From Officer Sue Shine – GPD East Command, Lead Officer
We have three noteworthy incidents (besides bears) to relate to you:
First: I received a report that a possible “knock knock” burglary attempt may have occurred in the Fair Oaks area last week. Here is the synopsis:
DATE: Wednesday, July 18 2012 Mid-Afternoon
LOCATION: 3000 Block Figueroa
DETAILS: A Male, African-American in his twenties knocked at the door and asked for someone who does not and has not resided at the home. The resident told him so and he replied, “Are you sure?” to which the resident became frightened and closed the door.
The male drove away in a red newer Jeep (unknown style or direction). The male was, “nicely dressed.”
(The resident did not report the incident until last night to us). NO BURGLARIES HAVE OCCURRED up there, but it may be due to your vigilance alone.
Second: There was a vacant home broken into in the 700 block of Solway between July 14-23. The rear slider door was pried, but there was no ransack and no loss reported.
Finally: This Mountain Lion has been crossing back and forth between the Verdugo’s (where this incident occurred) and the San Rafael’s (that is your mountain range) and seems stuck. These animals will keep coming down from the burn area (The Station Fire) via drainage routes in search of food and water supply. Please read the Press Release below:
Glendale Police Press Releases
Mountain Lion Safety
7/23/2012 4:41:07 PM
This past Saturday, July 21, 2012, on the 1800 block of Emerald Terrace, a 70 pound German Sheppard fell prey to what animal control experts are calling a mountain lion.
The following safety tips are provided by the Department of Fish & Game.
More than half of California is mountain lion habitat. Mountain lions prefer deer but, if allowed, they prey upon pets and livestock.
Living in Mountain Lion Country
• Don’t feed deer; it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.
• Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat. For tips, request A Gardener’s Guide to Preventing Deer Damage from DFG offices.
• Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.
• Don’t leave small children or pets outside unattended.
• Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
• Provide sturdy, covered shelters for sheep, goats, and other vulnerable animals.
• Don’t allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
• Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums and other potential mountain lion prey.
Staying Safe in Mountain Lion Country
Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people. Mountain lion attacks on humans are extremely rare.
• Do not hike, bike, or jog alone.
• Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
• Keep a close watch on small children.
• Do not approach a mountain lion.
• If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects. Pick up small children.
• If attacked, fight back.
• If a mountain lion is sighted, please call the Glendale Police Department 818-548-4911.
Helpful information on wild animals: here.
Officer Sue Shine
East Command, Lead Officer
Glendale Police Department
Office: (818) 937-8769 | Cell: (818) 402-4523