Crime Blotter: Burglary, Pimping, Prostitution in Stevenson Ranch
Here is the Stevenson Ranch Public Safety and Crime Information Report. The following crimes were reported in Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) during the time period of Oct. 1 – Oct. 7:
10/07/18 Petty Theft (Shoplifting): 24900 block Pico Canyon Road Three male juveniles exited the store with two ‘Playstation’ controllers that they did not pay for.
Petty Theft (From Vehicle): 26100 block Emerald Court Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole the vehicle registration and insurance card.
10/05/18 Petty Theft (From Vehicle): 26800 block Stonegate Drive Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole a leather organizer containing a check.
Grand Theft (From Vehicle): 26100 block Emerald Court Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole backpack containing laptop computer, iPad, wallet, and $20.00 in U.S. currency.
10/03/18 Burglary (From Vehicle): 24900 block Pico Canyon Road Person(s) unknown punched door lock of victim’s vehicle and stole a wallet containing driver’s license, debit/credit cards, and gift cards.
Identity Theft, Pimping, Prostitution, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 27700 block The Old Road Deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle and recognized a wanted suspect behind the location. Upon detaining the suspect, along with two females and another male, deputies learned during the investigation that the suspects were involved in prostitution. Upon searching the vehicle, deputies found numerous narcotics and stolen mail, checks, and personal identification cards. The suspects were arrested for pimping, prostitution, possession of narcotics and identity theft.
10/01/18 Burglary (From Vehicle): 28200 block The Old Road Person(s) unknown smashed rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle. Nothing was taken.
Burglary (Vehicle): 25200 block The Old Road Person(s) unknown smashed the rear window of the victim’s vehicle and stole backpack containing his ‘LiveU Solo’ video unit, accessories and an Amazon ‘Fire’ phone.
Burglary (Vehicle): 29800 block Pico Canyon Road Person(s) unknown smashed rear passenger window of victim’s vehicle and stole two backpacks containing laptop computers, a Samsung tablet, $200.00 in U.S. currency, and other miscellaneous items.
Burglary (Vehicle): 24900 block Pico Canyon Road Person(s) unknown smashed rear window of victim’s vehicle and stole a laptop computer, school textbook, and $20.00 in U.S. currency.
Burglary (Vehicle): 25800 block The Old Road Person(s) unknown smashed rear driver’s side window of victim’s vehicle and stole laptop computer.
Burglary (Construction Site): 24000 block The Old Road Person(s) unknown stole John Deere mini-excavator attachment from a storage shed at the location. The victim stated the shed was locked. There was no sign of forced entry.
Tip of the week: Avoiding Vehicle Burglaries Most criminals who are looking to steal items from a vehicle are looking for the easy targets. Most commonly known as a ‘smash and grab’, the burglars are looking for high value items that are in plain sight which can be easily and quickly taken after finding an unlocked door or smashing a window. Imagine the costs and inconvenience of not only having to replace a smashed window, but also having to replace your driver’s license, credit/debit cards, laptop, cell phone, etc. Here are some great tips to help prevent being a victim of a vehicle burglary.– ALWAYS lock your vehicle when left unattended.– Never leave your wallet or purse in your vehicle and in plain view when leaving your vehicle unattended.– If you use a portable GPS, remove it from the dash or windshield and place it in your glovebox or trunk when leaving your vehicle unattended.– Never leave any high value items (laptops, cell phones, jewelry, tools) inside your vehicle in plain view while unattended. If you cannot carry those items with you, secure them in the trunk.– Use a sunscreen in your windshield, even at night or when parked in a parking structure. This makes it much harder for a burglar to look into your vehicle.
Remember: Vehicle burglars usually will not break into a vehicle with the intention of ‘searching’ it in hopes of finding something of value. This takes too long and the burglar risks being seen. If there is no easy opportunity that is readily available for a ‘smash and grab’ thief, they will more than likely pass your vehicle and look for a better target. Share this story: