Sierra Madre Police Blotter, July 10th to July 16th, 2011

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoDuring the week of Sunday, July 10th, to Saturday July 16th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 238 calls for service. See for updated information.

Sunday, July 10th:

2:54 PM- Drive Vehicle without Required Ignition Interlock Device, Sierra Madre Blvd and Baldwin Ave.   An officer stopped a 19-year old Rosemead motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined the driver did not have his required ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. The driver was cited and released the vehicle to a passenger with a valid driver’s license.

6:53 AM- Battery, 400 blk. Sturtevant Dr. This incident involves a battery between two intoxicated men, both of whom had minor injuries. One of the parties wanted to press charges; the other did not. One of the men made a private person’s arrest of the other man. Officers issued a citation to the arrestee for battery and released him.

Monday, July 11th:

10:10 AM- Residential Burglary, 100 blk. S. Hermosa Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect entering a back house by removing the screen from an open window. The loss included a gold ring with two red rubies, a gold ring with an angled pattern and two diamonds, a gold pinkie ring, a white and gold ring with a panther design, and a handmade gold ring with an amethyst stone and a small diamond. The loss was valued at $13,500.

5:21 PM- Petty Theft, 600 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. This incident involves the theft of two padlocks from the pool area of the Youth Activity Center. The loss was valued at $6.00.

Tuesday, July 12th:

1:26 PM- Trespassing, 600 blk. W. Alegria Ave. This incident involves a man who unlawfully entered a home he had recently sold. The suspect entered the home by removing doggie door panels. The suspect left the location in a dark vehicle.

Wednesday, July 13th:

10:08 AM- Criminal Threats, 200 blk. E. Alegria Ave. This incident involves a victim receiving criminal threats via text messages from a co-worker’s boyfriend. The victim is desirous of prosecution.

Thursday, July 14th:

 2:38 PM- Vandalism/Graffiti, 1900 blk. Stonehouse Rd. Unknown suspect(s) wrote graffiti on a retaining wall at the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue building.

9:11 PM- Possession of Paraphernalia, 600 blk. W. Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a bicyclist for a Vehicle Code violation, and determined that the bicyclist had a $50,000 arrest warrant from the San Marino Police Department. The suspect was also in possession of a glass smoking pipe. The officer arrested the suspect, who was turned over to the San Marino PD for booking on the warrant.

Friday, July 15th:

8:42 AM- 100 blk. Suffolk Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) opening two accounts using the victim’s name and credit information.

12:34 PM- Assist to Other Agency, Santa Anita Ave and Oakwood Dr. An officer stopped a 28-year Altadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. The driver was on probation for assault and had not been served with a protection order against him on behalf of his female passenger, who was with him. The officer served the protection notice on the motorist and released him.

7:19 PM- Make Annoying Telephone calls, 100 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. This incident involves an ex-husband making harassing phone calls, messages, and faxes to his ex-wife.