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Deputies Release Santa Clarita Valley Crime Reports for 01/20-01/26

Deputies Release Santa Clarita Valley Crime Reports for 01/20-01/26

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have released Nixle crime reports for Jan. 20 through Jan. 26. 

The investigation is still ongoing for a deputy-involved fatal shooting in Canyon Country on Thursday night, and it’s just one of several crimes Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies dealt with during the past week.

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The shooting, which involved a suspect reportedly wielding a metal spear and knife, occurred near Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway.

On Monday, deputies investigated a case of vandalism and what appeared to be attempted arson at Castaic Middle School. It was the third case of vandalism to hit the Castaic Union School District since winter break.

Shae Rebel, the two-year-old who was reported missing on Nov. 21, was found on Wednesday in Desoto Parish, La. by an area deputy.

Three arrests were made during a saturation patrol of local paseos and bike trails early Thursday. Using T3 vehicles purchased by the city, deputies arrested three women for receiving stolen property, drug possession and drinking in public.

Deputies are seeking information about a potential scammer in door-to-door solicitation incidents. A woman identifying herself as “Sirena Sanchez” is a person of interest for possibly soliciting false donations for Children’s Hospital.

Daniel Constantino, 20, of Canyon Country, is due back in court on Feb. 28 for a preliminary hearing on attempted murder charges in connection with the Sept. 15 attack of Manuel Cid.

As of Wednesday, jurors were still in deliberation in the case of three Los Angeles men who robbed a Canyon Country Bank of America in fall 2012

Suzette Crockett, 46, of Stevenson Ranch, had her case continued this week and is due back in court on March 4 for a preliminary hearing. She is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in connection with an August crash.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors also named Orange County Undersheriff John Scott as interim Sheriff on Tuesday.

Last week’s crime reports are listed in alphabetical order by community.

Canyon Country east

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country east: (4) Commercial burglaries, (1) residential burglary, (1) Vehicle Burglary.

During the past week we saw a reduction in part 1 crimes in Zone 8. There was one residential burglary reported in the “Fair Oaks Ranch” area. This incident occurred near the 26000 of Swan Lane. In this incident the suspect(s) entered through a bathroom window and stole approximately $5,000 worth of jewelry. If you have any information regarding this incident please call Santa Clarita Station detectives.

A commercial burglary occurred at the “T-Mobile” store on Golden Valley Road. While the store was closed, four male black suspects shattered the front door of the business and ransacked the store. Several high dollar cell phones were taken from the store.

A male was walking on Jakes Way at Fahren Court when a male Hispanic suspect came up to him from behind and stole his cell phone from his hand. The suspect ran off and at this time has not been arrested.

There was a vehicle burglary reported near the 28000 block of Silver Saddle Circle. The suspect stole several tools and equipment from the victim’s vehicle.

Canyon Country west

This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: (1) Robbery, (1) Residential Burglary, (5) Commercial Burglaries, (1) Burglary to a Vehicle, (2) Grand Thefts, (4) Shoplifts, (2) Petty Thefts

A robbery occurred on the bicycle path near Soledad Canyon Road and Penlon Road. Two suspects were involved. One suspect demanded the victim’s wallet at gunpoint while the second suspect acted as a lookout. Both suspects ran into a nearby wash and out of view. This incident is being investigated by Santa Clarita Station detectives.

A commercial burglary occurred near the 18900 block of Soledad Canyon Road. The rear door to the location was pried open, and a computer was taken. This incident is being investigated by Santa Clarita Station detectives.

A grand theft occurred near the 18700 block of Via Princessa. A large amount of disposed cooking oil was stolen from the rear of the location. This incident is being investigated by Santa Clarita Station detectives.

Castaic/Val Verde

There were four Part 1 Crimes in Zone 2. One residential burglary was reported this last week in Castaic. A house on The Old Road had a “specialized” bicycle taken from inside the unlocked garage.

There was one reported case of Child Endangerment. An adult driver was arrested for driving under the influence. The suspect was additionally charged with the “Child Endangerment” because they had two of their minor children in the vehicle at the time of arrest.

There was one theft reported in Val Verde. While visiting a resident off of Lincoln Avenue, the victim reported her vehicle was broken into and a laptop and personal check were stolen.  

A theft by embezzlement was reported in Castaic. After giving several firearms to a family member for safe keeping, the victim heard they were sold without his permission. The victim believes the firearms were sold illegally and felt he needed to file a report.


