Police Blotter: Residential burglaries, iPhones stolen from AT&T; store

Area 1

2700 block of Alabama Street: $3,650 of cash, collectible coins and jewelry were stolen from a home while its owners were on vacation, sometime between 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 and 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The home had been ransacked. The home had been left locked but indications were that it was entered through a window.

4400 block of La Crescenta Avenue: Three windows of the First Baptist Church were chipped after being shot by a pellet gun sometime between 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. There was no known motivation for the vandalism. Damages were estimated at $600 per window.


Area 2

4700 block of Oakwood Avenue: An electric drill, a soldering torch, a copper pipe cutter and 15 feet of copper pipe were stolen from a home between 11:15 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The home was entered through a locked window on the side of the house, which was shattered, and the listed items were stolen from a water heater closet.

4800 block of Gould Avenue: An aluminum mailbox was smashed beyond repair sometime between 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

4800 block of Carmel Road: $1,894 worth of golfing gear, including a bag, clubs, pull cart and range finder were stolen from the trunk of a Volkswagen Jetta sometime between 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. Although the car had been left locked, there were no signs of forced entry.

4400 block of El Camino Corto Street: Four gold rings with gemstones, each valued at $1,000, were stolen from a home between 6:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The house was entered and exited through an unlocked window, all other entrances were secure.

4700 block of Hampton Road: A Hewlett-Packard laptop computer was stolen from the cargo area of a Subaru Forrester while it was parked at its owner’s home, sometime between 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and 6:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.

1900 block of Tondolea Lane: For the third time in six months, a Chevy Tahoe was broken into and items stolen from inside. Between 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.2 and 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, a black leather suitcase, Gucci wallet and Blackberry cell phone were stolen after the vehicle’s rear window was smashed. The value of the stolen and damaged items was estimated at $1,620. The victim said that the two prior thefts had occurred while his vehicle was unlocked, but this time it had been locked.


Area 3

800 block of Foothill Boulevard: Two Apple iPhone 4S model cell phones were stolen from the AT&T store on Foothill Boulevard at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. A man used an unknown tool to cut a security cable used to secure the phones before pocketing the phones and leaving the store. The store manager saw the man, described as 25 to 30 years old, wearing a black hat and long-sleeved shirt, pulling on the phones, but didn’t block his exit or say anything out of fear that the suspect had a weapon. The phones were valued at $650 each.

4200 block of Commonwealth Avenue: A mailbox was stolen off of its post in front of a home sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 and 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. It is unknown if the mailbox contained any mail when it was stolen.

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