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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s May 17, 2016 meeting to be conducted at the Altadena Community Center, 730 East Altadena Drive, starting at 7:00 p.m.
A pdf version is available by clicking here.
1. CALL TO ORDER
1.1. Pledge of Allegiance ___________________________ Councilmember
1.2. Roll Call _____________________________________ Recording Secretary, Damon Hobdy
1.3. Approve May 17, 2016 meeting Agenda
2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS
2.1. Chairman ____________________________________ Diane Marcussen
2.2. Vice Chairman ________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.3. Recording Secretary ___________________________ Damon Hobdy
2.3.1. Approve April 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.3.2. Minor ATC Bylaw revision
2.4. Treasurer ____________________________________ Patricia Sutherlen
2.5. Corresponding Secretary _______________________ Billy Malone
3. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
3.1. California Highway Patrol _______________________ Officer Mike Ulloa
3.2. Altadena Sheriff’s Station ______________________ Lt. Clay
3.3. Cert ________________________________________
3.4. County Fire __________________________________ Stephanie English
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Friday, May 13, 2016
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.Read More »
Friday, May 13, 2016
Sunday May 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“Altadena Goes Green,” Electronic Waste Center, Inc. Recycling all electronic devices in an environmentally safe manner. Recyclable materials include but are not limited to TVs, monitors, computers, printers, keyboards, mouse, copiers, A/V equipment, cell phones, etc. (No fluorescent light bulbs, alkaline batteries.) 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Altadena Adventist Church, 2609 Lincoln Ave. Info: (626) 794-3953.Read More »
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Saturday, May 14th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Rubio Canyon Nature Preserve
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty with a day of birding and habitat restoration.
Join the Pasadena Audubon Society and the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy at Rubio Preserve on May 14th. This is an all ages event (but please, no dogs). There will be a bird walk from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and then help restore Rubio Canyon’s bird habitat by either removing invasive plants or planting native plants from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Wear clothes that you are okay getting dirty, sturdy shoes, and a hat. Organizers ask that participants bring a refillable water bottle and sunscreen. Water and light snacks will be provided.
“Whether you’ve been birding for years or just want to learn who is visiting your backyard feeders, we welcome anyone with a love for our feathered friends.”
Rubio Canyon is at Rubio Vista Road in Altadena.Read More »
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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,
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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,Read More »
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Fair this year is in honor and remembrance of Nancy Doyle, who was a long-time member of the Exhibits Committee and also a much accomplished and very talented artist who participated in the Art Fair for over 20 years!
Seventy-five artists, including 18 newly juried, will display and sell their works of art. Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media and weaving. The Art Fair will be the perfect place to treat mom to a wonderful Mother’s Day gift or to buy upcoming graduation and wedding gifts, as well as to purchase pieces for your own enjoyment.
The Featured Artist this year is Sarah Moore.Read More »