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[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have released the crime reports for the week of Oct. 6-12.

crimezone3A man was killed while running across the Interstate 5 freeway Sunday night, California Highway Patrol officers said Monday. He was identified and the next of kin was notified, officials said Thursday.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating an alleged hate crime, after a Hispanic man was attacked shortly after midnight Sunday.

Reports of two missing Santa Clarita Valley teens prompted concern from residents last week, before both runaway teens safely returned home.

Crime Reports

KHTS publishes crime reports in alphabetical order by community as they are made available.

Here are the crime reports for Canyon Country East, Canyon Country West, Castaic/ Val Verde, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia.

Canyon Country East

A residential burglary occurred was reported near the 18000 Terra Verde Place. The suspect(s) made entry through the upstairs unlocked window which is accessible through the balcony. The suspect stole an Apple MacBook, a Nintendo 3D, and a Cannon digital camera.

There was a residential burglary reported near the 27600 block of Nugget Drive. The suspect entered the location through the open garage door and entered the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect stole a wallet containing currency, a social security card and a California driver’s license.

An attempted burglary occurred near the 28300 block of Simsalido Avenue. An unknown person removed a pad lock from the victim’s front gate and tried to enter the rear doors.  The suspect also removed the screen from a rear window on the house.

A 1979 utility trailer was stolen from Violet Hills Drive. The trailer is designed to carry 3 motorcycles.

An attempted grand theft auto occurred near the 27800 block of Solamint Road.  The suspect in this incident pried the door lock of the victim’s car to make entry.  The suspect then tried to hotwire the vehicle but was unsuccessful.

A grand theft auto was reported on Silver Oak Lane. A 2009 Suzuki GSXR750 was stolen from the location. The victim located his motorcycle approximately 50 yards away from the area where he parked it.  The ignition was damaged.

crimezone8There was a robbery at the 7-11 on Sierra Highway. The suspect had a white shirt covering his face with holes cut out for his eyes and mouth.  The suspect had a knife and demanded money from the employee.  The suspect was able to get $800.  This case is being investigated by Santa Clarita Station Detectives.

A vehicle burglary occurred on Jakes Way/Eleanor Circle.  The suspect shattered the right rear window.  The suspect stole 3 cell phones and currency.

There was a theft from a vehicle reported near the 16500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. The victim’s purse and wallet were taken from the vehicle.  The victim said she locked her vehicle and is unsure how the suspect made entry to her vehicle.

Canyon Country West

An assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue.  An unknown suspect randomly walked up to the victim and struck him in the face.  After knocking him to the ground, the suspect then kicked him in the head and ran westbound on Soledad Canyon Road and out of view.  The victim was transported to Henry Mayo Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.  This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives.

A residential burglary occurred near the 27300 block of Sierra Highway.  Person(s) unknown entered the victims house and stole numerous items from within.  No evidence of forced entry was found.  This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives.

A residential burglary occurred near the 19300 block of May Way.  Person(s) unknown stole approximately $3000 in cash from the victims dresser which was located in the master bedroom of the residence.  No evidence of forced entry was found.  This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives.

A petty theft occurred near the 19200 block of Soledad Canyon Road.  The victim left her purse in a shopping cart at a nearby market and drove home.  When she returned to locate her purse, it was missing.  Later the victim activated the GPS on her cell phone which was inside her purse and saw that her missing items were inside a nearby apartment complex.  This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives.

Castaic

There was a residential burglary reported from the 28000 block of Chiquito Canyon.  The homeowner was gone for two months and found several items of furniture and appliances missing upon his return.  Among the stolen items was a Glock 9mm handgun with two 14 round magazines.

A vehicle burglary was reported from the 31000 block of Countryside Drive.  The victim found their vehicle window off the frame, and the stereo missing, when they went out to leave for work.

A vehicle burglary was reported from the 30000 block of San Martinez.  The victim heard her car alarm go off.  When they went out front to check the suspect ran into an adjacent wash.  The suspect was described as male, possibly Hispanic approximately 5’6 and 145 pounds.  The suspect was not able to get into the vehicle.

A theft was reported from the 29000 block of Central Avenue.  Approximately $1,200 worth of metal piping was taken from the victim’s property.

A theft was reported from the 29000 block of Verdale Avenue.  The victim ordered a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone from Walmart.  The package was delivered to her doorstep but the phone was not in the box when she opened it.

