Valencia, Zone 5
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information
Snapshot for the week of 12/08/2014 to 12/14/2014
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 5 (Valencia):
A robbery occurred near the 24400 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. The suspect was arrested by patrol deputies for failing to pay for items he had concealed on his persons. When detained by loss prevention, the suspect threatened the employee with physical harm. The suspect fled the location on foot, but was located a short time later by patrol deputies.
A residential burglary occurred near the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s apartment and stole an iPad and iMac computer. The suspect forced entry into the location through the victim’s bedroom window. No suspect information is currently available.
Another burglary occurred near the 24000 block of Cottage Circle. Suspect(s) unknown entered the location and stole over 1200 dollars in U.S. currency from the location and Motorola Dock phone, black in color. The victim noticed his bedroom window open and the screen on the floor. No suspect information is available.
A vehicle theft occurred near the 24400 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. Suspect(s) unknown stole the victim’s 2014 Hyundai Accent four door rental car from the location. No suspect information.
An attempted vehicle theft occurred near the 27800 block of Avenue Hopkins. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s vehicle and attempted to steal it. The suspect(s) was unsuccessful, and left in the vehicle was a metal object shoved into the ignition which was used for trying to start the vehicle.
A second vehicle theft occurred near the 27000 block of Newhall Ranch Rd. The victim walked into the location to grab an item really quick. He stated he was in the store no more than 30 seconds. He left his car running and the keys inside the ignition. When he exited the location he noticed his vehicle was no longer parked where he left it. The male who was standing out front of the business was no longer there.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the intersection of Hogan Drive and Tournament Road. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s vehicle and stole the third row seat and an electric scooter. No suspect information available.
Another vehicle burglary occurred near the 25800 block of McBean Parkway. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s vehicle and stole the victim’s purse. No signs of forced entry into the victim’s vehicle were observed. Stolen was a Michael Kors purse, wallet, U.S. Currency and the victim’s driver’s license.
Another vehicle burglary occurred near the 24300 block of La Glorita Circle. Suspect(s) unknown smashed the victim’s rear window to his GMC Yukon and stole his third row seat. No suspect information is available.
Another vehicle burglary occurred near the 22700 block of Peach Court. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victims locked vehicle and stole numerous personal items from inside the vehicle. No signs of forced entry into the vehicle were seen.
During this past week we had had four incidents of shoplifting occur at local businesses in the area. Three out of the four incidents resulted in arrests from the stores. Each case is currently being investigated and handled by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detective bureau.
As we are amid the holiday season please remember these tips on how to prevent becoming a victim.
Car thefts seem to occur with greater frequency where large groups of cars are parked for extended periods of time in places such as shopping centers, colleges, sporting events, movie complexes, and large apartment complexes. Car thefts occur at random on different days of the week and times of the day, depending on the locations.
Below are some tips you can use to avoid being the victim of a car thief:
* Never leave your car running unattended, even to dash into a business, store, etc.;
* Never leave any keys in the car or ignition, inside a locked garage, or in hide-a-key boxes;
* Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it is parked in front of your home;
* Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk out of sight;
* Always park in high-traffic, well-lighted areas, when possible;
* Install a mechanical device that locks the steering wheel, column, or brakes. These devices will deter some criminals;
* Investigate the purchase of a vehicle theft tracking/security system, especially if you own one of the frequently stolen model vehicles;
* Never leave personal identification documents, vehicle ownership title, or credit cards in your vehicle;
* Copy your license plate and vehicle information (VIN) numbers on a card and keep them with you. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information to take a report; and,
* If your vehicle is stolen, report it to the police immediately.
Remember, there is no guarantee that your car will not be stolen, but taking precautionary measures can minimize your chances of becoming the victim of auto theft.
Deputy, Brian Heischuber
Zone 5 Leader (Valencia)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Crime Prevention Unit
Station: (661)255-1121 EXT. 5164 – Fax: (661)253-0124
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