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Canyon Country East Crime Report Zone 8: deputies investigate thefts

Posted: March 11, 2014 3:51 p.m.
Updated: March 11, 2014 3:51 p.m.

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:

(2) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Petty Theft.

There were two Grand Theft Autos reported at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive within the last week.  The first incident was reported on 03/04/14.  The victim had their 2004 Ford truck stolen from the intersection.  This vehicle has not been recovered.  The second incident occurred on 03/07/14.  The victim had their 2013 Nissan Altima stolen.  This vehicle was recovered a short time later on Jakes Way.

An Assault with a Deadly Weapon occurred on 03/04/14, at the In-N-Out on Sand Canyon Road.  In this incident the victim was rear ended in the drive thru line.  Both parties pulled out of the drive thru to check for damage. The victim could smell alcohol on the suspect’s breath so he walked to the rear of the suspect’s vehicle to call 911.  The suspect did not like the fact that the victim was calling the police so he started up his vehicle and drove in reverse towards the victim.  The victim was hit by the suspect’s vehicle and nearly knocked to the ground. The suspect then sped away from the location.  This incident is currently being investigated by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives.    


Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:

• DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),

•Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and

•HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

These are general guidelines for most situations. Depending on where you are (in bed, driving, in a theater, etc.), you might take other actions, as described in Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF).

The main point is to not try to move but to  immediately protect yourself as best as possible where you are. Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl; you therefore will most likely be knocked to the ground where you happen to be. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be start of the big one. You should Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!

In addition, studies of injuries and deaths caused by earthquakes in the U.S. over the last several decades indicate that you are much more likely to be injured by falling or flying objects (TVs, lamps, glass, bookcases, etc.) than to die in a collapsed building. Drop, Cover, and Hold On offers the best overall level of protection in most situations.

As with anything, practice makes perfect. To be ready to protect yourself immediately when the ground begins to shake, practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On as children do in school at least once each year.

What NOT to do:

DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake photo is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead!

DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.

DO NOT believe the so-called "triangle of life"! In recent years, an e-mail has circulated which has recommends potentially life threatening actions , and the source has been discredited by leading experts. Read our special report to learn more.

Deputy Chris Craft

661-255-1121 EXT. 4283

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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