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Thursday February 02 2017

SMPD Makes Weapons Violation Arrest

SMPD Makes Weapons Violation Arrest

Press Release posted 2/2/17 – On January 31, 2017 a Sierra Madre resident in the 2000 block of Liliano Dr., contacted the Sierra Madre Police Department regarding a suspicious occupied vehicle. The resident stated she was inside her home when she heard a sound coming from her “Ring Home Security” doorbell. When viewing the live [...]

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Thursday February 02 2017

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, Jan. 8 – Jan. 29, 2017

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, Jan. 8 - Jan. 29, 2017

Posted 2/2/17   Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report   January 8 to January 15, 2017 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 215 day and night time calls for service. Wednesday, January 11 A resident in the 00 block of E. Sierra Madre Bl. came to the station’s lobby [...]

Tuesday January 10 2017

SMPD Blotter 1/1/17 to 1/8/17

Posted 1/10/17 Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report January 1, to January 8, 2017 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 214 day and night time calls for service. Tuesday, January 3 A report of a stolen vehicle from the driveway of a home in the 400 block of [...]

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Saturday January 07 2017

SMPD Volunteers Sought

Press Release posted 1/7/17 - The Sierra Madre Police Department is seeking volunteers to serve the community of Sierra Madre. If you would like to volunteer your time, please come to an information meeting  in  City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  For further information, please contact Captain Donna Cayson with the Sierra Madre [...]

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Saturday January 07 2017

SMPD Police Blotter 12/26/2016 – 1/1/17

SMPD Police Blotter 12/26/2016 - 1/1/17

Press release posted 1/7/17 Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report December 26, to January 1, 2017 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 204 day and night time calls for service. Monday, December 26 At about 10:58 a.m. a report of vandalism was investigated in the 300 block of [...]

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Thursday January 05 2017

SMPD Police Blotter, 12/18 – 12/2516

Press Release posted 1/5/17 Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report December 18 to December 25, 2016 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 247 day and night time calls for service. Monday, December 19 8:30 a.m. A resident reported that he parked his vehicle on the street at about [...]

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Wednesday January 04 2017

SMPOA #PinkPatchProject Contributes to Fight Against Cancer

SMPOA #PinkPatchProject Contributes to Fight Against Cancer

Press Release posted 1/4/17 - The Sierra Madre Police Department would like to recognize the efforts of the Sierra Madre Police Officers Association for participating in the #PINKPATCHPROJECT. The SMPOA advanced the funds to purchase the SMPD’s pink shoulder patches and Pink Patch T-shirts that were sold at various venues and events throughout the City. Due to [...]

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Friday December 23 2016

New SMPD officers Graduate from LASD Academy

New SMPD officers Graduate from LASD Academy

Press Release posted 12/23/16 - The Sierra Madre Police Department is extremely proud to introduce Officer Lara Leduc and Officer Thomas Onderdonk, graduates of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Academy Class 417. Officer Onderdonk graduated as Top Honor Cadet, the highest accomplishment in the class!  Also pictured (L-R) are City Council member John Capoccia, Officer Onderdonk, [...]

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Friday December 23 2016

Overnight Parking Restrictions Eased, Parking Safety Requirements are NOT

Press Release posted 12/23/16 – The Sierra Madre PD would like to remind our residents and visitors of the following parking exemptions: Beginning at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 there will be a City-wide exemption for parking violations relating to Permit Parking and Overnight Parking. This exemption will extend until 2:00 a.m. on [...]

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Thursday September 22 2016

Sierra Madre Public Works Director Inman and Public Safety Director Giannone Announce Upcoming Retirements

Sierra Madre Public Works Director Inman and Public Safety Director Giannone Announce Upcoming Retirements

Press release posted 9/22/16 –  Sierra Madre Public Works Director Bruce Inman, a 19 year Sierra Madre employee, and Public Safety Director Larry Giannone, a 9 year Sierra Madre employee have announced their December 2016 retirement. Director Bruce Inman was appointed as the City’s Public Works Director in March 1997, and he is one of [...]

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Thursday August 25 2016

#PinkPatchProject to Promote Awareness in Fight Against Breast Cancer

#PinkPatchProject to Promote Awareness in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Press Release posted 8/25/16 - The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the LA County Police Chief’s Association and over 30 law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the agency’s uniform patches. Officers from the participating agencies, including SMPD,  will be wearing these pink patches on [...]

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Wednesday May 25 2016

Robbery at Bank of the West

Robbery at Bank of the West

Posted 5/25/16 - At approximately, 1:00pm there was a take-over style robbery at Bank of the West. The suspect was dressed in an all-white jumpsuit with a painters-style mask and a black wide-brimmed hat. The suspect demanded money and proceeded to pepper spray the employees. The suspect fled in silver colored sedan, driven by an unknown [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Suspicicous Circumstance Investigation

Press Release posted 3/23/16 – On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 3:15pm, a 14-year old student was walking home westbound on Grandview Ave from St. Rita’s School. The student said a white van, (unknown model) drove up next to her while she was on the sidewalk. The student said a male (perhaps White or [...]

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Wednesday March 16 2016

Hit and Run, Attempted Carjacking on Sunday

Press Release posted 3/16/16 – A man was arrested on Sunday afternoon, (3/13/16) after he allegedly was involved in a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the intersection of Lima and Montecito Avenue. After allegedly causing the traffic collision, the subject then fled the scene and came in contact with a female pedestrian [...]

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Saturday February 13 2016

Update On Temporary Contract For Supplemental Police Services For Nighttime Patrol

 - At the Tuesday, February 23, 2016, City Council meeting, the City Council will consider an agreement with the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department to temporarily provide supplemental police patrol services, seven days a week between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am beginning Sunday, February 28, 2016.  The Sierra Madre Police Department has [...]

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Saturday February 13 2016

Letter to the Editor re: SMPD

Posted 2/13/16 – We have recently heard in the press that several members of the Sierra Madre Police Department have left to take jobs elsewhere, leaving our force short.  I don’t blame them for a minute.  As someone who works for a living, I understand perfectly.  Some people are advocating that we should slash the [...]

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Tuesday December 22 2015

Overnight Parking Permit Moratorium Through Jan. 2

Press Release posted 12/22/15 - To help spread holiday cheer, the Sierra Madre Police Department would like to remind residents that Overnight Parking Enforcement was lifted starting at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, December 21st, 2015 and will resume again at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

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Sunday December 20 2015

Mail Thefts Occurred, Watch Your Mailbox

Press Release posted 12/20/15 - At 7:00 am (12/19), a Sierra Madre resident living in the 400 block of N. Canon went out for a morning walk and noticed that his mailbox had been tampered with and mail had possibly been stolen. Shortly thereafter, residents living in the north/east part of town found that their mailboxes [...]

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Monday December 07 2015

Best Buy Drugs Burglary Suspects Arrested

Best Buy Drugs Burglary Suspects Arrested

Click photos to enlarge Press Release posted 12/7/15 – Early Sunday morning, December 6, 2015, an alert Sierra Madre resident reported suspicious activity to the rear of the businesses on Montecito Court.  The 3:00 AM call raised the awareness of the responding officers after a recent burglary at the pharmacy located on north Baldwin. Responding [...]

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Monday October 26 2015

Tell The City What You Think – Public Safety Discussions – Updated

Press Release posted 10/21/15 – Updated 10/26/15 – Here’s the Agenda Packet for tonight’s meeting. The City of Sierra Madre invites members of the community to participate in an upcoming meeting for the Sheriff’s Contract Proposal Review Committee. The Committee will be interviewing the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as a potential contractor at that time [...]

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Thursday October 01 2015

City Seeks Input re: Contracting out Police, Library Services

Press Release posted 10/1/15 - The City of Sierra Madre invites members of the community to participate in upcoming meetings for the Sheriff’s Contract Proposal Review Committee and the Library Services Proposal Committee. The committee meetings, taking place later this month, will provide residents with the opportunity to voice their opinions concerning professional services contracted by [...]

Saturday September 12 2015

Traffic Advisory for 9/14 – Highland Ave. and Kersting Court

Press Release posted 9/12/15 – Please be advised that on Monday, September 14th, the following locations will be experiencing a bit of a traffic impact: – Highland and Auburn Avenue from 7 am to 9 pm – Kersting Court from 7 am to 7 pm Thank you for your cooperation!

