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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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Missing Monday Mary Spears

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#MissingMonday: Spears 400 400 SIB Staff

#MissingMonday Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit Investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Mary Elsie Spears She was last seen leaving her home on the 44600…

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SO CAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL.

SO CAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL. 400 286 SIB Staff

#LASD IS PROUD TO ATTEND THE SO CAL CALIFORNIA PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL. #LASD is proud to attend the So Cal California Peace Officers’ Memorial 2019 in Sacramento this week, along…

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Altadena Sheriff’s Station Weekly Crime Blotter:

Sunday, August 11th

Between 11:00 PM and 4:53 AM (Mon) – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue.  Suspect(s) entered the business by shattering the front glass door.  Stolen:  unknown.
11:10 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2700 block of Tola Avenue.  Stolen:  currency.

Monday, August 12th

12:38 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 800 block of E. Sacramento Street.  Vehicle described as a blue 1993 Honda Civic sedan. Vehicle was recovered by LASD Altadena.
1:39 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 500 block of Ventura Street.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means.  Stolen:  firearm and other work equipment.
10:27 AM – A theft of landscaping equipment occurred in the 1700 block of N. Holliston Avenue.  Stolen:  hedge trimmer and weed whacker.
9:00 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive.  Suspect has been identified as a juvenile.

Tuesday, August 13th

Between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by prying the door lock.  Stolen:  jewelry, Mercedes Benz key fob and a brown Camel Bag backpack.

Wednesday, August 14th

3:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1600 block of Gaywood Street.  Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window.  Stolen: red/blue/white 6D helmet.
Between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM (Thu) – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 600 block of E. Sacramento Street.  Stolen:  firearm
4:48 PM – Monay Maxwell, 32 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Yucca Lane and Weimar Avenue for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Thursday, August 15th

3:43 AM – A vehicle fire occurred in the 2300 block of N. Canyada Avenue.  Suspect is possibly a previous acquaintance.
4:27 PM – Darshion Hamilton, 39 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Sacramento Street for possession of a controlled substance.

Friday, August 16th

5:40 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2800 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue.  Suspect was taken into custody.

Saturday, August 17th

8:00 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 100 block of E. Loma Alta Drive.  Suspect has been identified as the victim’s roommate.

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#CrimeTimeTuesday #LASD Homicide Bureau Detectives and LA District Attorney’s Office Collaboration Leads to Conviction, 40 year Prison Sentence 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Detectives investigated the shooting death of a woman, and the wounding of a man that were discovered Saturday, July 1, 2017. The victim’s ex-husband was arrested sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison for the crime.

On Monday, August 12, 2019, 41 year-old Efrem Ruben Lozoya of Pico Rivera was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison for killing his ex-wife and wounding and paralyzing her boyfriend after pleading guilty last month.

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 suspect Efrem Lozoya was dropping off their 7 year-old daughter at the victim’s apartment in the 13900 block of Coteau Drive, unincorporated Whittier. 
Their 9 year-old son had opened the door for suspect Lozoya and allowed him entry. Once inside the apartment, Lozoya stormed into the bedroom where the victims, his ex-wife and her boyfriend, were located.  Suspect Lozoya shot both of them.

The children, upon hearing the gun shots, ran to a neighbor’s residence.
Suspect Lozoya fled from the apartment right after the shooting.

Norwalk deputies received a call for shots fired, and upon arrival found the victims, Nereida Villanueva, 33, dead and her boyfriend, a Male Hispanic, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Homicide detectives were summoned to the scene to investigate the murder and attempted murder.
After several hours the suspect turned himself in.

Two years after the crime, Efrem Loyoza pleaded guilty in court to one count each of second-degree murder and attempted murder, and also admitted to intentionally discharging a handgun which caused great bodily injury and death.

Loyoza was subsequently sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Araceli Otero prosecuted the case.
http://da.lacounty.gov/media/news/man-sentenced-killing-ex-wife-shooting-her-boyfriend-whittier

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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