Community: Newhall Crime Report for the week of October 31, 2016- November 6, 2016
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Public Safety and Crime Prevention Unit
Burglary – 23500 Lyons Avenue
Person(s) unknown shattered the victim’s rear driver side window and stole numerous items (“Milwaukee” tool bag, red and black in color, miscellaneous screw drivers, wrenches and sockets).
Burglary – 22300 3rd Street
Person(s) unknown shattered the victim’s passenger side window and stole a brown wallet containing $300 dollars in U.S. currency.
Petty Theft – 21700 Placerita Cyn Road
Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s bicycle from the bicycle rack.
Attempt Burglary – 24200 Bamboo Drive
Person(s) unknown attempted to open the victim’s bedroom window as the victim laid in bed watching television. The suspects fled on foot when the victim heard the suspects at her window.
Small Business Burglary Prevention
Make sure all outside entrances and inside security doors have deadbolt locks. If you use padlocks, they should be made of steel and kept locked at all times. Remember to remove serial numbers from your locks, to prevent unauthorized keys from being made. All outside or security doors should be metal-lined and secured with metal security crossbars. Pin all exposed hinges to prevent removal. Windows should have secure locks and burglar-resistant glass. Consider installing metal grates on all your windows except display windows. Remove all expensive items from window displays at night and make sure you can see easily into your business after closing. Light the inside and outside of your business, especially around doors, windows, skylights, or other entry points. Consider installing covers over exterior lights and power sources to deter tampering. Check the parking lot for good lighting and unobstructed views. Keep your cash register in plain view from the outside of your business, so it can be monitored by police during the day or at night. Leave it open and empty after closing. Be sure your safe is fireproof and securely anchored. It should be kept in plain view. Leave it open when it’s empty, use it to lock up valuables when you close. Remember to change the combination when an employee who has had access to it leaves your business. Before you invest in an alarm system, check with several companies and decide what level of security fits your needs. Contact your local law enforcement agency to recommend established companies. Learn how to use your system properly. Check the system daily, and run a test when closing.
Deputy Betsy Shackelford
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Crime Prevention Unit- Newhall (Zone 6)
Station: (661) 255-1121 Ext. 4283