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

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoPosted 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.  She entered the house via the garage and immediately observed that the residence front door was open.  Moments later she detected running movement and heard noises coming from a second story bedroom.  The resident retreated to the garage, locked herself in her car and called police.  When police units arrived less than a minute after she called, the black sedan was gone.   A subsequent search of the residence failed to locate the intruders. The investigation revealed that unknown suspects entered the residence by removing a rear window screen and pried open the locked window.  Once inside, the suspects, ransacked several rooms.  Although currency was reported missing, several other items of value were untouched.

Friday,  January 11, 2013

Residents in the 600 block of West Fairview Avenue returned to their home after being away for a week and discovered that their home had been burglarized.   The police investigation revealed that unknown suspects attempted to enter via a rear window by prying open a window.  These attempts failed and the suspects then smashed the window using a heavy flower pot.  The suspects seemed to restrict their activity to two rooms and took money from a desk drawer.  Neighbors did not report any unusual activity in the area and it is unknown when the crime actually took place.

Saturday,  January 12, 2013

Late in the afternoon, a residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Santa Anita Avenue.   Unknown suspects smashed the louver window panes on a rear door and unlocked the door from the inside.  Jewelry and two laptop computers were removed from the residence.

Sunday,  January 13, 2013

At 9:30 am a resident reported suspicious activity taking place in the vacant business structure at 245 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard.  She observed a female climb the fence that surrounds the property and get into a vehicle.  The resident obtained a vehicle license number and gave this information to police.  When officers inspected the property they determined that installed copper pipe and wiring had been removed from the interior walls and fixtures.

Following up on the vehicle license plate, officers went to an address in Glendora where they found the described vehicle.  A surveillance was initiated and the suspects were arrested hours later when they returned to the vehicle.  The stolen property was recovered and two individuals (male 22 years of age and female 29 years of age) were booked for burglary.