Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies took more than a pound of cocaine off the streets with a recent traffic stop in Newhall.
Other major crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley over the past week included roberries, car thefts and several burglaries.
Below are reports from the different Sheriff zone’s throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station divides its coverage into eight zones, seven of which are in the Santa Clarita Valley, listed in alphabetical order. (Gorman is the eighth).
Starting next week, there will be five zone reports.
Below is a summary of incidents that took place in the last week in the SCV:
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Canyon Country – West
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 crimes occurred: (1) Aggravated Assault, (1) Residential Burglary, (1) Commercial Burglary, (4) Vehicle Burglaries, (3) Shoplift, (1) Petty Theft.
A residential burglary occurred near Claudette St and Golden Oak Rd. An unknown suspect kicked open the pedestrian door to a garage in order to gain access. At the time of the report, it could not determined if any property had been taken.
On Sunday, 01/27/2013, a commercial burglary/vehicle burglary occurred near the 26400 block of Ruether Avenue. Unknown suspects broke into a cargo truck and took miscellaneous items. The suspects also attempted to break into an office building at the same location.
Two vehicle burglaries occurred near the intersection of Whites Canyon Road and Nadal Street on Tuesday, 01/22/2013. Suspects gained entry to both vehicles by shattering the front passenger side window. Taken during the two incidents were electronics and personal items.
An RV was broken into near the 20600 block of Santa Clara Street. Suspects pried open the lock to the side door of the vehicle and took electronic equipment.
There were three incidents of shoplifting from the Wal-Mart store located at 26471 Carl Boyer Drive. The three incidents resulted in five felony arrests, including burglary and petty theft with priors.
Newhall saw one shoplifting incident, one theft from an unlocked vehicle, two commercial burglaries, three petty thefts, one residential burglary, and one vehicle burglary.
A 12th grade high school student reported that on Tuesday, 01/22/2013, between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. she parked and left her vehicle unlocked in the area of 24800 Newhall Avenue. U.S. currency was reportedly stolen from inside the vehicle (ref -01015).
Deputies arrested Mario Daniels, a 44 year old Hispanic male, for commercial burglary on Tuesday, 01/22/2013. Daniels is on parole under the early release AB-109 program. At approximately 6:00 p.m., Mr. Daniels is alleged to have made his way to the roof of a building located in the 23700 block of Lyons Avenue. It appeared Mr. Daniels was after copper pipes in the building. Mr. Daniels was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station (ref – 01038).
On Tuesday, 01/22/2013, at approximately 3:30 p.m. deputies detained a 23 year-old male in the area of Chestnut Street and 15th Street in Newhall. After an investigation the suspect was arrested for possession of heroin (ref -01024).
On Monday, 01/21/2013, at approximately 6:15 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of 5th Street and Newhall Avenue. After an investigation deputies recovered approximately 1.1 pounds of cocaine and over two thousand dollars in U.S. currency. Two suspects were arrested and booked at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station for possession and transportation of a controlled substance (ref -00984).
Crime in the Saugus area is down approximately 10 crimes this year, as compared to this time period last year. This week we had two reported residential burglaries. The first occurred in the 28800 block of Oaklar Drive on Friday, 01/11/2013. Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s garage and stole miscellaneous vehicle parts. The second burglary occurred in the 22900 block of Oak Ridge Drive on Saturday night, 01/26/2013, into Sunday morning, 01/27/2013. Person(s) unknown entered the parking structure and stole bikes which belonged to the victim. Detectives are actively working both cases.
There was a grand theft in the 21800 block of Maged Court on Wednesday, 01/16/2013. The victim had miscellaneous pieces of jewelry taken from her residence. The victim believes the person who stole her jewelry was possibly an acquaintance who she had over at the house.
There were three different incidents over the past few months where batteries have been taken out of the Time Warner cable boxes which are located off the side of the road in most residential areas. If you see anyone tampering with these boxes please contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.
There was an outstanding arrest made of a commercial burglar over the past week. The suspect was seen by store employees taking multiple items off the shelf and concealing them in his cart. He then exited the store and drove off with the stolen merchandise. The witness was only able to get a partial license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle. The Deputy was able to identify the suspect and later located his vehicle at his residence. The Deputy contacted the suspect and subsequently arrested him for commercial burglary.
This week Stevenson Ranch had 8 reported Part-1 crimes. Of those crimes, there was 1 robbery, 1 shoplifting, 1 petty theft, and 5 vehicle burglaries.
A robbery occurred from the Comfort Suites on The Old Road. A woman confronted a male as he was stealing items out of her car and placing them in his. The woman yelled at him and began taking her items back. As she was retrieving her items from the suspect’s vehicle, a second suspect got into the driver’s seat, began revving the engine and sped off. The victim sustained minor injuries to her arms.
A male was arrested after he admitted to entering Wal-Mart for the sole purpose of stealing video games.
A cellphone was stolen after it was left behind at Sports Chalet. A vehicle burglary occurred in the 26000 block of Gray Place. The third row seat of the victim’s Cadillac was stolen.
Five vehicle burglaries occurred from the parking lot at the Towsley Canyon Park.
Proactive deputies arrested a male and female after they were seen driving in a stolen vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
An arrest was also made for possession of marijuana for sales.
Keep checking back for more updates on crime reports as they become available.
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