Crime blotter

Area 1: 2100 block of Waltonia Drive: The passenger side mirror of a 2010 Chevy Tahoe was smashed in the early morning hours of Dec. 5. The damage was assessed at $300.

2100 block of Crescenta Avenue: The front passenger-side window of a gray 2008 Honda Accord was smashed and a Garmin GPS device stolen from the vehicle in the early morning hours of Dec. 5. The window was valued at $250 and the GPS device at $240.

4400 block of Ocean View Boulevard: A Panasonic flat-screen television valued at $880 was stolen between 2 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 from an apartment that appeared to be ransacked after a bedroom window was smashed. Prior to deputies arriving on the scene, a witness phoned the Crecenta Valley Sheriff's Station to report a white female in her early 20s with a blond ponytail fleeing the area with two men, one of whom was carrying a flat-screen TV. The three fled the scene north on Ocean View in a silver pickup truck.

4300 Rosemont Avenue: A 200 Chevy Astrovan and 2006 Chevy van were burglarized overnight on Dec. 1. Items taken from the minivan included a Louis Vuitton purse and wallet valued at a combined $1,500. Plumbing and power tools valued at $880 were taken from the van. Rear doors of both vehicles were left open.

Area 2

4800 block of Indianola Way: A 30-gigabyte Apple iPod valued at $100 was stolen overnight on Dec. 1 from a green MiniCooper. The driver-side door was left open by the suspect.

700 block of Lynnhaven Lane: A Magellan GPS device valued at $100 was stolen overnight on Dec. 1 from a 2008 Ford pickup. The driver- side door was left open by the suspect.

4600 block of Encinas Drive: At 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 2, a man noticed from his home that the interior light of his 2007 Ford Explorer was on and found a white male standing near an open passenger door. Deputies searched but could not find the man. An iPod charger cord was taken from the vehicle.

1200 block of Flanders Road: A 17-inch Hewlett-Packard laptop balued at $600 and a Verizon Internet access card were stolen overnight on Dec. 1 from a 2010 Suburu Outback. A deputy responding to the Encinas Drive incident noticed a driver-side door left open on the vehicle.

Southwest corner of Viro Road at Baptiste Way: A 67-year-old woman who had left her miniature poodle in a 1993 Honda Accord with the windows partially rolled down returned from leading an hour-long home tutoring session at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 to find her dog missing. A gardener told her said he had seen two young men reach into the vehicle and take the dog, described as a 7-pound make with a white coat, bad teeth and a blue collar.

Area 3

3800 block of Domal Lane: A 20-foot section of chain-link fence was stolen sometime between Nov. 4 and Dec. 4 from the back yard of a residence under construction. The loss is valued at $150.

4400 block of Bel Air Drive: Between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, thieves entered a home by cutting a hole in a bedroom's glass balcony door and burglarized more than $20,000 in jewelry and cash. Investigators noticed that an eight-foot aluminum ladder belonging to the victims had been used to reach the balcony. Items reported stolen included two Rolex watches valued at $6,000 each, an $8,000 Omega watch, miscellaneous items from a jewelry box and $500 in Korean currency. Pillowcases were also taken — possibly to carry off the loot.

3800 block of Chevy Chase Drive: A $2,500 drain and sewer inspection camera was stolen from the back of a pickup truck just before noon on Dec. 3 as a plumber was at work on residence. The victim and another witness saw two Latino males believed to be in their 20s pull the equipment from the truck bed but were unable to reach the scene before the suspects sped away in a Jeep Cherokee.

4300 block of Beulah Drive: A wallet with a credit card in it was stolen from an unlocked 2009 Honda CRV overnight on Dec. 1.

4800 block of Indianola Way: About $3 in currency and coins, a box of golf balls, iPod and leather purse with a checkbook and credit card were stolen overnight Dec. 1 from an unlocked 2004 BMW.

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