June 5, 2009
In an unusual turn of events, a $1,500 purse that was stolen from a La Cañada store on Saturday was returned Thursday morning by presumably the woman who took it. “Can you believe it?” said Joanna Nelson, owner of Frockx clothing store. When Nelson arrived at her store about 10 a.m. on Thursday morning she was surprised to see the purse inside a paper grocery bag sitting at her store’s back door. The saga of the stolen purse began about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday when a woman who appeared to be in the last stages of pregnancy entered the store.
January 30, 2009
Commonwealth Avenue in La Cañada, someone entered a home and stole televisions, a computer monitor, cameras and a typewriter; 4800 block reported at noon on Tuesday. Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, Barbara Collins, 44, of Lancaster was arrested for burglary, attempted grand theft and identification theft after she entered the Bank of America and attempted to withdraw money from an account that was not her own. According to the report, the suspect handed the teller a bank withdrawal slip from another state in the amount of $2,400.
December 19, 2008
Last Monday I had a day filled with events and emotions. All of us have had days where we balance family, work, our home, friends, volunteer efforts and personal lives. Working parents are especially susceptible to busy days. In the midst of this particular day, I took the time to pray over my home and anoint it with oil, not a weekly event for me, but something I felt a need for. I then went over to a friend?s house and prayed over their home. I was using the anointing oil that I received when I graduated from Bible college many years ago and was commissioned into ministry.
November 11, 2008
GLENDALE — A robber reportedly assaulted a man and stole his wallet Saturday, and a woman fought off three alleged thieves Sunday, police said. Police are investigating whether the robberies are connected, since they occurred so close to each other, and there were similarities in the crimes, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. In the first robbery, a 54-year-old Glendale man finished eating at Gina’s Tacos after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of West Colorado Street and was sitting on a bench when he was struck twice on the left side of his face, according to a police report.
October 7, 2008
The following were taken from reports filed at the Glendale Police Department: West Elk Avenue and San Fernando Road: A 23-year-old Glendale man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft of an access card. South Chevy Chase Drive and East Harvard Street: A 23-year-old Glendale man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. Davis Avenue and Lake Street: A 31-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of being in possession of marijuana.
July 25, 2008
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station is asking for the public?s help in locating two women suspected of stealing a woman?s wallet from her purse and using her credit cards to charge up to $4,200 worth of merchandise. According to Det. Rodger Burt, on June 17, a 75-year-old woman had her wallet stolen from her purse while she was shopping at the Ralphs Market at 512 Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada. Burt said that this type of crime typically happens when one suspect distracts the victim, while another steals the purse or wallet.
February 27, 2008
Motorcyclist injured in accident with Jeep A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with a fractured leg Monday, after he collided with a car in northeast Glendale, police said. The man was riding his Harley-Davidson northbound on Glendale Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. when a driver cut in front of him and the motorcyclist broadsided his car, Officer John Balian said. “Right now it’s unknown who’s at fault in the accident,” he said. “That’s still under investigation.
December 7, 2007
The holidays are a busy time of the year, with trips to stores and food markets on an almost daily basis. With so many things going on, between visiting family and making certain Santa?s list is complete, it may be easy for some to become distracted. And, while most people prepare for the holidays by shopping, predators roam the aisles of holiday gifts and goods looking for any opportunity to pick a pocket or a purse. Unfortunately, there appears to be a couple targeting elderly shoppers in the La Cañada area, according to Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?