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Police Blotter: Thefts, Marijuana and Fraud

Local police activity for the week of March 5 to March 11.

The following was provided by the Glendora Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Monday, March 5. Lt. Jamie Caldwell and Lt. Joe Ward on duty.

1:19 a.m. - Police conducted a traffic stop on South Lorraine Avenue at Lemon Avenue and arrested the driver on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The driver was cited and released.

8:34 a.m. - Authorities investigated a theft report in the 1300 block of East Gladstone Street. While on patrol, two officers noticed a brass nozzle to one of the fire hoses in the parking structure was removed, Ward said.

2:49 p.m. - Officers investigated a graffiti report in the 900 block of East Route 66. Graffiti was spray painted on a building.

3:15 p.m. - Police responded to Walmart, 1950 East Auto Centre Drive. Employees reported two Asian women attempted to purchase gift cards with fraudulent credit cards, Ward said. As the women attempted to enter their vehicle, officers approached them and arrested Jian Zou, 30, from South Carolina, and Shuhua Zheng, 37, from San Gabriel. During a search, officers alleged they found several fraudulent credit cards in the suspects' possession. Zou was booked on suspicion of theft with a forged access card, conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary. Zheng was booked on the same charges and additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance. Both suspects were released on $20,000 bail.

5:52 p.m. - Authorities investigated a hit and run non-injury at , 1000 West Foothill Blvd. Campus Safety requested police to meet with them to file a report. One vehicle was struck by another unknown vehicle.

6:10 p.m. - Police investigated a theft report at the , 241 West Dawson. An iPhone was allegedly taken.

Tuesday, March 6. Lt. Jamie Caldwell and Lt. Joe Ward on duty.

11:26 a.m. - Police investigated a theft report at , 1600 East Foothill Blvd. Glendora PD's school resource officer arrested two teen girls, 14 and 16 years old, on suspicion of theft. The items allegedly stolen were two cell phones, one from a fellow student, the other phone was reportedly taken from an administrator's desk, Ward said. Both teens were cited and released to their parents.

2:47 p.m. - Officers arrived to the 700 block of West La Crosse Street on a follow up report. Police arrested Genevieve LaCroix, 22, on suspicion of theft from an elderly dependent, theft with a forged credit card and grand theft. LaCroix was cited and released.

3:22 p.m. - Police performed a follow up investigation in the city of Altadena. Officers arrived to the 700 block of East Altadena Drive and arrested Lonnie Garcia, 24. Garcia is accused of stealing property from his parent's house in Glendora. Garcia was booked on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and violation of the suspect's parole. Garcia was held without bail and eventually released for a court appearance.

3:51 p.m. - Authorities responded to a report of graffiti on East Foothill Blvd. at Vista Bonita Avenue. Three separate taggings in blue marker were observed by an officer on patrol.

Wednesday, March 7. Lt. Jamie Caldwell and Sgt. Matt Egan on duty.

8:04 a.m. - Police arrived to the 100 block of North Elwood Avenue on a report of suspicious circumstances in progress. The female resident said she saw a man trying to peer into windows of the home. Officers arrived, searched the area and located the suspect. The man said he knew the woman and identified her by name, but the woman reportedly did not know the suspect. Officers ran a background check on 19-year-old Jovani Cortez, 19, and found he had warrant stemming from a failure to appear in court on a written promise. Cortes was arrested and released on a citation.

9:47 a.m. - Authorities arrived to the 1100 block of South Barranca Avenue on a report of vandalism in progress. Officers arrested Rodolfo Avellaneda, 18, on suspicion of defacing property. Avellaneda was cited and released.

4:31 p.m. - Officers investigated a graffiti report at 635 South Elwood Avenue. The apartment complex manager reportedly smelled marijuana smoke somewhere on the property. The manager reportedly saw several juveniles smoking marijuana. Upon being found, the juveniles fled toward Mauna Loa Park. The manager said he then discovered graffiti on the walls at the apartment complex. The juveniles were never located, Egan said.

5:30 p.m. - Police were called to the area of North Barranca Avenue near the railroad tracks. A caller reported three individuals entered a fenced area to the nursery near Rosedale. The caller also alleged at least two of the men were knocking down fences. Officers located all three subjects, and arrested one, Javier Guerra, 50, on a domestic battery warrant. Guerra was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. The remaining subjects were warned about trespassing and sent on their way.

6:31 p.m. - Police arrived to , 1305 South Lone Hill Avenue. Employees called Glendora PD, alleging a known fraud suspect went to the store to pick up some items. Officers arrived and waited until the suspect and a counterpart exited the store. Officers eventually conducted a traffic stop and arrested Joyce Song, 22, and Richard Esquillo, 46. Song was arrested on several warrants, including identity theft to purchase goods, burglary, issuing forged checks, domestic battery, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of another's access card without their consent. Esquillo was arrested on suspicion of including identity theft to purchase goods and possession of a controlled substance. Song was held in lieu of $90,000 bail, while Esquillo was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Both were released for a court appearance.

