In the latest compilation for the Police Blotter, the most crime-prone streets in Chatsworth were Lassen Street with 5 crimes (1 crime every 3 days), De Soto Avenue with 5 crimes (1 crime every 3 days), Topanga Canyon Bouvard with 4 crimes (1 crime ever 3.75 days), and Winnetika Avenue with 3 crimes (one crime every 5 days). These four streets made up more than 64% of all the crime in Chatsworth.
During the 15 days between March 18 and April 2, there were 28 Chatsworth-area crimes, an average of almost 2 crimes a day.
There was a rise in violent crime during that period with 1 robbery, 1 aggravated assault and even 1 case of homicide in nearby Porter Ranch. However, grand theft autos, which are usually one of the top crimes in the area, experienced a light period with only two reported cases. Most cases were non-violent in nature with the overwhelming majority being thefts, burglaries, and thefts from cars.
Nine crimes occurred during overnight hours, constituting roughly 32% of crime with the remaining 19 (67%) occurring during daylight. Of these daylight crimes, 14 (50% of all crime, 73% of daytime crime) occurred during regular business hours with the remaining 5 (17% of all crime, 27% of daytime crime) occurring outside of the typical 9-to-5 schedule.
Violent crime made up 10.7% of total crime while the top crime from the last two weeks, thefts from vehicles, made up more than 35% of total crime.
The total breakdown of crime for this time period is: 10 thefts from vehicles, 8 thefts, 5 burglaries, 2 grand theft autos, 1 robbery, 1 aggravated assault, 1 homicide.
Reported crime in the Chatsworth area is low and the commonly reported crimes are easy to protect against by locking car doors, garages and homes, and hiding valuables from plain view.
Homicide on the 20700 block of Vercelli Way in Porter Ranch at 12:45 a.m.
Theft at Chatsworth Street and Variel Avenue at 2:45 p.m.
Burglary on the 9300 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 8:30 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 9200 block of Winnetka Avenue at 4:30 p.m.
Grand theft auto on the 9900 block of De Soto Avenue at 7 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 9200 block of Winnetka Avenue at 2:30 p.m.
Burglary on the 20800 block of Vintage Street at 8 a.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 9100 block of De Soto Avenue at 7 p.m.
Robbery on the 10100 block of Oso Avenue at 11:45 p.m.
Aggravated assault on the 10000 block of Lurline Avenue at 11:15 a.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 9300 block of Winnetka Avenue at 3 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 10000 block of De Soto Avenue at 7 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 9900 block of De Soto Avenue at 8 p.m.
Theft on the 20900 block of Devonshire Street at 3:30 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 19500 block of Tribune Street at 9 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 10700 block of Baile Avenue at 2:10 a.m.
Burglary on the 21900 block of Lassen Street at 5:30 a.m.
Burglary on the 10000 block of Hanna Avenue at 12:05 p.m.
Theft on the 9700 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 6 p.m.
Theft on the 20400 block of Lassen Street at 9 a.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 9900 block of Nevada Avenue at 2 p.m.
Theft on the 8900 block of Mason Avenue at 6:30 p.m.
Grand theft auto on the 21700 block of Septo Street at 12 p.m.
Burglary on the 9300 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 9 p.m.
Theft from a vehicle on the 20800 block of Lassen Street at 10 a.m.
Theft on the 20600 block of Lassen Street at noon.
Theft on the 20800 block of Lassen Street at 10 p.m.
Theft on the 9100 block of De Soto Avenue at 10 a.m.