Crime Blotter - June 29, 2011

AREA 1: 2300 block of Florencita Avenue: A woman told deputies at entered the lobby of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station on June 20 that she returned home from a four-day business trip to find a white trash bag, which she was carrying, had been placed in her yard. She looked in the bag and found a cell phone and charger, a Tom Tom GPS system and two CD cases that held multiple CDs. The woman didn't know who put the bag in her yard or who the items belonged to. A deputy charged the phone and called the owner of the phone to notify the person they'd found the items. The person he spoke to said the items had been stolen from her unlocked van, but she hadn't reported the incident because there was no damage to her car.

3900 block of Rosemont Avenue: A man reported someone had spray-painted graffiti on the rear gate and right rear panel of his trailer on June 22. He had no idea who might have committed the crime. Damage was estimated at $1,000.



5500 Godbey Drive: The on-site manager for the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club received a phone call from Bay Alarm Company at about 1:03 a.m. on Friday notifying him the alarm at the club had been sounded. He arrived at work at 6:30 a.m. to find the vent leading into the golf bag room had been pulled back. He also noticed that a golf bag he’d seen filled with 12 clubs the day before now held just two clubs. The clubs belonged to one of the chefs at the country club, who said an unknown number of golf balls also had been taken from his bag. Video surveillance revealed two men had entered the clubhouse, shut off the lights and entered the golf bag room around midnight. The damages were estimated at $910.

2100 block of Patagonia Drive: A man received a call from his wife on Friday asking him to check on their house after she was notified by their security company that the home's panic alarm had been set off. He returned home around 1:30 p.m. but didn’t see anything out of place. When the wife returned home a few hours later, she found the bathroom window was left open and a pouch containing two Rolex watches valued at a total of $21,000 was missing. Damage to the house was estimated at $1,000.



895 Foothill Boulevard: Deputies responded to a burglary call from the AT&T store around 3 p.m. on Friday. A store employee said a man came in and said he wanted to change his service and purchase a new phone. He stepped away to call his girlfriend about the phones. A few moments later, the employee heard an alarm sound, notifying him a sample iPhone was disconnected from the display station. He turned around to see the man walking away with an iPhone in each hand. Another customer witnessed the incident and said the man entered a black Saturn that drove away and out of view. The store manager provided the deputy with the video recording of the suspect entering and leaving the store with the iPhones, valued at $649 each.

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