DUI Enforcement Ahead in LCF

Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, made his monthly report to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council at Monday night's meeting, where he announced a grant will fund DUI enforcement points throughout the year.

The grant would allow the Sheriff's to conduct up to eight DUI enforcements during the year. They plan to do saturation control at four different locations on Friday or Saturday nights.

Peters also announced Deputy Tod Sam, who has handled the early morning shift at the CV Station for more than six years, will be training as officer for the day-time shift.

As to crime stats, Peters reported that in January there was one robbery in the city; the suspect is known by the victim. There was one case of aggravated assault and eight burglaries. A total of 34 larceny thefts were reported. Six thefts involved items being removed from unlocked vehicles, two were residential thefts and three such crimes took place at a local high school. "This is unusual," said Peters.

"Many of these thefts are opportunity thefts. There was one incident where something was stolen through the sunroof a car that was left open," Peters said. "Although this is a safe neighborhood, people still need to lock their cars."

Peter said the Sheriff's Dept. recommends residents stay alert to mail scams. "If you know your credit card bill has been late, take action immediately," he said.

During the January 12 cases of vandalism and six narcotics-related incidents were reported.

As to the traffic report, last month there were 13 collisions, three injury accidents, 10 non-injury accidents, two private property events and 195 warnings were given to drivers.

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