Altadena Crime Blotter: Stabbing, Drive-by Shooting, Burglaries

Altadena's week in crime included violent incidents and several stolen items, including a car.

The following crime incidents were provided by the Altadena Sheriff's Station:

Wednesday, Oct. 24:

A resident in the 1000 block of Mount Curve Avenue reported that unknown suspects entered her house and stole a computer. Entry was made by breaking a window.

Tuesday, Oct. 23:

Unknown suspects stole the victim’s stereo and other equipment items from his locked vehicle in the 700 block of Altadena Drive.

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s checkbook and identification from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked overnight in the 3100 block of Rubio Canyon.

Monday, Oct. 22:

Altadena Elementary School reported that an unknown suspect vandalized the location by throwing a rock through a window, shattering it. The incident occurred sometime over the weekend.

“Five Acres” School reported that unknown suspects stole several pieces of computer equipment from the location. The incident occurred sometime over the weekend.

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 1993 Honda Civic from the 400 block of Figueroa Drive.

An unknown suspect stole a camera from the victim’s car in the 10 block of Woodbury Road. The victim had left the vehicle unlocked while he went inside of a gas station.

Sunday, Oct. 21:

An unknown suspect stole a bicycle described as a black “Diamond Back Free Style” from the backyard of a residence in the 70 block of E. Pine Street.

An unknown suspect stole a catalytic converter from a vehicle that was parked in the 100 block of W. Terrace Street.

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s stereo from his vehicle, which was parked in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Entry was gained by breaking the victim’s car window.

A resident reported that she came home and found a possible burglary suspect in her backyard. The suspect (male/black adult, 6’ tall) fled when he saw the victim. He was possibly associated with a suspicious vehicle that was parked near the victim’s house. The vehicle was described as a silver vehicle being driven by a female.

Saturday, Oct. 20:

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s wallet from his unlocked vehicle which was parked in the 2800 block of Glenrose Avenue.

A homicide occurred in the 900 block of Mariposa Street. The incident was domestic violence related and the suspect was arrested.

Gunshots were fired at three men in the 100 block of Altadena Drive. Two of the victims were struck by the gunfire and were treated at a local hospital. The suspects were not located. They were seen possibly driving a teal colored car.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

An unknown suspect attempted to burglarize a residence in the 2600 block of Glenrose Avenue. The victim reported that someone had kicked open her front door, but did not obtain any items from the house.

Tuesday, Oct. 16:

A vehicle was vandalized in the 800 block of Alameda Street. The unknown suspect used a “Sharpie” type marker to write on the victim’s vehicle.

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s black 24 speed “Trek” model mountain bike in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue

An unknown suspect stole $13,000 worth of camera equipment from the victim’s parked vehicle in the 2300 block of Highland Avenue. The victim had left the vehicle’s window partially open.

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s UPS shipment package, which was delivered on their front porch in the 130 block of Marathon Road. The value of the shipment was $55.

Suspect Miguel Angel Alvarez (Male/Hispanic – 32 years old), resident of Altadena, was arrested for bicycle theft. He had stolen a relative’s bicycle and then sold it.

T October 26, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Wow, is it me or is crime climbing up these days in Altadena? Sad (and scary).
Robin Rutherford October 27, 2012 at 03:36 PM
No it's really up. I think a lot has to do with this election and the racism that is coming out of the mouths of these old ignorant white. Obama is a great man and leader who is brilliant and really cares about all people. This is all about get the black man out at any cost...take away women's rights to have more control because they are threatened, and disregard seniors, low income and minorities and only help the rich. Romney will promise you the world and once he's got what he wants its screw the lower and middle class. Im disgusted. It's bringing out such ugliness and anger in so many people. This is the time we need to come together as a people and keep this party from tearing down so many people.
Ninja Girl October 27, 2012 at 04:11 PM
@Robin, huh? The hike in Altadena crime has nothing to do with politics or the election. This is about an ongoing problem over the years with thugs and gangs in the community, all of which need to be pushed out of the area. @T, yes, it is sad and very scary


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