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New Law Will Require Cellphones To Have Kill Switch To Prevent Theft

New Law Will Require Cellphones To Have Kill Switch To Prevent Theft

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation recently requiring all smartphones sold in the state to come with a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The bill, signed into law last month, was created in response to an “epidemic” of smartphone thefts in ...

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Santa Clarita Man Pleads Guilty In Gold Fraud, Gets 4 Years, 4 Months

Santa Clarita Man Pleads Guilty In Gold Fraud, Gets 4 Years, 4 Months

A Santa Clarita man charged in a $2.39 million consumer protection case involving the buying and selling of gold bullion and coins received a four-year, four-month sentence in state prison Thursday, officials said. Michael Berman, 54, of Canyon Country, pleaded guilty to 82 felony counts, including grand theft of personal property and false and fraudulent claim, according to Deputy District Attorney Greg Alker in a news release. He also admitted excessive-taking allegations. The defendant pleaded "open" to the court, meaning there was no negotiated settlement or plea deal with the District Attorney's Office, officials said.

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Santa Clarita Deputies Seek Help With Suspect In Gun Club Theft

Santa Clarita Deputies Seek Help With Suspect In Gun Club Theft

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who broke into the Oak Tree Gun Club and stole more than $1,800 worth of ammunition. An unknown man kicked in a door around 6:50 p.m. April 26 at the Oak Tree Gun Club on the 23100 block of Coltrane Avenue in Newhall, in the unincorporated part of Los Angeles County. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives immediately began following leads and have now released surveillance video and still photos taken from the location in hopes of identifying the suspect involved in this incident.

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