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Stevenson Ranch / Westridge Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Snapshot 11/11/2013 to 11/17/2013

Posted: November 20, 2013 7:52 p.m.
Updated: November 20, 2013 7:52 p.m.
 

During the above dates, Zone 3 had eight reported part one crimes. Here is an explanation as to some of those crimes:

There was an assault with a deadly weapon incident reported on the N/B Interstate 5 at State Route 14. This incident was reported on Tuesday, November 12th, at approximately 5:30pm. The victim stated a male Hispanic pointed a handgun at him while driving on the freeway. This incident is still under investigation (ref -15553).

A residential burglary was reported from the 25600 block of Smoketree Lane. This incident occurred sometime between November 5th and November 12th. Person(s) unknown entered the residence and took two gold bracelets from the master bedroom. There was no evidence of forced entry into the location (ref -15605).

A grand theft was reported from the 25300 block of The Old Road. This incident occurred on Saturday, November 9th, at approximately 7:00pm but was not reported until November 13th. While bringing her groceries into her house, the victim set her personal property outside her door. Once the victim realized she left her property outside, she discovered it had been stolen (ref -15572).

A spousal rape, domestic violence, and false imprisonment incident was reported from the 27900 block of Henry Mayo Drive. This incident occurred inside a 5th wheel trailer. A suspect was placed under arrest and was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. No further information is available at this time (ref -15700).

A strong arm robbery was reported from the Walmart on The Old Road. This incident occurred on Friday, November 15th at approximately 7:55pm. As the victim was entering the doors to the store, a suspect grabbed her purse and ran out to the parking lot. The suspect entered a vehicle with three other people and the vehicle drove away (ref -15701).

A shoplifting incident was reported from Stein Mart on the Pico Canyon Road. The suspect is still outstanding (ref -15679).

A residential burglary was reported from the 15500 block of Wilde Avenue. This incident occurred on Saturday, November 16th at approximately 3:00am. There was no forced entry reported in this incident. Nothing was reported stolen. The investigation into this incident is still on-going as to who the suspect is in the incident (ref -15714).

Please take the time to review the following crime prevention tips!

All auto break-ins usually have one thing in common: there's something left in the car worth stealing. Most larcenies from cars are "crimes of opportunity" that could be prevented by taking some preventative steps. Here are some tips to follow:

Don't leave valuables in your vehicle: You'd be surprised how often this happens, but individuals leave valuable items in plain sight all the time. If you leave items in your vehicle and they're visible, the chances your vehicle will get broken into, increase greatly.

Place items out of sight BEFORE reaching your destination: Someone may be watching when you put your valuables under a seat or in the trunk and the moment you're gone, a thief could break into your car. So place those items in a safe place before you get to the park, beach, baseball game, etc. Valuable items that thieves target are GPS units, MP3 players, credit cards, money, packages and so forth. If you can't take the items with you, secure them in a safe place in your vehicle, like a locked glove compartment or your trunk.

Lock ALL of your vehicle's doors: This is true even if you plan on only being gone for "just a second". Remember, it only takes seconds to steal items from your car. It's not uncommon, for thieves to walk down a row of parked vehicles, looking for unlocked doors. Also, make sure car windows aren't left open.

Park in busy, well lit areas: Pick a parking spot where there is a lot of activity. Auto thieves prefer breaking into cars in isolated areas.

Don't leave a trace: Don't leave any sign that there might be valuables "out of sight" in your vehicle. For example: the suction cup on your dashboard, might tell thieves, that you have a GPS system in your vehicle. Leave nothing in plain view. Very few auto break-ins are "random". The thieves usually see something out in the open or hints of possible hidden valuables.

I hope you have a great week. Remember to keep those anonymous crime tips coming in. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit
http://lacrimestoppers.org

Deputy Josh Dubin
jddubin@lasd.org

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