Area 1: 4700 block of La Crescenta Avenue: A television was stolen from a home’s kitchen between 10:50 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 26. The victim, whose purse and cell phone were left next to the TV but not taken, told deputies she had briefly left the home and its door unlocked while her husband and children remained there in another room. According to the police report, the woman had just a few minutes earlier told her gardener that the family would be late to pay this week’s bill, but said the gardener had not appeared angry about the delay. The television was valued at $200.
1900 block of Waltonia Drive: A woman who parked her 2008 Ford Escape on the street at 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 returned at 6:40 a.m. on Feb. 25 to find that the locked vehicle’s rear window had been smashed, apparently by a rock found in the rear cargo area. Though nothing was taken from the car, investigators are treating the incident as an attempted vehicle burglary, because glass was cleared from the window frame in a way that would allow a person to easily reach inside. Damage was assessed at $600.