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

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoPosted 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 years of age) was unable to satisfactorily perform any aspect of the field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI.

Thursday,  January 3, 2013

At 1am, the department received a call of a DUI driver in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue. Units responded to the area and were alerted to the suspected vehicle by the caller who had been following this vehicle for several minutes. The investigation revealed that the driver had been drinking and was currently on probation from a prior DUI conviction.  The driver (male 50 years of age) was arrested for DUI.

Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 600 block of Auburn Avenue by prying open a locked bedroom window.  Several areas of the residence were ransacked and a large amount of costume jewelry was taken.  Based on information from a neighbor it appears the crime took place between 5:15pm and 7:45pm.

Friday,  January 4, 2013

A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of Vista Circle Drive when unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked front door of the residence and took a laptop computer. There was no evidence of ransacking or indication that the suspect(s) entered other rooms.  It appears that the crime took place between 7pm and 11:30pm.  The residence is not visible from the roadway and neighbors did not see any unusual activity in the area.

Saturday,  January 5, 2013

At 8pm, officers responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 300 block of Camillo Street.  The officer discovered window screens removed from a rear kitchen window. The window itself was partially broken and pry marks were evident around the window frame.  There was no evidence that the suspect(s) actually made entry and no property was missing. Neighbors did not report anything unusual taking place in the area that evening.