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By Veronica Rocha | April 1, 2010
All drug-related offenses in January investigated by the Glendale Police Department in the Crescenta Valley were attributed to heroin, an increasingly popular opiate among youth in the region, Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa said last week. Heroin use has been escalating in the Crescenta Valley in the past five years as more high school students and young adults have become hooked, he said during a presentation on drug use in north Glendale to the Glendale City Council. “For years and years, La Crescenta seemed to be untouched by a lot of the big-city ailments that we started experiencing in the rest of the community, and we are starting to see a change in that now,” he said.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 2, 2008
A 17-year-old student at La Cañada High School was arrested Sept. 25 on suspicion of possession of a narcotic on campus. According to Crescenta Valley Sheriff Sgt. Ray Harley, the teenage girl was arrested after she was found to be in possession of seven balloons of heroin while at the school. “School security got a tip,” Harley said. “When they investigated they discovered the drugs.” Principal Damon Dragos confirmed the report that an arrest was made on school grounds the morning of Sept.
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By Veronica Rocha | April 29, 2010
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station officials confirmed community concerns last week that drug activity has been increasing in the past five years. While drug activity has increased in the Crescenta Valley, sheriff’s station Capt. Dave Silversparre said at the Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition meeting April 22 that the issue is not rampant. “If it was out of control in the La Crescenta area, I think we would have seen an increase in calls for service,” he said.
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January 11, 2012
Area 1 4800 block of Sunset Avenue: A home was burglarized while its owners were on vacation. The burglary took place sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan 6. The victims' pet sitter arrived at the house to discover that a window on one of the home's doors had been shattered, the door unlocked and the house's bedrooms ransacked. Because the victims were still on vacation, a list of stolen items could not be compiled. 4000 block of Foothill Boulevard: A 23-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for possession of heroin with intent to sell and the possession of a loaded firearm at around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5. Deputies noticed the man make an illegal turn in his Ford Focus and pulled him over, after which they saw a hypodermic needle in plain view in the car. The suspect admitted to deputies that he had heroin on his person.
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 28, 2007
A 23-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested on Foothill Boulevard at Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta on Tuesday, June 19, on suspicion of possession of $400 in heroin, which was found in his vehicle. According to Sgt. Gilbert Arce, of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department, Matthew Bird, 23, of La Crescenta was stopped on Foothill Blvd. An investigation and search found his to be in possession of heroin. Because of the amount, the intent was most likely to sell the heroin. "Usually personal use is $20 worth, not $400," Arce said.
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By Veronica RochaValley Sun | June 7, 2009
Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of trafficking more than $340,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, part of which police said was intended to supply a growing demand among teens in La Crescenta. Detectives discovered more than two pounds of powder heroin hidden inside the dashboard of a Sun Valley man¹s car, and found another two pounds of cocaine, a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash inside a North Hollywood home after following it there, Glendale Police Sgt. Scott Johnstone said.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | May 24, 2007
When I drive past Memorial Park, I think of Todd. His name is inscribed as 1Lt Todd J. Bryant, US Army. I remember Todd as a fourth-grader, standing at the entrance of Palm Crest Elementary School. I remember Todd getting in trouble with a teacher and telling me, "I didn't do it." I believed him. Not that Todd was incapable of pulling a prank. Far from it. Even as a 9-year-old, Todd was a man of honor. Plus, his big brother was a Marine and Todd looked up to his brother. So many memories.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 17, 2008
It was a muggy Saturday night in the Foothills. We were out for a walk, the dog and I. Silent lightning flashed beyond the Arroyo. An owl hooted. Miss Audrey Hepburn strained at her leash. Strange weather, I said to Miss Hepburn. Yes, came the unexpected reply. It was not Miss Hepburn. It was her. The Anonymous Source. The Source handed me a brown paper bag, smiled, and then she was gone. I opened the bag and saw a manuscript. The date was 1935. I looked again and realized it was pay dirt — W. D. Chawner’s Caltech master’s thesis on the Great Montrose Flood of 1934!
