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Police Blotter: Vandalism, Thefts and Vehicle Burglaries

Local police activity for the week of Feb. 20 to Feb. 26.

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

Monday, Feb. 20. Sgt. Matt Williams and Lt. Joe Ward on duty.

6:31 a.m. - Authorities investigated a vandalism report in the 2000 block of East Gladstone Street. A rock was reportedly thrown through the front window of the business.

8:28 a.m. - Officers investigated a graffiti report in the 900 block of East Route 66. A black marker was used to deface a car and a sign to a business in the area, Williams said.

9:08 a.m. - Authorities investigated a vandalism report in the 700 block of East Ada Avenue. The vandalism was reported late by the individual and allegedly occurred at . The roof of a car was somehow damaged.

12:26 p.m. - Police investigated a theft report at Walmart, 1950 East Auto Centre Drive. A wallet was reportedly stolen. Most details were unavailable, an investigation was still ongoing.

1:51 p.m. - A Glendora officer arrived to Meda Avenue near North Grand Avenue and arrested a subject on suspicion of disorderly conduct from alcohol. The subject was eventually released after authorities desired no further proceedings.

2:44 p.m. - Police were called to , 655 South Grand Avenue on a report of transient problems. Authorities arrested Richard Nadeau, 50, on suspicion of trespassing. Nadeau was cited and released.

3:55 p.m. - Authorities investigated a theft report at the , 244 West Dawson Street. An iPod was allegedly taken, police said.

Tuesday, Feb. 21. Sgt. Matt Williams and Lt. Joe Ward on duty.

2:05 a.m. - Police investigated a vehicle burglary report in the 400 block of West Foothill Blvd. Someone attempted to steal a car, according to Williams. The car owner confronted the suspect who was in the driver's seat. The suspect fled from the vehicle, entered a waiting vehicle and escaped northbound on Grand.

8:33 a.m. - Police were called to Ralphs, 655 South Grand Avenue on a report of transient problems. The transient in question was allegedly drinking in public. Authorities arrested Thomas Burns, 61, after allegedly providing a false name to officers. Burns was cited and released.

12:21 p.m. - Authorities were called to the 500 block of South Glendora Avenue on a theft in progress. Officers arrived and arrested Avery Sheldon, 33, on suspicion of petty theft with a prior. Sheldon was cited and released.

1:41 p.m. - Police investigated a graffiti report in the 500 block of West Citrus Edge. Spray paint was observed on a Southern California Edison sign.

6:42 p.m. - An officer conducted a traffic stop on North Lone Hill Avenue at Foothill Blvd. and arrested the driver on an outstanding warrant. The driver was cited and released.

6:44 p.m. - Officers received a call from a motorist in the 200 block of East Foothill Blvd. The motorist alleged he saw a 12-year-old child driving a vehicle to the liquor store at the location and had other youngsters as occupants, police reported. The motorist drove to the 1000 block of Foothill and waited for officers to meet with him, all the while sounding very suspicious. Officers searched the area, but did not find any vehicle matching the description the motorist gave. Once officers arrived and conducted field sobriety tests, they arrested Gregory Frazier, 45, on suspicion of DUI and having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. Frazier was cited and released.

8:45 p.m. - Glendora Police were informed of a theft in progress at , 940 South Grand Avenue. Two Hispanic females allegedly stole two baseball bats from the store and fled in a red car northbound on Grand.

Wednesday, Feb. 22. Lt. Joe Ward on duty.

1:40 a.m. - Police were called to the 600 block of South Pasadena Avenue on a disturbance report. Officers arrested a 49-year-old subject on suspicion of disorderly conduct from alcohol. The subject was eventually released after officers desired no further proceedings.

11:15 a.m. - Officers investigated a theft report in the 1300 block of South Grand Avenue.

5:39 p.m. - Authorities investigated a grand theft auto report in the 1100 block of E. Route 66.

7:29 p.m. - Glendora Police were notified about a at Kohls, 1225 South Lone Hill Avenue. The male suspect ran to a waiting Ford F-150 driven by another male and the two took off, police said. A brief chased ensued, with the suspects hitting a wall in the area of Ivy Street and Cavendish Avenue. Both suspects ran. The driver was eventually caught, but the theft suspect escaped officers. Arrested was Lyle Schmidt, 26, from Banning, on suspicion of grand theft auto, burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, hit and run and receiving stolen property. Schmidt was held in lieu of $75,000 bail before being released for a court appearance.

