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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Reports 3/18 to 3/25

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 3/18 to 3/25

There were several major cases that closed this week, and an open one that has Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies seeking the public’s help. 


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Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Robbery Team are seeking public assistance in identifying a person of interest thought to be responsible for attempted armed robbery last month.

There are pictures of the suspect, which were captured by security footage, included in the story about the Sam’s Club robbery.

A pair of Valencia brothers who committed commercial burglaries were sentenced as part of plea deals.

A case that SCV detectives have been working on for months wrapped up Tuesday with a plea deal for an online-dating scammer who got arrested on Valentine’s Day.”

Sheriff’s Station deputies also offered a caution about leaving valuables out.)

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

(1) Aggravated Assault, (2) Commercial Burglaries, (5) Vehicle Burglaries, (2) Theft from unlocked Vehicles, (5) Shoplift, (1) Grand Theft and (2) Petty Theft

An aggravated assault occurred near the 26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive. A male Hispanic suspect pulled alongside the victim and pointed a handgun and threatened him. The case is currently under investigation.

A commercial burglary occurred near the 27700 block of Camp Plenty Road. An unknown suspect entered a classroom after shattering a window. The suspect attempted to take a projector, however he was unsuccessful.

There were three window smash vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend in the Rainbow Glen Drive/Flo Lane area. An incident also occurred near the 20200 block of Gilbert Drive. A witness saw several suspects shatter a window of the victim’s vehicle. Two suspects fled into the nearby hills and two others fled to an awaiting vehicle and drove away from the scene.

Another window smash vehicle burglary occurred in a parking lot located near the 18600 block of Via Princessa. The victim left a purse on the driver side floorboard.

Five shoplift burglaries/thefts occurred at local stores throughout Zone 7. The five incidents resulted in three arrests.

Newhall
This week Newhall (Zone 6) saw five Part-1 crimes. Newhall had one grand theft, one school burglary, one reported stolen vehicle, and two vehicle burglaries.

During the night time hours on Thursday, 03/21/2013, a victim reported his 1996 Ford F-250 truck was stolen from the 23200 block of Lyons Avenue. This vehicle was a work truck taken from an enclosed yard (ref -03950).

A burglary was reported to have occurred at Hart High School on Monday, 03/18/13, between 4:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. A projector and a laptop had been stolen from a classroom. Another classroom had been ransacked. The investigation is on-going (ref -03741).

A vehicle burglary was reported during the late night hours on Tuesday, 03/19/13. This incident reportedly took place in the 20900 block of Via Estrella. The rear cargo door locking mechanism was damaged and a generator and pressure washer was stolen (ref – 03837).

On Wednesday, 03/20/2013, deputies responded to a call for service regarding gunshots heard in the area of the 24100 block of Matthew Place, Newhall. Deputies discovered three juveniles came to the wash area to set off plastic bottle destructive devices. The juveniles also decided to make Molotov cocktails. All three subjects were detained, transported to Santa Clarita Station, and later released to their parents on a written promise to appear in court for charges relating to possession of a destructive device. This investigation is being handled by LASD Arson and Explosives Detail (ref – 03862). See the attached photo of one of the devices found at the scene.

Although some believe these plastic bottle explosive devices are harmless pranks, under California Law these crimes are classified as Deploying a Destructive Device. The explosions are dangerous and can cause injury and property damage. In fact, every year in Los Angeles County deputies respond to dozens of incidents where teenagers have been seriously injured and even lost fingers while handling these dangerous devices. It is a felony to possess or deploys such a device and persons caught and convicted can face up to four years in state prison.

I hope everyone has a great week, and had the opportunity to catch our “tweet along” that occurred on Friday, March 22nd. Make sure to follow @SCVSheriff and @jdLASD at http://www.twitter.com

Saugus
This week we only had four reported Part-1 crimes in the Saugus area. There was an assault on a Peace Officer on Saturday, 03/23/13. The suspect attacked deputies while she was being detained for a petty theft. Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody.

There was an attempt commercial burglary at the 26500 block of Bouquet Canyon Road early Sunday morning, 03/24/13. It was discovered that suspect(s) unknown attempted to gain entry into the business through the outside trash compactor. The suspect(s) were unsuccessful. Detectives are working on this case.

There was a theft from an unlocked vehicle from a park located along the 27100 block of Bouquet Canyon Road on Tuesday, 03/19/13, between 4:00 PM. and 4:30 PM. The victim had her high end headphones stolen off her back seat when she left if unlocked. Please remember to take any items of value with you or secure them in the trunk of your vehicle when leaving it unattended.

There was a grand theft at the 28410 block of Haskell Canyon Road between Saturday, 03/14/13 and Monday, 03/16/13. There was steel cage stolen which covers the backflow valve at the location. The cage is valued at over $1000. There have been multiple cages and backflow valves stolen all over the valley over the past year. If you see anyone tampering with these cages or valves please contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121 to report the incident.

There was a great arrest on Tuesday, 03/18/13, where deputies arrested a male for indecent exposure. The incident occurred near Santa Clarita Elementary School at approximately 1:50 PM. The victim walked by a vehicle, parked near the school, and witnessed a male exposing himself. By the time she was able to report the incident the suspect was gone. After checking multiple locations the suspect was found and ultimately arrested for indecent exposure and child endangerment.

Valencia
Zone 5-Valencia reported twenty one Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included grand theft vehicles, residential/vehicle burglaries, an attempt robbery and shoplifting from local businesses. 

Two grand theft of vehicles occurred this week. A 2005 Chevy Impala was stolen from the 28100 block of Smyth Drive between the hours of midnight and 7:00 am. The vehicle was parked on the street with the victim’s purse and spare key left in the vehicle. The second vehicle, a 1993 Nissan Sentra, was stolen from the mall parking lot between the hours of 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Three residential burglaries occurred during the weekend between the hours of 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. One burglary occurred on the 23900 block of Arroyo Park Drive. The victim left her garage door open with her vehicle unlocked. The victim’s purse was stolen from the passenger seat of the vehicle. A second burglary occurred on the 24700 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. Entry/exit was made by picking the lock to the front door of the residence. Items stolen were a cell phone and a pair of running shoes that were in the living room. The third burglary occurred on the 25800 block of McBean Parkway at a senior living home. US currency was stolen from the victim’s bedroom. An employee has been arrested in connection with this case.

Four vehicle burglaries occurred on the block of 24400 block of McBean Parkway between the hours of 8:00 pm – 7:00 am. All four burglaries had their passenger windows smashed and items stolen from the passenger seats. Vehicles were parked in designated parking spaces inside an apartment complex. Items stolen were motorcycle apparel, digital camera, lap top computer and an IPod all which were visible from the outside of the victim’s vehicles.

An attempt robbery occurred in a shopping center parking lot in the morning. The victim, a bus driver, was confronted by two male suspects in their 20’s. One of the suspects pulled out a knife and told the victim to give him his wallet and cell phone. When the victim told him he did not have one, the suspects fled on foot.

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. If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.

There were eighteen arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. Arrests included; spousal assault, possession of narcotics, driving under the influence of alcohol, numerous 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 3/18 to 3/25

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.