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UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Reports 3/26 to 4/01

UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 3/26 to 4/01

Adds Saugus Nixle report
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Parks Bureau made several arrests involving drug-related charges this week, with the biggest one occurring Wednesday at Ridge Route Road in Castaic.

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A Texas couple are still being held on drug charges at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, after a traffic stop yielded four pounds of marijuana, according to deputies.

The suspects, Shaye Appleton and Adrian Anderson, are being held in lieu of a $25,000 bail.

Deputies with the Parks Bureau also made an arrest for methamphetamine, heroin and a burglary suspect who was found drinking near Castaic Lake Park.

This week also has all law enforcement officials on the lookout for the remaining suspect in the kidnapping and assault of a 10-year-old girl.

The suspect is on parole as a result of AB 109, which, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, should have never happened.

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:

Canyon Country East
This week in Canyon Country-East we had 12 Part-1 crimes. Of those reported crimes, there was 1 rape, 1 assault, 1 residential burglary, 4 larcenies, and 2 vehicle burglaries, 3 shopliftings.

A rape occurred in the American Beauty Condo’s on March 30th between 2:00 am – 4:00 am. The victim attended a party and fell asleep on her friend’s bed. During the middle of the night, the victim awoke to find the suspect having intercourse with her. This case is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Bureau. An assault occurred at the 27500 block of Sierra Highway. Deputies found a male lying on the ground intoxicated and bleeding from his head. A witness heard the victim using racial slurs toward blacks. He saw two male blacks assault the victim and ran away from the location.

A residential burglary occurred in the 18000 block of Grace Lane on March 31st between 2:30 am – 10:00 am. The unknown suspect(s) entered his attached garage through the main door and stole personal items. There were no signs of forced entry.

A petty theft occurred in the 17500 block of Dove Willow Court between March 28th, 11:00 pm and March 29th, 8:00 am. Personal electronics were stolen from the unlocked vehicle. A theft occurred from the 16200 block of Highfalls Street on March 27th, 9:00 pm – March 28th, 8:30 am. A wallet was stolen from the unlocked vehicle. A package containing a computer modem was stolen from the front porch in the 27300 block of Sumac Court. A cell phone was stolen by the victim’s friend in the 27900 block of Tyler Lane.

A vehicle burglary occurred in the 29000 block of Marylin Drive on March 30th, between 10:10 am and 10:15 am. The victim heard his garage door opening and when he went to see who was outside he saw that his car window was smashed and his garage door opener was stolen. A vehicle burglary occurred on Jason Drive and Flynn Drive, between March 27th, 6:00 pm and March, 28th 8:30 am. Suspect(s) tampered with the lock to the victim’s van and stole his work tools.

A shoplifting occurred at the Canyon Market on Soledad Canyon Road. The suspect stole several packs of gum and left the location. At the Kohl’s store, a male was seen concealing several pairs of jeans and then walked out of the store. When he was confronted by loss prevention, the suspect jumped into a vehicle and left the location. A male stole 2 cases of beer from the Von’s store and left the location.

There were 5 arrests made by proactive deputies for various narcotics violations, assaults and public intoxication.

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 Sheriff’s station at (661) 255-1121 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. I have received several complaints of people loitering on the bike path on Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway. We have made numerous arrests for public intoxication in that area.

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

(2) Aggravated Assaults, (3) Residential Burglaries, (2) Commercial Burglaries, (5) Vehicle Burglaries, (1) Shoplift Burglary, (2) Grand Thefts and (1) GTA.

An aggravated assault occurred near the 18800 block of Soledad Canyon Road. A male suspect approached the victim and began hitting and kicking him until the victim almost fell unconscious. The victim was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The suspect remains outstanding and the case is under investigation.

A second aggravated assault occurred near the 19300 block of Soledad Canyon Road. The suspect threated the victim with a knife after an altercation regarding the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was subsequently arrested by responding deputies.

There were three residential garage burglaries in the Rainbow Glen Drive/Flo Lane and Rainbow Glen Drive/Rue Crevier areas. The unknown suspect(s) pried open garage doors and took items from unlocked/locked vehicles.

A commercial burglary occurred near the 20600 block of Santa Clara Street. An unknown suspect broke into several storage lockers and took miscellaneous personal property.

Three window smash vehicle burglaries occurred in the parking lot of the LA Fitness located at 26455 Golden Valley Road. Unknown suspect(s) took items, which were left in plain view, from center consoles.

A shoplift burglary occurred at near the 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. A male suspect entered the location and took an 18-pack of beer and fled the location without paying.

