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zone5BrianHeischuberCommunity: Valencia: Public Safety and Crime Report for the Week of 08/15/16

 

 

Monday 08/15/16

Attempt Robbery

23900 block of McBean Parkway.  An unknown suspect tried to take the victim’s wallet.

 

Tuesday 08/16/16

Petty Theft

24200 block of Valencia Boulevard.  The victim left her wallet at the location while shopping.  When she went back to the location, her wallet was gone.

26100 block of Bouquet Canyon Road. Two unknown female suspect stole carpets from inside the location.

24400 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. A male suspect was arrested from the location for exiting the store without paying for items.

 

Thursday 08/18/16

Shoplifting

26400 block of McBean Parkway. A male suspect was arrested from the location for shoplifting.

 

Grand Theft

Between 05/16/16- 08/16/16

24300 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. The victim stated between the indicated dates and time person(s) unknown stole cash and gold bars from the victim’s safety deposit box.

 

Friday 08/19/16

Theft from unlocked vehicle.

24200 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole his wallet.

 

Sunday 08/21/16

Petty Theft

27300 block of Dearborn Drive. The victim believes his ex-friend stole several items from his work bag which was in his garage.

 

Carjacking- PUBLIC SAFETY

Stealing a car by force has captured headlines across the country. Statistically your chances of being a carjacking victim are very slim, and prevention actions can reduce the risk even more.

Golden opportunities: what do carjackers look for?

-Intersections controlled by stop lights or signs.

-Garages and parking lots for mass transit, shopping malls, and grocery stores.

-Self-serve gas stations and car washes.

-ATMs (automated teller machines).

-Residential driveways and streets as people get into and out of cars.

-Highway exit and entry ramps, or anyplace else that drivers slow down or stop.

The “Bump and Rob”

It works like this. A car, usually with a driver and at least one passenger, rear-ends or “bumps” you in traffic. You quickly get out to check the damage and exchange information. Either the driver or one of the passengers jumps in your car and drives off.

· If you’re bumped by another car, look around before you get out.

· Make sure there are other cars around, check out the car that’s rear-ended you and who’s in it. If the situation makes you uneasy, memorize or jot down the car’s tag number and description; signal the other car to follow you. Drive to the nearest police station or to a busy, well-lighted area.

·If you do get out of the car, take your keys (and purse or wallet if you have one) with you and stay alert.

Reduce Your Risk

Getting In

·   Walk with purpose and stay alert.

·   Approach your car with the key in hand. Look around and inside the car before getting in.

·  Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers.

·  Trust your instincts – if something makes you feel uneasy, get into the car quickly, lock the doors, and drive away.

If It Happens to You…

·  If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, give up your car. Don’t argue. Your life is worth more than a car.

· Get away from the area as quickly as possible.

· Try to remember what the carjacker looked like – sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes.

·  Report the crime immediately to the police.

 

As always, please feel free to call me or email me.
Deputy Brian Heischuber

baheisch@lasd.org
661-255-1121 EXT. 5164
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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