Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies continue to crack down on crime across the valley. Several thefts and an assault this week ended in arrests.
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Michael Ketchum, 35, of Santa Clarita was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon charge Saturday night after he grazed someone with a knife during a fight at Mabel’s Roadhouse in Saugus.
Three males and one female were arrested Thursday after a warrant was served and deputies recovered a stolen truck and four-wheel all-terrain vehicle. The woman was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Deputies are also seeking information about a hot prowl suspect who broke into several homes between Aug. 14 and 15 and then used a stolen credit card to purchase items at Wal-mart. He is described as a white or Hispanic male between 18 and 28 years old.
Several residents from the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas also appeared in court this week for everything from theft to murder.
Alex Donald Jackson, 28, of Littlerock, whose four pit bulls attacked and killed a woman in May, was ordered to stand trial Tuesday for six counts, including murder, an animal causing human death/owner negligence, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a controlled substance and assault with a deadly weapon.
Aleksei Ilnitskiy, 32, of Saugus was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for one count of commercial burglary after he stole an Apple iMac computer from Golden Oak Community School, where he was working as a security guard.
Suzette Crockett, 46, of Stevenson Ranch was arraigned Thursday after the motorcyclist she hit while driving under the influence, succumbed to his injuries. She is charged with one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Omar “Swifty” Chaparro, 20, of Canyon Country, who was arrested July 27 for one count of assault with a deadly weapon, pleaded no contest to the charge in court Friday. He is expected to receive two years in state prison.
As the summer winds down and Labor Day Weekend approaches, local deputies, California Highway Patrol and other local police departments throughout the county are stepping up DUI enforcement through checkpoints and increased patrols. A checkpoint is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30 somewhere in within Santa Clarita city limits.
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 the different Sheriff zone’s throughout the SCV.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station divides its coverage into five zones for the Nixle reports. They are listed below alphabetical order.
Here’s a summary of incidents that took place in the last week in Santa Clarita (If your zone isn’t listed, keep checking back for updates):
The deputy zone leader for Valencia is on a medical leave, and expected to be back within the next few weeks, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
The crime trends are still being analyzed for that area, and law enforcement resources are being adjusted accordingly.
A look back at the part 1 crimes reported in Newhall last week shows a drop in significant incidents. There were no residential burglaries reported in Zone 6.
On Sunday, Aug. 11 at 6:25 a.m., somebody pried open the payment drop box at the Newhall County Water District office and took the checks customers had dropped in the box. A red SUV was seen on surveillance video (ref 11055).
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, a domestic violence incident occurred in the 24900 block of Walnut Street. Family violence is a crime. The Sheriff’s Department and the family abuse intervention resources available in L.A. County can provide assistance to victims of family violence.
Between Wednesday, Aug. 14 Thursday Aug. 15 a laptop was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle owned by a resident on Red Oak Court. The vehicle was being used to run errands and the exact location the theft occurred is unknown (ref 11224).
Property was taken from two vehicles parked on Breckenridge Lane, between Thursday Aug. 15 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 16 at 4:00 p.m. (ref 11269 and 11245). Remember to lock your vehicles and secure your valuables out of sight.
On Friday, Aug. 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a vehicle parked at the Towsley Canyon Park recreation area had a window broken and a purse was stolen (ref 11252).
Two vehicles were reported stolen in Newhall. On Saturday, Aug. 17 a white 2001 Chevy Express, License 03448J1, was stolen from the 24900 block of Walnut St (ref 11325) and on Sunday, Aug. 18 a gray 2003 Chevy Tahoe, License 6UVZ579, was stolen from the 23500 block of Wiley Canyon (ref 11376). It is unknown how the vehicles were stolen and neither has been recovered yet.
This week in Saugus we had five Part-1 crimes. Of the five part-1 crimes there are two which are of most concern.
There were two residential burglaries on Parvin Drive over the past week. The first occurred in the 21600 block of Parvin Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 14 between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. The victim discovered that overnight someone had entered through an open back door and stole electronic equipment along with personal items.
The second burglary occurred in the 21700 block of Parvin Drive on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:15 p.m. The informant arrived at the location to discover that a window had been broken and the lights were on. Deputies responded to the location and found that the house had been ransacked. It has yet to been determined what was taken in the burglary. Detectives are actively working both cases.
There was an assault with a deadly weapon at Mable’s Roadhouse, 26324 Bouquet Canyon Road, on Saturday, Aug. 17. The victim was stabbed in the arm after being involved in a fight with three other males in the parking lot. Deputies responded and arrested one male for the stabbing.
We had a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 28700 block of Park Woodland Place between Sunday night, Aug. 11 and Monday morning, Aug. 12. The victim discovered that person(s) unknown stole multiple personal items from his unlocked vehicle overnight. Detectives are attempting to locate possible suspects and recover the property.
There was a petty theft in the 22800 block of Soledad Canyon Road on Saturday, Aug. 17. The witness discovered a female adult syphoning gasoline out of one of the vehicles at the location. The witness called deputies who responded and arrested the suspect without incident.
There were multiple arrests over the past week. The arrests were for theft, assault, narcotics and eight arrests for driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
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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Source: Santa Clarita News