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Police Blotter: Thefts, Vandalism and a Bank Robbery

Local police activity for the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.

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

Monday, Nov. 26. Sgt. Matt Egan and Sgt. Scott Strong on duty.

  • 6:03 a.m. - A vehicle check was made in the 1300 block of East Route 66. Arrested was Brian Rigdon, 42, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia and violation of his parole. Rigdon was held without bail.
  • 9:38 a.m. - A theft in progress was reported at Sport Chalet, 940 South Grand Avenue. Arrested was Ryan Ramos, 29, on suspicion of petty theft with a prior conviction, possession of a controlled substance and theft. Ramos was released for a court appearance.

  • 11:28 a.m. - A theft in progress was reported at Ralphs, 655 South Grand Avenue. A man put merchandise in a backpack and left in a vehicle north on Grand. Employees obtained the license plate number and tracked down and arrested Brandon Floch, 24, on suspicion of theft. Floch was issued a citation and released.
  • 12:31 p.m. - A injury collision was reported at the intersection of Lorraine Avenue and Foothill Blvd. The accident happened between a car and a motorcycle in the middle of the intersection.
  • 1:25 p.m. - A robbery in progress was reported at Chase Bank, 655 South Grand Avenue. The man delivered a note to the teller and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
  • 3:53 p.m. - A fraud in progress was reported at A&J Cake and Candy Supplies, 2254 East Route 66. A customer reportedly used a fraudulent gift card.
  • 8:05 p.m. - A grand theft auto was reported in the 1300 block of Gladstone Street. The incident was reportedly a strong arm grand theft auto, the result of a dispute between the victim and a known suspect.

Tuesday, Nov. 27. Sgt. Matt Egan and Sgt. Scott Strong on duty.

  • 9:28 a.m. - Officers responded to a report of a person not breathing in the 300 block of North Wabash Avenue. Officers determined the subject was deceased.

  • 11:46 a.m. - Theft was reported in the 100 block of West Arrow Highway.
  • 3:02 p.m. - Vandalism was reported in the 300 block of West Foothill Blvd.
  • 9:42 p.m. - A noise disturbance was reported in the 300 block of West Foothill Blvd. Police arrived and found an intoxicated man had fallen and cut his head. The man was treated by fire fighters.
  • 10:55 p.m. - A disturbance was reported in the 100 block of West Payson Avenue. The caller reported a man yelling to the front of said residence, while other people were allegedly attempting to get the man inside a vehicle. Police determined a group of people were excitedly yelling over the finale of Dancing With The Stars.

Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sgt. Matt Egan and Sgt. Scott Strong on duty.

  • 1:24 a.m. - A traffic stop was conducted in the 1200 block of East Route 66. The 21-year-old driver was arrested no suspicion of DUI and exceeding the legal blood-alcohol level. The driver was issued a citation and released.
  • 7:07 a.m. - Police were called to the 800 block of East Route 66. Police arrested Jesus Garcia, 18, on suspicion of possessing vandalism tools. Garcia was issued a citation and released.
  • 7:59 a.m. - A burglary was reported in the 1300 block of East Route 66.
  • 12:33 p.m. - A traffic stop was conducted in the 200 block of West Arrow Highway. Police arrested Priscilla Sigala, 29, on suspicion of possessing known stolen property and petty theft with a prior conviction. Sigala found to be in possession of property taken during residential burglaries in Arcadia and Whittier. Sigala was released for a court appearance.
  • 1:38 p.m. - Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 300 block of West Gladstone Street. Two kids alleged a strange man approached them and offered them cookies. Police arrived, searched the area, but did not locate the man. Police are investigating.
  • 11:13 p.m. - Police were called to check the welfare of a man in the 200 block of East Route 66. A man was seen face down on the sidewalk. Officers arrived and could not get the man, who was conscious and breathing, up off the sidewalk. Officers later arrested the man, Jonathan Owens, 32, on suspicion of disorderly conduct and on an outstanding warrant. Owens was cited and released.


Thursday, Nov. 29. Sgt. Matt Egan and Sgt. Scott Strong on duty.

  • 3:21 a.m. - A traffic stop was conducted in the 800 block of East Dalton Avenue. Arrested was a 32-year-old male driver on suspicion of DUI and exceeding the legal blood-alcohol level. The driver was issued a citation and released.
  • 2:22 p.m. - A theft report was investigated at Wesco Bikes and Boards, 757 East Arrow Highway. A man was observed stealing a security camera mounted in the store.
  • 4:31 p.m. - Graffiti in progress was reported in the 800 block of South Grand Avenue. At least four juveniles, all boys ages 14 to 15, were observed vandalizing signs and a donation box at LA Fitness, 820 South Grand Avenue. The juveniles left the area to a residence nearby, but officers located the juveniles and arrested them. The teens were later cited and released to their parents.
  • 7:03 p.m. - An assault with a deadly weapon report was investigated in the 900 block of South Grand Avenue. A gas station attendant became embroiled in a verbal argument with several subjects, one of whom allegedly brandished a knife.


