Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit
Zone Update – Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information
Canyon Country West: Zone 7
Snapshot for the week of 05-21-2012 to 05-27-2012
This past week Zone 7 realized a significant reduction in Part-1 crimes in comparison to the previous reported period.
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We had (1) Aggravated Assault; (2) Burglaries, 1-Residential/1-Shoplift; (3) Theft from unlocked vehicles; and (1) Auto Theft (Recovered the same day a short time later in the same area).
Considering this was a holiday weekend, a time when we can sometimes see an increase in crime due to hot weather, increased alcohol use and other factors, this was a rather encouraging week.
Other contributing factors in the decrease may be attributed to the hard work of proactive deputies who strive to keep Canyon Country safe and, most importantly, the assistance we receive from the public in crime prevention.
When reporting any type of crime, the more accurate information you can provide regarding suspect/vehicle descriptions, the more likely we are to apprehend him/her. When describing a suspect it is important to list the sex, height/weight, approximate age, and clothing color. If the suspect is in a vehicle, the make, model, color, and license plate number. This is all vital information law enforcement uses in apprehending criminals. Not all incidents are the same and you may not be able to see/remember all details, especially in a tense situation, however every bit of information helps.
I have had numerous residents from the community calling my desk with crimes in progress. Please remember, if you need immediate assistance for an emergency please call 9-1-1. If you need a report taken or a car sent to your house, please call the Santa Clarita Station business number listed below. Feel free to call me with any ongoing problems you would like addressed or for any other questions/concerns you have.
I am asking you to continue to encourage your neighbors, friends, and family to also receive alerts from their zone leader, from Santa Clarita Station, and from their local government agencies by visiting www.nixle.com
You can also track reported crime in your area by visiting www.crimemapping.com
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your Sheriff’s Station or if you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
A free Tip Submit mobile application is now available for the iPhone® and Android™. The new software tool is an anonymous and fully featured crime tipping mobile application that even allows you to submit images or video. More information at www.tipsoft.com.
As always, feel free to call or email me with any questions/concerns.
Zone Leader Deputy Jeremy Carr
Crime Prevention Unit – Zone 7 Canyon Country West