The following crimes, compiled by Deputy Kevin Duxbury, were reported last week in West Ranch area:

Burglary (Vehicle):  25300 The Old Road
Person(s) unknown smashed the passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle and stole his radar detector. Total loss including damages was $1,400.00.
Petty Theft:  25300 The Old Road
A male adult reached into the open bed of the victim’s truck and stole his cell phone. Total loss was $700.00.
Grand Theft:  25500 The Old Road
Person(s) unknown stole a ‘Ridgid’ 700 Power pipe threader from the bed of his truck. Total loss was $1,900.00.
Tip of the Week:  Driving in Inclement Weather
With the heavy rainfall we’ve experienced this week, it is important that we slow down and take precautions when driving.  Roads will be slick, mud and rocks will have slid into the roadways, and there are possibilities of roads being flooded.  When planning your drive to work or taking the kids to school, you may want to consider leaving earlier than usual, to allow you to drive at slower speeds and watch for hazards.  If you do see a potential hazard, such as mud, debris, or flooding, please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and we will assure that the proper entities will be contacted to handle the situation.