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Altadena Sheriff's Station

(626) 798 1131
780 East Altadena Drive Altadena CA 91001

Serving the areas of: Altadena, Angeles National Forest Mount Wilson Area (Eaton Canyon),Chaney Trail, Kinneola Mesa, La Vina, Northeast Pasadena, Pasadena Glen.

Altadena Sheriff's Station

(626) 798 1131
780 East Altadena Drive Altadena CA 91001

Serving the areas of: Altadena, Angeles National Forest Mount Wilson Area (Eaton Canyon),Chaney Trail, Kinneola Mesa, La Vina, Northeast Pasadena, Pasadena Glen.

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Sunday, October 6th

Between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 300 block of W. Palm Street.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  Enfamil baby formula.
Between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Loma Alta Drive and Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  black MacBook.
1:30 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 700 block of E. Sacramento Street.  Suspect has not been identified.
4:36 PM – Edward Kish, 53 years old, transient was arrested in the area of Mesa Gould Campground for vehicle vandalism.
4:43 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 700 block of W. Mountain View Street.  Suspect was taken into custody.

Tuesday, October 8th

Between 3:00 PM and 6:00 AM (Wednesday) – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 600 block of Athens Street.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  black leather bible, black leather backpack, vehicle registration and (12) tickets to a play.
5:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of Figueroa Drive.  Vehicle described as a white 2004 Ford F250.  Vehicle was recovered a short time later by LASD Altadena.
5:30 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Damage:  shattered windows.
Between 10:00 PM and 6:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 600 block of E. Palm Street.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen:  white purse, black earbuds, pink Taser, and currency.
11:40 PM – Two juveniles were arrested in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue for trespassing into a business.

Wednesday, October 9th

Between 5:00 AM and 6:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 3500 block of Canyon Crest Road.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Unknown loss at this time.
6:30 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect was taken into custody.

Thursday, October 10th

Between 12:00 AM and 23:59 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 3300 block of Barhite Street.  Damage:  shattered window.
4:00 AM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 1600 block of N. Altadena Drive.  Damage: broken door lock and defaced walls.  
11:30 PM – A motorcycle was reported stolen from the 70 block of W. Ventura Street.  Motorcycle described as a red and black 2016 Suzuki GSX-R600.

Friday, October 11th

5:23 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Maiden Lane.  Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering a window.  Suspect described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.  No items were reported stolen.

Saturday, October 12th

Between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the area of Chaney Trail.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by breaking the door lock.  Stolen:  currency.

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$20K REWARD #WantedWednesday DO YOU KNOW WHO KILLED 4 YR OLD SALVADOR IN 2016 #Altadena?

#WantedWednesday   
Do you know who murdered Salvador “Chavita” Esparza on July 5, 2016? 
  
This beautiful innocent child did not make it to his 5th birthday, or his first day of kindergarten because he was senselessly murdered during a gang shooting. 
  
The shooting occurred July 5, 2016 as Salvador stood in the doorway of a residence on the 300 block of Figueroa Drive, Altadena. Investigators have new information that suggests members of the “Pasadena Denver Lanes” gang is responsible for the shooting. 
  
You could pocket the $20,000 REWARD offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this tragic murder. 
  
Please help bring peace to his family, and do the right thing.  
  
Your tips regarding the shooting incident, the suspect’s identities and/or suspect’s location could help investigators. Please call Homicide Bureau Sergeant Recchia or Detective O’Brien at (323) 890-5500. 
  
If you want to remain ANONYMOUS, you can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://www.lacrimestoppers.org 
  
To view the original press conference from 2016 on our Facebook page, go to: 
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Thank you so much for rescuing Bosco and his human cousin!

Thank you for rescuing my parents doggie and my cousin! you guys are amazing!!!! 💪 😊

Thanks God everyone is fine.

Great work guys! 👍

Does this trail lead up to Echo Mountain through the back ??

Great work! I don’t know why anyone walks their dog without a leash, so much can be prevented if you follow the law. It’s there for a reason.

