Sierra Madre Police Blotter, 3/20/11 – 3/26/11

Sierra Madre Police Dept. logoDuring the week of Sunday, March 20th, to Saturday March 26th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 419 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. 

Sunday, March 20th:

6:00 PM- Petty Theft, 1000 blk. E. Grandview Ave.  A resident left his car unlocked in his driveway.  Between Saturday night, March 19th and Sunday afternoon, March 20th, the suspect took the following items from the car: a Swiss Army backpack,  a maroon fleece hooded sweater, a baseball cap with Air Force One embroidery, a visor clip light, a mini mag light, a small LED light, airplane cabinet keys, an EGB computer, a blue canvas tri-fold knee board (airplane equipment), GPD mounting system for airplane, a pilot’s flight log book, a Swiss army knife, a Leatherman tool, miscellaneous papers, a plastic business card box, a Verizon LG ENV3 manual, and two Altoids mint tins. Total loss was $419.00.

Monday, March 21st:

8:19 AM- Tampering/Injuring Vehicle or Contents, 1000 blk. Via Granate Ln.  Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car in the victim’s driveway and ransacked the interior.  There was no loss or damage.

 Tuesday, March 22nd:

11:53 PM- Prowling/Peeking in door/window, 300 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  A resident was moving his garbage can around 11:45 pm when he noticed a white male, 5’10, wearing dark clothing, standing against the house wall.   The suspect fled.

Wednesday, March 23rd:

1:10 AM- Giving False Information to Peace Officer, Michillinda Ave and Foothill Ave.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation.  The driver gave false information to the officer who determined that she had a $30,000 DUI warrant. The officer arrested the motorist and took her to the Pasadena jail for booking.    

8:36 PM- Warrant/Local/Criminal, 100 blk. Lowell Ave.  Officers served an arrest warrant for a resident and took her into custody.

Thursday, March 24th:

8:03 PM- Make Annoying Telephone Calls, 100 blk. Grove St.  This case involves a known suspect making annoying telephone calls to the victim.     

Friday, March 25th:

2:45 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Lima St and Montecito Ave.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.  The officer arrested the Monterey Park resident and took to Pasadena Police Department jail for booking.

8:50 AM- Grand Theft Exceeding $950, 40 N. Baldwin Ave. A woman asked to see a ruby ring at Charlotte’s Fine Jewelry and later distracted the employee.  The suspect apparently left the store without returning the ring. The suspect is a white woman in her 70’s, 5’7, shoulder length hair, and walks with a limp. The ring is valued at $8,000.

11:06 AM- Residential Burglary, 200 blk. Mariposa Ave.  A clean shaven Hispanic man, about 30, knocked on the door of an elderly woman and asked to check the plumbing inside her house. The suspect falsely identified himself as a water company employee, and the woman allowed him to enter.  The suspect later told the woman that she owed him $40.00 for the work that he did.  The suspect left on foot. It is unknown if the suspect took any valuables. 

Saturday, March 26th:

1:48 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Baldwin Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and found that the driver was in possession of 1.5 grams of marijuana.  The officer cited and released the driver.

2:37 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, El Caballo and Foothill Blvd.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and found that the driver was in possession of 6.8 grams of marijuana.  The officer cited and released the driver.

1:37 AM- Possession of Tobacco under 18, Santa Anita Ave and Grandview Ave.  An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and saw that a juvenile passenger was in possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.  The officer cited and released the juvenile.

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