Burglars hit La Cañada Flintridge hard last month, with October’s 11 burglaries matching the year’s high-water mark, according to the public safety report given to the City Council on Monday night by Capt. David Silversparre of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Silversparre asked members of the community to be conscious of the threat and to take measures to protect their property.
“When we drive around we see so many garage doors that are open, we see so many gates that are installed but are left open,” said Silversparre. “Let’s try to do a better job of watching our castles and get burglars in custody.”
There were three burglaries in September, making October’s rise more noticeable, Silversparre said.
While October’s 11 burglaries matched the high set in March, only eight of them were residential incidents, a number that’s not out of line with recent trends in La Cañada. There were two commercial burglaries and one school burglary, at La Cañada High School. Two suspects in the LCHS burglary have been arrested and most of the stolen items recovered.