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.