Crime reports have been released for March 3-9 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
UPDATED THURSDAY, MARCH 13 AT 1:30 P.M.
UPDATES WITH CASTAIC/VAL VERDE AND STEVENSON RANCH/WESTRIDGE CRIME REPORTS.
A week after assuming his new position at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Captain Roosevelt Johnson met with KHTS to talk about his career.
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This week, deputies at Johnson’s station dealt with several important incidents.
Deputies teamed up with deputies from the Vice Unit of Major Crimes Bureau in a 12-hour “john sting” in Castaic on Friday. Three suspects were arrested.
A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday for Blake Cook, the 18-year-old from Saugus who was killed in a crash involving two big rigs early Saturday morning. Eddie Camargo, 20, who was driving the car, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
Detectives are investigating the Sunday night burglary of Jewelry World in Saugus. Thieves broke into the neighboring business, which is under construction, to gain access to the jewelry store and reportedly steal about $300,000 worth of merchandise.
Deputies help reunite 24-year-old Brian Napoli with his family Tuesday morning after he was stranded in Towsley Canyon for 18 hours.
Deputies arrested three on Tuesday night during a patrol of Santa Clarita’s paseos for marijuana possession and outstanding warrants.
Jose Rigoberto Sanchez, 29, of Santa Clarita, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest on Thursday to rape and bribery charges for a pair of incidents four years ago.
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: (2) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Petty Theft.
There were two grand theft autos reported at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive within the last week. The first incident was reported on March 4. The victim had their 2004 Ford truck stolen from the intersection. This vehicle has not been recovered. The second incident occurred on March 7. The victim had their 2013 Nissan Altima stolen. This vehicle was recovered a short time later on Jakes Way.
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred on March 4, at the In-N-Out on Sand Canyon Road. In this incident the victim was rear-ended in the drive thru line. Both parties pulled out of the drive thru to check for damage. The victim could smell alcohol on the suspect’s breath so he walked to the rear of the suspect’s vehicle to call 911. The suspect did not like the fact that the victim was calling the police so he started up his vehicle and drove in reverse towards the victim. The victim was hit by the suspect’s vehicle and nearly knocked to the ground. The suspect then sped away from the location. This incident is currently being investigated by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives.
Canyon Country Crime – west
A residential burglary occurred near the 17800 block of Beneda Lane. The suspect entered the victim’s apartment and stole a backpack containing miscellaneous items from within the victim’s bedroom. The victim stated his residence was locked; however, there was no evidence of forced entry into the location. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the intersection of Rainbow Glen Drive and Greenjay Place. The suspect smashed the victim’s front passenger window and rifled through the vehicle. The victim stated nothing was taken. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the 19600 block of Green Mountain Drive. The suspect smashed the front passenger window and stole a laptop carrying bag containing the victim’s laptop. The victim stated nothing else was taken from within his vehicle. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
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A shoplifting occurred at Costco on Via Princessa. The suspect entered the location and began concealing miscellaneous food items. The suspect attempted to walk out of the store without paying and was subsequently caught by loss prevention. The suspect was arrested by deputy personnel. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
Two separate incidents of shoplifting occurred at Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive. In both incidents, the suspects involved attempted to conceal store items and leave the location without paying for the items. The suspects involved in both incidents were arrested by deputy personnel. Both incidents are currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
Castaic/Val Verde Crime
There were five Part-1 Crimes in Zone 2 this past week. Two residential burglaries were reported in Val Verde. Both victims said their front doors were kicked in and jewelry was stolen. Detectives from Santa Clarita station have a male adult in custody for one of the crimes and are investigating the second.
There was one reported grand theft off of Hillcrest Parkway in Castaic. A construction company reported a generator, cement cutter and various tools stolen from their work site.