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Thursday September 03 2015

City Seeks Nominations for Sierra Madre Honors Awards

City Seeks Nominations for Sierra Madre Honors Awards

Posted 8/31/15 – Sierra Madre Honors Awards is the City of Sierra Madre’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners, and employees. To Nominate: Simply e-mail DCostello@cityofsierramadre.com or drop off a short letter at City Hall listing qualifications of your nominee by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, Sptember 9, [...]

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Tuesday July 28 2015

Attempted Suicide, Fire at Bailey Park – Interview with Chief Giannone

Attempted Suicide, Fire at Bailey Park - Interview with Chief Giannone

Press Release posted 7/28/15 – Update at 12:50pm – SMPD reports that Bailey Canyon has been reopened. At 09:16 hrs. Sierra Madre Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a possible brush fire at Bailey Canyon Park in the 400 Blk of West Carter Avenue. Police and Fire Personnel responded to the location and located [...]

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Monday July 27 2015

Update on Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking

Update on Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking

Press Release posted 7/27/15 – On Friday July 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM a Pasadena resident was traveling to a friend’s home in Sierra Madre when he was confronted by armed suspects. The victim was traveling eastbound on Sierra Madre Blvd. from Michillinda when he noticed a dark colored sedan tailgating him. As the victim [...]

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Sunday July 26 2015

Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking Friday Evening, 7/24

SMPD Block Captain Report – Posted 7/26/15 SPECIAL BULLETIN SIERRA MADRE POLICE DEPARTMENT 242 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA. 91024 (626) 355-1414, FAX (626) 355-5468 Larry Giannone ~ Director of Public Safety – Chief of Police Attempted Armed Robbery / Attempted Car Jacking Case Number: 15-0547 Date and Time: Friday, July 24, 2015, [...]

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Thursday May 14 2015

Suspect Apprehended in Residential Burglary in the 800 Block of Woodland Drive

Press Release Posted 5/14/15 – On 5-13-2015 at 2051 hrs (8:51pm),  officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Woodland Drive in reference to a burglary in progress. The Rp (reporting person?) stated the suspect had gone into his neighbor’s residence through the porch window. Officer Ford and Sgt. Gonzalez arrived and [...]

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Wednesday May 13 2015

Suspects Arrested For Attempted Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property

Suspects Arrested For Attempted Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property

Press Release posted 5/13/15 – On Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 04:00 AM a resident on Grove Lane heard noises in the front of his residence. The resident looked out the window and observed a suspect breaking into his vehicle. The resident went outside and confronted the suspect, who was now inside his vehicle, and [...]

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Friday February 20 2015

SMPD Busts East SGV ROP Teacher for Sexual Encounter With Minor Gladstone High Student

SMPD Busts East SGV ROP Teacher for Sexual Encounter With Minor Gladstone High Student

Press Release posted 2/20/15 –  The Sierra Madre Police Department arrested an East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) teacher for allegedly having a sexual encounter with a minor, who is a student at Gladstone High School in Azusa. While this teacher was not a direct employee of the Azusa Unified School District, the [...]

Tuesday September 23 2014

SMPD/DEA to Collaborate on Prescription Pill Drop-Off Saturday

SMPD/DEA to Collaborate on Prescription Pill Drop-Off Saturday

Press Release posted 9/23/14 - Do you or any family members have any prescriptions you don’t use or that have expired? Not sure how to dispose of them safely?  Bring them in to the Sierra Madre Police collection site on Saturday, September 27th! SMPD is partnering with the DEA to help get unused drug prescription out [...]

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Monday September 15 2014

Brush Fire Contained Off 800 Block of North Auburn Ave. – Updated (Photos)

Brush Fire Contained Off 800 Block of North Auburn Ave. - Updated (Photos)

Posted 9/15/14-  Update from the City at 8:30pm - Update: Auburn Ave is now open to the public. Electricity has been restored. The fire has been completely extinguished. Sierra Madre Police would like to thank the community for being so cooperative throughout the duration of the incident. We wish all our community residents a safe night! [...]

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Saturday September 13 2014

It’s Hot Out – It’s Even Hotter in Cars – Don’t Leave Kids or Pets in Cars

It's Hot Out - It's Even Hotter in Cars - Don't Leave Kids or Pets in Cars

Press Release posted 9/13/14 – Reminder from the City and SMPD/SMFD – Remmber, this chart doesn’t even go as high at the zero minutes level as we expect the temps to be this weekend.

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Thursday September 11 2014

SMPD, SMFD Remember 9/11

SMPD, SMFD Remember 9/11

Posted 9/11/14 - As they do annually, members of the SMPD and SMFD held a brief ceremony in remembrance of 9/11/01, timed to coincide with Verdugo 911′s system wide announcement in memorium.  Special thanks to Gary Hood for going across to the Kensington construction site and asking the crew to turn off their heavy equipment during [...]

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Sunday August 03 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department To Host 2014 National Night Out Tuesday

Sierra Madre Police Department To Host 2014 National Night Out Tuesday

Press Release Posted 8/3/14 – The Sierra Madre Police Department will be holding the Annual National Night Out Event on Tuesday August 5, 2014.  This community and family oriented event will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Memorial Park, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Please join us for a fun-filled [...]

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Wednesday July 02 2014

SMPD Notices Re: 4th of July – Parking, Fireworks, Street Closures

SMPD Notices Re: 4th of July - Parking, Fireworks, Street Closures

Press Releases posted 7/2/14 – Street Closures – Click on map at left to enlarge it. ZERO TOLERANCE ON FIREWORKS - Remember! There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for any fire works within Sierra Madre. Fireworks of ANY TYPE are not allowed in Sierra Madre. Additional Officers, both plain clothes and in uniform will be patrolling the [...]

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Sunday June 22 2014

Earthquake Preparedness Event to Commemorate 23rd Anniversary of SM Quake

Earthquake Preparedness Event to Commemorate 23rd Anniversary of SM Quake

Press Release posted 6/22/14 - Join the City of Sierra Madre on Saturday, June 28, to remember the 23rd anniversary of the Sierra Madre Earthquake by preparing yourself for the next one. The event will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Sierra Madre Fire Department, located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. In collaboration with the [...]

Saturday June 14 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter June 1st to June 8th, 2014

Posted 6/14/14 – During the week of Sunday, June 1st to Sunday, June 8th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 360 calls for service. Monday, June 2nd At approximately 6:40 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 270 Block of Sturtevant Dr. regarding an auto theft report. Responding Officers were informed by the [...]

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Saturday June 07 2014

Suspects Arrested in Credit Card Skimming Case

Suspects Arrested in Credit Card Skimming Case

Press Release posted 6/7/14 - At 2:40 am, Sierra Madre Police Officers responded to an alarm call at the Valero Gas Station at 4 N. Baldwin Ave. and quickly detained two suspects who were installing a skimming device to capture credit card numbers in the gas pumps. Edvard Martirosyan, 27, and Aram Manasaryan 22, both residents [...]

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Friday May 23 2014

COMMUNITY ALERT: VALERO GAS PUMPS MAY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED

Press Release posted 5/23/14 – COMMUNITY ALERT: The gas pumps at the Valero Gas Station at 4 N. Baldwin Avenue may have been compromised during the early morning hours. The Sierra Madre Police Department is currently investigating the break in to the gas pumps. It is unknown at this time if anyone’s credit or debit [...]

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Wednesday May 21 2014

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography.

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography.

Press Release posted 5/21/14 – An early morning Search Warrant was served at a residence in the 400 Blk of Sturtevant Dr., in the City of Sierra Madre.  The Sierra Madre Police Department and the Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force were involved in the investigation.  Edward L. Sanchez, 66, of Sierra Madre was [...]

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Monday March 10 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Department Blotter, March 2, 2014 -March 9, 2014

Posted 3/10/14 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police  Department Blotter , March 2, 2014 -March 9, 2014 During the week of Sunday, March 2, 2014 through Sunday March 9, 2014 the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 265 calls for service.   Wednesday, March 2, 2014  On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 4:23 pm, Sierra [...]

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Monday March 10 2014

Suspect Arrested for Commercial Burglary and Grand Theft Auto

Suspect Arrested for Commercial Burglary and Grand Theft Auto

Press Release posted 3/10/14- On Wednesday afternoon Sierra Madre Police Department received multiple calls of a person that was being very aggressive in soliciting for money in the Kersting Court area.  The individual, later identified as 33 yr. old Ismael Villarreal of Pasadena, was also seen going in and out of several businesses in the [...]

