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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Monday August 19th, 2013 :: 06:21 p.m. PDT
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Palmdale Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Residential Burglaries 08/11/13 to 08/17/13.

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station
Residential Burglaries 08/11/13 – 08/17/13
Last week there were 5 residential burglaries and 2 attempted residential burglaries reported within Palmdale.

On 08/11/13, four burglaries and one attempted burglary were reported:

One residence was burglarized on the 36800 block of Caldron Street. The burglary occurred between 5:00-5:30pm. The suspect(s) kicked open the side garage door. Once inside the garage, the suspect(s) forced open the door leading into the house. No one was home at the time of the burglary. (ref -11337)
One residence was burglarized on the 37900 block of Big Rock Drive. The burglary occurred sometime between 07/27/13 and 08/11/13. The suspect(s) gained entry by smashing a rear window to the house. (ref -11364)
An attempted burglary also occurred on the 37900 block of Big Rock Drive. This house was vacant and a repairman was at the location during the attempt. At approximately 7:00pm, the suspects opened a rear window (causing the window lock to bend). However, the repairman frightened them away. (ref – 11344)
One residence was burglarized on the 2800 block of Fairfield Avenue. The burglary occurred between 4:00-6:15pm. The suspect(s) entered the house through the bathroom window, which had a malfunctioning lock. No one was home at the time of the burglary. (ref -11382)
One residence was burglarized on the 1000 block of Blossom Court. The burglary occurred between 12:00-1:40pm. The suspect(s) entered an open garage and went into the residents’ unlocked vehicle. The residents were home at the time of the burglary, but did not hear anything. (ref -11388)

On 08/15/13, one attempted burglary was reported:

The attempted burglary occurred on the 2500 block of Desert Oak Drive. The residents were home at the time. At approximately 12:00pm, someone rang the doorbell repeatedly. The residents looked through the window and saw a person whom they did not recognize. The residents did not answer the door, nor did they acknowledge the doorbell. A few minutes later the front door knob was jiggled by the suspect. The residents still did not announce they were inside. The suspect then went into the backyard and the residents lost sight of him. No further attempt was made by the suspect. (ref -11580)

On 08/16/13 one burglary was reported:

A residence was burglarized on the 37800 block of Mangrove Drive. The burglary occurred between 11:00am-6:30pm. The suspect(s) gained entry by smashing a rear window. No one was home during the burglary. (ref -11667)

If you have any information regarding these burglaries, please contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Detectives (661)272-2400.
You can also provide information anonymously to “LA CrimeStoppers.”
By phone 800-222-TIPS (8477)
By text: Text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
By website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Burglary Prevention Tips
1.Never leave doors of windows unlocked when leaving home. Including second floor windows.
2.Secure all obvious points of entry to your home. Pretend you are the burglar and plan how you would break into your own house. Install secondary locking devices (such as anti-lift devices, through-the-door pins, or track screws).
3.Create the illusion that you are home using timers on lights, radios, and televisions.
4.Use a timer or photocell to automatically turn on lights at dusk. Leave porch lights on throughout the night, even when you are home.
5.Keep shrubbery near doors and windows trimmed. Don’t provide the burglars with a hiding place or climbing platform.
6.Avoid displaying valuable items such as TVs and computers near windows with open drapes or shades.
7.Use highly visible alarms signs, “Beware of Dog” signs, or Neighborhood Watch decals.
8.Don’t leave your garage door transmitter in your vehicle, or at least keep it out of view (the visor is not a good place). Also keep the door locked leading from the garage into the house. If the burglar gets into your car you don’t want to give him/her easy access to your garage and then your house.
9.Keep extra keys out of sight and in a safe place. Never hide a key outside, most hiding places are obvious to burglars.
10.Organize a Neighborhood Watch group to protect your neighborhood. Contact the City of Palmdale’s Public Safety Office at (661)267-5170 or at publicsafety@cityofpalmdale.org

If you see any suspicious people or vehicles in your neighborhood, please contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. (661) 272-2400

Deputy Eric Caplinger
E2caplin@lasd.org
(661)272-2588
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Palmdale Sheriff’s Station


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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
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Palmdale, CA 93550

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