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Weekly Crime Reports Are In For 11/18 Through 11/24

Weekly Crime Reports Are In For 11/18 Through 11/24

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In addition to crimes reported throughout our valley, there were three Santa Clarita suspects arrested or in court this week.

Isidro Tranquilino, 23, of Canyon Country, was arrested on Friday on vandalism charges after he allegedly spray painting gang affiliations on the wall of a Canyon Country church.

Jared Foster, the Castaic man who was arrested on animal cruelty charges in June, was sentenced to three years probation and six months in a residential treatment program on Thursday, after serving 66 days in county jail.

Jake Heffernan, 19, of Valencia, who was previously arrested for explicit graffiti, was arrested on Monday on a hot prowl burglary charge and is expected to appear in court on Dec. 4.

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

Castaic/Val Verde

There were seven Part 1 Crimes in Zone 2. One robbery was reported from the Pilot truck stop. The suspect involved was arrested the next day after a concerned citizen called the station and reported seeing him in the area. There were two vehicles reported stolen, one off of Arrow Point Drive and one off of Hipshot Drive. Both vehicles were recovered, one in Kern County and one in Castaic.

There were three reported thefts from unlocked vehicles. These thefts were reported from Arrow Point Drive, Royal Road and Cromwell Avenue. All three had personal items and vehicle registration cards taken. One petty theft was reported from the Shell gas station in Castaic. The coin operated car wash machine was broken into and the cash inside was taken.

Gorman/Neenach Area

During the above dates, Zone 1 had one reported part one crime.  Here is an explanation as to that crime:

On Nov. 20 in the afternoon hours, an assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the town of Gorman. This started with a verbal argument between two males (residents in town) and ended with one of the males being stabbed.  A 51-year-old male was arrested for the stabbing. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.


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

A felony assault report was taken at the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station on Monday, Nov. 18. The victim reported he was assaulted at a party on Oct. 5, someplace on 15th Street near Chestnut Avenue.

If you were a witness to the assault, or a witness to any crime, you can report it to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at

On Monday, Nov. 18, at 8:15 p.m., a suspect was arrested for residential burglary in the 24900 block of Wheeler Drive. The 24-year-old female suspect was charged and is awaiting court proceedings.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3:10 a.m., a commercial burglary occurred in the 24300 block of Main Street. A possible suspect may have been visible on surveillance video nearby. The incident is currently being investigated by station detectives.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, an elderly resident on Arcadia Street was phone scammed out of $6,200. A caller claimed the victim’s grandson was in jail in Mexico, and the victim was convinced to send the money.

Be aware of phone scams. The callers can be very convincing, and often have personal information about you or your loved ones. The caller will claim a loved one is in some kind of immediate peril and require a payment. Some callers will impersonate a government agency or law enforcement. They will try to convince you there is a fine or money owed, and require an immediate payment or risk being arrested or having property seized. Unfortunately the victims are often elderly parents or grandparents.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, between 12 and 1 a.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 21300 of Ficus Drive. The garage was left open, and personal property was stolen.


This week in Zone-4 Saugus we had eight reported Part-1 crimes. This in an increase from the average but we are still 48.8 percent down in crime compared from this time last year. There was a theft from a residence in the 27200 block of Banuelo Avenue on Nov. 16. The victim had an acquaintance at her residence who stole miscellaneous electrical equipment and pawned it at a local pawn shop. Deputies are searching for the suspect at this time.

We had a grand theft/vandalism at the corner of Haskell Canyon Road/Copperhill Drive between Nov. 15 and Nov. 18. The location is a construction site where it was discovered that multiple vehicle windows had been smashed and fire extinguishers were stolen.

An assault was reported in the 25500 block of Sheffield Lane on Nov. 20. An altercation occurred between family members resulting in injuries. The suspect fled before deputies arrived at the location. After an extensive search deputies located the suspect the following day and placed him under arrest.

There was a vehicle stolen from the 26200 block of Bouquet Canyon Road on Nov. 20. The vehicle was recovered the following day in Huntington Park. Detectives are actively working the case.

A theft from an unlocked vehicle and a petty theft occurred in the 22900 block of Oakridge Drive on Nov. 20. The victim of the crimes stated that someone entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in a parking structure, and stole the car stereo. It is believed that the same individual(s) stole his bike which was locked to a pole in the parking structure near his vehicle.

A petty theft occurred in the 22300 block of Circle J Ranch Road on Nov. 18. A witness saw two males taking a ping pong table from the backyard of a residence. Detectives are following up on leads to this incident.

The last reported Part-1 crime this week occurred at Bowman High School on Nov. 20. The victim left her phone unattended for a period of time. When she returned to retrieve her phone she discovered it was missing.

Stevenson Ranch/Westridge

During the above dates Zone 3 had four reported part one crimes.  Here are some details regarding some of the reported incidents.

A burglary to a business was reported from the 27400 block of The Old Road. This incident occurred on Monday, Nov. 18 at approximately 3:50 a.m. It appeared the suspect(s) attempted to pry open a back door causing minor damage. A glass door on the south side of the building was found shattered, however nothing was reported stolen (ref -15792). This incident is still under investigation.

An attempt rape/spousal battery was reported from the 24900 block of Constitution Avenue. The victim’s boyfriend was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputies (ref -16001).

A vehicle burglary was reported from 24900 Green Briar Drive. This incident occurred between Nov. 21 at 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. The right front passenger window of the vehicle was shattered. A workout bag and shoes were stolen (ref -15972).

A petty theft was reported from the 27500 block of The Old Road. The victim left some of his property inside the restroom at the location and discovered it was stolen when he returned (ref -80070).

If you are a witness to any crime, you can report it to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online.

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