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Monday March 10 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Department Blotter, February 23, 2014 To March 2, 2014

Posted 3/10/14 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Department Blotter, February 23, 2014 To March 2, 2014 During the week of Sunday, February 23, to Sunday March 2nd, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 300 calls for service. Monday February 24, 2014  At 8:39 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 400 block of [...]

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Wednesday February 26 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter, February 17-23, 2014

Posted 2/26/14 - Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter,  February 17-23, 2014 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 At 9:14 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 300 block of N Baldwin Ave. regarding a burglary report.  Resident advised officers she left her residence in the early morning hours and when she returned home, she found her rear door [...]

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Monday February 17 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter, February 10-16, 2014

Posted 2/17/14 - Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter,  February 10-16, 2014 Monday, February 10, 2014 At 4:12 pm, Sierra Madre Police was dispatched to a grand theft of a motorized gate, that occurred in the 700 block of Sierra Madre Blvd. Reporting party arrived home and discovered the motorized gate that is located in the north [...]

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Monday February 10 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter, February 3-9, 2014

Posted 2/10/14 - Sierra Madre Police Department Blotter, February 3-9, 2014 Monday, February 3, 2014 Between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm in the 500 Block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd., a resident reported a grand theft. Resident’s bracelet valued at $10,000.00 was stolen, allegedly by caretaker. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 At 11:00 am, [...]

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Monday January 27 2014

Arrests Made in 2011 EVG Fraud and Identity Theft Cases

Press Release posted 1/27/14 – On December 13, 2013, the United States Secret Service arrested two individuals associated with the identity theft crimes involving the former EVG service station on South Baldwin Avenue in the City of Sierra Madre. That crime spree, which involved more than 600 victims and monetary losses of approximately $175,000.00, began [...]

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Sunday January 26 2014

Burglary Suspect Captured

Press Release posted 1/16/14 - Early this morning the Police Department received several complaints about the helicopter orbiting over the 400 blk of East Highland. The helicopter was being used to assist the officers in locating a burglary suspect who was found inside a residents home and fled. The suspect was ultimately found in the rear [...]

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Sunday January 12 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, January 5-12, 2014

Posted 1/12/14 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, January 5-12, 2014 Monday, January 6, 2014 At approximately 1am, officers responded to a burglary alarm activation at the drug store located at 29 North Baldwin Avenue. On arrival, it was discovered that the front door to the business had been pried open.  The suspect fled [...]

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Thursday November 28 2013

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips from the City/SMPD

Press release posted 11/28/13 - The Holiday Season is upon us and unfortunately so are some thieves. The city was fortunate to go almost 60 days without a residential burglary. Unfortunately burglars were back in the area last night in the 200 Blk of West Carter. Witnesses in the area did see a vehicle parked adjacent [...]

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Thursday November 28 2013

SMPD Will Not Enforce Overnight Parking Restriction For Holiday

Posted 11/28/13 – From the City’s Facebook page: The Sierra Madre Police Department will not be enforcing the Overnight Parking Restrictions during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enforcement is suspended until 2:00 AM on Monday December 2, 2013.

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Saturday September 14 2013

SMPD, SMFD Pay Tribute on 9/11

SMPD, SMFD Pay Tribute on 9/11

Posted 9/14/13 – Members of the Police Department and the Fire Department again gathered in front of the Fire Station on Wednesday for a moment of silence following an announcement from the Verdugo 911 center, to honor the victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.  I was unable to attend for the first time in years, [...]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Residential Burglary Update

Press Release posted 9/10/13 - The Police Department has been deploying extra officers on day-shift in both plain clothes and in uniform to address the rising issue of residential burglaries. The City has not experienced any residential burglaries since August 17, 2013 and the Department feels the extra suppression units along with public education and awareness [...]

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Monday August 19 2013

Update – Another Attempted Burglary in 100 Block of Lima

Update posted 8/20/13 – I just spoke with the officer that was the watch commander yesterday, and as it turns out, Sgt. Joe Ortiz was also the officer that first noticed the suspect.  He told me that the house at which the attempted burglary took place was the same house on Lima that had been [...]

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Tuesday August 13 2013

SMPD to Host Community Meeting to Discuss Burglaries

Press Release posted 8/13/13 – SPECIAL COMMUNITY MEETING hosted by The Sierra Madre Police Department FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 2013 @ 7:00PM Location: City Council Chambers. 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Topic: increase in property crimes such as BURGLARIES and prisoner release program AB 109.

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Tuesday August 13 2013

City Statement Regarding Increase in Burglary Attempts

Press Release posted 8/13/13 - Sierra Madre is not unique in the increase of Residential Burglaries over the last several months. It is happening all across Los Angeles County. Special Tasks Force Units have been created to combat the problem and our local officers are having to deal with it on a daily basis. The best [...]

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Tuesday August 13 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, August 5-11, 2013

Posted 8/13/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, August 5-11, 2013 Monday, August 5, 2013 At 10:30pm, residents in the 600 block of Manzanita Avenue woke to the sound of their doorbell. Moments later they heard noises on the side of the house and went outside to investigate. They discovered a window screen had [...]

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Monday August 12 2013

Second Burglary of the Day Reported, Police Seek Assistance

Press Release posted 8/12/13 - The Sierra Madre Police Department is currently investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the last couple of hours in the 800 Blk of Canyon Crest.  The suspect(s) entered the residence by breaking a window at the location. Anyone that may have seen anyone in the area or heard anything 1:00 [...]

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Monday August 12 2013

Another Burglary, This One’s On Lima – Suspect At Large

Press Release posted 8/12/13 - The Sierra Madre Police Department is currently investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the last couple of hours in the 100 blk of N. Lima. The suspect(s) entered the residence through an open rear window and removed computers and jewelry. Anyone that may have seen or heard anything in the [...]

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Thursday August 08 2013

Another Burglary Attempt, One Suspect In Custody, One Still At Large

Press Release posted 8/8/13 - An alert neighbor called the police to report a suspicious vehicle pulling in the cul-de-sac in the 600 blk of Edgeview. This is the same area where an attempt burglary occurred on August 6, 2013.  The reporting party observed two young males dressed in “hoodies” exit the vehicle. One was dressed [...]

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Tuesday August 06 2013

Sierra Madre Hit By Seven Burglaries In Seven Days

Posted 8/6/13 – The City of Sierra Madre reported today that “Pasadena and Arcadia Police Departments assisted Sierra Madre PD in a containment setup following an attempted burglary on the 600 block of Edgeview Drive. The suspect fled the home when the owner saw him and ran towards the monastery. The helicopter and K-9 units [...]

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Sunday August 04 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Hosting 2013 National Night Out This Tuesday

Sierra Madre Police Department Hosting 2013 National Night Out This Tuesday

Press Release posted 8/4/13 - The Sierra Madre Police Department will be holding the Annual National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. This community and family oriented event will take place from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Park, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Please join us for a fun-filled evening [...]

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Thursday August 01 2013

Two Residential Burglary Suspects in Custody…One Charged with Assault on a Police Officer

Two Residential Burglary Suspects in Custody…One Charged with Assault on a Police Officer

Press Release posted 8/1/13 -On July 31, 2013 at approximately 1:15 PM, Sierra Madre Police receiv ed a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 blk. of Sierra Woods Ave.  An alert neighbor notified the police and watched as two men parked the vehicle and headed towards her neighbor’s house putting on “hoodie” sweat [...]

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Thursday July 11 2013

Catching up on Police Blotter – 5/21 through 7/7/13

Posted 7/13/13 – Sierra Madre Police Blotter 5/21/13 through 7/7/13, most recent first Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report  July 1-7, 2013 Wednesday,  July 3, 2013 At 2pm, a resident in the 300 block of Adams Avenue returned home and observed that her front door was open. She immediately notified police.  The investigation revealed [...]

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Friday July 05 2013

SMPD Seeks Information re: 4th of July Wrong-way Driver Collision That Injures Four

Press Release posted 7/5/13 – On July 4, 2013 at approximately 10:17 PM Sierra Madre Police Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls of a head on collision in the 1900 block of Santa Anita Avenue.  When responding officers arrived they found one vehicle overturned and the other with major front end damage.  The driver of the [...]

