Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 9/11/11 to 9/17/11

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoPosted 9/20/11 – During the week of Sunday, September 11th, to Saturday September 17th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 312 calls for service. See for updated information. 

Sunday, September 11th:

11:19 AM- Attempted Residential Burglary, 600 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Unknown suspect(s) removed a living room window screen and tried to pry open the window.  No entry was made and the suspect(s) left in an unknown direction.    

Tuesday, September 13th:

4:52 PM- Assist to other Agency, 200 blk. Rancho Rd.  This case involves an Adult Protective Service case involving a possible neglect on a 75-year old man. 

Wednesday, September 14th:

12:00 PM- Petty Theft, 700 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd.  An unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car between 11:40 am and 12:00 PM. The suspect stole a black diaper bag containing a wallet, $100.00, a CA license, and personal items.               

4:49 PM- Trespassing on Real Property, 400 blk. Ramona Ave.  This case involves a 15-year old female and a 16-year old male trespassing on private property to smoke marijuana.  The juveniles were in possession of marijuana.  Both juveniles were cited and released to their parents.   

Thursday, September 15th:

10:13 AM- Child Neglect, 100 blk. Auburn Ave.  This case involves a 5-year old girl wandering around the neighbor’s apartments without the parent’s knowledge.

1:28 PM- Battery Against Current/Ex-Spouse/Cohab-Non Cohab, 400 blk. Mariposa Ave.  This case involves a man and a woman fighting inside their home.  Further investigation revealed that the primary aggressor was the husband.  The 43-year old man was arrested and later released on a citation.

4:05 PM- Battery, 500 Woodland Dr. Officers responded to a fight between two 59-year old men.  There were no independent witnesses and neither was desirous of prosecution.

Friday, September 16th:

1:50 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.  This case involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit card number.   

3:49 PM- Petty Theft, 300 blk. N. Canon Dr.  This case involves an unknown suspect(s) that stole 80-100 red clay Spanish roof tiles from a roof of a home under construction. 

10:08 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Foothill Blvd and W. Baldwin Ave.  An officer stopped a 33-year old Anaheim 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.

Saturday, September 17th:

12:43 AM- Willfully Resists, Delays, Obstructs, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  This case involves a 42-year old intoxicated man that ran away from an officer.  The man was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail for obstruction and public intoxication.        

10:31 AM- Grand Theft Exceeding $950, 600 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Unknown suspect(s) phoned an 82-year old woman and claimed to be her grandson.  The caller told her that he had been in an accident involving serious injuries.  Another man came on the line and claimed to be the grandson’s public defender.  The second man told the victim that she needed to wire the man $3,000.00 to pay the injured parties on behalf of her grandson.  The victim believed him and wired $3000.00 via Western Union to a name and address in the Dominican Republic. After doing so, the suspect called the victim again and asked that an additional $3,000.00 be wired to dismiss the case.  The victim was about to send the additional funds from her bank, when a bank official intervened, suspecting that she was the victim of a fraud.  Further investigation revealed that the victim’s grandson was not involved in an accident and had no knowledge of the scam.