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Court Appearance Tips

| Police Blotter | February 14, 2013

By Robin Sandoval
If you’ve been arrested for a misdemeanor, felony, or you have an outstanding warrant, it is imperative to show up for your day in court. If you were released on bail, a “failure to appear” can leave you open to re-arrest and/or being hit with hefty fines. Further, once you break the court’s trust, you may never receive a second chance for bail.

If you have an upcoming court date, it’s important to be prepared to make your best impression in front of the Judge. Here are a few tips on how to put your best foot forward:
Be on time. Pre-scheduled court appearances will always be on the court’s calendar. You cannot re-schedule because of personal reasons, such as a wedding, work duties, etc.

Dress appropriately. This tells the judge you recognize that your appearance is important. Business attire is best, such as a shirt/tie, or skirt/blouse. Casual T-shirts or tank tops are not acceptable.

Eat before you come to court. You may be waiting several hours. Food or beverages are never allowed in a courtroom. As a rule, never chew gum in front of the Judge.

Turn off your cell phone. And remember to never text while you are in court.

Under no circumstances should you bring a weapon. This could be cause for arrest. Additionally, pepper spray is never allowed in the courthouse.

Be respectful and courteous. Always stand when addressing the Judge. Remember to address the Judge as “Your Honor.” Never interrupt the Judge or other party/lawyer.

Additional Information:
Courtroom doors generally open at 8:30 a.m. If your name is not listed on the docket, go to the clerk’s window to let them know you’re there. Present the clerk with any paperwork relating to your case, such as case number, copy of citation, bail bond receipt, driver’s license number and/or proof of compliance with a court order. Ask them for a dated receipt.

If you are appearing on a non-calendared case, report to the clerk’s window by 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and wait until you are called before the judge.

Robin Sandoval is a California Licensed Bail Bondsman and owner of SCV Bail Bonds. Robin writes blogs and articles to help increase the community’s awareness of the bail industry. Visit www.scvbailbonds.com for more information or call 661-299-2245.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | February 14, 2013

A large number of individuals were arrested for possession of a controlled substance last week. They included: a 44-year-old Simi Valley man, a 24-year-old Canyon Country man and a 28-year-old model from Canyon Country, a 26-year-old Castaic carpenter, a 27-year-old Santa Clarita transient, a 48-year-old gas pumper from Val Verde, a 38-year-old insulator from Bakersfield and a 19-year-old medical assistant from Castaic.

An artist from Canoga Park was arrested for making criminal threats. And a Newhall woman who claimed an occupation of “collector” was picked up for violation of parole for a felony.

A 22-year-old from West Hollywood who works in the clothing industry, a 46-year-old Castaic man, an unemployed 21-year-old San Fernando man, and an unemployed 23-year-old Valencia woman were picked up for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. Charges of battery against a former spouse were brought against a 23-year-old Santa Clarita truck driver.

A 53-year-old tire store assistant from Newhall was arrested for attempted murder.
An 18-year-old carpet cleaner from Saugus and a 33-year-old desk worker from Valencia were arrested for robbery. Also, a 26-year-old unemployed Castaic man was arrested for grand theft of money/property exceeding $400.

An 18-year-old Newhall student was arrested for sexual battery/touching an intimate part of another. Another Newhall 18-year-old was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, with great bodily injury. A 54-year-old Stevenson Ranch accountant was also brought in for assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm with great bodily injury.

A Palmdale tax preparer was charged with reckless driving.

An unemployed 24-year-old from Bakersfield was arrested last week for having a firearm with narcotics.

A 23-year-old salesman from Covington, Georgia was charged with carrying a concealed weapon upon his body.

An unemployed 34-year-old Sacramento man was brought in for unlawfully planting/cultivating marijuana. And a 25-year-old farm worker from Orange Cove, Calif. was arrested for transporting/selling a controlled substance.

DUIs with priors included:

24-year-old video editor from Santa Monica
30-year-old IT worker from Canyon Country
54-year-old construction worker from Lebec
27-year-old electrician from Santa Clarita
21-year-old cook from Santa Clarita
37-year-old unemployed Saugus woman
41-year-old computer administrator from Palmdale
30-year-old landscaper from Bakersfield
18-year-old unemployed Santa Clarita man
33-year-old staff sergeant from Clarksville, Tenn.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | February 7, 2013

This week’s police blotter includes a few unusual arrests made in the last week: A 40-year-old Saugus man was charged with illegal use of tear gas or a tear gas weapon. A 35-year-old Canyon Country man was arrested for child annoyance.

There was quite a bit of violence among couples. A 35-year-old audio video employee was charged with battery against a former spouse, and charges were brought against two different women for battery on a non-cohabitating former spouse. One was a 42-year-old Valencia woman and the other one was an unemployed 48-year-old from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

An unemployed 49-year-old Van Nuys man was picked up for disobeying domestic relations court.

