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

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoPosted 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 victim that between Sunday night and the morning hours of Monday, her vehicle was stolen from her home. Further investigation revealed there was no glass in the area of where the vehicle was last seen, indicating that the suspect did not break windows to gain access. This case has been forwarded to the Detectives Bureau.

Wednesday, June 4th

At 12:22 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 80 block of Auburn Ave. regarding an auto theft report. When Officers arrived to the location, they were informed by the victim that between the hours of 10pm Sunday night and 7am Monday morning, his Yamaha ATV was stolen off the trailer parked in front of his home. This case has been forwarded to the Detectives Bureau.

Saturday, June 7th

At 2:41 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to 4 N. Baldwin Ave of Valero Gas Station regarding an alarm activation. When Officers arrived on scene, they discovered a vehicle next to the gas pump that triggered a tampering alarm with its lights off and engine running with two men inside. Further investigation revealed evidence of tools and appliances used to install a credit card skimmer in a gas pump. The owner of the gas station was able to confirm that one of the suspects was the same individual seen on security camera tampering with the same gas pump weeks prior. Both suspects were arrested for conspiring to commit a crime and Identity Theft.

Saturday, June 7th

At 1:15 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the front lobby of the station regarding an identity theft report. The victim informed Officers of several instances regarding unknown charges on his account and new accounts being opened in his name. He first informed Officers of his retail credit card being charged with over $600 in one day at two separate sales. Beginning in June he was contacted by a separate retail store informing him of an outstanding balance of over $200 on a credit card opened in his name. Lastly on the morning of his report, he was contacted by the Los Angeles Sherriff department informing him a moving truck was rented in his name and has been reported stolen as it was never returned. This case has been forwarded to the Detectives Bureau.

Sunday, June 8th

At 1:52 am, Sierra Madre Police performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Michillinda Ave. and Foothill Blvd for failure to comply with the posted signage indicating No U-turns. Upon approaching the vehicle, Officers were overcome by the strong odor of alcohol and marijuana. A Field Sobriety test was performed and the suspect was unable to successfully pass. Through further investigation Officers discovered a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana and prescription narcotics that were not prescribed to the suspect. The suspect was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance, DUI, and Blood Alcohol level greater than the legal limit.