Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station made several major arrests, saw several of their investigations in the courts and also held an open house Sunday.
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Deputies with the Traffic Unit are investigating a fatal crash after a bicycle was struck by a man driving a Los Angeles County vehicle, which is not expected to result in criminal charges.
There were also two high profile court cases that were with Santa Clarita Valley ties, regarding a Castaic man accused of killing two household pets, and a woman who’s accused of shooting her mother, who used to teach in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita deputies also opened up the station for the Santa Clarita Valley’s 24th annual Haunted Jailhouse, which also was an open house for local residents.
A former Palmdale Sheriff’s Station deputy who lived in Valencia was arrested for assaulting an inmate in his custody was sentenced to probation.
And the tragic death of an infant is still being investigated by detectives with the Homicide Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department.
Here are the crime reports that have been released so far by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies:
Canyon Country East
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:
(1)Rape, (1) Burglary, (2) Vehicle burglaries, (2) Thefts from vehicles, (1) Grand theft.
A Rape was reported near the 27000 block of Palo Verde Place. In this incident the suspect and victim were acquaintances. This case is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit.
There was a garage burglary reported near the 27000 block of Spencer Court. The suspects entered the victims unlocked garage, entered his vehicle and stole an Ipod, US currency and a Nintendo DS.
There were two vehicle burglaries reported in Zone 8. The first incident was reported near the 28000 block of Silver Saddle. In this incident a Kenwood head unit was stolen from the vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle but the owner believed the vehicle was locked while parked outside of his garage. The second incident occurred near the 27000 Willow Oak. In this incident identification was stolen from the center console of the vehicle. The identification was recovered in close proximity to where it was stolen from.
A wedding ring was stolen from a home near the 26000 block of Sand Canyon Road. The ring was taken from the victim’s bedroom within the last month.
Canyon Country West
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
(1) Robbery, (4) Residential Burglaries/(1) Attempt, (1) Grand Theft, (1) Shoplift, (1) Petty Theft and (1) Attempted GTA.
A strong arm robbery occurred near the 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. Two suspects fought with store employees when they were confronted as they attempted to exit the store without paying for several cases of beer. The suspects then ran out of the store and out of view. The victims sustained minor injuries during the incident. Two male suspects were identified and arrested shortly after the incident. The case is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station Detectives.
A residential burglary occurred near the 27300 block of Sierra Highway. An unknown suspect pried open a bedroom window and upon entering, took several electronic items.
A residential burglary occurred near the 19700 block of May Way. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence through a kitchen window and took a laptop computer.
A residential burglary occurred near the 19700 block of Green Mountain Road. The suspect used a ladder to access a second story window. Several pieces of electronic equipment were taken during the incident.
An attempted residential burglary occurred near the 20400 block of Delight Street. An unknown suspect attempted to pry open a rear sliding glass door.
An attempt GTA occurred near the 19700 block of Azure Field Drive. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and used a makeshift key to start the engine. Fortunately, the key broke off in the ignition and the suspect was unable to take the vehicle.
There has been an increase of petty thefts involving unattended purses/bags. While out and about, either at the grocery store or local shopping mall, remember to keep your personal belongings on your person. Do not leave purses/bags unattended on shelves outside of a dressing room or in the front portion of a shopping cart. It only takes a second for thief to take your property when your back is turned.
Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included arson, vehicle burglary, petty theft from an unlocked vehicle and shoplifting from local businesses.
An arson fire occurred in the wash between Wiley Canyon and Orchard Village Sunday afternoon. The fire was contained and only burnt a small portion of the wash access road. The suspect was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with for the indicated crime.
A vehicle burglary occurred at the 25900 block of Tournament Drive between the hours of 10:30 pm and 6:00 am. The vehicle was parked on the street in front of the residence. The victim reported that the passenger side window was shattered by an unknown object. Items stolen were the headrests, a car stereo, and clothing.
A theft from unlocked vehicle occurred on the 27200 block of Rosemont Lane between the hours of 10:30 pm and 8:00 am. The vehicle was unlocked and parked in front of the residence. Items stolen were the garage opener and $25 from the center console area of the vehicle. No suspect(s) have been identified at this time in any of these reports.
As always do not become a victim! Please do not leave valuables unattended in public areas or leave items visible in your vehicles. Take personal belongings with you when you exit your vehicle or secure items in locked trunks. Remember to roll up all windows and lock doors before exiting your vehicles. 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 five arrests made this past week by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area. Arrests included arson and numerous shoplifting from local businesses.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Valencia (Zone 5), please feel free to email me at email@example.com. It is my goal to keep the residents of Valencia informed and educated on current crime trends and concerns.
Remember, by continuing to work together we will send a “Not in Santa Clarita” message.
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Source: Santa Clarita News