Valencia Crime Report for the week of 09/11//16 – 09/17/16
24100 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. A female suspect was arrested from the location for trying to exit the store without paying for items.
28500 block of Westinghouse Place. An unknown suspect forced entry into the victim’s vehicle and stole the third row seat.
Recklessly start a fire
26900 block of Mirasol Street. Two male subjects were detained near the location for recklessly starting a fire. Both juvies admitted to starting the fire, but stated they did so on accident.
Assault with a deadly weapon
23400 block of Valencia Boulevard. A male suspect exited the location and was not allowed back inside. The suspect became very upset and threw a brick at the victim. A piece of the brick hit the victim’s hand causing some swelling. The suspect fled the location prior to the deputies arrival.
23700 block of Del Monte Drive. The victim’s home was for sale. She left the location due to an open house that was being held. When she returned to her home, she noticed her jewelry hutch open and her jewelry missing. The victim valued her jewelry at over $23,000.
23200 block of Valencia Boulevard. A female suspect tried to exit the store with a BB gun. Once outside the store, an employee confronted the suspect about the stolen item. The suspect pulled out a taser and threatened to harm the employee. Fearing for her safety the employee backed off and the suspect fled the area. The suspect was caught not far from the location and arrested.
24200 block of Valencia Boulevard. A male suspect was arrested from the location for trying to exit the store with numerous clothing items.
Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors
Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple suggestions.
At home …
• Always keep your doors and windows locked. Install dead-bolt locks on all doors.
• Keep your home well-lit at night, inside and out, and keep your curtains closed at night.
• Install a peephole in your front door so you can see callers without opening the door.
• Ask for proper identification from delivery- men or strangers.
Don’t be afraid of asking — if they are legitimate they won’t mind.
• If a stranger asks to use your telephone, offer to place the call for him/her yourself. Never let a stranger into your home.
• Do not leave notes on your door when you are gone, and do not hide your keys under the mat or in other conspicuous places.
• Never give out information over the phone indicating you are alone or that you won’t be home at a certain time.
• When you are gone for more than a day, make sure your home looks and sounds occupied — use automatic timers to turn on lights and a radio or television.
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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