Sierra Madre Police Blotter, May 29th to June 4th, 2011

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoDuring the week of Sunday, May 29th, to Saturday June 4th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 344 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. 

Sunday, May 29th:

12:03 PM- DUI Alcohol /Drugs, Michillinda Ave and Orange Grove. An officer stopped a 62-year old female Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.  The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department for booking.

2:13 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Sierra Madre Blvd and Michillinda Ave.  An officer stopped a 22-year old Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.  The 21-year old passenger from Newport Beach was intoxicated.  The driver and the passenger were both arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department for booking.

6:59 PM- Grand Theft/Auto, Firearms, Animals, Etc., 200 blk. Lima St.  An officer driving a police car equipped with an automated license plate reader alerted him that he had driven by a Mercedes Benz sedan stolen from the Hollywood Division of the LAPD.  Several officers looked for the car, but couldn’t find it.  The original officer went off duty and was driving home when he saw the Mercedes Benz going northbound on Baldwin Ave. toward Orange Grove.  The officer followed the car and called the Police Department.  Officers responded to the stolen car’s location and arrested the 39-year old former Sierra Madre resident for Grand Theft Auto. The officer took the suspect to the Pasadena Police Department for booking.

Tuesday, May 31st:

12:30 PM – Attempted Extortion, S. Rancho Rd.   A resident received a call from a suspect claiming to be a DEA agent who accused the resident of buying illegal pharmaceutical drugs over the Internet. The suspect said that the U.S. Customs had intercepted the shipment and told the victim that she needed to pay a fine to U.S. Customs to avoid a police response to her home and possible jail time.  The victim suspected a scam and called the suspect’s phone number with a Virginia area code to find out where the shipment was being sent.  The suspect gave the victim a former business address of hers as the shipping destination.  The victim notified SMPD.  A DEA employee verified that this is a scam being run out of the Dominican Republic.  The case is being referred to the DEA for follow-up.

6:39 PM- Residential Burglary, 100 blk. Esperanza Ave.  A Sierra Madre resident left her apartment unlocked.  On Tuesday between 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 PM the suspect entered the apartment and stole the victim’s black and silver 60G Apple IPod and a black and silver Apple IPad with a brown case.  The loss was valued at $700.00.

6:39 PM- Residential Burglary, 100 blk. Esperanza Ave.  A Sierra Madre resident left his apartment unlocked while he went to run errands with a woman who lives adjacent to him in the same complex.  When he returned, both he and the woman (see above entry) had been burglarized.  His HTC model Hd7 black cell phone was missing from atop his computer.  The loss is valued at $200.00.

Saturday, June 4th :

10:38 AM – Elder Abuse, 200 blk. W. Highland Ave.  An uncle and nephew were arguing when the uncle picked up his cell phone to call police.  The nephew grabbed the cell phone, and in doing so, knocked his 86-year old grandfather to the ground, causing a head injury.  Paramedics treated the victim, and police arrested the suspect for elder abuse and took him to the Pasadena Jail for booking.

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