The arrest of a woman wanted for a crime ring she’s accused of leading, which scammed Santa Clarita Valley women out of thousands of dollars, might have been the biggest arrest of the week.
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But proactive deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station made numerous arrests.
They also received help from the Los Angeles County Office of Probation, which sent two officers to help deal with the high rate of recidivism from AB 109 offenders.
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Newhall deputies also arrested a 24-year-old man for walking around with with marijuana and a loaded shotgun.
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 video of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Sgt. Darren Harris explaining how containment for a burglary suspect was coordinated using a digital smartboard inside the station’s CPU:
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 13 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was; 1 assault, 5 residential burglaries, 4 larcenies, 2 vehicle burglaries and 1 stolen vehicle.
Domestic violence between a wife and husband occurred in the 26500 block of Oakdale Lane. A residential burglary occurred in the 29300 block of Abelia Road. Suspect(s) entered the home and stole electronics. Garage burglaries occurred in the 27900 block of Tyler Lane, the 27500 block of Marta Lane and two in the 18000 block of Saratoga Lane. Suspect(s) entered the garages and stole personal items from the unlocked vehicles.
A larceny occurred at the Shell gas station on Soledad Canyon Rd. A male stole 2 20oz Gatorade’s from the outside locker. An IPhone was stolen after it was left unattended at the park on Oak Springs Canyon Road.
Vehicle burglaries occurred in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway and on Jakes Way and Sandy Drive. Both vehicles had their windows smashed but nothing was taken.
A 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen from the 28100 block from Oak Springs Canyon Road.
There were 7 arrest made by proactive deputies for various narcotics violations, assaults and public intoxication.
This week we have seen an increase of residential burglaries. In most instances entrance is being made through the garage. Always lock your garage doors! If a key pad is used to open the garage, make sure to change the code periodically. We have also seen in increase in vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries. Make sure to always park in well lighted areas and be cognizant of your surroundings.
Canyon Country West
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
(2) Residential Burglaries, (3) Commercial Burglaries, (2) Vehicle Burglaries, (1) Petty Theft and (3) GTA’s
A residential burglary occurred near the 27000 block of Hidaway Street. The victim came home and noticed glass missing from her rear door. As she entered her residence, she heard a noise coming from upstairs. While checking the interior of her house, the suspect ran out of the location. As the victim gave chase, the suspect ran back into the house and retrieved two trash bags full of property then fled the scene.
A residential burglary occurred near the 26900 block of Flo Lane, when an unknown suspect entered the victim’s garage and took a bicycle and several tools.
A vehicle burglary occurred near the 28100 block of Whites Canyon Road. When the victim returned to her vehicle, she noticed her front passenger window was smashed and her purse was missing from the front seat.
Another vehicle burglary occurred near the 18600 block of Via Princessa. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle and took a purse which was left on the seat.
There was a GTA/Grand Theft of Cargo laden freight that occurred near the 20700 Santa Clara Street. A 2008 Freightliner and 2000 trailer box was taken over night from a parking lot. The Freightliner was recovered in Los Angeles, however the trailer, which was carrying 24 pallets of digital televisions, is still outstanding.
A green 1994 Honda Accord 4DR was taken near the 19100 block of Nadal St. The vehicle was parked in a stall at the complex.
A gray 1986 BMW 325 Lic #6GXH057 was taken near the 26900 block of Flo Lane.
This week Newhall (Zone 6) saw five Part-1 crimes. One petty theft, one commercial burglary, and three shoplifting incidents were reported. As of 03/04/2013, I am happy to report that Newhall (Zone 6) has had 30% fewer reported Part-1 crimes than this same time period last year.
On Monday, 02/25/2013, a student from Hart High School reported his cell phone was stolen from inside his backpack while he was playing soccer during his lunch period. This incident was reported to the school’s resource deputy (ref -02681).
A supermarket located in the 24800 block of Orchard Village Road reported that seventeen cans of baby formula had been stolen (ref -02696). Later in the week on Friday, 03/01/2013, the same supermarket reported that 31 bottles of alcohol were stolen.
On Sunday, 03/03/2013 at almost 1:00 a.m., deputies responded to a call of possible trespassing in the area of Hawkbryn Avenue and Wabuska Street. Deputies spotted a male run out from between two mobile homes and across the street. Deputies detained the male. The male was found to be in possession of marijuana and a loaded shotgun. Josue Cuevas, a 24 year-old male from Newhall, was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public. There is no further information available at this time in regards to this incident (ref -02973).
