Crime Blotter - May 5, 2011

Lasheart Drive and Foothill Boulevard: A deputy stopped a car just before 10 a.m. on April 29 and smelled marijuana as he approached. The driver, 20-year old Erica Dufek, provided an expired driver’s license and stumbled in her speech. She admitted to having marijuana in the car but said she had a medical prescription for it. The passenger, 26-year old Stephen Lilly, admitted to being on probation when asked. A search of the car turned up a marijuana chocolate bar, two marijuana pipes and several different prescription bottles ordered by several different doctors. Both were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and Dufek for driving under the influence after she failed a sobriety test at the station.

4800 block of Viro Road: Deputies received a call about a man removing recyclable items from curbside bins the morning of April 28. A deputy found a man, Corey Bailey, doing so and detained him. A wanted-persons check revealed Bailey was on parole. The deputy searched Bailey's car and found a glass pipe commonly used to smoke rock cocaine. An off-white rock like substance resembling cocaine was still inside the pipe. Bailey admitted the pipe and cocaine was his after being arrested for possession of a controlled substance and narcotics paraphernalia.

4463 Oak Grove Drive: Just before 5 p.m. on April 28, A La Cañada High student reported someone had stolen his iPod Touch, valued at $400, from his backpack during his science class. The student said the iPod was in his backpack when he left it for a brief moment to perform a lab experiment.

4800 block of Carmel Road: A woman reported someone had smashed the front driver's-side window of her 2006 Mazda early in the morning of April 28. She told deputies she heard her car alarm go off around midnight and went out to check on her vehicle, shining a flashlight on the car. She didn’t see anyone or anything near her vehicle and went back inside. She woke up six hours later and found the damage, which was estimated at $300.
 
4491 Cornishon Avenue:
A man reported his iPad, valued at $665, had been taken out of his gym bag, sitting in the Lanterman Auditorium’s locker room. Two other similar petty-theft calls at the Lanterman Auditorium were reported in the same timeframe. One woman stated her iPhone, valued at $400, had been taken from her gym bag and another said her wallet, containing $60, a debit card and driver's license, were taken as well. A call to the debit card company revealed someone had attempted to use her card at a gas station and at a Quizno’s sandwich shop in Pasadena.

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