Friday, Nov. 30. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Lt. Jamie Caldwell on duty.

  • 9:31 a.m. - A traffic stop was conducted on Grand Avenue at Route 66. The driver, Michael Salazar, 27, was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license and failing to provide a license to officers. Salazar was cited and released.
  • 11:57 a.m. - Theft was reported in the 1500 block of South Sunflower Avenue.
  • 6:07 p.m. - A theft was reported at Citrus College, 1000 West Foothill Blvd.
  • 7:45 p.m. - An injury collision was reported in the 1300 block of East Gladstone Street.
  • 7:56 p.m. - Fraud in progress was reported at Walmart, 1950 East Auto Centre Drive. Officers arrested Robert Nunez, 33, on suspicion of burglary and on an outstanding warrant. Nunez was held in lieu of $20,000 bail.


Saturday, Dec. 1. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Lt. Jamie Caldwell on duty.

  • 4:59 a.m. - Indecent exposure was reported at Ralphs. Police arrested Enrique Becerra, 48, on suspicion of indecent exposure. Becerra was issued a citation and released.
  • 7:58 a.m. - Grand theft auto was reported in the 1100 block of East Jedburgh Street.
  • 2:08 p.m. - An injury collision was reported on Gladstone Street and Sunflower Avenue. Police arrested Louis Garcia, 63, on suspicion of DUI and exceeding the legal blood-alcohol level. Garcia was cited and released.
  • 3:43 p.m. - Officers arrested a man for violating a Glendora Municipal Code violation. Officers spoke with the man earlier, he was accused of being drunk in public and was asking people for money in the area of Vermont Avenue and Foothill Blvd. The man was sent on his way, but was observed a short distance away urinating near Pennsylvania Avenue and Foothill Blvd. Enrique Becerra, 48, was booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and committing a public nuisance. Becerra was cited and released.
  • 5:56 p.m. - A theft in progress was reported in the 1300 block of South Lone Hill Avenue.
  • 8:02 p.m. - A pedestrian check was conducted in the 1000 block of South Barranca Avenue. The subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The subject was issued a citation and released.


Sunday, Dec. 2. Lt. Jamie Caldwell and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

  • 12:43 a.m. - A burglary in progress was reported in the 1200 block of St. Vladimir Place. A man was seen attempting to enter through the front door of a residence. Police arrived and arrested Brennan Clapper, 25, on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Clapper was held until no further prosecution was desired.
  • 1:13 a.m. - An injury collision was reported on South Barranca Avenue at West Gladstone Street. The male driver reportedly caused a collision at the intersection and hit a telephone pole near Ghent Street, slightly bending it. The male driver had been trapped temporarily, but was able to free himself, according to scanner reports.
  • 7:28 a.m. - Grand theft auto was reported in the 400 block of West Gladstone Street. Unknown suspects attempted to steal a motorcycle from the carport area. As the flatbed truck left onto Gladstone, the motorcycle fell into the street. The suspects took off without the motorcycle.
  • 3:43 p.m. - Grand theft was reported in the 1000 block of East Foothill Blvd. Tools were stolen from the location.
  • 6:35 p.m. - Theft was reported at Citrus College. A laptop computer was stolen from an unlocked car.
Tina December 04, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Grand Ave and Route 66 area is really getting bad........
Benjamin December 04, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Its not likely that anything has really changed, just that the reporting of certain crimes/activities has gone up dramatically, now we are just more aware of what goes on
Terry December 04, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Yup. Even a decade ago, information like this here (Police Blotter) was very hard to come by for the public. Unless you dug really deeply, you wouldn't be able to find out that some guy got a ticket for drug possession at the corner of X and Y or a person was punched behind a store. Nowadays, with internet technology and more focused local new reporting, it seems like there is more crime now... but it's really that we were just less informed before.
Steven Hanson December 05, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I am with Terry and Benjamin...our community is as safe as one can have in this day and age. Because of the Net we find out more info than in the past about what's happening. I have lived in Inglewood, El Monte, Pomona and other places not nearly as safe as Glendora...residents here who have never lived in a worse place have no idea how well off we all are!
Sean Lewis December 13, 2012 at 09:26 AM
We had a 24ft trailer stolen from our family business parking on Route 66

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