Crime Blotter - August 18, 2011

Area 1: 3000 Block of Stevens Street:. While checking on his stepmother’s home while she was out of town Monday, Aug.15, a resident noticed that the side door had been forced open. The house had been ransacked, but as the owners were out of town, deputies were unable to determine what was stolen.

4500 Block of Briggs Avenue: Pasadena resident Julio Ortiz was arrested at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, for driving on a suspended license. Deputies traveling on Foothill Boulevard ran the license plate of Ortiz’s red GMC Yukon and found an outstanding arrest warrant for the address where the vehicle was registered.

2900 Gertrude Avenue: On Thursday, Aug. 11, an unlocked residence was entered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and a jewelry box was stolen from the master bedroom, but nothing else was taken. The jewelry stolen included a pair of gold jade earrings, a gold jade necklace and ring, a platinum watch with diamonds and gold broach with diamonds, all 85 years old, though their value was not released.


Area 2

Foothill Boulevard at Oak Grove Drive: On Sunday, Aug. 14, a purse was stolen from under the passenger seat of an unlocked Chevy Suburban parked in the La Cañada High School parking lot, between 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Nothing else was taken.

4500 Block of Belita Lane: While residents were sleeping, between 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug.14, their house was entered through an unlocked glass sliding door. The victim remembered hearing noises in the night but attributed them to the cat or the home settling. In the morning the sliding glass door was left open, and there were several handprints along the hallway wall. Nothing was reported stolen.

4400 Block of Rockland Place: Between 12:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, a locked Chevy Malbu was accessed via its front driver’s-side window, which was left cracked open. Gold hoop earrings valued at $125, CDs and a discman were stolen, while a silver wallet containing several notes and gift cards, but no identifying information, was left behind.


Area 3

4000 Block of Hampstead Road: While its residents were on vacation between Aug. 6 and Aug. 11, neighbors informed deputies that a home’s front door was found wide open. The home’s closets had been ransacked, but electronics on site were not taken. As the victims were still on vacation, it was not determined if anything was stolen.

4400 Block of Oak Grove Drive: While an unlocked Toyota Camry was parked in the La Cañada High School parking lot between 5:50 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, its owner’s wallet was stolen from the front passenger seat.

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