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Samuel Dixon Family Health Center’s Val Verde location was broken into during the early morning hours of August 29 and September 22, and the burglar or burglars stole office equipment from a detached office separate from the main clinic.

The estimated value of the items stolen on both occasions total $6,000.

Surveillance video shows an unknown suspect coming down the hillside next to the Dixon Health Center, climbing over the surrounding fence and prying open the back-office window (screen capture above).

The suspect is also observed vandalizing the adjacent parking lot and structures.

Both incidents have been reported to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department and all surveillance video provided to detectives.

“These are unfortunate events, but thankfully they occurred after hours and our staff and patients were not in any danger,” said SDFHC CEO Philip Solomon.

“Although all the items are replaceable, the money we will use to replace these items takes away from medical care for individuals in need, particularly for the residents of the Val Verde community who make up most of our membership at this location,” Solomon said.

“Additional security measures have been taken to prevent future occurrences,” he said.

Any information regarding these incidents should be provided to the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

Established in 1980 in Val Verde, SDFHC now has locations in Canyon Country, Newhall, and on the campuses of COC and Cal Arts.

SDFHC’s mission is to enhance wellness by providing accessible, affordable, quality primary healthcare, dental and behavioral health services to anyone in need, with a special emphasis on the unserved, underserved and low-income populations.

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit health center founded and based in the SCV.

Visit the SDFHC at www.sdfhc.org for more information or to make a donation.

All contributions are tax-deductible.

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