A theft was reported from the 31000 block of Castaic Road.  The victim left her silver I-phone 5 on a shelf while shopping.  When she realized it and returned to the aisle the phone was missing.

A theft was reported from San Martinez Road.  The victim paid her ex-boyfriend $400 to rent a room.  Later the same day the victim was served a restraining order from the ex-boyfriend.  The victim called several times to retrieve her money but the ex-boyfriend never answered.

Newhall

On Thursday the 9th, at 11:35 a.m., a strong arm robbery occurred in the 21200 block of Oakleaf Canyon Road.  The victim believes the suspect and an unknown driver may have followed her home and confronted her in front of her house.  The suspect took jewelry from the victim and fled in a white 4 door vehicle.

Late Saturday the 11th, a 28 year old male reported he had been assaulted by 2 unknown male Hispanics while he was sitting in a car with his girlfriend on 15thStreet.  The victim did not recognize the other male’s and did not know why he was attacked.

Between Friday the 3rd, and Sunday the 7th, a residential burglary occurred in the 23600 block of Meadowridge Drive.  The suspect entered through a window and took electronics.

On Saturday the 11th, at 12:36 a.m., a suspicious fire started inside an attached garage in the 24300 block of Cork Oak Lane.  Approximately $40 in damaged occurred and the incident is currently being investigated by arson detectives.

Between Wednesday the 1st, and Sunday the 12th, a bicycle and a laptop were stolen from the 21700 block of Placerita Canyon Road.  The bike’s cable had been cut and the laptop had been left unattended.

On Monday the 6th, between 2:26 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., a package was stolen from a mailbox in the 22100 block of Placeritos Boulevard.

On Monday the 6th, between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., two bikes were stolen from an open parking area in the 24300 block of Newhall Avenue.  The bikes had been left unattended and unlocked.

Stevenson Ranch

A vehicle burglary occurred near the 25300 block of The Old Road. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s locked vehicle and took a bag containing medical equipment. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred near the 28100 block of The Old Road. The victim parked his vehicle at a gas pump and went inside to pay the cashier. While inside, an unknown suspect entered his vehicle through an open window and took a camera and miscellaneous personal items.

A grand theft occurred near the 28000 block of The Old Road. A female employee was arrested by Santa Clarita Station deputies after stealing money from the cash register. There were several incidents over a three month period. The case is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.

A petty theft/shoplift occurred near the 25400 block of The Old Road. A male suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel after exiting the location, failing to pay for several items. The suspect was arrested by responding Santa Clarita Station deputies. Upon further investigation, a female acquaintance was also arrested for driving a stolen vehicle.

A petty theft/shoplift occurred near the 25400 block of The Old Road. A female suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel after exiting the location, failing to pay for items she concealed in her purse. The suspect was arrested by responding Santa Clarita Station deputies.

Santa Clarita deputies working in the Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch area made several arrests last week. Charges included domestic violence, narcotics and weapons related charges.

Valencia

A residential burglary occurred near the 25000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. The victims were at home sleeping when they heard noises coming from the front room.  They walked towards the front room and saw three suspects inside their house wearing ski masks.  A confrontation ensued between the victims and the suspect over an affair taking place between the two parties involved.   The victims knew the suspects and recognized them right away. Nothing was stolen from the location, but a large argument erupted between the victims and the suspects.  This incident is related to a family disturbance.  This incident is currently being investigated by the station detective bureau.

A burglary occurred near the 27300 block of Tourney Road.  Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the bathroom area at the location by prying open the doors.  Numerous items were stolen from the location.

A burglary occurred near the 27800 block of McBean Parkway. Unknown suspect(s) unknown broke into an apartment association garage containing gardening tools.   The garage was pried into and numerous items were stolen from inside the location.

A burglary occurred near the 28000 block of Avenue Stanford. Two suspects were arrested by patrol deputies after they were caught in the act of stealing machine parts from the business.

A robbery occurred near the 24000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway.   Two male suspects entered the location with a backpack.  Both suspects filed their backpack with numerous liquor and personal items.  Both suspects then walked towards the front of the store and made no attempt to pay for the items concealed in the backpack.  As the security officer saw this taking place, he walked over to confront the two suspects.  One suspect pulled out pepper spray and sprayed the security guard in the face.  The security officer was able to grab the backpack and both suspects fled the location on foot.  The suspects are described as a two male Hispanics 508 150lbs black hair brown eyes.

