First published in the Oct. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
Crescenta Valley Sherrif’s deputies responded to a burglary alarm call at a residence on the 3900 block of Alta Vista Drive at about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. They arrived to find a shattered sliding glass door, which was used as a point of access. The victim was in Europe at the time of the crime and was unable to identify missing items. Review of security camera footage revealed two male suspects fleeing from the backyard before deputies arrived at the scene.
A witness called in a report of vehicle petty theft taking place at a gas station on the 500 block of Foothill Boulevard. At about 12:55 p.m. on Sept. 29, suspects parked a red Toyota Corolla in the rear lot of the station. A woman exited the vehicle and purchased cigarettes from the business. While she was at the register, a man exited the vehicle, opened the door of the neighboring vehicle, and stole a purse. The victim reported losses of jewelry, gift cards, bank cards, cash, a wallet, a purse and other personal items.
Deputies responded to a call for service regarding vandalism at the 900 block of Encinas Drive at about 8:50 a.m. on Sept. 29. The victim, a teacher, took a break from work, returning to her parked vehicle to find the rear passenger side window was smashed. She stated she saw gardeners doing work in the area and thought their equipment could have caused the damage.
A theft occurred at a retail store on the 2200 block of Foothill Boulevard at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 29. The store manager told deputies that a woman stole three vacuums from the display shelf and put them in her gray Toyota Sienna minivan. She exited the parking lot, driving westbound on Foothill Boulevard.
A home on the 4900 block of Gould Ave was burglarized at about 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 30. The victim’s security alarm sounded at that time, but it was believed to be a false alarm, and no sign of forced entry was found at the scene. Again, at about 4:30 p.m., the alarm sounded, and victims were notified by their security company that a burglary was in progress. She thought it might be another false alarm but advised the security company to contact law enforcement. They cancelled the request against her wishes. She arrived later to find a door of the residence open, and a glass door was smashed. Various pieces of jewelry and electronics were among reported losses.
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.