Veterans’ Day is approaching, and local deputies want to make sure that the community can safely honor those who serve our country. They’ve even planned an event of their own.
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Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will rally around Army veteran and Deputy Luis Gaxiola on Saturday, for a march to raise money as Gaxiola battles cancer.
A woman was take into custody Thursday, charged with assault on a peace officer and evading arrest after she pushed a deputy at a traffic stop and then fled the scene.
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Captain Paul Becker has announced that he will be retiring on Feb. 5, 2014. Until Sheriff Lee Baca selects a replacement, Lt. Robert Lewis will act as interim captain.
Two Santa Clarita suspects appeared in court this week, both on felony charges.
Jared Foster, 23, of Castaic pleaded no contest on Monday to animal cruelty charges after he killed his family’s cat and dog and set them on fire. He could face five years in prison.
Jake Heffernan, 19, of Valencia pleaded not guilty to three felony counts and three misdemeanor counts of vandalism on Wednesday. He allegedly spraypainted explicit messages on cars and homes in the North Park community of Valencia.
Here are the crime reports that have been released so far by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies:
There were 5 Part-1 Crimes in Zone 2 this past week.
There was one reported burglary. A plasma TV was stolen from a building on Industry Drive. There were two reported thefts; used cooking oil was syphoned from an outside storage area at Carl’s Jr. on Parker Road, and $100 U.S. currency was taken out of a patron’s unattended purse while at church on The Old Road.
There was one reported vehicle theft in which the two suspects were arrested in Val Verde for possession of a stolen vehicle. There was one reported assault; after a physical altercation between two associates, one attacked another while he was in the restroom. The victim was admitted to the hospital with kidney problems possibly related to being kicked while on the ground.
Canyon Country east
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:
(2) Residential burglaries (3) Vehicle Burglaries (1) Theft from vehicle (4) Grand theft auto (1) Robbery.
There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week. The first incident occurred near 27000 block of English Ivy Lane. The suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in the victim’s driveway and used the garage door remote that was inside the vehicle to gain entry into the victim’s garage. The victim was unsure what items were taken in this incident.
The second residential burglary was reported near the 18400 block of Sandy Drive. In this incident the victims were on vacation and away from their home for 2 weeks. When they returned they found their front door kicked in and several of their personal items missing.
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There were 4 grand theft autos reported over the past week. The first was reported near the intersection of Sand Canyon Road/Ruth Springs. The vehicle is a 1968 red Pontiac Firebird. The second incident occurred near the 27000 block of Aspen Place. The vehicle is a 2011 GMC Yukon that was later recovered near the intersection of Jakes Way and Sandy Drive. A 2000 Pontiac Sunfire was stolen near the 17000 block of Dove Willow St. The suspect drove the vehicle to “76” gas station at the intersection of Sand Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road where he left that vehicle and stole a 2009 Dodge Caliber from a victim that was getting gas.
Canyon Country west
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
(2) Residential Burglaries, (1) Vehicle Burglary, (2) Shoplift, (2) Petty Thefts, (1) GTA
A residential burglary occurred near the 18600 block of Brigadoon Court. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked garage and took the victim’s vehicle. The victim left the keys in the center console. The vehicle was recovered the next day.
A residential burglary occurred near the 26700 block of Isabella Parkway. An unknown suspect pried open a bedroom window and took a large amount of US Currency from a storage bin.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the 19800 block of Sandpiper Place. An unknown suspect punched the driver’s door lock and upon entering, took a stereo faceplate and miscellaneous clothing items.
A burglary/shoplift occurred near the 18600 block of Via Princessa. Two adult male suspects were detained by loss prevention personnel when they exited the location, failing to pay for concealed items. The suspects were subsequently arrested by responding deputies.
A petty theft/shoplift occurred near the 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. A male adult was detained by store employees when he exited the location after failing to pay for a bottle of alcohol. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies.
A petty theft occurred near the intersection of Rainbow Glen Drive and Rue Crevier. An unknown suspect cut the catalytic converter off of a 2001 Toyota Tacoma.
