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November 12th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
For the period of Sunday, October 25, through Saturday, October 31, the Police Department responded to 916 calls for service of which 119 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, October 25:
1. An auto burglary occurred at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, between 7:40 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. Unknown suspect entered a locked vehicle by unknown means and stole the victim’s purse.
2. Two grand theft autos were reported; a 1997 Honda Accord was stolen from the 800 block of East Winnie between 12:30 a.m. and 9:33 a.m., and a 1992 Honda Accord was stolen from the racetrack between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26:
3. Between 11:37 p.m. on October 25 and 7:15 a.m. on October 26, a commercial burglary occurred at a restaurant in the 1000 block of South Baldwin. Unknown suspect(s) entered a locked office through the ceiling and stole cash.
4. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., units were called to the 00 block of Alta in reference to an auto burglary in progress. The victim saw a male African-American exit her vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Officers located an 18-year-old subject matching the suspect’s description and was detained. The man was confrontational and failed to follow officers’ commands, and a stereo face plate was found on his person during a cursory search. He was arrested for receiving stolen property, obstructing/resisting, and providing a false name to officers.
Tuesday, October 27:
5. A victim came to the station around 9:07 a.m. to file a mail theft and forgery report. She indicated that on October 20, she placed 10 envelopes containing bills and checks in her mailbox. On October 26, she was looking at her bank statement and discovered that several checks had been altered with different dollar amounts and payee’s names.
6. Around 11:48 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted at Huntington and Golden West for an equipment violation and expired registration. A female driver was contacted and a consent search of the vehicle was made. A glass pipe with burnt residue and a baggie containing a white crystalline substance were found. The 50-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody at the scene without incident.
Wednesday, October 28:
7. A grand theft was reported at the racetrack around 8:26 a.m. Pine shavings that are used for bedding race horses were stolen between August 25 and August 30, and the total reported loss is estimated at $10,000.
8. A residential burglary occurred between 11:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Fairview. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home by unknown means and stole cash.
Thursday, October 29:
9. Between 7:30 p.m. on October 28 and 7:15 a.m. on October 29, a commercial burglary occurred in the 00 block of East Duarte. The manager arrived at the location and found the front door unlocked and a cash box was missing.
10. Around 9:20 a.m., units responded to CVS Pharmacy, 1401 South Baldwin, regarding a commercial burglary that just occurred. A male Hispanic suspect went to a cashier carrying a basket filled with merchandise. He claimed that he had left his wallet in his car, so he left the basket, exited the store, and parked his brown Honda near the entrance. The suspect re-entered the store, grabbed the basket, and fled without making payment.
Friday, October 30:
11. An auto burglary occurred at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Unknown suspect entered the locked car and stole $1,795 in property.
12. Around 6:38 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Macy’s advised that they had detained a woman for theft. The suspect took merchandise into a fitting room and used a razor blade to swap price tags and attached separate items together to avoid paying the full price. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 45-year-old Vietnamese was taken into custody for commercial burglary.
Saturday, October 31:
13. Shortly after 4:00 a.m., units responded to the 1000 block of South Tenth in reference to a solo traffic accident. An intoxicated 23-year-old male Hispanic driver collided with a tree and was taken into custody for DUI.
14. Around 1:29 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report. She discovered that unknown suspect(s) had obtained her debit card information by unknown means and made four unauthorized transactions totaling $300.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, October 25th, to Saturday October 31st, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 299 calls for service.
Sunday October 25th
2:12 PM – Arrest, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license. Michillinda Ave/Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear, and the vehicle was impounded.
Monday October 26th
1:24 AM – Arrest, Outstanding warrant, Windsor Ln/Montecito Ct. An officer made a consensual contact with a male subject walking in the area of Windsor Lane and Montecito Ct. A records check revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant from the El Monte Police Department. The subject was arrested, transported to the Sierra Madre Police Department, and later released to the El Monte Police Department.
8:47 AM – Vandalism, 400 block North Baldwin Ave. The reporting party called the police department to report that sometime during the night unknown subjects threw an unknown substance over the entire vehicle. No damage was reported and no entry was made to the vehicle. The subjects are still outstanding at this time.