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Monday May 20 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, May 13-19, 2013

Posted 5/20/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  May 13-19, 2013 Monday, May 13, 2013 At 1am, officers observed a traffic violation at Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard and attempted to make a traffic stop.  The vehicle continued west on Sierra Madre Boulevard travelling at approximately 50 MPH. The vehicle travelled through the [...]

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Monday April 22 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, April 15-21, 2013

Posted 4/22/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  April 15-21, 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 At 11pm, an officer observed a vehicle travelling east on Foothill Boulevard at Baldwin Avenue and noticed that a headlamp was not operating.  After making a traffic stop, the officer determined that the driver was exhibiting symptoms of alcohol [...]

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Sunday April 07 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report March 24-31, 2013

Posted 4/7/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report March 24-31, 2013 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 A resident in the 00 block of North Mountain Trail reported that her vehicle was stolen from her carport.  The victim indicated that she had friends at her residence the night before and the keys to the vehicle were [...]

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Tuesday March 26 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, March 15-23, 2013

Posted 3/26/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, March 15-23, 2013 Friday,  March 15, 2013 At 1:30pm, a vehicle stopped for the stop sign at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue was struck from behind by another vehicle.  The parties initially pulled to the side of the road and discussed the collision.  However, moments [...]

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Monday March 18 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, March 11-17, 2013

Posted 3/18/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  March 11-17, 2013 Monday, March 11, 2013 At 3:30pm, a traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Mountain Trail Avenue when an eastbound vehicle failed to stop for the posted stop sign. That impact caused the second vehicle to collide with the [...]

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Tuesday March 05 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, February 25 – March 3, 2013

Posted 3/5/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  February 25 – March 3, 2013 Thursday, February 28, 2013 At 4:30pm, an officer initiated a vehicle stop for an equipment violation in the area of Grandview Avenue and Jameson Court.  During an interview of the driver, the officer was able to detect the odor of [...]

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Sunday March 03 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, February 18-24, 2013

Posted 3/3/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  February 18-24, 2013 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 During the night, two wood carved statues were taken from the side yard of a residence in the 400 block of Fairview Terrace.  The owner had moved the statues early in the day to a visible position on the [...]

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Monday February 11 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, February 4-10, 2013

Posted 2/11/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  February 4-10, 2013 No residential burglaries have been reported in the City of Sierra Madre since January 31, 2013.  This is the largest time gap between burglaries since the trend started in mid-December 2012.  Monday, February 4, 3013 At noon, a 25 year old male (no [...]

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Sunday February 10 2013

Proper Use of and How to Make 911 Calls

Press Release posted 2/10/13 – The City of Sierra Madre and neighboring communities are experiencing an increase in burgleries and other property crimes which is likely attributed to the California’s corrections realignment plan, one of the most significant changes to California’s criminal justice system in decades. City Officials and the Police Department want to remind [...]

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Saturday February 09 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, January 24 – February 2, 2013

Posted 2/9/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  January 24 – February 2, 2013 Sunday,  January 27, 2013 Between the hours of 3:30 and 7:00pm unknown suspects broke into a residence in the 300 block of East Grandview Avenue.  The suspects removed a screen on a rear window then smashed the glass with a [...]

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Sunday January 27 2013

Murder/Suicide Attempt on Chantry Flat Road

Press Release posted 1/27/13 – This just in from Arcadia PD… Incident: Attempt Murder/Suicide, Updated Information Date/ Time: January 27, 2013 3:00 PM On January 26, 2013, around 6:30 p.m., Arcadia Police Officers responded to a stretch of Chantry Flats regarding a traffic collision involving a solo vehicle into a guardrail. The male driver had [...]

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Tuesday January 22 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, January 14-20, 2013

Posted 2/10/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report,  January 14-20, 2013 Monday, January 14, 2013 At approximately 9:30am, an unknown suspect removed a lap top computer from the rear seat of a vehicle parked in the 600 block of East Sierra Madre Boulevard.   The victim stated she was only parked at that location for [...]

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Tuesday January 15 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, January 6-13, 2013

Posted 2/10/13 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, January 6-13, 2013 Thursday,  January 10, 2013 At 8pm, at resident in the 00 block of East Carter Avenue returned home.  As she turned into her driveway she noticed a black 4-door sedan with heavy window tinting parked at the curb in front of her residence. [...]

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Wednesday January 09 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Posted 1/9/13 - Multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries Monday, December 31, 2012 At 10:20pm on New Years’ Eve, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for the stop sign at Santa Anita Avenue and Grandview Avenue.  A traffic stop was initiated and the officer determined that the driver had been drinking.  The driver (female, 45 [...]

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Sunday December 23 2012

Good News From SMPD – Drunk Driving Prevention and Overnight Parking Permit Moratorium

Posted 12/23/12 – According to Sierra Madre Police Chief Larry Giannone, the PD will not be enforcing the overnight parking restriction through the holidays, so your out of town guests do NOT need to go online and pay for an overnight parking permit, at least until after the new year. Also, for those who might [...]

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Tuesday December 18 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, December 10-16, 2012

Posted 12/18/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, December 10-16, 2012 Monday, December 9, 2012 A resident in the 400 block of San Gabriel Court reported that merchandise she had purchased on-line was removed from her porch after being delivered via the U.S. Postal Service. The investigation confirmed that the package had been delivered [...]

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Wednesday December 12 2012

City, POA Agree to Terms on MOU

Posted 12/12/12 – The City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sierra Madre Police Association (PA) regarding terms and conditions of employment at last night’s Council meeting.  The agreement runs through June 30, 2015.  This is the first agreement between the two since the year 2000. New Sierra Madre Police Chief Larry Giannone, [...]

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Monday December 10 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, December 2-9, 2012

Posted 12/10/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, December 2-9, 2012 Sunday, December 2, 2012 At 9 am, a traffic collision occurred near the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Alegria Avenue.  While turning into a driveway, a vehicle collided with the left front bumper of another vehicle parked at the curb.  No injuries were [...]

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Saturday December 01 2012

Pedestrian Hit by Car at Kersting Court

Posted 12/1/12 – A female pedestrian was struck by a car in the crosswalk on Baldwin Ave. at Kersting Court early yesterday morning, and sustained a broken leg and a laceration on her head.  According to Sgt. Gonzalez of SMPD, the male driver of the vehicle was heading southbound on Baldwin Ave. and as he [...]

Tuesday November 27 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, November 17-25, 2012

Posted 11/27/12 –  Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, November 17-25, 2012 Saturday, November 17, 2012 At approximately 1:20pm, police responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 400 block of East Sierra Madre Boulevard. It was discovered that unknown suspect(s) had entered the residence by removing a bedroom screen and climbing in through [...]

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Wednesday November 21 2012

City, PD Grant Moratorium on Overnight Parking Permit Citations Thru Sunday Night, Monday Morning

Posted 11/21/12 – As has happened on holiday weekends when people return home to visit friends and relatives, there will be no need to get an overnight parking permit to park on City streets overnight, beginning tonight and running through Sunday night/Monday morning.  Currently, a $2/night permit must be purchased online to park on City [...]

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Tuesday November 20 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, November 10-18, 2012

Posted 11/20/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, November 10-18, 2012 Saturday, November 10, 2012 At 7pm, a resident of the 600 block of west Orange Grove Avenue was inside her home when she observed a person looking into her kitchen window.  The individual quickly moved away from the window and was gone before [...]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

It’s Official – Giannone Named Chief of SMPD

It's Official - Giannone Named Chief of SMPD

Press Release posted 11/14/12 - The City of Sierra Madre is honored to announce that Larry Giannone has been appointed as the City’s permanent Chief of Police, after serving as the Acting Chief of Police for the past year. Chief Giannone is an active member of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Management Program, a member of the [...]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, November 5-11, 2012

Posted 11/14/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, November 5-11, 2012 Monday, November 5, 2012 An officer observed the driver of a vehicle talking on a cell phone.  After detaining the driver for the violation, the officer determined that the driver had also been drinking and displayed obvious signs of intoxication.  The driver (male, [...]

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Monday October 22 2012

Suspect Arrested in String of Sierra Madre Burglaries

Suspect Arrested in String of Sierra Madre Burglaries

Press Release posted 10/22/12 – In August of 2012, Sierra Madre experienced a series of residential and commercial burglaries.  Through the diligent work of Sierra Madre Police Department Detectives, Alonzo Johnson, a local transient, was identified as being responsible for those burglaries. SMPD Chief Larry Giannone said “The hard work of Detective Lorena Gonzalez led [...]

