Crime Report: Sheriff's officials receive vandalism, auto theft reports

La Cañada Flintridge

Dec. 2


Petty theft from vehicle: 1200 block of Olive Lane. A woman reported someone entered her Jeep Laredo, which had been left parked in her driveway, and took a pair of black Marc Jacobs aviator-style sunglasses from the center console sometime between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 a.m. Dec. 2.

Vandalism: 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive. A man reported that sometime between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2 someone placed two, 8-inch-long scratches on both the front and rear right side doors of his 2013 Chevy Silverado, which had been left parked at the curb overnight.


Mail theft: 1600 block of Orange Tree Lane. A man reported that he placed an addressed envelope containing a check in his mailbox on the evening of Dec. 1 for pickup the next day. At 9:51 a.m. Dec. 2 he noticed his mailbox was open and the outgoing mail missing. He said he found a beanie on the ground near the mailbox and surmised it belonged to the mail thief. He called his bank and placed a "hold" on the check.

Dec. 3

Vandalism, mailbox: 3900 block of Starland Drive. A woman reported that when she left her house at about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2 she noticed her mailbox was locked and secured. At about 2:30 p.m.. Dec. 3, she saw that it had been pried open. She also noticed the same damage had been done to her neighbor's locked mailbox.

Vandalism, vehicle: 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive. A man reported on Dec. 3 that sometime between 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and 7 a.m. Nov. 21 someone hand-wrote words on the driver's side and rear windows of his 2010 Prius through the accumulated road dust. After seeing the scrawlings, he then noted someone also scratched the passenger side rear door and front panel of the car. The acts occurred while the Prius was parked on the street.

Vandalism, 1400 block of Sugar Loaf Drive. A man reported that sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 3 someone pried open his secured mailbox. He said he found some parcels of mail still in the box and was unsure if anything had been stolen.

Dec. 4

Burglary, vehicle: 1300 block of Flanders Road. A man reported that at about 10 p.m. Dec. 3 his son had left his 2007 Honda Civic parked on the street in front of his residence. At about 7 a.m. Dec. 4 he returned to his vehicle to discover the driver's side window had been smashed and the car ransacked . A black leather wallet containing miscellaneous cards and a driver's license were taken from the center console.

Grand theft from vehicle: 5300 block of Palm Drive. A woman reported she parked her 2012 Lexus LS460L in the driveway of her residence at about 7 p.m. Dec. 3. She does not recall whether or not she locked it, but did not hear its alarm go off during the night, so believes it might have been left unlocked. She returned to the vehicle at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 4 to find it had been ransacked. Taken were two taekwondo gear bags, a garment bag and a bag containing miscellaneous checks and invoices.

Dec. 6

Grand theft from vehicle: 4400 block El Camino Corto. A man reported that he returned to his residence at about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 and parked his car in his driveway. When he went out again at 4:50 p.m. he noticed several items were missing from the back seat of his vehicle. Taken were a 20-inch Apple desktop computer, a mini-Segway, a Tumi briefcase, a bag full of women's clothing purchased at Nordstrom and a bag of women's clothing samples. Deputies responding to his call spoke to a neighbor who reported seeing a brown or tan SUV pull up and stop near the victim's driveway at about noon that day. The witness also saw the rear hatch and side doors of the suspect vehicle hanging open, but did not see its occupant(s).

Petty theft from vehicle: 4200 block of Lenzgrove Lane. A man reported that a Verizon wireless Wi-Fi box and eight baseball caps with "Total Clean" written on the front were taken from his unlocked car sometime between 2 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. Dec. 6.

Grand theft from vehicle: 4100 block of Wishing Well Drive. A man reported that at about 11:45 p.m. Dec. 5 he parked his 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe in the driveway of his residence, but did not lock it. When he returned to it at 7 a.m. Dec. 6 he saw it had been ransacked. Items taken included a leather purse containing credit and debit cards, as well as a paycheck; a season pass to Mountain High ski resort; a black nylon gear bag, Solomon snowboarding boots, numerous clothing items, gloves, helmet and other protective gear.


Carol Cormaci,

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