Area 1: 2400 block of Olive Avenue: La Crescenta resident Marisa Romasanta Yance, 49, was arrested at 12:20 p.m. on July 11 on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A deputy contacted Yance at the front door of her home regarding two outstanding warrants and asked if she had any drugs on her. Yance admitted to having “dope” in her home. A search turned up two small plastic bags that contained rock cocaine, numerous charred pieces of steel wool and several glass pipes, including one with a steel wool filter commonly used to secure drugs in a pipe. Yance had a fourth pipe in her pocket.
1600 block of Foothill Boulevard: Montrose resident Christopher Antonia Rios, 22, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. on July 16 on suspicion of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. A deputy on patrol spotted Rios’ car exiting the 2 Freeway to travel westbound on Foothill and heard the car’s engine rev and tires screech as they lost traction. The deputy began to follow the driver, who had accelerated to 95 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone and was weaving in and out of traffic. The car pulled over shortly after making a hard left turn onto Briggs Avenue and after the deputy activated his lights and siren. Three passengers in the car appeared to be drunk, and Rios said he was their designated driver. Field sobriety tests showed Rios was not driving under influence. Rios claimed to be 17 and in a hurry to avoid breaking curfew, but his suspended driver’s license listed his age as 22.