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July 29

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Grand theft, theft by credit card: 900 block of Normandy Court. A woman called to report that sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday, someone had entered her unlocked car as it was parked in her driveway. The suspect stole her purse, which contained her wallet, a car key and some sunglasses. The following Monday, the victim checked her bank account using her phone and saw charges made at a gas station and to a cellphone company. She said she had surveillance cameras and would contact a technician to retrieve footage and bring it to the sheriff’s station.

Theft by credit card; petty theft: 100 block of Foothill Boulevard. A woman had parked her 2008 Honda Fit in a parking lot at 9:40 a.m. and left it unlocked as she unloaded supplies for work. When she returned at 10 a.m., she noticed someone had taken a wallet, checkbook and money from her purse as it sat on the front passenger side floor. The victim immediately called her credit holders to freeze her debit and credit cards and was told her card had been used to purchase gas in Pasadena. Her driver’s license and Social Security card were also reported stolen.

Vandalism: 5100 block of Ocean View Boulevard. A woman reported that sometime between 10 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. that day, someone made a 3-foot long scratch down the middle of her driver’s side door. She told deputies she didn’t know who may have wanted to harm her, since it had been more than eight months since she’d last had an altercation with anyone. Photos of the damage were booked into evidence.

July 30

Burglary, residential: 5800 block of Briartree Drive. A man called deputies to report that sometime between midnight and 1:30 p.m., someone had broken into his parents' home while they were away on vacation. The suspect apparently pried open a locked side door leading into the garage to enter the home. As the residents were not available, officers could not determine if anything had been disturbed or removed. No witnesses could be located, and fingerprints were ordered.

Grand theft, copper wire: 400 block of Foothill Boulevard. An informant notified the sheriff’s department to report that sometime between 8 p.m. the night before and noon that day, someone had gained access to the roof of Union Bank and stolen about 100 feet of copper condensation wire from more than one air conditioning unit, as well as a compressor from another unit that was damaged beyond repair in the act. The area, which had been secured, showed signs of forced entry. The victim, the corporate owner of the bank, was contacted. A representative for the building management received a $10,000 quote to repair the damaged unit.

Aug. 1

Grand theft, copper wire: 700 block of Foothill Boulevard. The co-owner of Ichiban Japanese restaurant reported that at sometime between 10 p.m. the night before and 10:30 a.m., someone had climbed on the roof of the building, tore apart a new air conditioning unit and removed most of its copper wiring. On the roof, the responding deputy noticed several cut wires and an open-ended copper tube with water dripping out of it. No nearby surveillance cameras could be located.

Aug. 4

Grand theft: 4700 block of Crown Avenue. A man told officers that sometime between 7 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 a.m. that day, someone entered his unlocked 2010 Toyota Rav 4 while it was parked across the street, and stole several items, including a gray and black hoodie and several other items of clothing, a laser pointer, a headset with a surveillance microphone, a pair of black Setwear stealth pro gloves and a Leatherman multitool. No witnesses or surveillance cameras could be located.

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Aug. 2

Petty theft: 2500 block of Foothill Boulevard. An Armenian national flag and a Korean national flag were stolen from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church sometime between noon the day before and 9 a.m. A man associated with the church noticed the flagpoles outside the church had been snapped at the bottom and the flags removed. No witnesses to the incident could be located.