5 home burglaries, 2 attempts in Palmdale last week

PALMDALE – In continuing its effort to warn and protect residents against home burglaries, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station has again released details on recent home break-ins reported within Palmdale.

There were five residential burglaries and two attempted residential burglaries reported last week (Aug. 11-17) in Palmdale, officials said.

The following is a breakdown of last week’s home break-ins along with safety tips on how residents can protect their homes from burglary.

Palmdale home burglaries reported Aug. 11-17, 2013

On Sunday, August 11, four burglaries and one attempted burglary were reported. Between 12 and 1:40 p.m., a residence was burglarized on the 1000 block of Blossom Court. 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)

Between 4 and 6:15 p.m., a residence was burglarized on the 2800 block of Fairfield Avenue. 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)

Between 5 and 5:30 p.m., a residence was burglarized on the 36800 block of Caldron Street. 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)

At approximately 7 p.m., an attempted burglary occurred on the 37900 block of Big Rock Drive. The house was vacant, and a repairman was at the location during the attempt. The suspects opened a rear window (causing the window lock to bend). However, the repairman frightened them away. (ref – 11344)

The home burglary occurred sometime between July 27 and Aug. 11, also on the 37900 block of Big Rock Drive. The suspect(s) gained entry by smashing a rear window to the house. (ref -11364)

On Thursday, August 15, one attempted burglary was reported on the 2500 block of Desert Oak Drive. The residents were home at the time. At approximately 12 p.m., 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 Friday, August 16, one burglary was reported. Between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., a residence was burglarized on the 37800 block of Mangrove Drive. 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, contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Detectives 661-272-2400. You can also provide information anonymously to Crime Stopper by calling 800-222-8477.

10 Burglary Prevention Tips

  1. burglary prevention tipsNever leave doors or windows unlocked when leaving home, including second floor windows.
  2. Secure all obvious points of entry to your home. Pretend you are the burglary 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 suspicious people or vehicles in your neighborhood, contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400.

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  11 comments for “5 home burglaries, 2 attempts in Palmdale last week

  1. bo
    September 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    im much faster to save my family and house from a thug trying to break in then call the sheriff we need to protect our selfs theses flyers you pass out aint going to help when one of theses punks are halfway threw my window with a bullet about to be in his azz

  2. es
    September 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I will open my door every time with my 9MM in my right hand behind my back

    • Danny
      September 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      God bless you! Just let them get in the house first that’s the down side.

  3. es
    September 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    So pretty much if any ones back yard faces a field or a low traffic road, you should be on the look out since from the map, that’s all the homes getting robbed.I guess it makes since. They can get in and out with out being seen, also I think all of them were away from the home at the time. I wouldn’t be surprised if there actually using google maps to find out what will be the best locations for them. Which would explain why they are spread out to random location in a general area. I wonder if all the people had the same gardener, or water delivery guy.

  4. James Sosa
    August 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

    i do tell you this. If i see, hear, or even feel like some one is breaking in my home. The policy better not even think about arresting me. Because I’m going to protect my family and dump a few rounds on them! Just saying…..

  5. Aries2011
    August 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    We need description of suspect.

  6. Rooney
    August 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Around: People are naturally afraid and freeze up unless you are armed and even then, who wants to kill someone. For all the things we should do, a lot of them cost money and some people can’t afford the lighting, alarms, fancy locks. Everyone should look out for others, especially the elderly.

  7. aroundthecorner
    August 21, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Why the people at 2500 block of Desert Oak Drive did not call 911 when the suspect they did not know jiggled the door knob, and still didn’t call after the suspect went into the backyard??? They could have given a description and maybe, just maybe the police could have caught this punk. Instead they LET him go, and maybe to go on to break into someone’s house. Did they know who it was maybe? Someone on that street should start a neighborhood watch so OTHER responsible neighbors would be looking out for their neighbors safety.

    • Nancy P.
      August 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      You can lead a horse to water, but, you can’t make it drink. Or something like that… People are afraid to open the door, rightly so…but why don’t they tell the “stranger” that they are not opening the door to a stranger. They are setting themselves up for a home invasion. Hope they have good hiding places.

    • avcares
      August 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      @ aroundthecorner I agree 100% with you. I wonder if in fact they do have a neighborhood watch in place, hopefully someone else saw something.

      @ Rooney I get what your saying…BUT calling 911 cost nothing and could have gotten that scum bag off the street…we all need to do our part.

  8. AS
    August 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    When will there be a description of the suspect(s)?? I see most happpened when people were not in their homes but in the past stories there has been sightings.

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