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South Pasadena Crime: Stolen Vehicles, Burglaries, Thefts

The city's latest crimes until Nov. 26.

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The crime summary below is provided by the South Pasadena Police Department: 

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE

Nov. 22, 10 a.m, 1000 block of Arroyo. ’91, Chevy Silverado. Vehicle is found parked on the street and discovered to be stolen from LAPD Hollenbeck Division.

AUTO BURGLARY

• Nov. 26, 1:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 1600 block of Amberwood. Honda CRV. Suspect(s) smashes window to gain entry. LOSS: Briefcase.

• Nov. 21, 3 p.m. to Nov. 22, 10 a.m., 100 block of Marmion Way. ’05, Honda. Suspect(s) smashes window to gain entry. LOSS: Sunglasses, shoes, DVD player and CDs.

• Nov. 22, 9:50 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., 500 block of Prospect. ’76, Ford pick-up. Suspects pry rear camper shell open and takes loss from victim’s gardening truck. Witness sees suspect driving away with loss in rear of suspect’s vehicle. LOSS: Gardening equipment. SUSPECT VEHICLE: White, Ford pick-up. SUSPECTS DESCRIPTION: (2) Male, Hispanics.

• Nov. 20, 8 p.m. to Nov. 22, 6:15 a.m., 1600 block of Amberwood. ’00, Lexus ES 330. Suspect(s) smashes window to gain entry. LOSS: I-pod, (2) sunglasses and Bluetooth.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

• Nov. 24, 3:19 p.m., 1500 block of Camino Lindo. Suspect(s) uses ladder to gain access to second floor and smashes window to gain entry. Suspect(s) activate alarm and leave without making entry. Officers respond to alarm activation and discover ladder leaning against house. LOSS: None.

• Nov. 20, 6:47 a.m. to 7:02 a.m., 1800 block of State (carport). Suspect(s) enters carport area and takes loss that was locked to victim’s vehicle. LOSS: (2) bicycles.

• Nov. 19, 7 p.m. to Nov. 20, 6 a.m., 700 block of Orange Grove Terrace. Victim’s residence is under construction and suspect(s) gains entry by unknown means. LOSS: Table saw.

RESISTING/OBSTRUCTING

• Nov. 26, 9:30 a.m., 800 block of Milan. Suspect and witness are involved in an argument. Officers arrive and contact suspect who continues to yell and threatens witness. Officers attempt to control suspect, but suspect resists. Officers gain control of suspect and is arrested. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Asian, 58 years, Rowland Heights.

• Nov. 22, 1:13 p.m., Atlantic/Pine. Suspect is riding a bicycle and stopped for a traffic violation. Suspect refuses to sign citation and resists arrest. Officers are able to control suspect and take suspect into custody. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Asian, 41 years, Rosemead.

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

• Nov. 26, 3:41 a.m., 900 block of Highland. Officers respond to suspicious subjects exiting a parked vehicle. Officers locate S1 on the sidewalk who immediately raises his hands. Officers locate S2 nearby on the sidewalk and as officers approach S2, S2 runs away. With the assistance of Alhambra and San Marino Police, S2 is found hiding in a rear yard of a residence. S2 is found to be in possession of loss that was taken from victim’s unlocked vehicle that was parked in the 900 block of Buena Vista. LOSS: Purse (recovered). SUSPECTS ARRESTED: S1 – Male, Hispanic, 31 years, Los Angeles. S2 – Male, Hispanic, 23 years, Los Angeles.

• Nov. 20, 10:44 a.m., 2000 block of Meridian. Officers respond to a suspicious person attempting to enter an apartment complex. Officers locate suspect who is found to have stolen property in her possession. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Hispanic, 24 years, Los Angeles.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

• Nov. 22, 11:35 p.m., Fair Oaks/El Centro. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and officer smells marijuana emitting from suspect’s vehicle. Suspect provides false name to officer and officers discover suspect’s true identity. Suspect is found to have an outstanding warrant and in possession of marijuana. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 27 years, Los Angeles.

• Nov. 21, 12:12 a.m., Fair Oaks/Laurel. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and as officer contacts suspect, officer smells marijuana emitting from suspect vehicle. Suspect is found to be in possession of marijuana. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Asian, 33 years, Alhambra.

• Nov. 20, 8:25 p.m., 100 block of Monterey. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and as officer contacts suspect, officer smells marijuana emitting from suspect vehicle. Suspect is found to be in possession of marijuana. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 28 years, Los Angeles.

DRUNK IN PUBLIC

• Nov. 23-13, 4:48 p.m., 1500 block of Oxley. Officers respond to a subject sleeping on the driveway of victim’s residence. Officers locate suspect who is found to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, White, 44 years, Valencia.

DUI

• Nov. 25, 11:24 p.m., 700 block of El Centro. Officers respond to a suspicious subject riding a moped up and down the street. Officers locate suspect who is found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, White, 19 years, South Pasadena.

• Nov. 25, 3:36 a.m., Fair Oaks/Columbia. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Suspect is also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Hispanic, 51 years, Los Angeles.

• Nov. 25, 2:06 a.m., 1400 block of Fremont. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 23 years, Covina.

• Nov. 24, 3:41 a.m., 2000 block of Primrose. Officers respond to a person sleeping in a vehicle that was parked in the middle of the street. Officers locate vehicle and attempt to wake up suspect (driver). Suspect wakes up and immediately drives away. Officers stop vehicle and suspect is found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 26 years, Los Angeles.

THEFT

• Nov. 24, 4:37 p.m., 1100 block of Fair Oaks (Vons). Suspect enters store and places loss inside shopping cart. Suspect then exits store without paying for loss. Employee later reviews surveillance video which shows suspect committing crime. LOSS: Toilet paper and detergent. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, Hispanic, 600, heavy set, 45-50 years, mustache, goatee, wearing a blue or black hat, collared shirt with floral printing and dark pants.

• Nov. 14, 9:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m., 1800 block of State. S1 jumps over wall to gain entry into apartment complex and opens front door to allow S2 to enter. Suspects walk around complex and takes loss from complex’s mailbox. Manager of complex reviews surveillance video and captures suspects. LOSS: Parcel packages. SUSPECTS DESCRIPTION: S1 – Male. S2 – Female.

• Nov. 14, 7 p.m. to Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., 1800 block of State. Suspect(s) takes loss from victim’s front door. LOSS: Parcel package.

IDENTITY THEFT/CREDIT CARD FRAUD/CHECK FRAUD

• September 2013 to Nov. 21, 200 block of Mockingbird Lane. Victim loses debit card and suspect(s) uses victim’s debit card to make several unauthorized purchases.

• October 2013 to Nov. 19, 1200 block of Marengo. Suspect(s) gains access to victim’s personal information and opens a credit card account. Suspect also access victim’s credit card account and redeems rewards points.

• Nov. 15-13, 1000 block of Sycamore. Suspect(s) gains access to victim’s credit card account and makes several unauthorized charges.

• Nov. 13-13 to Nov. 20, 300 block of Pasadena. Suspect(s) gains access to victim’s debit card and makes an unauthorized purchase.

FALSE INFORMATION TO POLICE OFFICER

• Nov. 25, 2:22 p.m., 90 block of Pasadena. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and provides a false name to officer. Suspect’s identity is discovered which reveals two outstanding warrants. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 37 years, Los Angeles. 

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