Crime blotter, July 29: Couple finds note in mailbox offering money for their child

July 15

Vehicle burglary: 4900 block of Palm Drive, before 9 a.m. A Toyota RAV4's window was left open, iPod Nano was taken.

July 18

Theft: 1535 Foothill Blvd., 2 p.m. The 7-Eleven store on Foothill Boulevard was defrauded out of $499.99 by a woman who claimed to be a representative of the Green Dot pre-paid credit card company. Over the phone, the woman had a store clerk put credit on a Green Dot card and then provide her the card's serial number.

Suspicious circumstances: 3900 block of Hampstead Road, 6 p.m. A husband and wife found a handwritten note in their mailbox. The note starts “Dear Stranger,” and offers to pay “great sum of money” for one of the couple's children.

July 19

Burglary: 2200 block of Saint Katherine Drive, before 2 p.m. French glass doors were smashed open, two safes, one containing credit cards, were taken.

July 21

Theft: 4200 block of Encinas Drive, before 9:40 a.m. A bag containing baseball equipment worth $1,735 was taken from front lawn.


La Crescenta/Montrose

July 16

Burglary: 2800 block of Orange Avenue, 12:40 p.m. $20,000 worth of jewelry and $500 in cash was taken. Two women were seen running with a pillowcase full of property before being picked up by a dark gray SUV.

July 17

Burglary: 2633 Foothill Blvd., 12:52 p.m. Three headsets for use with video game consoles were taken from Gamespot.

July 19

Burglary: 2500 block of Janet Lee Drive, before 1 p.m. Two flat-screen TVs, a computer and a digital camera were taken.

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