In addition to cracking down on crime this week, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies helped welcome the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the community.
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Several suspects with Santa Clarita ties were sent to court or had their cases continued this week, for everything from murder to dating website scams.
Jeffrey Elvington, 40, of Saugus was sentenced to two years in prison Monday, after he pleaded no contest to burglary charges. Elvington has a history of stealing from women he meets on dating sites.
The trial for three alleged members of the Rolling 40s Crips gang, Phillip Ely, Lavelle Mosley and Terion Lamarr Collins, accused of robbing a Canyon Country bank was continued once again, with a trial expected to start at the end of October.
Arthur Edward Lindsey, 73, of Acton, had a weapons charge added to his rape allegation on Wednesday. Lindsey has been convicted of previous sex crimes, and as a felon, he is not allowed to own a firearm. His next court date is Oct. 17.
Hugo Carrillo, 30, a Canyon Country resident who was wanted on criminal threats and weapons charges, evaded deputies in Newhall in July, only to be tracked to Sacramento and arrested in September.
Daniel Constantino, 20, of Canyon Country will return to court next month after pleading not guilty to an attempted murder charge. He attacked and stabbed the victim on Sept. 15, in what could have been an incident of road rage or gang violence.
Deputies are still searching for the other suspect in this case.
Bradford Pate, 38, of Burbank, is due in court next week, after he missed a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Pate is charged with murder and gross vehicular manslaughter after he killed two people on Highway 14 in a wrong-way DUI collision in June.
Last week’s crimes and arrests are highlighted in the station’s weekly Nixle reports. Nixle reports provide a snapshot of crime, as well as notify citizens of any local crime trends. Click here to sign up.
Below are reports from different Sheriff zone’s throughout the SCV. KHTS lists the zones in alphabetical order as they are made available.
Here’s a summary of incidents that took place in the last week in Santa Clarita.
New private funding has recently allowed for deputies to prepare a crime report for the Stevenson Ranch/Westridge area. Crime reports for this community have not been available for a number of months.
Canyon Country east
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:
(1) Spousal Assault, (1) GTA, (3) thefts from unlocked vehicles, (1) Grand theft.
During the past week we again saw a reduction in part 1 crimes in Zone 8. There were 3 thefts from vehicles reported in Zone 8. Two thefts from unlocked vehicles occurred near the 20000 block of Fieldwood Ct. In both incidents the victims left their vehicles unlocked. The suspects made entry into the vehicles and stole electronic items. This is a good reminder for people to remove items such as GPS’s and phones from their cars when they park them. Also remember to lock your car doors when you leave them unattended.
A grand theft auto occurred near the 28000 block of Sarabande Ln. The victim got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend (suspect). The suspect took the victim’s car keys from inside of the victim’s house and without permission, took the vehicle. The victim reported his car stolen a short time later. The car was recovered shortly after this incident.
A male transient suspect, who lives behind a business near the 17000 block of Sierra Hwy, entered a business and stole a laptop from a desk. The suspect was captured a short time later and the stolen laptop was returned to the owner. The suspect was later booked at the Santa Clarita Station jail.
Someone went into the Verizon store on Golden Valley Rd and stole an iPhone 5, which was on display. There was no suspect information regarding this theft.
Two catalytic converters were stolen from underneath a truck that was parked near the intersection of Jason Dr/Jakes Way. If you see someone suspicious underneath a vehicle, call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to report it. Thefts of catalytic converters cost victims several hundreds of dollars to replace.
Canyon Country west
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
(2) Residential Burglaries, (1) Commercial Burglary, (3) Vehicle Burglaries, (1) Theft From an Unlocked Vehicle, (2) Shoplift, (1) Grand Theft and (2) Petty Thefts.
A vehicle burglary occurred in the LA Fitness parking lot located at 26455 Golden Valley Road. An unknown suspect shattered the rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and took her purse.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the 27000 block of Camp Plenty Road. An unknown suspect shattered the rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and took bag containing an iPad.
A grand theft occurred at the 24 Hour Fitness located at 18645 Via Princessa. The victim left a bag containing several personal items in an unlocked storage locker while working out. When he returned to the locker, his bag was missing.
A petty theft/shoplift occurred near the 18600 block of Via Princessa. The suspect was detained by Loss Prevention personnel when he attempted to walk out of the store, failing to pay for an item. The suspect was subsequently arrested by responding deputies.
There were 6 part one crimes reported in the Newhall area last week: 1 assault, 2 thefts, 2 vehicle burglaries, and 1 stolen vehicle.
Jewelry and cash were stolen from a residence in the 25000 block of Peachland Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The most likely suspect is a family member who was staying at the location for a short period of time. Opportunity and temptation can sometimes lead to theft, keep your valuables and important personal items safe and secure, even if you think it “can’t happen to me.”
