Sierra Madre Police Blotter, Jan. 8 – Jan. 29, 2017

Posted 2/2/17 

 Sierra Madre Police Department

Police Blotter Report


January 8 to January 15, 2017

During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 215 day and night time calls for service.

Wednesday, January 11

A resident in the 00 block of E. Sierra Madre Bl. came to the station’s lobby at about 4:15 p.m. to report a theft from her vehicle parked outside her home. At about 2:30 p.m. the victim noticed that her spare tire was missing from the rear tailgate rack on her car.

Case forwarded to Detectives

8:08 p.m.

A residential burglary occurred as unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear door window pane of a French-style door and entered the residence while the resident was home. The suspect(s) fled once the alarm system was activated. No property was taken.

Friday, January 13

At about 12:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the station lobby regarding a Sexual Battery report. The victim stated she was walking east to Baldwin Ave. in the 100 block of E. Sierra Madre Bl. when she was approached by a male (suspect) that made a comment to her and continued to walk west on Sierra Madre Bl. After the victim crossed the street and was walking west to an appointment, the suspect approached her again and engaged her in a conversation. At this point the suspect hugged the victim and began to grope her body and kissed her on the cheek. The victim pulled away and went into a nearby office for her appointment and reported the incident. The suspect is described as a male Asian, approximately 30 years of age, clean shaven with a normal haircut.

Case forwarded to Detectives

Saturday, January 14

The victim of a vehicle burglary in the 400 block of N. Baldwin called at about 1:00 p.m. to report the crime. The victim reported that unknown suspect(s) smashed her driver’s side window with an unknown object and stole some personal property between 1/13/17 at 8:00 p.m. and 1/14/17 at 12:15 p.m. The victim stated that her car was parked and locked with the alarm set in her carport, but it never activated.

Case referred to Detectives for follow-up.

Sunday, January 15

A report of vandalism in the 00 block of E. Sierra Madre Bl. was reported at about 10:47 p.m. The victim believes that her vehicle was scratched with an unknown object by her ex-boyfriend.

Case pending

January 16 to January 29, 2017

During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 507 day and night time calls for service.

Monday, January 16

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a domestic battery in the 100 block of San Gabriel Ct. The suspect was moving his property out and began fighting with the victim over property. The suspect threw the property on the ground and then grabbed the victim and threw her on the ground. Upon the officer’s arrival, the suspect had already fled and the officers were unable to locate him. Suspect was later arrested and transported to Pasadena PD jail and booked.

Case pending

Tuesday, January 17

A non-injury traffic collision involving a moving vehicle and two parked vehicles occurred at the 100 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Officers responded and notified SMFD. The driver was treated by paramedics at the scene. Even though the driver did not complain about pain or injuries, he was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.

Wednesday, January 18

At about 3:00 p.m., officers responded to a call in the Bailey Canyon parking lot. Victim stated that she heard her car alarm go off as it was apparently struck by another vehicle. That vehicle left the area without speaking with the victim.

Case to Detectives

Friday, January 20

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of E. Laurel Ave in regards to a subject possibly wanting to harm himself. Officers attempted to make entry, when the subject appeared at the door, but refused to open the door. Sierra Madre Engine 41 arrived on scene and the subject became cooperative with paramedics. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was released to the on duty emergency room medical staff, as he was placed on a 72 hour psychiatric hold.

Tuesday, January 24

At about 7:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 700 block of Auburn Ave. through the rear door. Once inside, several rooms were ransacked. The suspect(s) then fled the residence through the front door. At this time it is unknown if any property is missing.

Case to Detectives

Friday, January 27

At about 6:10 a.m. a call to the station reported a suicidal man in the residence in the 100 block of Mariposa Ave. After making contact with the subject, officers transferred him to a local hospital for assessment and evaluation where he was released to medical personnel.

Case pending

Saturday, January 28

A residential burglary and a theft from a vehicle occurred between 0330 hours and 0333 hours in the 500 block of Auburn Ave. The unknown suspect(s) opened an unlocked vehicle and removed a garage door opener from the center console. The suspect(s) used the garage door opener to gain access to the garage. The garage door opener was the only loss reported. It was unknown if the suspect(s) took any other property.

Case to Detectives

7:35 p.m.

An SMPD officer on patrol heard a woman screaming in the area of Grandview and Lima St. The officer observed her Labrador Retriever being attacked by two pit-bull type dogs. The officer was able to subdue the attacking dogs allowing the owner to get her dog into a car and go home. The pit-bull type dogs were released to the responding Pasadena Humane Society who also cited the dogs’ owner for her dogs being at large.  The victim’s dog was treated for bites to her neck, face and ear, all non-life threating injuries. 

Sunday, January 29

Officers were dispatched at about 1:52 p.m. to the station’s lobby for a theft from a vehicle report. The victim stated that sometime between 1/25/17 at 4:00 p.m. and 1/28/17 at 6:00 p.m. her purse was apparently taken from her unlocked vehicle. The victim noticed it was missing when she received a phone call from her credit card company that large amounts had been charged to her card.

Case to Detectives

3:26 p.m.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the carport in the 00 block of Esperanza Ave. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle on 1/28/17 at about 5:00 p.m. and returned at 1/29/17 at about 3:00 p.m. and found it missing. The victim supplied responding officers with an inventory of personal items in the vehicle. SMPD dispatch entered information into the Stolen Vehicle System database.

Case to Detectives

9:26 p.m.

Lopez Lopez, Gersio

An SMPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop for a vehicle code violation and found out the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. The officer searched the vehicle and found mail addressed to multiple different individuals in multiple different cities. The driver was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and narcotics. The driver was arrested for unlawful possession of the mail and narcotics violations and was booked at the Pasadena Jail until his appearance in court.

The stolen mail consisted of over 86 items which included checks, credit cards and passports, from numerous victims from the following cities: Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Irvine, Culver City, Los Angeles, Aliso Viejo, Pacific Palisades, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Santa Monica.  The suspect declined to provide a statement of how he came into possession of the items and he was booked at the Pasadena Police Department Jail. The U.S. Postal Inspector has taken over the investigation and prosecution of this case.

Case to Detectives

1 Comment on "Sierra Madre Police Blotter, Jan. 8 – Jan. 29, 2017"

  1. Thank you for your service to our city.

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