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Wanted Suspect Charged With Multiple Felonies After Routine Traffic Stop In Newhall

A Newhall man was arrested early Tuesday morning on multiple felonies including identity theft after a routine traffic stop, officials said.

On Tuesday around 12:30 a.m., a patrol deputy observed a Honda sedan on Wiley Canyon Road that had no license plates, said Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“The deputy conducted a traffic stop to warn and/or cite the driver,” Miller said.

When deputies made contact with the driver he was unable to provide registration paperwork or proof of insurance.

“Through his field investigation, the deputy determined that the car was one that was reported stolen out of the Los Angeles area,” Miller said.

Upon inspecting the inside of the vehicle, the deputy found heroin and drug paraphernalia, along with a driver’s license and a credit card that did not belong to the suspect, Miller added.

“Ironically, the suspect, a 29-year old male from Newhall was also found to have a felony $100,000 warrant in the system for auto theft,” Miller said.

The deputy placed Edgar Nunez, 29, from Newhall, under arrest on the warrant, along with new charges of grand theft auto and identity theft, both felonies as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, according to Miller.

Nunez was transported and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail with bail set at $136,250, according to arrest records.

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Wanted Suspect Charged With Multiple Felonies After Routine Traffic Stop In Newhall


  1. Folks, this is why you cannot completely remove police officers from routine traffic stops. I know many people will say this guy should never have been pulled over for missing plates, and should be allowed to just keep driving around doing his business but this is what helps keep cities safer. This kind of activity is unabated in some areas and that is why you live here and wouldnt want to live there.

  2. NUNEZ from Newhall—so much money is being spent to improve/modernize Newhall, but these idiots just can’t get their act together! Glad it was caught before he could sell more drugs & steal more cars!

  3. Thank you SCV Sheriffs!

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Louie was born and raised in Santa Clarita. At the age of two Louie lost his vision due to a brain tumor. However, Louie doesn't let blindness stop him from doing what ever it is he wants to accomplish. Growing up some of his favorite hobbies were wood working, fishing and riding bikes. Louie graduated from College of the Canyon in December of 2017, with a Broadcast Journalism degree. Growing up Louie has always wanted to be a fire fighter or a police officer, but because of his blindness Louie knew that wouldn't work. Louie has always loved listening to police and fire radio traffic, using a scanner, and he figured if he was going to listen to the scanner so much, he should do something with it.