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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the June 18 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

Glendale Police Department
A 36-year-old Pomona woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, exhibiting a deadly weapon, identity theft and obstruction after allegedly swinging a pair of 6-inch scissors at a pedestrian at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, in the 200 block of Glendale Avenue. Officers said she was also in possession of a driver’s license and credit card belonging to someone else and had an outstanding arrest warrant.

A 22-year-old transient man, 22-year-old South Gate man and a 21-year-old Los Angeles man were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and identity theft after being pulled over at around 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, near Central Avenue and Galleria Way. Officers, who were responding to a retail theft report, said they first tried to pull the men over in the 200 block of Central Avenue, after which the motorist initially fled. The men allegedly had a pistol with a loaded magazine and checks addressed to other people in their possession.

A 26-year-old transient man and 36-year-old Lake Balboa woman were arrested on outstanding warrants after officers made contact with them when they parked in the 200 block of Central Avenue at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. Officers reported finding a “ghost gun,” debit and credit cards belonging to other people and a bag of psilocybin mushrooms inside the vehicle. The transient man was also booked for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance while armed and identity theft.

A 62-year-old Hollywood man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance while armed, and possession of narcotics and controlled substances for sale after being pulled over at around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, June 12, near Pacific Avenue and Riverdale Drive. Officers reported finding a loaded revolver, eight bags of methamphetamine, four bags of ecstasy, five bottles of cocaine and a glass pipe in his vehicle. The man was also booked on an outstanding warrant for firearm possession.

A juvenile was arrested on suspicion of attempted vehicle burglary and possession of burglary tools after being pulled over at around 1 p.m. Friday, June 10, near Central Avenue and Pioneer Drive. Officers reported finding multiple saw blades and other evidence inside the vehicle.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
Two unidentified men were seen stealing a catalytic converter from a Toyota Prius parked in the driveway of a home in the 2300 block of Pickens Canyon Road in La Crescenta at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. One was described as a 35-year-old man with short black hair, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, and the second was described as a 35-year-old man with short black hair, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds. They were seen driving a gray Honda sedan.

An unknown person was reported to have stolen a catalytic converter from a Ford F-350 pickup truck parked in the 2400 block of Harmony Place in La Crescenta sometime between 4:10 and 4:20 a.m. Monday, June 13.

An airbag was reported stolen from the steering wheel of a Honda Civic that was parked in the 2400 block of Mayfield Avenue in Montrose between 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, and 5:45 a.m. Friday, June 10. The thief used a tool to damage a door lock to access the vehicle.

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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