Crime Report: Vandal shatters glass window at La Cañada business

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
A passerby walking his dog late on the night of March 25 called 911 after he noticed a shattered window at a Foothill Boulevard business.
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March 25

Theft by false pretenses: 5100 block of Solliden Lane, La Cañada. A man discovered while reviewing his American Airlines account online that on March 15 someone had stolen 100,000 of his frequent flier miles from it.

March 26
Vandalism: 1300 block of Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada. A passerby walking his dog observed at 11:14 p.m. that someone had shattered a glass window at a business. He called 911, and the responding deputies arrived to investigate. The business owner called to the scene walked through the building with a deputy but found nothing amiss inside.

Prowling: 4300 block of Briggs Avenue, Montrose. A man saw another man who appeared to be in his early 20s walking up his driveway, past his kitchen window and headed toward a locked gate that leads toward the garage and backyard. The resident yelled out at the stranger, who then turned around and ran to a waiting four-door black Cadillac. The suspect climbed into the passenger side of the car, which was then driven north on Briggs and out of view. The suspect was described in the report as being either black or Latino.

March 29
Grand theft: 3000 block of El Caminito Drive, La Crescenta. A woman reported that two pieces of fine jewelry — a diamond-studded engagement ring with a 2-karat diamond in the center and a white gold tennis bracelet that also featured diamonds all the way around it — were stolen along with some sentimental jewelry items sometime between Dec. 24 and March 26. The victim said the items had been taken from a safe and that the only time she can recall anyone possibly being able to access it was on Dec. 28, when she held a backyard barbecue for 40 guests.

March 30
Theft by false pretenses: 2900 Santa Carlotta Street, La Crescenta. A man who believed a phone caller was a legitimate representative of a bank he does business with reported the March 26 call was actually an elaborate ruse that led to two fraudulent transactions against his account. He notified his bank and was told to file a claim with its fraud division and make a police report.

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

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