CITY HALL — The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. contacted police about concerns regarding former-Councilman John Drayman’s handling of the Harvest Market, board officials confirmed Thursday.
In an interview published in the Crescenta Valley Weekly, Alyce Russell, the president of the shopping park board, said they went to Glendale Police because of a jump in vendor proceeds that occurred after stricter oversight of revenues were implemented. Vendors at the Sunday market primarily sell fruits, vegetables and other produce, though clothing, crafts and antiques also are sold in an area called the “Thieves' Market.”
Glendale police, who served a search warrant on Drayman's condominium on May 17, again declined to reveal the organization involved in the investigation.
When reached on Thursday, Russell would only say, “I have since been told I cannot make a comment.”
However, she told the Weekly that “once we realized something was wrong, we went to the police and let them take it over.”