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By Mary O’Keefe | June 11, 2009
With help from the public, the pregnant woman who stole a $1500 purse from a La Cañada store has been identified and interviewed by detectives at Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. Amina Hoque, 36, of Highland Park admitted to taking the purse from Frockx on May 30 and returning it a few days later, according to Det. Rodger Burt. ?She said she hadn?t gone in there with the intent to take it but just wanted the bag,? Burt said. Surveillance video shows Hoque, in the last stage of pregnancy, entering Frockx, shopping for a while and placing the Mark Jacobs designer bag near the front door.
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 4, 2009
In an unusual turn of events, a $1500 purse that was stolen from a La Cañada store on Saturday was returned Thursday morning, presumably by the woman who shoplifted it. “Can you believe it?” said Joanna Nelson, owner of Frockx clothing store. When Nelson arrived at her store about 10 a.m. on Thursday morning she was surprised to see the purse inside a paper grocery bag sitting at her store’s back door. The saga of the stolen purse began about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday when a woman who appeared to be in the last stages of pregnancy entered the store.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 29, 2007
Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a purse from an elderly woman and attempted to cash one of her checks. According to Det. Roger Burt, around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, an elderly woman left her purse near her car, which was parked at her home. She went into her home for a few minutes, and when she returned, her purse was gone. Then, at around 1:45 p.m., a man attempted to cash one of her personal checks that had been in her purse at the Montrose branch of Bank of America.
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July 27, 2006
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge were provided by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Sunday, July 23 Person(s) unknown entered the Child Educational Center at 140 Foothill Blvd. and stole three cell phones. Saturday, July 22 Person(s) unknown attempted to enter two locked vehicles parked at 1113 Foothill Blvd. Person(s) unknown entered a locked vehicle parked in the 4700 block of La Cañada Blvd. and stole a global positioning system.
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June 12, 2008
Donations sought for cat rescue group Happy Strays Rescue in La Cañada is asking area residents and businesses to support the group with donations for cats and kittens in foster care. This month the rescue is accepting donated items at Petco, 475 Foothill Blvd., near Trader Joe’s. Dry and canned kitten and cat food, cat litter, kitten milk replacement (KMR), jars of meat baby food, diaper wipes and paper towels, and used baby receiving blankets, are welcomed. Donations can be dropped off during the week at Petco and marked for “Happy Strays Rescue,” or delivered to the rescue on Saturdays.
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By Mary O’Keefe | December 6, 2007
The holidays are a busy time of the year with trips to stores and food markets on an almost daily basis. With so many things going on it may be a little easier for some to become distracted. And, while most people prepare for the holidays by shopping, predators roam the aisles of holiday gifts and goods looking for any opportunity to pick a pocket or a purse. Unfortunately, there appears to be a couple targeting elderly shoppers in the La Cañada area, according to Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?
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September 24, 2009
Henrietta Avenue in La Crescenta — Items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 3100 block between 9 p.m. Sept. 11 and 10 a.m. Sept. 13. Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada — A wallet was stolen from the counter of La Cañada Liquor in the 1500 block at 12:06 p.m. on Sept. 15. The victim stated he left his wallet on the counter at the store and left. When he returned, it wasn’t there. The owner was able to review the security system footage and determined the suspect is male, Hispanic or Asian with brown hair, approximately 6’0” and 190 lbs., with a goatee.
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March 31, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge 920 Foothill Blvd. : A woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while she shopped at Sprouts Market between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. A credit card from the wallet was later used to obtain a $4,000 cash advance. 5500 block of Burning Tree Drive: A $300 bicycle was stolen from an open garage between 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. 521 Foothill Blvd.: A woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while she shopped at Ralphs supermarket between 1:30 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Friday, March 23. 800 block of Highland Drive: Front and rear windows of a Porsche Cayenne SUV were smashed with an unknown object between 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. 4600 block of Oak Grove: A woman's backpack purse, containing approximately $500 in cash, was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the Flintridge Riding Club between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. A club worker reported seeing a suspicious person in a dark-colored Chrysler van prior to the theft.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 12, 2007
Shawn Christopher Wright, 31, of Tujunga was arrested after someone recognized a photo of him that was published March 29 in the La Cañada Valley Sun and March 30 in the Crescenta Valley Sun. "Somebody called us and said 'I know who that is' after they saw the picture in the paper," said Detective Roger Burt of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. According to Burt, on Feb. 24 Wright allegedly stole an elderly La Crescenta woman's purse from beside her vehicle.
