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Crimes reported in Valencia last week include grand theft auto, road rage incident, shopliftings

Posted: December 21, 2012 9:29 a.m.
Updated: December 21, 2012 9:29 a.m.

Zone 5-Valencia reported twenty seven Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included grand theft auto, vehicle burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery and shoplifting from local businesses.

There were seven grand thefts of vehicles from various areas in Valencia. Four of the vehicles were recovered within two days of being reported stolen. The vehicles were in good condition with nothing stolen from them. Of the vehicles reported stolen, five were Honda Civics, one Lexus and one motorcycle. The three outstanding vehicles are a 1997 Honda Accord, 1996 Honda Accord and a motorcycle stolen from the Westfield Mall parking lot, the 24000 block of Del Monte Road and the 27000 block of Victoria Lance. The vehicles were stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during weekdays.

The vehicle burglaries occurred in the 27000 block of Victoria Lane, 24700 block of McBean Parkway and the 23000 block of Bridgeport Lane between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Entry/exit to the vehicles was made by smashing the passenger/driver’s side window. The items stolen were golf clubs, a camera and a purse with cash and credit cards. All items stolen were visible from outside the vehicle. Please remember to secure all personal belongings and do not leave valuables unattended or visible in your vehicles. If possible park your vehicles in well-lit and highly visible areas. Please help us by reporting all suspicious activity and call the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.

A road rage incident ended in an arrest and booking of a male adult for the crime of assault with a deadly weapon. This occurred between McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road during the morning hours on Thursday. The victim was unaware that he had cut the suspect off while changing lanes in his vehicle. The suspect was angry and tried to catch up with the victim while weaving in and out of lanes and attempting to get the victim’s attention with his vehicle. The suspect was arrested shortly after. No one was injured during this incident

An attempted robbery occurred in the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard at 9:30 p.m. during the week. The suspect attempted to take the victim’s money while she was at an ATM. No money was taken and the victim was not injured during this incident. Residents are reminded to always be aware of their surroundings.

There were eighteen arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. For information on other arrests in the Santa Clarita Valley see Nixles messages sent by Zone Leader Deputies for Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Castaic, Canyon Country and Gorman. Some arrests included domestic violence, embezzlement, cruelty to animals, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of alcohol, and shoplifting from local businesses.

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