Crime Blotter: DUIs and Residential Burglaries

A week in crime in Sierra Madre for the period of Dec. 31 to Jan. 6.

Crime blotter information provided by the Sierra Madre Police Department.

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

At 10:20 p.m. on New Years’ Eve, an officer observed a vehicle that failed to stop for the stop sign at Santa Anita Avenue and Grandview Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer determined that the driver had been drinking. The 45-year-old woman driving the car was unable to satisfactorily perform any aspect of the field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI.

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

At 1 a.m., the police department received a report of a suspected DUI driver in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue. Units responded to the area
and were alerted to the suspected vehicle by the caller who had been following this vehicle for several minutes. The investigation revealed that the driver had been drinking and was currently on probation from a prior DUI conviction. The 50-year-old male driver was arrested for DUI.

Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 600 block of Auburn Avenue by prying open a locked bedroom window. Several areas of the residence were ransacked and a large amount of costume jewelry was taken. Based on information from a neighbor it appears the crime took place between 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of Vista Circle Drive when
unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked front door of a residence and took a laptop computer. There was no evidence of ransacking or indication that the suspect(s) entered other rooms. It appears that the crime took place between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The residence is not visible from the roadway and neighbors did not see any unusual activity in the area.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

At 8 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 300 block of Camillo Street. The officer discovered window screens removed from a rear kitchen window. The window itself was partially broken and pry marks were evident around the window frame. There was no evidence that the suspect(s) actually made entry and no property was missing. Neighbors did not report anything unusual taking place in the area that evening.

Barbara January 17, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Why do you publish the same crimes twice? I read this exact Police Blotter at least a week ago.
Mary Beth Finnerty January 27, 2013 at 04:14 AM
Barbara, you have a very good eye. I have noticed the same thing in in the past. It is good to be aware of what is going on, but pay attention and don't get carried away.


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