DB Auto Burglary

By Michael Armijo

Diamond Bar – An auto burglary was reported last week at Steep Canyon Trail near the hiking trail, residents reported.

“Just a heads up, my daughter went hiking (Monday) morning and her car was broken into,” said Gabriel Amaya on social media, who is a long time resident of Diamond Bar. “We’ve been here numerous times without any problem.”

“Please be on the lookout for this SUV,” Amaya added. “It also has a broken side passenger window so it shouldn’t be hard to spot.” The description of the vehicle appears to be an older model Chevy Suburban, gray in color. You can see the video at https://www.facebook.com/TheWeeklyNews/  “We were able to get this (video) from a close neighbor who had cameras in her property. If you see this vehicle please take picture of license plate and or call police.“

The recent increase in burglary crimes can be attributed to the summer school break and the trying economy, but also the weather. According to http://www.bjs.gov, In all of the years except 1995, rates of household property victimization appeared highest in summer and lowest in either winter or spring. “Statistical analysis of the seasonal rates indicates that they were higher in the summer than in the other seasons of the year,” the report said.

Rates of total household property victimization include burglary, motor vehicle theft, and household larceny. Compared to summer rates, household property victimization rates were an average of about 7% lower in winter, 8% lower in spring, and 3% lower in fall. Therefore, the difference between rates in the summer and other seasons was relatively small, but noticeable.

If anyone has any information after viewing the video at https://www.facebook.com/TheWeeklyNews/, please contact the Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff Station at 909.595.2264.