There were two thefts from vehicles reported in the Castaic area. Both vehicles were left unlocked. After rummaging through the vehicle the suspect stole miscellaneous personal items.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
On Sunday, March 9 a burglary and domestic violence occurred in the 25000 block of Walnut Street. The suspect and victim had dated for a year, but broke up three months ago. The suspect entered through a bedroom window and stole a cell phone.
A locker was broke into at the Santa Clarita Athletic Club, 24640 Wiley Canyon on Monday, March 3. A wallet with credit cards, gift cards and cash were stolen.
If you can plan your workouts in advance, try not to bring valuables with you. Whether you use a gym, bike ride the trails or run and hike the open space, thieves looking for an opportunity may see you securing valuables. If you do have to secure valuables, take a look around and be aware of other people.
A 27-year-old male is in custody in Kern County for an unrelated narcotics charge, after he made three withdraws from his brother’s bank account at the Chase Bank on Lyon’s Avenue. The suspect will be held pending the investigation of the theft in Santa Clarita.
On the night of Saturday, March 8, an 18-year-old male reported at Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station that he had been stabbed by a male Hispanic adult on Thursday, March 6 at 11 p.m., in the area of Market Street and Railroad Avenue. The victim lives in Los Angeles and did have a stab wound on his arm. The case has been assigned to station gang investigators.
On Saturday, March 8, between 12 and 6:30 a.m., a 1991 Honda Accord was stolen from the 24700 block of Fourl Road. The vehicle has not been recovered.
The 1990 through the early 2000 year models of Hondas are currently one of the most sought after vehicles by car thieves. If you own one, take additional steps to protect yourself from being a victim. Some of the things you can do to help are alarms, steering wheel locks, ignition disabling devices and even parking in well-lit and visible locations.
On Tuesday, March 4, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., a metal mailbox was stolen from the 25100 block of Everett Drive. The victim mentioned she had seen truck loaded down with scrap metal driving around the area during the day, but no witnesses were found.
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 we had 5 Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area. The first was a commercial burglary from a jewelry store in the 26500 block of Bouquet Canyon Road on March 3. The suspects damaged two businesses in the burglary. Santa Clarita detectives are actively working the case.
There was an arson in the 27600 block of Bouquet Canyon Road on March 6. A juvenile was detained by deputies after lighting a trash can of fire.
Two vehicle burglaries were reported over the past week. The first occurred in the 25100 block of Barnhill Road sometime between Feb. 16 and March 6. The victim discovered his stereo had been stolen out of his vehicle. The second vehicle burglary occurred in the 28000 block of La Plante Way between Feb. 28 and March 3. The victim discovered multiple items stolen out of his vehicle between the indicated times. It is unknown how entry was made into the vehicle.
An attempt theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 28000 block of Caraway Lane on March 3. A witness saw two males attempting to take items from an unlocked vehicle while a third male stood watch. The three males fled the location after the witness yelled at them.
There were multiple arrests made over the past week in Saugus. The arrests made were for narcotics, theft and arson.
Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Crime
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch: (1) Robbery, (1) Commercial Burglary, (7) Shoplift and (3) Petty Thefts
An armed robbery occurred near the 25600 block of The Old Road. A male suspect entered the location and, after “shopping” for approximately one hour, approached the register and produced a firearm, demanding money from the clerk. He then walked around the counter and demanded the clerk open the safe. After taking several hundreds of dollars, the suspect exited the store and fled out of view. The case is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A commercial burglary occurred near the 25800 block of The Old Road. A male suspect entered the location from a side door and took the tip jar off of the bar. The suspect ran northbound on The Old Road and out of view.
There were seven incidents of shoplifting near the 25400 block of The Old Road. These incidents resulted in six arrests.
A petty theft occurred near the 26900 block of The Old Road. An unknown suspect took an approximate ten foot copper pipe from a rear loading dock of a vacant building.
A petty theft occurred near the 17800 block of Henry Mayo Drive. An unknown suspect took approximately forty feet of copper wire and a battery from an open dirt lot near the location.
If you have any information regarding the above mentioned crimes please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.
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