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Altadena Crime: 24-Hour Fitness Cars Stolen, Assault With Deadly Weapon

Several burglaries, vehicle and residential, have occurred recently in Altadena among other crimes.

The following incident information was provided by the Altadena Sheriff's Station.

Friday, November 16

Between 9:45 PM and 12:07 PM (Sunday) – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3000-blk of El Nido Dr. Loss: black 1992 Acura Vigor. ***Vehicle was recovered by El Monte PD on 11/22/12***

Sunday, November 18

Between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 24Hr. Fitness parking structure – 2180 N. Lincoln Av. Loss: red 1995 Honda Accord. ***The vehicle was parked on the first floor***
12:09 PM – A stolen vehicle from San Bernardino County was recovered in the 400-blk of Harriet St.

Monday, November 19

Between 10:10 AM and 10:20 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 2800-blk of N. Olive Av. Loss: hedge trimmer.
Between 6:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Tuesday) – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 900-blk of Alta Pine St. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown method. Loss: iPad, Dell laptop, jewelry. ***Suspect arrested***

Tuesday, November 20

12:05 AM – A possible stolen item was recovered in the 300-blk of E. Mariposa St. Item: amplifier. ***Still attempting to obtain a victim***
Between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500-blk of N. Altadena Dr. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the kitchen window. Loss: jewelry.
1:18 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000-blk of N. Lake Av. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the front door. Loss: unknown.

Thursday, November 22

3:23 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 100-blk of W. Altadena Dr. Suspect(s) described as two male, Blacks, armed with a handgun. Suspect vehicle: black van/suv with Oregon plates. Vehicle last seen southbound on Glenrose Av.

Friday, November 23

2:25 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400-blk of W. Figueroa Dr. Suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by removing the window screen. Possible suspect described as a male, Hispanic, 504, thin build, wearing dark clothing. Loss: none.

Saturday, November 24

Between 9:15 PM and 11:15 PM –24Hr. Fitness – 2180 N. Lincoln Av. The suspect(s) stole the victim’s vehicle which was parked in the gym parking lot. Vehicle Loss: blue 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. *** The vehicle was parked on the first floor ***

Richard_Cabeza November 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Considering the high number of crimes that occur at the 24 hour lot, why is there not more security?
Ninja Girl November 29, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I agree Richard. Seems as if the quota has been long met for increased security, especially for a 24-hour business. Two vehicles stolen on the 1st floor, where there is frequent foot and driving traffic? Really?
CMiller November 29, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I guess we shouldn't park on the 1st floor anymore. They should at least put some cameras up or hire a security guard.
Joe Rodriguez November 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM
These robberies will continue until a security system is installed. There should be cameras and security personnel 24/7. It's just a matter of time before the thieves start waiting for the owners so they can rob them of their belongings too. One is better off parking on the street and keeping an eye on your vehicle while working out by the windows. "24 hour business, 24 hour security"
lizzy March 01, 2013 at 02:03 AM
No security system??? FOR REAL!!! Maybe the person that had his car stolen should put a lawsuit against the owner of the bldg. Lets see how fast he gets some security guards and cameras up! There are too many burglaries for him to ignore this request and if he does, the judge will make him here the plead of the public. If you had your car stolen, do a class action lawsuit against the owner and see how fast those the cameras come up!!

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