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LA County Sheriffs Warn Residents About Phone Scam Thieves

A man arrested on a kidnapping charge Wednesday was arrested the day before on a misdemeanor burglary charge, Sheriff’s Station officials said Thursday.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials are warning citizens in Santa Clarita and across the nation about phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees, according to a news release. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The caller ID displays as ‘LA Cnty Sheriff’, which makes it appear as if ...

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Two Castaic Crimes Has Court Dates In San Fernando

A Chatsworth man was ordered to pay $1.2 million to settle allegations his Santa Clarita pain clinic fraudulently billed state and federal health insurance programs.

A man accused of animal cruelty was sentenced and a woman accused of killing her dad had a hearing in San Fernando on Tuesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Animal Cruelty Case In September, Mohamad Taghavi, a Murrieta truck driver, punched his 3-year-old dog multiple times and struck him with a metal ...

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Santa Clarita City, The Greens Owners To Demolish Buildings On Property

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Santa Clarita city officials and owners of The Greens property in Valencia are planning to demolish buildings on the property, which have been sitting empty since 2009, officials said Tuesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “We’re exploring the demolition plan produced by the owners of the property,” said Tom Cole, director of ...

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Sheriff’s Officials Name New Stevenson Ranch Zone Leader

With more than two decades of experience in working with public safety and community outreach, Yesenia Holwager, new crime zone leader for the Stevenson Ranch, is looking forward to her new role with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit, or CPU.

With years of experience in public safety and community outreach, Yesenia Holwager, the new zone leader for Stevenson Ranch, is looking forward to her new role with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Holwager who has worked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station since 2012, joined the station’s Crime ...

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Deputies Release Crime Reports, Embezzlement, Burglary

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have released the crime reports for the week of Oct. 27 to Nov. 2. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A man and a woman were arrested Thursday after Santa Clarita residents complained about alleged illegal door-to-door sales. A Castaic woman who allegedly kidnapped a man at ...

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Prop 47 Turns Drug Felonies Into Misdemeanors

With Proposition 47, California voters lessened the penalties for drug possession charges and theft-related charges, prompting different reactions from law enforcement and drug treatment experts.

It was a traffic stop like 1,000 others conducted by Sheriff’s Department deputies across Los Angeles County every day. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A 26-year-old Canyon Country woman was pulled  over Wednesday for a vehicle code violation. And then the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy noticed the strong smell of marijuana. ...

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Alleged Sexual Assault Of Santa Clarita Student Under Investigation

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a sexual assault accusation involving two Santa Clarita Valley students, said Sgt Brian Hudson of the Special Victims Bureau. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. In a letter to Hart district officials, the parents of the female victim allege their daughter, an eighth-grader at Arroyo ...

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Canyon Country Man To Stand Trial In Father’s Murder

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A Canyon Country man accused in his father’s murder was held to answer to the charges, officials said Friday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Juan Mejia, 31, of Canyon Country, is due back in court Nov. 12, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office. Mejia faced a preliminary hearing ...

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Santa Clarita Woman Arrested On Heroin Trafficking Charges

A Santa Clarita Valley woman is facing heroin trafficking charges in court next month, when she’ll face four counts related to her August arrest

A Santa Clarita Valley woman is due in court on trafficking charges in court next month, when she’ll face four counts related to her August arrest. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Eva Renee Palacios, 49, of Canyon Country, was arrested in Greensboro, N.C. on Aug. 14, after she was targeted in an undercover ...

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Santa Clarita Man Gets 213 Days For Child Molestation

A Santa Clarita man pleaded no contest to a child molestation charge Monday, receiving a 213-day sentence and five years probation, prompting frustration and anger from a now-14-year-old victim.

Ed. note: This story has information that could lead one to identify of the victim. As a policy, KHTS AM-1220 wouldn’t identify the victim of a crime of a sexual nature, unless the individual asked to come forward. In this case, the victim understood the information being reported in the story, and it was discussed with the child’s parent. The mother ...

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