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Crime Report: Home on the market burglarized, but intruders don’t get past garage

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
A vacant house that’s on the market was targeted by burglars at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, according to a report on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
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Jan. 13

Vandalism, mail theft: 300 block of Corona Drive, La Cañada. A woman noticed when leaving her home at about 7 a.m. that her mailbox, which is kept locked, was damaged and its door was open. Having earlier installed video surveillance equipment because her mail had been targeted by thieves before, the woman looked at the video footage. At 6:53 a.m. it recorded a man wearing black shoes, a black hood jacket, blue pants and a blue hat getting out of a silver Acura RSX, approaching her neighbors’ mailbox, prying it open with a tool he carried, emptying it and taking its contents back to the Acura. He then returned to the victim’s mailbox and repeated those steps.

Jan. 16

Vandalism: 4400 block of Ocean View Boulevard, Montrose. A woman reported that sometime between 1 p.m. Jan. 15 and 9:26 a.m. Jan. 16 someone wielding a sharp tool gauged several lines and a profane word on the exterior of her 2010 Toyota Prius, which she’d left parked on the street. She couldn’t say who was responsible but did recall having been in a road rage incident on Dec. 20 that she said caused her to put her car in reverse and knock over a motorcycle that was parked behind her.

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Identity theft: 2500 block of Olive Avenue, La Crescenta: A woman who was checking her Experian credit monitoring service discovered that someone in March 2018 had fraudulently used her identification to open an electric utility account with Evergy, which provides energy to customers in Kansas and Missouri.

Jan. 17

Burglary: 300 block of St. Katherine Drive, La Cañada. An alarm sensor recorded that at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 someone tried to open the front door of a residence that’s on the market. Afterward, the front and rear doors to the garage were found open and the interior of the garage ransacked. It appeared someone had tried to unsuccessfully kick in the front door and left a white work glove on the ground near it. The woman who is selling the home said she was last there on Jan. 11 and left everything secured. She doesn’t believe any other areas of the home were disturbed during the incident.

Jan. 18

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Theft by access card: 3100 block of Orange Ave., La Crescenta. A man reported that between Sept. 12 and Sept. 26 of last year someone used his Bank of America debit card without his permission to make several purchases. The amount stolen was redacted from the report, but he reported it to his bank on Oct. 11 and on Nov. 7 received a letter from Bank of America saying the funds had been credited back to his account.

Compiled from reports on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

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