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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Reports 2/10 to 2/17

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 2/10 to 2/17

A suspect was booked for an attempted rape in Canyon Country that’s currently under investigation by our local Sheriff’s Station.

Robert Pena, of Newhall, is being held at the Sheriff’s Station without bail on charges of attempted rape by force/fear that took place on Saratoga Way in Canyon Country on Thursday, according to the booking logs. 

Pena is due to be arraigned Monday, Feb. 25.

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 five zones for the Nixle reports, which are snapshots of crime in the city.

They are listed below alphabetical order.

Below is a summary of incidents that took place in the last week in Santa Clarita:

Canyon Country East
This week in Canyon Country East we had 14 Part-1 crimes. Of those crimes, there were 4 residential burglaries, 3 larcenies, 1 vehicle burglary and 6 stolen vehicles.

An attempted burglary occurred in the 27000 block of Rock Rose Lane. The victim saw a male attempting to lift his garage door. Deputies responded and arrested the suspect. Two garage burglaries occurred in the 18100 block of Sundowner Way. A garage burglary occurred in the 27500 block of Rosa Lane.

Suspect(s) attempted to steal a catalytic converter from a 1991 Toyota in the 17000 block of St. Stephen Avenue. A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2007 Nissan in the 16400 block of Palomino Drive. A vehicle burglary occurred in the 27900 block of Solamint Road.

Incidents of grand theft auto occurred near Jakes Way and Sandy Drive, Jakes Way and Palo Verde Place, Jason Drive and Flynn Drive, in the 29500 block of Mammoth Lane and in the 28800 block of Oak Springs Canyon.

We have seen an increase in residential burglaries throughout Santa Clarita. In most instances entrance is being made through an unlocked side garage door or unlocked or open main garage door. Always lock your gates leading to your rear yard to deter anyone from entering your property. We have also seen an increase in vehicle thefts. Make sure to always park in well lighted areas and be cognizant of your surroundings. If you see any suspicious activity, either close to your home or while you are out shopping, call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Canyon Country West
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:

(2) Residential Burglaries, (1) Commercial Burglary, (1) Vehicle Burglary, (1) Theft from an Unlocked Vehicle, (2) Grand Thefts, (2) Petty Theft and (3) GTA’s.

On Thursday, 02/14/2013, two residential burglaries occurred near the 26900 block of Flo Lane. Unknown suspects broke into two separate garages and took items from unlocked vehicles. The investigations for both cases are on-going.

A commercial burglary occurred near the 26900 block of Golden Valley Road. A male suspect shattered the front glass door of the business with a rock and began rifling through display items. The owner, who was sleeping in the rear of the business, came out and attempted to detain the suspect, however the suspect was able to flee the location prior to the arrival of deputy personnel.

A vehicle burglary occurred near the 20700 block of Centre Pointe Parkway. An unknown suspect punched the lock of the driver side door in order to gain entry into the vehicle. Although the interior of the vehicle was ransacked, it was undetermined at the time of the report, if anything was taken.

There was a grand theft that occurred near the 17200 block of Sierra Highway, in which several pieces of scaffolding were taken from a storage yard.

Two vehicles (a 1996 Honda Civic and a 2001 Toyota Corolla) were taken near the 27200 block of Camp Plenty Road.

There were many arrests made last week in Zone 7. Arrest charges included narcotics, receiving stolen property, petty theft and battery.
As always, please call me if you have any questions.

Newhall
During the past week, Newhall (Zone 6) had seven reported part-one crimes. One commercial burglary, one residential burglary, two grand thefts, one petty theft, one assault, and one robbery were reported in Newhall during the past week.

A grand theft was reported from the 23700 block of Valle Del Oro in Newhall. The victim reported that after she dropped off her rent money in the payment drop box at her apartment complex, unknown suspect(s) stole the payment from inside the drop box. Crimes such as these types have been reported in the past in the Newhall area. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station detectives are currently partnering with outside law enforcement agencies to solve these cases. It is recommended that if you live in an apartment complex you hand deliver your monthly rent to the leasing office (ref -02078 / 02085).

