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Gorman Crime Report Zone 1: assault probed

Posted: November 28, 2013 10:23 a.m.
Updated: November 28, 2013 10:23 a.m.
 

I hope you are having a great week.  During the above dates, Zone 1 had one reported part one crime.  Here is an explanation as to that crime:

On November 20th  in the afternoon hours, an Assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the town of Gorman.  This started with a verbal argument between two males (residents in town) and ended with one of the males being stabbed.  A 51 year old male was arrested for the stabbing. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Here is some Holiday shopping tips to keep you and your purchases safe:

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 John DeYoung  

jtdeyoun@lasd.org

661-255-1121 EXT. 5801

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Twitter @SCVSheriff http://www.twitter.com/scvsheriff

SCV Station Homepage - http://www.santaclarita.lasd.org

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