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Friday, August 26, 2016
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, 49 years old of Hesperia was arrested in the 900 block of Beverly Way for possession of a controlled substance.
5:14 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Lake Avenue and Morada Place. Vehicle described as a gray 2014 BMW X1.
10:30 PM – Harvey Anthony, 30 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 800 block of E. Sacramento Street for vehicle vandalism.
Thursday, August 18th
9:36 PM – An assault with a firearm occurred in the 400 block of West Mariposa Street. When deputies arrived, they spoke to a male who told them an unknown person in a vehicle fired six shots at him and a friend as they were walking. The victim was uncooperative and the other male ran away before deputies arrived.
Friday, August 19th
1:00 AM – An attempted robbery occurred at Hill Avenue and New York Drive. The victim met a female there through an on-line dating service. Both decided to go for a walk when an unknown person grabbed him from behind and held a knife to his neck. The suspect demanded the contents from the victim’s pockets, but he fought back and took the knife away from the suspect. The suspect ran west on New York Drive and out of sight.
Saturday, August 20th
2:08 AM – Following a rescue in the mountains at Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive an 18 y/o male and 19 y/o male hikers were arrested and cited for providing alcohol to minors. Two 16 y/o females hikers were cited for curfew violations, and released to their parents. All of the hikers were from the El Monte area.
7:12 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1900 block of Midlothian Drive. Vehicle described as a bronze 2000 Jaguar XJ8 with Arizona license plates.