The trio were arrested about 1:48 a.m. Monday after a police officer spotted them inside a Lexus traveling at 60 mph on Honolulu Avenue, according to Glendale police reports. The officer stopped them at Lowell Avenue near the Foothill (210) Freeway.
As the officer walked toward the Lexus, he reportedly noticed a navigation system, a black beanie and two gloves on the back seat.
Ogden told the officer he was on probation and unsupervised parole for vehicle theft violations, which allows police to search a vehicle, Lorenz said.
Last year, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation began releasing nonviolent prisoners without parole supervision to ease overcrowding, cut costs and reduce the burden on overworked agents.
But local authorities expressed concerns that the move would allow for a “revolving door” environment because state parolees have a high rate of recidivism, leading to a higher crime rate in their communities.
While Glendale’s year-end crime rate hasn’t been released yet, violent and property crimes — including auto burglaries — were down for most of 2011, according to the November statistics.
In Monday’s arrest, the officer also reported finding a glass smoking pipe, a screwdriver, two flashlights and another glove inside the Lexus.
He also seized a cell phone, an iPod and Dell laptop computer.
Police said statements given by all three about the electronics and their whereabouts were inconsistent, and they were arrested on suspicion of burglary and possessing narcotics for sale.
Police have linked some of the stolen property to burglaries in Monrovia and La Crescenta.