An Uber driver was arrested for failing to return a rented vehicle on Friday, officials said.
On Oct.16, deputies patrolling in Valencia identified a 2012 Volvo as an embezzled vehicle using department resources, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The driver was traveling westbound on Valencia Boulevard, passing the intersection of Magic Mountain, where deputies conducted a traffic stop and detained the driver, Arriaga said.
During the investigation, deputies learned the vehicle had previously been rented by the suspect through a “Hyre” app from the registered owner and was supposed to be returned Sept. 27 to the registered owner, according to Arriaga.
When the suspect failed to return the vehicle, the victim reported it stolen on Oct. 13, according to Sheriff’s officials
The suspect, Dylan Lightell, 32, of Canyon Country, was arrested for misdemeanor embezzlement of the vehicle, according to Arriaga.
Lightell was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station before being released on a citation, according to arrest records.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
KHTS FM 98.1 and AM 1220 is Santa Clarita’s only local radio station. KHTS mixes in a combination of news, traffic, sports, and features along with your favorite adult contemporary hits. Santa Clarita news and features are delivered throughout the day over our airwaves, on our website and through a variety of social media platforms. Our KHTS national award-winning daily news briefs are now read daily by 34,000+ residents. A vibrant member of the Santa Clarita community, the KHTS broadcast signal reaches all of the Santa Clarita Valley and parts of the high desert communities located in the Antelope Valley. The station streams its talk shows over the web, reaching a potentially worldwide audience. Follow @KHTSRadio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.