by David DeMullé
Last week, vandals started smashing windows of parked cars on Foothill Boulevard in front of the Auto Zone store at the corner of Valaho and Foothill, leaving five-pound boulders lying in the street where they were thrown. Car and truck window glass had exploded and in the morning still covered the ground. There were four cars vandalized that first night.
The vandals returned early last Wednesday morning traveling along Big Tujunga Canyon Road smashing side and rear windows. They appeared to have then traveled up to Apperson and Day Streets driving eastward into La Crescenta and smashing an additional 40 or more vehicle windows.
In speaking with the owners of the damaged vehicles, it happened sometime after midnight and before 3:30 a.m. Not one person heard or recognized the sound of breaking windows. One new Infinity had its roof smashed in as well as its rear window. One thing they all had in common is that the vandals left the boulders behind.
On Wednesday morning, LAPD and Glendale PD, along with the L.A. County Sheriff deputies, were patrolling the area and questioning anyone who may have seen or heard something out of the ordinary. A few people said that they saw a white mini-van traveling with the side door open. They also said that they did not realize it may have been the vandals’ vehicle.
Anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary is asked to contact LAPD Senior Lead Officer Caesar Contreras at (818) 634-0705.