Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested three and handed out several citations during a patrol of Santa Clarita’s paseos, trails and streets Tuesday night, officials said.
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Deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit, along with Crime Impact Team deputies and a station detective, conducted a late-night “saturation” operation using patrol vehicles, bicycles and T3 electric standup patrol vehicles on the paseos, trails and streets throughout Santa Clarita.
Deputies arrested a 39-year-old man on Town Center Drive for an outstanding felony “no bail” arrest warrant.
A 36-year-old man was arrested in the area of McBean Parkway and Gamble House Way for felony possession of concentrated cannabis.
An infraction level charge for simple marijuana possession involves possession of marijuana less than an ounce, which is a violation of section 11357(b) of the California Health and Safety Code. Possession of concentrated cannibus, or hash, hash oil and similar marijuana derivatives, is a felony charge, according to the California Health and Safety Code.
A 30-year-old woman was arrested on the South Fork Trail, near Magic Mountain Parkway, for two outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants.
Another 25-year-old man was contacted on the 20400 block of Valencia Boulevard for marijuana possession.
Three adults, a man and two women, were detained in a parked vehicle on the 25800 block of Tournament Road after a deputy spotted one of the occupants smoking marijuana inside the vehicle.
After an investigation all three occupants were issued citations for possession of marijuana.
A male was issued a citation for loitering in a city park (in Valencia) after deputies discovered he had just allegedly finished smoking marijuana in the park.
A 15-year-old boy was cited for curfew violation, possession of tobacco paraphernalia, and loitering in a city park after closing hours. He was released to his parents. A 17-year-old boy was issued a curfew citation; he was later released to his mother.
The operation, which began at 6 p.m. and went into the early morning hours, was meant 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,” according to a Sheriff’s Station news release.
To that end the new three-wheeled vehicles Santa Clarita officials purchased for the Sheriff’s Station provide a huge help, said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Crime Prevention Unit.
“The T3 vehicles the city bought really help us navigate the paseos, bike paths and residential neighborhoods,” he said. “And the fact that they’re essentially silent until we turn the siren and forward-facing red lights means we can usually catch any criminals in the act, as we can see them before they see us.”
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Source: Santa Clarita News