Two vehicles had windows smashed and personal items were taken Thursday, Sept. 19, from the 23600 block of Newhall Avenue. The thefts occurred between 7:35 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., but there were no witnesses (ref 12893, 12892). Be aware of your surroundings, report suspicious behavior to Santa Clarita Sheriff’s station by calling 661-255-1121. If it’s an emergency or you witness a crime occurring, call 911.
A domestic violence incident occurred early Sunday, Sept. 22 in the 20900 block of Costa Brava. A child was a witness to the incident. Children sometimes witness violent or abusive incidents or they are victims of unreported violence or abuse. If a child tells you he or she has been the victim of violence or abuse report it to the Sheriff’s station or call the DCFS Hotline at 800-540-4000. You may remain anonymous.
A 1995, red, 2-door, “Honda” civic was stolen from the 24900 block of Newhall Avenue sometime late Friday, Sept. 20 or early Saturday, Sept. 21. Older vehicles are not as well equipped with anti-theft equipment as newer models are. If you own an older model vehicle consider installing an alarm system or using a steering wheel locking device. Most criminals will pass up a vehicle if it has alarms or devices to help prevent theft.
There were a couple of notable arrests in the Newhall area this week. Deputies from the Special Assignment Team (SAT) identified and arrested a local gang member on Friday, Sept. 20 who was responsible for the stabbing that took place on Sept. 15. On Saturday, Sept. 21, patrol deputies tracked down an iPad that had been stolen from a car burglary in Canyon Country earlier that same day. They recovered the iPad and arrested a 36-year-old male for possession of stolen property. On Friday, Sept. 20, deputies from the off road enforcement team arrested a 41-year-old male in the river bed near Railroad Avenue and 12th Street for possession of narcotics.
There were eight part-one crimes reported between the above dates. These crimes are detailed below:
An attempt residential burglary was reported from the 25000 block of Coriander Court. This incident occurred on Monday, Sept. 16 at 12:35 p.m. The victim discovered that a living room window was cracked and had a small piece of glass broken out near the latch. The window screen was removed and on the ground. The victim reported he believed suspect(s) entered his back yard by climbing up the hill over his fence and tried to enter his home by breaking the window (ref -12743).
A grand theft was reported from the 26500 block of Heritage View Lane. A men’s Rolex watch and US currency was reported stolen from the location after being left in a bag in a public place (ref -12752).
A stolen vehicle was recovered from the 25500 block of The Old Road. Two suspects were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies. The suspects were charged with grand theft auto, receiving stolen property, and possession of burglary tools. This arrest occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at approximately 11:45am (ref -12790).
A residential burglary was reported from the 25300 block of Silver Aspen Way. No forced entry to the location was found by deputies, and it is still under investigation as to how the suspect(s) made entry to the residence. Taken were US Currency and several electronic items (ref -12864).
A grand theft was reported from the 25300 block of The Old Road. Both a chrome bumper and a license plate were stolen from a 2010 Dodge Ram truck (ref -12844).
An assault with a deadly weapon was reported from the 24800 block of Pico Canyon Road on Thursday, Sept. 19. This incident was reported at 5:30 a.m. The victim reported he was sleeping next to the back door of the carwash when he awoke to being punched and hit with an aluminum pipe. The victim stood up and grabbed the pipe from the suspect to stop the attack. The victim reported he possibly knew who the suspect was. The investigation is ongoing (ref -12880).
A grand theft was reported from Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 21. A bag containing numerous items was stolen (ref -13003). The next day (09/22/13) another grand theft was again reported from Six Flags Magic Mountain. An unknown person stole a purse which was left unattended (ref -13046).
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, a petty theft from a vehicle and numerous vehicle burglaries.
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred on a parking lot at a baseball field between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon. The victim was confronted by the suspect for blocking traffic with his vehicle. A verbal argument occurred. As the victim attempted to get into his vehicle and drive away, the suspect struck the victim’s leg with his vehicle. The suspect was arrested shortly after. The victim was not injured during this incident.
A petty theft from a vehicle occurred on the 25200 block of Rye Canyon Road between the hours 12:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. during the weekend. The suspect was able to cut the fuel tank hose and syphoned 25 gallons of gasoline from a work vehicle located on the lot. No suspect(s) have been identified at this time.
There were numerous vehicle burglaries that occurred on various dates and times throughout the Valencia area. Most of the victim’s indicated that their vehicles were locked and secured, however there was no evidence of forced entry to the vehicle. Victim’s vehicles were either parked in front of their residence or at the mall parking lot. Entry was made by smashing the passenger’s side windows with an unknown object or by punching the keyhole of the driver’s side door. Items stolen were a backpack, a wallet, rain gear, a tool belt and a purse. The victim’s items were left in plain view, either on the passenger seats or the floorboards of the vehicles.
Do not leave valuables unattended. Do not leave items visible in your vehicles. Secure items in locked trunks or take personal belongings with you when you exit your vehicle. If possible, park in well-lit areas. If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.
There were ten arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. Arrests included assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence of alcohol and warrants.
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Source: Santa Clarita News