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January 20th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

Sunday, December 28:
Between noon on December 25 and 1:30 a.m. on December 28, a residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of Wesley.  Unknown suspect(s) broke a sliding glass door to gain entry into the home.  Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole televisions, camera equipment, jewelry, and cash for a loss of about $22,000.
A victim came to the station around 4:56 p.m. to file an identity theft report.  On December 22, a credit card company representative informed her that $8,000 in suspicious charges was made in Las Vegas.  The victim did not make those charges and her account was closed.  Since that time, she has received a new Sears credit card that she did not request
Monday, December 29:
A grand theft occurred in the 500 block of North Altura between 8:30 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.  Unknown suspect entered the rear yard and stole the gardener’s $400 weedeater.
Units were dispatched to Public Storage, 12340 Lower Azusa, around 2:02 p.m. regarding a recovered stolen vehicle in the parking lot.  The 1993 Honda Accord was reported stolen on December 22, and officers found that the in-dash radio was removed and wires were hanging from the steering column.
Tuesday, December 30:
A grand theft occurred at Ralphs, 1101 West Huntington, between 5 p.m. on December 21 and 9 a.m. on December 29.  While conducting inventory, an employee discovered about 30 bottles of shampoo were stolen.  The total reported loss was over $1,600.
Six petty thefts occurred between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the 400 and 500 blocks of Leda, 300 block of East Camino Real, 400 block of Patricia, 1200 block of South Fifth, and 500 block of Peachtree.  A male Hispanic or Caucasian was seen at one location removing a UPS package from the doorway and replacing it with an empty package.  Investigation revealed that the suspect took the delivered packages, removed the items from inside, resealed the packages, and left an empty package at the next theft location.
Wednesday, December 31:
An auto burglary occurred at 405 South Santa Anita between 9:15 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.  Unknown suspect gained entry into an unlocked car and removed a $5,000 Rolex watch.
Shortly after 7 p.m., an auto burglary occurred at 41 Wheeler.  The victim went to the Post Office to drop off a letter and when she returned to her vehicle, she discovered that her car window was smashed and her purse stolen.  Witnesses saw the theft take place and officers, who just happened to be at the scene, were told of the incident.  A male suspect was seen fleeing the area in a silver Honda Accord and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect drove recklessly on the freeway and CHP took charge of the pursuit while APD trailed at a distance.  After a 40-mile pursuit, the 43-year-old Caucasian was apprehended at a Holiday Inn in Buena Park.
Thursday, January 1:
Around 12:39 a.m., officers observed a speeding vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated at Sixth and Live Oak.  A 51-year-old female Asian driver was contacted and officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and person.  Two open bottles of wine were found on the floorboard.  A field sobriety test was conducted, and it was determined that she was operating the vehicle while inebriated and was arrested.
Units responded to Huntington and Centennial around 4:47 p.m. in reference to a verbal argument.  A 37-year-old male Caucasian was contacted and a record check revealed that he had a $30,000 outstanding warrant.  The man was arrested at the scene without incident.
Friday, January 2:
Between 8:55 p.m. and 9:05 p.m., a grand theft occurred at the Arcadia Market parking lot located at 645 West Duarte.  Unknown suspect took a purse containing a large amount of jewelry from an unlocked car.  The victim reported a loss of about $80,000.
Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a man for theft around 10 p.m.  The suspect took merchandise into a fitting room, hid the items in a bag, and left the store without making payment.  A private person’s arrest was made, and the 18-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary and petty theft with prior conviction.  During the booking search, additional stolen property from Macy’s and Anchor Blue were also recovered.
Saturday, January 3:
At 1:30 p.m., units were dispatched to the racetrack in reference to a commercial burglary that took place prior to November 18.  Several pieces of artwork, including a bronze statue of a horse and rider, were moved from a conference room to an office in preparation for a movie shoot.  An employee noticed on December 26 that the statue was missing, and the cost to replace the statue will be $15,000.
An injury traffic collision occurred at Huntington and La Cadena shortly after 10 p.m.  The driver lost control of the vehicle while making a turn, struck a curb, knocked over a light pole, and then hit a parked vehicle.  One male passenger was trapped in the vehicle; the other male passenger was found in the street with a skull fracture and was taken to a hospital for treatment.  An 18-year-old male driver was found standing outside the vehicle and he admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.  A backpack was discovered in some nearby bushes with cold bottles of alcohol, a scale, and a glass-smoking pipe.  Inside the vehicle, officers found a container of marijuana with many small zip lock baggies.  The driver was arrested at the scene for possession of marijuana for sale.
Sierra Madre
Monday, December 29:
4:42 p.m. – Arrest, soliciting without a business license, 300 block N. Baldwin Ave.  Residents reported a man going door to door selling subscription magazines. Officers responded and detained the man, who did not have a city business license. The man did have a no-bail burglary warrant from the state of Maryland, but authorities were unwilling to extradite him. The man was arrested for the violation and transported the Sierra Madre Police jail where he was booked and later released on a written promise to appear.
