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La Cañada Flintridge Anti-Crime Drive Yields Several Arrests

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 7:31 pm

Members of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and outside resources of the Department conducted anti-crime drive Tuesday, particularly to press the police’s efforts to combat burglary, yielded multiple arrests, including possessions of marijuana, pornography, syringes, and a warrant for fare evasion.

The operation also resulted to the arrest of one parolee in possession of a gun.

According to the city government of La Canada Flintridge, the operation was carried out by the
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Bureau deputies, in conjunction with station Volunteers On Patrol and other station deputies.

In all, the police have made 13 arrests connected with local residential burglaries and property recovered and returned to their rightful owners. One suspect was arrested and held this Tuesday night by LAPD Foothill Division for a recent La Canada Flintridge residential burglary with most all the property taken in the burglary, including credit cards, gift cards, Rolex watch, and a jewelry box.

The LA County Sherriff posted on its website, “What we have found, during many of our investigations, is that criminals identified and arrested do not reside in the Crescenta Valley Station area, but rather come to the community to commit the crime. We are asking if you see people acting suspiciously, please call (818) 248-3464 and if it appears to be an emergency situation, we ask that the community to call “911.”

The Sheriff’s Department said they been successful in the past in stopping criminality because of their partnership with the community. But the police admitted they cannot do their job without citizens’ help.

“Realizing this we have reached out to the community and created a burglary prevention video to educate our community on burglary prevention. This video has been posted on the La Canada Flintridge public website and shown on the local cable television channel,” it added.

The La Canada Flintridge City Council and staff have been supportive in a collaborative effort with Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Mayor Stephen Del Guercio of La Canada Flintridge said, “Mark Alexander, our City Manager, and I, along with other members of the council, have worked directly with CV Station management to protect our community, specifically in the area of burglary prevention. I have seen their dedication, concern, and enthusiasm to combat this problem. I urge residents to follow the station’s direction to call when they see suspicious persons or activities.”

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