La Cañada Crime: Two iPhones stolen from Apple store, safe stolen in home burglary

Crime and arrests in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose.

March 06, 2014

La Cañada

Feb. 25

Petty theft from vehicle: 5700 block of Evening Canyon Drive. A man had left his vehicle unlocked around 5:15 p.m. and returned at 7 p.m. to find the front driver’s side door ajar and the interior dome light on. He noticed items strewn throughout the vehicle, suggesting the compartments had been rifled through, and took an inventory of missing items. Gone were his navigation system, two messenger bags and a restaurant gift card. Police noticed no signs of damage or forced entry, surmising the suspect had simply opened the unlocked door.

Feb. 27

Burglary, residential: 4800 block of Ocean View Boulevard. A woman went to remove cash from a safe in her bedroom at about 6:30 p.m. when she noticed the safe was gone. The victim last remembered seeing the safe two days earlier, when she put some money into it. Although the woman reported keeping all doors and windows locked, police found no evidence of forced entry. Neighbors reported seeing nothing suspicious, and there were no surveillance cameras were identified. Fingerprint testing was ordered.


Feb. 28

Grand theft from vehicle, unauthorized use of credit card and personal information: 1900 block of Foothill Boulevard. At approximately 4 p.m. a woman returned to her vehicle and discovered property was missing. She was not sure if she had locked her vehicle, and there were no signs of forced entry. Among the stolen items were a purse, containing a driver’s license and credit cards as well as a money bag, and another bag containing school supplies. When the victim later called her credit company, she was informed her card had been used in two locations.

Burglary of a vehicle: 1900 block of Verdugo Road. A woman contacted police after returning from a movie at about 4:30 p.m. to find items had been stolen from her unlocked car, including the vehicle’s entire third row seat. Also missing were two children’s backpacks and an iPad. The victim was unable to provide police with the iPad’s serial number but promised to contact detectives with the information. No signs of forced entry were apparent, and the vehicle had no surveillance.

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