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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Sunday, December 31st
7:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3000 block of GlenroseAvenue. Vehicle described as a white 2017 Toyota Prius V.
11:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Woodbury Road and Raymond Avenue. Vehicle described as a tan 2002 Toyota Sienna.
Monday, January 1st
2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2900 block of Casitas Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: airsoft gun. Suspect has been identified as a juvenile and was taken into custody.
Tuesday, January 2nd
10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Crest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the rear door. Stolen: jewelry.
8:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Crystal Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured window. Stolen: jewelry and brown Louis Vuitton carry-on suitcase.
10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of PinecrestDrive.Read More »
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at Altadena Sheriff’s Station.
Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. This is unfortunate but not surprising. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972. That she did not die that day or in the months that followed is nothing short of a miracle. That she survived as long as she did was a testimony to God’s grace and her indomitable spirit.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, she was added to the Los Angeles County Peace Officer’s memorial for her sacrifice.
That Charlie became a deputy sheriff at all was a bit of an accident. Her husband was the one who wanted to be the deputy. He took the written exam twice, failing it both times. Charlie decided to take the exam to help him out.Read More »
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Missing At-Risk Juvenile from 2900 blk of Nido Dr. Altadena, Richard White, Male White, 12 y/o, 5’5”, 140 lbs,
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Richard White. Richard was noticed missing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:50 p.m. during a facility check at Hathaway-Sycamores Group Home, 2933 El Nido Drive, Altadena. Richard has walked away from the facility once before.
Richard is a 12-year old White male, 5’5” tall, weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Richard suffers from a medical condition which requires him to take medication daily and had not taken his medication prior to being reported missing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station, Detective Ojeda at (626) 798-1131 or (626) 798-2130.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP”Read More »
Saturday, December 30, 2017
LASD Reminds You Don’t Shoot! Shooting a Gun into the Air is a Felony. Please, Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely
Each return of New Year’s Eve brings the opportunity to symbolically say good bye to old habits and outmoded things, and begin a new chapter in one’s life with fresh ideas and a brighter outlook.
Unfortunately and all too often, the celebration of brooming-out the old and welcoming-in the new is disrupted by indiscriminate gunfire into the air. The adage of “what goes up, must come down” rings especially true in this case, and with the acceleration of gravity, physics determine free-falling objects speed up as they return to earth. The danger of injuring someone with firing even a single round into the air is a lethal prospect. Each year, tragic reports nationwide tell of unsuspecting victims being struck and tragically injured by falling bullets caused by celebratory gunfire.
Despite public warnings and common sense, many people across Los Angeles disregard advisements and basic firearm safety, and discharge firearms into the air to celebrate the arrival of the new year.
Last year,Read More »
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Sunday, December 17th
9:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2800 block of N. Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) broke the vehicle’s side view mirror.
5:00 PM – A battery occurred in the 800 block of Mountain View Street. Suspect has been identified as the victim’s brother.
Monday, December 18th
11:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block W. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the kitchen window screen. Stolen: black Asus laptop, black Fitbit, gray Toshiba TV, and a beige safe.
Tuesday, December 19th
6:20 PM – Elvis Cabral, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road for possession of a controlled substance.
11:00 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 3500 block of Canon Boulevard. Suspect(s) damaged the gate.
Wednesday, December 20th
6:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 4400 block of El Prieto Road.Read More »
Monday, December 25, 2017
David Larimer was the first Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to Altadena to lose his life in the line of duty. It happened on a dark Christmas Eve in 1941, shortly after blackouts were ordered in the wake of the Pearl Harbor bombing.
Retired Lieutenant John Stanley, historian for the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, wrote an account of the accident that took the life of Deputy Sheriff David Stout Larimer’s 70 years ago, and the annual tradition at the station that honors his memory.
Larimer and his partner Benjamin Davis were patrolling Colorado Blvd. just west of Rosemead Blvd. after dark that Christmas Eve when they saw a woman trying to cross the street at Lotus Ave. Larimer usually wasn’t on patrol. Accident investigation was one of his primary responsibilities, and he and Davis were the chief investigators for Altadena traffic collisions at the time.
Because of the blackout and inclement weather, this was a challenge for the woman,Read More »
Thursday, December 21, 2017
This is a warning to everyone about sheriff / police impersonators calling residents and saying, “There is a warrant out for your arrest, and if you don’t pay up, you’ll be arrested.”
An Altadena resident was called at their house by a man from 626 area code, local phone number, saying at he was a L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy. The deputy told our resident they had two warrants for arrest for missing jury duty. They also said a $1000 cash bond was needed to be paid, or they would be arrested.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not call you to demand money for arrest warrants. If you are contacted over the phone and are suspicious, ask for the callers name and employee number and call our station, (626) 798-1131 or whichever police department they are representing and ask to verify the information.
If the caller tells you to put money on a prepaid card and give him the card number.Read More »
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Monday, December 11th
1:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 500 block of E. Poppyfields Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the sliding glass door. Stolen: passports.
4:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 600 block of W. Altadena Drive. Stolen: brown and white Michael Kors purse.
5:57 PM – A stolen vehicle occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle described as a green 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe.
6:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of El Molino Avenue. Suspect(s) damaged the vehicle door handle.
Tuesday, December 12th
1:00 PM – A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Stolen: various Canon cameras, lens, and memory cards.
2:19 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 700 block of E. Sacramento Street. Suspect has been identified and investigation is on-going.
5:15 PM – Ismael Garcia,
Monday, December 11, 2017
Catch ’em all! The Altadena Library is sponsoring a Pokemon Club this Tuesday, December 12, for all Pokemon trainers. Kids from 8 to 12 can battle it out, trade cards, and make new friends with other trainers in the Children’s Room of the library.
Pokemon Club organizers say the library will supply cards if you don’t have a set of your own — just don’t trade them.
If you have any questions or require special accommodation, please contact the Children’s Desk at (626) 798-0833 extension 108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a free event that starts at 4 p.m.
The Altadena Library is at 600 E. Mariposa Street in Altadena.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Sunday, November 26th
12:45 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect was arrested.
5:40 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred in the 2500 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect was arrested.
Monday, November 27th
12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of E. Mendocino Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: multi-color designer rug.
Thursday, November 30th
3:00 PM – A grand theft (telephone scam) occurred in the 2400 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Stolen: currency.
5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1800 block of Coolidge Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting the window screen. Stolen: designer handbags and jewelry.
Friday, December 1st
7:00 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 600 block of W. Altadena Drive. Suspect has been identified.
7:30 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 1900 block of N.