Crime Blotter


Pennsylvania Avenue: Deputies witnessed a car make an illegal turn on a red light at the Pennsylvania Avenue exit of the 210 Freeway on Nov. 18. Deputies performed a traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle. The driver denied possessing illegal substances when first asked by a deputy. "I have some weed in my right pocket," the suspect later said while being escorted from his car for a pending marijuana investigation. The marijuana was seized and the suspect was issued a citation after being unable to produce a medical marijuana license.

Verdugo Boulevard and Clifton Avenue: Deputies ticketed a driver the night of Nov. 18 for driving with a suspended driver's license.

2800 block of Henrietta Avenue: A man reported the rear window of his 1989 BMW had been smashed with a brick between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m. on Nov. 19. The hole was measured at 10 inches by 12 inches and the damage was estimated at $500. Deputies found the brick sitting in the front-passenger seat of the car. There was no other damage and nothing had been stolen from the vehicle.

4900 block of Rosemont Avenue: Deputies responded to a call regarding public intoxication at 3:40 a.m. on Nov. 19. A man had been walking down the street, stumbling after a woman while yelling at her, according to reports. When officers arrived, they found the man smelled strongly of alcohol and his eyes were droopy and bloodshot. He was detained by the deputies for his own safety after nearly falling. He began challenging the deputies to a fight, cursing and shouting to be released while he being arrested for public intoxication.

3000 block of Santa Carlotta Street: A man reported his locked van was broken into the morning of Nov. 21. There was no sign of forced entry but his work tools, a hand drill and power saw, were missing. Both items were valued at a total of $460.

2600 block of Ridge Pine Avenue: A woman reported her house had been broken into between 7:45 a.m. and noon on Nov. 22. The house had been entered after someone cut through a screen door and smashed the sliding glass door. The house was ransacked and several pieces of jewelry, an iPod, money and checks were stolen from the residence. Damages were estimated around $6,025.



2100 block of Rockridge Terrace: Deputies responded to a vandalism call the afternoon of Nov. 17. A woman reported seeing two men pull up in a two-door Honda hatchback, step out and spray-paint a word on a nearby wall. The word is measured at two feet high and six feet wide. Deputies took a photo of the graffito and a report was filed.

1700 block of Bonita Vista Drive: A man reported his unlocked car had been broken into between the night of Nov. 18 and the morning of Nov. 19. His driver's license, wallet, cell phone and debit card were missing. The man discovered his car had been broken into when at 3:45 a.m. his wife received a call from the cell phone that was in his car.

5000 block of Jarvis Avenue: A woman reported two cars had been broken into the morning of Nov. 19. Both cars were unlocked and parked in front of their owner's house. A phone charger, first-aid kit, wallet and credit card were all missing. Total damages were valued at $220.



Sport Chalet Drive: A Sport Chalet manager reported someone exited the store with a bag containing two golf clubs valued at $850 the afternoon of Nov. 17. The suspect entered the backseat of a getaway vehicle and sped away. The store's video revealed it took the suspect less than two minutes to steal the bag. An employee reported the suspect had been in the store the day before and thought the clubs were put in a set-up bag during that time. Deputies searched the area for the vehicle but were unable to locate it.

1300 block of Foothill Boulevard: A deputy responded to a burglary alarm at All About Watches around 1 a.m. on Nov. 19. The deputy found the front door glass was cracked but there was no sign of forced entry. The deputy also didn't see that anything had been disturbed or taken from the store. The police report noted the business has undergone several burglaries in the past months.

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