SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | June 9-15, 2020

Crimes and arrests from the week of June 9-15 in South Pasadena

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The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An alert and well-informed citizen makes you less of a target to a criminal. Remember; call the South Pasadena Police Department to report any suspicious activity.

THEFT

• 6-5-20, 9:00 AM to 6-7-20, 3:00 PM, 200 block of Grace. Isuzu. Suspect(s) tamper with victim’s vehicle and take loss. LOSS: Catalytic converter.

• 6-8-20, 1:55 PM to 2:14 PM, 500 block of El Centro. Suspects take loss from the rear of victim’s vehicle. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: S1 – Male, Hispanic, 5’6’’, 30s, heavyset, wearing a black shirt. S2 – Male, Hispanic, 5’10’’, 30s, medium build. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Gray Dodge minivan. LOSS: Gardening equipment.

• 6-10-20, 4:27 AM to 7:40 AM, 1100 block of Fairview. ’07 Toyota Prius. Suspects tamper with victim’s vehicle and take loss. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: S1 – Male. S2 – Male. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: White van. LOSS: Catalytic converter.

• 6-10-20, 9:32 AM to 9:48 AM, 1100 block of Fair Oaks (Vons). Suspect takes loss from store and leaves without paying. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, Hispanic, 30s, thin build, clean cut with a slick back haircut, wearing a white shirt, black jeans, black and white shoes. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: White Toyota Matrix. LOSS: Razors, shampoo, medication, miscellaneous items.

• 6-6-20, 6:00 PM, 300 block of St Albans. ’13 GMC Yukon. Suspect(s) tamper with victim’s vehicle and take loss. LOSS: License plate.

• 6-10-20, 2:23 PM to 2:24 PM, 2000 block of Maycrest. Suspect takes loss from victim’s driveway and flees in an awaiting vehicle. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, wearing a short sleeve black shirt, black pants, black shoes. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Silver or blue mid-sized SUV. LOSS: Parcel packages.

• 5-9-20, 12:00 AM to 5-10-20, 11:59 PM, 1800 block of Ramona. ’19 utility trailer. Suspect(s) tamper with victim’s trailer and take loss. LOSS: License plate.

• 6-3-20, 10:00 PM to 6-4-20, 9:15 AM, 600 block of Orange Grove. ’17 Nissan Sentra. Suspect takes loss from victim’s unlocked vehicle. LOSS: Box cutter, tool bag, cell phone holder, coolant, bottle, tool bag, first aid kits.

• 6-8-20, 12:00 AM to 6-10-20, 4:00 PM, 1900 block of Marengo. ’01 Honda Accord. Suspect(s) tamper with victim’s vehicle and take loss. LOSS: Catalytic converter.

• 6-9-20, 6:00 PM to 6-10-20, 6:00 AM, Hawthorne. ’09 Honda CRV. Suspect(s) tamper with victim’s vehicle and take loss. LOSS: Catalytic converter.

• 6-12-20, 5:20 AM, 600 block of Fremont. Suspect takes loss from the rear of victim’s business. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, White or Hispanic, 40 – 45 years, 5’10’’, thin build, dark shoulder length curly hair, wearing a blue tank top with a white “Adidas” logo, black “Adidas” workout pants. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Dark gray or silver 4-door Mazda. LOSS: Mail, storage bin.

• 6-10-20, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 800 block of Valley View. Suspect takes loss from victim’s front porch and mailbox. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, wearing a short sleeve black shirt, black pants, black shoes. SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Silver or blue mid-sized SUV. LOSS: Parcel packages, mail.

• 6-9-20, 6:00 PM to 6-10-20, 6:00 AM, 300 block of Hawthorne. ’09 Honda CRV. Suspect(s) tamper with victim’s vehicle and take loss. LOSS: Catalytic converter.

• 6-10-20, 10:55 PM to 6-11-20, 10:55 AM, 30 block of Short. ’07 Honda Accord. Suspect takes loss from victim’s unlocked vehicle. LOSS: Vehicle registration, backpacks, hiking equipment, miscellaneous items.

