Community: Valencia, Zone 5
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information
Snapshot for 11/19/2012 through 11/25/2012
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit
[LASD] – This week Zone 5-Valencia area reported 23 Part 1 crimes. The criminal incidents included grand theft auto, residential, commercial and vehicle burglaries, robbery and numerous petty theft/shoplifting from local businesses.
A grand theft of a Toyota Corolla occurred during the weekend between the hours of 4:30 pm to 10:00 am. The vehicle was parked on Calex Drive. Please be cautious of your surroundings. Lock all windows/doors to your vehicle and if possible park in well-lit and highly visible areas.
A residential burglary occurred on Friday at the 25400 block of Via Dona Christa Drive between the hours of 7:45 am – 9:00 am. Stolen was a men’s bicycle that was taken while the garage door was left opened. An attempt residential burglary occurred on the 25800 block of Espinoza Drive between 9:00am – 1:00 pm. No entry was made into the residence and no items were stolen. A broken door latch was observed at the scene. As always please remember to lock all windows/doors to your residence and secure valuables in a safe or lock box. Keep serial numbers to valuables handy in case of a theft so that Deputies have the information for the criminal report.
There were a few commercial burglaries that occurred in various areas of Valencia. The items stolen were copper wire, and a mountain bike. Video surveillance was in place for a few of the incidents. Santa Clarita Detectives are currently working these cases.
Two vehicle burglaries occurred at the following locations: 24000 block of Newhall Ranch Road and 24800 block of Avenue Rockefeller. The thefts occurred in the late afternoon during the week. Entries made into the vehicles were via smashed windows and punched door locks. Items stolen were a purse and plumbing equipment which were visible from outside the vehicles. I urge everyone to please secure all personal belongings (purses, book bags, lap tops, etc.) and lock all bed mounted tool boxes. Do not leave items unattended or visible in your vehicles. Remember to secure your vehicles by rolling up all windows and locking all doors.
A robbery occurred at a hardware store during the weekday at 11:00am. The items stolen/recovered were various Makita Tools. A suspect was apprehended and booked at the Santa Clarita Station.
Santa Clarita Deputies are diligently patrolling all areas of Valencia regarding the increase of theft. Please help us by reporting all suspicious activity and call the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.
There were fifteen arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. The criminal charges included possession of controlled substances, driving under the influence of alcohol, robbery, petty theft, and shoplifting from local businesses.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Valencia (Zone 5), please feel free to contact me at 661-799-5164 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is my goal to keep the residents of Valencia informed and educated on current crime trends, so that they may protect themselves from becoming a victim.
Remember, by continuing to work together we will send a “not in Santa Clarita” message.
Deputy Regina Yost
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
661-255-1121 ext. 5164
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