A vehicle burglary occurred near the 24800 block of Avenue Rockefeller.  The victims 2008 Chevy van was broke into overnight.  The vehicle was parked at the location overnight and secured.  When the victim returned the following day he noticed his vehicle had been broken into.

A vehicle theft occurred near the 23900 block of Creekside Drive.   The victim’s vehicle was stolen from the location while parked on their property.  The vehicle is a mobile wash truck which contained numerous car cleaning items inside it. The suspect exited the lot by ramming the security gate located at the front entrance.

A vehicle theft occurred near the 24300 block of Town Center Drive.  The victims 2014 Toyota Corolla 4door CA Lic # 7DSW727 door stolen from the location.  The vehicle is still outstanding as of 10/15/2014

A vehicle theft occurred near the 25400 block of Via Nautica.  The victim’s 2002 Jaguar X-type 4 door was stolen from the location.  The vehicle was recovered by LAPD Hollywood’s Division a few days later.

An attempted burglary occurred near the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road. The victim stated two male black adults and a female Hispanic adult stood at her door ringing the victims doorbell for 30 minutes.  One suspect jumped the victim’s wall to her back porch and began putting on rubber gloves.  The victim looked out her rear sliding window startling the suspect. The suspect then jumped back over the wall and fled the location with the other suspects.

A bicycle theft occurred near the 27500 block of Olive Mill Court.  Unknown suspect(s) stole the victims “Emme 10 speed bicycle” which was left unattended on the side of her home.  No suspect information in available.

This past week we had ten shoplifting incidents reported at our local businesses.   Out of the reported ten incidents, six suspects were arrested and booked at Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.  All cases are currently being investigated by our station detective bureau.

 

Halloween Safety Tips

As Halloween approaches please keep this safety tips in mind as your out and about this Halloween.

 

The following crime prevention tips can help make Halloween safe and more enjoyable for everyone:

  • Do not leave your home unattended
  • Keep your pet(s) indoors or other in another safe place
  • Walk through your neighborhood with others to discourage acts of malicious mischief and speeding motorists
  • Set a specific time limit for your child/children to be out
  • Only give homemade treats to children you know. Make sure the treats are properly wrapped
  • Give commercially wrapped treats to children you do not know
  • Instruct your children to never enter the home of a stranger
  • Never invite children into your home
  • Instruct children not to stray from their group
  • Children should never be allowed to go out alone
  • Always know who your children are with
  • Always escort your children. If you cannot escort your children, you should select another trusted adult to escort them
  • Adult escorts should carry flashlights
  • Children should walk, not run, to avoid tripping
  • Children should never accept rides from strangers
  • Turn your porch light on to let children know it’s all right to visit your home
  • Instruct your children to stay in their own neighborhood and to trick or treat at homes that have porch lights on
  • Know the exact routes your children will take
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards, alleys or parks
  • Children should carry trick or treat bags that have strong straps or handles. This allows a child to carry the bag in one hand, leaving the other hand free
  • Children should wear identification bracelets
  • Children should trick or treat during daytime hours
  • At night, children should stay on well-lit streets;  Children should wear costumes made of white or light colored material. The costumes should be fireproof. If the costume is made of dark material, attach reflector tape on the costume to increase nighttime visibility
  • Children should wear comfortable, proper fitting costumes and shoes. Oversized costumes, shoes, boots or loose fitting high heels can make it difficult for children to walk.

Props, such as toy guns, swords and knives should be made of soft rubber, Styrofoam, cardboard or other pliable material. Replica firearms that could be mistaken for real firearms should be avoided. If your child carries a jack-o’-lantern, a flashlight should be placed inside, not a candle. Children should use non-allergenic facial makeup instead of masks. Make sure you apply a thin coat of cold cream before application of any makeup. The makeup will come off easier if you do this. Masks can restrict vision. If your child wears a mask, make sure he/she removes it when he/she crosses a street. Older children should attend an adult-supervised Halloween party, instead of going out to trick or treat. Younger children may enjoy attending an adult supervised Halloween party instead of going out to trick or treat.

Children should look in all directions before crossing the street and should obey all traffic signals.

Children should always walk on sidewalks and not on streets. Children should cross streets at corners. They should never cross streets between parked cars, in the middle of blocks or diagonally across intersections; and streets in rural areas without sidewalks should be avoided. If there are no sidewalks, children should stay as far left of the roadway as possible anwalk facing traffic.

Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins and fun with your friends. Almost everybody is nice, but sometimes a few people play mean tricks on children at Halloween. These tricks include putting dangerous things in candy and treats.

 

 

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