Keep an eye out for bicycle thieves

While the quantity of residential burglaries in La Cañada Flintridge has decreased from late last year, a series of garage burglaries started where bicycles were targeted. Specifically, suspect(s) apparently drove the streets, located “open garage doors” and stole or attempted to steal bicycles.

A suspect in an early March garage burglary on Houseman Avenue was scared off by the resident, and witnesses observed the male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, enter a small white sedan with red straps on the open trunk. He was followed onto the freeway.

Please close your garage doors and monitor your neighborhoods for incidents that require a law enforcement response.

In the foothills we have also had reports of people calling residents claiming to be trying to help a relative in custody (jail) in another country.

Don't fall for it! They communicate with you with information you inadvertently provide during the conversation; they are very good at pushing the emotional buttons; they also don't want you to notify anyone else in your family, as they claim they want to tell them personally when they get home. Of course, they need money and of course, it is fabricated and the relative has been home all along.

Please don't send money to people you don't know.

We hope you will further become our “community partners” in combating crime and call us at (818) 248-3464 if you see a crime or a suspicious person, vehicle or activity.

We will respond in each and every case.

Capt. David M. Silversparre

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station

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