There was an attempted murder suspect in court, a Littlerock man charged with murder, an LAPD officer charged with child molestation and a bank robbery suspect who was nabbed shortly after the crime.
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There was also a coach accused of slapping a teenager, and an LAPD police officer accused of child molestation.
And, as always, deputies are encouraging residents to be mindful of their valuables, especially valuables that have wheels.
A man suspected of a broad-daylight bank robbery Saturday afternoon is believed to be involved in two more armed robberies, according to a Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau detective.
Demarie Rashad Mackey, 23, of Palmdale, pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando, according to a court official.
Mackey was booked on one count of armed robbery, and other counts are pending an inter-agency investigation with another county.
He is currently being held on a no-bail warrant because he was on parole at the time of his arrest.
A murder charge is being filed against a Littlerock man whose pit bulls allegedly killed a woman walking through her neighborhood in Littlerock
A rash of thefts reported in the Valencia area has Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies once again encouraging residents to lock up their valuables.
In the last two weeks, nearly a half-dozen bicycles have disappeared, several from The Madison complex, and another theft was reported at a nearby gym.
He was arrested shortly after the crime.
There were two Castaic crimes that made the news this week.
A Castaic coach was charged with battery for allegedly slapping a teenage referee. And another Castaic resident, who works for the Los Angeles Police Department, was accused of child molestation.
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 7 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was 1 assault, 1 burglary, 4 larcenies and 1 stolen vehicle.
An assault occurred from the17800 block of Danielson Street on May 21st. The victim was stabbed in the stomach by the suspect. The suspect was arrested.
A residential burglary occurred from the 27300 block of Rock Rose Lane on May 20th, between 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. The sliding glass door was smashed and electronics were stolen from a bedroom.
A grand theft occurred from the 27100 block of Medley Ridge. Batteries were stolen from the Time Warner electrical box. Theft from unlocked vehicles occurred from the 27400 block of Sophia Lane and 27000 block of Karns Court. A theft occurred from the Target store. The suspect was seen on surveillance video walking out of the store without paying for her items.
14 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
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
(1) Robbery, (3) Residential Burglaries, (3) Grand Thefts, (4) Shoplift and (1) Petty Theft.
On Saturday, 05-25-13, a robbery occurred near the 26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive. A male suspect concealed several items on his person and attempted to walk out of the location, failing to pay for the items. When the suspect was confronted by loss prevention personnel, he began to fight with them and produced a fishing knife, which he had stolen from the store. The suspect was subsequently arrested by responding deputies.
A residential burglary occurred near the 26700 block of Isabella Parkway. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s open garage and took a purse, which was located on the front passenger seat of an unlocked vehicle. The case is currently under investigation.
A grand theft occurred near the 19400 block of Oak Crossing Road. A male, posing as the victim’s son, called the victim and stated he was in a hospital in the Philippines and needed money. After the victim sent the money, the suspect called and asked for additional funds. The victim then called her son who confirmed he was not in the Philippines and called the Sheriff’s Department.
A male was arrested for shoplifting near the 26400 block of Carl Boyer when he attempted to walk out of the location without paying for items. The suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel and arrested by responding deputies.
A female suspect was arrested for shoplifting near the 18600 block of Via Princessa. The suspect attempted to walk out of the store after failing to pay for items she concealed in her clothing. The suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel and arrested by responding deputies.
In addition to shoplifting, Canyon Country West deputies made several arrests, including narcotics, domestic violence and battery.
This week Newhall (Zone 6) had eight reported Part-1 crimes. Of those crimes Newhall saw two robberies, two petty thefts, three vehicle burglaries, and one vehicle was reported stolen.
Time Warner Cable Company reported six batteries were stolen from a cable control box located in the area of 21500 Placerita Canyon Road. This incident is being investigated as a petty theft (ref -07053).
A victim reported that an unknown suspect stole her lei and a square sign from the front door of her apartment. The sign was red, white, and blue with USA printed on it. This incident was reported in the 23400 block of Wiley Canyon Road (ref -07126).
A 1997 blue Honda Civic was reported stolen from the 24600 block of Spruce Street in Newhall. The vehicle was parked on the street when it was stolen (ref -07144).
With the weather heating up and many residents riding bikes as a method of recreation I would like to remind you about a crime trend we have seen in the past. Last summer we saw a rise in thefts of bicycles from open garages and residential areas. We are again beginning to see an increase in thefts of bicycles in the zones surrounding Saugus. In Valencia there were six bicycles stolen last week from residential areas. One bike was stolen from the front of a local gym. Please remember to secure your bicycle inside. Also, shut and lock your garages once your bikes are put away. It is easy for criminals to see you ride your bike into your garage and wait for you to leave the door open. Don’t give these criminals the opportunity.
There were only two reported Part-1 crimes in Saugus last week. The first was an attempt vehicle burglary in the 22900 block of Oakridge Drive late Wednesday night, 05/22/13, into early Thursday morning, 05/23/13. The victim discovered pry marks to her vehicle’s door along with the window being forced down a few inches. It was determined that entry was not made into the vehicle and nothing was taken.
There was a petty theft in the 20700 block of Dan Court on Saturday, 05/18/13. The victim discovered someone stole a check from his residence. The victim knew the suspect and notified the Sheriff’s Department. The suspect was arrested without incident.
There were multiple arrests over the past week in Saugus. The one arrest which stands out occurred on Tuesday, 05/21/13. While searching for a vandalism suspect, a deputy located two individuals hiding behind the closed businesses at the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road/Seco Canyon Road. The deputy detained the two individuals who matched the description of the vandalism suspects. After searching the individuals he found one of them to be in possession of a fixed blade knife and vandalism tools. After further investigation it was determined that the suspects had vandalized some of the businesses in the area. Both suspects were arrested without incident.
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Source: Santa Clarita News