Last week’s crime reports are in, detailing crimes between March 24 and 30 for the Santa Clarita Valley.
UPDATED APRIL 4, 3:00 P.M.
UPDATES WITH CANYON COUNTRY EAST AND VALENCIA CRIME REPORTS AND THIS WEEK’S CRIME HEADLINES.
In addition to addressing crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, Sheriff’s Station deputies are reaching out to residents through community events and public awareness campaigns.
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New Capt. Roosevelt Johnson will hold his second Coffee with the Captain at the Golden Valley Road Starbucks on Wednesday. He will also join KHTS News Director Perry Smith and Deputy Josh Dubin on the “Neighborhood Watch” on Thursday, April 17.
Deputies are hosting two workshops at City Hall on April 16 and 23 to teach parents about teen issues like drug abuse and social media and sexting.
Jin Ahn Jeong, 44, of Santa Clarita, was killed Saturday when his vehicle lost traction on a steep hillside in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway-Vehicle area. He was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.
Park Bureau deputies saved three lives at Pyramid Lake on Sunday, after they noticed two adults and a 5-year-old child struggling against the winds in a kayak. The kayak flipped, but all three were rescued by a patrol boat.
Deputies warned residents of the dangers of online scams after a Palmdale man had an expensive camera stolen by a potential buyer in Valencia.
The CHP is partnering local law enforcement across California in April to crack down on distracted driving during Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The trial of Dino Guglielmelli, 52, of Canyon Country, is scheduled to start May 1. Guglielmelli is charged with soliciting to have his wife murdered in October.
The March 24-30 crime reports have been released by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies. KHTS AM-1220 publishes crime reports 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: (3) Residential burglary, (1) Shop Lifting, (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon, (1) Vehicle burglary
There were four residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week. The first incident occurred near the 18000 block of Grace Lane. In this incident the suspect entered the victim’s open garage and stole a Fuji bicycle and a Mitsubishi TV. Another burglary was reported near the 18000 block of Danielson Lane. In this incident the victim came home and found his Xbox missing from his living room. There were no signs of forced entry to the location.
A theft from a vehicle occurred near the 27000 block of Circle G Drive. The suspect gained entry to the vehicle and stole US currency, skateboard and medication. The victim was unsure how the suspect made entry into his vehicle.
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the 18000 block of Annes Circle. The suspect threatened to kill his mother with a kitchen knife. The suspect also made threats to kill his father. The suspect was arrested a short time later by deputies searching the area for him.
Canyon Country Crime – west
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: (1) Residential Burglary, (1) Commercial Burglary, (1) Petty Theft, (1) Vehicle Burglary, (4) Shopliftings, (1) Grand Theft Auto
A residential burglary occurred near the 26900 block of Flo Lane. The victim returned home after a month long business trip and found his televisions missing. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A commercial burglary occurred near 18500 block of Via Princessa. The suspect entered the location and stole the attendant’s cell phone that was on a nearby shelf. The suspect then paid for some miscellaneous store items and walked out of the store. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A petty theft occurred at Mountasia. The victim placed his cell phone on a grassy patch while playing miniature golf. Approximately 15 later he returned to pick up his phone and it was missing. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A burglary to a vehicle occurred near the intersection of Rainbow Glen Drive and Gilbert Street. The victim had his hand held work radio stolen from within his vehicle. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A shoplifting occurred at Costco. The suspect entered the store and concealed some vitamins from a display case. The suspect then attempted to walk out of the location without paying for the concealed items. Loss Prevention detained the suspect pending deputies arrival. The suspect was arrested and booked at Santa Clarita Station. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A grand theft auto occurred near the 19600 block of Drycliff Street. The victim had her vehicle stolen from the front of her residence. The means by which the vehicle was obtained are unknown. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
A 1997 Nissan 200Sx was stolen from the 24400 block of Leonard Tree Lane, sometime between Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 27 at noon.
A pair of boxing gloves was stolen from an unlocked vehicle Thursday, March 27 in the 24200 block of Cross Street. A witness said four unknown people were seen at 5:12 a.m. opening the vehicle, then walking away.
