Community: Canyon Country (East) Crime Report for the week of October 29, 2016 – November 6, 2016
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit
Vehicle Theft-28300 block of Connie Court
An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 1995 Acura Integra from the location. The vehicle was recovered in Bakersfield.
Burglary-27900 block of Sarabande Lane
The suspect entered the victim’s locked garage and stole his Honda Accord. The suspect was arrested on 11/03/16 for vehicle theft.
Burglary-28900 block of Silver Saddle Circle
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment and stole jewelry and U.S. Currency. The suspect entered the location by removing a bedroom screen and pried open the window.
An unknown suspect shattered the front passenger window of the victim’s window and stole an “Alpine” radio and a wallet containing a driver’s license and two credit cards.
Burglary-18300 block of Oak Canyon Road
A suspect gained entry to a detached garage and took saws and paint sprayers.
Burglary-27600 block of Ironstone Drive
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole an iPad.
With the impending holidays comes a surge in mail theft and a number of reasons to take proactive measures before a thief snatches your mail, and possibly your identity. While yes, holiday mail theft is centered on packages, gift cards and cash — that’s not all these thieves are after. Your mail, particularly pre-approved credit card statements, bills and checks are filled with personally identifiable information (PII) that can be used to commit identity theft, check fraud and related identity crimes. Mail theft doesn’t just happen over the holidays; career crooks make a stable living from snatching letters, bill and junk mail. Make a daily routine out of collecting your mail — even if you aren’t necessarily expecting something. (Keep in mind: even a simple utility bill is valuable to an identity thief.) The more time you leave your mailbox full, the longer a scammer has to snatch it. Better yet, be proactive and consider alternative delivery methods when placing online orders. A growing trend is to have holiday packages delivered to your place of work. You could also request packages be delivered to a trusted neighbor or choose to pick up packages at your local post office.
Deputy Luis Cabrera
661-255-1121 ext. 5158