Crime Blotter - April 27, 2011

4300 block of Ramsdell Avenue: A man looking out his kitchen window at 8:45 p.m. on April 20 noticed that a stranger was inside his parked 2003 Land Rover and appeared to be rummaging through personal items in the car. The man ran outside, prompting the intruder to flee. He described the suspect as a 15- to 18-year-old boy wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt. Deputies could not locate the suspect. Missing from the vehicle were a portable DVD player valued at $150 and a 64-gigabyte iPod valued at $350.

3100 Prospect Avenue: Jorge Silvano Zamudio, 20, of La Crescenta was arrested just after 9 p.m. on April 20 for possession of hashish and narcotics paraphernalia. Deputies searching the area for the Ramsdell Avenue vehicle burglary suspect noticed that Zamudio was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and stopped to interview him. Thinking a bulge in the pocket of his sweatshirt could be stolen property, deputies searched Zamudio and found a plastic bottle containing hashish and two glass marijuana pipes. Investigators later determined that Zamudio was not involved in the earlier vehicle burglary.

2500 block of Manhattan Avenue: A flight attendant waiting for a ride to work at around 7 a.m. on April 20 left a canvas bag in the driveway of her home as she briefly went inside to carry out another bag. When the woman returned outside, she found the luggage she had left in the driveway was missing. The stolen bag, itself valued at $400, contained a $400 laptop computer, shoes and clothing valued at $300, a cosmetics bag and makeup valued at $200 and a professional manual valued at $50 for a total loss of $1,350.

2400 block of Carol Park Place: A man reported that the front driver’s-side window of his 2007 Volkswagen GTI was smashed and items were taken from inside the car sometime between 7 p.m. on April 18 and 6:30 a.m. the next day as it was parked on the street. Stolen from the car’s glove box was a Nikon Coolpix camera valued at $300, a leather wallet valued at $40 that contained papers and expired cards, and an expired U.S. passport. The smashed window was valued at $300.

5800 block of Edmund Avenue: A man reported that his mailbox was stolen while he was away for the weekend between 9 a.m. on April 15 and 11 a.m. April 18. The mailbox, valued at $300, had a “pot-and-cup” design, was copper in color, and was made approximately 30 years ago.

2600 block of Altura Avenue: Around 7 a.m. on April 18, a man noticed a screen to the kitchen window of his home was missing and found it outside on the ground, bent and torn. The man said he had been gone from his home periodically to run errands over the weekend but had not noticed anything missing from his home or any sign of forced entry. Deputies recorded the incident as a burglary attempt.


Area 2

2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive: A woman reported on April 25 that her blue 2005 Toyota 4Runner was dented and its rear windows shattered after it was apparently fired upon by BB gun pellets. The cost of the damage was not immediately known. A man whose 2001 Cadillac sedan had also been parked in the area reported that his front driver’s-side window was smashed sometime between 1 p.m. on April 24 and 1 a.m. on April 25. The cost of repairing that window was estimated at $500.

4800 block of La Cañada Boulevard: A 25-year-old man was arrested at 2 p.m. on April 21 for an outstanding warrant and providing false identification information to a deputy. Caitan Arreguin of Mission Hills was initially detained on suspicion of “illegal peddling” in La Cañada Flintridge. During the interview, Arreguin said he did not have identification and provided a false name and address, later telling a deputy he did so to avoid arrest for the warrant. Arreguin is listed in law enforcement records as a gang member but denied current gang involvement.

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