Man arrested for stealing hubcaps

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From the La Cañada Valley Sun

Security guards at the Jet Propulsion Labs parking lot on Thursday detained a man for allegedly stealing hubcaps, authorities said.

The guards called the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station at 4:45 p.m. after they saw Ara Badashian, 35, of Altadena, looking into someone’s car.

Security guards later found four stolen hubcaps in Badashian’s vehicle, authorities said.

“He was caught with hubcaps from a Toyota and a Volkswagen,” said Det. Rodger Burt of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. “It was later determined the hubcaps were taken from other vehicles on that lot.”

Badashian, a parolee, was booked later that night. He is being held without bail at Twin Towers Correction Facility.

“We’re filing a case and presenting the case on Monday,” Burt said.

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Written by Seth Amitin

November 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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