April 2, 2014
As spring descends upon La Cañada, so too does spring cleaning - giving the Mothers' Guild of St. Francis High School the perfect time to hold their annual yard sale last weekend. The two-day event was held in the school's gym. There was a wide variety of items available for purchase, everything from men's and women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories, to furniture, books, movies, and educational materials. About 100 area residents donated items for sale - including a Wurlitzer organ complete with a bench full of sheet music that drew the attention of bargain hunters.
October 3, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Sept. 28 Residential burglary: 4900 block of Ocean View Boulevard, between 3:30 and 4 p.m. A necklace and earrings were reported stolen after men dressed as utility workers visited a resident's home. Sept. 26-27 Residential burglary: 400 block of Canon De Paraiso Lane, before 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 27. House ransacked, it was unknown if any items were stolen. Sept. 24-25 Vandalism: 400 block of Oliveta Place, before 7:30 a.m. on Sept.
August 8, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge July 31 Grand theft: 400 block of Foothill Boulevard. A man reported losing his wallet in a local restaurant at about 9:45 a.m. and believes he was a pickpocket victim. Aug. 1 Computer crime: 5100 block of La Cañada Boulevard. A man called deputies at 8 a.m. to report an unauthorized digital transfer of funds from his bank account to another account. Aug. 1 Vehicle burglary: 1900 block of Verdugo Boulevard. A man reported the third-row seat of his Chevy Tahoe stolen after it was broken into while parked between 7:40 and 9:55 p.m. at the United Artists Theatre lot. Aug. 5 Residential burglary: 4300 block of Oak Drive.
May 22, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge May 12-14 Residential burglary: 5500 block of Vista Cañada Place, before 11:30 a.m. on May 14. Sterling silver flatware, bracelet and miscellaneous jewelry stolen from home. Losses were estimated to be $3,500 in household goods and $2,000 in jewelry items. May 14 Residential burglary: 300 block of Starlane Drive, between noon and 1 p.m. Jewelry worth $10,000, $6,000 in silver dollar coins and a .38 caliber revolver stolen from home.
May 9, 2013
About $30,000 in damages and jewelry losses were experienced by a La Cañada Flintridge store during a burglary early Thursday morning, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. [Update 6:15 p.m.: “The $30,000 figure released earlier was an estimated loss which included the damage caused by the suspects during the burglary. A vast majority of the initial loss is the damage and replacement costs. The dollar amount for actual jewelry loss is unknown due to disarray of the display cases and the owner not knowing what was missing at the time of the report,” said Sgt. Robert Galbraith of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
March 21, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 12 Possession of drug paraphernalia: Verdugo Boulevard at the Glendale (2) Freeway, 12:45 p.m. A 41-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a meth pipe. March 13-14 Residential burglary: 5100 block of Gould Ave., before 6:30 a.m. on March 14. Air compressors and tools worth more than $3,000 stolen from house undergoing a remodel. March 15 Mail theft: 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive, 3:50 p.m. A suspect stole mail and damaged the mailbox's lock.
February 27, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 11 Petty theft and identity theft: 1200 block of Foothill Boulevard, between 8:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Purse, wallet stolen from car parked at Lighted Window Preschool. Bank/credit cards used to withdraw money and make unauthorized purchases. Feb. 15 and 16 Grand theft: 5500 block of Rockland Place before 11 a.m. on Feb. 16. Welder stolen from car parked in front of residence. Owner not sure if vehicle had been left locked. Feb. 18 and 19 Vandalism: 3000 block of Foothill Boulevard, before noon on Feb. 19. Plastic emergency sign broken off on apartment complex.
February 20, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 10 to 11 Petty theft: 5000 block of Walmar Avenue, between 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 11. Tom Tom GPS device stolen from unlocked vehicle. Feb. 11 Theft: 5000 block of Commonwealth Avenue, before 2 p.m. Leather jacket, iPod Touch stolen from unlocked vehicle. Feb. 8 to 15 Burglary: 4200 block of Oakwood Avenue, before 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 15. Miscellaneous gold jewelry stolen, worth a total of $25,000. Kitchen window damaged.
January 9, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Dec. 18-Jan. 2 Vandalism: 4130 block of Oakwood Ave., between 11 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 19. A 2001 Honda was smeared with animal feces. A similar incident occurred on Dec. 27, this time involving human feces. Owner washed the waste off vehicle. On the morning of Jan. 2, the same resident found shattered pumpkins on front yard. Nov. 27-Jan. 2 Grand Theft: 5200 block of Crown Ave. Between 3 p.m. Nov. 27 and and 8 a.m. on Jan.2. Resident reported a black rifle, sterling silver necklace and a sterling silver ring with zircon stones missing from her home.
October 20, 2012
Oct. 10 Forgery: 500 block of Foothill Boulevard, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. A woman discovered that a check for $120 that had been mailed to a caretaker never reached its intended recipient, but had been cashed in Culver City with the dates and names on it altered. Oct. 12 Attempted burglary: 600 block of Houseman Street, 10:30 a.m. A woman noticed that her window screen was falling off, and upon inspection, saw fingerprints on the windowsill, and that the flowers below had been stepped on. The window did not appear to have been opened, and nothing appeared to have been stolen from the home.