• Monday, November 28th, 2011
There have been numerous thefts of tools from white work vans over the past year throughout Glendale. We had never had one in Glenoaks Canyon, until November 25. Sometime overnight, while parked on the street, a white Chevy Express van was entered and tools were stolen in the 2200 Block of East Glenoaks. The owner said he was certain the van was locked, but no signs of force was located.
If you or someone you know owns a similar vehicle, let them know that they are being targeted.
If they are looking at vans in the canyon, assume they are looking for other victims! LOCK YOUR CAR and REMOVE ALL PROPERTY FROM SIGHT! If they see something that looks like it may have value, they will shatter the window and take it (empty gym bags, computer cases, GPS cords, change in the console, sunglasses are just some of the items we have had stolen from cars in driveways and on the street in Glendale).
During the holidays, remove all packages from the car and have neighbors fetch your package deliveries whenever possible. Don’t put letters in the mailbox at home to go out and retrieve your mail promptly. We are seeing a huge increase in MAILBOX THEFT. If thieves take something with your information on it, they will steal your identity or wash and cash your checks.
Report suspicious activity to : 818-548-4841
• Thursday, November 17th, 2011
From Officer Sue Shine of the Glendale Police Dept.:
I have been receiving multiple reports of thefts from mailboxes and we have had some arrests where mail was recovered in possession of the suspects. Right now, they are occurring up in the Chevy Chase Canyon area and seem to be targeting street mounted boxes in the overnight hours. Locking boxes are being pried and some mail has been found discarded in cul-de-sacs. Some people are reporting fraud attempts on their accounts. As the holidays approach and more felons are released from custody due to the Early Release Program, package deliveries and postal boxes are tempting targets. Below is the message I sent to the folks being hit by these thieves to provide guidance. At this time NO THEFTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN GLENOAKS CANYON. This is a preventative message because it is likely that, unless they are caught, the thieves will move on soon.
What can you do?
- Check your box or, if you are not at home all day, ask a neighbor to pick it up for you.
- Never put mail to go out in your box (take it to the post office)
- If you are home during the day, open the blinds and curtains and look outside to see if anyone walks by. Call if you see anything unusual! Not only will this discourage mail theft, but burglars will think twice too.
- CHECK YOUR STATEMENTS ONLINE IMMEDIATELY. Make sure no one has gained access to any accounts
Mail theft is a tricky crime to prosecute. If you know you are a victim, you may report it directly to the Postal Service as theft from the mailbox is a federal crime. The two ways to do this are to call: 877-876-2455 (select option #5) or online at: U.S. Postal Inspector.
If you are a victim of identity theft, bring whatever documents confirm this to the station or call to have an officer respond to your home (818-548-4841)
Officer Sue Shine
East Command, Lead Officer
Glendale Police Department
131 North Isabel Street
Glendale, CA 91206
Office: (818) 937-8769 | Cell: (818) 402-4523
Fax: (818) 409-7013 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Thursday, November 10th, 2011
We have gotten more information on the restored bus service. The current Beeline Route 13 will end on Friday, December 9th and the first day of the new line 201 will be on Monday, December 12th. There will be five trips into the canyon each weekday.
Click here for more information and schedules for the new line.
• Sunday, November 06th, 2011
If you, or anyone you know, lost a dog on Friday while it was raining. The dog has been found and is currently at the Pasadena Humane Society. This sweet pup was found in the canyon hiding under a parked car.
The dog is a male, black and white Pomeranian mix. About 10 years old.
Humane Society ID#A298079
For more information, contact the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA at 626-792-7151. Ask for information about animal ID number A298079.