Crime Blotter - March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011

Area 1: 2000 block of Altura Ave: A man reported that the catalytic converter on his Toyota 4 Runner was stolen from the vehicle while it was parked in front of his home between 10 p.m. on March 26 and 11 a.m. the next day. A woman who had parked her Toyota pickup on the 2300 block of Florencita Avenue also reported her catalytic converter stolen during the same time period. Both losses were valued at $800 each.

2800 block of Foothill Blvd: Deputies responding to a call that a man was refusing to leave the Up the Hill bar arrested 28-year-old Mario Argueta of Tujunga at 9:25 p.m. on March 27, charging him with public intoxication after Argueta refused to take a taxi home. Argueta was initially transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital to treat a cut to his forehead sustained after he fell to the ground trying to enter a patrol vehicle under his own power, having refused the deputy’s assistance.


4300 block of Ocean View Blvd: A woman reported finding a window screen pried open in a possible attempt to burglarize her home between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. on March 23. Nothing was reported missing.

2300 block of Mountain Ave: A wheelbarrow, battery charger and hand truck were stolen from a storage shed at Mountain Avenue Elementary School between 11 p.m. on March 23 and 6:30 a.m. the next day. The loss was valued at $295, and $200 in damage was done to the shed.

Foothill Blvd. and Briggs Ave: Damon Jones, 44 of La Crescenta, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at 8:10 p.m. on March 23 after a deputy found him lying on a sidewalk near the intersection unable to stand.

4300 block of La Crescenta Ave: A family returned home at 8 p.m. March 22 to find their home was broken into through a smashed window. Dresser drawers had been ransacked, but nothing appeared to be missing.

2600 Altura Ave: A woman reported that a rear window of her 2004 Scion was smashed just between 10 a.m. and noon on March 22 while it was parked on the street. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Area 2

4400 block of Rockland Pl: A Magellan GPS device valued at $250 was stolen from a 2005 Hyundai Accent after the front driver’s side window was smashed sometime between 9 p.m. on March 28 and 6:30 a.m. the next day.

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