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Crime Report: Safe holding passports and other personal effects stolen from master closet in home burglary

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Crimes in late December included cases of vehicle burglary and burglary.
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Dec. 27

Vehicle burglary: 265 Berkshire Ave. Video surveillance equipment at Flint Canyon Tennis Club recorded footage of someone walking around the manager’s parked 2015 Honda Civic multiple times and then accessing its trunk. The victim said someone had damaged the driver’s door handle and key hole. She found the key hole lock in some bushes near where she’d parked the car at 8:55 a.m. that day. Nothing was reported taken.

Dec. 28

Burglary: 800 block of Greenridge Drive. A man reported that his family left their home at about 5:10 p.m. to go out to dinner. While out, at 6:24 p.m. and again at 7:37 p.m., the man received phone alerts from his alarm company of windows being shattered at their two-story home. On return, they found that a double-pane glass sliding door and a double-pane window had been broken. A ladder that did not belong to the residents was found propped against a wall and the broken window. Bloodstains were found on the ladder and nearby roof tiles. Nothing was reported missing.


Dec. 30

Vehicle burglaries: 700 and 800 blocks of La Porte Drive. Three residents of the same street reported their locked vehicles had been broken into overnight by someone who shattered windows to gain access. One was a 2017 Acura MDX, from which cash, a personal check and a laptop were stolen. Another was a 2018 BMW X3, where the thieves found and stole two Apple iPads. Taken from a third vehicle, a 2010 Honda Odyssey, were a MasterCard, a leather wallet and a backpack. A neighbor’s video surveillance captured footage of two people (no further description available) looking into vehicles on the 700 block, then, at 3:13 a.m., smashing a vehicle’s window and then reaching in and out of the car. On the 800 block, a woman said the break-in to her Odyssey took place at 9:14 p.m., according to video surveillance, and involved a man who might have been either Latino or white, getting out of a Chevy pick-up truck driven by a second suspect, then breaking into her car.

Jan. 4

Burglary: 4300 block of Woodleigh Lane. A Ring video doorbell alert sent to the homeowner’s cellphone notified him of a possible break-in at 7:24 p.m. Ring footage showed two males wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves jumping over his front porch railing. A window in the kitchen door was later found broken, but the door was secure. Floodlights affixed to the second floor just above the kitchen door had been turned upside down, apparently by the intruders.


Burglary: 900 Green Lane. Sometime between 6:30 and 8:40 p.m., someone broke a window to gain entrance to the home and ransacked the master bedroom. Taken from the master closet was a metal safe that held passports, Social Security cards and two gold wedding bands.