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November 1, 2007
Ten Years Ago Neighbors of Paradise Canyon area resident Helen Huff were on edge after the 82-year-old Huff was found murdered in the master bedroom of her Gould Avenue home. A manhunt was on for Phillip Jimenez Sifuentes, aka Sha-Ahwa Sebastian Parker, who had been accused in an earlier police report made by Huff of draining $3,000 from her bank account, using her ATM card. Twenty Years Ago The Descanso Gardens Guild was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for 30 years of dedicated service to the gardens.
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June 23, 2012
June 17 Battery: 2300 block of Foothill Boulevard, 8:15 p.m. A man was accosted and punched outside Sakana Japanese restaurant. The victim, a musician, was taking a break from performing at the restaurant when a man shouted and tried to punch him. The victim dodged the punch, but tripped and fell on his back, and the assailant punched him about 10 times. A bandmate bear-hugged the assailant and released him after his colleague was safely inside. The assailant walked away. Fraud: 475 Foothill Blvd., before 4 p.m. Two counterfeit $20 bills were used at Starbucks.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | November 30, 2006
According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, last year nine million people became victims of identity theft. One million of those were in the state of California. Holiday shopping is a very good opportunity for identity theft, said Charlene Zettle, director of the DCA. Zettle advises all consumers to take extra care during the busy holiday shopping season. "I understand that it is very busy time," Zettle said. "We can leave our purse on the counter for a moment, and that's all the time it takes for someone to get our information."
NEWS
January 19, 2011
Area 1 4554 N. Briggs Ave: Eduardo Escamilla entered the lobby of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station on Jan. 11 and began yelling that he wanted his property back. He claimed he was given the wrong backpack by the station yesterday and wanted his returned to him. Officers could smell alcohol on his breath while they were speaking to him. He kept yelling for his things and refused to answer any of the officer's questions because he was going to be late for school at noon.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 22, 2007
Crescenta Valley Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who stole $500 from a Bank of America ATM machine. According to Det. Roger Burt, on Jan. 27 at about 3:30 p.m. a woman left her ATM card in the Bank of America ATM machine at 3141 W. Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. It appears that immediately after she left a man walked up to the ATM. Because the woman's transaction was not completed, the screen prompted for another transaction and the man made a $500 withdrawal from the woman's account.
NEWS
December 19, 2012
Dec. 12 Theft: 1929 Verdugo Blvd., before 9:30 a.m. Patio heaters taken from North Shore Burgers. Burglary: 1200 block of Fernside Drive, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. DVD player, digital camera, Balenciaga purse, a men's watch, an iPad, a wedding band and Nintendo system taken. Burglary: 5000 block of Commonwealth Avenue, 10:46 p.m. Glass-paneled door smashed, drawers opened. Undetermined if items were taken. Dec. 17 Drug use: Foothill Boulevard and Ocean View Boulevard, 1:50 a.m. A man spotted walking on Foothill Boulevard admitted to having used methamphetamine.
NEWS
July 7, 2012
June 26 Identity theft: 990 Town Center Drive, noon. A woman's wallet was stolen while she was at Panera Bread. Her ATM card was used later that day to make a $923.08 purchase at the CVS pharmacy in Montrose. Attempted robbery: 2160 Foothill Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. A man emerged from the bushes, grabbed a woman and demanded she give him the dog she was walking. The woman struck the suspect, and he fled. June 29 Spousal assault: 200 Foothill Boulevard, 5 p.m. A man grabbed his wife's wrist and shoved her to the ground after becoming angry that she had thrown out marijuana and whiskey belonging to him. The couple was at a St. Francis High School football game at the time.
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October 31, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Oct. 25-26 Grand theft: 5000 block of Ocean View Boulevard, before 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. A laptop was stolen from a home during a Halloween party. Oct. 24 Residential burglary: 1300 block of El Vago Street, 1 p.m. Jewelry box containing cuff links and pins was stolen from the home. Oct. 24 Grand theft: 895 Foothill Boulevard, 12:20 p.m. Two cellphones were stolen from an AT&T store. Oct. 16-Oct. 22 Forgery: 4300 block of Commonwealth Avenue.
NEWS
June 22, 2006
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose were provided by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station . Saturday, June 17 Person(s) unknown stole a banner located on the south side of a business in the 1800 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada. Person(s) unknown damaged the bed cover of a truck parked in the 2900 block of Riverside Drive in La Crescenta. Person(s) unknown damaged red clay flower pots located in the front yard of a residence in the 4500 block of Cypress Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | December 4, 2008
The investigation continues into an attempted armed robbery of a Sylmar man at the Washington Mutual automatic teller machine in the 700 block of Foothill Boulevard very early on Saturday. According to Sheriff?s Detective Frank Diana, a 32-year-old man had parked his vehicle on Foothill Boulevard in front of the Washington Mutual branch at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday and walked to the ATM machine. ?He saw the suspect near the machine,? Diana said. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his late teens to early 20s, 5?
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June 23, 2012
June 17 Battery: 2300 block of Foothill Boulevard, 8:15 p.m. A man was accosted and punched outside Sakana Japanese restaurant. The victim, a musician, was taking a break from performing at the restaurant when a man shouted and tried to punch him. The victim dodged the punch, but tripped and fell on his back, and the assailant punched him about 10 times. A bandmate bear-hugged the assailant and released him after his colleague was safely inside. The assailant walked away. Fraud: 475 Foothill Blvd., before 4 p.m. Two counterfeit $20 bills were used at Starbucks.
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NEWS
January 19, 2011
Area 1 4554 N. Briggs Ave: Eduardo Escamilla entered the lobby of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station on Jan. 11 and began yelling that he wanted his property back. He claimed he was given the wrong backpack by the station yesterday and wanted his returned to him. Officers could smell alcohol on his breath while they were speaking to him. He kept yelling for his things and refused to answer any of the officer's questions because he was going to be late for school at noon.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2007
Ten Years Ago Neighbors of Paradise Canyon area resident Helen Huff were on edge after the 82-year-old Huff was found murdered in the master bedroom of her Gould Avenue home. A manhunt was on for Phillip Jimenez Sifuentes, aka Sha-Ahwa Sebastian Parker, who had been accused in an earlier police report made by Huff of draining $3,000 from her bank account, using her ATM card. Twenty Years Ago The Descanso Gardens Guild was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for 30 years of dedicated service to the gardens.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | November 30, 2006
According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, last year nine million people became victims of identity theft. One million of those were in the state of California. Holiday shopping is a very good opportunity for identity theft, said Charlene Zettle, director of the DCA. Zettle advises all consumers to take extra care during the busy holiday shopping season. "I understand that it is very busy time," Zettle said. "We can leave our purse on the counter for a moment, and that's all the time it takes for someone to get our information."
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