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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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SO CAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL.

SO CAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL. 400 286 Keith Garcia

#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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Protect your information

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Protect your information #FraudFriday- EBT Scam Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has issued a warning about the latest scam targeting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cardholders using…

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Lasd’s Mounted Enforcement Detail

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300 block of Laun St. in Altadena, we have a possible assault suspect inside his house. Please avoid the area, as the street will be blocked. *UPDATE* 11:05 pm Sheriff’s patrol units from neighboring stations have been called in to assist and allow Altadena units to handle calls for service in Altadena. Specialized units, mental evaluation team; who are our crisis negotiators are arriving at the location. We also have Los Angeles County Fire Department staging close by, in case of any injuries. *UPDATE* 12:43 am With the help of Special Enforcement Bureau canine deputies the suspect was located inside and placed under arrest without incident. Units will remain at house to complete their investigation.

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*UPDATE* 12:43 am With the help of Special Enforcement Bureau canine deputies the suspect was located inside and placed under arrest without incident. Units will remain at house to complete their investigation.

Great work, stay safe!

Be safe! Thanks for your awesome support!

Very helpful, thanks!

Thank you i Thank all of you for your service this Memorial day weekend...

Thank you, please be careful

Yes, al quiet now...Thanx for the update

Thank you!!

We 👍👍

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Last weekend Deputies handed out tickets to people who parked their cars outside during the evening hours in Altadena. Hopefully when they returned to their cars in the morning they were pleasantly surprised as it was merely a warning not to leave valuables inside your car overnight. We identified vehicles that were unlocked, cash, gym/overnight bags and even a wallet visible from the outside of the car. These crimes of opportunity are still taking place all throughout California and Altadena, criminals see a bag inside a car and are tempted by just a piece of glass preventing them from grabbing it. Unfortunately many times it’s a bag of dirty clothes but the owner of the car still has to have the window replaced. Please take a moment and put any valuables or bags that could be seen as a potential high dollar items inside the trunk or bring them inside your home overnight.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you! We are so lucky to have our Sheriff’s

I'm confused. Could this "warning" have been a legit ticket instead? I hope not. I have found just keeping valuables out of my car the best advice to follow. I leave mine unlocked if it's on the street or even in the driveway. A locked car gives the appearance of valuables inside and invited thieves to break into my car through a smashed window to the tune of a $500 repair bill that netted the thief a garage door opener and a phone charger. Absent an alarm system or owning a Tesla with the sentry system, I would leave car unlocked.

Thank you for reminding people! That’s a great preventative measure.

Community Policing is an Altadena Sheriff Policy we enjoy living here. Thanks

What a great idea. Thank you, Deputies for going out of your way to provide excellent service to the community.

I have tried to say similar to my LC neighbors and they got mad and said “don’t blame the victim!” I just figure the more we do to be preventative, the better. If you leave valuables out in the open, you are asking for trouble. I have lived in LCF for 57 yrs, and never been broken into. But I never leave a purse, computer, etc in my car.

Thank you!!

I’m in La Canada, but I love how your Station operates. Love your Fraud Friday posts and I share with neighborhood watch captains and the community. I wish CV was as interactive as your station. Great job.

Thank you for keeping our city safe.

Great proactive work by the sheriffs. 👍

Good warning.

Thank you Altadena Sheriffs. People just don’t think.

A ticket with only free sound advice from your Sheriff Dep.? Only in California! how lucky people of Altadena

This is the police work I️ like to see

People still do that when car burglars are happening more and more, WOW

What a great, clever idea!

Michelle Pelliccino

Is this the best Sheriff team around or what?? Thanks Altadena Sheriff's Station

Great idea!

#commonsense

Wow this is awesome

👍

Who does that

Acting Captain Canchola--way to go!

Keep letting criminals out of jail early

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300 block of Laun St. in Altadena, we have a possible assault suspect inside his house. Please avoid the area, as the street will be blocked. *UPDATE* 11:05 pm Sheriff’s patrol units from neighboring stations have been called in to assist and allow Altadena units to handle calls for service in Altadena. Specialized units, mental evaluation team; who are our crisis negotiators are arriving at the location. We also have Los Angeles County Fire Department staging close by, in case of any injuries. *UPDATE* 12:43 am With the help of Special Enforcement Bureau canine deputies the suspect was located inside and placed under arrest without incident. Units will remain at house to complete their investigation.

