First published in the Sept. 1 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
A vehicle was damaged and burglarized in the 900 block of Town Center Drive. Deputies responded to a burglary call, which stated that an unknown person broke into the victim’s locked vehicle and multiple items were stolen. The victim told deputies that the crime occurred between 6:20 and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. She said that a teal crossbody back with a Paris wallet, cash, credit cards and personal documents were stolen from the vehicle. Deputies arrived and determined that entry was made via the driver-side door, where the lock was punched in. They took fingerprints in the area but no suspect has been identified.
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A man contacted Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station to report his lawnmower and other landscaping equipment were stolen from the back of his work van while he was working in the 3900 block of Chevy Chase Drive. Upon the deputy’s arrival, the victim said that he was alerted to the crime by a female witness who was in the area to deliver groceries. The witness told officers that at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, she saw two Black men loading the equipment into a burgundy Jeep Cherokee SUV before driving away. The victim stated he left the van doors unlocked but the doors were closed. Nobody on scene at the time saw the suspects’ faces. Deputies initiated a radio crime broadcast and assisted other units in searching for the vehicle, but were unable to locate the suspects.
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Deputies responded to a call regarding a grand theft in the 5500 block of Godbay Drive. A contractor working to install a concrete walkway for the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club told the deputies that he had left a skid steer, a piece of construction equipment used for digging, at the site at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. When he arrived the next day to continue work, the equipment was missing. The victim stated the skid steer was rented from Bob’s Heavy Equipment, and that he was advised by a representative to contact law enforcement. Officers were unable to locate the equipment, and no CCTV recorded the crime.
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A vehicle was burglarized on Angeles Crest Highway between 7 and 10:10 a.m. on Aug. 27. The male victim said he parked his vehicle near the highway, placed his wallet in the driver’s side door compartment, locked the doors and left the location. Later, he received a text message from his bank alerting him of possible fraudulent activities on his debit accounts. He told bank representatives that he did not authorize any purchases. He returned to his vehicle to find that his cards had been stolen from his wallet, which was still in the vehicle upon searching. No other items were stolen.
Editor’s note: Details included in the Sheriff’s crime report are taken directly from the deputies’ reports on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s station. The Outlook Valley Sun is not responsible for incompleteness or inaccuracies in the original reports.