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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Maiden Lane and Morada Place regarding an out of state fugitive warrant.
Tuesday, August 23rd
1:54 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the business by shattering the front glass door. Stolen: computer monitor and currency.
1:15 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2500 block of La Venezia Court. Suspect(s) shattered the front and rear windows.
3:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Santa Anita Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by prying the basement door. Stolen: red Milwaukee tool bag, black tool bag, 18 gauge stapler, and a black cordless drill.
4:04 PM – A residential fire occurred in the 500 block of Mountain View Street. No injuries.
5:29 PM – Melroy Walker, 52 years old from Long Beach was arrested in the 900 block of E. Woodbury Road for possession of a controlled substance for sale.
8:47 PM – A robbery occurred in the 2000 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect described as a male Black, 5 feet 9 inches and 180 pounds. The suspect approached the front door of the business as the victim was closing the store and demanded the door to be opened. The armed suspect entered the store and stole the victim’s purse. Suspect last seen exiting the location and entering a silver Hyundai 4 door.
11:40 PM – Salvador Santamaria, 32 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Figueroa Drive and Kellogg Court.
Wednesday, August 24th
5:40 PM – Johan Pena, 31 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Woodbury Road for possession of a controlled substance.
Thursday, August 25th
No significant incidents.
Friday, August 26th
5:02 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 200 block of W. Harriet Street. The suspect struck the victim in the head with a skillet during an argument. Suspect has been identified.
10:00 PM – A battery occurred in the area of Morada Place and Maiden Lane. Suspects described as (2) males. No further information available.
Saturday, August 27th
3:30 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 3400 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect identified as the victim’s husband.