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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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

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

Sunday, May 12th

1:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2400 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by removing the door lock. No items reported stolen.

Monday, May 13th

9:28 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1800 block of Mar Vista Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the kitchen window. No items reported stolen.
8:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of KinclairDrive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by kicking the front door. Suspect(s) initially tried to enter the residence by shattering the rear sliding door. Stolen: black safe and a personal documents.

Tuesday, May 14th

8:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Stolen: Burberry sunglasses and currency.
2:31 PM – Monica Arroyas, 40 years old of Pico Rivera was arrested in the area of Washington Boulevard and Grand Oaks Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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

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

Sunday, May 5th

3:15 AM – A battery occurred in the 3300 block of Laurice Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.
7:12 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of W. Poppyfields Drive. Vehicle was recovered by LASD Altadena in the area of Dabney Avenue.
9:55 AM – Oddis Cole, 63 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 700 block of E. Altadena Drive for possession of a controlled substance.

Tuesday, May 7th

10:30 AM – A battery occurred in the 3100 block of Glenrose Avenue. Suspect has been identified.

Wednesday, May 8th

7:10 PM – A battery occurred in the 1500 block of Marengo Avenue. Suspect has been identified.

Thursday, May 9th

6:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by tearing the window screen. Loss: silver MacBook Pro and white Apple charger.
6:45 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1300 block of E.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

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

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

Sunday, April 28th

12:48 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 300 block of W. Palm Street. Stolen: black cellphone.
10:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Lake Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: gray backpack containing ladies clothing.
1:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black purse, burgundy wallet, credit cards and other personal documents.

Monday, April 29th

9:48 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2700 block of Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by prying the door lock. Stolen: unknown.

Tuesday, April 30th

9:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3300 block of Rubio Crest Drive. Vehicle damage: shattered front and rear windshields.
11:30 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3100 block of Glenrose Avenue.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Rotary Club of Altadena in Association with the Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Presents the 23nd Annual Free Summer Concerts

The Rotary Club of Altadena in Association with the Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Presents the 23nd Annual Free Summer Concerts

The Rotary Club of Altadena in association with the Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena is announcing the 23nd Annual free Summer Concerts in the beautiful outdoor Amphitheater in Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena.

All Concerts are on Saturday evening and start at 7:00 p.m.This year’s season kicks off on July 6th (the weekend after the 4th of July) with The Answer to Classic Rock a local favorite band.The July 13th concert will host Blue Breeze Band and their dance floor packing Motown, R&B, Soul, and Funk arrangements. On July 20th Floyd and the Flyboys will perform with their unique sound influenced by traditional Soul, Blues, Funk, New Orleans R&B and Roots Rock. On July 27th we are showcasing ReLoVe who play Reggae, and Soul. August 3rd will be Live From Earth who will provide a Pat Benatar Tribute. On August 10th Upstream returns to provide Reggae, Soca, and Caribbean tunes – bring your dancing shoes! August 17th My Generation will feature British Invasion Genre Rock.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Some Things Are Too Toxic to Trash

Some Things Are Too Toxic to Trash

Residents of Altadena will have the opportunity to safely discard of their household hazardous waste, such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint and pesticides, among others, during a free Household Hazardous and E-Waste collection event on Saturday, May 11, at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Fleet Maintenance Yard, located at 252 West Mountain View Street in Altadena.

The free event is part of LA county’s Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup Program, presented by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, in cooperation with the Altadena unincorporated community.

Residents can also bring their home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles to the event, as well as universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones.

More than 50 of these free household hazardous waste and e-waste roundups are conducted throughout the county each year to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their homes of these unwanted hazardous materials.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

State Treasurer Appoints Darrell Park to the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) Citizens Oversight Board

State Treasurer Appoints Darrell Park to the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) Citizens Oversight Board

California Treasurer Fiona Ma has appointed Darrell Park of Altadena to the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) Citizens Oversight Board.

