Community: Stevenson Ranch
Public Safety/Crime Report for Week of Aug. 15-21
08/14/16 Grand Theft (Auto) – 24900 block Constitution Avenue; Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s TaoTao blue motorcycle which was parked in the parking lot of the location.
08/16/16 Assault with a Deadly Weapon – 25300 block The Old Road; A female adult smashed the windshield of the victim’s vehicle, then threatened to stab him with a knife. She was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.
08/17/16 Petty Theft – 25900 block Stafford Canyon Road; The victim stated she had given house and pool keys to a friend so that she could look after her home while she was on vacation. The victim stated since she has been home, she has not been able to contact her friend to get her keys back.
08/19/16 Petty Theft (Vehicle) – 26100 block Twain Place; Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole his sunglasses and a USB cable.
08/19/16 Petty Theft (Vehicle) – 25400 block The Old Road; Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole her purse containing her credit cards, house keys, and cell phone.
08/20/16 Burglary – 25800 block The Old Road; An adult exited the store with three items which she did not pay for. She was seen entering a tan Toyota sedan with another suspect driving. The suspects then drove out of view. The suspects had committed a similar burglary at another store in Canyon Country that same day.
Tip of the Week: What’s in your wallet?
Leaving wallets and purses in either a locked, or unlocked vehicle where they are easily visible is never a good idea. The inconvenience of having a window smashed, the loss of cash, and having to replace a driver’s license and debit/credit cards is never fun. But if you think of the other crimes that you may fall victim to, there are a lot more inconveniences, as well as safety issues to worry about. When a thief gets hold of your wallet or purse, they will also have access to your bank account and personal identity. In many cases where thieves manage to steal an entire wallet, they most often go to local stores and make multiple high cost purchases using your debit/credit cards before you’ve noticed they are missing. Additionally, if your purse is taken, the thief will now have your house and vehicle keys, as well as your home address. It would be frustrating to have someone steal your vehicle right out of your driveway, but it would be te rrifying to have someone enter your home while your family was sleeping. Never leave your wallet or purse in your vehicle in plain sight. Keep these items with you at all times, or secure them in your home when not in use, or in a locker if the facility provides one.
Deputy Kevin Duxbury
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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