Residential burglaries and suspicious character sightings have continued in Altadena but the pace picked up Wednesday.
Altadena Captain John Benedict reported at Wednesday’s Altadena Sheriff Community Advisory Committee meeting that five residential burglaries took place that day, a Patch reader shared in the President Streets Yahoo online neighborhood group.
Benedict has additional patrol cars and deputies serving Altadena for the time being, but residents are still urged to call the Sheriff’s Station at 626-798-1131 if they see anything suspicious or unusual.
Patch is trying to make contact with Benedict to confirm these details and obtain any other relevant information.
The following Wednesday burglary incident was also shared by a resident via the President Streets Yahoo neighborhood group:
At 6:00 PM tonight (Wed) our house alarm went off. We rushed home to find a window in our hallway had been forced open wide enough for someone to enter. We believe the alarm and the fact that our neighbors were home caused them to run without taking the time to grab anything first. It was already dark but our neighbor saw what looked to be the tail lights of a sedan pull away from the curb and head North on Craig.
Access to the window they opened was in the back of the house. The yard is completely [sic] enclosed by a 5 foot wrought iron fence they had to climb over to get to the window and to leave -- our gates were padlocked.
The officers that came to the house said there has been an increase in home burgleries [sic] in all of Altadena the past few weeks.
Just letting you know so you can be on the alert. Also, if any of our nearby neighbors noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked or cruising the street today please let me know.
Craig Avenue (Patch has removed the full address)
Another Altadena resident shared burglary details with fellow neighbors vie email and the account was passed on to Patch:
My neighbor (we live on Wapello between Marengo and Santa Anita) called us last night to report that his home was broken into yesterday, sometime before 8 p.m. They entered by breaking the glass in his back door. I was home from 3 pm and was working
in my garage and doing some gardening in my back yard on and off from 3-5 pm .... did not notice anything suspicious, however, did hear
footsteps on the gravel between our homes, around 4:30....just assumed it was my neighbor, or a workman.
Realize I need to be more vigilant...the thieves are out there...lock your doors...and keep an eye out on your neighboor's. [sic]