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Sierra Madre Police Blotter: DUI, Residential Burglary

Sierra Madre's Police Department blotter for Oct. 29 to Nov.3.

Police blotter courtesy of the Sierra Madre Police Department.

Monday, Oct. 29

At 12:30 a.m., a vehicle travelling north on Baldwin Avenue failed to stop for the stop sign at Orange Grove Avenue.  A traffic stop was initiated and the officer determined that the driver had been drinking.  The driver (male 56 years of age) failed to perform the Field Sobriety Tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI.  

A traffic collision took place at 8:15 a.m. when a vehicle travelling west on Highland Avenue entered the intersection at Michillinda Avenue without safely yielding to northbound traffic.  The driver of the northbound vehicle sustained minor injury. 

At 7:15 p.m., two parents became involved in a verbal argument during a child visitation exchange.  At one point, the father grabbed the mother by the arm and made a threatening statement to her.  No injuries were reported and the father was arrested on suspicion of battery. 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

A resident in the 400 block of Orange Grove Avenue reported that two packages delivered by UPS had been stolen from her front porch. The front porch is easily visible from the street.

At 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of West Carter Avenue. The investigation revealed that a domestic argument had taken place and escalated into a physical altercation. Although both parties had visible injuries, it was determined that the husband was the primary aggressor and he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. 

Thursday, Nov. 1

At 4 a.m., an officer observed a traffic violation in the area of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Auburn Avenue. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer determined that the driver had been drinking. The driver (male, 29 years of age) failed to perform the Field Sobriety Tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI.  

Friday, Nov. 2

A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of West Alegria Street between 1-3 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) removed a front bedroom window screen, opened the unsecured window and entered the residence. The suspect(s) ransacked several rooms and then left the residence using the front door. The victim was unable to immediately determine what property had been taken. 

Saturday, Nov. 3

During the period of 7:30 a.m. to noon, an unknown suspect entered a vehicle parked in the Baily Canyon parking lot by smashing the driver’s side window with an unknown object.  The suspect removed a camera from the center console and left without being seen.  

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