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Crime Watch

Posted: April 21, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 21, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

April 11
Burglary
16500 block of Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country
A 24-year-old man was arrested at his Canyon Country residence just before 7 p.m. April 11 after allegedly stealing $205.77 in groceries from Vons, a sheriff's report said.
The man went to the store to steal the groceries because his family didn't have any money, he said in the report.
A store employee's suspicions were aroused when he noted the suspect leaving the store with a cart filled with items that hadn't been placed in bags, the report said.

April 14
Petty theft
26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive, Canyon Country
Wal-Mart loss-prevention officials nabbed a 19-year-old Lancaster woman for allegedly leaving the store without paying for $65 of cosmetic items just after 9 p.m. April 14.
The woman told deputies she took the items couldn't afford to pay, a sheriff's report said.

Theft by false pretenses
Jasmine Valley Drive, Castaic
An unknown man allegedly stole $75,851.50 from a 54-year-old Castaic man, the victim reported April 14.
The victim owns a lighting company in China and began receiving email from a man claiming to be a company representative late last year, a sheriff's report said.
The company had changed banks, the man said, and asked the victim to begin sending funds to a bank in Indonesia.
The victim became suspicious in January and called a company representative who said the company had never changed banks, according to the report.

Burglary
Sierra Highway, Rainbow Glen Drive
Thieves broke into a 2004 GMC pickup truck parked near Sierra Highway and Rainbow Glen Drive between 3 p.m. April 13 and 5:30 p.m. April 14 and stole a red and black dispenser gun worth $700, a sheriff's report said.
The thieves tried to pry open two metal compartments doors on the work truck, causing an estimated $200 worth in damage.
Dispenser guns are used to apply adhesives and sealants to building materials.

Sunday
Vandalism
26800 block of Bouquet Canyon Road
Vandals shattered the windshield and broke the driver's-side mirror and brake light of a 2003 Toyota Rav4 SUV belonging to a 22-year-old Saugus woman between midnight April 14 and 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
The victim identified a neighbor she believes may have damaged her car, a sheriff's report said.

Vandalism, criminal threats
Newhouse Street, Canyon Country
A 41-year-old Canyon Country woman told deputies her ex-boyfriend came to her Newhouse Street residence just after 3 p.m. Sunday to collect $40.
When the woman wouldn't pay, the man began to pound on her front door and ripped a screen off a window, a sheriff's report said.
The man allegedly told the woman to meet him at the 7-Eleven on Whites Canyon Road with the money, but deputies were unable to locate him at the store.

Burglary
Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Thieves broke into a white 1994 Econoline Van by smashing the driver's-side window to steal just more than $2,000 worth of tools, including a jackhammer worth $900, a sheriff's report said.
The vehicle had been left in a parking garage, a sheriff's report said.
rbowden@the-signal.com
661-287-5518

 

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