Vehicle Burglaries Continue in and around The Old Road; Plus Local Hiking Tips

Posted on: 10/12/2018 00:00

The following is the West Ranch Prevention/Public Safety Report for the Week of 09/24/18- 09/30/2018 as compiled by Deputy Kevin Duxbury of the SCV Sheriff’s Station:


Robbery:  24900 block Pico Canyon Road

A male black adult (wearing all black clothing, shoulder length dreadlocks and full beard) ran up behind the victim and stole her cell phone out of her hand as she was using it. The suspect then got into the passenger seat of a black Dodge Charger. The vehicle then left the location westbound on Lyons Avenue and out of view.


Burglary:  28700 block Castaic Canyon Road

Person(s) unknown forced entry into two RV trailers and stole a set of Samsung headphones, Craftsman tool box with miscellaneous tools, Sony 50” television, Amazon Echo, ‘You Boom’ speakers, Playstation 4, and a Wii Fit.  Total loss including damages was $11,500.00.


Burglary:  26600 block Fallen Oak Court

Person(s) unknown smashed the rear living room window of the location while the victim was home. The suspect did not make entry and left the location in an unknown direction.


Grand Theft (From Vehicle):  25300 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown stole the rear window and mounting hardware from the victim’s vehicle. Total loss was $1,700.00.

Burglary:  28100 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown forced entry into a storage shed and stole numerous ‘Warehouse’ brand pneumatic tools and accessories. Total loss was $2,223.00.


Burglary (Vehicle):  24300 block The Old Road

Person(s) unknown smashed the rear driver’s side window of the victims’ vehicle and stole a purse, woman’s wallet, men’s wallet, driver’s licenses, $55.00 in U.S. currency, and a men’s gold watch valued at $3,000.00. Total loss including damages was $5,695.00.

Tip of the Week:  Safely Using Hiking Trails

The Santa Clarita Valley offers many great trails and open spaces for hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding.  When using these trails, we all need to take precautions to assure we enjoy them safely.  Whenever possible, go with a friend or family member. If you do chose to go alone, assure someone knows when and where you will be, as well as what trails you plan on taking. Here is a good packing list of items you should ALWAYS take, even for a short hike or ride:

  •     Sufficient cool, fresh water and snacks.
  •     A basic first aid kit and emergency blanket.
  •     Flash light (even if going during daylight hours).
  •     Trail maps.
  •     Fully charged cell phone and extra battery.
  •     Your identification, along with emergency contact information.
  •     Emergency medical tag or bracelet (if you have any unusual medical needs.)
  •     Any medications you may need, even if you’ve already taken them for the day.

Additionally, when leaving your vehicle unattended, do NOT leave any high valued items, wallets, or purses in your vehicle where they are easy to see.  If you cannot take the items with you, secure them in your trunk and out of view.  Whenthis, be sure to check the area for anyone who may be watching where you put these items.  Assure all your vehicle windows are completely up, and that all the doors are locked.  And finally….TAKE YOUR KEYS WITH YOU.  Hiding your car keys on a wheel under a tire really isn’t a good idea, and the bad guys know to look there.  (Yes…I’ve actually seen this done.)


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