A grand theft was reported in the 1400 block of Foothill Boulevard between Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. and Nov. 15 at 11:59 a.m. A woman who is an accountant wrote a check and mailed it to her bank on Oct. 31. On Nov. 15 she received an email asking if she had mailed the check, and when she checked her account, she noticed that it was deposited at a Wells Fargo Bank. The suspect changed the name and address on the check to a place in Marina Del Ray. She contacted the bank and filed a fraud claim regarding the check and the next day she was contacted by phone by Wells Fargo Bank customer service.
A petty theft was reported in the 900 block of Foothill Boulevard on Nov. 17 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The victim was shopping in the area and left her purse inside the shopping cart at the store. She said a male told her not to touch his shopping cart and she noticed that a female may have taken her wallet while she was distracted by the male. The victim did not notice her wallet stolen until she received a text message regarding suspicious transactions. She checked her bank statement, and it showed seven transactions in the 900 block of Town Center Drive
A shoplifting incident was reported in the 900 block of Foothill Boulevard on Nov. 16 at 3:55 p.m. A Spouts employee called and said that he recognized a suspect that was involved in a previous shoplifting incident at different Sprout locations. The suspect loaded groceries into his cart and attempted to push it out of the store, pass the cash registers and without paying. As the suspect approached the front, he noticed the employee posted at the doorway. The suspect stopped before exiting and abandoned the shopping cart inside the store with the merchandise still inside. The suspect was followed by an employee who recorded him with her cell phone and took a picture of his vehicle. Upon closer inspection of surveillance footage, the employee discovered that this was the suspect’s second shoplifting attempt that day. The suspect earlier loaded a shopping cart with groceries, pushed it pass the cash registers and exited the location. He returned to the store a little later for the second attempt with another male individual, who was recognized and exited the store without any merchandise.
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 the incompleteness or inaccuracies in the original reports.
First published in the November 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.