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Monday October 22 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, October 15 – 21, 2012

Posted 10/22/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, October 15 – 21, 2012 Monday, October 15, 2012 At 1:26 am, a passerby reported seeing a utility truck parked in the 500 block of Manzanita Avenue leaking fuel. Police and Fire personnel responded and found that the unattended truck had leaked several gallons of fuel [...]

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Tuesday October 16 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, October 8-14, 2012

Posted 10/16/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report, October 8-14, 2012 Monday, October 8, 2012 At 2am, an officer observed a vehicle with no evidence of current registration travelling south on Baldwin Avenue from Sierra Madre Boulevard.  After initiating a traffic stop, the officer determined that the driver had been drinking.  The driver failed [...]

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Monday September 24 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department, Police Blotter Report, September 17-23, 2012

Posted 9/24/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department, Police Blotter Report, September 17-23, 2012 Saturday, September 15, 2012 At 9:15pm, a resident on Mountain Trail Avenue was inside his residence when he heard the sound of a traffic collision outside.  He went outside to investigate and found his vehicle, which had been parked at the curb, had [...]

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Saturday September 08 2012

Sierra Madre First Responders to Hold 9/11 Memorial

Posted 9/3/12 – SMPD and SMFD will again host a memorial service to honor the victims of the New York World Trade Centers attack on 9/11/2001 at the Fire Station on Tuesday, Sept. 11th.  The public is invited to attend.  The service will begin at approximately 6:45am, and at 6:59am, the same time the first [...]

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Saturday September 01 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report August 27 – September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/12 - Police Blotter Report August 27 – September 2, 2012 Monday August 27, 2012 Parents brought their uncooperative and combative juvenile daughter to the police station seeking assistance.  During the investigation, officers determined that the juvenile had battered both her mother and a sibling earlier in the day and she was taken into custody.  [...]

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Saturday September 01 2012

SMPD – No Checkpoints in Sierra Madre This Weekend

Posted 9/1/12 – I just spoke with Lt. Len Hundshammer of SMPD, who informed me that he was not aware of any DUI checkpoints being set up in Sierra Madre this weekend, and he said that there are no plans to have Sierra Madre officers participating in the regionwide checkpoints program that has been announced [...]

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Tuesday August 28 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report August 20 – August 26, 2012

Posted 8/28/12 - Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report August 20 – August 26, 2012 Monday August 20, 2012 At 3:30am, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for the stop sign at Orange Grove and Baldwin Avenue.  As the vehicle travelled east on Orange Grove, it accelerated to 50 MPH and while making [...]

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Wednesday August 15 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 8/6/12 to 8/12/12

Posted 8/15/12 -  Friday August 10, 2010 DUI – At approximately 11:25 pm, officers observed a vehicle fail to stop for the stop sign at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Lima Street.  The vehicle then accelerated to a speed of 45 MPH as it travelled west. After stopping the vehicle the officers determined that the driver [...]

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Monday August 06 2012

Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report 7/30/12 – 8/5/12 – UPDATED

Posted 8/6/12, updated 8/6/12 - Tuesday July 31, 2012 – Unknown suspects forced entry into a residence in the 500 block of Sierra Meadow Drive. The residence was under construction at the time and entry was made by prying off a wood panel that secured the front entryway.  Two laptop computers were removed from the living [...]

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Saturday April 28 2012

National Take Back Initiative in Sierra Madre Considered a Huge Success by SMPD

Press Release posted 4/28/12- On Saturday April, 28, 2012, Sierra Madre Police Department participated in the National Take Back Initiative. In cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Sierra Madre Police Department collected over 50 lbs. of old, unused, and excess medication that was turned in to Police Officers at City Hall today. Police [...]

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Thursday March 29 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 3/11/12 to 3/17/12

Posted 3/29/12 – During the week of Sunday, a March 11th, to Saturday March 17th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 225 calls for service. See www.crimereports.com for updated information. Monday, March 12th: 7:29 AM- Petty Theft, 500 blk. W. Orange Grove St.  Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car and stole a Chevron [...]

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Friday March 16 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 3/4/12 to 3/10/12

Posted 3/16/12 – During the week of Sunday, March 4th, to Saturday March 10th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 233 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, March 4th: 4:46 PM- Disorderly Conduct/Drunk in Public, 600 blk. Chaparral. An intoxicated 56-year old man was asked to leave a residence by [...]

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Wednesday March 14 2012

Council Votes to Delay Staff Reorganization

Posted 3/14/12 – After hearing numerous impassioned pleas by City staff, including at least two that would find themselves out of work, and from resident proponents of the library and the Community Services Dept., the City Council decided to place on hold consideration of a proposed reorganization of the City Departments that would ultimately have [...]

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Sunday March 04 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 2/19/12 to 2/25/12

Posted 3/5/12 – During the week of Sunday, February 19th, to Saturday February 25th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 223 calls for service. See www.crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, February 19th: 1:21 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Hastings Ranch and Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped an 18-year old Altadena motorist for a Vehicle [...]

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Friday February 24 2012

Robert Matheson Released from Canadian Custody

Press Release from SMPD posted 2/24/12 – On February 22, 2012, Sierra Madre resident Robert Matheson was released from a Canadian custodial facility after serving time for child pornography-related charges. Matheson returned home on February 23, 2012 and met with local police officials on Friday morning. Matheson voluntarily came to the police station and met [...]

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Thursday February 09 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/29/12 to 2/4/12

Posted 2/9/12 – During the week of Sunday, January 29, to Saturday February 4, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 229 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, January 29th: 12:48 AM- Warrant/Outside/Criminal, 3200 blk. E. Foothill Blvd. An officer stopped a 25-year old Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation.  [...]

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Wednesday February 01 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/22/12 to 1/28/12

During the week of Sunday, January 22nd, to Saturday, January 28th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 252 calls for service. See www.crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, January 22nd: 12:35 AM- Warrant Arrest, 100 blk. N. Rosemead Blvd. Officers conducted a consent stop on two subjects. One subject was on probation for drug [...]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/8/12 to 1/14/12

During the week of Sunday, January 8th, to Saturday January 14th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 277 calls for service. See www.crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, January 8th: 12:59 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This case involves an unknown suspect that used the victim’s credit information to open a [...]

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Monday January 09 2012

Valero Credit Card Follow-up

Posted 4:45pm, 1/9/12 – I just spoke with Edgar Artenyan, co-owner of the Valero Station that SMPD reported in a press release earlier today was vandalized on Dec. 27th and that shortly thereafter, reports of credit card fraud started coming in.  Edgar told me that as soon as they were aware that there may have [...]

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Monday January 09 2012

Credit/Debit Cards Compromised at Valero Gas Station

Press Release Posted 1/9/12 – On December 27, 2011, Sierra Madre Police Department Officers were called to investigate vandalism at the Valero Gas Station located at 4 N. Baldwin Ave. The investigating officers found one of the gas pump doors pried open and evidence that a “fraud skimmer” had been placed inside the gas pumps [...]

Saturday January 07 2012

Police Blotter, Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve

Posted 1/7/12 – During the week of Sunday, December 25th, 2011 to Saturday, December 31st, 2011 the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 233 calls for service. Monday, December 26th 8:17 AM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver and Unlawful Display of Evidence of Registration, Baldwin Ave and Gloria Ave, in the city of Arcadia. Officer [...]

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Friday December 30 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 12/18/11 to 12/24/11

Posted 12/30/11 – During the week of Sunday, December 18th, 2011 to Saturday, December 24th, 2011 the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 245 calls for service. Sunday, December 18th 12:09 PM – Residential Burglary – 800 block of Skyland Drive. Officers responded to a burglary investigation and found the burglary actually occurred between [...]

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Thursday December 29 2011

Retirement Party for Chief Diaz Tonight

A reception will be held this afternoon to recognize Chief Marilyn Diaz upon her retirement.  Chief Diaz has been with the Sierra Madre PD for just over five years, after serving 32 years with the Pasadena Police Dept.  She was the first female police chief in L.A. County when she was named to run our [...]

