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Newhall: Zone 6

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 10/19/15 to 10/25/2015

The following crimes are currently being investigated by Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station detectives:zone6_betsyshackelford

A vehicle burglary occurred near the 21400 block of Grape Lily Cir., Newhall. Suspect(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s vehicle. The victim stated nothing appeared to have been stolen.

A vehicle burglary occurred near Newhall Ave. and the 14 Fwy., Newhall. Suspect(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s vehicle and stole the victim’s wallet.

A vehicle burglary occurred near the 23200 block of Sierra Hwy., Newhall. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s locked vehicle by unknown means and stole numerous items. There were no signs of forced entry.

A vehicle burglary occurred near the 24600 block of Meadowridge Dr., Newhall. Suspect(s) unknown entered the victim’s vehicle by unknown means and stole a car stereo. There were no signs of forced entry.

A residential burglary occurred near the 23600 block of Meadowridge Dr., Newhall. Suspect(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s residence by removing a window screen and entered the location through an open window. The suspects stole numerous items.

Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely

· Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

· Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

· Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

· Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

· Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

· Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

· Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

· Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.

· Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

· Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

· When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

· Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

· Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

· Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.

· Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

· Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

· Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips#sthash.IDVF8c4O.dpuf

Thank you,
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 Fax: (661) 253-0124

Email: bsshacke@lasd.org

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