Crime Stoppers are folks like Examiner readers who are concerned about their communities. When they see something suspicious, they report it to the local authorities.
Sometimes, people are afraid to report what they observe or know for fear of retaliation. To address those fears and help solve crime, the non-profit organization Crime Stoppers was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico to help people report crime anonymously.
Lt. Joe Dempsey of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station has made a pamphlet available to all readers are interested in reporting crime or donating to Crime Stoppers to help them keep up the work. The pamphlet has information on how to report crime by calling (800) 222-TIPS, visiting the website, or texting 274637.
Download the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers pamphlet
Readers who see suspicious activity can call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station directly at (626) 798-1131. Since dispatch is located at Crescenta Valley while the Altadena station is undergoing renovation, be sure to request that an Altadena deputy respond.
The past week’s crime blotter is very short, but continues to include a preponderance of thefts made easy by unlocked doors in homes and vehicles. Here is the list of crimes in Altadena reported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 19-27, 2011:
Wednesday, Jan. 19
- Petty theft, 200 block W. Calaveras St. at 1 p.m. Items were stolen from the front porch of a residence after being delivered by UPS. Loss: black Samsung 22” flat screen and silver TV wall mount.
Wednesday, Jan. 26
- Petty theft from an unlocked vehicle, 1300 block E. Lexington St., Pasadena (just south of Altadena) between 11:45 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. Thursday. Loss: black Garmin GPS 6”.
- Burglary form a locked garage, 3200 block Dabney Ave. at noon. Unknown how suspects made entry. Loss: 32” flat screen, unknown make
- Petty theft from an unlocked vehicle, 1300 block Roosevelt Ave. between 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Loss: black leather briefcase
Thursday, Jan. 27
- Residential burglary, 300 block E. Palm Dr. between 7:30 a.m. and 7;30 p.m. Suspect(s) entered residence via an unlocked rear sliding door. Loss: white Nintendo Wii game console, four Nintendo Wii games, white Asus netbook-style laptop, black Sony HD video recorder
- Vehicle burglary, 1900 block Beverly Dr. Suspect(s) shattered the driver’s side window. Loss: black Garmin GPS 3” and black/silver iPod 30GB
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