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Friday December 23 2011

Richard Mays Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

Richard Mays Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

Posted 12/23/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced that it has named Richard Mays to be the 2011 Citizen of the Year.  In 2011, Mays served as the City’s Deputy Treasurer, sat on the UUT Oversight Committee, was a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the SMPD Volunteer Force, and acted [...]

Wednesday December 21 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 12/11/11 to 12/17/11

During the week of Sunday, December 11th, 2011 to Saturday, December 17th, 2011 the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 271 calls for service. Monday, December 12th 10:59 AM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver and Possession of Marijuana. 100 Block S. Baldwin Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation [...]

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Wednesday December 21 2011

Council Approves New Terms for POA

Posted 12/21/11 – At a special City Council meeting called for this evening, the City Council approved a unilateral implementation of the City’s last, best and final offer that it had presented to the Sierra Madre Police Officer’s Association (SMPOA) on Dec. 5th.  The only public comment on the issue came from Chris Koerber, who [...]

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Tuesday December 20 2011

City, SMPOA at Impasse, City Likely to Implement Terms Unilaterally

Posted 12/20/11 – A special City Council meeting has been called for Wednesday night at which City staff is recommending that the Council unilaterally implement terms and conditions of employment with the SMPOA, and one of those terms requires an amendment to the percentage paid to CalPERS. According to the staff report, the POA representatives [...]

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Monday December 19 2011

Feds Serve Search Warrant At Matheson Home In Sierra Madre

Feds Serve Search Warrant At Matheson Home In Sierra Madre

Posted 12/19/11 – On Monday evening, December 19, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, with the assistance of the Sierra Madre Police Department, served a search warrant at the home of Robert Matheson on Liliano Drive.  Matheson is currently serving time in a Canadian correctional facility. He was convicted earlier this month on child [...]

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Monday December 19 2011

Special City Council Meeting Called for Wednesday Night, re: SMPOA

A special meeting of the City Council has been called for Wednesday night, Dec. 21st, at 6pm.  The only action item on the agenda is titled “SIERRA MADRE POLICE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT” and is described as “Recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution 11-105: unilaterally implementing terms and conditions of employment [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Chief Diaz Says Goodbye

Chief Diaz Says Goodbye

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council recognized retiring Sierra Madre Police Chief Marilyn Diaz, presenting her with the traditional engraved tile of the City seal. Mayor John Buchanan spoke first, followed by Chief Diaz. There will be a City sponsored going away party at the Sierra Madre Room in the Rec. Center, on Thursday, [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 12/4/11 to 12/10/11

Posted 12/13/11 – During the week of Sunday, December 4th, to Saturday December 10th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 269 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, December 4th: 1:29 AM- Unlawful Display Evidence of Registration, 100 blk. Esperanza Ave.  An officer stopped a 40-year old Sierra Madre motorist for [...]

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Monday December 05 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 11/27/11 to 12/3/11

Posted 12/5/11 – During the week of Sunday, November 27th, to Saturday December 3rd, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 399 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, November 27th: 2:03 AM – DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Foothill Blvd and Woodacre Ln.  An officer stopped a 27-year old Monterey Park motorist for a [...]

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Monday December 05 2011

Have You Seen This Man?

Have You Seen This Man?

Posted 12/5/11 – We received an e-mail this morning from a Sierra Madre resident who was forwarding an e-mail he received.  That e-mail alleges that “Last Wednesday at 9:15 AM our home video security camera recorded a suspicious person look(ing) in the garage, back yard and then into the house after ringing the front door [...]

Monday November 28 2011

Vehicle Drives Into Accurate Accounting

Vehicle Drives Into Accurate Accounting

On Saturday afternoon, as vendors were setting up booths in Kersting Court in preparation for Dickens Village, an alarm began sounding, followed shortly thereafter by sirens from police and fire units.  Seems a Honda SUV had driven into the back of the building at 35 N. Baldwin Ave., where Accurate Accounting is located.  The alarm [...]

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Monday November 28 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 11/20/11 to 11/26/11

During the week of Sunday, November 20th, to Saturday November 26th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 252 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, November 20th: 12:40 AM- Possession of Marijuana/1oz or less, Lima St and Ramona Ave.  An officer arrested a 51-year old man for a warrant and found [...]

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Wednesday November 23 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 11/13/11 to 11/19/11

Posted 11/23/11 – During the week of Sunday, November 13th, to Saturday November 19th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 216 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Monday, November 14th: 1:21 AM- Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  An officer stopped a 52-year old Sierra Madre motorist [...]

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Wednesday November 16 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 11/6/11 to 11/12/11

During the week of Sunday, November 6th, to Saturday November 12th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 282 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, November 6th: 7:50 pm- Auto Burglary, 600 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspect(s) entered a parked car on Saturday November 5th, between 10:30 AM and [...]

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Tuesday November 08 2011

SMPD Responds to 245 Calls, Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 10/30/11 to 11/5/11

During the week of Sunday, October 30th, to Saturday November 5th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 245 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, October 30th: 11:02 AM- Concealed Weapons, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl.  This case involves a consensual car search in which the driver was found to [...]

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Thursday November 03 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 10/23/11 to 10/29/11

Posted 11/3/11 - During the week of Sunday, October 23rd, to Saturday October 29th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 260 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Monday, October 24th: 10:23 AM- Vandalism/$400 or More Damage, 300 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  This case involves a suspect(s) that shattered a glass touch [...]

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Tuesday October 18 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 10/9/11 – 10/15/11

Posted 10/17/11 – During the week of Sunday, October 9th, to Saturday October 15th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 243 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, October 9th: 4:43 AM- Unlawful Display Evidence Of Registration, Baldwin Blvd and Orange Grove St.   An officer stopped a 58-year old Sierra Madre [...]

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Tuesday October 04 2011

“Sierra Madre Honors” Dinner Honors Volunteers, City Employees

  Posted 10/4/11 – The following is the text presented by Emcee Frank Hall at the Sierra Madre Honors Dinner, held at Alverno  High School on Thursday, Sept. 29th.  This was the sixth annual Honors Dinner, which recognizes community volunteers and City employees. “Our first award, the Youth Service Award, recognizes residents ages 11 – [...]

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Tuesday October 04 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 9/25/11 to 10/1/11

During the week of Sunday, September 25th, to Saturday October 1st, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 268 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, September 25th: 3:46 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) that used the victim’s card to withdraw $400 from [...]

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Monday September 26 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 9/18/11 to 9/24/11

During the week of Sunday, September 18th, to Saturday September 24th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 265 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, September 18th: 11:45 PM- Danger to Self/Others/Gravely Disabled, 400 blk. E. Grandview Ave.  This case involves a man being placed on a 72-hour hold for a [...]

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Tuesday September 20 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 9/11/11 to 9/17/11

Posted 9/20/11 – During the week of Sunday, September 11th, to Saturday September 17th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 312 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, September 11th: 11:19 AM- Attempted Residential Burglary, 600 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Unknown suspect(s) removed a living room window screen and tried [...]

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Wednesday September 14 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, Sept. 4th to Sept. 10th

Posted Sept. 14th, 2011 - During the week of Sunday, September 4th, to Saturday September 10th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 316 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, September 4th: 1:31 AM- Prohibits Person Under 21, Alcohol 0.01%, Baldwin Ave and Foothill Blvd.   An officer stopped a 20-year old Pasadena [...]

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Sunday September 11 2011

Dozens Turn Out to Remember 9/11

Dozens Turn Out to Remember 9/11

Dozens of people, among them Mayor John Buchanan and City Council member Mary Ann MacGillivray, turned out at the Sierra Madre Fire Dept. this morning to remember the events of 9/11/01. Members of SMPD and SMFD stood silently at parade rest for several minutes, before a region-wide announcement commemorating the events of 9/11/01 was made over [...]

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Saturday September 10 2011

SMFD and SMPD to Remember with Special Service on Sunday Morning, 9/11 at 6:45am

SMFD and SMPD to Remember with Special Service on Sunday Morning, 9/11 at 6:45am

“Good morning.  On Sept. 11, 2001, an attack was launched on American soil…”  With these words, or similar, the Verdugo Fire Communications Center each year begins its region-wide 9/11 bulletin,  remembering the horrific events of 9/11/2001, and taking a moment to honor the fallen first responders that died that morning. One year after the attacks, [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, August 21st to August 27th, 2011

Sept. 4th, 2011 – During the week of Sunday, August 21st, to Saturday August 27th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 239 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, August 21st: 3:57 AM- Disorderly Conduct/Drunk in Public, 100 blk. N. Hermosa Ave.  Officers arrested a 26-year old man for public intoxication [...]

