Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies made a significant arrest in the case of two men accused of breaking into Santa Clarita Valley schools.
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Two suspects were caught on camera, which led to Sheriff’s Station detectives seeking the public’s help.
There were several other significant arrests made by deputies, which are highlighted in the station’s weekly Nixle reports, which 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, which are snapshots of crime in the city. 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 8 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was 1 assault, 1 residential burglary, 4 garage burglaries, 1 larceny, and 1 vehicle burglary.
An assault occurred in the 18100 block of American Beauty Drive. During an argument, the victim was punched several times by the suspect who was holding a key between his fingers. The investigation is ongoing and the suspect has not yet been identified.
A residential burglary occurred in the 27300 block of Fahren Court on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Entrance was made through a window. A PlayStation and games were stolen from the residence. A residential burglary occurred in the 17600 block of Harris Way on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The suspect entered the open garage and stole the victim’s iPhone from an unlocked vehicle. The victim also observed damage to the main door and door leading to the garage. A garage burglary occurred in the 27300 block of Sumac Court on Monday, April 15, 2113 between 1:40 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The suspects entered the garage and stole speakers and an iPod from an unlocked vehicle. A garage burglary occurred in the 18100 block of Sundowner Way between Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The side garage door was pried open and a Canon camera was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. A garage burglary occurred in the 18100 block of Sundowner Way between Friday, April 19, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. A wallet and a Nintendo game were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
A petty theft occurred at the Vons store. The suspect entered the location and stole alcohol.
A vehicle burglary occurred in the 27900 block of Solamint Road on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:15 a.m. The victim discovered the rear passenger window of her vehicle smashed, but nothing was taken.
Five arrests were made by proactive deputies for various narcotics violations, assaults and public intoxication.
There has been in increase in burglaries where items are being stolen from vehicles that are left unlocked parked in the garage. ALWAYS lock your garage doors and vehicles.
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 Santa Clarita Valley 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: (1) Robbery, (1) Aggravated Assault, (10) Residential Burglaries, (1) Commercial Burglary, (1) Theft from an Unlocked Vehicle, (2) Petty Thefts, (1) Shoplift and (1) GTA.
A robbery occurred along the Santa Clara River trail near Canyon View Drive. Three Hispanic male suspects approached the victim as he was walking home in the early morning. They began hitting the victim in the face and body with unknown metal objects and took his wallet and backpack. The suspects remain outstanding and the case is currently under investigation.
An aggravated assault occurred near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road when an unknown suspect approached the victim from behind and choked him unconscious.
There were nine more garage burglaries in the area of Rainbow Glen Drive and Flo Lane. Unknown suspects are gaining access into the garages by prying open the pedestrian doors. They appear to be bypassing doors with the top deadbolt locks. Santa Clarita detectives and deputies are working diligently in order to apprehend these suspect(s).
A commercial burglary occurred near the 26900 block of Ruether Avenue. An unknown suspect broke into an office and several storage containers and took electronic items.
A female suspect was arrested for shoplifting near the 18600 block of Via Princessa. The suspect attempted to take items from the location without paying for them when she was detained by loss prevention. Responding deputies took custody of the suspect.
A 2003 Toyota Echo was taken near the intersection of Rainbow Glen Drive and Rue Crevier.
In addition to shoplifting, there were several arrests made in the Canyon Country West area. Arrests included battery, narcotics, weapons and commercial burglary.
As the weather warms up, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station generally see an increase in activity in our community as more people are enjoying being outdoors. Unfortunately, we also tend to see a rise in criminal activity during the summer months. Now is the time to always remember to lock your doors and windows, secure your vehicles, and never leave you valuables in plain view (especially in parked vehicles). Remember to always close and lock garage doors, and if you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.
I reviewed 12 Part-1 crimes this week in Newhall. Some of these crimes include:
A 2003 Toyota Tundra was reported stolen from the 24300 block of Chestnut Street on Tuesday, 04/16/2013 at approximately 5:00 a.m. At approximately 6:30 a.m. the victim located his own vehicle parked in the area of Costa Brava and Valle Del Oro. Deputies responded and returned the vehicle to the owner (ref -05148).
A petty theft was reported from the Old Town Newhall Library. Library staff found that nine DVD’s had been stolen from the library (ref -05287).
A residential burglary was reported in the 23500 block of Newhall Avenue on Wednesday, 04/17/2013, during the day-time hours. A laptop computer and Nintendo Wii was stolen (ref -05249).
A vehicle burglary was reported from Valle Del Oro and Newhall Avenue this week. The passenger side front window was smashed and a cell phone charger was stolen (ref -05360).
An assault with a deadly weapon / hot prowl burglary was reported on Thursday, 04/18/2013, during the day-time hours in the 21400 Grape Lily Circle. The victim reported he opened his garage door and saw two male Hispanics inside his garage. Upon seeing the victim one of the suspects ran towards him and grabbed him. The second suspect came from behind the victim and struck him with a hard blunt object. The victim fell to the ground and the suspects ran out of the garage. The victim drove himself to seek medical care. The victim found the suspects had stolen an air compressor, a generator, golf clubs and other items. The investigation is ongoing (ref -05286).
There were only three Part-1 crimes reported this past week in Saugus which is great! There was a burglary in the 27600 of Susan Beth Lane between Friday, 04/19/2013 and Saturday, 04/20/2013. Person(s) unknown broke into a storage shed and stole miscellaneous personal items.
There was a grand theft in the 22700 block of Derby Place on Wednesday, 04/17/2013 at approximately 5:00 p.m. The victim said an acquaintance stole items out of her purse and refused to give them back. The suspect has since left the area and the investigation is ongoing.
There was a grand theft from Saugus High School which was reported this week, however, it occurred last month. Person(s) unknown stole six rolls of white and yellow mesh material from one of the class rooms. The investigation is ongoing and we would like to hear from anyone who may know about this crime. We will not tolerate criminals victimizing our schools and disrupting the educational process.
There were multiple arrests over this past week. One of the arrests that stands out occurred on Monday, 04/15/2013, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Deputies located a vehicle parked in a residential area with the driver slumped over the steering wheel. Upon contacting the driver they observed him attempt to hide a hypodermic needle. Deputies inspected the hypodermic needle and discovered it contained heroin. After conducting a narcotics investigation and searching the vehicle they recovered multiple items of drug paraphernalia. The occupant was arrested and booked at Santa Clarita Valle Sheriff’s Station.
Zone 5-Valencia reported twenty Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included a grand theft, residential burglary, vehicle burglaries, and shoplifting from local businesses.
A grand theft occurred in the 23800 block of Grandview Lane between Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. Two light poles were stolen from the garden area in front of the location.
A residential burglary occurred in the 23800 block of Via Jacara on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Entry/exit was made via a bedroom window. A baseball bat was found at the location and booked into evidence. The items stolen were a flat screen television and a money clip. A possible suspect has been named in connection with this incident.
Two vehicle burglaries occurred in the 23800 block of McBean Parkway between Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. and Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Entry/exit was made by smashing the rear passenger windows. Items stolen were a laptop computer, purse, wallet and US currency. The vehicles were parked in a the structure at the location with the items visible from outside the vehicles.
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 leave your vehicle. If possible, park in well-lit areas. If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.
There were sixteen arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies working the Valencia area last week. Arrests included possession of narcotics, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, drunk in public, warrants and shoplifting from local businesses.
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Source: Santa Clarita News