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Vandals Smash Six Vehicle Windows in One Week

At least six reported car windows were smashed in La Crescenta last week. Sheriff's deputies believe these incidents are related.

At least six vehicle owners in La Crescenta had windows smashed and destroyed--by rock or concrete block--since July 29, according to the . 

The reported vehicle vandalisms each happened overnight in various areas throughout La Crescenta (see Patch map) and could be related, according to deputies from the Crescenta Valley Station. 

Here are the vehicle vandalism reports from July 29

A 40-year-old La Crescenta man reported the windows of his 2009 Chevrolet were smashed sometime between 5 p.m. July 28 and 12:30 a.m. July 29 while he and his wife were away from their home in the 2700 Block of Orange Avenue. Deputies examined a rock on the carpet inside the rear window. Damage is estimated about $650.

A 22-year-old La Crescenta man reported the windows of his 2001 Lexus were shattered overnight in the 5800 Block of Irving Avenue. Sometime between 12 and 10 a.m. on July 29 an unknown suspect smashed the windows, causing about $3,000 in damage. The victim said nothing was stolen from the vehicle. 

A 63-year-old La Crescenta woman reported her 2006 Toyota Prius had smashed windows. The vehicle was parked in front of her home in the 5100 Block of Glenwood Avenue when someone shattered her windows between 3:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on July 29. Damage is estimated about $1,700.

A 32-year-old La Crescenta man reported an unknown person smashed all the windows of his 2011 Toyota Prius sometime between 4 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in the 2500 Block of Frances Avenue, in front of the victim’s home, according to a sheriff’s report. The victim said he heard a loud noise in his front yard about 4 a.m., looked out his front window and saw a black 4-door sedan. He had no further description and last saw the vehicle head east on Frances Street. Damage is estimated at $2,500 for the 4-door vehicle. The victim said that apparently nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle.    

Vehicle Vandalism Reports from August

An unknown person used a concrete block to smash a man's driver side window of his 2010 Chevy van in the 2700 Block of Orange Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. Aug. 2 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 3. The steering wheel was also dented. The victim said this is the second damage to his vehicle in one week. Repair costs are estimated at $350.  

A 26-year-old man drove his 1997 Grand Marquois 2800 Block of Foothill Blvd., crossing Glenwood Avenue, about noon Aug. 4 when someone threw a rock, shattering his rear window. Damage is estimated about $400. Sheriff’s deputies investigated several area businesses with video surveillance, however, no one captured the incident. 

Anyone with information about these incidents or any witnesses to suspicious activity should call local law enforcement immediately, said Sheriff's Capt. Dave Silversparre of the Crescenta Valley Station.  

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