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Valencia Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot for 07/09/2012 - 07/15/20

Posted: July 20, 2012 3:43 p.m.
Updated: July 20, 2012 3:43 p.m.


There were 20 part one crimes reported in the Valencia area this week.

Two vehicle burglaries. Both vehicles were locked and parked in front of their residence in the neighborhoods of Via Artina and Avenida Crescenta. Windows were smashed; items stolen (computer lap top and a pair of Guess jeans) were on the rear back seats, visible from outside the vehicle. The time of occurrence was during the work week between 11:00 pm and 8:00 am.

One theft from vehicle occurred on Parklane Way. The vehicle was left unlocked and parked in the drive way. A work ID was stolen from the center console area of the vehicle. Time of occurrence was during the work week between 8:30 pm and 5:00 am.

One residential burglary occurred on Westview Lane. Entry was made through an unlocked kitchen window. Items stolen were miscellaneous tools. Time of occurrence was during the week day between 8:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Five shoplifting reports from businesses at the mall, Target, Kohl’s and Rite Aid. The items stolen were recovered at the locations. Four juveniles and one adult were taken into custody behind these events.

One grand theft of a tractor was reported from Magic Mountain Parkway and recovered the next day in Stevenson Ranch.

The ten other reports were of miscellaneous thefts of personal property from various locations. These reports are still activity being investigated by deputies.

On a positive and proactive note, deputies have made over 15 arrests in Zone 5 between 07/09/2012 and 07/15/2012. These arrests include possession of narcotics, DUI, vandalism, indecent exposure, and drunk in public.

Please continue to secure all your personal belongings by not leaving your valuables visible in your vehicle. Please roll up all windows, and lock all doors before leaving your vehicle whether it’s parked in your driveway or not.

Report all suspicious activity by calling the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Valencia (Zone 5), please feel free to contact me at 661-799-5164 or email me at It is my goal to keep the residents of Valencia informed and educated on current crime trends, so that they may protect themselves from becoming a victim.

Deputy Regina Yost
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
661-255-1121 ext. 5164
Twitter @SCVSheriff



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