The following reports were taken from the . Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Spray Paint Stolen at OSH Hardware
Edward Morales, 20, was arrested at 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 24 on suspicion of stealing two spray paint cans from on Foothill Boulevard. Morales acted suspiciously in front of sheriff's deputies and hid the spray paint underneath a black pick-up truck in the parking lot. Morales told deputies that he stole the spray paint from the hardware store and was accompanied by two members of a Sunland tagging crew.
A 48-year-old La Crescenta man reported a vehicle burglary in the 2400 block of Los Olivos Lanes between 11 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 30. The victim reported several items, valued around $430, were stolen from his 1995 Saturn BTM including a Garmin GPS, emergency kit, Steve Madden sunglasses, pocket knife, flashlight and make-up compact. Deputies believe the unidentified suspect entered the locked vehicle by prying open the driver's side door. No suspect description is immediately available.
A 16-year-old Montrose girl reported someone stole her backwackpack inside the on Foothill Boulevard. The victim entered the pharmacy with friends and placed her backpack at the front of the store, at the request of a store employee. When the victim was ready to exit the store, she noticed her backpack was stolen. The store manager told the victim he had seen a man exit the store with the backpack. The store manager photographed the victim drive off with the backpack in a 2005 Chevy van.
Deputies ran the vehicle license plate number and arrived at the address the vehicle was registered to in Tujunga. The vehicle's driver, who did not meet the victim's description, said he had gone with his friend to Walgreens, but he did not go inside the store. Deputies performed a routine check on the vehicle's driver and discovered he had a warrant for failure to appear. Deputies brought the driver to the Crescenta Valley Station where he was cited and released.