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Wednesday August 10 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, July 31st to August 6th

During the week of Sunday, July 31st, to Saturday August 6th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 282 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, July 31St : 2:08 PM- Grand Theft Exceeding $950, 500 blk. Manzanita Ave.  Unknown suspect(s) stole a detached removable blue hardtop belonging to a Jeep Wrangler [...]

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Tuesday August 09 2011

Letter to the Editor re: Racial Profiling – Update

On July 30th, we posted a Letter to the Editor from one of our readers that felt they had been the victim of racial profiling by the SMPD while riding a bicycle here in Sierra Madre.  I contacted Chief Diaz, who told me that she hoped the person would contact her directly, and the complaint [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Local Emergency Response Teams Participate in National Night Out

Local Emergency Response Teams Participate in National Night Out

SMPD, SMFD, CERT, SM Emergency Communications Team, and the World Famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team were all on hand at National Night Out.  Booths were set up and demonstrations put on. The In-n-Out truck dispensed free burgers.  Enjoy the picture gallery below, and the video (coming soon, my browser tells me it’s got about [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter July 24th to July 30th

During the week of Sunday, July 24th, to Saturday July 30th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 318 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Tuesday, July 26th: 9:17 AM- Auto Burglary, 500 blk. W. Highland Ave.  Unknown suspect(s) entered a locked parked car with both of its rear windows down, between [...]

Tuesday August 02 2011

Law Enforcement’s National Night Out is Tonight in Sierra Madre

SMPD will be a participant in the “National Night Out” program, the event taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited to this event, which is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police community partnerships. Police, Fire, City Staff [...]

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Saturday July 30 2011

Letter to the Editor re: Racial Profiling

Why is being African-American a crime when riding a bicycle in Sierra Madre? 

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Tuesday July 26 2011

Law Enforcement’s National Night Out on Aug. 2nd

Law Enforcement's National Night Out on Aug. 2nd

SMPD will be a participant in the “National Night Out” program, the event taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited to this event, which is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police community partnerships. Police, Fire, City Staff [...]

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Tuesday July 19 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, July 10th to July 16th, 2011

During the week of Sunday, July 10th, to Saturday July 16th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 238 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, July 10th: 2:54 PM- Drive Vehicle without Required Ignition Interlock Device, Sierra Madre Blvd and Baldwin Ave.   An officer stopped a 19-year old Rosemead motorist for [...]

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Thursday July 14 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, July 3rd to July 9th, 2011

During the week of Sunday, July 3rd, to Saturday July 9th the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 290 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Tuesday, July 5th: 2:09 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, 3600 blk. E Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena  An officer stopped a 28-year old Altadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation [...]

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Tuesday June 21 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter , June 12th to June 18th

During the week of Sunday, June 12th, to Saturday June 18th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 302 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, June 12th: 8:25 AM- Residential Burglary, 300 blk. Foothill Ave.  Unknown suspect(s) entered a house between 5:00 AM on Friday June 10th and 8:25 PM on [...]

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Wednesday June 15 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, June 5th to June 11th, 2011

During the week of Sunday, June 5th, to Saturday June 11th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 279 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, June 5th: 12:01 AM- Possession of Alcohol Under 21 yrs old, Auburn parking lot.  This case involves four minors from Sierra Madre, Los Angeles, Agua Dulce, [...]

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Wednesday June 15 2011

SMPD Introduces New Volunteer Corps to Community

SMPD Introduces New Volunteer Corps to Community

Sierra Madre Police Chief Marilyn Diaz introduced a new group of “Traffic Volunteers” to the community at last night’s Council meeting.  Eight members of the community underwent seven weeks of training in traffic control at the Glendora Police Dept. to become certified as traffic volunteers for SMPD.  These volunteers will be employed in the event [...]

Wednesday June 08 2011

Sierra Madre Police Arrest Two Burglary Suspects

On Tuesday morning, June 7th, a resident was in his home in the 300 block of E. Montecito Ave. when he heard loud banging on his front door.  The victim looked through the blinds and saw two unfamiliar men.  The victim did not answer the door, but watched as one man drove a pickup truck [...]

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Tuesday June 07 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, May 29th to June 4th, 2011

During the week of Sunday, May 29th, to Saturday June 4th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 344 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, May 29th: 12:03 PM- DUI Alcohol /Drugs, Michillinda Ave and Orange Grove. An officer stopped a 62-year old female Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation [...]

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Wednesday June 01 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, May 22nd to May 28th

During the week of Sunday, May 22nd, to Saturday May 28th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 352 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, May 22ND: 11:23 AM- Possession of Controlled Substance, Mountain Trail Ave and Orange Grove Ave.   An officer stopped a 35-year old Sierra Madre motorist for a [...]

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Thursday May 26 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 5/15/11 to 5/21/11

During the week of Sunday, May 15th, to Saturday May 21st, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 273 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Tuesday, May 17th: 4:48 PM- Petty Theft, 500 blk. Lotus Ln.  A resident reported that a hedge trimmer was stolen from her property.  The victim stated that [...]

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Thursday May 19 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, May 8th to 14th, 2011

During the week of Sunday, May 8th, to Saturday May 14th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 244 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Monday, May 9th: 4:48 PM- Petty Theft, 400 blk. San Gabriel Ct.  An unknown suspect(s) stole a Garmin GPS and a Sony digital camera from an unlocked [...]

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Friday May 13 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 5/1/11 to 5/7/11

During the week of Sunday, May 1st, to Saturday May 7th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 331 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, May 1st: 9:04 AM- Violation of Court Order, 200 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspect in violation of [...]

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Monday May 09 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 4/24/11 to 4/30/11

During the week of Sunday, April 24TH, to Saturday April 30TH, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 260 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, April 24th: 2:36 AM- Disorderly Conduct/Drunk in Public, Canyon Crest Dr.   Officers responded to a call regarding an intoxicated man arguing with a taxi cab driver. [...]

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Tuesday May 03 2011

Sheriff’s Homicide & Coroner’s Investigators Confirm ID of Armed, Deceased Man Wanted in Chantry Flats Murder

Sheriff's Homicide & Coroner's Investigators Confirm ID of Armed, Deceased Man Wanted in Chantry Flats Murder

LASD Press Release, 5/3/11, 10:49am Los Angeles County Coroner’s investigators and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide investigators are reporting that the body of a man found yesterday in the Chantry Flats area of Angeles National Forest is that of Kevin Wolfe Pochter. Pochter was a 55-year old resident of Huntington Beach. Sheriff’s Homicide investigators [...]

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Tuesday May 03 2011

Body Found Identified as Suspect in Shooting

I just got off the phone with Deputy Jeff Gordon of LASD who confirmed that the body found at Chantry Flats yesterday was in fact the body of Kevin Wolfe Pochter, the man identified as the suspect in the shooting death of Dean Albert on April 28th. Thursday evening shortly after 5:30pm, a passerby discovered the Albert [...]

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Monday May 02 2011

Deceased Male Found in Chantry Flats – Handgun Found Nearby, Possibly Suspect in Recent Murder

Press release from Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. Monday May 2, 2011 2:35 PM PDT Deceased male found in Chantry Flats. Handgun found nearby. Sheriff’s Homicide investigators report that the body of a deceased man was found in the Chantry Flats area this morning.   Identification of the remains has not yet been made, pending identification by [...]

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Monday May 02 2011

5:40am UPDATE: Search to Resume at Daybreak for Chantry Flat Murder Suspect

Just spoke to the press office at the LA Sheriff’s Dept..  Kevin Wolfe Pochter, the 55-year old suspect in the slaying of 53-year old Arcadian Dean Albert, is still at large.  The Sheriff’s Dept. stated that the search was discontinued overnight, but will resume at daybreak.  The search will again include the use of search [...]

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Sunday May 01 2011

Clarified: Search Continues for Murder Suspect, Latest from LASD – UPDATED

Clarified: Search Continues for Murder Suspect, Latest from LASD - UPDATED

Received the following clarifications from the L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. at 7:30pm: Clarification on a few of the facts: 1. The correct spelling of the suspect’s name is: Kevin Wolfe Pochter 2. The correct age of the victim is 55 3. Witnesses recognized the vehicle after seeing a description of the silver sedan in the San [...]

