Stevenson Ranch-West Valencia, Zone 3
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the Week of 08/03/15 to 08/09/2015
A grand theft auto occurred on the 25400 block of The Old Rd. Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s vehicle which was parked and secured at the above location.
A grand theft auto occurred on the 24900 block of The Old Rd. Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s U-Haul rental and a U-Haul rental auto trailer which was towing the victim’s vehicle.
A petty theft (shoplifting) occurred on the 25400 block of The Old Rd. A female adult attempted to leave the location with items she did not pay for. She was arrested for petty theft.
A burglary occurred on the 24900 block of The Old Rd. Person(s) unknown pried the rear door open of his R/V trailer and stole a “Bose” speaker, a “Jensen” 40 in. television, and various other items.
A theft by credit card / vandalism / mail theft occurred on the 25900 block of Verandah Ct. Person(s) unknown pried open the rear door of the victim’s mailbox and stole his mail. The victim stated he later learned that $1,220 was charged on his credit card which was also stolen from his mailbox.
Tip of the week: Preventing Bicycle Thefts
With the weather cooling down ever so slightly, and school about to start, it’s a great time to enjoy our bike trails and paseos one last time before summer ends. Here are some tips to help you protect yourselves from bicycle thefts:
* Always lock your bike to a fixed object using a good quality lock whenever you leave your bike unattended, even if you are only going to be away from your bike for a short amount of time.
* When transporting your bike in an open bed truck or on an auto bike rack, secure your bike to the bed or rack with a good quality lock. (It only takes a second for someone to remove your bike should you be stuck in traffic or at a red light.)
* When storing your bike, try to store it in your garage or indoors and out of view. If this is not an option for you, be sure your bike is secured with a good quality lock to a fixed object.
* Register your bike with the National Bike Registry at https://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/. Having your bike registered can greatly help law enforcement identify your bike should it be stolen.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Deputy Kevin Duxbury
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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