Canyon Country (East) Crime Report: Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016
The following crimes in Canyon Country (East) were reported during the Week of November 7, 2016 thru November 13, 2016:
Grand Theft-16500 block of Soledad Canyon Road
An unknown suspect stole a solar panel that was attached to a metal pole. The panel is used to power an irrigation system at the location.
Petty Theft-27400 block of N. Lise Lane
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole his wallet. Later in the day, the suspect used the victim’s credit cards at several locations.
Grand Theft-27600 block of Marta Lane
An unknown suspect stole the victim’s motorcycle saddle bags and luggage rack off his motorcycle.
Vehicle Theft-27300 block of Evi Lane
The victim’s grandson took her 1998 white Honda Civic without her permission
Robbery (Armed)-Jakes Way/Canyon Park
The victim was at the location to buy marijuana when the suspect approached him from behind and put a handgun against his back and demanded the victim’s backpack. The victim fearing for his life, gave the suspect the backpack that contained a computer. The suspect then put the gun to the victim’s head and demanded his wallet. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic 23-25 yrs old, 6’00” -6’02”, wearing a blue baggy shirt, tan pants, and dark knit cap.
Burglary-27500 block of Marta Lane
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s house and stole a television, sound bar and underwear. The victim believes her ex-roommate might be responsible. She still has a key to the residence. No signs of forced entry.
Vehicle Theft-Jakes Way/Sandy Drive
An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 1993 brown Honda Accord from the location.
With the impending holidays comes a surge in mail theft,and a number of reasons to take proactive measures before a thief snatches your mail, and possibly your identity.
While yes, holiday mail theft is centered on packages, gift cards and cash — that’s not all these thieves are after. Your mail, particularly pre-approved credit card statements, bills and checks are filled with personally identifiable information (PII) that can be used to commit identity theft, check fraud and related identity crimes. Mail theft doesn’t just happen over the holidays; career crooks make a stable living from snatching letters, bill and junk mail. Make a daily routine out of collecting your mail — even if you aren’t necessarily expecting something. (Keep in mind: even a simple utility bill is valuable to an identity thief.) The more time you leave your mailbox full, the longer a scammer has to snatch it.
Better yet, be proactive and consider alternative delivery methods when placing online orders. A growing trend is to have holiday packages delivered to your place of work. You could also request packages be delivered to a trusted neighbor or choose to pick up packages at your local post office.
Deputy Luis Cabrera
661-255-1121 X 4283
FW by: Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
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