There were several major investigations undertaken by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and detectives this week.
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There was also a crash that’s being investigated as a hit-and-run incident.
A Palmdale sheriff’s deputy living in Valencia was booked on a rape charge while on duty.
And there’s also a stabbing being investigated by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s gang unit, COBRA.
The crime reports this week are without a Nixle report for the Valencia crime zone.
The deputy zone leader for the Valencia crime zone is on a medical leave, and expected to be back within the next few weeks, Sheriff’s Station officials said Friday.
The crime trends are still being analyzed for that area, and law enforcement resources are being adjusted accordingly. Nixle reports may be signed up for here.
Canyon Country West
This week in Canyon Country-East we had 13 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was 1 assault, 2 burglaries, 6 vehicle burglaries, 1 larceny, and 3 shopliftings.
A domestic violence/assault occurred from the 18000 block of Flynn Drive. The couple has been married for a year and a half. On several occasions, the suspect attempted to suffocate the victim with a pillow.
A residential burglary occurred from the 18400 block of Jakes Way. The unknown suspect(s) stole checks from the residence and used them to purchase items at several locations. There was no forced entry, for several weeks the front door lock has not worked properly. A residential burglary occurred from the 15600 block of Poppyseed Lane, unknown suspect(s) entered the location and stole tools from the garage.
A petty theft occurred from the 29600 block of Mammoth Lane. The victim’s son stole her Ipad and pawned it.
Vehicle burglaries occurred from the following locations: Oak Springs Rd/Soledad Canyon Road, the 29100 block of Poppy Meadow Street, the 30000 block of Jasmine Valley Road, The 28900 block of Sam Place, the 15800 block and the 15900 block of Ada Street. All occurred between July 23rd and July 24th in the early morning hours. In all incidents the window was smashed and personal items were taken.
Shopliftings occurred at the Target store and at 7-11. A male was arrested for stealing clothing at the Kohls store. He was also in possession of narcotics.
There has been an increase in vehicle burglaries. ALWAYS lock your doors and windows and place a padlock on your gates leading into your yard. Continue to lock your garage doors and make sure to also lock your vehicle. Do not leave any personal property visible in your car. If you have to leave it in the car, secure it in the trunk.
Make sure to always park in well-lit 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 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:
(3) Aggravated Assaults, (2) Residential Burglaries, (2) Commercial Burglaries, (1) Vehicle Burglary, (1) Shoplift, (2) Petty Thefts and (2) GTAs.
An aggravated assault occurred near the intersection of Golden Triangle Road and Isabella Parkway. Two male suspects attacked a female family member during an argument. The incident is currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Station Detectives.
A domestic violence incident occurred near the 28000 block of Ermine Place when a female victim and her live-in boyfriend were involved in an argument. When the argument escalated, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground several times. During the incident, the victim sustained a knee injury, as well as a concussion.
A residential burglary occurred near the 19500 block of Green Mountain Drive. An unknown suspect took a safe containing two firearms and miscellaneous jewelry from a bedroom closet.
A residential burglary occurred near the 20000 block of Shadow Island Lane. An unknown suspect took a safe deposit box containing a firearm and U.S currency from the master bedroom.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the intersection of Isabella Parkway and Aurora Place. A suspect shattered the front driver’s side window of the vehicle and took an airbag and a stereo system.
A petty theft/shoplift occurred near the 26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive. A male suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel after he exited the location, failing to pay for an item he concealed in his pocket. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. A female who was with the suspect, was arrested on unrelated narcotics charges.
A GTA occurred near the 28200 block of Tambora Drive. A 1929 Ford Model A pickup truck was taken from the driveway of the location.
Greetings from Newhall (Zone 6). I hope everyone has had a great week. This week Newhall only had two part one crimes, one theft from an unlocked vehicle and one petty theft reported. As of Monday, 07/29/13, Newhall (Zone 6) has had 21.09% fewer reported part one crimes compared to this same time last year. Additionally, Newhall (Zone 6) has had 19.61% fewer reported violent crimes compared to this same time last year. This decrease in crime for Newhall is outstanding. I contribute this Newhall (Zone 6) decrease in crime to the strengthening of the partnership between the residents of Newhall and our Sheriff’s station. Together we are making Newhall a great place to live.