In addition to the aggravated assault arrest, several individuals were arrested narcotics offenses, weapons violations and alcohol related charges.

This week Newhall (zone 6) saw eleven Part-1 crimes. I reviewed two assaults, one grand theft, two shoplifting incidents, one vehicle burglary, two residential burglaries, two petty thefts, and one stolen vehicle report.

A grand theft from a residence was reported from the 24800 block of Walnut Street in Newhall. A kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and air conditioning unit were stolen from a bank owned property (ref -04155).

A shoplifting incident was reported from the Ralph’s Supermarket located in the 24800 Orchard Village Road. Baby formula and razors were stolen (ref -04249).

A 2007 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle was stolen from the 24800 block of Walnut Street. The victim stated the motorcycle was stolen in the night time hours on Saturday, March 30th 2013 (ref -04371).

An assault occurred at a bar located in the 22500 block of 8th Street in Newhall. The assault occurred on the crowded dance floor inside the location. A 29 year-old female from Tujunga, and a 27 year-old male from Newhall were arrested in connection with the incident (ref -04351).

On Saturday, 03/30/2013 at approximately 12:10 a.m., deputies were patrolling an alley behind a bar located in the 22500 block of 8th Street in Newhall. Deputies observed a parked vehicle with several occupants inside. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle and the deputies observed smoke. After an investigation, the deputies recovered cocaine, marijuana, and vicodin pills. Two individuals were arrested for possession of a controlled substance (ref -04348).

Newhall deputies continue to make a number of proactive arrests on a weekly basis. Remember to partner to prevent or report crime by contacting Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

This week we had seven reported Part-1 crimes in the Saugus area. There was a hot prowl burglary on Monday, 03/25/13, 4:46 am. The suspect entered the residence through the unlocked side garage door, shinned a flashlight in the victim’s face while she was sleeping and left the residence. The victim was not injured during this incident and nothing was stolen from the home. 

Three residential burglaries occurred in various areas of Saugus. The areas affected were at the 28400 block of Nicholas Circle, 23900 block of Francisco Way and the 29200 block of Brisas Road. There was no forced entry made to the Nicholas address, however, the victim believes the suspect entered through an upstairs bedroom window. The item stolen was a gold necklace. The second incident, entry/exit was made through the front window that was left unlocked by the victim. Nothing was stolen. The third incident, entry/exit was made through the open garage roll up door. The item stolen was a bicycle left unsecured in the garage. 

A grand theft occurred near the intersection of Bouquet Canyon and Centurion Way during the hours of 10:30 am – 4:45 pm. Stolen was 400-500 feet of copper wire which was located behind a chain link fence. Entry/exit was made by cutting a hole in the chain link fence. 
Two petty thefts of cell phones occurred at a local church and high school. The first victim left her cell phone behind on a church pew and walked away. No suspect(s) were identified in this report. The second victim was a student who left her cell phone unattended on a school bench. A subject was arrested and cited out to her parent’s in connection with this theft.

Zone 5-Valencia reported eleven Part-1 Crimes during the past week. The criminal incidents included residential burglaries, a vehicle burglary and shoplifting from local businesses.

Three residential burglaries occurred during various areas and times this past week. One burglary occurred on the 24600 block of Town Center Drive. Entry/exit was made via the side garage door. The item stolen was a mountain bike. A second burglary occurred on the 27500 block of Pamplico Drive. The burglary occurred while the victim was out of town and US currency was stolen from a safe located inside the victim’s bedroom. The victim believes the theft was committed by the close friend/neighbor whom he left a key with to watch his house while he was out of town. The third burglary occurred on the 23300 block of Via Barra. Items stolen were jewelry from a chest that was left unlocked in the master bedroom while workers were cleaning out the air ducts in his home. No arrests have been made at this time.

A vehicle burglary occurred in a parking lot of local gym between the hours of 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The vehicle, a 2008 Chevy Suburban, was found locked with no forced entry to it. Items stolen were a lap top, video camera and the third row back seat from the vehicle.

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. If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at 661-255-1121.

There were twenty one arrests made by proactive Santa Clarita Deputies assigned to the Valencia area last week. Arrests included, vandalism, arson, spousal battery, possession of narcotics, driving under the influence of alcohol, numerous warrants and shoplifting from local businesses.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Valencia (Zone 5), please feel free to contact me at 661-799-5164 or email me at rmyost@lasd.org. It is my goal to keep the residents of Valencia informed and educated on current crime trends and concerns.

Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, Or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com

UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Reports 3/26 to 4/01

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.
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