The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime prevention information for Canyon Country East (Zone 8) for the week of Dec. 11.
Vehicle Theft – 27500 block of Rockrose Ln
The victim left the keys in her car while when she was delivering food. The suspect stole vehicle while it was running. Deputies recovered the vehicle in Newhall and arrested one suspect.
Burglary – 27300 block of Sara St
An unknown suspect broke into the victim’s home and stole multiple items.
Burglary – 27900 block Solamint Rd
An unknown suspect broke into the victim’s residence and stole several items, such as a gaming console, tablet and portable gaming system.
Vehicle Theft – 27900 block of Solamint Rd
An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2016 Jeep Wrangler from the location. The vehicle was recovered in Palmdale.
Burglary – 25100 block Cherry Ridge
The victim saw the suspect leaving his open garage into a waiting car. The suspect stole a purse from the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was one of two people arrested in a stolen car in North Hills. The victim’s property was inside the vehicle.
Take Care, Beware of Mail Theft
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, is filled with personally identifiable information 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 friend or neighbor.
Deputy Luis Cabrera
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
661-255-1121 Ext. 4283