On Thursday, 07/25/13, at approximately 1:30pm, a bicycle was reported stolen from the 24700 block of Hacienda Lane in Newhall. The bicycle was stolen from the front porch of the location (a residence). Video surveillance footage shows two Hispanic males (juveniles) walking around the home and on the property. This case is under investigation (ref – 10159).
On Monday, 07/22/13, between 7:45am and 9:00am, a theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported from the 24600 block of Wiley Canyon Road. The suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole the victim’s purse. The victim stated she parked her vehicle and went into the gym. The purse was left on the floor of the vehicle behind the front seat (ref -09984).
REMEMBER – Always lock your vehicle, and never leave valuables in plain view!
In other Newhall (Zone 6) news…..
As of Sunday, 08/04/13, I will be leaving the zone leader position. A new zone leader has been assigned. I will remain assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU), however under a different capacity per the direction of Capt. Becker. As of Sunday, I will focus my efforts on insuring safety on local public transportation (i.e. city buses). I will also be focusing on vandalism and graffiti. I will be networking with the CPU zone leaders on a daily basis to combat those types of crimes. I will also continue my duties as our station’s social media coordinator and public information officer. Social media provides a forum for people to ask questions and for you to share tips you otherwise wouldn’t share. Also through social media our station is able to spread knowledge quickly and with minimal effort that can protect our community, help catch suspects, find missing persons, etc. Capt. Becker, the CPU, and our entire station look forward to continuing to grow our social media presence and to engage the residents we serve. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @SCVSheriff and @jdLASD
I am pleased to announce that Capt. Becker has chosen Deputy Danial Dantice to be the new Newhall (Zone 6) zone leader. I have personally known Deputy Dantice for a number of years, and he is a great addition to our station’s Crime Prevention Unit (CPU). Deputy Dantice is a wealth of knowledge and will serve the residents of Newhall well. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding Newhall, of course you can always email me, or you can email your new zone leader, Deputy Dantice at DLDantic@lasd.org
Over the last year and a half, it has been a pleasure serving you as the Newhall (Zone 6) zone leader.
This week in Saugus, Zone 4, we saw an increase in reported Part-1 crime with 6 crimes. There was a residential burglary in the 22000 block of Grovepark Drive between Saturday, 07/20/13 and Monday, 07/22/13. The suspect(s) entered through the bathroom window and stole multiple items from the house, including electrical equipment. Detectives are asking for anyone with information about the incident to please call the Santa Clarita Station at 661-255-1121.
A burglary/hate incident occurred at Mountainview Elementary School between Wednesday, 07/24/13, and Thursday, 07/25/13. Unknown person(s) vandalized multiple classrooms with paint. In one classroom the suspect(s) spray painted a swastika on one of the walls. This case is being actively worked by detectives.
There was a vehicle stolen in the 22500 block of Pecan Place on Thursday, 07/25/13. The victim awoke and discovered that her unlocked Toyota 4-Runner had been stolen from her driveway. Deputies are currently searching for the vehicle and possible suspects.
There was a structure fire to a residence in the 20800 block of Plum Canyon Road on Saturday, 07/27/13. One of the victim’s children lit a small fire in one of the bedrooms. The fire then spread causing over $50,000 worth of damage.
There were two shoplifts over the past week in Saugus. The first occurred at Albertsons, 27631 Bouquet Canyon Road, on Tuesday, 07/23/13. Two males were seen concealing alcohol before fleeing the store. The second shoplift occurred from Vons, 26518 Bouquet Canyon Road, on Friday, 07/26/13. A male suspect stole miscellaneous grocery items. Detectives are following up on leads on both cases.
If you have any information regarding the above mentioned crimes please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121.
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Source: Santa Clarita News