If you witnessed the theft, detectives could use information to help solve the crime. Call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or text the letters, TIPLA plus your tip to 274637.
A business was burglarized in the 24200 block of Main Street on the night of Tuesday, March 25. The thief broke a window to get in and took items from inside.
Two incidents occurred at Hart High School. Sometime between the night of Friday, March 21 and the morning of Monday, March 24, a lock and a door were damaged. Then, on the night of Monday, March 24 a lock on a shed was damaged.
If you live near a school or happen to be passing by and see suspicious behavior, especially at night, please call the call the Sheriff’s Station. Your call could prevent damage or theft from our local schools.
This week there were 4 Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area.
The first was an assault which occurred near the corner of Newhall Ranch Road and Bouquet Canyon Road on March 29. The victim was driving through the parking lot when he heard something strike his vehicle. When he looked out his window he saw a male attempt to strike him with a blunt object. The suspect fled the location prior to the deputies’ arrival.
An attempted residential burglary to a vacant house was reported in the 22800 block of Barbacoa Drive on March 28. It was discovered that an item was stolen from the outside of the residence. After further investigation deputies learned that someone attempted to force entry into the residence but was unsuccessful.
We had two shoplifts over the past week. The first was from Albertsons, 27631 Bouquet Canyon Road, on March 27. An employee witnessed two suspects concealing items. When the suspects were contacted by store employees they fled the location. Santa Clarita detectives are actively working the case.
The second shoplift occurred at CVS, 26550 Bouquet Canyon Road, on March 28. A female was arrested for stealing multiple items from the business.
There were multiple arrests made over the past week. The arrests include assault, narcotics, conspiracy, DUI, theft and receiving stolen property.
Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Crime
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch: (4) Shoplift, (1) Petty Theft and (1) GTA.
There were three shoplift/burglaries near the 25400 block of The Old Road. Loss prevention personnel detained several individuals throughout the week when they noticed the suspects exiting the location, failing to pay for items. These incidents led to three arrests.
A petty theft/shoplift occurred near the 24900 block of Pico Canyon Road. A female suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel when she concealed a wallet in her purse and failed to pay for the item before exiting the location. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies.
A petty theft occurred near the 25300 block of Chiquella Lane. An unknown suspect pumped gas meant for the victim’s vehicle when the victim was inside the location.
A GTA occurred near the 25500 block of The Old Road. A 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck was taken from the parking lot of the location. The vehicle was recovered three days later in a nearby parking lot.
Zone 5-Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included a burglary, assault, grand theft and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
A burglary occurred at a local gym on the 24400 block of Town Center Drive between the hours of 3:30 and 5 p.m. The victim reported that the padlock was broken off his locker located in the men’s locker room area. Items stolen were a wallet containing the victim’s driver’s license, credit cards and money. No suspects or witnesses were located regarding this incident.
An assault involving three students occurred on Copperstone Drive and Decoro Drive at 2 p.m. The victim stated he was punched and kicked in the face and chest by two known male students. The victim sustained lacerations to the body and was treated at local hospital for his injuries. Cobra Detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Station are currently investigating the circumstances regarding this incident.
A grand theft involving a Craigslist item occurred at the 23500 block of Via Barra between the hours of 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. The victim met the suspect in front of the residence to sell an expensive camera. The suspect asked to see the camera and stated he needed to show it to his father. The suspect went around the side of the house to the backyard through a side gate and was never seen again. It was discovered that the pedestrian gate located in the back yard was left opened and led out to Wiley Canyon Road. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Keep theft down. Take careful steps to not become a victim. When it comes to selling items via popular websites, be mindful of where you choose to meet potential buyers. Always meet in a well-lit, public area. A seller should always take down the serial number and take a photo of the item you are selling, in case a theft occurs. This will assist deputies with tracking the item to aide 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 possession of narcotics, drunk in public, and numerous shoplifting from local businesses.
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Source: Santa Clarita News