Crescenta Valley Crime: Glass door smashed, home ransacked

La Cañada

July 12

Petty theft, vehicle: 4400 block of Cornishon Avenue. A man called to report that, while he was skateboarding from noon to 1 p.m., someone entered his unlocked 2011 BMW 335i and stole his wallet from the car's center console. The wallet contained a debit card and a driver's license. No witnesses could be located. When the victim called to suspend his credit card, he was informed it had been used to purchase goods at a gas station in Pasadena.

July 13

Petty theft, vehicle: 200 block of Foothill Boulevard. At 11:30 a.m., a man parked his car by a softball field and returned an hour later to find his unlocked 2006 Honda Accord had been entered and his wallet, containing two credit cards, a debit card and his driver's license, had been stolen from the center console. The victim was told to suspend service on the cards and contact all three major credit bureaus.

July 16

Burglary, residence: 5000 block of Gould Avenue. A man called the sheriff's station to report that sometime between 10 a.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday, someone entered his detached garage and stole his bicycle, a black and yellow Bianchi carbon fiber road bike, from under his work bench. The victim believed he may have left a side door unlocked at that time. There were no signs of forced entry, and no witnesses could be located.

July 18

Burglary, residence: 4800 block of Grand Avenue. A woman was checking on a friend's house while he was away on vacation when she noticed during that day's visit the home had been ransacked. As she looked around, she noticed glass on the rear door had been smashed and the door left open. A deputy observed a rock about 10 inches away from the door and surmised that had been the suspect's point of entry. The home's master bedroom and two children's rooms were strewn with items. As the owner was away and could not be reached, it could not be determined whether anything had been taken.

Petty theft, unlocked vehicle: 5100 block of Greencrest Road. A man called to report that sometime between 1 and 4 p.m. the day before, someone entered his unlocked 2002 Ford Expedition and stole cash from a wallet that had been left in the center console. The victim stated that at about 3 p.m. that day, he saw a white two-door truck with a roll-up door pull up next to his vehicle. He did not see the driver, but noticed when he went to his vehicle an hour later, his wallet was on the ground and the driver's side door was ajar. Fingerprints were not ordered, as the door handle had been contaminated by the victim. No witnesses could be found.

July 19

Grand theft, business: 2100 block of Foothill Boulevard. The day manager at Jo-Ann Fabrics called police to report that on Friday morning, a cart filled with 24 fleece blankets she'd rolled out in front of the store to advertise a sale had been taken sometime between the hours of 1:30 and 9 p.m. She realized the following morning, when she saw three sale item carts instead of four that one was missing, and called the night clerk. The clerk said there had only been three at closing time. A loss prevention officer was called to come review surveillance videos.

Burglary, business: 800 block of Foothill Boulevard. A manager at the AT&T store contacted officers to report that when she opened that store at 9:15 a.m., she noticed two Smartphones had been stolen. Surveillance footage showed a man and a woman entering the store shortly after 8 p.m., walking up a display cases and removing the security devices from a phone. Another phone was missing from a case not viewed by the security camera. An employee who worked that night said he remembered talking to the pair. He described the man as being in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 5 and weighing 180 pounds, and having long black hair and glasses. He was wearing a beanie hat. The woman, about the same age, was described as being 5 feet 2 and about 120 pounds with black hair and having a distinct tattoo on her back. The suspects entered through the front door, but exited through the rear door of the store.

La Crescenta

July 19

Burglary, vehicle: 5900 Canyonside Road. A woman reported that sometime between 1:45 and 8 a.m. that morning, someone had smashed the driver's side rear window of her 2006 Honda Civic and taken a black duffel bag and a pair of Nike tennis shoes from its interior. No witnesses or other victims in the area could be located, and a fingerprint test was ordered.

July 20

Petty theft: 3100 block of Los Olivos Lane. A man reported that sometime between 5 p.m. the day before and 6 p.m. that day, someone stole the catalytic converter from his 2003 Honda Element as it was parked on the street in front of his home. When he started his car that day, it made a loud noise. That's when he realized the part had been taken. A report was filed, but no witnesses could be located.

-- Compiled by Sara Cardine

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