A 20-year-old Canyon Country man was charged with possession of a controlled substance. A 20-year-old fast food worker and a 20-year-old receptionist were charged with possession of marijuana for sale.

A 31-year-old Canyon Country man, a 56-year-old lineman and a 45-year-old mover allegedly made criminal threats.

A 61-year-old Saugus homemaker was charged with theft of personal property.

A 32-year-old Redwood City man was brought in for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

A 26-year-old Canyon Country cashier was arrested for illegal possession of a concealed firearm prior to conviction.

DUIs with prior arrests went to:
27-year-old caterer from Castaic
58-year-old contractor from Valencia
40-year-old server from Saugus
51-year-old realtor from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | January 31, 2013

There were a number of burglaries in the last week in Santa Clarita. The Sheriff’s Department arrested three 19-year-old females last weekend involved in a burglary: a Canyon Country woman who coaches soccer, a student who lives in Santa Clarita, and an unemployed woman from Lancaster. Earlier, a 19-year-old Canyon Country construction worker was brought in for burglary, as well as a 33-year-old unemployed man from Saugus. There was also a 38-year-old burglary suspect whose occupation was described as “truck and tractor,” and several hours later a 45-year-old director from Valencia was booked for burglary.

A 32-year-old Santa Clarita student was picked up for receiving known stolen property exceeding $400, and a 29-year-old Newhall woman was booked for petty theft.

A 59-year-old Santa Clarita transient was charged with drunkenness, drugs with alcohol.
And another transient who works in construction was charged with evading a police officer/disregarding safety.

Several charges of possession of a controlled substance were issued in the last week, including: a 34-year-old engineer from Frazier Park, a 28-year-old Santa Clarita woman who works in sales, and an 18-year-old Canyon Country student. Last weekend, charges of possession of a controlled substance went to: a 23-year-old Newhall man who works with sheet metal, a 49-year-old unemployed man from Canyon Country, a 19-year-old cashier from Saugus, and a 33-year-old cook from Castaic.

A 26-year-old auto detailer from Newhall was arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. A 55-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was taken in for battery on a person.

A 19-year-old Valencia man was charged with violating parole. And a 23-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was arrested for reckless driving.

DUIs with priors this week included:
25-year-old Palmdale man who does home improvement
24-year-old manager from Stevenson Ranch
20-year-old electrician from Bakersfield
25-year-old clerk from North Hollywood
22-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
19-year-old unemployed Valencia woman
24-year-old server from Palmdale
32-year-old computer tech from Buena Park, Calif.
20-year-old Newhall landscaper

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | January 25, 2013

There were a lot of thefts in the last week. Burglaries were allegedly committed by an unemployed 24-year-old man from Los Angeles and a 32-year-old construction worker from Canyon Country, and a 42-year-old Canyon Country couple. Theft of personal property charges were brought against a 19-year-old student, a 47-year-old clerk from Canyon Country, and a 36-year-old Fillmore man. A landscaper from El Paso, Texas was picked up for grand theft auto/horse, etc.

A 34-year-old Madera construction worker and a 32-year-old Madera woman who identified her occupation as “mother” was picked up for transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana.

A Downey man and a Redding, Calif. man were booked for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

A Sacramento laborer was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A Saugus firefighter was charged with a hit and run with property damage.

A 53-year-old Canyon Country woman who works in customer service was charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, and a 38-year-old Saugus coach allegedly disobeyed a domestic relations court order.

A Santa Clarita transient described as a “pan handler” received a charge of drunk, drugs with alcohol.

A 34-year-old warehouse worker from Canyon Country was arrested for preventing/dissuading a witness/victim by force.
Three unemployed men were brought in for burglary. The only local resident was a 44-year-old from Newhall. The other two were from Arleta and North Hollywood.

DUIs with prior arrests:
24-year-old assistant manager from Bakersfield
22-year-old medical clerk from Valencia
24-year-old gardener from Monrovia
37-year-old general manager from Valencia
24-year-old technician from Canyon Country
27-year-old cleaner from Canyon Country
60-year-old Sunland man
46-year-old Bakersfield man who works in HVAC
26-year-old self-employed San Fernando man
21-year-old Newhall cashier
26-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
22-year-old server from Canyon Country
55-year-old legal secretary from Valencia
33-year-old self-employed Palmdale man
38-year-old laborer from Valencia
44-year-old system engineer from Canyon Country
28-year-old Canyon Country man who works in patient resource
57-year-old unemployed man from Valley Village, Calif.
43-year-old Saugus man who works in water treatment
27-year-old graphic designer from Valencia
22-year-old sales associate from Castaic
27-year-old sales manager from Saugus

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | January 18, 2013

There were two sets of burglaries last weekend. Two unemployed Canyon Country residents were arrested for burglary on Friday night – one was a 24-year-old female and the other was a 28-year-old male. Then last Sunday night there were two arrests for burglary. A 50-year-old Chatsworth man was brought in, followed by a 55-year-old Santa Clarita mechanical engineer.

