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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 11, 2010
Sheriff's detectives arrested Thursday a Los Angeles man in connection to a robbery at a La Cañada Flintridge bank in June. William Alexander, 47, was arrested at his home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles after detectives secured a warrant to search the location. "He was booked for robbery at the Crescenta Valley Station and is currently being held on $100,000 bail," Sgt. Ray Harley said. Shortly after noon on June 11, a white male that detectives believe may have been Alexander entered the Citizens Business Bank in the 800 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada.
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By Daniel Siegal daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 23, 2011
The See's Candies on 1100 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada had a not-so-sweet night Monday when a man faked having a gun and robbed two store employees of an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. No one was injured during the robbery, which occurred around 6 p.m. when the man, described as about 25-30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds, entered the shop with his hand concealed in his shirt sleeve and demanded cash, Harley said.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 1, 2008
At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday two men surprised a 15-year-old girl when they forced their way into her Lowell Avenue home off the Foothill (210) Freeway, tied her up and stole jewelry, cash and other personal items. The Glendale Police Department is asking for the public?s help in the home invasion robbery, which took place in the 4300 block of Lowell. According to Sgt. Tom Lorenz, the girl was home alone when the two men knocked at the door. ?She didn?t recognize the men so she didn?
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June 24, 2004
Respectful robbers nab jewels By Jake Armstrong Sheriff's detectives are still investigating an armed robbery in which a La Cañada couple were robbed Saturday of jewelry and cash by two polite assailants in their home. According to a sheriff's report, John and Mary Rita Demateis opened the garage door of their home in the 5000 block of Commonwealth Avenue at 2:45 p.m. June 19 and were getting into their 2004 Cadillac CTS when a man approached and pointed a semiautomatic handgun at John and told him to lie down on the ground.
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By Megan O’Neil | April 22, 2010
Police released photos Wednesday of a man they said robbed a Bank of America earlier in the week by slipping a teller a note demanding cash. An e-mail distributed Monday by the La Cañada Chamber of Commerce stated that the hold-up note said the suspect had a bomb, and that he got away with $14,000. Los Angeles County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Harley declined to confirm the contents of the note. He also said the amount of money stolen was substantially less than $14,000, but declined to name the exact figure.
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By Mary O'Keefe | May 11, 2006
An armed gunman entered the La Cañada's Ralphs Market at 521 Foothill Blvd. on Monday night and demanded money from the cash registers. Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Detective Keith Gibbons said a man wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt and a mask, "or something covering his face where only his eyes were seen" entered the store around 8:30 p.m. and demanded money from the cashiers. He produced a handgun and went from register to register demanding the employees put money into a white plastic grocery bag. The employees did as they were told.
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By Mary O’Keefe | April 2, 2009
The FBI has determined that a bank robber deemed the ?Sleeves Bandit? is responsible for a robbery in La Cañada and one in La Crescenta. The agency, along with the police and sheriff?s departments, is asking for the public?s assistance in identifying the suspect. The two crimes in the area attributed to the suspect are the La Crescenta Citibank robbery that occurred on Dec. 26, 2008 and the La Cañada Citibank robbery on Jan. 30, 2009. It is also believed he is responsible for a La Cañada pharmacy robbery that same day. In some earlier reports by the media the suspect involved in the La Cañada robbery had been called the ?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2008
Ten Years Ago Eight employees of the La Cañada Taco Bell found themselves being herded into a cooler at gunpoint during a takeover robbery on the evening of Dec. 30, 1997, which yielded the three robbery suspects, all of whom escaped, some $400 in cash. No one was injured during the crime, which was brought to the attention of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station by a customer who was in his car at the drive-through window while the robbery was unfolding.   Twenty Years Ago A large van carrying movie equipment lost its brakes as it was being driven down Angeles Crest Highway from the forest.
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April 23, 2014
Three people were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon in La Cañada during a robbery investigation involving the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments.  Deputies responded to the Union 76 gas station on Foothill Boulevard at Angeles Crest Highway after receiving a request for backup from the Los Angeles Police Department, according to Sgt. Darrin Walker of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station....
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April 6, 2012
Three men were arrested in La Crescenta Thursday after attempting three separate robberies of Crescenta Valley High School teens, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. After school Thursday three Crescenta High students, 17, 17, and 15 years old, respectively, were accosted blocks from the school by three men, one of whom appeared to have a gun. One incident occurred near the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue, and the others happened on Ramsdell Avenue, according to the sheriff's department.
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By Daniel Siegal daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 23, 2011
The See's Candies on 1100 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada had a not-so-sweet night Monday when a man faked having a gun and robbed two store employees of an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. No one was injured during the robbery, which occurred around 6 p.m. when the man, described as about 25-30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds, entered the shop with his hand concealed in his shirt sleeve and demanded cash, Harley said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 11, 2010
Sheriff's detectives arrested Thursday a Los Angeles man in connection to a robbery at a La Cañada Flintridge bank in June. William Alexander, 47, was arrested at his home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles after detectives secured a warrant to search the location. "He was booked for robbery at the Crescenta Valley Station and is currently being held on $100,000 bail," Sgt. Ray Harley said. Shortly after noon on June 11, a white male that detectives believe may have been Alexander entered the Citizens Business Bank in the 800 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada.
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Megan O'Neil | June 15, 2010
A bank robbery in La Cañada Flintridge was foiled Friday after a dye pack activated and the suspect abandoned the cash, authorities said. The suspect entered Citizens Business Bank in the 800 block of Foothill Boulevard at noon on Friday. He passed a note to a teller stating he had a gun and demanded money, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Harley said. No weapon was seen during the incident. The teller complied with the note, and the suspect left with an undetermined amount of cash, Harley said.
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By Megan O’Neil | April 22, 2010
Police released photos Wednesday of a man they said robbed a Bank of America earlier in the week by slipping a teller a note demanding cash. An e-mail distributed Monday by the La Cañada Chamber of Commerce stated that the hold-up note said the suspect had a bomb, and that he got away with $14,000. Los Angeles County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Harley declined to confirm the contents of the note. He also said the amount of money stolen was substantially less than $14,000, but declined to name the exact figure.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2009
Ten Years Ago A bank robbery suspect who policed had dubbed the “Civil War bandit” because of a cap he wore during six previous robberies, was arrested without incident following his third attempt at an armed robbery of the CalFed bank on Foothill Boulevard at Commonwealth Avenue in La Cañada. Twenty Years Ago It was announced that for the first time in the school’s history, Flintridge Prep’s Homecoming Court included three senior men, one of whom would be soon be crowned Homecoming King alongside one of the senior girls who had been nominated for Homecoming Queen.
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By Seth Amitin | August 6, 2009
A suspect, perhaps armed, robbed a Jack in the Box employee who was carrying a cash deposit in the Jack in the Box parking lot in the 2200 block of Foothil Boulevard in La Cañada on Monday at 11:07 a.m., according to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. Investigators are still gathering information on the incident, but according to the report, the victim, the restaurant?s manager, walked out of the restaurant and into the parking lot with a cash deposit in his hand. As he approached his car, the suspect approached him from behind and the victim felt a ?
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