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This is the latest West Ranch Crime Report for 11/06/17 to 11/19/17as compiled by Deputy Kevin Duxbury. Vehicle burglaries continue on and around The Old Road and shoplifting is on the rise with the holidays. Check out Deputy Duxbury’s Mail and Package Theft Tips of the week at the end of the article.

11/19/17

Petty Theft (Vehicle):  25200 block Sagecrest Circle

Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole an iPad. 

Grand Theft (Auto):  24300 block Bracken Lane

Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s 1999 Toyota Tacoma truck from the driveway of the location.  The vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside.

11/15/17

Burglary (Commercial):  24800 block Pico Canyon Road

Person(s) unknown entered the location and pried open a desk drawer and a file cabinet drawer.  No items were taken.

11/14/17

Robbery:  25300 block The Old Road

The victim was parked at the location near his home and smoking marijuana in his vehicle. The victim stated a male adult (green jacket w/yellow logo, NFD) opened his car door and demanded his wallet.  The victim stated he thought the suspect may have had a gun and gave him his wallet and his Gucci brand bag containing his marijuana.  The suspect then left in a silver Mercedes sedan.

Petty Theft (Shoplifting):  25450 block The Old Road

A male adult exited the location with a hat, set of headphones, and a deck of playing cards he did not pay for.  He was arrested for petty theft shoplifting.

11/10/17

Burglary (Shoplifting):  25400 block The Old Road

Two male adults went to the electronics department and asked to look at a ‘iPhone 6’.  One of the suspects then distracted the employee, while the other left the location without paying for the item.  The suspects left in a green and yellow taxi.  Total loss was $600.00.

Burglary (Trailer):  24900 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s R/V trailer and stole two folding chairs, three board games, a CD case containing various CDs, and a television remote.  There were no signs of forced entry.  Total loss was $670.00.

11/09/17

Burglary (Vehicle):  25200 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown smashed the rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and stole some work books.  Total loss including damages was $475.00.

11/06/17

Burglary (Shoplifting):  25300 block Chiquella Lane

A male adult stole a case of cigarettes from the location while the employee was in the storage area getting supplies.  Total loss was $970.00.

Burglary (Vehicle):  24300 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown smashed the front passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse containing $100.00 in U.S. currency and her bank/debit cards.  Suspect(s) unknown then used the victim’s debit/credit card to make a purchase at a gas station.

Grand Theft (Auto/Trailer):  24900 The Old Road

Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s box trailer containing $50,000.00 in auto parts. 

Tip of the Week: Mail and Package Thefts

This is the time of year when the nation sees an increase in package and mail thefts.  As such it is imperative that we stay alert and watchful for ourselves and our neighbors.  If you are expecting packages, try scheduling to have them delivered when you or someone else will be home.  If this is not possible, see if a neighbor or friend can pick them up for you.  You may also want to consider having your packages left at the post office and picking them up there.  If you see suspicious people in your area, or if you spot people or vehicles which you suspect may be following delivery or postal trucks, call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station immediately so a unit can be sent out.

Take care, and be safe.