10:11 p.m. - Police were called to the 100 block of North Vermont Avenue to the . The caller alleged he witnessed a man hit a female companion and was worried she might be harmed further. The suspect left on foot. Officers arrived, searched the area and located the suspect not too far from the laundromat. Officers arrested Shawn Furno, 43, on suspicion of domestic battery. Furno also had a warrant and was held in lieu of $50,000 bail before being transferred to the Inmate Reception Center.

Thursday, Feb. 23. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Sgt. Mike Randazzo on duty.

10:23 a.m. - Authorities investigated a fraud report in the 1100 block of East Essex Street. Identity theft allegedly occurred at the location, Randazzo said.

1:17 p.m. - Glendora Police arrived to the 600 block of South Washington Avenue to serve an arrest warrant. Officers arrested Carlos Cortez, 24.  Cortez was cited and released.

6:31 p.m. - Police conducted a traffic stop on Mauna Loa Avenue at La Serna Drive. Officers arrested the 57-year-old driver on suspicion of DUI.

9:50 a.m. - Officers investigated a theft report in the 100 block of South Grand Avenue.

Friday, Feb. 24. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

3:24 a.m. - An officer conducted a traffic stop on East Route 66 at Compromise Line Road and arrested the 40-year-old driver for violating the terms of his parole. The driver was held without bail.

4:29 a.m. - Police investigated a vehicle burglary report in the 400 block of West Gladstone Street. An iPod and some loose change may have been taken from the vehicle, DeMond said.

6:29 a.m. - Authorities investigated a vehicle burglary report in the 700 block of East Carrol Avenue. An iPad, iPod and some cash were allegedly taken from the vehicle.

8 a.m. - Police returned to investigate another vehicle burglary report in the 400 block of West Gladstone Street. An iPod and some headlight kits were allegedly taken.

* The series of vehicle burglaries in the 400 block of Gladstone Street may be connected, authorities said. At the time of publication, Azusa Police had in their custody someone that may be involved. An investigation by said agency is ongoing. Glendora Police stated that as many as seven vehicle burglaries may have occurred at the . More information to come.

11:42 a.m. - Police were called to , 1140 South Barranca Avenue and arrested two students. One was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana, the other was arrested for allegedly possessing a knife on school grounds. The students were cited and released to their parents.

8:25 p.m. - An officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of South Lone Hill Avenue and arrested the driver on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. The driver was released after posting $10,000 bail.

8:51 p.m. - Authorities approached a suspicious occupied vehicle on Glendora Mountain Road north of Big Dalton Canyon Road and arrested Timothy Rigali, 21, on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. DeMond said alcohol was present in the vehicle along with a 16-year-old girl. Rigali was cited and released.

Saturday, Feb. 25. Lt. Rob Lamborghini and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

1:28 a.m. - Officers arrested a driver at South Grand Avenue and Gladstone Street on suspicion of DUI and having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. The driver was cited and released.

2:59 a.m. - Police conducted a pedestrian check on North Loraine at Leadora avenues and arrested a subject on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was cited and released.

3:24 a.m. - Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Foothill Blvd. and arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI and having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. The driver was cited and released.

10:28 a.m. - Glendora Police were called to Ralphs, 655 South Grand Avenue, on a report of transient problems. Police arrested known transient Randy Primm, 52, on suspicion of trespassing. Primm was cited and released.

4:25 p.m. - Authorities investigated a battery report in the 800 block of West Bonita Avenue.

7:52 p.m. - Glendora Police arrived to the 800 block of Arrow Highway in Azusa after authorities located the suspect in an earlier battery report. Azusa Police, with the aid of an airship, kept eyes on the subject in a black truck while Glendora PD initiated a felony traffic stop. Police arrested Donald Swan, 24, on several warrants involving corporal injury on a current or spouse, domestic battery, intent to give away marijuana and battery with serious bodily injury. Swan was held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Sunday, Feb. 26. Sgt. Scott Strong and Lt. James DeMond on duty.

3:08 a.m. - Police conducted a pedestrian check in the 600 block of West Mauna Loa Avenue and arrested an individual on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was cited and released.

10:34 a.m. - Authorities investigated a theft report in the 600 block of South Los Cerritos Road. Several pieces of scrap metal were allegedly taken from an unfinished yard, Strong said.

2:10 p.m. - Officers investigated a theft report in the 300 block of East Newhaven Lane. Strong could not give details as the investigation was ongoing.

8:57 p.m. -. At least three were injured in the solo crash nearly 11 miles up the winding road, police said. The three were located by police and helped by Los Angeles County fire officials.

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