November 14, 2013
Montrose Search and Rescue members were joined by “The Incredible Hulk” on Sunday during a training on a stretch of Angeles Crest Highway where hundreds of motorcycle accidents have occurred. Sheriff Reserve Lt. Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk on TV, assisted with the group at mile marker 56.5 on the highway, named “Motorcycle Corner.” Search and Rescue members found several motorcycle parts over the side of the highway. Ferrigno also spoke to the members about his work assisting with rescue teams.
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.
March 13, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 1-15 Petty theft: 400 block of Starlight Crest Drive. Driver's license stolen from letter in mailbox. March 9 Petty theft: 4463 Oak Grove Drive, 3:50 p.m. Leather jacket and sweater stolen from unlocked vehicle at La Cañada High School. March 9 Drug possession: 1000 block of Foothill Blvd., 5:30 p.m. A 26-year-old Tujunga woman and a 26-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly possessed cocaine, ecstasy and hashish were arrested.
March 7, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 19-26 Vandalism and petty theft: 5000 block of Louise Drive, between 9 a.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Charter Communications reported that a cable equipment box had been broken into and batteries valued at $540 taken. Damage to the box totaled $130. Feb. 25 Burglary: 5400 block of Burning Tree Drive, between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cash totaling $4,000, a PlayStation 3 valued at $300, and a Coach leather purse valued at $300 were reported stolen.
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.
February 13, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 2 Residential burglary: 1000 block of Lavender Lane, between 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 2. Front door shattered, kitchen knife lying on front porch. No property reported missing. Feb. 3 Grand theft: 1100 block of Lavender Lane, 7:30 a.m. Ring with large purple stone and an Omega watch stolen from estate sale. A man described as a Persian male wearing a blue running jacket and dark pants was seen driving away from the scene in a white van. Feb. 5 Petty theft: 1200 block of Homewood Lane, between 1 and 7 a.m. Toolbox containing car accessories stolen from unlocked vehicle.
December 5, 2012
Fiona Bayliss' Montrose boutique is stuffed with holiday items, antiques and hard-to-find pieces of furniture, but for the first time in decades Bayliss is not there to sell them. On Nov. 29, Bayliss died in her sleep at her La Crescenta home, according to friends. The longtime Montrose shop owner was 93. “There isn't anything negative to say about her,” said Larry Moss, a friend of Bayliss' for 50 years. “She was a very positive, caring, generous person who was full of life.
November 1, 2012
A suspected prowler is on the loose in La Cañada Flintridge, authorities say. A man reportedly knocked at a woman's window in the middle of the night Wednesday, the third such incident in the area in the last two days, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Debra Herman of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station said that a resident on the 600 block of Chatham Place reported that around 1 a.m. Wednesday she heard knocking on her window, and then saw a tall, dark figure running away.
June 30, 2012
While searching for a missing 33-year-old Bakersfield hiker in the Angeles National Forest Friday, Montrose Search and Rescue members found and resuscitated a drowning toddler, according to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's office. At around 5 p.m., the search team found a girl, 1 and a half years old, face down in a pool of water near the picnic area. Reserve deputies Michael Leum and Janet Henderson aided the girl, along with her mother. The girl was flown to Northridge Hospital to receive treatment, where she was released around midnight, said Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.