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 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- Grand Theft Exceeding $400.00, 300 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  An unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car that was parked in a business parking lot.  The loss included a purple purse, a black notebook laptop computer, EETC model, valued at  $325, Nikon Coolpix camera worth $220, and a black Coach wallet valued at $225.00, containing a driver’s license, bank cards and $26.00 in cash.

Wednesday, January 19th:

4:03 PM- Under the Influence of Controlled Substance, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Officers responded to a call regarding a man having chest pains.  The man had snorted his prescription medicine to get high and needed medical attention.  He was taken to Arcadia Methodist Hospital due to the overdose medication.   

7:31 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, 400 N. Michillinda Ave.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and saw that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.  The officer arrested the Huntington Beach man and booked him at the Pasadena jail.    

Thursday, January 20th:

8:23 PM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Michillinda Ave and Orange Grove Ave.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the two of the passengers were in possession of marijuana.  Both Pasadena residents were cited and released with a written promise to appear and released with a warning.

Friday, January 21st:

9:45 PM- Possession of Tobacco Under 18, Mira Monte and Mountain Trail, Mt. Wilson Trail Park.  Officers responded to a call regarding juveniles skateboarding at Mt. Wilson Trail Park.  Officers cited two Sierra Madre minors for possession of tobacco.

*As of January 23, 2011, officers have taken over 515 credit card fraud cases from the EVG gas station at 50 S. Baldwin Ave. since the first fraud was reported on December 27, 2010. The loss now exceeds $245,000.