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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]


xone3_kevinduxburyCastaic/ Val Verde Public Safety/Crime Report for the week of August 14, 2016

 

Burglary – 28700 Ponderosa Street

Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s home through an unlocked door and stole a box containing various pieces of men’s jewelry valued at $45,000.00.

 

08/15/16

Petty Theft – 31500 Castaic Rd

Two male adults cut the lock to a vending machine and stole $50.00 in U.S. currency.

 

08/17/16

Grand Theft (Auto) – 31500 Castaic Rd

Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s green Freightliner Classic Semi-truck, with attached Great Dane utility trailer which was parked in front of the location.

 

08/20/16

Grand Theft (Auto) – 28100 Sloan Canyon Road

Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s grey Toyota Camry which was parked in front of the location. It was later found abandoned on the 28000 block of Banjo Circle.  The battery, radio, and dip stick had been removed.

 

08/20/16

Grand Theft (Auto) – 31900 Castaic Road

Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s brown Honda Accord which was parked in front of the location.

 

Tip of the Week: Preparing for an Evacuation

This last month was very intense for the city of Santa Clarita, where we as first responders, and a community, had to deal with the Sage and Sand fires.  Summer is not over, and the hills around us are still extremely dry and vulnerable to fires.  In the event of a fire, you will be notified by public announcements, and even verbally by Deputies and Fire Fighters going door to door.  But unfortunately by then the evacuation should be immediate, and will not allow you to make any kind of preparations.  Preparing for an evacuation will save you and your family a lot of stress, as well as allow you to take any sensitive items with you during the evacuation.  Here are some tips that can help you better prepare and execute an evacuation:

 

1.    Make a list of non-replaceable items that you would want to take with you, (family photos, computers, important documents) and note their locations.

2.    If you have pets, assure that you have an emergency supply of food and water for them, as well as any other care products they require. (Leashes, feeding bowels, beds, etc.)

3.    Pre-plan where you will evacuate too.  The hotels in the city will fill up fast in the event of an evacuation.  If you have family or friends outside the city, try to make prior arrangements to go to those locations in the event of an evacuation.  Familiarize yourself with hotels outside the city, and assure they allow pets if you have pets.

4.    If you own a motorhome or recreational trailer, these could be excellent shelters in the event of an evacuation.  Keep your RV stocked with water and essentials.

5.    PRACTICE YOUR EVACUATION.  Take some time with your family to practice getting the things you will need to evacuate, and load them in your vehicle to assure they will fit.

6.    PRE-EVACUATE!!!  If there is a fire in your area, you may choose to pre-evacuate, even though an evacuation has not been ordered.  This will allow you much more time to gather those sensitive and necessary items for an evacuation.

 

Deputy Kevin Duxbury

KBDuxbur@lasd.org

661-799-5158

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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