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January 11, 2012
Area 1 4800 block of Sunset Avenue: A home was burglarized while its owners were on vacation. The burglary took place sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan 6. The victims' pet sitter arrived at the house to discover that a window on one of the home's doors had been shattered, the door unlocked and the house's bedrooms ransacked. Because the victims were still on vacation, a list of stolen items could not be compiled. 4000 block of Foothill Boulevard: A 23-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for possession of heroin with intent to sell and the possession of a loaded firearm at around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5. Deputies noticed the man make an illegal turn in his Ford Focus and pulled him over, after which they saw a hypodermic needle in plain view in the car. The suspect admitted to deputies that he had heroin on his person.
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By Veronica Rocha | April 29, 2010
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station officials confirmed community concerns last week that drug activity has been increasing in the past five years. While drug activity has increased in the Crescenta Valley, sheriff’s station Capt. Dave Silversparre said at the Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition meeting April 22 that the issue is not rampant. “If it was out of control in the La Crescenta area, I think we would have seen an increase in calls for service,” he said.
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By Veronica Rocha | April 1, 2010
All drug-related offenses in January investigated by the Glendale Police Department in the Crescenta Valley were attributed to heroin, an increasingly popular opiate among youth in the region, Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa said last week. Heroin use has been escalating in the Crescenta Valley in the past five years as more high school students and young adults have become hooked, he said during a presentation on drug use in north Glendale to the Glendale City Council. “For years and years, La Crescenta seemed to be untouched by a lot of the big-city ailments that we started experiencing in the rest of the community, and we are starting to see a change in that now,” he said.
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By Veronica RochaValley Sun | June 7, 2009
Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of trafficking more than $340,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, part of which police said was intended to supply a growing demand among teens in La Crescenta. Detectives discovered more than two pounds of powder heroin hidden inside the dashboard of a Sun Valley man¹s car, and found another two pounds of cocaine, a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash inside a North Hollywood home after following it there, Glendale Police Sgt. Scott Johnstone said.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 2, 2008
A 17-year-old student at La Cañada High School was arrested Sept. 25 on suspicion of possession of a narcotic on campus. According to Crescenta Valley Sheriff Sgt. Ray Harley, the teenage girl was arrested after she was found to be in possession of seven balloons of heroin while at the school. “School security got a tip,” Harley said. “When they investigated they discovered the drugs.” Principal Damon Dragos confirmed the report that an arrest was made on school grounds the morning of Sept.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 17, 2008
It was a muggy Saturday night in the Foothills. We were out for a walk, the dog and I. Silent lightning flashed beyond the Arroyo. An owl hooted. Miss Audrey Hepburn strained at her leash. Strange weather, I said to Miss Hepburn. Yes, came the unexpected reply. It was not Miss Hepburn. It was her. The Anonymous Source. The Source handed me a brown paper bag, smiled, and then she was gone. I opened the bag and saw a manuscript. The date was 1935. I looked again and realized it was pay dirt — W. D. Chawner’s Caltech master’s thesis on the Great Montrose Flood of 1934!
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 28, 2007
A 23-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested on Foothill Boulevard at Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta on Tuesday, June 19, on suspicion of possession of $400 in heroin, which was found in his vehicle. According to Sgt. Gilbert Arce, of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department, Matthew Bird, 23, of La Crescenta was stopped on Foothill Blvd. An investigation and search found his to be in possession of heroin. Because of the amount, the intent was most likely to sell the heroin. "Usually personal use is $20 worth, not $400," Arce said.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | May 24, 2007
When I drive past Memorial Park, I think of Todd. His name is inscribed as 1Lt Todd J. Bryant, US Army. I remember Todd as a fourth-grader, standing at the entrance of Palm Crest Elementary School. I remember Todd getting in trouble with a teacher and telling me, "I didn't do it." I believed him. Not that Todd was incapable of pulling a prank. Far from it. Even as a 9-year-old, Todd was a man of honor. Plus, his big brother was a Marine and Todd looked up to his brother. So many memories.
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