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Sierra Madre Police Blotter: Thefts, Vehicle Collisions

The following information was provided by the Sierra Madre Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

The following are selected incidents from the Blotter from Aug. 20-26.

Grand Theft
Aug. 7-21

Residents in the 200 Block of Grove Street reported that on multiple dates in August, certain rooms were ransacked and property was missing from their house. The investigation did not find any evidence of forced entry and detectives are looking into acquaintances that had access to the residence on a number of occasions.

Sierra Madre Sergeant Rubin Enriquez told Patch Monday that the 14 items reported missing included a trumpet, telescope, camera, backpack and boots.

Motorcycle Crash
Sunday, Aug. 26

At 3:34 p.m. a motorcyclist collided with the guard rail at Santa Anita Avenue and Arno Drive. The driver lost control of the vehicle due to a medical condition. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Petty Theft
Tuesday, Aug. 21

A resident parked her vehicle overnight on the street in the 300 block of Sycamore Street. The next morning, she discovered that her handicap placard was missing from the dashboard. The investigation revealed that the car was not locked.

Petty Theft
Friday, Aug. 24

At 2 p.m., a customer entered the post office at 61 S. Baldwin Avenue to make a transaction. She set her wallet on the counter then walked away for a few moments. Upon return, she discovered the wallet was missing. No one in the post office at the time saw anyone take the wallet.

Traffic Collision
Tuesday, Aug. 21

At noon, a minor non-injury traffic collision occurred at Grandview Avenue and Baldwin Avenue.  One party had attempted to pass a waste collection truck on the right unaware that the truck was attempting to make a right turn.

DUI
Monday, Aug. 20

At 3:30am, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for the stop sign at Orange Grove and Baldwin Avenue.  As the vehicle travelled east on Orange Grove, it accelerated to 50 MPH and while making the turn onto Mountain Trail, nearly collided with the curb.  After stopping the vehicle, the officer determined that the driver had been drinking.  The driver, a male 24 years of age, was subsequently arrested for DUI.

VFD August 28, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Al of these incidents could have been avoided if people simply paid attention to their surroundings. Remember this is not the Sierra Madre of the 50's and there are a lot of people out there who take avantage of others' carelessness

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