Here is the West Ranch Crime Report for the week of 02/12/18 – 02/18/18 as compiled by Deputy Kevin Duxbury of the SCV Sheriff Station:


Burglary (Vehicle) 27500 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown smashed the passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle and stole a gym bag containing a laptop computer, purse, and shoes. Total loss including damages was $811.00.


Burglary 25900 block Voltaire Place

Person(s) unknown smashed the rear sliding glass door of the location. It is unknown if the suspect(s) entered the location or if anything was taken.


Attempt Burglary- 24900 block Pico Canyon Road

Person(s) unknown attempted to pry open the rear door of the location.


Petty Theft (Shoplifting): 25400 block The Old Road

An adult male attempted to leave the location with eight items he did not pay for. He was arrested for petty theft shoplifting.

Tip of the Week: Preventing Thefts from Vehicles While Using Parks, Hiking Trails, and Paseos

Santa Clarita has a lot of great parks, hiking trails, and paseos for us to enjoy. Many of us when using these areas, are doing it for exercise and prefer to carry minimal items with us, so we leave those non-essential items in our vehicles. As such, our vehicles are left unattended and far out of our view. We need to assure that we are not making ourselves easy targets for vehicle thieves. Never leave purses, wallets, backpacks, gym bags, or other high value items in the passenger compartment of your vehicle where they can be easily seen. Leave these items in the trunk and out of view. If this is not possible, consider either leaving these items at home, or carrying them with you in a backpack.