Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Bill Song told the City Council that a recent arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department netted a trio of burglary suspects who allegedly struck in La Cañada Flintridge.
“For sure, they were responsible for three [burglaries], and we think it’s potentially up to five — those same guys,” Song said, adding that since they were arrested in mid-October there were not any additional burglaries in that month in LCF.
Sgt. Alan Chu said the suspects were detained after an LAPD gang enforcement team stopped the car in which they were traveling. In the car, there were passports and identification cards displaying an LCF address, which had been burglarized only two hours earlier.
“We knew what stuff they took, the time that was involved and the time it would’ve taken to get to where they were [in Central Los Angeles]. It was all very linear,” Chu said.
Though these arrests seem to have stemmed local burglaries for a short time, Chu cautioned that the holidays often bring an uptick in thefts.
Song sought to remind residents to be careful with their property.
“Please, if you guys go shopping, if you have a trunk, place your gifts inside the trunk,” said Song, who said his deputies would be on heightened patrol during the holidays to discourage theft. “Gift bags are the target, so do not keep those visible.”
Following a thorough discussion about an appeal by a neighbor opposing the construction of a new two-story single-family home in the 5300 block of Angeles Crest Highway, the City Council voted 4-0 to uphold the decision made by the Planning Commission in September allowing for the residence to be constructed.
With the exception of Dave Spence, who abstained, council members voted to support the previous decision — with the additional conditions that the second-floor windows be opaque and that screening be implemented on the west side of the home.