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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the July 23 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

Glendale Police Department
Investigators are trying to identify a man believed to have stolen a credit card from a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Olmsted Drive sometime on Sunday, July 10. Police said the man was seen trying open vehicle doors in a subterranean parking garage in the 1300 block of Orange Grove Avenue at around 2 p.m. that day, and was later seen fraudulently using the stolen credit card at a smoke shop in the 4600 block of San Fernando Road at around 3 p.m. He was described as a 35-45-year-old white man with an average build, with tattoos on his upper arms and driving a white Dodge pickup truck.

A 37-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault with intent to commit rape after allegedly attacking a man in a Carr Park bathroom at around 9:45 a.m. Monday, July 18. Officers said they arrested the man at a bus stop after he returned to the area at around 1 p.m. that day and that he was carrying a backpack full of condoms. The man was also booked for a parole violation.

A 32-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of arson after a line of trees along the 1300 block of Air Way were set ablaze at around 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. Officers said the man was reported by a witness to have set and fueled the fire, and that they needed to use a taser when taking him into custody.

A 35-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after officers responded to a report of a disturbance at Adventist Health Glendale at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Officers said the man was captured on security camera footage burglarizing a medical office in the 400 block of Colorado Street at around 9 p.m. the previous day, when he fell through ceiling tiles into a room and left the building.

A 30-year-old La Puente man and a 32-year-old transient woman were arrested at around 1 a.m. Monday, July 11, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia after allegedly walking along the curb lane against a red hand at the intersection of Colorado Street and Verdugo Road. Officers said the man was in possession of methamphetamine, water bong and a backpack with a variety of burglary tools, and that he was also booked for possession of burglary tools and three outstanding warrants. Officers said the woman had a Social Security card for someone else, methamphetamine and a pipe, and that she was also booked for identity theft.

A 30-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance after officers found him allegedly parked in a no-parking zone in a parking structure in the 4600 block of San Fernando Road at around 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Officers reported finding an arrow key, two IDs for other people and a bag of methamphetamine in the man’s 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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