• 6-14-20, 1:30 AM to 11:15 AM, 1700 block of State. Suspect cuts lock securing victim’s loss. LOSS: Bicycle.

• 6-14-20, 7:30 PM to 6-15-20, 8:15 AM, 2000 block of Meridian. ’11 Hyundai Sonata. Suspect(s) take loss from victim’s unlocked vehicle. LOSS: U.S. currency.

• 6-14-20, 4:00 PM to 6-15-20, 9:00 AM, 2000 block of Meridian. ’16 Kia Soul. Suspect(s) take loss from victim’s unlocked vehicle. LOSS: Sunglasses.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

• 6-10-20, 8:15 PM to 6-11-20, 8:22 AM, 900 block of Meridian (Nicole’s Market and Café). Suspect(s) gain entry into business by forcing a window open. LOSS: Safe, U.S. currency.

• 6-8-20, 4:45 AM, 1100 block of Arroyo Verde (Celebration Kids). Suspect gains entry into business by climbing over a gate. Suspect takes loss and writes a fraudulent check. LOSS: Check, credit cards.

POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

  • 6-14-20, 10:17 PM to 10:58 PM, 800 block of Meridian. Officer on patrol contacts and finds suspect to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Black, 24 years, Montclair.

VANDALISM

• 6-9-20, 9:00 PM to 6-10-20, 8:30 AM, 800 block of Columbia. Suspect(s) vandalize victim’s trailer with spray paint.

• 6-10-20, 11:30 PM to 6-11-20, 7:30 AM, 1800 block of Bushnell. ’15 Ford C-Max. Suspect(s) damage the windshield of victim’s vehicle.

STOLEN VEHICLE

  • 6-14-20, 8:00 PM to 6-15-20, 8:50 AM, 1100 block of Huntington. ’17 Hyundai Elantra.

IDENTITY THEFT/CREDIT CARD FRAUD/CHECK FRAUD

• 5-27-20, 12:32 to 6-6-20, 1:47 PM. Suspect(s) use victim’s information to open an unauthorized account and make unauthorized purchases.

• 6-11-20, 12:36 AM. Suspect(s) use victim’s information and make several unauthorized purchases.

• 6-8-20, 3:00 PM. Suspect uses victim’s information and makes several unauthorized transactions.

FRAUD BY FALSE PRETENSE

  • 4-29-20, 12:30 PM to 1:03 PM. Victim searches online for a computer technician for technical help. Victim contacts suspect, who claims to be technician from Yahoo and is advised to purchase antivirus software. Victim pays a fee and does not receive the software.

DRUNK IN PUBLIC

  • 6-9-20, 8:38 PM to 8:55 PM, 700 block of Fair Oaks. Officers respond to a call regarding an intoxicated subject attempting to break windows and find suspect to be under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for himself. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, White, 28 years, Alhambra. DUI 6-13-20, 9:53 AM to 11:11 AM, Columbia/Fair Oaks. Officers respond to a call regarding a reckless driver and find suspect to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 49 years, South Pasadena.

ROBBERY

  • 6-13-20, 5:30 PM to 5:35 PM, 800 block of Mission. Victims are walking on the sidewalk when suspects approach them. Suspect 1 asks for directions and suspect 2 immediately claims to be in possession of a firearm while placing his right hand in his shorts pocket. Suspects demand victims to hand over their belongings. Suspect 3 receives loss. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: S1 – Male, Black, 6’01’’, thin build, buzz cut, wearing red shorts, white tank top, sandals. S2 – Male, Black, 5’10’’, wearing black shorts, white muscle shirt, sandals S3 – Male, Black, 5’06’’, thin build, wearing black shorts, white tank top, black mask, black bandana. LOSS: Cameras, phones, backpacks, wallets, bank cards, jackets, miscellaneous items.

For graffiti removal, call the City of South Pasadena “Graffiti Removal Hotline” at 626-403-7249. This is a 24-hour a day recording. A written release is required prior to removal from private property.