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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Reports 12/17 to 12/23

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 12/17 to 12/23

Below are reports from the different Sheriff zone’s throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station divides its coverage into eight zones, seven of which are in the Santa Clarita Valley, listed in alphabetical order. (Gorman is the eighth).

Below is a summary of incidents that took place in the last week in the SCV:

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Here’s a summary of Canyon Country – East incidents:
The following is a snapshot of Part-1 crimes reported last week.
13 Part-1 crimes were reported in Zone 8 as follows:

17000 Block of Chelsea Street – Suspect entered the victim’s apartment through an open sliding glass door and stole her dog.

18000 Block of Sundowner Way – Suspect entered the victim’s apartment through the sliding glass door and stole her wallet and cell phone while she took her child to school.

22000 Block of Silver Saddle Circle – Suspect stole money from the victim’s bedroom. No other items were taken and point of entry is unknown.

26000 Block of Golden Valley Road – LA Fitness – suspect was seen trying to open the victim’s locker while he was working out. Suspect left location when he was approached by the victim and is currently not in custody.

19000 Block of Golden Valley Road – Target – Suspect used a cutting instrument to open packages and steal several utility knifes and DVDs.

26000 Block of Starling Court – Suspect stole children’s toys after they had been left on the victim’s front porch by a postal service carrier.

27000 Block of Manzanita Lane – Suspect stole Christmas gifts from the victim’s front porch after they were delivered by a postal service.

17000 Block of Deana Lane – Suspect stole the victim’s bicycles by cutting the lock on their chain. The bikes were taken from the front of the victim’s residence.

27000 Block of Manzanita Lane – Suspect stole victim’s wedding ring from the bedroom. Victim believes service technician stole them while at their residence on a service call.

19000 Block of Golden Valley Road – Target – Victim had items taken after he left them in the shopping cart and went home.

19000 Block of Golden Valley Road – Kohls – Suspect was arrested after she attempted to steal women’s clothing by concealing them in her purse.

28000 Block of Sand Canyon – Suspect stole 20 gallons of gasoline from the a van at the Church. This is the second time this has occurred in the past month.

Grand Theft Auto:
Sandy Drive at Rock Rose Lane – Suspect stole victim’s 1989 Nissan 240ZX from the street by his apartment complex.

Here’s a summary of Canyon Country – West incidents:
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 crimes occurred:

(1) Aggravated Assault, (3) Residential Burglaries, (2) Thefts from Unlocked Vehicles, (1) Grand Theft, (1) Petty Theft and (1) Petty Theft/Shoplift

On Friday Dec. 21st, 2012, an aggravated assault occurred near the 29800 block of Arline St. An unknown suspect threw rocks at the victim, striking him in the face. The suspect was concealed by darkness in the ridgeline behind the location, enabling him to go undetected. The case is currently under investigation.

A residential burglary occurred near the 27300 block of Sierra Hwy. An unknown suspect entered the location through a bedroom window and stole video games.

A residential burglary occurred near the 26900 block of Flo Ln when an unknown person pried open the pedestrian door leading into the garage of the location. During the incident, the suspect entered a vehicle, which was parked in the garage, and took several items, including an iPod Touch and a GPS unit.

A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred near the 18900 block of Nearbrook Ave. The suspect gained access to the vehicle through an open window and took a disabled driver placard that was hanging in the rearview mirror.

Another theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in a parking lot near the 19300 block of Soledad Canyon Rd. The suspect entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and took a purse that was left on the rear floorboard.

A grand theft occurred near the 20850 block of Centre Point Pkwy. Unknown suspects took two aluminum back flow sprinkler valves. The suspects were able to bypass the padlocked covers and take the valves.

I am happy to report there were no GTAs in Zone 7 last week. Santa Clarita deputies and detectives have worked tirelessly to resolve the many recent incidents of vehicle theft in our area. In the past two weeks, several people have been arrested for vehicle theft related crimes.

Zone 7 also had numerous narcotics related arrests, as well as domestic violence arrests.

Here’s a summary of Castaic – Val Verde incidents:
There were three Part-1 Crimes in Castaic/Val Verde. A laptop, cash and ear phones were reported stolen after a house party on Sierra Oak Trail. A Diamond ring was taken from a resident’s safe by a family member and pawned without permission. A man reported his iPhone stolen from the Wendy’s inside the Pilot Truck Stop. While using the restroom, he left his phone unattended on the table and it was missing when he returned.

Notable: Units working with CHP on a road rage call conducted a traffic stop which ended in the arrest of two suspects on narcotic related charges. During a search of the suspects’ nearby hotel room, a loaded handgun, which had been reported stolen, was recovered. Santa Clarita Detective Bureau is investigating further.

