Crime Blotter: Heroin Arrest, Thefts

The following reports were taken from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Crescenta Valley Station. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Between 9 a.m. on Dec. 27 and 1 p.m. on Jan. 2, a victim reported that a blue Athen Services recycling bin was stolen from the front of her residence on the 800 block of Chehalem Road.

Between 8 p.m. on Jan. 2 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 3, a victim reported that two pairs of sunglasses, flashlight, set of San Diego Superbowl seat cushions and $10 in coins were stolen from a 2004 Nissan Xterra. The victim noted the car was unlocked and parked in the driveway.

A residential burglary was reported on the 4300 block of Cornishon Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 4. The victim returned home from work and saw that a Kindle reader was missing from the bedroom nightstand. According to reports, the victim's master bedroom closet had been ransacked and $10,900 in jewelry was missing. The victim also noted that a Dell Laptop was also stolen from the residence. All doors of the residence were locked except for a pet door for the victim's St. Bernard, which could have been the entry point for the suspect.

At 5 p.m. on Jan. 5, at the intersection of Little and Foothill Avenues, police arrested a 23-year-old La Crescenta man for possession of heroin with the intent to sell and possession of a loaded firearm. The suspect was pulled over for making an illegal right turn from the far left traffic lane in his 2008 Ford Focus. Police noticed the suspect was nervous and saw a hypodermic syringe on the center console of the vehicle. The suspect told police that he sold heroin to support his drug habit and possessed a loaded firearm to protect himself. Police located .357 revolver loaded with five live .38 special rounds, small plastic bags, 24 bags of heroin, digital scale, two methamphetamine pipes, large amount of small currency and cell phone inside the vehicle.

A residential burglary was reported on the 5200 block of Diamond Point Road between 10:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 5. According to reports, the victim returned home and saw that her kitchen window screen was ajar. The victim noted that a MacBook laptop was missing from the home office and saw the bedrooms had been ransacked. A canon PowerShot camera and $20,000 of jewelry were stolen from a locked drawer in the master bedroom.

A woman reported that her pocketbook was stolen while shopping at on Foothill Boulevard on Jan. 6. Police went through surveillance footage and saw that while the victim was shopping a suspect reached into the victim's purse and removed a Balenciaga pocketbook containing an American Express credit card, Master Card, employee ID and Bank of America checkbook. The suspect is described as a white female with black hair,  approximately 5'4" to 5'6" and 120-125 pounds.

A residential burglary was reported on the 4700 block of Daleridge Road, between 9:40 a.m. and 3:09 p.m. on Jan. 10.  Police reported that an unidentified suspect entered the residence through an unlocked garage door while the homeowner was golfing. The suspect removed a safe from the victim's master bedroom, placed it in a laundry basket and exited the residence. The safe held more than 20 items, including four watches, four necklaces, four rings, two bracelets, diamond and pearl earrings, two wallets, passports and social security cards.

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