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City of Duarte
Thursday September 15th, 2022 :: 05:30 p.m. PDT


Crime Blotter for the Week of September 4 – 10, 2022

The following is a synopsis of crimes reported for the week of September 4, 2022 – September 10, 2022.
September 4, 2022

  • Aggravated Assault:
800 block of Beckville Street. On September 4, 2022 at 2:23 AM the victims were sitting in the driveway when they noticed the same “matte” black Ford Expedition driving back and forth on Beckville Street. The victims were about to go inside when the vehicle slowed down in front of the location and the driver side window lowered. A male Hispanic shouted out “where you from?” as he simultaneously fired off one round at them. The suspect fled the area. Suspect outstanding, no surveillance video available.
  • Aggravated Assault:
1800 Block of Buena Vista Street.  On September 4, 2022 at 7:54 PM the victim was walking through the parking lot of the location, when a red 4 door Honda pulled up alongside of her. The front seat passenger exited the vehicle and began to assault her, striking her in the head and face with a handgun. The suspect entered the vehicle and fled the area. Suspect arrested on September 8, 2022. Possible surveillance video available.
  • Grand Theft:
1000 Block of Mountain Olive Drive. Between September 3, 2022 4:00 PM and September 4, 2022 6:00 PM suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s catalytic converter to his vehicle a white 2016 Nissan NV200. Loss was approximately $2,000. 
  • Grand Theft Auto:
1200 Block of Three Ranch Road. Between September 3, 2022 5:00 PM and September 4, 2022 5:00 AM suspect uspect(s) unknown stole the victims parked vehicle a white 2015 Kia Optima. Vehicle recovered. No surveillance video available.
September 5, 2022
  • Grand Theft Auto:
1300 Block of Highland Avenue. On September 5, 2022 between 1:30 AM and 1:35 AM suspect(s) unknown stole the victims parked vehicle a silver 2007 Toyota Camry. Vehicle recovered. No surveillance video available.
September 6, 2022
  • Burglary (Commercial):
1470 Mountain Avenue (Best Buy). On September 6, 2022 at 7:42 PM suspect(s) unknown described as a male 5’09” 230 lbs, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and a red baseball hat and a female 5’06” 130 lbs with pink hair wearing a blue shirt and black shorts entered the location and walked directly to the networking and camera area. The suspects selected numerous items and exited the emergency door. The suspects entered an awaiting newer dark blue BMW four door sedan. Loss is unknow at time of report, surveillance video available.

September 7, 2022
  • Grand Theft Auto:
1800 Block of Buena Vista Street. On September 7, 2022 between 2:30 AM and 8:00 AM suspect(s) unknown stole the victims parked vehicle a red 2011 Kia Optima. Vehicle recovered. No surveillance video available.
September 8, 2022
  • Burglary (Vehicle):
300 Block of Greenbank Avenue. On September 8, 2022 between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM suspect(s) unknown entered the victims locked vehicle a silver 2013 Kia Optima and stole some money, sunglasses, and other miscellaneous items. Loss was approximately $260. Surveillance video showed a male Hispanic in dark clothing exit a possible Mazda.
  • Grand Theft Auto:
2700 Block of Huntington Drive. On September 8, 2022 between 4:40 AM and 5:15 AM suspect(s) unknown stole the victims parked vehicle a silver 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. Vehicle recovered. No surveillance video available.
September 9, 2022
  • No significant activity.
September 10, 2022
  • No significant activity.
Vehicle Security
You can prevent vehicle theft!
Most cars are taken by amateurs who can be stopped fairly easily. You can increase your protection against this type of crime by taking the following sensible precautions:

Lock Up
  • An unlocked car is an open invitation to a car thief. Lock up when you leave your car, and take the keys with you.
  • Lock the trunk or tailgate.
  • Close all windows — professional thieves have tools that unlock cars through the smallest openings.
  • Be sure vent or wind-wing windows are shut tight.
  • When you park the car, remove cellular phones, and other valuable possessions. Do not leave backpacks/gym bags or packages lying on the seat or in plain view. Lock all valuables in your trunk or take them with you.
  • Lock your car even if you are making a quick stop at the gas station, convenience store or mini-mall.

Park Carefully
  • Don’t leave your vehicle unattended in parking lots for an extended period. A car is five times more likely to be stolen or broken into from an unattended lot than from a busy street or attended lot.
  • Never attach a tag with your name and address to your key ring. If the keys are lost or stolen, the tag will lead the thief directly to your car and your home.
  • At night, park in well-lit areas.
  • Turn wheels sharply toward the curb when parking, this makes it extra difficult for thieves to tow your car.

Operation I.D.
  • With an electric engraver, etch your driver’s license number (preceded by the letters “CA”) on catalytic converters, tailgates and other valuable items.
  • Record your vehicle identification number and store it in a safe place.
  • Keep the vehicle registration in your wallet or purse, not in your car.

Use Anti-Theft Devices
– Consider the purchase and installation of security devices, such as:
  • Ignition switch or “kill switch”
  • Fuel switch
  • Alarm device to activate a siren, horn or lights – or all three – to frighten the thief away.
  • Locking Device that attaches to the steering wheel or brake pedal.

City of Duarte
1600 Huntington Dr
Duarte, CA 91030

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