Crime Blotter, Feb. 9: Nissan keyed and hit with a baseball bat

Area 1

3000 block of Altura Avenue: The rear window of a Ford Explorer was smashed sometime between 6:50 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, which was parked in front of its owner’s home. It was unknown what object was used to smash the window.

2200 block of Montrose Avenue: An estimated $8,950 worth of vandalism was inflicted on a Black Nissan Altima when it was keyed and battered with a baseball bat or similar object sometime between 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. Scratches and dents covered the entire vehicle, and letters were scratched into the trunk, according to the report.


Area 2

5200 block of Diamond Point Road: An Airborne-brand 9-speed bicycle, valued at $2,592, was stolen from an unlocked garage sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The victims left their garage door open because they were only planning on being absent for a short time. Upon returning home approximately an hour later, they saw that the bicycle was missing.

Area 3

4200 block of Chula Senda Lane: Deputies arrested a suspect for allegedly burglarizing a house under construction, as well as for possession of burglary tools, at 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. A neighbor saw two people loading tools into a gray SUV in front of the home and contacted law enforcement. The SUV drove out of sight before deputies arrived, but one suspect was stopped while running way from the construction site and was found with a box cutter and pliers in his pocket. The suspect said he was brought to the location by a person he did not remember for an unknown reason. It was later determined that tools worth an estimated $10,000 had been stolen.

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