In addition to stepping up their efforts at watching social media, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies also made arrests and investigations that ranged from the most serious of crimes to the more mundane.
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A Canyon Country man is accused of murder in the shooting of his father at their home. Detectives’ suspect was found the following day with help from the public.
Detectives are investigating a report of an assault at City Hall during a Santa Clarita City Council meeting.
The rumors swirled out of control before it was later revealed by Sheriff’s Station officials that the “assault” involved one public commenter poking another in the chest.
A quick arrest was made in a stabbing in Canyon Country.
The suspect, Steven Markarian, 19, of Canyon Country, is being charged with attempted murder.
A suspected gang member was arrested within 24 hours of the crime by detectives with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s COBRA Unit.
The COBRA Unit specializes in gang-related crime in the Santa Clarita Valley.
A suspected scam artist is also being looked at by detectives from a different unit in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Sheriff’s Station detectives believe a man falsely used the Disney name to fool people, and are asking for the public’s help in finding potential victims.
There were several other significant arrests made by deputies, which are highlighted in the station’s weekly Nixle reports. Nixle reports 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. They are listed below alphabetical order.
Here’s a summary of incidents that took place in the last week in Santa Clarita (If your zone isn’t listed, keep checking back for updates):
Canyon Country East
This week in Canyon Country-East we had 12 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there were 2 assaults, 2 burglaries, 7 larcenies and 1 stolen vehicle.
An assault occurred from the 28000 block of Sarabande Lane on May 13th at 10:00 pm. During an argument between a father and son, the son grabbed a knife and threatened to stab the victim. The suspect was arrested. An assault occurred from the 14300 block of Rushmore Court on May 11th at 11:00 pm. The suspect arrived to the victim’s party uninvited. While at the party the suspect locked himself in various rooms of the home while doing drugs. When the victim told the suspect to leave the party, the suspect retrieved a pair of scissors and attempted to stab the victim. The victim punched the suspect in an attempt to stop the assault. The victim left the location and drove to St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The suspect then filed a police report with Burbank Police Department claiming the victim assaulted him without provocation.
Residential burglaries occurred at the following locations: The 17500 block of Harris Way on May 14th between 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Two televisions and an electric razor motorcycle were stolen. Entry was made through the unlocked sliding glass door; The 18000 block of Anne’s Circle on May 15th, between 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Jewelry was stolen from the victim’s bedroom. Entry was made by prying the front door.
A petty theft occurred from the Kohl’s parking lot on May 17th at 1:00 PM. The victim’s purse was stolen from a shopping cart while she was loading items into her car. A theft occurred from the 27900 block of Tyler Lane. The victim’s backpack was stolen after it was left unattended on the ground near the garage. Shopliftings occurred from Round Table Pizza, Kohl’s and (2) at the Target Store. A theft from unlocked vehicle occurred from the 29300 block of Begonias Lane between May 12th, 6:30 pm – May 13th, 8:30 am. The victim’s wallet and car keys belonging to his sister were stolen. The suspect(s) used the stolen car keys to steal a 2013 Nissan Altima which was also parked on Begonia’s Lane. The vehicle was recovered on May 16th by CHP
11 arrests were made by proactive deputies for various narcotics violations, assault, burglary, and drunk in public.
Continue to lock your windows, garage doors and make sure to also lock your vehicles.
Canyon Country West
There were ten reported Part-1 crimes over the past week. There was a homicide in the 19300 block of Newhouse Street on Thursday, 05/16/13. The victim was allegedly shot by his son at the location. The suspect then fled the location. After an extensive search the suspect was located and taken into custody. For further on the arrest please visit https://local.nixle.com/alert/5003687.
There were two residential burglaries over the past week. The first occurred in the 19800 block of Sandpiper Place on Monday night, 05/13/13, into Tuesday morning, 05/14/13. The victim discovered that someone had forced open the lock to her garage and stole miscellaneous items from her unlocked vehicle. The second residential burglary occurred in the 36800 block of Isabella Parkway on Wednesday, 05/15/13. The victim discovered that her front door was open when she returned home from work. After closer inspection it looked as if someone had kicked open the door. It is unknown if entry was made into the residence.
There was an aggravated assault which occurred in the 27000 block of Crossglade Avenue on Monday, 05/13/13. The victim was hit from behind while walking into the condo complex at the location. He did not get a good look at the suspect, however detectives are checking for evidence or possible witnesses of the incident.
There was an arson in the 21600 block of Golden Triangle Road on Tuesday, 05/07/13. A small fire was started in one of the storage containers at the location. Four people were seen on video entering the storage container prior to the fire being started. Detectives are actively working the case.
There was an attempt theft of a vehicle from the park-and-ride at the corner of Golden Valley Road and the 14 Freeway. The victim discovered his driver’s side door lock had been broken. He also discovered that the ignition had been punched and there were items missing from the vehicle.
There were multiple arrests in the Canyon Country area over the past week. The arrests include murder, narcotics, assault and domestic violence along with multiple arrests for outstanding warrants.
This week Newhall (Zone 6) had six reported part-one crimes. Of those crimes Newhall saw one commercial burglary, four petty thefts, and one rape.
A commercial burglary reportedly occurred between Sunday, May 12th at 6:30pm and Monday, May 13th at 8:00am. This incident occurred at a business located on the 23700 block of Lyons Avenue. A glass door was allegedly smashed and US currency was stolen (ref -06574).
A rape was reported on Thursday, May 16th 2013, at approximately 10:30pm. This incident allegedly occurred on the 23600 Newhall Avenue. This case is being investigated by LASD Special Victim’s Bureau. The investigation is on-going (ref -06754).
On Sunday, May 19th 2013, at approximately 7:50pm, deputies assigned to the Newhall area arrested a 51 year old female, along with a 49 year old female, both for battery (ref -06861).
On Thursday, May 16th 2013, at approximately 1:45pm, deputies assigned to the Newhall area arrested a 33 year old female for petty theft (ref -06736). This incident occurred inside a business where the suspect allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet.
after reviewing the latest crime rates I am happy to report that the Saugus area is down 49.5% as compared to the crime rate this time last year. With the help of patrol and alert citizens, combined with specialized units such as the Santa Clarita CIT Team, SAT Team and Crime Prevention Unit we have been able to bring the crime rate down to an all-time low. Let’s keep up the good work!
There were five reported Part-1 crimes last week. There was a residential burglary in the 26800 block of Avenida Terreza on Sunday, 05/19/13. The victim stated that someone broke into her garage through an open door and stole her skateboard.
There was a burglary to the trailer at the GoodWill, located on the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road. An employee discovered that someone had pried open the metal door to the storage trailer. It is unknown at this time what was taken.
There was a petty theft in the 27600 block of Bouquet Canyon Road on Wednesday, 05/15/13. The victim had his bicycle stolen from the front of the grocery store at the location while he was shopping. Detectives are currently working on locating the suspect who was caught on security video stealing the bicycle.
There was an attempt theft at Saugus High School on Wednesday, 05/15/13. It was discovered that someone tried to pry open the coin slot to one of the school’s vending machines. The school’s security videos are being reviewed to help locate the suspect(s).
There were multiple arrests in the Saugus area over the past week. The arrests included narcotics, receiving stolen property, spousal assault, vandalism and DUI.
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Source: Santa Clarita News