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May 1, 2014
La Cañada April 22 Burglary, commercial: 4400 block of Oak Grove Drive. A deputy, working as a school resource officer at La Cañada High School, was informed that an iPad, MacBook and several personal items had been taken from the school sometime the night before. A student reported her wallet had been stolen from her backpack, after she'd left it in the band room around 5 p.m. At around 10:30 p.m., she returned and took her backpack without looking inside. When her mother called to ask if she was missing her credit card, because odd charges had been made, the student noticed her wallet was missing.
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May 8, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 26 Grand theft: 965 Foothill Blvd., 6:06 p.m. Gold bracelet worth $2,728 stolen from Cañada Jewelry and Gifts. The incident was reported May 1. May 2 Petty theft: The intersection of Foothill and La Cañada boulevards, 8:10 a.m. Wallet stolen out of woman's bag at bus stop. La Crescenta April 28 Vandalism: 2400 block of Prospect Road, between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Patio window and window frame damaged on home.
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April 11, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 1-13 Vandalism: Gould Canyon Trail, before 12:57 p.m. on March 13. A city employee reported that several signs, rocks and a concrete wall along the trail were covered with graffiti. The rocks and signs vandalized are worth about $1,100. March 26 Possession of a controlled substance: 1100 block of Foothill Blvd., 2:34 a.m. A 29-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested for possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. April 1 Burglary: 663 Foothill Blvd., 3:15 p.m. Two women stole several purses and shoes from the T.J. Maxx store, worth $5,740.
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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.
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October 5, 2012
Sept. 22 Burglary: 4400 block of Oak Grove Drive, before 2:57 p.m. Window smashed, two Coach purses and wallets, $100 in cash, gold-rimmed Dolce & Gabbana glasses and an iPod taken from a Lincoln Navigator. Sept. 23 Theft: 2100 block of Tondolea Lane, before 9:45 a.m. Apple iPod taken from a Honda Accord. La Crescenta/ Montrose Sept. 21 Burglary: 2564 Foothill Boulevard, 1:13 p.m. A man was arrested for placing a credit card “skimming” device and a small camera on the ATM at the U.S. Bank after a customer told employees he was loitering suspiciously.
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March 31, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge 920 Foothill Blvd. : A woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while she shopped at Sprouts Market between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. A credit card from the wallet was later used to obtain a $4,000 cash advance. 5500 block of Burning Tree Drive: A $300 bicycle was stolen from an open garage between 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. 521 Foothill Blvd.: A woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while she shopped at Ralphs supermarket between 1:30 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Friday, March 23. 800 block of Highland Drive: Front and rear windows of a Porsche Cayenne SUV were smashed with an unknown object between 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. 4600 block of Oak Grove: A woman's backpack purse, containing approximately $500 in cash, was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the Flintridge Riding Club between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. A club worker reported seeing a suspicious person in a dark-colored Chrysler van prior to the theft.
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September 23, 2011
Area 1: 2900 block of Community Avenue: A teenager was arrested for allegedly stealing an iPhone at Crescenta Valley High School at 5:10 p.m. on Sept. 16. The teenager took the phone from a table inside the gymnasium, where the volleyball team was practicing. The team's coach gave chase, and the suspect was stopped after a brief altercation, during which no one was hurt. The teenager was also arrested for alleged marijuana possession after being searched during his arrest. 2900-3000 block of Los Olivos Lane: Three rings, valued at $10,000 total, and a laptop valued at $2,000 were stolen from the top drawer of a dresser in the master bedroom of a home between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sept.
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January 5, 2011
The following were taken from reports on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Area 1 2900 block of Stevens Avenue: A black 2010 Toyota Corolla was stolen from a resident's driveway between 6 p.m. Jan. 1 and 8:45 a.m. Jan. 2. The victim said the vehicle was unlocked. 2700 block of El Caminito Street: A blue 2004 Honda Accord was stolen from the street between 7 p.m. Jan. 1 and 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 2. The victim said the vehicle, which had a dented rear bumper, was locked and that the trunk contained a framed picture and DVDs.
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By Carol Cormaci | December 9, 2010
May I be politically incorrect here? I hope so, because I feel the need to slap a few of my fellow citizens upside the head. Here goes: Don't be fools, people! Have you not heard or read the many warnings? When you leave something unattended in your car, the odds are very good that it will be stolen, especially if it's in plain sight. Take the case of the missing miniature poodle. I kid you not: A lady left her dog in a car parked in the Rancho section of town (north of the high school, west of JPL)
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