9:19 AM – Vehicle Burglary, 100 block East Alegria Ave. The reporting party called the police department to report that unknown subjects stole tools out of the tool box in the back of his work truck. Unknown subjects cut the Masterlock on the rear box of the truck. The subject then removed the cut lock, opened the only unlocked bin to the box, removed the tools and left in an unknown direction. No entry was made into the cab of the vehicle or any other bins. Total loss was estimated at $600.00. The subjects are still outstanding at this time.
Tuesday October 27th
11:30 AM – Arrest, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. Colorado Blvd/Michillinda Ave. An officer stopped the driver of a vehicle for making a U-turn at an intersection when the intersection was posted for "No U-turn". Investigation revealed the driver was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear, and the vehicle was impounded.
3:08 PM – Arrest, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license. 400 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear, and the vehicle was impounded
5:03 PM – Arrest, reckless driving, Michillinda Ave/Highland Ave. An officer observed a motorist driving in a reckless manner which caused a safety hazard to the motoring public. Investigation revealed the driver had multiple prior violations for unsafe driving. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor reckless driving, and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was booked at the Sierra Madre Police Department and released on a written promise to appear.
Wednesday October 28th
7:22 AM – Vehicle Burglary, 100 block Rancho Road. The reporting party called the police department to report that unknown subjects gained entry to two unlocked vehicles parked in the driveway of the residence. The subjects stole one wallet and two boxes of personal checks. Total loss at this time is estimated at $200.00. The subjects are still outstanding at this time.
7:59 AM – Vehicle Burglary, 50 block South Hermosa Ave. The reporting party came to the police department to report that unknown subjects gained entry to her unlocked vehicle parked in front of the residence. The subjects stole 1- Apple I-Pod, 1 – ladies purse, and three credit cards. Total loss at this time is estimated at $430.00. The subjects are still outstanding at this time.
8:09 PM – Arrest, public intoxication, 700 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. The reporting party called the police department regarding suspicious circumstances at a residence. Officers responded to the area regarding a person screaming and banging on a door. Further investigation revealed the woman lived at the location but was so intoxicated she was not able to care for herself. She was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Pasadena Police Department Jail for remand.
9:44 PM – Vehicle Burglary, 100 block West Bonita Ave the reporting party called the police department to report that unknown subjects broke the passenger side window of her vehicle and stole a purse and a bible from inside the vehicle. Total loss at this time is estimated at $45.00. The subjects are still outstanding at this time.
Thursday October 29th
2:05 PM – Arrest, public intoxication, Canon Drive/Teresa Lane. Officers responded to a call of a man that was lying in the street. Upon contact, the man was found to be so intoxicated that he was unable to care for himself. The man was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Pasadena PD for remand.
Saturday, October 31st
9:44 AM – Arrest, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license. Park Ave/Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The driver was arrested for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear, and the vehicle was impounded.
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 550 service events, resulting in 125 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Grand Theft Auto
On October 29 at 11:38 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a business parking lot in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a grand theft auto report. The vehicle taken was a blue, 1985, Toyota pickup truck. Investigation continuing.
Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence / Suspect Arrested
On October 30 at 8:09 a.m., an officer responded to a traffic collision involving two vehicles at Huntington and California. During the investigation, he determined one of the drivers was overmedicated with pain killers from a recent work injury. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Grand Theft Property
On October 30 at 10:56 a.m., an officer responded to the Police Department lobby regarding a theft of items from a vehicle. The victim was visiting friends at a residence in the 100 block of May Street and had parked her vehicle on the street. A computer and a driver’s license were taken from the unlocked vehicle. The theft actually occurred on October 29, but the victim waited to make the report. Investigation continuing.
Possession of Marijuana for Sale / Suspect Arrested
On October 30 at 3:59 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense. While running the driver’s information over the radio, a detective recognized the subject as being involved in the sale of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed an amount of marijuana and a scale. The driver also told the officer that he was growing the marijuana at his residence. Further investigation led to a marijuana grow discovery. Investigation continuing.
Vehicle Pursuit / Evading Arrest
On November 2 at 11:11 p.m., an officer saw a gray Chrysler van traveling east on Almond turn south on Shamrock without properly stopping at the stop sign. She conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which appeared to have only one occupant. As she was exiting her patrol unit, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed. The officer went in pursuit of the vehicle south on Shamrock. The suspect vehicle went through two stop signs on Shamrock, turned east on Evergreen, and entered the 210 Freeway. The officer reported that the vehicle had entered the freeway and was speeding at approximately 100 miles per hour. The pursuit was terminated for safety reasons.