Crime Blotter - June 8, 2011

AREA 1: 3100 Santa Carlotta Avenue: A woman reported that two unsecured bicycles had been stolen from her yard sometime between 3 p.m. on June 6 and 5 p.m. on June 7. Both were in poor condition and valued at $25 and $20 each.

4200 block of Florencita Avenue: Baudilio Ortiz Negro, 41, of North Hollywood was arrested and charged with burglary after a parking enforcement officer radioed a crime in progress call at 11 a.m. on June 6. The officer said he saw the man leaving a shed behind a vacant home and carrying a small plastic electrical box. Negro told a deputy he was hoping to find items to recycle for money and had taken the electrical box because he was struggling to make mortgage payments.

3000 block of Foothill Boulevard: Andrew Richard Salazar, 24, of Los Angeles was arrested at 8:20 p.m. on June 4 and charged with possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop. A deputy on patrol stopped Salazar for having only one working headlight and tinted front windows and smelled marijuana as he approached the car. A search of the car turned up a pill bottle that contained methamphetamine. A passenger, 22-year-old Gilbert Rene Aguilar, was also cited for marijuana possession.

5800 block of Edmund Avenue: A cable box and wireless Internet router were reported stolen from an otherwise empty home sometime between 5 p.m. on June 3 and 5 p.m. on June 5. The cable box was valued at $230 and the router at $73.

Foothill Boulevard and Ramsdell Avenue: David Kevin Eckhaus, 48, of Glendale was arrested and charged with public intoxication just after 8 p.m. on June 2. Deputies had received a call that a man was urinating on cars in the area and found Eckhaus leaning against a shopping cart that contained both full and empty beer cans. According to the report, Eckhaus appeared disoriented and had trouble standing.

2900 block of Community Avenue: Vandals used black and white spray paint to graffiti on walls and doors throughout Crescenta Valley High School sometime between 11:30 p.m. on June 1 and 5:30 a.m. on June 2, causing as much as $11,000 in damage. Graffiti was left in 22 different spots, including hallways, bathrooms, a cafeteria walkway and the gymnasium. Graffiti included phrases such as “Seniors 2011” and “Ready for college” as well as several sketches and obscene remarks. The school did not have surveillance equipment to identify the vandals.

2600 Foothill Boulevard: An Apple iPad 2 valued at $550 was stolen from an unlocked car while its owner was shopping at Ralphs between 2:30 and 3 p.m. on June 1.



1300 block of Foothill Boulevard: A gardener on contract with the city of La Cañada Flintridge was operating a leaf blower at City Hall at 7:15 a.m. on June 3 when he noticed that metal latches had been broken off a door securing the outdoor panel room that contains wires and switches to operate the building’s telephone, electrical and sprinkler systems. Nothing appeared to be missing, and the latches were valued at $20.

1300 block of Foothill Boulevard: A man who found a lost coin purse in Memorial Park after the Fiesta Days fireworks display on May 29 turned it in to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

2200 block of Cross Street: Two children’s bicycles valued at $80 each were stolen from the yard of a home sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 27.

2100 Sunnybank Drive: A home’s wooden fence, including fence posts and gate, were knocked down and destroyed sometime around 10 p.m. on May 27, resulting in $2,000 in damage.

4500 block of Hillard Avenue: A woman reported seeing four men enter the yard of her neighbor’s home just after 2 p.m. on May 25. Deputies found the rear glass door of the home had been smashed, but the homeowner did not find anything missing.



4200 block of Encinas Drive: Two GPS devices, one a TomTom valued at $100 and the other a Magellan valued at $130, were stolen sometime between 10 p.m. on May 28 and 9 a.m. on May 29 from two unlocked cars parked near the victim’s home.

4200 block of Woodleigh Lane: A stack of 19 wood pallets valued at $285 were reported stolen at 7:30 a.m. on May 26 from a worksite near a home under construction.

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