MBNW CRIME LOG
are the latest crime reports to pass on. Again, many vehicles were the
targets as criminals took what they could see in the cars, both
locked and unlocked.
12:15 p.m. - 12:30
1600 block of 22nd Street
Burglary) The victim left his garage door open while he worked in the yard.
A neighbor saw a suspect go into the garage, take a lawnmower and drive
away in a dark blue or black pick-up truck.
- 02/16/08 Unknown
700 block of 14th Street
Burglary) The victims returned from being out of town to find two back doors
unlocked and several rings missing from a jewelry box in an upstairs
bedroom. A neighbor had been watching two dogs and periodically left a side
door ajar so the dogs could go in and out. No suspects were seen or heard.
11:43 a.m. - Noon
block of 11th Place
Vehicle Theft) The victim was home and happened to look at her outdoor home
surveillance system when she saw a male walk near the driver side of her
vehicle and then crawl underneath it. The victim went to her balcony and
yelled out to the suspect. The suspect became startled and said "I
forgot something" and walked to a silver-blue colored van that was
parked on Manhattan Beach Blvd. and drove away. When the police investigated
they discovered that a bolt securing the catalytic converter to the vehicle
(Mitsubishi Montero) had been loosened.
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
block of N. Crest Drive
Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in his driveway and
returned to find the vehicle was gone. No suspects were seen or heard, but
the victim had lost a set of keys a few days earlier.
block of 11th Street
Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took an iTouch mp3 player from the glove box
of the unlocked vehicle which was parked on the street.
Midnight - 6
3000 block of Alma Avenue
Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway. Unknown
suspect(s) entered the vehicle by unknown means and took a computer bag
containing a computer, wallet, license and credit cards from the front
passenger floor area. A cell phone and CDs were taken from the center
4 p.m. - 5
3200 block of Alma Avenue
Burglary) The victim left his briefcase in his unlocked vehicle on the
front seat of his vehicle, with the top down, for one hour. He returned to
find unknown suspect(s) had taken the briefcase.
- 02/18/08 10:30 p.m. - 8
3200 block of Manhattan Avenue
Burglary) Two locked vehicles that were parked tandem in an open parking
garage had their windows smashed. Unknown suspect(s) took iPods from both
2 p.m. - 3
500 block of Rosecrans Avenue
from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) took a washer and deep freezer that were
covered with a tarp from an area in the victim's yard between the garage
and home. The victim had been in the yard gardening most of the time, but
went inside the residence for an hour when the items were stolen.
- 02/17/08 7 p.m. - 11
4300 block of Highland Avenue
Burglary) The victim locked his residence when he left for a few days. He
returned to discover the front door closed but unlocked. A television set,
DVD player, three DVDs and some money were missing from the residence. A
pry mark was found along the edge of the door next to the door handle and
window screens had been removed from two windows but the windows themselves
were undisturbed. No suspects were seen or heard.
- 02/15/08 6:30 p.m. - 6:30
4400 block of Highland Avenue
Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street. He
returned to find the front passenger window had been smashed by unknown
suspect(s). A GPS system was taken from the center glove box, and a
briefcase, computer and files were taken from the back seat.