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Sierra Madre Police Blotter: Helicopter Search Fails to Locate Stolen Vehicle

Check here for incidents reported from Dec. 8-15.

The following information is from the Sierra Madre Police Department:

Tuesday December 10, 2013
At approximately 3pm, a white Nissan pickup truck was stolen from the 400 block of North Sunnyside Avenue. The truck, which contained several gardening tools, was seen being driven away from the location by an unknown male. Witnesses saw the vehicle being followed by a tan Ford Explorer. With the assistance of the police helicopter, a search of the area was conducted but neither vehicle was located. As of December 16, 2013, the vehicle still had not been found. 

Thursday December 12, 2013
At 3:15pm, a traffic collision occurred on Highland Avenue just east of Michillinda Avenue. A vehicle travelling eastbound veered to the right and collided with a vehicle parked at the south curb. The force of the impact caused the eastbound vehicle to roll over onto the roof of the parked vehicle. The driver was unhurt and the passenger sustained only minor injury. The investigation revealed that the driver and passenger became distracted when they focused on their cell phones just prior to the collision. Additionally, the driver displayed objective symptoms of intoxication and open alcoholic beverage containers were found at the scene. The driver was arrested for DUI. 

Friday December 13, 2013
At 2pm, a traffic collision took place in the intersection of Lima Avenue and Montecito Avenue. A westbound vehicle entered the intersection without yielding to the southbound vehicle which had the right of way. The force of the initial impact caused the southbound vehicle to collide with a third vehicle parked at the curb. Although major vehicle damage was evident, no serious injuries were reported. 

Saturday December 14, 2013
At approximately 7:30pm a family visited the Yogurt and More Store in Kersting Court. When they left the location, they forgot their Apple IPAD and Mini IPAD. A few minutes later they returned to the location and determined the items had been removed from the table where they had left them. No witnesses were located. Detectives will be reviewing store video to determine if the theft was recorded.

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