Here is the Valencia (Zone 5) Update, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for the week of 08/21/2017 to 08/27/2017:
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit
A commercial burglary occurred near the 27000 block of Newhall Ranch Road. Suspect(s) unknown smashed the window to the location and tried to steal the cash register. Nothing of value was taken from the location.
A petty theft occurred near the 26000 block of Bouquet Canyon Road. An unknown suspect walked into the location and stole a pair of headphones.
A petty theft occurred near the 27000 block of Wayne Mills Place. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked car and stole a cell phone.
A petty theft occurred near the 24000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect walked into the store and concealed items on his person. The suspect then failed to pay for the items and walked out of the store.
A residential burglary occurred near the 25000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect gained access to the location, possibly by using a key and stole several iPads from inside the unit.
A shoplifting theft occurred near the 24000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown suspect walked into the location and walked out with a vacuum in his hand.
A petty theft occurred near the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard. An unknown suspect grabbed items from the counter and walked out of the location without paying for them.
A vehicle theft occurred near the 22000 block of Cardiff Drive. An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2005 Honda Accord.
Tips for Staying Cool:
Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.
· Keep in mind: Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, they will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.
Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to recover.
Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat. If you’re not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity. Get into a cool area or into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint.
Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply it according to the package directions.
· Tip: Look for sunscreens that say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels- these products work best.
Do Not Leave Children in Cars: Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. While anyone left in a parked car is at risk, children are especially at risk of getting a heat stroke or dying. When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
· Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
· To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
· When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Avoid Hot and Heavy Meals: They add heat to your body.