Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have released March 10-16 crime reports for The Santa Clarita Valley. Know what’s happening in our community.
UPDATED MARCH 21, 12:30 P.M.
UPDATES WITH VALENCIA CRIME REPORTS AND THIS WEEK’S CRIME HIGHLIGHTS.
It was a busy week for deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, including investigations of several deaths and a prostitution sting.
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Deputies received a report of human remains in Gorman on Saturday and identified the victim as an adult male who had possibly been dead for up to four years.
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Deputies responded to an apparent heroin overdose on Tuesday, the first reported in 2014. The victim was identified on Wednesday as Anthony Michael Tumasone, 25, of Newhall.
A multi-agency massage parlor sting in Newhall on Wednesday netted one arrest and more than a dozen citations. The goal was to identify prostitution and potential human trafficking victims.
A motorcyclist was reportedly killed Thursday evening when he collided into the back of another vehicle on Soledad Canyon Road, near Lost Canyon Road. Two people were transported to the hospital as a result of the crash.
California Highway Patrol officers responded to a crash that occurred on Friday but was not discovered until Sunday. A pickup truck tumbled over the side of Lake Hughes Road, killing the driver and leaving the passenger with major injuries.
The CHP Newhall Station also announced their next DUI Checkpoint between 6:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The exact location has not been released.
The March 10-16 crime reports for the Santa Clarita Valley have been released by 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: (1) Residential burglary/Grand Theft Auto (1) Shoplifting (1) Residential Burglary.
There was a residential burglary reported near the 29600 block of Sand Canyon Road. In this incident the suspect smashed the front window to the home and entered. The suspect tool tools from inside the location.
Another residential burglary was reported near the 18000 block of Sundowner Way. In this incident the suspect broke into the victim’s detached garage and stole a 2003 Toyota Tacoma, red in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.
Two suspects entered the Kohl’s on Golden Valley Road and stole a GPS from inside the store. The suspects are described as a male Hispanic and a female Hispanic. The loss prevention officer at Kohl’s was unable to detain the suspects prior to them fleeing the area.
Canyon Country Crime – west
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred: (2) Robberies, (1) Commercial Burglary, (1) Grand Theft, (1) Petty Theft, (1) Shoplift
A robbery occurred near the 20600 block of Soledad Canyon Road. Two suspects entered the location and stole merchandise that were on display. Store employees confronted the suspects and demanded they return the property. When confronted, one of the suspects brandished a firearm and both suspects fled the location. A short time later, both suspects were located by deputy personnel and arrested. It was later determined the firearm used in this incident was a BB gun. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A robbery occurred near the 19400 block of Soledad Canyon Road. One suspect entered the location and stole a bottle of vodka and deodorant. When confronted by loss prevention personnel, the suspect immediately relinquished the bottle of vodka. The suspect then brandished two handguns and pointed them at the loss prevention personnel and subsequently fled the location. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A commercial burglary occurred near the 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. The suspect forced open the rear door lock and made entry into the location. While inside, the suspect did not take any property. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A grand theft occurred near the 21400 block of Golden Valley Road. The suspect entered the location and stole three complete boxes of welding machines totaling more than $4000. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A petty theft occurred near Whispering Leaves Drive and Sierra Estates Drive. The suspect stole mail from a mailbox that was located near the intersection. A day later the victim received a phone call from a nearby bank stating two suspects were attempting to cash a check in the victim’s name. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A shoplifting occurred at the Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive. One suspect entered the location and began concealing miscellaneous tools that were on display. Loss prevention personnel confronted the suspect outside of the location after he made no attempt to pay for the concealed items. Deputy personnel arrived and arrested the suspect. This incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
Castaic/Val Verde Crime
There were three Part 1 Crimes in Zone 2 this past week. There were three thefts from vehicles reported in the Castaic area.
Two vehicles on Yucca Place in Castaic were broken into. A Louis Vuitton purse and personal items were reported stolen from inside. One had the window smashed and one was left unlocked. There was one vehicle parked on The Old Road and Villa Canyon Road that was left unlocked. The suspect rummaged through the vehicle and stole an iPad and a backpack full of miscellaneous personal items.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
Between Monday, March 10 at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 11 at 6 a.m., a theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 20900 block of Costa Brava.
Between Monday, March 10 at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 11 at 7 a.m., a 1997 Honda Civic was stolen from the 23600 block of Newhall Avenue. The vehicle was recovered on Friday, March 14 by LAPD in the San Fernando area.
If a professional car thief wants your vehicle, unfortunately there is little you can do to prevent it. But there are some extra crime prevention measures you can take to help prevent your vehicle from being stolen or tampered with. Some of the things are as simple as always closing and locking your doors and windows. Use steering wheel or pedal locking devices. Have a professional install an ignition immobilizer. Car alarms are helpful, but are often ignored nowadays. Park strategically. Use secure parking areas, use your garage and park in well-lit areas and where your vehicle is visible.
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 2 Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area.
The first was a grand theft from an unlocked vehicle between March 8 and 10 in the 21900 block of Mikhail Street. The victim stated that he discovered multiple items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle overnight.
We had a shoplift reported at CVS in the 26500 block of Bouquet Canyon Road on March 11. The witness saw a male conceal a bottle of wine in his jacket before leaving the store. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
There were multiple arrests made over the past week in Saugus. The arrests include possession of a weapon, narcotics and DUI.
If you have any information regarding the above mentioned crimes please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.
Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Crime
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch: (2) Commercial Burglaries, (1) Vehicle Burglary, (1) Grand Theft, (1) Shoplift and (1) Petty Theft
A commercial burglary was reported near the 25500 block of Fountain Glen Court. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s detached storage closet and took travel bags and clothing items. This incident occurred between December 2013 and March 10.
A commercial burglary occurred near the 25400 block of The Old Road. A male suspect attempted to purchase several Apple iPads with fake gift card. The suspect fled the location when confronted by loss prevention personnel. The case is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station detectives.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the 23500 block of The Old Road. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and took tools ands and the vehicle’s registration and insurance cards. There were no signs of forced entry.
A shoplift/burglary occurred near the 25400 block of The Old Road. A female suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel after walking out of the location with a cart full of items she failed to pay for. The suspect was subsequently arrested by responding Santa Clarita Station deputies.
A petty theft occurred near the 24900 block of Pico Canyon Road. The victim left a cell phone unattended at the basketball court of the location, and when the victim returned to retrieve the cellphone, it was gone.
Zone 5-Valencia had six Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The lowest recorded crime for the year so far. The criminal incidents included a residential burglary, commercial burglary, and numerous petty thefts from various areas.
A residential burglary occurred on the 24300 block of El Molina Avenue between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. The victim left the side garage door unlocked. Suspect(s) unknown then entered the residence through the garage and stole a laptop, television and car keys from the kitchen area. Once they obtained the keys, they entered the vehicles which were parked in the garage and stole a purse, wallet and GPS from the center console/passenger area of the vehicle.
A commercial burglary occurred at the Olive Garden Restaurant 8:45 p.m. Two male suspects were caught taking the metal loading dock ramp from behind the restaurant area. An employee was able to detain the suspects and had them bring back the stolen item which is worth $1,200. The investigation is currently ongoing.
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 marijuana, driving under the influence of alcohol, warrants and numerous shoplifting from local businesses.
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Source: Santa Clarita News