Been several reports of sheriff's deputies looking for a white van or utility truck with two ladders that may be involved in at least one residential burglary.
One of the unfortunate results, according to neighbors, was of a police chase followed by deputies hassling some legit gardeners matching that description in the Jaxine/Alzeda neighborhood earlier this week.
Steve Bass reported on the President Street's neighborhood list:
On Wednesday morning, I spotted two guys walking north on Craig, just above Glen Canyon. I called the Sheriff and within five minutes, three patrol cars arrived.
The two guys, and his boss, were legit; they were handing out cards, looking for tree-trimming work.
More important, the Deputy, Mike Prince, said to be on the lookout for a van they suspect is involved in home burglaries.
The white van has two ladders on the top, one red and the other silver. The van has doors on the side and the back, but no windows. "That way they can back into a driveway and load it up with no one knowing what's inside."
See something suspicious? Call the Altadena sheriff's station at 798-1131.