Community: Valencia Public Safety/Crime Report for the Week of August 8- 14, 2016
Petty Theft: 24500 block of Town Center Drive. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole the gate access remote.
Vehicle Burglary: 23500 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s vehicle and stole a leaf blower, sunglasses and U.S. Currency.
Vehicle Burglary: 23600 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s vehicle and the window was pried open.
Vehicle Burglary: 28400 block of Avenue Stanford: An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s car and stole his floor mats. The suspect smashed the victim’s window to get into his car.
Take vehicle without owner’s consent: 27700 block of McBean Parkway. Two suspects were arrested from the location for taking a vehicle without permission from the owner. The suspect’s also had heroin in their possession.
Shoplifting: 24200 block of Valencia Boulevard. A female suspect was arrested from the location after she walked inside the location and ran out with the tip jar. The suspect was caught a short distance from the store where she admitted to stealing the tip jar.
Petty Theft: 28200 block of Newhall Ranch Road. An unknown suspect forced entry into the victim’s locker and stole his credit cards and then began to make unauthorized purchases.
Petty Theft: 26800 block of Espuma Drive. An unknown suspect stole the victim’s child trailer.
Vehicle Burglary: 24700 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s vehicle, no forced entry was seen on the vehicle.
Burglary: 25000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s garage and stole a men’s bike, stroller and a jogging stroller.
Assault with a deadly weapon: 24900 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. A group of juveniles attacked the victim after a verbal argument.
Petty Theft: 25200 block of Via Valentia. An unknown suspect stole a FedEx package from the victim’s porch.
Burglary: 24700 black of Riverchase Drive. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s garage and it was unknown what was stolen.
Petty Theft: 26400 block of McBean Parkway. An unknown suspect stole the victim’s wallet which was left at the cash register at the location.
Burglary: 22900 block of Magnolia Glen Drive. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s residence and stole numerous watches and a laptop. The victim believes entry was gained through the rear door.
Burglary: 26900 block of Lugar De Oro Drive. An unknown suspect kicked in the victim’s door and entered the victim’s home. It is unknown what was taken at the time of the report.
Burglary/Grand theft/Possession of forged check: 24400 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. A male and a female suspect were arrested from the location for exiting the store with over $1000.00 worth of goods. The female was placing items in her purse and cutting off the tags.
Burglary: 24500 block of Town Center Drive. An unknown suspect made entry into the victim’s vehicle and stole his garage door opener and a Polaroid camera.
Public Safety and Road Rage
In recent years, aggressive driving has increased. When provoked, aggressive, angry drivers have been known to commit acts of violence, commonly known as road rage. There is a difference between aggressive driving and road rage. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense; road rage is a criminal offense.Agn incident, which occurred on a roadway. Road rage requires willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.What can you at habits you need to improve on to be a more courteous driver:
No one drives courteously and without mistakes all the time. These questions are good to keep in mind when driving, because they’ll remind you to think how your driving impacts others. If just a few more drivers start thinking about how they affect others, the streets and freeways will be a nicer and safer place to spend your commuting time. Also, in order to avoid situations with a driver you suspect may be violent, there are precautions you as a driver should take every time you get behind the wheel.
Avoid offending other drivers. Actions which commonly provoke drivers to commit acts of violence include:
* Being cut off by other vehicles,
* Being tailgated,
* Drivers who do not signal their turns or lane changes,
* Driving behind a slow-moving vehicle in the fast lane of traffic,
* Drivers who do not pay attention because of cellular phone use, looking for an address, applying makeup or being overcautious,
* Drivers stopping in a traffic lane to pick-up or drop-off passengers,
* Motorcyclists splitting traffic,
* Improper use of hi-beam headlights,
* Inconsiderate municipal bus and taxicab drivers, and
* Being the object of obscene gestures.
Do not engage other drivers. Avoid engaging other drivers, even if they have done something to make you angry or vice versa. Put as much distance between you and the other driver as possible and avoid making eye contact. Never pull off the roadway to confront another driver.
Steer Clear – Give angry drivers lots of room. Do not, under any circumstances, pull off to the side of the road and try to settle things.
Avoid eye contact – If another driver is acting angry with you, don’t make eye contact. Looking or staring at another driver can turn an impersonal encounter between two vehicles into a personal
Get help – If you believe the other driver is following you or is trying to start a fight, get help. If you have a cellular phone, use it to call the police. Otherwise, drive to a place where there are people around, such as a police station, convenience store, shopping center, or even a hospital. Use your horn to get someone’s attention. This will usually discourage an aggressor. Do not get out of your car. Do not go home.
As always, please feel free to call me or email me.
Deputy Brian Heischuber
661-255-1121 EXT. 5164
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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