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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the June 11 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

Glendale Police Department

A 31-year-old man and 32-year-old man, both from Palmdale, were arrested on suspicion of identity theft after being pulled over at around 3 a.m. Friday, June 3, near Broadway and Brand Boulevard. Officers reported finding IDs, passports and credit cards belonging to other people inside the vehicle, along with a bag of methamphetamine. The 31-year-old also was booked for driving with a suspended license, while the 32-year-old was also booked for possession of a controlled substance.

A 41-year-old Tujunga man was arrested on suspicion of impersonation, possession of narcotics and driving with a suspended license after officers made contact with him when he parked near Boston Avenue and Paraiso Way at around 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 6. Officers said the man initially provided a false name and was in possession of fentanyl. He was also booked for a no-bail arrest warrant.

A 53-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of identity theft after being stopped on his bicycle at around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, June 5, near Palmer Avenue and Glendale Avenue. Officers said he was in possession of a credit card belonging to someone else. He was also booked on an outstanding warrant.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
A refrigerator was reported stolen from the guest house of a home under renovation in the 4500 block of La Crescenta Avenue in La Crescenta sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, and 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2. The thief used a tool to pry open a guest house window to access the building.

A resident in the 4900 block of Vicwood Avenue recently reported discovering that an unknown person had fraudulently altered and cashed a check made out to the Los Angeles County property tax assessor that she’d written and placed in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox at the corner of La Crescenta Avenue and El Caminto Street in La Crescenta in January.

An Apple iPhone was reported stolen from a bench in the girl’s locker room at Crescenta Valley High School at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1.

A resident in the 2500 block of Manhattan Avenue in La Crescenta recently reported discovering that an unknown person had fraudulently used his identity to add a cellphone account to his AT&T service.

Information was gathered from incident reports and press releases prepared by the Glendale Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley Station.

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