“I am thankful for Darrell’s commitment to serve on this important board,” said Treasurer Ma. “He is among the best in his field and the State will be much better for his contribution.”

The California Clean Energy Jobs Act provides up to $550 million per year for renewable energy and energy efficiency technology installations in K-12 public schools and community colleges. The institutions may then spend the savings realized through substantially reducing their electricity bills on investments in their students, teachers and staff.

The role of the California Clean Energy jobs Act (proposition 39) – Citizens Oversight Board is to ensure funds are spent with maximum effectiveness.

“This board is on the cutting edge of the conversion of the state’s conversion to renewable sources,” Mr. Park said. “I look forward to contributing my experience to the thoughtful stewardship of Prop 39 resources.”

Mr.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

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

Sunday, April 21st

4:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3200 block of N. Mount Curve. Stolen: prescription glasses, Ray Ban sunglasses, black Metro PCS cellphone, blue handicap placard, and vehicle registration.
10:50 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 600 block of E. Pine Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: white YSL handbag, red wallet, black Burberry sandals, and Nike Vapor shoes.

Monday, April 22nd

3:15 PM – Amanda Oviatt, 30 years old of Pasadena and Jared Smith, 35 years old of Pasadena were arrested in the 2200 block of E. Crary Street for under the influence of a controlled substance.
4:07 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 800 block of E. Alameda Street. Suspects were taken into custody.
5:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2100 block of N. Roosevelt Avenue. Stolen: black gym bag containing credit cards.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Advisory: Request to Paint House Numbers on Your Curb May be a Scam

Advisory: Request to Paint House Numbers on Your Curb May be a Scam

Today you notice a note or envelope on your door telling you your curb is going to be painted. There may be language that makes it appear to be sent from LA Co. Public works. All you have to do is fork over a $20 donation.

Residents could feel pressured into putting money on the front door, which is obviously not safe anyway.

Is it a scam? Maybe. Do you have to comply? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

In Los Angeles County the painter has to get prior approval for any literature they plan to hand out and obtain a permit to solicit door to door in L.A. County. Ask where the money is going. If it’s for charity, they’re required to have information about the organization and in most cases their non-profit information.

The person will need to have your approval before doing any work on your property. If you ignore them / don’t respond and they paint your curb with shiny new numbers,

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reward Reinstated in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy at Altadena Home, Police Seek Any Information

Reward Reinstated in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy at Altadena Home, Police Seek Any Information

A $20,000 reward has been reinstated for the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered 4-year-old Salvador Esparza III on July 5, 2016.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is asking for the public’s help with any information regarding the murder of the baby, who was shot and killed in front of the house on the 300 block of West Figueroa Drive in Altadena.

At around 10:30 p.m., the child was with his parents on July 5 visiting a friend’s home on the corner of Olive and Figueroa in Altadena when a suspect fired several rounds in the direction of the house which killed Esparza and injured a 27-year-old black male, an LA County Sheriff’s Dept. press release read.

Detectives said the shooter was a suspected gang member who chased a 27-year-old man onto the property, shooting 13 rounds and hitting the man and Salvador. The child was struck in the head by a bullet and was killed and the man lived.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

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

Sunday, March 31st
5:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 100 block of W. Altadena Drive. Stolen: brown Char-Grill smoker.

Monday, April 1st

2:05 PM – A grand theft of landscaping equipment occurred in the 2900 block of Mount Curve Avenue. Stolen: (3) hedge trimmers.
2:45 PM – A robbery occurred at a business in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect described as a male, Black, approximately 20-25 years old, 5 ft. 8 in. – 5 ft. 10 in. and 130 – 140 pounds. Stolen: currency.
3:05 PM – A package theft occurred in the 3400 block of McNally Street. Stolen: package containing unknown items.
9:45 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle described as black 2005 Lexus ES330.

Tuesday, April 2nd

10:59 AM – A trailer was reported stolen from the 1000 block of E. Woodbury Road. Trailer described as a white 1998 Rockwood M-204055 trailer.

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