"We're going to look at the different reports to see if the same
method was used on each of the machines," he said. "It will be an
ongoing investigation until the person or persons responsible are
Stead added that fingerprints taken from the machines would also
Machines at Rosemont Middle School, Crescenta Valley High School,
the Crescenta-Canada YMCA and La Canada High School have been hit.
Six machines at La Canada High were vandalized between Monday night
and Tuesday morning.
"It's an easy swipe," said Deputy Patrick Murphy, the school's
resource officer. Murphy added that money spent for vending machine
products sits in the machine until the machine owner collects it.
Close to $10,000 in damage has been done to machines in Glendale,
Glendale Police Department Investigator Danny Carver said. Figures
were not available from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
Carver said that there were no leads in the case.
"We're asking people to keep their eyes open near schools," he