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

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoPosted 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 front lawn as she performed work on them.  The statues had been on her property for several years and the owner found it suspicious that shortly after having them temporarily visible on the front lawn, they were stolen. The owner recalled seeing workers in the neighborhood earlier that day.

Friday, February 22, 2013

At 7:30am, a police unit observed a vehicle speeding on East Sierra Madre Boulevard and made an attempt to stop the vehicle for the violation.  The driver continued to travel east on Sierra Madre Boulevard, then south on Santa Anita Avenue, ignoring the police vehicle emergency lights and short blasts of the siren.  When the vehicle passed Foothill Boulevard, the officer announced that he was in pursuit.   The suspect vehicle entered the on-ramp to the westbound 210 Freeway and waited in line behind other vehicles that were stopped on the metered ramp.  The suspect’s vehicle travelled several hundred feet onto the freeway then pulled to the side and stopped.    Officers took the driver (female, 23 years of age) into custody without incident.  She stated to the officers that she was aware of the police lights and siren but didn’t realize the police were trying to stop her vehicle.

At 4pm, an officer initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Baldwin Avenue at Orange Grove Avenue.  Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted and the driver (male 51 years of age) was arrested for DUI.