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La Cañada Crime: Driver pulled over for improper lane change admits to "small warrant"

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

March 20, 2014|By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com

La Cañada Flintridge

March 11

Driving on a suspended/revoked license: 5000 block Angeles Crest Highway. An officer on patrol pulled over a driver after observing him commit an improper lane change. The man reported not having his driver’s license, but did produce a California ID card. He also said his license was suspended, adding, “I may also have a small warrant.” A computer search revealed the suspect was driving on a suspended/revoked license and had a $30,000 warrant. The driver was arrested.

March 12

Petty theft, vehicle: 4400 block of Hobbs Drive. A man contacted police at 6:50 a.m. to report his unlocked vehicle had been entered sometime after 7 p.m. the night before and that three pairs of sunglasses had been stolen. When he awoke, the victim noticed the driver’s side door of his car, which had been parked in his driveway, was open and the interior of his car had been ransacked. The stolen items had been stored in the glove compartment but were missing. No one in the area reported witnessing the incident and fingerprints were not taken because the victim said he needed to use the car to get to work.

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Petty theft, vehicle: 4400 block of Hobbs Drive. A woman called police at 7:45 a.m. to report that her unlocked car had been broken into sometime after 7 p.m. the night before. The victim, a medical doctor, reported the following items stolen: a doctor’s coat with her name on it; a red leather briefcase containing medical books and files; a triplicate form prescription pad; a CD of the New Testament; and a Richard Pryor Collection CD. The victim was concerned the suspect could illegally use the prescription pad for his or her own personal use. No sign of forced entry was observed, and fingerprints were not taken, as the victim needed the car for work.

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