A GTA occurred near the 19100 block of a Nadal Street. A 2013 Kawasaki 300-A was taken from the carport area of the location.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area (Zone 6)
Between Friday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 27, a residential burglary occurred at the apartment complex in the 21200 block of Bottletree Drive. The garage door was forced open and several items were stolen. (ref 14739)
Between Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 28 10 a.m., a vehicle burglary occurred in the 21200 block of Ficus Drive. There was no evidence of forced entry, but a stereo component was stolen. (ref 14760)
On Monday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m., a 29-year-old female was robbed by force behind the Chevron Station at 20500 Newhall Ave. The victim reported there were bystanders who saw the crime occur, but nobody called to report the crime. If you were a witness to this crime, please call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Detective Bureau at 661-255-1211 and report what you saw. (ref 14816)
If you witness a crime occurring, please call 9-1-1. If you have information about a crime that has already occurred, please call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station to report it, 24 hours a day. If you would rather remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.
In the morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 29, a 34-year-old resident of the Polynesian Mobile Home Park at 23450 Newhall Avenue severely beat his 60-year-old aunt during an argument. After she came to the station to report it, we responded to the residence and arrested the suspect. He was charged with felony battery and is currently being held on $30,000 bail awaiting court proceedings.
Between Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday Oct. 29 at 6:45 a.m., a generator was stolen from the back of a truck parked in the 24500 block Ebelden Avenue. (ref 14957)
All of us need to practice good crime prevention when we park our personal or work vehicles. Every time you park, take a second to ensure your vehicle is locked and ensure there is nothing in plain view that is valuable or could possibly contain something valuable. I have taken many vehicle burglary reports where the only items stolen were empty laptop bags, boxes containing nothing of value or backpacks containing school books. A couple seconds can prevent the cost of replacing a window and the hassle of having to deal with it.
A note of historical significance for the Sheriff’s Department in Santa Clarita: Nov. 8 marks the 87th anniversary of the opening of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s substation No. 6, known as the Newhall Sheriff’s Station. The station was located on the corner of 6th Street and San Fernando Road. It wasn’t until 1972 that the current Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station opened its doors at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway.
There were four reported part one crimes in Zone 3. Here are some details regarding those crimes.
There was a shoplifting (burglary) incident that occurred at Walmart on The Old Road. Deputies responded and discovered that the suspect had filled a cart with items and taken them to his vehicle. He then entered the store and did it again. The deputies ultimately arrested a 62-year-old male from Castaic for burglary (ref – 14747).
A vehicle burglary was reported from the parking lot of 25955 The Old Road. This incident occurred on Friday, Oct. 25 between 6:30 and 9 p.m. A window on the vehicle was shattered and a purse, makeup, keys and a checkbook were reported stolen (ref -14813).
A vehicle burglary was reported from the parking lot of 26650 The Old Road. This incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 31 between 9:45 and 11:15 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry, however the victim stated she locked her car before leaving it. Sunglasses, a wallet and a brown Steve Madden bag were reported stolen (ref -14942).
A burglary incident was reported at Walmart located on The Old Road. Numerous items were stolen from the location and when loss prevention officers from the store attempted to detain the suspects, they fled. This case is still under investigation. As the suspect’s fled, numerous stolen items were recovered (ref -14981).
Zone 5-Valencia had twenty Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included residential burglaries, grand theft auto, and shoplifting from local businesses.
A residential burglary occurred on Monday at 6 p.m. on the 28100 block of Mcbean Parkway. Entrance and exit was made by prying open the rear garage door. The items stolen were various tools totaling $890. Shortly after the incident, the tools were recovered by the victim who confronted the suspect who took the tools. The investigation is being handled by Santa Clarita detectives assigned to the Burglary Unit. A second burglary occurred at 3:30 p.m. on the 25200 block of Via Sistine. The victim left his bicycle unsecured in an open garage. The bicycle was recovered within 30 minutes and the suspect a male adult was arrested and charged for burglary.
A grand theft auto occurred on the 24000 block of Bridgeport Drive between 8 and 10 a.m. The vehicle was parked on the street in front of the residence. No suspects have been identified in this. The victim reported that the passenger side window was shattered by an unknown object. Items stolen were the headrests, a car stereo, and clothing.
A theft from unlocked vehicle occurred on the 27200 block of Rosemont Lane between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. The vehicle was unlocked and parked in front of the residence. Items stolen were the garage opener and $25 from the center console area of the vehicle. No suspect(s) have been identified at this time in any of these reports.
There were five arrests made this past week by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area. Arrest charges included arson and multiple shoplifting crimes occurring at local businesses.
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Source: Santa Clarita News