Thefts around campus – Valley College Crime Blotter

Looking at crime in and around Valley College

By D.R. Harward

Property crimes are on the rise on campus and in the surrounding area, accounting for eight out of the nine crimes reported in the past 30 days.

In comparison, only three crimes were reported between July 29, 2016 and August 28, 2016, according to the Los Angeles Times Crime Database, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Crime Map, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Incident log.

“The best way to avoid becoming a victim of property theft is to keep your eyes open. If you see someone doing something unusual–like checking to see if the doors are locked on a row of parked cars–call and tell someone,” advised Professor Nick Wade, retired L.A.P.D.

Petty theft, the non-confrontational criminal acquisition of another persons’ property, is particularly plaguing the area around the front  of the school; items such as bicycles, wallets, and car stereos have been stolen, most from motorists that had failed to lock their vehicles. A non-injury hit-and-run occurred at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the parking structure.

Witnesses of any incidents are encouraged to call the Valley College Sheriff’s Station’s Tip Hotline at 818-778-5678 (callers may remain anonymous.) Additionally, anonymous tips about these, or any other crimes may be submitted through CrimeStoppers, a non-profit organization partnered with the LAPD at 800-222-8477.

Crimes Reported in and around Valley College

August 29, 2016 thru September 25, 2016

Incident Date Incident Time Incident Location (block number only) Crime Reported Source:
8/29/2016 11:06 AM 5800 Fulton Ave Petty Theft LAPD
8/29/2016 2:20 PM Financial Aid Building Stolen Wallet LASD
8/30/2016 3:10 PM Ethel & Hatteras Theft from Person LAPD, L A Times, LASD
8/31/2016 8:50 AM 5800 Fulton Ave Theft from Vehicle L A Times
9/01/2016 4:56 PM 5800 Fulton Ave (“above Quad”) Theft-Bicycles LAPD & L A Times. LASD
9/02/2016 7:00 PM 13200 Burbank Blvd Theft-Petty LAPD &b L A Times
9/06/2016 4:30 PM Valley College Parking Structure Hit & Run LASD
9/08/2016 9:40 AM 5800 Fulton Ave Theft from Vehicle L A Times
9/14/2016 2:00 PM 13300 Burbank Blvd Larceny LAPD & L A Times
9/16/2016 9:15 AM 5800 Fulton Ave Theft L A Times

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