A robbery was reported on 02/16/13 at approximately 2:40am from the area of Newhall Avenue and Valle Del Oro. Two female victims (18 and 19 years old) reported that three male Hispanics pulled alongside of them and began to speak to them. The three suspects then demanded money after exiting their vehicle and surrounding the victims. No property or money was obtained during this incident. Both victims were very vague with their account of this incident when speaking to deputies. This incident is under investigation (ref -02210).

On Thursday, 02/14/13 at approximately 6:00pm deputies contacted a 57 year old male Hispanic in the area of Pine Street and 6th Street in Newhall during a traffic stop. Deputies discovered the male Hispanic was a known gang associate and was in possession of property that they reasonably believed to be stolen. A Tom-Tom GPS, Apple I-pod, and LG cell phone was booked into evidence. The male Hispanic suspect was subsequently arrested for reasonable cause, receiving stolen property (ref -02143).

Numerous other arrests were made in the Newhall area throughout the week.

Saugus
This week there was a decrease in reported Part-1 crimes. There was a battery with great bodily injury from a local eating establishment in the 22900 block of Soledad Canyon Road on Saturday, 02/16/2013, at 1:20 a.m. The victim was assaulted by a group of males outside of the business while having an argument with his girlfriend. Detectives are looking for those who were involved in the incident.

There was a vehicle burglary in the 22900 block of Oak Ridge Drive on Friday, 02/15/2013, between 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The vehicle was burglarized while parked in the underground parking at the location. Miscellaneous personal items were taken from the vehicle. It is unknown how entry was made into the vehicle.

There was a petty theft from an eating establishment in the 26400 block of Bouquet Canyon Road late Friday night, 02/15/2013, into Saturday morning. There were four bistro tables taken from the front of the location.

There were multiple arrests made over the past week but one stands out above the rest. On Friday, 02/15/2013, deputies responded to a call of vandalism in progress. Upon arrival, deputies contacted one of the victims who stated that the suspect had smashed her sunroof with a rock. Deputies also learned that the suspect had broken some mailboxes and vandalized passing vehicles. Deputies conducted an extensive search and found the suspect a short distance away. While conducting their investigation, other people arrived and stated that they too were victims of vandalism by the suspect. The suspect was charged with both misdemeanor and felony vandalism. There were a total of five victims.

If you have any information regarding the above mentioned crimes please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.

Valencia
Valencia reported twenty eight Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included a grand theft motorcycle, residential/vehicle burglaries, and shoplifting from local businesses.

A grand theft motorcycle occurred on the 24100 block of Del Monte Drive at 11:00 pm. The motorcycle was locked and stolen from the parking structure at the location.

There were ten residential burglaries that occurred in various areas of Valencia. Eight of the ten were garage burglaries which occurred during 6:00 pm – 8:00 am hours. The areas affected were the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road, 24800 block of Magic Mountain Parkway, 20700 block of Channel Lane, 24100 block of Channel Lane, and 26900 block of Via Terraza. Most of these reports indicated entries/exits were made through unlocked side doors of garages. Items stolen were lap top computers, IPODs, tools, jewelry, skateboard and phone chargers taken from the garage area and from unlocked vehicles parked in the garage. Two of the burglaries occurred during 8:00 am- 5:00 pm on 23800-23900 block of Rotunda Road. Entry/exit was made by kicking the front door of the residence.

A reminder, please lock and secure all doors and windows in your home, including the garage area. If you see any suspicious activity, please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.

Two vehicle burglaries occurred between the early morning hours of 10:00 pm – 8:00 am. Areas affected were the 26100 block of Newhall Ranch Road and 26100 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. The vehicles were parked in parking structures at the locations. The items stolen were a lap top computer, IPOD and sunglasses which were left on passenger seats or in center console area. All the items were visible from outside of the vehicles. Entries/exits were made by smashing passenger windows.

Do not become a victim! Please do not leave valuables unattended or 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.

There were twenty four arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. Arrests included, burglary, spousal assault, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of drugs, warrants and shoplifting from local businesses.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Valencia (Zone 5), please feel free to contact me at 661-799-5164 or email me at rmyost@lasd.org. It is my goal to keep the residents of Valencia informed and educated on current crime trends and concerns.


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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 2/10 to 2/17

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