On Thursday, 02/28/2013, Mayor Bob Kellar attended various briefings here at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to thank the patrol deputies for their continued hard work. He also spoke about various current events in the city. It was very nice of Mayor Kellar to stop by!
On Wednesday, 02/27/2013 at approximately 2:15 p.m., a deputy observed a male sitting in a vehicle that was parked in a parking lot located in the 24500 block of Main Street, Newhall. The deputy watched as the male lifted a clear pipe to his lips and began smoking from the pipe. The deputy recognized the pipe as being a methamphetamine pipe. The proactive deputy detained the man and conducted an investigation. Richard Geroge McClelland, a 35 year-old male, from Saugus was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (ref -02783).
There were five reported Part-1 crimes in the Saugus area this week. The first was a residential burglary in the 21700 block of Redwood Court between Sunday, 02/24/2013 through Wednesday, 02/27/2013. Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s open garage and stole a high end bicycle. There was a trend from April to June of last year where a ring of criminals were targeting homes where the garages had been left open. In most of those incidents high end bicycles were taken. Detectives are working on identifying the suspect(s) in these latest thefts. Stay aware.
There was a battery with great bodily injury in the 23000 block of Drayton Street on Sunday, 03/03/2013, at 12:45 a.m. The incident started when two men staying at the location got into an argument over sleeping arrangements. The incident escalated resulting in a physical altercation. One of the people involved was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
There was a grand theft in the 27700 block of Sumner Avenue on Thursday, 02/28/2013. The victim received a call from a person impersonating her grandson. The victim said the suspect asked her to forward money to an account for him because he was in trouble. The victim, believing that she was helping her grandson, forwarded the money. The victim later learned that the person she had talked to was not her grandson.
There was a petty theft from the 28500 block of Deer Springs Drive on Tuesday, 02/26/2013, at 3:50 p.m. An alert citizen witnessed a female steal a package from the porch of his neighbor’s house. The suspect first denied taking anything when confronted by the witness. The suspect later returned to the victim’s residence and returned the item she stole. Detectives are working on identifying the suspect. Thanks to the work of an alert citizen the victim was able to get their property back and we now have workable information to help the Sheriff’s Department arrest the thief.
A crime reported this past week actually occurred in the beginning of the month on Tuesday, 02/08/2013. The victim had two bicycles stolen from the underground parking area of an apartment complex in the 22900 block of Oakridge Drive. Detectives are working on identifying those responsible for recent thefts from this complex.
Zone 5-Valencia reported twenty three Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included a grand theft auto, spousal assault, residential/vehicle burglaries, and shoplifting from local businesses.
A grand theft auto occurred on the 28100 block of McBean Parkway in the early morning hours on the weekend. The vehicle was a 2007 Chevy Truck stolen from the parking structure at the location.
A spousal assault, involving a husband and wife who reside in Ontario, occurred on the 25800 block of Tournament Road. A physical altercation resulted in the arrest of the husband who was booked at the Santa Clarita Station. Minor injuries were sustained by the victim.
There were seven residential burglaries that occurred this week. Five of the burglaries involved garages where entry/exit was made through the side garage door. Areas affected were the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road and the 24900 block of Magic Mountain. Items stolen were an IPOD, a radar detector, and a laptop computer all taken from unlocked vehicles parked in the garages. The other two residential burglaries occurred at the 23700 block of Via Gavola and the 26200 block of Parkview Road. Both burglaries occurred between 9:00 am- 12:30 pm hours. Entry/exit was made through the back doors of the home. Items stolen were two lap top computers. I
If you see any suspicious activity/vehicles in your neighbor, please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.
Two vehicle burglaries occurred between the early morning hours of 6:00 pm – 8:00 am. One burglary occurred at the 25300 block of Via Palacio. The vehicle was parked in the driveway and no forced entry was made to the vehicle. Items stolen were passports and Canadian currency. The second occurred at the 25500 block of Avenue Stanford. The vehicle was parked in the parking lot in front of a business. The item stolen was a car stereo amplifier.
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 twelve arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. Arrests included, weapon charges, warrants, spousal assault, driving under the influence of alcohol, and shoplifting from local businesses.
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