A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

There were two packages reported stolen from doorsteps last week. One on Monday, Jan. 20, from the 20900 block of Judah Lane. The other was on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from the 23500 block of Newhall Avenue. The packages had been delivered to the locations then left unattended while the victims were away.

An unattended package left on a doorstep creates an opportunity for a would-be thief to strike.  Packages often contain a valuable prize for the thief and they are willing to take the risk even in the daylight. Try to arrange deliveries when you are home or have a friend or relative available to receive the delivery.     

On Thursday, Jan. 16, a bicycle was stolen from Hart High School during school hours. The bike was described as a red/black, “Hyper,” single speed, boys BMX. The handlebars are black with a skull sticker on them. There is also an “X-Games” sticker on the frame. The suspect was seen riding a bike, carrying the stolen bike on his back.

A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2002 Acura, parked on Dockweiler Drive, sometime between Monday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 21 7 a.m.

Between Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19 an apartment in the 25000 block of Walnut Street was burglarized. There was no sign of forced entry and a 42” plasma TV was stolen. A vehicle was burglarized in the 22800 block of Newhall Avenue. It had been parked overnight between Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22. There was no damage and a car stereo was stolen.


There were no Part-1 crimes reported over the past week. But deputies want to remind residents about how to help keep yourself from becoming a victim of property crimes. Remember to lock your doors and roll up your windows when leaving your vehicles unattended. Always remember to take any items of value with you. If you can’t, please move them out of view or secure them in the trunk if possible. Most thefts from vehicles are crimes of opportunity. Criminals wander parking lots and neighborhoods searching for items of value in plain sight. If your vehicle is unlocked or the window is rolled down it makes it that much easier for them to steal these items. The best defense of these types of crimes is to not give the criminals an opportunity in the first place.

There were multiple arrests throughout Saugus over the past week. The arrests include assault, criminal threats, narcotics and DUI.

Stevenson Ranch/Westridge

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

(1) Commercial Burglary, (5) Shoplift and (1) Petty Theft.

A commercial burglary occurred near the 25600 block of The Old Road. A female suspect entered the location and used a fraudulent credit card to purchase several items. The case is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.

A shoplift/burglary occurred near the 24900 block of Pico Canyon Road. Four male suspects entered the location and took several electronic items. The suspects ripped the items from the display cases, breaking the security cables. The suspects then exited the location and ran northbound through the parking lot and out of view. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

There were four incidents of shoplifting reported near the 25400 block of The Old Road resulting in four arrests.

A petty theft occurred near the 24900 block of Constitution Avenue. An unknown suspect took two bicycles, which were locked in a rack located under an apartment complex stairwell. The suspect cut the cable lock with an unknown object.


Zone 5-Valencia had nineteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included residential/vehicle burglaries, and shoplifting from local businesses.

A residential burglary occurred on the 24200 block of Vista Hills Drive between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entry was made through the second story bathroom by smashing the window with an unknown object. Exit was made through the back sliding glass door as evidence of it being unlocked. Items stolen were a video camera, a DVD player, and numerous pieces of jewelry from the master bedroom area.

A second residential burglary occurred on the 28400 Evergreen Lane between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Entry and exit was made by smashing the kitchen window with an unknown object. Items stolen were silver and gold coins from a lock box which was located in the master bedroom.

There were seven vehicle burglaries that occurred in various areas of Valencia, mainly on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Victims reported that the rear passenger windows had been smashed by an unknown object. Items stolen were third row back seats, an Apple iPad, a Garmin GPS, Coach sunglasses, a wallet containing credits and a semi auto gun with ammo bag. Most of the items were stolen from the center console and backseat areas of the vehicles.

Bicycle theft is on the rise. Most victims have reported their bikes were locked at bike racks and that the locks/chains were cut off. Use caution and be cognizant of your surroundings when securing your bicycles. Keep the serial number of your bicycle on file in the event that it is stolen to aid in its recovery.

If you see any suspicious activity, please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121. There were multiple arrests made this past week by proactive Santa Clarita deputies assigned to the Valencia area. Arrests included assault on a person, drunk in public, possession of narcotics and shoplifting from local businesses.

Related UPDATE: Santa Clarita Deputy-Involved Shooting, Suspect Dead

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Related Stevenson Ranch Woman Arrested On Fatal DUI Crash Charge Due Back

Related Jury For Canyon Country Bank Robbery Case Still Deliberating

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Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com.

Source: Santa Clarita News

Deputies Release Santa Clarita Valley Crime Reports for 01/20-01/26

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