Yes, great work. A few months ago I was walking down into the Arroyo on a path I’ve been walking for years. I was carefully placing my foot slowly as I was going down trail and the dry earth just crumbled underneath me. I slipped and fell, breaking my ankle. Lucky for me a trained EMT just so happened to hike up from behind and helped me to the road. Even when you are hiking carefully on a known path it can happen!

Excellent work sheriffs rescue team!

Wow!

Thank you for coming to the rescue. These 2 are very fortunate that it was the Altadena Sheriff's and Rescue Team securing their safety. 👮‍♂️👨‍🚒

Happy tears. Wonderful rescue. 💕🐕

sheesh. People just aren't thinking. There are snakes, coyotes, and all kinds of other varmits to harm or distract a dog. sheesh! 🙄 Glad they got them out, that's rough country.

Thank you! Such a success!

This is an example of why I tell people that the San Gabriel mountains are the most dangerous in the world. One minute you have a foothold and the next you don't. All thanks to the decomposing granite. Good job team.

You lot are amazing...thank you for all you do. Lucky pup! Mx

❤️Thank you so much yet again for helping those in need!!

Thank you for all you do.

nice work

Glad they’re ok

Justine

Are dogs allowed off leash on the Trail?

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The first 40 years of Altadena finds the fledgling community with no police force of its own. Policing was handled by the County Marshall in Pasadena. By 1927 Los Angeles County had planned to lease the building at 940 East Foothill Boulevard (now 924 East Altadena Drive) adjacent to what was then our Fire Station No. 11 of three years. Designated station no. 7, it was to become the headquarters for the northern division with substations at Temple, San Dimas and Newhall.

Altadena Sheriff’s Station No. 7 was opened with a staff of eight deputies, two per each eighthour shift and two in reserve. In 1930 the deputies moved to a more adequate facility at the northeast corner of Lake and Mariposa. By 1932 all Deputy Sheriffs were required to provide themselves with uniforms.

As early as 1928 the Altadena Sheriff’s Department was wire-linked to every county and state agency by teletype. With this system a National Criminal Advisory Network was made possible.

In 1933 one-way radio patrol cars were provided for all stations within the county. Altadena patrols were broadcast from the Pasadena police department. In 1936 a proposal was made to spend $14,275 on two-way patrol cars for the county. L. A. County sheriff Eugene Biscailuz’s own experience suggested that only $4,000 should be spent on a test system. Two portable transmitting units, one at Altadena and one at Montrose, and six cars were added to the county patrol. The test must have proven quite successful. In 1938, $1.8 million was approved for equipping Altadena and five other stations with two-way radio cars.

In July of 1948 ground clearing was under way for the new Altadena Civic Center at Foothill Boulevard (Altadena drive) and El Molino. This very corner would be the location of the new Altadena Sheriff’s Station. The new County Fire Station No. 11, built in 1955, would round out Civic Center at the corner south of the Sheriff Station. A spot was reserved between the two corners for a town hall, a proposed building for which was moved there in 1991. In 1957, the station received its first black-and-white patrol cars.

Through the 1970’s the Altadena Sheriff’s Station struggled along with a community that was undergoing a dramatic change in demographics. Altadena sheriff’s were initiating a neighborhood improvement plan (nip), which was being widely accepted by neighborhood groups with the intent of fighting neighborhood crime, such as burglaries, thefts, and vandalism. From teletypes to radio cars, the sheriffs entered the computer age by early 1987 with some of its earliest onboard computer systems. This early model “lapcop” system helped patrol officers in writing reports by eliminating the excessive paper work.

By summer 1987, through a plan of consolidation, the Altadena and Crescenta Valley (CV) stations merged, with the captain working from the CV “Substation” and Altadena becoming a local station under a Lieutenant. In October of 1999, the Altadena Station received its fullservice status, and its commander Ronnie Williams was promoted to captain to see the new station into the new millennium. By july 2001, the Altadena Station had completely separated from the partnership of Crescenta Valley Station and became finally a station unto itself, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station.

Captain Ronnie Williams, after six years at Altadena Station was succeeded by Captain Joe L. Gutierrez in April of 2002. In April 2010, our current Captain, Steven M. McLean took the helm and continues to serve as Commander of Altadena Station.

– by Mike Manning