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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 17, 2010
An Indianola Way resident whose rooftop holiday decoration display was vandalized just after 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 may have the last laugh after all. Home video security camera footage now in the hands of Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives captured two young men in the act, and investigators are hoping to use the tape to identify the vandals. The footage , obtained by the Valley Sun and posted to YouTube, shows two young men in baggy sweatshirts exit a silver-colored SUV before sneaking up to the house in the 4900 block of Indianola Way and tugging at a stuffed animal that was part of an automated holiday sleigh.
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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 | 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 Seth Amitin | January 7, 2010
A suspect was arrested Jan. 3 for stealing two drills from a garage after being spotted in the area wearing the same football jersey seen in a surveillance video taken during the crime, nearly a month earlier. Video surveillance showed Edward DeArce, 37 of La Crescenta, walking into a residential garage in the 2300 block of Barton Lane, placing the two drills into his backpack and walking away in less than 20 seconds Dec. 13. On Jan. 3, Dep. Carlos Vega of the CV Sheriff?s Station spotted DeArce by Foothill Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue at 9:20 a.m., wearing the same jersey he had worn the day of the crime.
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December 16, 2004
While I hoped the final Intelligence Reform bill would have reflected the version passed by the House, I ultimately believe that it is a good first step to address the issue of illegal immigration. Over the past few weeks, representatives like our own David Dreier worked to preserve provisions from the House passed bill, such as the completion of the U.S.-Mexico border fence and the prohibition on giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Although these specific components were not included in the final bill, Dreier and other House leaders were able to maintain several components, such as increasing the number of Border Patrol agents and implementing a surveillance program of the southwest border.
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June 11, 2009
A 5-year-old buckskin dun horse missing since May 24 in the hills around La Cañada?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory still hasn?t been found. Lilly, the missing mare, took off after she and her owner, Leslie Boyle of Sylmar, lost their balance and took a tumble down a trail off Hahamongna Watershed Park. Reviews of the JPL surveillance cameras show the frightened mare running toward one of the cameras and then disappearing from view. She wasn?t seen again. Although Pasadena Police and Animal Control, as well as Boyle and many volunteers have searched the area, and Boyle has distributed fliers in Spanish and English, there?
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By Seth Amitin | February 25, 2010
A stolen car that was used as a getaway vehicle for an armed burglary on Foothill Boulevard on Feb. 21 has been recovered and two suspects have been arrested, officials said. On Feb. 21, the Acura sedan was spotted as a getaway car during an armed burglary at a Del Taco in the 6200 block of Foothill Boulevard, police said. The car was spotted hours later on Marcus Avenue and Apperson Street in Tujunga with a man matching the description of the suspect from the burglary. ?During the burglary, the Del Taco employee behind the counter got the license plate of the car,?
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By Seth Amitin | September 29, 2009
A man who stole a wallet in La Cañada last week was captured after he returned to the scene of the crime. The suspect, Ronald Quiroa, 28 of Van Nuys, walked into La Cañada Liquor at 1535 Foothill Blvd. on Sept. 15 and stole a wallet that had been inadvertently left on the counter by another customer. The victim returned to the store after realizing he had left his wallet, but discovered it had already disappeared from the counter. Quiroa could be clearly seen picking up the wallet in surveillance footage reviewed by the store owner and the customer whose wallet was missing.
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By Mary O’Keefe | December 18, 2008
It only took about 15 minutes for a man to walk up to a La Cañada residence, determine no one was home, break a window and enter. The suspect, now identified as Young Ahn, 47, of Los Angeles can clearly be seen in a surveillance video walking up to the front door of the home in the 5200 block of Haskell Drive. He knocked on the door, rang the bell several times and peeked in the windows. Ahn then walked around to the backyard and did the same, knocking on the doors and looking in the window.
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January 31, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Jan. 25 Petty theft: shoplifting, AT&T store, 895 Foothill Blvd., 5:05 p.m. A white cellphone was stolen from a wall display. The act was captured on store surveillance. Two suspects entered the store through a rear entrance, one was helped by an employee while the other removed the phone from the display. Theft by access card, burglary from vehicle: 500 block of Houseman Street. Between 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 27. A wallet, debit card, 1 oz. gold nugget, driver's license, and various denominations of money were stolen from locked vehicle, a white Chevy Camaro.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 17, 2010
An Indianola Way resident whose rooftop holiday decoration display was vandalized just after 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 may have the last laugh after all. Home video security camera footage now in the hands of Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives captured two young men in the act, and investigators are hoping to use the tape to identify the vandals. The footage , obtained by the Valley Sun and posted to YouTube, shows two young men in baggy sweatshirts exit a silver-colored SUV before sneaking up to the house in the 4900 block of Indianola Way and tugging at a stuffed animal that was part of an automated holiday sleigh.
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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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