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Crime Blotter

November 29, 2010

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Pennsylvania Avenue: Deputies witnessed a car make an illegal turn on a red light at the Pennsylvania Avenue exit of the 210 Freeway on Nov. 18. Deputies performed a traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle. The driver denied possessing illegal substances when first asked by a deputy. "I have some weed in my right pocket," the suspect later said while being escorted from his car for a pending marijuana investigation. The marijuana was seized and the suspect was issued a citation after being unable to produce a medical marijuana license.

Verdugo Boulevard and Clifton Avenue: Deputies ticketed a driver the night of Nov. 18 for driving with a suspended driver's license.

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2800 block of Henrietta Avenue: A man reported the rear window of his 1989 BMW had been smashed with a brick between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m. on Nov. 19. The hole was measured at 10 inches by 12 inches and the damage was estimated at $500. Deputies found the brick sitting in the front-passenger seat of the car. There was no other damage and nothing had been stolen from the vehicle.

4900 block of Rosemont Avenue: Deputies responded to a call regarding public intoxication at 3:40 a.m. on Nov. 19. A man had been walking down the street, stumbling after a woman while yelling at her, according to reports. When officers arrived, they found the man smelled strongly of alcohol and his eyes were droopy and bloodshot. He was detained by the deputies for his own safety after nearly falling. He began challenging the deputies to a fight, cursing and shouting to be released while he being arrested for public intoxication.

3000 block of Santa Carlotta Street: A man reported his locked van was broken into the morning of Nov. 21. There was no sign of forced entry but his work tools, a hand drill and power saw, were missing. Both items were valued at a total of $460.

2600 block of Ridge Pine Avenue: A woman reported her house had been broken into between 7:45 a.m. and noon on Nov. 22. The house had been entered after someone cut through a screen door and smashed the sliding glass door. The house was ransacked and several pieces of jewelry, an iPod, money and checks were stolen from the residence. Damages were estimated around $6,025.

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