Crime blotter

Area 1: Foothill Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue: Officers stopped to assist a California Highway Patrolman with a traffic stop the night of Nov. 11. The officers were approached by a man who smelled like he had been drinking alcohol. The man turned towards the officers and said, “I’m drunk.” He then sat down and said, “I’m drunk and can’t walk anymore.” The man was arrested for public intoxication.

2400 block of Montrose Avenue:

A man reported his vehicle had been scratched while it was parked in front of his house the night of Nov. 11. There was a 10 inch and 18 inch scratch alongside the car. An officer assessed the damage at $900.

2100 block of Montrose Avenue:

A man went to the post office and requested a total of 3,000 stamps at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 12. He wrote a $1,320 check to cover the purchase. The post-office employee saw the man’s name on the “bad check list” and called the Sheriff’s department. A deputy arrested the man on burglary charges and found two other forged checks in the man’s wallet.

Angeles Crest Highway:

A deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with a non-operable license at 12:55 a.m. on Nov. 13. The officer discovered there was a warrant out for the arrest of the front-side passenger. While arresting her the officer discovered she was carrying a butterfly knife.

2600 block of Foothill Boulevard:

A man reported he saw two white males run out of a grocery store into a running vehicle with two cases of beer the night of Nov. 10. Deputies responded and were told by store employees so that no one had purchased beer at that time. The witness gave the officers the car’s license number and a report was filed.

Area 2

4800 block of Grand Avenue:

Officers performed a welfare check on a man a 1:05 a.m. on Nov. 11. The man was hunched over, sitting in a parked vehicle that was blocking the street. Deputies found there was a warrant for his arrest for selling valium. A glass pipe used for smoking marijuana was found on the man’s person, and he was arrested.

Area 3

4400 block of Oak Grove Drive:

A man reported his vehicle had been broken into the morning of Nov. 14. The car’s battery, radiator, hood and top end of the motor had been stolen. The total damage was assessed at $1,225.

Angeles Crest Highway and Arroyo Summit Drive:

A deputy responded to a single-car traffic collision the night of Nov. 11, interviewing the driver three different times about what happened and receiving three different accounts. After searching the man’s car he found a pill bottle filled with marijuana. The suspect said he had a medical-marijuana license but not in his possession. He added that he always waits one hour after smoking to drive. The man was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

1800 block of Foothill Boulevard:

A woman reported someone had broken into her car on the afternoon of Nov. 11, while she was out on a soccer field for a hour. A deputy responded and saw the vehicle had been entered after the passenger’s side window was smashed. The victim’s wallet was stolen, including her driver’s license and credit cards. The deputy discovered three transactions had been made on the victim’s credit card upon further investigation.

100 block of Foothill Boulevard:

A man reported someone had stolen his locker gang box along from the construction site he works during the weekend of Nov. 12 and 15. Deputies discovered a chain securing a construction lift had been cut. Both the chain and lift were stolen, resulting in $7,050 worth of damages.

1900 block of Foothill Boulevard:

An officer responded to a two-car collision at 7:50 p.m. on Nov. 12. A man had run his automobile into a parked vehicle. The officer smelled alcohol on the man’s breath when he began questioning him. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence after failing a breathalyzer and field sobriety test.

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