The suspect in question of the fatal Newhall stabbing Sunday has yet to be identified according to the Sheriff’s Department. This homicide, along with other thefts, burglaries and arrests make up the week that was in Santa Clarita Crime.
Below are reports from the different Sheriff zone’s throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
Here’s a summary of Canyon Country – Westincidents:
In Zone 7, the following Part-1 crimes occurred:
A domestic assault occurred near the 26200 block of Ridgevale Dr. on Saturday, Dec. 12th. The case is still under investigation.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the 19200 block of Soledad Canyon Rd. The victim left the passenger window of his vehicle partially open and the suspect was able to force the window down, allowing him access inside the vehicle. The suspect took the victim’s cell phone.
A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred near the 26900 block of Sierra Hwy. The victim left her purse on the backseat of her unlocked vehicle when she left for work. When the victim walked out of the location, she saw the suspect (male Hispanic/20-25 years old) in the back seat of her car. The suspect fled to an awaiting dark colored 4-door vehicle. Also in the vehicle was a Hispanic female in her 20’s and a white female approximately 20-25 years of age.
On Monday, Nov. 11th, a gray 1997 Honda Civic was taken near Oaks Crossing Rd./Sierra Estates Dr. The vehicle was recovered on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. Taken from the same area on Friday, November 11th 2012, was a red 1993 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle was taken near the 19100 block of Friendly Valley Pkwy. The vehicle is still outstanding.
A green 1996 Honda Accord was taken from the 18700 block of Via Princessa. The vehicle is still outstanding.
Here’s a summary of the Castaic/Val Verde incidents:
There were five Part-1 crimes in Castaic/Val Verde this past week.
There were two vehicle burglaries reported. An RV was broken into at the Castaic Lake RV Park and a Chevy Camaro, parked on Hasley Canyon Road, had its convertible top removed and personal items stolen.
Another vehicle owner reported that his gas was siphoned while he was parked in the 28000 block of Halsey Canyon Road.
There were two reported burglaries. One victim reported that an Elvis doll collection and Marty Bell photos were stolen from their storage unit at Castaic Self Storage on The Old Road.
A storage container at Warped Paintball was burglarized. Paintball rifles and equipment were stolen. Two suspects were arrested by responding deputies.
Notable Arrests: Castaic patrol units, responding to a call, arrested a Castaic resident and a Saugus resident on suspicion of Burglary. Both suspects were found in the area of a recent burglary with numerous unaccounted for items in their vehicle. Detectives handling the case are checking several recently reported thefts for possible links.
Here’s a summary of crimes in the Newhallarea:
Between 11/26/2012 and 12/02/2012 Zone 6 (Newhall) had eleven reported Part-1 crimes. Here are some details on just a few of the reported crimes:
A homicide occurred on Dec. 2 at approximately 2:21 a.m. For more information click here.
A felony battery occurred on Dec. 2 at approximately 5:20 p.m. in the 24000 block of Newhall Ave. A male victim was transported to a local area hospital. No further information is available and this incident is still under investigation.
A residential burglary was reported on Nov. 27 in the 22200 block of 4th Street in Newhall. An unknown suspect broke into the residence by prying open a kitchen window. Jewelry was stolen.
A vehicle burglary reportedly took place during the late night hours on Nov. 26 in the 23600 block of Meadowridge Dr. A window to the vehicle was smashed and a purse, food stamps, and an EBT card were among the items that were stolen. The investigation into this incident is on-going.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, at approximately 2:15 a.m., a proactive deputy from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station located and arrested the man believed to have stolen a women’s purse from a Carl’s Jr. in Newhall on Nov. 25. Charges have been filed and the suspect remains in-custody at Twin Towers Correctional Facility on $133,000 bail.
Numerous other arrests were made in Newhall during the past week, as deputies continue to be proactive in Zone 6.
Here’s a summary of Sauguscrimes:
The most concerning of all were thefts in Saugus which occurred from several construction sites off Steel Lane. All of these thefts occurred over the Thanksgiving weekend.
In one of the thefts a storage container was broken into and construction materials were taken. In the other incident construction material was taken off the job site. Detectives are actively working these incidents.
There was another theft which resembled the above mentioned incidents. Suspect(s) broke into a school, located along the 28000 block of Wellston Dr., and stole numerous construction items. This incident also occurred over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
There was a package stolen from the front of a residence along the 27700 block of Abajo Dr. on Nov. 30. The delivery company left the package at the front door, along with a receipt of delivery. Suspect(s) unknown stole the package from the front door.
There was a shoplift burglary from a local business along the 27600 block of Bouquet Canyon Rd. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6:20 PM. The suspect stole merchandise from the front counter when the teller attempted to retrieve more items for the suspect. The suspect then ran from the location.
There was an arrest made of four juveniles who were charged with attempt burglary of an elementary school and possession of marijuana on Dec. 1. The juveniles attempted to break into one of the classrooms. Deputies quickly responded to the location and arrested all four subjects without incident.
Over the past week a suspect was arrested for embezzling money from a local business along Carl Boyer Drive. The suspect had been taking money from the company over the past two months.
Here’s a summary of crimes in the Stevenson Rancharea:
There was one reported residential burglary, 2 vehicle burglaries, 4 larcenies and 2 stolen vehicles this past week.
A residential burglary occurred in the 25000 block of Silver Aspen Way. A telescope was stolen from the garage, no forced entry was determined.
Two vehicle burglaries and a larceny occurred in the 25000 block of The Old Rd. A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot in the 25000 block of The Old Rd.
Shopliftings occurred at Wal-Mart and Old Navy. An arrest was made in connection with the shoplifting that occurred at Wal-Mart.
A 2011 trailer and a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle were stolen from the 25000 block of The Old Rd.
Here are the crimes in Valencia:
The Zone 5 Valencia area reported 23 Part 1 Crimes. The criminal incidents included: grand theft auto, residential, commercial and vehicle burglaries, robbery and numerous petty theft and shoplifting from local businesses.
A grand theft of a Toyota Corolla occurred during the weekend between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. The vehicle was parked on Calex Drive.
A residential burglary occurred on Friday at the 25400 block of Via Dona Christa Dr. between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.. Stolen was a men’s bicycle that was taken while the garage door was left opened.
An attempt residential burglary occurred on the 25800 block of Espinoza Dr. between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. No entry was made into the residence and no items were stolen. A broken door latch was observed at the scene.
There were a few commercial burglaries that occurred in various areas of Valencia. The items stolen were copper wire, and a mountain bike. Video surveillance was in place for a few of the incidents. Santa Clarita detectives are currently working these cases.
Two vehicle burglaries occurred at the following locations: 24000 block of Newhall Ranch Rd. and 24800 block of Ave. Rockefeller. The thefts occurred in the late afternoon during the week. Entries made into the vehicles were via smashed windows and punched door locks. Items stolen were a purse and plumbing equipment which were visible from outside the vehicles.
A robbery occurred at a hardware store during the weekday at 11 a.m. The items stolen/recovered were various Makita Tools. A suspect was apprehended and booked at the Santa Clarita Station.
There were fifteen arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. The criminal charges included possession of controlled substances, driving under the influence of alcohol, robbery, petty theft, and shoplifting from local businesses.
Santa Clarita Deputies are diligently patrolling all areas of Santa Clarita regarding the increase of theft. Please help us by reporting all suspicious activity and call the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.