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Sheriff's Deputies Release Weekly SCV Crime Reports 5/01 to 5/07

Sheriff’s Deputies Release Weekly SCV Crime Reports 5/01 to 5/07

A stabbing, a shooting incident, and an arrest was made in school burglaries in the Santa Clarita Valley this week.

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There was also a car chase that ended in three arrests.

The stabbing came after a fight Tuesday night in Canyon Country. One homeless man stabbed another after a fight in the Santa Clara riverbed near Santa Clara Street and Oak Avenue.

Corey Kieffer, a Canyon Country man, was arrested after a several-day search ended Saturday. Kieffer is a suspect in a deputy-involved shooting.

There were break-ins, over spring break, at four Santa Clarita Valley schools. Detectives arrested a second alleged gang member in connection with the school burglaries.

The car pursuit was one of two this week. One involved two men and a woman accused of breaking into a Saugus home. The other was a Saugus woman accused of stealing a motorcycle.

There were several other significant arrests made by deputies, which are highlighted in the station’s weekly Nixle reports.  Nixle reports 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. 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 9 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was 1 rape, 2 assaults, 1 robbery, 2 burglaries, 2 larcenies and 1 vehicle burglary.

While the victim was in a juvenile facility in Ventura County, she confided in someone that she was raped 5 years ago. The investigation is ongoing.

An assault occurred in the 17900 block of Sierra Highway. The suspect and victim are friends and were staying at the location. The suspect told the victim she believed someone was following them, then attacked the victim. The suspect hit the victim several times in the head with her knee, causing the victim to suffer a concussion.

A robbery occurred on Megan Drive and Gary Drive. The victim was approached by two males while he was walking down the street. One suspect demanded the victim give him money. The victim gave the suspect $40.00 and ran away.

A residential burglary occurred in the 28900 block of Saddle Circle on May 3rd between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The suspect(s) entered the residence and stole jewelry from the home. There was no forced entry seen. A burglary occurred at Mitchell Elementary School between April 26th at 10:00 p.m. and April 28th at 9:00 a.m. The suspect(s) entered the school and stole a laptop, MacBook and cameras. Pry marks were seen on several doors.

A petty theft occurred in the 18000 block of Soledad Canyon Road between April 5th at 6:00 p.m. and April 15th at 8:00 a.m. A cordless drill, battery and charger were stolen from a maintenance golf cart. A suspect attempted to steal items after he refused to pay the $.75 debit card fee. After the victim threatened to call 911, the suspect returned the items.

A vehicle burglary occurred in the 28900 block of Silver Saddle Circle. Money and an iPod were stolen from the victim’s vehicle. No forced entry was seen.

Seven arrests were made by proactive deputies for various narcotics violations, assaults and public intoxication.

Continue to lock your windows, garage doors and vehicles.

Canyon Country West

This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:

(1) Aggravated Assault, (1) Residential Burglary, (1) Attempted Burglary, (1) Commercial Burglary, (1) Attempted Commercial Burglary, (1) Attempted Vehicle Burglary, (1) Theft from an Unlocked Vehicle, (1) Grand Theft, (2) Petty Thefts, (2) Incidents of Shoplifting and (1) Arson.

An attempted residential burglary occurred near the 27800 block of Rosamond Drive. Two white males broke a window on the side of the victim’s house and attempted to enter. The victim, who was in an upstairs bedroom, heard a noise, ran downstairs and chased the suspects away.

On Wednesday, 05-01-2013, a commercial burglary occurred near the 27100 block of Sierra Highway. An unknown suspect broke into a storage area and took several gallons of used cooking grease. A similar incident of grand theft occurred near the 19300 block of Soledad Canyon Road the same night. An unknown suspect removed the plastic valves to containers housing new and used cooking oil and took approximately 950 pounds of grease.

A shoplift burglary occurred near the 26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive. A male suspect walked out of the location after failing to pay for several items he had concealed in his pants. The suspect was detained by loss prevention personnel and subsequently arrested by responding deputies.

Deputies working in the Canyon Country West area made several arrests last week. Arrests included charges of narcotics, battery, weapons and commercial burglary.


This week Newhall saw six Part-1 crimes. One assault, one commercial burglary, one vehicle burglary, one stolen vehicle, and two shoplifting incidents were reported.

A 1996 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the 23400 block of Newhall Avenue. The victim stated the vehicle was stolen from a parking lot near the entrance to the mobile home park (ref -05975).

A commercial burglary was reported at Hart High School. The baseball field dugout room was broken into. A black gym bag and two sports drinks were stolen. The door frame to the structure was damaged (ref -05979).

A vehicle burglary was reported in the 22500 block of 14th Street in Newhall. This incident occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. A window on the vehicle was smashed and a backpack was stolen (ref -05965).

Two shoplifting burglary incidents were reported from the Ralphs located on the 24800 block of Orchard Village Road. Baby formula and alcohol were stolen during these incidents (ref -06099 and 06132).

Deputies made numerous arrests during the past week in Newhall.

On Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at approximately 1:20 p.m., deputies responded to the 24600 block of Walnut Street in Newhall regarding a burglary in progress. The caller stated he was detaining a burglary suspect inside his home at gunpoint. When deputies arrived it appeared the caller was under the influence of a controlled substance. The caller appeared very excited, unable to be still, and was paranoid. The caller insisted there was a person inside his couch. Deputies determined the caller (now identified as the suspect) discharged a firearm inside his residence. The location was a residential neighborhood with a school across the street and other homes surrounding it. It appeared the suspect was hallucinating. The suspect, Ryan Bayer, a 39 year-old male from Newhall was arrested for discharging a firearm in a gross negligent manner, possession of a controlled substance, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. A pump shotgun and semi-automatic pistol were recovered inside the home by deputies (ref -06186).


Vehicle burglaries are the most common type of property crime here in the Santa Clarita Valley. Criminals are looking for valuable items left unattended and in plain view. Unfortunately, these criminals are able to gain access into your vehicle and take your property in record time. Please remember to take all items of value with you when leaving your vehicle unattended. Remember to lock your vehicles and keep the windows rolled up. As always, please call and report any suspicious activity in your area. Along with proactive policing, the residents of Saugus are a great resource for deterring crime.

This week we had two vehicle burglaries in Zone 4 Saugus. The first occurred in the 28500 block of Bud Court between Wednesday, 05/01/2013, and Thursday, 05/02/2013. The victim discovered her vehicle had a broken driver’s side window. After inspecting the vehicle she noticed her stereo was missing.

The second vehicle burglary occurred in the 26800 block of Bouquet Canyon Road early Saturday morning, 05/04/2013. The victim left her vehicle parked overnight at a local eating establishment. When she returned to her vehicle she noticed the rear passenger window was broken and her purse was missing. Detectives are asking anyone who has further information about either vehicle burglary to call the station at 661-255-1121.

There was burglary at Saugus High School between Friday, 04/26/2013 and Monday, 04/29/2013. Person(s) unknown broke into the front office, stole money, and damaged desks. Burglaries to our schools are disrupting the educational process and will not be tolerated in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita detectives are actively working the case.

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Source: Santa Clarita News

Sheriff’s Deputies Release Weekly SCV Crime Reports 5/01 to 5/07

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