Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Burglary and Fraud team put an end to a burglary crime spree with the service of two search warrants and the arrest of an 18-year-old woman Tuesday morning in Canyon Country.
Myesha Herndon, a resident of the area where many of the burglaries took place, was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on felony burglary charges and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending future court proceedings.
The detectives had been investigating several separate incidents of residential burglary that were reported in and around the area of Isabella Parkway. The criminal activity began in March when one residential burglary was reported, and the incidents increased on a monthly basis with three in April, three in May and seven reported to deputies this month.
The lengthy investigation, physical evidence, and witness accounts led detectives to put together the pieces of the crime puzzle and ultimately identify a primary suspect.
Detectives from the Burglary and Fraud team and City of Santa Clarita / Sheriff’s Community Interaction Team (CIT) served two search warrants in the 26700 block of Isabella Parkway, Canyon Country at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
At one of the locations, deputies recovered more than 30 pieces of evidence including purses, iPhones, iPods, cameras, laptops, and other items believed to be taken during the burglaries.
Detectives do not believe Herndon acted alone and additional arrests are likely in the coming days. Detectives are processing the evidence and much of it has already been linked back to its rightful owners who will be contacted soon.
An overwhelming majority of the burglaries occurred when residents in the area left their windows or doors unlocked while they were away. Two of them occurred while the residents were home, had left their doors unlocked or open, and were in another room when valuables were stolen.