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Palos Verdes Crime: Grave Robbed; Cars Keyed

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Palos Verdes Estates Police Department supplied this information on crime in Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Westfield and Palos Verdes Estates.

The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department reported the following crimes and arrests in Palos Verdes Estates for the week spanning Oct. 30 through Nov. 5. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lomita Station reported the following crimes and arrests in Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates and Westfield for the week spanning Nov. 4 through last Saturday. 

This week's police blotter includes a report of someone robbing a mausoleum and keyed cars at Palos Verdes High School.

Palos Verdes Estates

Vandalism

Oct. 30, 10:33 a.m.; 2200 block of Via Pacheco
An unknown person or persons used an object to scratch the paint of approximately 37 vehicles parked on the streets surrounding Palos Verdes High School. The unknown persons then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Theft

Oct. 30; 600 block of Cloyden Road
Someone took a cell phone from a victim's bag and left in an unknown direction.

Oct. 31, 3:10 p.m.; 600 block of Cloyden Road
Another cell phone was taken from a victim by an unknown person.

Drug Smuggling

Oct. 30, 5:00 p.m.; 300 block of Paseo del Mar
Police were dispatched to the cliff's edge near Flat Rock to investigate a possible panga boat allegedly smuggling drugs. Officers located the suspects and detained 3 males who were later taken into custody.

Burglary

Oct. 31; 1500 block of Via Coronel
A ground level sliding glass door to a home was smashed by an unknown person and property was stolen from the residence.

Arson

Nov. 1; 500 block of Paseo Lunado
Someone set fire to a plastic trash can at Lunada Bay Elementary School and then fled the scene undetected.

Driving Under the Influence

Nov. 3, 1:42 a.m.; Intersection of Via Nivel and Palos Verdes Dive North
During a traffic stop, officers arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Nov. 4, 1:49 a.m.; 3900 block of Via Largavista
During a traffic stop, officers arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Nov. 4, 3:37 a.m.; Intersection of Palos Verdes Dive North and Silver Spur Road
During a traffic stop, officers arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Vehicle Burglary

Nov. 3; 3300 block of Palos Verdes Drive North
A female victim reported that three pieces of jewelry went missing from her vehicle 10 days prior.

Identity Theft

Nov. 4, 9:25 a.m.; 300 block of Palos Verdes Drive West
Someone used a victim's personal information to open multiple charge accounts.

Rancho Palos Verdes

Deputies arrested one individual on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Burglary (Mausoleum)

Nov. 9-10; 27500 block of Western Avenue
Someone shattered a glass cover to a niche in a mausoleum at the Green Hills Memorial Park and allegedly stole a silver necklace and a gold ring. Police said a possible suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Petty Theft (Vehicle)

Nov. 4-5; 27900 block of Palos Verdes Drive East
Someone took a wallet, credit cards, keys and a remote from a vehicle that was valet parked on a residential street.

Nov. 6, 1:00 p.m.; 28000 block of Montereina Drive
An iPhone was stolen from a vehicle parked at a school. Police say a subject has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Petty Theft

Nov. 3-5; 28600 block of Mt. Palomar Place
An unknown individual took the catalytic converter off a car parked on a residential street.

Nov. 5-11; 28500 block of Covecrest Drive
A suspect allegedly stole credit cards from a residence.

Grand Theft (Vehicle)

Nov. 6-7; 5300 block of Middlecrest Road
Someone stole a purse, wallet, gift cards, social security card, checks and credit cards from a vehicle parked on a residential street.

Grand Theft

Oct. 31-Nov. 7; 2200 block of Rue Le Charlene
A suspect allegedly stole a watch, bracelet, rings, coins and cash from a residence. An investigation is ongoing.

Nov. 5-6; 29600 block of Western Avenue
An unknown person stole a catalytic converter off a vehicle parked in an apartment parking complex.

Grand Theft Auto

Nov. 7-8; 29600 block of Western Avenue
A white 2012 Jeep Wrangler was stolen from a parking lot by an unknown person.

Rolling Hills Estates

No arrests occurred during this period.

Residential Burglary

Nov. 4-5; Strawberry Lane
Someone cut the chain to a gate of a residence and took a refrigerator, rangetop, microwave and a wine cooler.

Petty Theft (Vehicle)

Nov. 8-9; Ranchview Road
An unknown person took a cellphone from a vehicle parked on a residential street.

Nov. 8-9; Ranchview Road
An unknown person took $10 in currency from a vehicle parked on a residential street.

Nov. 8-9; Ranchview Road
Someone took a laptop and briefcase from a vehicle parked on a residential street.

Westfield

Deputies arrested on person on suspicion of domestic violence.

Grand Theft (Vehicle)

Nov. 7-8; 26800 block of Westvale Road
An unknown person took a laptop, cell phone and driver's license from a car parked on a residential street.

Vehicle Burglary

Nov. 7-8; 26800 block of Westvale Road
An unknown person took a laptop from a car parked on a residential street.

Petty Theft (Vehicle)

Nov. 7-8; 26800 block of Westvale Road
An unknown person took cash, a driver's license and sunglasses from a car parked on a residential street.

Rolling Hills

No crimes or arrests were reported during this period.

Ralph Epstein November 23, 2012 at 07:16 AM
The Palos Verdes Police Deot. Is being sue for false arrest on a person suspected of a home burglary. The person who filed the false police on the arrestee is being sued as well.

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