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Sheriff’s Crime Reports Include Burglary, Gang Activity

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Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station officials have released the crime reports for the week of Nov. 3-9. A Target employee arrested Friday at the Golden Valley store in Santa Clarita is accused of taking photos of a woman in the store’s changing room, officials said. A man arrested on a kidnapping charge in Canyon Country one day after he was arrested ...

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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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