Thursday, March 8. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

1:22 a.m. - Police conducted a pedestrian check in the 1200 block of South Grand Avenue and arrested the subject on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was cited and released.

2:08 a.m. - Officers arrived to Ralphs, 655 South Grand Avenue, on a report of public drunkenness. Officers arrested Thomas Mcnamara, 48, on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Mcnamara was cited and released.

2:59 p.m. - Police conducted a traffic stop at 1950 East Auto Centre Drive and arrested the driver on a prior warrant. The subject was eventually released to appear in court that morning.

7:21 p.m. - Authorities investigated a theft report in the 400 block of West Gladstone Street. The vehicle owner reported their car was broken into and a pair of sunglasses were stolen, DeMond said.

12:49 p.m. - Authorities investigated a grand theft auto report in the 700 block of West Dike Street.

6:37 p.m. - Police took a report of graffiti on South Grand Avenue near Route 66. Something was used to deface a tree, police said.

6:54 p.m. - Police investigated a theft report in the 100 block of South Lone Hill Avenue.

Friday, March 9. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

1:11 a.m. - Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of South Grand Avenue and arrested the driver on two outstanding warrants. The driver was eventually transferred to Covina PD, jurisdiction where the warrants were issued.

9:42 a.m. - Police were called to , 300 South Mauna Loa Avenue. School officials reportedly had a student detained on suspicion of marijuana possession on school grounds. Officers arrested the teen.

10:07 a.m. - Glendora PD was called back to Whitcomb on another marijuana case. Officers arrested another student on suspicion of possessing marijuana on school grounds.

7:06 p.m. - Authorities investigated a vehicle burglary at LA Fitness, 820 South Grand Avenue. Entry was forced by the alleged burglars. Item taken was not disclosed.

7:42 p.m. - Police returned to the 800 block of South Grand Avenue on a second vehicle burglary report. Police reported the car door was also tampered in order to gain entry. A purse was stolen in this case, DeMond said.

Saturday, March 10. Sgt. Scott Strong and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

12:43 a.m. - Police conducted a traffic stop on East Compromise Line Road at Route 66 and arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI and having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. The driver was cited and released.

6:14 a.m. - Officers conducted a pedestrian check in the 200 block of East Route 66 and arrested Jeremy Gutierrez, 19, on an outstanding warrant stemming from vandalism. Gutierrez was held without bail until transfer to West Covina PD.

7:42 a.m. - Police investigated a graffiti report at Glendora High School. Officers found graffiti spray painted on school property.

11:06 a.m. - An officer on patrol conducted a pedestrian check on two people in the 300 block of West Route 66 and arrested Danielle Silva, 34, and Cory Hansen, 21, on suspicion of receiving known stolen property. Officers found a number of electronics, including an iPod and a tablet similar to an iPad. Silva was additionally charged for removal of the serial, or identification numbers from the devices, in violation of penal code 537e (a). Silva was held in lieu of $20,000 bail. Hansen was additionally booked on violating his parole and was held without bail.

5:30 p.m. - Police arrived to Pasadena and Lemon avenues and arrested David Vaughn, 56, on suspicion of disorderly conduct from alcohol. Vaughn was cited and released.

Sunday, March 11. Sgt. Scott Strong and Sgt. Matt Egan on duty.

1:08 a.m. - An officer on patrol initiated a traffic stop on Sunflower Avenue at the 210 freeway. Officers arrested Jairo Zepeda, 25, on suspicion of DUI with a prior conviction, DUI with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit and battery on emergency personnel. Zepeda was cited and released.

6:12 a.m. - Police conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of East Route 66 and arrested the driver on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited and released.

8:50 a.m. - Authorities took a report of graffiti in the 300 block of Mauna Loa Avenue.

12:04 p.m. - Police investigated a theft report in the 400 block of East Route 66.

4:38 p.m. - Officers were called to the 1300 block of South Delay Avenue on a report of someone under the influence of drugs. Officers arrested Nathan Stewart, 20, on suspicion of receiving known stolen property. Stewart was held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

9:31 p.m. - Police were called to 635 South Elwood Avenue on a trespassing call. A maintenance worker discovered a group of five congregating on a stairwell in the apartment complex's parking garage. Officers arrived and detained the five subjects and found that the group was smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol, police said. Two subjects were cited, one was released to their guardian while Albert Wurst, 18, was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and for possessing alcohol. Wurst was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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