Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying the owners of stolen property, which could lead to more charges for a burglary suspect in custody.
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Alphonso Word Jr., 30, of Lancaster, was arrested near 3rd Street East and Avenue I in Lancaster on Thursday by Sheriff’s Station deputies.
Word was arrested for charges relating to residential burglary and for an outstanding arrest warrant for bus fare evasion.
Shortly thereafter, Santa Clarita Valley detectives served a search warrant at Word’s home, located on the 4500 block of Sandcroft Lane.
“There’s a number of burglaries and this is just some of the property,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, referring to photographs of property released by Sheriff’s Station officials.
“We hope that through more residents coming forward and claiming their stolen property, we can identify all of the victims, and that could lead to additional charges being filed,” he said.
On June 18, a residential burglary was reported from the 17800 block of Deanna Lane in Canyon Country.
This crime occurred between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., when the residents were away from home.
Deputies discovered a window which was pried open and that jewelry had been stolen from inside the home, according to a statement released by Dubin.
Deputies searched the area and spoke with possible witnesses in order to locate any leads about the suspect or suspects who committed this burglary.
The case was then turned over to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Detective Bureau for further investigation.
Santa Clarita Valley Detectives discovered other recent residential burglaries also occurred in the 17700 block of Hillsboro Place in Canyon Country, the 28100 block of Winterdale Drive in Canyon Country and the 18000 block of West Danielson Street in Canyon Country, Dubin said.
Each of these burglaries had similarities and detectives developed a suspicion that they were possibly committed by the same suspect or suspects.
As the investigation continued, detectives developed a lead on the identity of one of the suspected burglars.
The investigation led detectives to look for the suspect in the Lancaster area.
He was transported to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station where he is being held on $50,000 bail.
He is scheduled to appear in North Valley Superior Court on Monday.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detectives have been able to return many of the stolen items to their rightful owners, however, there is still property which has not been claimed. If you or someone you know may have had some items stolen recently (SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS), from the above Canyon Country areas, please contact Detective Lucas Darland at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121 or at LWDarlan@lasd.org
If you have any information that you feel would further this investigation, or if you know the identities of any additional suspects please contact Detective Darland or call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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Source: Santa Clarita News