Area 1: 2000 block of Altura Ave: A man reported that the catalytic converter on his Toyota 4 Runner was stolen from the vehicle while it was parked in front of his home between 10 p.m. on March 26 and 11 a.m. the next day. A woman who had parked her Toyota pickup on the 2300 block of Florencita Avenue also reported her catalytic converter stolen during the same time period. Both losses were valued at $800 each.
2800 block of Foothill Blvd: Deputies responding to a call that a man was refusing to leave the Up the Hill bar arrested 28-year-old Mario Argueta of Tujunga at 9:25 p.m. on March 27, charging him with public intoxication after Argueta refused to take a taxi home. Argueta was initially transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital to treat a cut to his forehead sustained after he fell to the ground trying to enter a patrol vehicle under his own power, having refused the deputy’s assistance.
2300 block of Mountain Ave: A wheelbarrow, battery charger and hand truck were stolen from a storage shed at Mountain Avenue Elementary School between 11 p.m. on March 23 and 6:30 a.m. the next day. The loss was valued at $295, and $200 in damage was done to the shed.
Foothill Blvd. and Briggs Ave: Damon Jones, 44 of La Crescenta, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at 8:10 p.m. on March 23 after a deputy found him lying on a sidewalk near the intersection unable to stand.
4300 block of La Crescenta Ave: A family returned home at 8 p.m. March 22 to find their home was broken into through a smashed window. Dresser drawers had been ransacked, but nothing appeared to be missing.
2600 Altura Ave: A woman reported that a rear window of her 2004 Scion was smashed just between 10 a.m. and noon on March 22 while it was parked on the street. Nothing appeared to be missing.
4400 block of Rockland Pl: A Magellan GPS device valued at $250 was stolen from a 2005 Hyundai Accent after the front driver’s side window was smashed sometime between 9 p.m. on March 28 and 6:30 a.m. the next day.
2100 block of Foothill Blvd: Hyun Soo Kwon, 20 of Glendale, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. on March 28 at Lotte Market on suspicion of shoplifting a cooked Korean yam and jar of curry sauce valued together at $7.46. Kwon, who said she could not explain why she had attempted to steal the items, had been arrested previously in Glendale for a similar incident.
Foothill Blvd. and La Granada Way: A Luis Vuitton purse and wallet containing a camera, Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses and $650 in cash was stolen from a 2007 Chevy Tahoe between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on March 26 after the driver’s-side window was smashed. The total loss was valued at $2,250.
4800 Alminar Ave.: A homeowner reported the attempted burglary of his home after discovering his back door had been damaged by someone trying to pry it open. The incident occurred between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on March 25. Nothing was missing from the home, but damage to the door was assessed at $750.
Starlight Mesa Lane and Starlight Crest Dr: A lawnmower and leaf-blower were reported stolen from a Starlight Mesa Homeowners Association equipment shed sometime between 4 p.m. on March 18 and 7 a.m. March 22. The door to the locked shed had been pried open. The tools, valued together at $400, belonged to a private landscaper.
4800 block of Palm Dr: A woman reported her company-issued 60-gallon trash can missing from her curb on March 21. Its estimated value is $100.
400 block of Knight Way: A pair of speakers valued at $275 each were reported stolen from an area the Paradise Canyon Elementary School cafeteria. According to a crime report filed March 21, the speakers disappeared sometime between Feb. 25 and March 12.
1100 block of Descanso Dr: A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was reported stolen sometime between 4 p.m. on March 25 and noon on March 27 while parked in the victim’s driveway.