Please remember to close your garage doors, and never leave valuables in plain view in your vehicle. Minimize your risk and avoid being the victim of a crime of opportunity. If you see any suspicious activity, call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Here’s a summary of Saugus incidents:
This week we returned to the average number of Part-1 crimes. There were two residential burglaries over the past week. One occurred in the 22300 block of Homestead Place on Tuesday, 12/18/12, between 3:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The victim returned to his residence to find it ransacked and multiple items missing. It is believed that entry was made through an unlocked door.

The second residential burglary occurred in the 22900 block of Oakridge Drive on Sunday, 12/23/12. After a detailed investigation deputies arrested a male for burglary and possession of stolen property.

There was a 2006 Dodge Pick-up stolen over the past week from the 27300 block of Arriola Avenue on Friday night into Saturday morning. There were no witnesses to the theft.

There was a vehicle burglary in the 20800 block of Plum Canyon Road on Saturday, 12/22/12, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Suspect(s) unknown smashed the passenger side window and stole over $400 from the vehicle.

There was a grand theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 22700 block of Pear Court on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Suspect(s) unknown entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and stole miscellaneous personal items.

There were two separate incidents where items were taken from the front yard area of two homes. The first occurred in the 21800 block of Deena Place at approximately 11:44 a.m. on Friday, 12/21/2012. The victim had a package stolen from her front porch. The second occurred in the 22400 block of Paragon Dr. early Sunday morning, 12/23/2012, where the suspect stole a holiday decoration.

On a proactive note, there were numerous arrests made over the past week. The most impressive occurred along the 21100 block of Altena Drive. Deputies arrested four people from a house suspected to be associated with the sales of narcotics. The investigation is ongoing.

Here’s a summary of Stevenson Ranch incidents:
This week Stevenson Ranch had eight reported Part-1 crimes.

Of those crimes, there was one robbery, one residential burglary, one commercial burglary, four petty thefts, and one shoplifting. A robbery occurred at a business located on the 25600 block of The Old Road. A male pointed a gun at a cashier and demanded money. The suspect left the location with an undisclosed amount of money.

An attempt burglary occurred at a home located in the 25000 block of Hawthorne place. The victim observed damage to her home indicative of someone attempting to break into her home. Entry was not made.

A package was stolen from the doorstep of a home located in the 24000 block of Old Stone Way. A theft from unlocked vehicle occurred at Pico Canyon Park. Cellphones were stolen after they were left unattended on a ride platform at Six Flags Magic Mountain. An iPad was stolen after it was left unattended at a business located in the 28000 block of Hasley Canyon Rd. A suspect was arrested after attempting to steal a cellphone from Wal-Mart. The suspect was also in possession of narcotics.

We’ve been seeing an increase of bicycle thefts. Most are stolen from unlocked garages. Make sure to always close and lock garage doors.

Here’s a summary of Valencia incidents:
Zone 5-Valencia reported thirty one Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included grand theft auto, vehicle burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and numerous petty theft/shoplifting from local businesses.

There were five grand thefts of vehicles from various areas in Valencia. Two of the vehicles, both Honda Civic, were stolen from a mall parking lot and recovered a day later in the Saugus Area. A male, white adult has been arrested in connection with several auto thefts. Both vehicles were in good condition with nothing stolen from them. The two outstanding vehicles are a 2005 Ford, F150 stolen from the 23000 block of Del Monte Drive and a utility trailer stolen from the 24000 block of McBean Parkway. The vehicles were stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. during weekdays. The fifth vehicle, 1991 Mazada, was an attempt only from the 24000 block of Avenue Tibbits. The vehicle had its ignition torn from the steering vehicle. No items were stolen. All reports are being investigated by the Santa Clarita Detectives

One vehicle burglary occurred in the 26000 block of Rockwell Canyon Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The vehicle was parked in a school parking lot and left unlocked. The item stolen was a purse containing cash and credit cards, which was left on the rear seat visible from outside the vehicle. Four other vehicle burglaries occurred in various areas of Valencia. Entry/exit was made by smashing a passenger window. The items stolen included, tools, purses, car stereo and Christmas presents left in plain view from outside the vehicles. Remember to secure all personal belongings and do not leave valuables unattended or visible in your vehicles. Secure items in locked trunks and if possible park your vehicles in well-lit and highly visible areas. Please help us by reporting all suspicious activity and call the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.

A report of an assault with a deadly weapon involved two vehicles and four individuals fighting for a parking spot in a mall parking lot. No injuries were sustained as a result of this incident.

There were twelve arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. For information on other arrests in the Santa Clarita Valley see Nixles messages sent by Zone Leader Deputies for Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Castaic, Canyon Country and Gorman. Some arrests included grand theft auto, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol, and shoplifting from local businesses.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 12/17 to 12/23

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