Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have released crime reports for Feb. 24 through March 2.
The beginning of this week brought a new face to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Officials announced on Friday that Capt. Roosevelt Johnson would replace acting Capt. Lt. Robert Lewis. Johnson’s new post became effective Sunday.
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Deputies also dealt with several crimes this week.
Michael Guich, 51, of Saugus, was arrested early Saturday morning after he barricaded himself in his home following a report of domestic violence by his wife.
The special education preschool classroom at Castaic Middle School was vandalized between Feb. 21 and 24–the second time in the last five months.
Another “Every 15 Minutes” program was conducted by deputies at Valencia High School on Thursday, to demonstrate the consequences of drunk driving.
Deputies are asking the public’s assistance to help them locate a custom-made wheelchair that was apparently stolen from a Canyon Country garage in February.
College of the Canyons officials reported two incidents of alleged assault near their campus Wednesday evening, one on Rockwell Canyon Road and the other near COC’s parking lot.
No arrests have been made and detectives are investigating.
Deputies arrested nine suspects and shut down a “marijuana grow” on Thursday, during an early morning parole check in Canyon Country. About 75 marijuana plants were discovered.
Laura Purviance, 25, was ordered to stand trial for her mother’s murder. The mother, Caroline Purviance was a former Hart District employee.
Abraham Bautista and Josh Right had a preliminary hearing Thursday, and were held to answer to two robbery charges from an Oct. 15 crime spree that involved robbing pedestrians at knifepoint.
Suzette L. Crockett, 46, of Stevenson Ranch, now stands accused of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, in connection with the Aug. 11 death of Johnny Sanchez.
Last week’s crime reports are listed in alphabetical order by community as they are made available.
Canyon Country Crime – east
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country east: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1)
There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
The first incident was reported near the 27000 block of Rock Rose Lane. In this incident the suspect pried open the bedroom window and stole a 48” Samsung TV, Omega watch, Apple iMac computer and a platinum ring.
The second incident was reported near the 27000 block of Tyler Lane. In this incident the suspect entered an open garage and stole the victim’s wheelchair. The victim described the wheelchair as a “Karma” that is red with flames on it.
A shoplifting incident was reported at the Los Primos Mexican Restaurant. In this incident the suspect waited for the cashier to leave the register. When he left the register the suspect stole approximately $300 from it and fled the location. The suspect was subsequently arrested a short time later after an observant patrol sergeant spotted the suspect running into the wash area.
There was a grand theft auto reported from the 18000 block of Annes Circle. The suspect stole a 1985 Chevrolet El Camino from the victim. This vehicle had not been located.
An assault with a deadly weapon was reported near the 29000 block of Grandifloras Road. The suspect and victim were friends and they got into an argument. One friend shot the other friend in the leg with a pellet gun.
Canyon Country Crime – west
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: (2) Aggravated Assaults, (1) Burglary to a Vehicle, (2) Shoplifts
An aggravated assault occurred near the intersection of Delight Street and Bakerton Avenue. The victim was hit numerous times in the head by an unknown suspect. While at the hospital, the victim refused to give deputy personnel a statement regarding the incident. It was later determined this incident was gang related. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A spousal assault occurred near the 20000 block of Shadow Island Drive. The victim stated she was strangled by the suspect for approximately 4-5 seconds then thrown to the ground. While on the ground the suspect kicked the victim in the back. The suspect fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A burglary to a vehicle occurred near the 18800 block of Mandan Street. The suspect forced open the driver side door with an unknown tool and stole the victim’s GPS from within. This investigation is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A shoplifting occurred at Costco in Canyon Country. Two suspects entered the store and retrieved a PlayStation3 and attempted to walk out of the store without paying for the item. The two suspects were arrested shortly after the deputies’ arrival. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
Castaic/Val Verde Crime
There were eight Part 1 Crimes in Zone 2 this past week.
One commercial burglary was reported at Castaic Middle School. Suspects entered a classroom through a window and vandalized the contents. The school estimated the damage at $1,500.
There were seven thefts from vehicles reported throughout the Castaic area. One vehicle had the window smashed to gain entry, and six were left unlocked. Miscellaneous personal items were reported stolen. Four of the reported thefts were on Heather Lane at the top of Sloan Canyon. One was reported off of Highland Court and one on Victoria Road. All seven thefts were reported in the early morning hours.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
On Sunday, March 2 at 11 p.m., a 31-year-old male reported he had been assaulted by another male adult while he was walking on Newhall Avenue near 15th Street. The men did not know each other, and the intent of the attack is unknown.
Deputies working in the Newhall area made several arrests last week. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, a 31-year-old male from Saugus was arrested on Lyons Avenue for possession of methamphetamine. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, a 28-year-old male from Palmdale was arrested on Main Street for possession of cocaine. Also on Feb. 26th, a 29-year-old male and a 40-year-old female, both from Pacoima, were arrested on Lyons Avenue for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Santa Clarita is a very active community. Many residents hike and ride bicycles on the trails throughout the outlying areas surrounding the city. If you choose to hike or bike alone, take a few minutes to prepare for the trip and consider some possible life saving tips. Inform others of your plans and route. Bring food and plenty of water. Wear layers of clothing. Carry a cell phone with GPS or a beacon so you can be found even if you are not able to help in your rescue.
Remember to lock your doors and windows, don’t leave valuables in plain view, be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious behavior.
This week there were four Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area. The first was a hot prowl residential burglary in the 22700 block of Pamplico Drive on Feb. 25. The victim walked into her residence and saw the suspect walking down the stairs carrying numerous items. Once confronted, the suspect fled the location. Santa Clarita Station detectives are actively working the case.
A second residential burglary was reported in the 28200 block of Newbird Court on Feb. 25. The suspect vandalized the victim’s residence. He then went through the victim’s purse but it is unknown what was taken. The suspect was known to the victim and other residents at the location. Santa Clarita detectives and deputies are searching for the suspect.
There was a vehicle burglary in the 22500 block of Festividad Drive in the early morning hours of Feb. 24. The victim woke up and discovered his vehicle unlocked and electrical items missing.
We had a grand theft of vehicle parts in the 22400 block of Paragon Drive in the early morning hours of Feb. 25. The victim found that parts were stolen off his vehicle overnight.
Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Crime
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch: (1) Commercial Burglary and (1) Shoplift.
A commercial burglary occurred near the 25600 block of The Old Road. An unknown suspect entered the location after hours and attempted to take envelopes out of a night deposit box. The suspect used a glue rat trap and string in an attempt to pull the envelopes out of the box. The case is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A shoplift burglary occurred near the 24500 block of The Old Road. Two suspects exited the location, failing to pay for several items. Upon being contacted by loss prevention personnel, the suspects fled the location. Responding deputies were able to detain an awaiting suspect in a vehicle, related to the incident. The third suspect was arrested on narcotics related charges.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred between Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard at 5 p.m. The suspect, a male transient, was seen swinging a metal club at an electrical box then began swinging the club at bunch of cyclists. The suspect was arrested shortly after and transported to the Santa Clarita Station for booking. No one was hurt during this incident.
A grand theft occurred on the 25600 block of Rye Canyon Road between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. The victim reported that 65 feet of copper wire was taken from a storage container located on the Southern California Edison lot. No suspect or witnesses were located. The investigation is currently ongoing.
If you see any suspicious activity, 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, under the influence of narcotics, drunk in public, warrants and numerous shoplifting from local businesses.
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Source: Santa Clarita News