Sheriff’s Station officials announced a pair of arrests in an armed robbery in Santa Clarita, caught a grand theft suspect in a pursuit and helped LAPD officers pursue and arrest a parolee who worked in the area.
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The armed robbery suspects were caught separately, one who was caught by a patrol deputy, and another who was arrested by COBRA, a team of detectives at the station.
Click here for the story of the armed robbery suspects’ arrests.
Click here to find out how Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies helped LAPD officers catch a fugitive in Saugus.
There were several other significant arrests made by deputies, which are highlighted in the station’s weekly Nixle reports, which provide a snapshot of crime for the past week, 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 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.
Here’s 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 nine Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was; 1 residential burglary, 6 larcenies, 1 vehicle burglary and 1 stolen vehicle.
A residential burglary occurred in the 18000 block of W. Terra Place (a new home development near Via Princessa and Lost Canyon) on March 6th between 2:00-4:00 PM. A pallet containing 13 back flow units was stolen from an unoccupied open garage.
A petty theft occurred in the 27900 block of Solamint Road between March 3rd 11:00 pm-March 4th 9:00 am. A bicycle was stolen from the living room balcony. A petty theft occurred in the 19100 block of Golden Valley Road at the Verizon Store on March 4th. Two males entered the location and stole a cellular phone that was on display. A male was arrested in the 29500 block of Mammoth Lane for possession of stolen items and possession of narcotics. A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 17500 block of Gladesworth Lane, several personal items were stolen from the vehicle. Those items were later found inside a recovered stolen vehicle that was found on Medley Ridge and Lost Canyon. The vehicle was reported stolen from Sherman Oaks. A shoplifting occurred in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway at the 7-11 store. A male entered the location grabbed some food items and walked out of the store without paying.
A vehicle burglary occurred on Silver Saddle Circle and Palomino Place between March 1st 9:00 PM – March 2nd 9:00 AM. Electronic and personal items were stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.
A 2001 Jetta was stolen from the 27900 block of Solamint Road by an acquaintance on March 4th. The vehicle was recovered on March 6th by LAPD –Mission Station.
There were 7 arrest made by proactive deputies for various narcotics violations, assaults and public intoxication.
Canyon Country – West
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
(1) Robbery, (2) Commercial Burglaries, (2) Vehicle Burglaries, (3) Shoplift, (1) Grand Theft, (1) Attempted Grand Theft, (1) Petty Theft.
A robbery occurred near the 19200 block of Soledad Canyon Road. A male black suspect, wearing a ski mask, entered the store, produced a silver handgun and demanded money. After taking money from the cash register, the suspect fled toward Soledad Canyon Road and out of view. This case is currently under investigation.
A commercial burglary occurred near the 18700 block of Via Princessa. An unknown suspect attempted to pry open the ATM machine inside the location after hours. The suspect was unsuccessful in his efforts.
We had two more vehicle burglaries occur in Zone 7. A vehicle burglary occurred at the LA Fitness parking lot located at 26455 Golden Valley Road. The suspect shattered the rear passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle and took items from the center console. The second window smash burglary occurred in a parking lot located near the 26600 block of Valley Center Drive. A purse was taken from the rear floorboard.
A grand theft occurred near the 26400 block of Sierra Highway. While making a transaction at the teller window, the suspect took approximately ten bank envelopes filled with money and left the location.
A suspect was arrested for shoplifting from the Wal-Mart located at 26471 Carl Boyer Drive. The suspect attempted to exit the store without paying for several items.
A shoplifting incident occurred near the 20600 block of Golden Valley Road. The suspect walked out of the location after failing to pay for items he concealed in the pockets of his pants. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies.
This week Newhall (Zone 6) saw eight part-one crimes. Newhall had one assault, three stolen vehicles, three petty thefts, and one vehicle burglary.
During the night time hours on Monday, March 4th 2013 a Suzuki GSXR motorcycle was stolen (ref -03087).
On Sunday, March 10th 2013 a petty theft was reported from the area of Wabuska Drive and Hawbryn Drive in Newhall. The victim stated he is a taxi driver. He transported the suspect from Camarillo to Newhall. The victim stated the suspect told him she would pay him for cab service at the end of the route to Newhall. The victim stated once he arrived in Newhall, the suspect jumped out of the taxi cab and ran behind a mobile home and out of view. The suspect is described as a white female, 5’10, 130 pounds (ref -80022).
A vehicle burglary was reported from the 23400 Newhall Avenue on Sunday, March 10th 2013. The victim’s purse was left on the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The window was shattered on the vehicle. (ref- 03333).
I am happy to report that due to the proactive police work of the Deputies and alert citizens of Saugus there was only one Part-1 crime last week. There was a Grand Theft from the 27100 block of Garza Drive on Saturday, 03/02/13. The suspect stole jewelry belonging to the victim and possibly pawned it at a local pawn shop. The victim believes that the suspect is a known acquaintance of his. Santa Clarita detectives and members of the Crime Prevention Unit are following up on this case.
There were numerous arrests made in the Saugus area over the past week. In one case a male was arrested for possession of concentrated cannabis. The driver was stopped near the corner of Urbandale Drive/Alaminos Drive late Tuesday night, 03/05/13. After smelling the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle the Deputy detained the driver. After searching the vehicle marijuana and concentrated cannabis was located. The driver was charged with possession of concentrated cannabis, a felony, and possession of marijuana, an infraction.
Zone 5-Valencia reported fourteen Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included a grand theft auto, residential/vehicle burglaries, and shoplifting from local businesses.
A grand theft auto occurred on the 27500 block of Sycamore Drive between the hours of 10:00 pm – 8:00 am. The vehicle, stolen/recovered the same day, was a 1994 Honda Civic taken from the front of the victim’s residence.
There was one residential burglary that occurred on the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road. Entry/exit was made through the side garage door. Items stolen were an Apple IPOD taken from inside the victim’s unlocked vehicle which was parked in the garage.
Remember, if you see any suspicious activity/vehicles in your neighborhood; please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.
One vehicle burglary occurred between the early morning hours of 10:00 pm – 7:30 am on the 24100 block of Dalgo Drive. The vehicle was parked in the victim’s driveway with no forced entry made to the vehicle. Items stolen were musical instruments.
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 five arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. Arrests included, trespassing, warrants, possession of narcotics, driving under the influence of alcohol, and shoplifting from local businesses.
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