Altadena Crime Blotter: 24-Hour Fitness Burglary, Pizza Man Robbed

Multiple vehicle burglaries and a pizza man robbed at gunpoint are among recent Altadena crimes.

The Altadena Sheriff's Station provided the following information about recent incidents:

Sunday, January 27th 

Between 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Altadena Dr. & Roosevelt Av. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the rear passenger window. Loss: black/orange purse containing personal documents. 

Between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM (Monday) – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1900-blk of Oakwood St., Pasadena. ***Vehicle was recovered on 1/28/13 by Altadena Deputies*** 

Monday, January 28th 

Between 4:50 PM and 7:15 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred at (parking structure) 24Hr. Fitness 2180 N. Lincoln Av. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. 

Tuesday, January 29th 

Between 10:30 AM and 8:30 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 700-blk E. Altadena Dr. Loss: Doctor Prescription pad. 

1:30 PM – A petty theft occurred at Rite Aid 735 E. Altadena Dr. Suspect was described as male, Black, elderly (in a wheelchair), wearing a black jacket, camouflage shirt, and gray shorts. Loss: Liquor. 

Between 8:30 PM and 10:10 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 500-blk of E. Alta Pine Dr. Damage: windows punctured by BB gun pellets. 

Between 9:00 PM and 10:00 AM (Wednesday) – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3000-blk of Olive Av. Damage: rear window broken. 

Wednesday, January 30th 

1:10 PM – A petty theft occurred at 2200 block N. Lake Ave. Suspect described as a male, Hispanic, 25 yrs, 507, 130 black hair, brown eyes. Loss: laptop. 

Thursday, January 31st 

11:00 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 700-blk of E. Pine St. Loss: Phillips 52” flat screen. ***Suspect known*** 

Between 5:30 PM and 7:45 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500-blk of E. Mendocino St. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the north side window. Loss: small wood urn. 

Between 5:30 PM and 12:00 PM (Friday) – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1200-blk of E. Altadena. Loss: personal documents. 

Between 7:15 PM and 6:00 AM (Friday) – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2600-blk of Morslay Rd. Loss: laptop, book bag, and cell phone protector. 

Saturday, February 1st 

12:10 AM – A robbery occurred in the 2800-blk of N. Tola Av. The victim was delivering a pizza to a residence when he was approached by a male in a ski-mask armed w/a gun. The suspect demanded the pizza, money, and cellphone. The suspect was last seen northbound on Tola Ave. 

12:10 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2400-blk of Boulder Rd. ***Vehicle was recovered on 2/1/13 by Altadena Deputies*** 

Brandon February 07, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Robbing the pizza man for a pizza, money and phone is pretty low in the scheme of things.
not Carl Peterson lll February 08, 2013 at 12:19 AM
1500 e mendocino. About 7:ooPM, White male sitting in a car on the south side of the street. Parked exactly the darkest part. Impossible to see him unless you walked right by as I did while jogging. Older car, maybe semi-compact four door, A not young man doing nothing in the car.I looked back several times as I continued, but saw nothing new......
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 01:16 AM
And you're reporting this here now, why? Did you call the station?
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 01:17 AM
It happens more often than you know.
not Carl Peterson lll February 08, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Who calls the police because of what I described above? This is simply something to keep in mind as a possible description to look out for in the area.
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 02:57 AM
I do and I have. I'd rather deputies make note of what's out there than I. If this person keeps coming up... it might mean something.
Ivan G February 08, 2013 at 05:25 AM
Get the license plate as you jog by and call LASD on the non-emergency line.
not Carl Peterson lll February 08, 2013 at 06:04 AM
Ivan, Revvell, step back for a second and think. Sure sounds good looking backward. By time only goes forward. If you look at every single car parked in the evening you will continuously see people in cars for any number of legitimate reasons. The police do not, and should not be called everytime someone is sitting in a car. And, do you want the police called everytime you are in your car waiting for someone, or eating and listening to music? You would need a whole force in every community to check up on occupied vehicles. While 90% of people would never of made a mental note of the car, I am always on the lookout do to my instinct to get involved. But someone sitting in a car, without any other info is just someone in a car.
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 12:58 PM
gitin... you step back. Did I say they should? I know when they should be called. You mentioned this one specific incident. I asked if you called. IF a deputy is available, they'll send one out. THEY know they're priorities. I was out on a ride-along one morning. We received a call about someone sitting in a car. Deputy thought it was nothing; we went out. Both the driver AND the passenger had warrants and, they were waiting for someone to take to work. Hmmmm....
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Lovely Altadena February 08, 2013 at 05:38 PM
The Sheriff needs to be called. It's clear by the amount of burglaries, the times they occur and the areas they take place that targets are being watched. This is calculated victimization, not random luck that criminals stumble on that just happen to not be occupied-they watch. If you are waiting for someone, logically, you don't wait in a distant, dark area. Better safe than sorry. Unfortunately with amount of burglaries, items stolen and amount of victimization in Altadena, it's more important to prevent possible crimes than to give the benefit of doubt. If someone saw that scenario across the street from my house, I'd really appreciate someone notifying the Sheriff.
not Carl Peterson lll February 08, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Revvell, "did I say they should". And, "they know their priorities". "I know when they should be called". Unless I am missing something, you are dancing on the head of a pin
Ivan G February 08, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Think a bit. If they are busy, they won't come out just because you call. However, they very likely will record the license plate and check to see if the car is stolen or has been involved in another crime. Moreover, if a crime is reported in the area, they will have a lead. And if the same car shows up elsewhere, they will also have a reason to investigate.
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Yep! That's why I said "priorities." If they're busy.... They wont "record" the plate if you call yet they will run it and, as you say if it's been reported stolen or involved in a crime, then... possibility of a priority. lol
Revvell February 08, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Whatever the heck that means. *shrugs*
not Carl Peterson lll February 09, 2013 at 04:40 AM
Revvell, yes, or no...do you think the sheriffs should be called for every occasion someone is sitting in a car?
Revvell February 09, 2013 at 02:55 PM
No and I never said they should. I was referring to the specific time YOU mentioned. There was something there that made YOU remember it. If it feels "wrong" call; let the deputies decide. AND, as I said, they know their priorities. If they have the time, they'll check it out. If not.... nope!
not Carl Peterson lll February 09, 2013 at 09:10 PM
It turns out we may be fairly close in thought. Our threshold for calling is a little different.


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