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Sunday May 01 2011

Clarified: Public’s Help Sought to Find Murder Suspect

Clarified: Public's Help Sought to Find Murder Suspect

Received the following clarifications from the L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. at 7:30pm: Clarification on a few of the facts: 1. The correct spelling of the suspect’s name is: Kevin Wolfe Pochter 2. The correct age of the victim is 55 3. Witnesses recognized the vehicle after seeing a description of the silver sedan in the San [...]

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Sunday May 01 2011

Search for Murder Suspect “Closes” Trails – Updated

Search for Murder Suspect

11:45am UPDATE: Just spoke to LASD again.  They stated that the suspect is still at large at this time.  She again stated that there is a press release on the way, however, this time she stated that they are currently editing the release.  That’s a step closer than it was at 9:55, when they were waiting [...]

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Thursday April 28 2011

SMPD Arrests Alleged Peeping Tom, Seek Public Assistance

In the early morning hours of April 25, 2011, a male was looking into a residence window in the 400 block of Sierra Madre Boulevard.  The startled female resident immediately called the police.  Police units arrived in the area within a minute and began checking the area. A plain-clothes officer located the male in the [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Sierra Madre Police Chief Marilyn Diaz Announces Retirement

Sierra Madre Police Chief Marilyn Diaz Announces Retirement

After five years of service to the City of Sierra Madre, and a law enforcement career spanning 37 years, Police Chief Marilyn Diaz has announced her retirement at the end of this year. Chief Diaz’ 32 years of experience with the Pasadena Police Department, combined with her status as a long-time resident of Sierra Madre, [...]

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Tuesday April 26 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 4/17/11 to 4/23/11

During the week of Sunday, April 17TH, to Saturday April 23RD, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 372 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, April 17th:  2:40 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, 300 blk. N. Lima St.  An officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with two males. Further investigation revealed [...]

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Tuesday April 19 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 4/10/11 to 4/16/11

During the week of Sunday, April 10th, to Saturday, April 16th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to 352 calls for service. See www.crimereports.com for updated information.  Monday, April 10th: 2:11AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Highland Ave and Baldwin Ave.  An officer stopped a 38 year old Sierra Madre driver for a Vehicle Code violation and determined [...]

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Wednesday April 13 2011

EVG Update

EVG Update

At this morning’s Business Watch meeting hosted by the Sierra Madre Police Department, Lt. Len Hundshamer provided an update regarding the EVG identity theft case that has now affected nearly 500 Sierra Madreans. According to Hundshamer, the case now has a total of 606 victims reported, with 80% of the victims Sierra Madre residents.  While [...]

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Wednesday April 13 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 4/3/11 to 4/9/11

During the week of Sunday, April 3RD, to Saturday April 9TH, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 376 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Tuesday, April 5th: 11:37 PM- Possession of Marijuana/Hashish for sale, 100 blk. S. Baldwin Ave.  An officer stopped a 24 year old Temple City motorist for a [...]

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Wednesday April 06 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 3/27/11 to 4/2/11

During the week of Sunday, March 27th, to Saturday April 2nd, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 398 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Tuesday, March 29th: 10:03 AM – Tampering/Injuring Vehicle or Contents, 700 blk. N. Sunnyside Ave.  Unknown suspect(s) or object smashed a car’s front windshield. There was no [...]

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Wednesday March 30 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 3/20/11 – 3/26/11

During the week of Sunday, March 20th, to Saturday March 26th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 419 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.  Sunday, March 20th: 6:00 PM- Petty Theft, 1000 blk. E. Grandview Ave.  A resident left his car unlocked in his driveway.  Between Saturday night, March 19th and [...]

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Wednesday March 30 2011

SMPD Joins Effort to Crack Down on Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving

How often do you see drivers texting or talking with hand-held cell phones and wish they would be stopped and cited?  As part of California’s first Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, law enforcement in California will be holding zero tolerance days for cell phone use and texting.  A ticket for violating either the hands [...]

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Monday March 28 2011

Sierra Madre Police Warn Residents of Burglary Ruse

On Friday, March 25, 2011 at approximately 10:30 AM, a man in the 300 block of Mariposa went to the front door of a senior female resident and identified himself as a local water company employee. The man told the resident that he needed to check her plumbing for the quality of water being supplied [...]

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Wednesday March 16 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 3/6/11 to 3/12/11

During the week of Sunday, March 6th, to Saturday March 12th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 406 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, March 6th: 8:37 PM- Possession of Marijuana/1oz or less, Nathaniel Trail.  An officer saw two vehicles trespassing in the 1 Carter area.  Further investigation revealed that [...]

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Thursday March 10 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 2/27/11 – 3/5/11

During the week of Sunday, February 27th, to Saturday March 5th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 340 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Monday, February 28th: 5:22PM- Warrant/Outside/Criminal, Montecito and Baldwin Ave.  A want/warrant check of a vehicle parked behind Bean Town revealed to have two misdemeanor warrants.  The San [...]

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Wednesday March 02 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 2/20/11 – 2/26/11

During the week of Sunday, February 20th, to Saturday February 26th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 362 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, February 20th: 12:56 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Baldwin Ave and Hampton.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was [...]

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Saturday February 26 2011

Weather Update, 5:20am, 2/26/11

Desk Officer Wiggins of SMPD reports that all roads are clear. Wunderground.com is showing the current temp as 44.8, and we’ve had .48″ of rain since midnight.  For those of you who had hopes of snow, it appears as though the temperatures and the precipitation aren’t in sync for that to happen.  Last night, when [...]

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Friday February 25 2011

Weather Update, 11:45pm, Friday, 2/25/11

SMPD reports that all roads are open, and we remain on Green Flag. Wunderground.com is showing a temperature of 48.4 (oddly, it’s going up, I saw it as low as 47.1 earlier this evening), and we’ve received 2.09″ of rain since midnight. Those of you that are snow watchers, it would appear that the temperature [...]

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Wednesday February 23 2011

SMPD – Definitely Fireworks, Not a Gunshot

Earlier today, about 7am, we reported that there had been calls to the SMPD about a possible gunshot south of Victoria Lane.  SMPD told us that after investigating it, they were treating it as possible fireworks, not a gunshot, based on conversations with people in the field, and the fact that they didn’t have confirmation. Ran [...]

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Wednesday February 23 2011

SMPD Investigates Reports of Gunshot, Determines Possible Fireworks – Updated

Shortly after 6am, I had received multiple reports that people had heard a gunshot over near Victoria Lane.  Contacted SMPD, and asked about it.  Was transferred to voice mail for their PIO.  Contacted Capt. Giannone directly, who informed me that they were still investigating the reports, and he would let me know what they found [...]

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Tuesday February 22 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 2/13/11 – 2/19/11

During the week of Sunday, February 13th, to Saturday February 19th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 366 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Friday, February 18th: 4:43 PM- Petty Theft, Montecito Ct. Unknown suspect(s) stole an unlocked blue Moongoose dirt bike in an alley behind Bean Town. 10:40 PM- Possession [...]

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Friday February 18 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 2/6/11 – 2/12/11

During the week of Sunday, February 6th, to Saturday February 12th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 334 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Monday, February 7th: 10:00 AM- Residential Burglary, 100 blk. Lowell Ave.  Unknown suspect(s) entered through an unlocked door.  The stolen items included $500.00 cash, and a Dell [...]

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Tuesday February 08 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/30/11 – 2/5/11

During the week of Sunday, January 30th, to Saturday February 5th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 397 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, January 30th: 12:19 AM- Vandalism/under $400, 400 Grove St.  Unknown suspect(s) vandalized the front yard of a residence with shaving cream, eggs and toilet paper, the [...]

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Tuesday February 01 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/23 – 1/29/11

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/23 - 1/29/11

During the week of Sunday, January 23rd, to Saturday January 29th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 295 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, January 23rd: 1:43 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Esperanza and Baldwin Ave.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the driver was [...]

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Thursday January 27 2011

Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 1/16 – 1/22/11

During the week of Sunday, January 16th, to Saturday January 22nd, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 360 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.   Tuesday, January 18th: 11:03 AM- Make Annoying Telephone Calls, 100 blk. E Montecito Ave.  A Sierra Madre resident reported annoying and unwanted telephone calls.  6:23 PM- [...]

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