Lake Avenue at Washington Boulevard.

The stolen car continued to flee north towards Altadena.

“Based on what witnesses were able to tell us, the driver lost control and it looks like he may have hit the curb and flipped and come to a resting point overturned on the front lawn of [a] residence,” Carrillo said.

The residence is located in the 1400 block of North El Molino Avenue.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

VIDA Program Youngsters, Sheriff’s Deputies and Altadena Mountain Rescue Hike to Echo Mountain Today

VIDA Program Youngsters, Sheriff’s Deputies and Altadena Mountain Rescue Hike to Echo Mountain Today

Story and Photography Courtesy Deputy Paige

Altadena station VIDA program youths and deputies, with help from the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, led 22 kids into the Angeles National Forest today. The group hiked almost 6 miles from Altadena to Echo Mountain.

The students saw some amazing scenery this morning, and learned about hiking safey and basic first aid.

Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) is a structured 16-week program for non-violent, at-risk youth between the ages of 11 and 17½. Through collaboration between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, community-based organizations, volunteers, schools and families, the program teaches youth the value of effective decision-making and taking responsibility for their futures.

If you want more information visit: http://www.vida.la

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Altadena Search & Rescue Team Rescues Two Hikers in Coyote Canyon Wednesday

Altadena Search & Rescue Team Rescues Two Hikers in Coyote Canyon Wednesday

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Altadena Search and Rescue (AMRT) Team received a 911 call for two lost hikers above Altadena, in the Angeles National Forest. AMRT responded into the area of Coyote Canyon and searched on foot and by vehicle for the missing hikers.

The hikers were able to tell the 911 operator that they were stranded on a steep canyon, and were directly under several large power lines. The rescue team was able to reach the hikers after approximately two hours.

Rescue crews used over 475 feet of rope to guide the hikers to safety, including approximately 175 feet of rope to lower the hikers down several cliffs.

The hikers were following a dry stream bed up the canyon, hiked past some steep dry waterfalls when the ground below them became so loose and crumbly the pair could not hike out. The hikers started their hike at 9:30 a.m on Wednesday, April 1 and called for help at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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