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*UPDATE* 12:43 am With the help of Special Enforcement Bureau canine deputies the suspect was located inside and placed under arrest without incident. Units will remain at house to complete their investigation.

Great work, stay safe!

Be safe! Thanks for your awesome support!

Very helpful, thanks!

Thank you i Thank all of you for your service this Memorial day weekend...

Thank you, please be careful

Yes, al quiet now...Thanx for the update

Thank you!!

We 👍👍

View more comments

Last weekend Deputies handed out tickets to people who parked their cars outside during the evening hours in Altadena. Hopefully when they returned to their cars in the morning they were pleasantly surprised as it was merely a warning not to leave valuables inside your car overnight. We identified vehicles that were unlocked, cash, gym/overnight bags and even a wallet visible from the outside of the car. These crimes of opportunity are still taking place all throughout California and Altadena, criminals see a bag inside a car and are tempted by just a piece of glass preventing them from grabbing it. Unfortunately many times it’s a bag of dirty clothes but the owner of the car still has to have the window replaced. Please take a moment and put any valuables or bags that could be seen as a potential high dollar items inside the trunk or bring them inside your home overnight.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you! We are so lucky to have our Sheriff’s

I'm confused. Could this "warning" have been a legit ticket instead? I hope not. I have found just keeping valuables out of my car the best advice to follow. I leave mine unlocked if it's on the street or even in the driveway. A locked car gives the appearance of valuables inside and invited thieves to break into my car through a smashed window to the tune of a $500 repair bill that netted the thief a garage door opener and a phone charger. Absent an alarm system or owning a Tesla with the sentry system, I would leave car unlocked.

Thank you for reminding people! That’s a great preventative measure.

Community Policing is an Altadena Sheriff Policy we enjoy living here. Thanks

What a great idea. Thank you, Deputies for going out of your way to provide excellent service to the community.

I have tried to say similar to my LC neighbors and they got mad and said “don’t blame the victim!” I just figure the more we do to be preventative, the better. If you leave valuables out in the open, you are asking for trouble. I have lived in LCF for 57 yrs, and never been broken into. But I never leave a purse, computer, etc in my car.

Thank you!!

I’m in La Canada, but I love how your Station operates. Love your Fraud Friday posts and I share with neighborhood watch captains and the community. I wish CV was as interactive as your station. Great job.

Thank you for keeping our city safe.

Great proactive work by the sheriffs. 👍

Good warning.

Thank you Altadena Sheriffs. People just don’t think.

A ticket with only free sound advice from your Sheriff Dep.? Only in California! how lucky people of Altadena

This is the police work I️ like to see

People still do that when car burglars are happening more and more, WOW

What a great, clever idea!

Michelle Pelliccino

Is this the best Sheriff team around or what?? Thanks Altadena Sheriff's Station

Great idea!

#commonsense

Wow this is awesome

👍

Who does that

Acting Captain Canchola--way to go!

Keep letting criminals out of jail early

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#FraudFriday #LASD Warns of Moving Season Scam- Don’t Get Hauled Into Debt! The end of the school is coming to an end, and many students are graduating from college and moving out. Scammers want to move you out with unexpected hidden fees. As young adults are becoming more cautious on how they spend their money they are shopping around for the best deals? How this scam works: • You search the internet for a moving company that can transport your belongings without charging expensive fees. • After choosing a company, the move is underway; however, the mover doesnt deliver your belongings. • Instead, he holds them, hostage, until you pay more. Such scams are not unusual. There are many unlicensed movers out to take advantage of the summer moving season, according to the American Moving and Storage Association. Don’t fall for it. If you’re moving out of state, verify that the moving company has a valid Department of Transportation number and a carrier number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. For in-state moves, check your states licensing requirements. Also, before choosing a mover, ask people you know for a recommendation. Hiring a local mover with a good reputation can help you avoid being scammed, says Scott Michael, the moving associations president, and CEO.

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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