Tuesday, December 30:
11:09 a.m. – Vehicle theft, 700 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. A 1995 white Ford Explorer was taken without the owner’s permission. The crime occurred Friday, 12/26/08 at about 7 p.m. The car was recovered on 12/31/08 and the suspect was identified.   The case is currently under investigation.
Wednesday, December 31:
9:41 a.m. – Arrest, Michillinda Ave and Sears Way. A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation. A records check revealed his driver’s license was suspended/revoked. During the investigation, a female passenger was found to be in possession of marijuana. The driver and the female passenger were both cited and released for their respective violations.
3:43 p.m. – Arson investigation, 700 block Canyon Crest Drive. The wooden floor and a window frame of a home under construction were discovered damaged by fire Wednesday, 12/31/08. The fire was limited to the floor and did not spread. The suspects were identified and have agreed to compensate the victim.  The investigation is pending.
5:43 p.m. – Arrest, Drinking in Public, 38 West Sierra Madre Blvd. A man was found drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. The man was driven to the Sierra Madre Police jail where he was booked and released on a written promise to appear.
Friday, January 2:
3:33 p.m. – Vandalism, 700 block E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Three city signs and a city wall were damaged by graffiti. The signs were tagged with the used of a black and gray marking pen and the wall was spray painted black.  No dollar loss estimate was available.
Saturday, January 3:
10:51 a.m. – Arrest, Possession of a controlled substance, Grandview Ave and Santa Anita Ave. A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation. During the investigation the driver was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. A male passenger was also found to be under the influence, and a female passenger was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. All three people were arrested and transported to the Pasadena Police jail for remand.
1:51 p.m. – Arrest, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Orange Grove Ave and Baldwin Ave. An officer stopped a female pedestrian and found that she was in possession of a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. The Duarte resident was arrested for the crime and transported to the Pasadena Police Jail for remand.
Monday, December 29:
10:05 a.m. – Bicycle theft 100 block W. Duarte Rd. 2:55 p.m. – Fraud report 300 block E. Walnut Ave. 3:24 p.m. – Shots heard on E. Colorado Blvd. 5:00 p.m. – Battery report 400 block S. Myrtle Ave. 11:00 p.m. – Vehicle burglary 300 block W. Huntington Dr.
Tuesday, December 30:
1:32 a.m. – Trash picking 900 block E. Lemon Ave. 9:45 a.m. – Repossession 200 block N. Encinitas Ave. 3:02 p.m. – Grand theft 300 block W. Huntington Dr. 4:50 p.m. – Commercial burglary 100 block W. Foothill Blvd. 6:00 p.m. – Attempted burglary 600 block E. Huntington Dr.
Wednesday, December 31:
12;36 a.m. – Alcohol offense 200 block W. Huntington Dr. 12:45 p.m. – Vandalism in progress 800 block Bonita St. 2:25 p.m. – Battery report 200 block E. Greystone Ave. 4:52 p.m. – Mental evaluation 100 block W. Colorado Blvd. 8:00 p.m. – Probation/parole violation 600 block W. Olive Ave.
Thursday, January 1:
12:22 a.m. – Shots heard 400 block S. Heliotrope Ave. 6:11 a.m. – Bear sighting 900 block Norumbega Dr. 2:14 p.m. – Public Assist 100 block Poinsettia Ave. 5:04 p.m. – Violation of court order 500 block E. Foothill Blvd. 10:00 p.m. – Grand theft auto 600 block Parker Ave.
Friday, January 2:
10:07 a.m. – Fraud report 2000 block S. Peck Rd. 1:05 p.m. – Parking problem 700 block Bonita Ave. 1:52 p.m. – Suspicious circumstances 600 block W. Huntington Dr. 7:06 p.m. – Public assist 300 block S. Heliotrope Ave. 11:18 p.m. – Peace disturbance 2000 block S. Peck Rd.
Saturday, January 3:
2:09 a.m. – Drug activity 700 block California Ave. 10:21 a.m. – Grand theft auto 2000 block S. Mountain Ave. 3:05 p.m. – Soliciting 700 block E. Huntington Dr. 3:39 p.m. – Assault report 900 block Valley View Ave. 3:47 p.m. – Vehicle burglary 700 block E. Huntington Dr.
Sunday, January 4;
2:44 a.m. – Fight in progress on W. Foothill Blvd. 11:32 a.m. – Domestic violence 600 block W. Maple Ave. 12:54 p.m. – Violation of court order 500 block E. Foothill Blvd. 5:02 p.m. – Vehicle burglary 300 block Jasmine Ave. 6:17 p.m. – Family disturbance 400 block Bradbury Rd.

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