Six Santa Clarita teens were cited, five adults were cited and another was arrested as part of a curfew-enforcement operation started Friday by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies.
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Deputies conducted the citywide patrol with the Crime Prevention Unit, the COBRA Unit and the Crime Impact Team from 9 p.m. into the early morning hours Saturday.
The deputies deployed on the paseos, trails, and streets throughout the city of Santa Clarita, using patrol vehicles, deputies on bicycles, and deputies on foot patrol.
The operation also was aimed at narcotics-related violations.
“In order to address the above concerns, deputies assigned to the CPU, CIT and Career Offenders, Burglary Robbery Assault team conducted this saturation operation focusing on area parks and other locations where juveniles are likely to congregate,” according to a Sheriff’s Station statement.
The Sheriff’s Station released information regarding the arrests made during the operation in a Nixle report, which are regular reports put out by the Sheriff’s Station deputies to alert Santa Clarita residents of crime and outreach in their area. (Click here to sign up.)
The names of the juveniles cited were not released by Sheriff’s Station officials.
A 15 year old was cited for curfew violation, possession of marijuana and minor in possession of a lighter at the Santa Clarita Transit Center. A 16 year old was cited for a curfew violation at the Santa Clarita Transit Center.
A 17 year old was cited for curfew violation near Grovepark Drive in Saugus. An adult was cited in the same area for having an open alcoholic beverage container.
Two adults were cited for being in the park after hours at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.
A 15 year old and a 16 year old were cited for curfew violations in the parking lot of Pavilions Market on McBean Parkway.
Two adults were cited for marijuana possession near 23401 Soledad Canyon Road. Two 17 year olds were cited for curfew violation near 27520 Sierra Highway.
One adult was arrested for possession of methamphetamine near 27520 Sierra Highway.
Deputies were also enforcing the curfew ordinance which applies to those 17 years old and younger and makes it unlawful for any minor to remain upon any public street, public building, place of amusement, eating place, vacant lot, or unsupervised place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The purpose of Friday night’s operation was to address some community concerns and to send a clear message to anyone considering using the paseo systems for unlawful purposes, such as loitering, alcohol consumption, drug use or to commit acts of vandalism, officials said.
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Source: Santa Clarita News