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Crime Blotter: Lurker and Vehicle Break-Ins

A week in crime in Sierra Madre for the period of Nov. 10-18.

Crime blotter information provided by the Sierra Madre Police Department.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

At 7 p.m. a resident in the 600 block of West Orange Grove Avenue was inside her home when she observed a person looking into her kitchen window. The individual quickly moved away from the window and was gone before police units arrived. The resident could not provide a description as she saw only portions of the suspect’s torso. An examination of the area failed to locate any evidence.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

In the early afternoon, someone broke the side window of a vehicle parked in the Bailey Canyon parking Lot. The suspect removed a purse that had been placed under the front seat and fled. While investigating this crime, the officers discovered that a second vehicle in the same lot had been broken into in the same fashion. A purse was also taken from the second vehicle. This is the third vehicle burglary in the Baily Canyon parking Lot this month. In each of the crimes the suspect smashed a side window and took property that was easily reachable.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

At 5:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to Santa Anita Canyon Road at the Lannan Debris Basin to investigate a report of a fire. Upon arrival they detained a male transient who had ignited a large trash fire to keep himself warm. The fire was quickly extinguished and the transient was arrested for starting an unlawful outside fire.

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