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Posted: August 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Aug. 7

Vandalism (to vehicle)

Philbrook Avenue, Valencia

Vandals using marbles shattered the windows of six cars including the driver’s side window of a green 1991 Honda Accord parked at a curb on Philbrook, sheriff’s deputies reported.

Sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday morning, someone shattered the car’s glass. Investigating deputies reported: “I saw that the driver’s side window of the vehicle was shattered. There were shards of glass on the interior and exterior of the vehicle. I recovered a clear and yellow marble from the passenger seat of the vehicle and booked it into evidence.”

The marble was a half inch in diameter. The deputy also wrote: “It should be noted that there were five other vandalism incidents that occurred during similar hours under similar circumstances.”

Aug. 8

Vandalism (to school)

Cedarcreek Street, Canyon Country

For the second time in a week, vandals destroyed property at Rio Vista Elementary School.

Sometime between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, someone with a BB gun shot out one of the school’s door windows, according to the report filed by deputies.

The glass to a door at the school’s kitchen was found shattered by deputies responding to the report.

The investigating deputy reported: “There were several BBs on the ground next to the broken window. It appears the suspect used a BB gun to shoot at the window to break it.”

On Aug. 1, vandals broke a microwave-sized window at the school.

Aug. 9

Burglary (to vehicle)

Silver Saddle Circle, Canyon Country

Thieves smashed out the passenger window of a white 2008 Chevy Cobalt and stole a number of collectible items from a car in Canyon Country on Thursday, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Among the items taken from the car were: a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl championship jacket valued at $200; a “Killzone 3” replica helmet valued at $200 and a vintage tin “Fallout 3” lunch box valued at $60.

Aug. 9

Burglary (to business), identity theft

The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch

A woman is believed to have stolen the identity of someone vacationing this summer in Ohio and used it to illegally draw money from her bank account, sheriff’s deputies reported.

Local deputies were notified of a woman having illegally withdrawn money from a bank in Murrieta, 115 miles southeast of the Santa Clarita Valley. On Thursday, a woman matching the same description entered the Wells Fargo branch in Stevenson Ranch and “with the victim’s identification, attempted to withdraw money from her account,” deputies wrote.

The bank teller, he added: “thought the suspect was suspicious and asked her several security questions, which she could not answer. The suspect then left the location in a hurry.” The suspect is described a woman about 45 years old with a “thick build.”

Aug. 10

Burglary (to vehicle)

The Old Road, Valencia

Sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. Friday, thieves broke into a locked black Chevy Suburban parked at the Market Place Valencia in front of the Sport Chalet store and stole a number of items totalling $982, including: a digital camera, two dozen music CDs, two DVD player headsets, three pairs of sunglasses and four Saugus High School textbooks valued at $297, according to deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Thieves also took a credit card wallet containing the driver’s identification, they wrote in their report.

Vandalism (to vehicle)

The Old Road, Valencia

Someone “keyed” a car parked at McDonald’s Restaurant on The Old Road on Friday night. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report from one woman that a vandal had “etched” a mark on her 2000 4-door silver-colored Acura parked in the restaurant’s lot.

The “mark” was described by deputies in their report as extending from the headlight to the rear of the car. Deputies noted: “No suspects were seen. However, McDonalds has video surveillance cameras facing in the area of the parking lot where the incident occurred.”

All information is compiled from reports at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station gathered Thursday. To report a crime, call (661) 255-1121. To report a tip anonymously, call (800) 222-8477.



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