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Parolees may have burglarized vehicles

April 27, 2011|By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

GLENDALE — Police said two parolees who prosecutors charged this week with conspiracy could be responsible for dozens of vehicle burglaries in Glendale and La Crescenta.

Parolees Anthony Sage, 33, of Baldwin Park and Clifton Ross, 31, of Los Angeles were charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit a crime, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Sage, who was on non-revocable parole for a weapons violation, was also charged with possessing ammunition.

Ross was on parole for a narcotics violation, according to Glendale police reports.

The pair is scheduled to be arraigned May 4 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Burbank.

While Glendale police would not say their reason for suspecting Ross and Sage as the area’s serial vehicle burglars, they alerted residents and other police agencies of the pair’s arrest.

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Ross and Sage were arrested April 22 after police officers saw them about 3:19 a.m. lurking near a security gate on 500 block of West California Avenue, according to police reports.

The pair was dressed in black clothing and began walking away when they saw police, according to reports.

Inside the pair’s 2001 Ford Taurus, officers found numerous screwdrivers, cameras, cell phones, pliers, keys, flashlights and two 99-mm rounds, according to police reports. They also seized a navigation system that was registered to a Studio City address, garage door opener, drill bit, walkie-talkie and pawn receipt.

Anyone with details about the pair is urged to call Burglary Detectives Scott Byrne or Eric Webber at (818) 548-3127.
 
 

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