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Crime Blotter - May 18, 2011

Briggs Avenue and Whittier Drive: A deputy pulled over the driver of a black Mercedes that was missing a license plate at around noon on May 12. As the deputy approached the vehicle, he saw the passenger, 49-year old Marisa Yance, reaching to the floor of the car. The deputy had both the driver and Yance step out of the car while he searched the car. He saw a white powdery substance smeared into the carpet between the floor mat and gear shift area and a small plastic baggie, commonly used to package narcotics, with white residue on it. The deputy also found a tin container holding five cocaine pipes in Yance’s purse. She was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

2900 Community Avenue: The custodial supervisor at Crescenta Valley High School arrived at work at 6 a.m. on Monday and found the school had been vandalized. He said he’d locked the campus at 3 p.m. on Saturday but returned to find that someone had entered the school and vandalized the exterior walls of several buildings on the campus grounds with red spray paint, including the choir room, auditorium, gymnasium, basketball court, track field and classrooms. The vandalism made derogatory statements about Crescenta Valley High, and “Arcadia High School class of 2011” was also spray-painted in different parts of the school. Entire damages were assessed at $6,000.


5000 block of Ocean View Boulevard: A man came home at 12:30 p.m. on May 12 and found the home’s rear sliding glass door and kitchen window open. The man reported someone had entered his bedroom and ransacked it, stealing $10,000 worth of his wife’s jewelry from their closet.



3700 block of Normandy Drive: A woman left her home at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, turned on her home security system but disabled the interior motion due to pets being in the house. When she returned home about three hours later she found the alarm hadn’t been activated but saw that someone had entered her house after smashing a window. She also discovered two rings, one valued at $5,000 and another at $3,000, were missing. Losses totaled $8,500.