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Overturned Vehicle Spotted Off of Glendora Mountain Road

Authorities determined the Honda SUV recovered Thursday morning had been stolen out of Fontana.

A stolen Honda SUV was spotted over the side of Glendora Mountain Road at Glendora Ridge Road, near mile marker 4.92 northeast of Glendora in the Angeles National Forest Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A county public works employee discovered the vehicle over the side of the road and called authorities at 9:10 a.m.

Officers determined that no one was in vehicle. Authorities also determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Fontana sometime yesterday, said Lt. Andy Berg of the San Dimas Sheriffs station.

Although Berg said he did not know if anyone was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, he said it was not uncommon for vehicles to be pushed over the side and abandoned.

City News Service contributed to this story.

Teresa Samela March 15, 2013 at 07:35 AM
What in the world is going wrong in this town? All day, fire engines, and police cars, going up and down. When I moved to this wonderful town, 33 years ago, it was a very peaceful, quiet, and a great town to buy a property and raise your children. Well all that has changed, this is not the same place, it is completely change. I am glad that when my children went to school, it was a better place. This town is turning into a big Ghetto.
Richard King March 15, 2013 at 05:06 PM
I'll echo some of Ms Samela's sentiments. Lately the sirens throughout town indicate our emergency vehicles are responding to more incidents. And GMR seems to be a more frequent destination. We also hear about more crime in our once quiet town. Or maybe these issues have been here all along & they were never in the news until the Patch. We certainly never heard it from the Tribune "pamphlet". I just recently cancelled that subscription. My bird died.
Nat. P March 15, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I have to agree with you Teresa. I moved to Glendora 34 years ago and Glendora was a different town then. I feel things will get worse since our city council is allowing more apartments and town houses to be build. This will bring more overcrowding and crime.
Ralph Long March 15, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Yep, Glendora is different than it was 34 years ago. Most places are. It's still a great place to live, however. I love it here. The recent snow on the mountains is beautiful.
Terry March 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM
All development should have ceased 33-34 years ago when you guys moved in. Of course, those who moved in 32 years ago and thereafter are the real jerks, since they added more crime and houses to the town.
Ralph Long March 16, 2013 at 12:26 AM
No Terry, it's the low life apartment and townhouse people who are the problems! We all know you can't trust anyone who does not live in a owner occupied, single family home, on its own lot, in the suburbs.
Richard King March 16, 2013 at 05:19 AM
Sorry Terry. Moved here 27 years and bought an existing home and improved its' value. And never been arrested.
Danlp March 16, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Increased crime always seems like someone else's problem until it affects you personally. During the dusting of fingerprints at my residence, the Glendora PD quickly confirmed my sense of increased crime in town with a roll of the eyes and a " oh yeah it has". Nuff said.
Slim Jim March 16, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I think we are all aware that crime exists in every community. It's no reason to become overly alarmist about it. One takes normal precautions and live one's life as one wishes. Crime stats will not change the quality of life for me even if they affect me personally.
Concerned Father March 17, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Glendora crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Glendora for 2013 is expected to be higher than in 2010. The city violent crime rate for Glendora in 2010 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 69.11% and the city property crime rate in Glendora was lower than the national property crime rate average by 14.61%. In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Glendora was lower than the violent crime rate in California by 71.7% and the city property crime rate in Glendora was lower than the property crime rate in California by 4.69%. Glendora is one of the safest cities around so please stop putting your noses up in the air ans blaming crime on people who live in apartments and town homes. I have looked at the sites which show the sexual predators who live in Glendora and many of them are home owners in the community. There are good and bad people in all areas of life.
Ralph Long March 18, 2013 at 02:32 PM
You are right Mr. Concerned. Just for the record - not that it really matters - my comment about people who live in apartments and townhomes was made in jest, in response to Nat P's comment. I have lived in rental housing and have been a homeowner, in both urban and suburban environments, and have found that "problem people" can be found everywhere. In fact, some of the biggest "problem people" live in owner occupied single family homes. Each time I go into the Village, I check on the progress on the construction near the Post Office. Seems to me this will be a great addition to Glendora. Good job city leaders!
gsuburban March 18, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Folks, I have to agree the "crime" in Glendora is likely less than we think however, we need to define what crimes have increased and decreased. I have found in the recent past decade that Glendora uses their sirens and helicopters more often. Not sure about the crimes they pursue. Many times in the past, the helicopters were simply circling around because someone who lived in the upper foothills had spotted a bear so they made as much noise as they could flying extremely low bothering everyone. Bears are around all the time in that location so, it seems much of the patrol and activities of the police might just focus a bit more on lower crimes and use more of their technology and equipment to gather data, track and so forth. It's more along the lines of what the police enforce these days. I'd think the crime rates in most categories are likely less or the same while the police make their presence more obvious.

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