$10,000 in Construction Tools Stolen
A 46-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglary tools after deputies caught him running away from a home in which $10,000 in construction tools were stolen.
Authorities arrested Oscar Orlando Herrera after allegedly finding a box cutter and pliers on him near a home under construction in the 4200 block of Chula Senda Lane, where a burglary had occurred. A resident in the neighborhood heard noise coming from a home around 9 p.m. on Feb 6. Because the city has an ordinance against construction after 5 p.m. on weeknights, the resident thought it odd that there was activity of any kind going on at that time in the house.
The 52-year-old resident saw an SUV and what appeared to be tools being loaded into the rear of the car, so he called Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. When deputies arrived, they found a large tool box in the basement of the house had been pried open. Shortly after that, deputies saw Herrera running from the scene.
Rebate Coupon Theft
A 65-year-old resident in the 5300 block of Crown Avenue reported that someone stole his application for a $5 rebate for foot cream.
The man rigged his mailbox so that a piece of cardboard falls and hangs when the box has been opened so when the letter carrier puts mail into his box, he can see from his home when to retrieve it. On Feb. 10 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the cardboard fell, the rebate application he put out to be mailed was gone, but he received no mail until later that day when the mailman came. The resident then concluded someone stole his mail.
A resident in the 5200 block of Diamond Point Road told authorities that between 3-4 p.m. on Feb. 2 someone stole his $2,600 Airbone nine-speed bike. The resident left his garage open while he drove to a neighbor’s house and when he returned, the bike was gone.