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Crime Watch: From the Sheriff's Department logs

Smashed car windows and bogus bar codes

Posted: November 12, 2012 7:19 p.m.
Updated: November 12, 2012 7:19 p.m.

Nov. 1
Industry Drive, Valencia
Sometime between 2 p.m. Oct. 30 and 9 a.m. Nov. 1, thieves stole a generator valued at $1,200 from a trailer belonging to Matrix Concepts. According to deputies, the thieves are suspected of using a bolt cutter to snip a lock on the trailer. Damage to the lock was $100.

Nov. 4
Isabella Parkway, Canyon Country
Shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 4, a Canyon Country man heard a loud crash outside his apartment window and ran to learn what it was, deputies wrote in their report. Someone had smashed the driver-side window of his 2002 Honda Accord, they said. Damage was listed at $450. Nothing was reported stolen in the incident.

Nov. 6
Nadal Street, Canyon Country
Thieves smashed the windshield of a car parked near Whites Canyon Road and made off with items found inside the car, deputies reported. Sometime between 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. Nov. 7, thieves caused $400 damage to the windshield of a car and $1,500 damage to its dashboard. Thieves stole a “multimedia DVD system” valued at $200, a $250 iPod. a DVD screen valued at $100, six childrens’ DVDs also valued at $100, a pair of Armani sunglasses that cost $100 and a $400 GPS navigation system.

Nov. 7
Back Bay Court, Valencia
A Valencia homeowner returned home from work to find someone had looted his house. According to deputies who responded to the burglary, thieves stole: a laptop valued at $1,500, a $300 Nikon camera, six folding knives valued at $500, $1,000 in costume jewelry belonging to his wife and a ceramic jar the couple had by their bedside with loose change valued at $500. A deputy’s report indicated the door between the garage and the residence was usually left unlocked.

Nov. 9
Drunk in public
Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Deputies arrested the passenger of a car for being drunk in public after pulling the car over on suspicion of drunken driving, according a report logged at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The arresting deputy noticed the passenger — a 45-year-old Oxnard resident — “displayed obvious symptoms of intoxication, (a) strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and body, who also had bloodshot and watery eyes and slurred speech.” The passenger kept falling down, the deputy wrote.

Nov. 9
Golden Triangle Road, Canyon Country
A plain-clothes security officer working for Home Depot recorded a man swapping bar codes on seven sheets of Plexiglas in an effort to lower the price, deputies wrote in their log. About 4:30 p.m. Friday, “a plain-clothes loss-prevention agent for Home Depot ... saw a male adult take seven Plexiglas sheets off the shelf and place them into a cart.” The suspect then took what appeared to be a bar-code sticker from his front left jacket pocket and began to place new codes over the Plexiglas original price tags. The man was detained by the security officer after he left the store. The theft totaled $475.79.




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