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Sheriffs Respond To Crime Reports, Grand Theft, Arson

Santa Clarita Crime News

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies have released the crime reports for the week of Sept. 22-28. Hearing Set For Motion To Dismiss Charges Against Suspect In Pinyon Pines Triple Murder. An Anaheim man charged with having a sexual relationship with a Santa Clarita Valley teen pleaded no contest and was sentenced Friday. Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a ...

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Sheriffs Respond To Crime Reports, Grand Theft Auto, Indecent Exposure

Sheriffs Respond To Crime Reports, Grand Theft Auto, Indecent Exposure

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies have released the crime reports for the week of Sept. 15-21. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A Castaic woman pleaded not guilty in the murder of her father, officials said Thursday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating two Santa Clarita cellphone store ...

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Eric Earle Found Guilty In Karla Brada Murder

Eric Earle Found Guilty In Karla Brada Murder

Eric Earle was found guilty of murder of Karla Brada on Thursday, officials said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “The jury took about two hours to come back with a guilty verdict,” said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office.   Related: Murder Trial Begins For Saugus Man Accused Of Killing ...

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Santa Clarita Teen Gets 45 Days, Serves 3 For Theft Charges

Santa Clarita Teen Gets 45 Days, Serves 3 For Theft Charges

A Santa Clarita teen received a 45-day jail sentence for petty theft Friday, after requesting a trial on two charges for a Walmart burglary and losing the case. Joseph Munoz, 19, of Canyon Country, was accused of going into the Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive with the intent to steal. “He was found guilty on two counts -- petty theft and second degree commercial burglary,” said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. “Both (charges) are misdemeanors, and in both, the victim is Walmart.”

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Valencia Man, Former Deputy Convicted In Sheriff’s Department Obstruction Case

Valencia Man, Former Deputy Convicted In Sheriff's Department Obstruction Case

A federal jury found six former Sheriff’s Department officials, including a lieutenant from Valencia, guilty Tuesday, on charges they threatened witnesses in an FBI investigation into the department. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Lt. Stephen Leavins, 52, of Valencia, is facing a statutory maximum of 15 years in federal prison ...

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UPDATE: Trial To Start In September For Alleged Gang Members In 2011 Killing

UPDATE: Trial To Start In September For Alleged Gang Members In 2011 Killing

A pretrial hearing is underway Monday in the trial of three then-teens accused of fatally shooting man in an alleged robbery that turned deadly on Halloween 2011. The “Halloween trio,” Diamonte Jerome McGhee, 20, Branden Trevaughn Higgs, 19, and Eric Michael Edwards, 20, were all under 18 when they initially were arrested on charges they were involved in the death of Alex Sanchez and wounded Ricardo Sandoval during a robbery gone awry Oct. 21, 2011. The pretrial hearing today was expected to review motions for the case, which could start trial next week.

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