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Posted: February 18, 2008 4:35 p.m.
Updated: April 18, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
Here's the latest Crime Watch roundup direct from the Sheriff's Log at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station:

Jewelry thief nabbed
On Feb. 14 the loss prevention officer at a department store on Valencia Blvd. reported that a woman had tried to steal a large quantity of jewelry. He told Sheriff's deputies that he covertly observed the woman take the tags off approximately 9 items in the jewelry department, then conceal them in her purse. The woman then reportedly walked past several open registers and out of the store. The LPO detained the suspect, and during questioning the woman admitted to stealing the items, which were worth about $1000. The suspect allegedly said "I am obsessed with jewelry." Deputies arrested the 59-year-old woman and charged her with burglary (shoplifting).

Attempted carjacking
On Feb. 12 a Yellow Cab driver reported that while he was waiting for a fare on W. Danielson Road in Canyon Country, an unknown man approached him and said "give me your money and your car." The suspect then allegedly reached into his waistband as if he had a gun. The suspect became distracted and ran off when the customer emerged from the apartment. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene. Both the driver and the witness said they could identify the suspect if necessary, but deputies were unable to locate him.

Prowler suspected
On Feb. 9 a resident of Hot Springs Ave. in Canyon Country reported that someone tried to break into her house around 1:00 a.m. She told Sheriff's deputies that she was in the house at the time, and noticed that the exterior light switched on and off a few times. However, she thought it was probably an animal triggering the motion sensor. The next day, when she noticed the same light was not working, she went to check it out and noticed that the light bulbs had been unscrewed by an unknown person. She also noticed that someone had attempted to pry the window screens off several windows. No suspects were identified.


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