A 27-year-old air conditioning man from North Hollywood was charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

A boat mechanic from Castaic was charged with violation of felony parole. A 32-year-old Newhall construction worker was arrested for assault, and 23-year-old Castaic foreman was brought in for battery against a former spouse. And a 26-year-old Valencia man was arrested for possessing/selling a switchblade/knife, while a 31-year-old Canyon Country man was charged with carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.
DUIs with prior arrests last week went to a 42-year-old Newhall man who refused to give his occupation; a lens tech, a busboy, a Canyon Country paralegal, a 35-year-old Valencia accountant, and a 35-year-old Los Angeles woman who described herself as a “barber electrician.” Other DUIs with priors, included:
61-year-old driver from Lakeside
75-year-old retired woman from Valencia
24-year-old Illinois cosmetologist
21-year-old Valencia student
52-year-old supervisor from Granada Hills
32-year-old Valencia man
18-year-old clerk from Valencia
23-year-old Saugus salesperson
57-year-old Canyon Country administrator
20-year-old warehouse worker from Stevenson Ranch

An unemployed Castaic man and Frazier Park woman were brought in for possession of a narcotic/controlled substance. Other possession arrests included: a 22-year-old welder from Sylmar; a 19-year-old Valencia painter; an unemployed man from Pleasant Hill, Calif.; a 49-year-old Acton salesman; and a 22-year-old Canyon Country chef;

As for who was bringing it in last week: a handyman and a school employee from Sacramento were charged with transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana.

Police Blotter

| Police Blotter | January 11, 2013

We will start this week with some of the strangest charges we’ve seen in this column. First of all, a 22-year-old Los Angeles man, who identified his occupation as “seamstress” was charged with soliciting a woman for an illegal abortion. A 62-year-old Newhall man was charged with trespassing on lands under cultivation. A 36-year-old salesman was charged with making/possessing/uttering fictitious instruments.

And a 37-year-old Los Angeles transient who is a tattoo artist was brought in for making criminal threats. A 19-year-old Valencia woman and a 41-year-old Newhall man who works with sheet metal was charged with acquiring access to a card in 4-plus names in over 12 months. And a 31-year-old Canyon Country woman was brought in for falsely impersonating with special circumstances.

A Palmdale Walmart employee was charged with failure to appear after a written promise. A homeless tattoo artist was charged with .terrorizing and causing fear. And last week a Val Verde mechanic received a “flash incarceration,” which means he had a short, immediate stint in jail for a parole violation. Also last week, a 27-year-old handyman from Palmdale was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

There were some interesting folks getting pulled over for suspected DUIs with prior arrests. One was a bartender and the other was a gas cashier. Other DUIs went to a Denver line cook, a Canyon Country developer, a Lancaster massage therapist, a Van Nuys boom operator, a Saugus carpenter, and an unemployed Arizona woman.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | January 3, 2013

DUIs
21-year-old Lancaster man
32-year-old construction worker from Valencia
45-year-old self-employed San Jose man
29-year-old Saugus inspector
34-year-old Valencia woman
24-year-old debt collector from Acton
26-year-old carpenter from Castaic
22-year-old student from Valencia
29-year-old teacher assistant from Saugus

Possession of a controlled substance
20-year-old cashier from Stevenson Ranch
21-year-old upholsterer from Valencia
21-year-old student from Studio City
26-year-old construction worker form Murrietta, Calif.
29-year-old Valencia attorney
53-year-old office manager from Castaic
A 30-year-old construction worker from Palmdale was charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant.

There were several burglaries in the last week, one by a 29-year-old unemployed Los Angeles man, one by a 40-year-old Ventura hair dresser and a 42-year-old unemployed Newhall man.

A 35-year-old nurse was charged with theft of personal property.

An 18-year-old Valencia man was charged with refusing to leave property upon request of a police officer.

A 43-year-old from Valley Village was arrested for exhibiting/drawing a deadly weapon, not a firearm.

And a 25-year-old was citing for failting to act after a written promise.

New Year’s Eve was a busy one for local law enforcement. A 23-year-old land surveyor from Ventura was arrested for battery on a custodial officer/firefighter. A 24-year-old Santa Clarita woman was arrested for prostitution with prior knowledge of AIDS.

A 63-year-old retired Canyon Country man was charged with making criminal threats. A Lancaster woman who identified herself as a picker/packer, was charged with possession of a switchblade/knife in a vehicle/public place. A 46-year-old Canyon Country woman was arrested for cruelty to a child likely to produce great bodily injury/death. And a 48-year-old Valencia woman who refused to give her occupation, was charged with assault likely to produce great bodily injury.

On New Year’s Day there were three out-of-towners brought in for robbery: a 20-year-old student from Chatsworth; and two 18-year-olds – a mechanic from Van Nuys and an electrician from Panorama City. Also, a 48-year-old Canyon Country construction worker was arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | December 28, 2012

‘Tis the season…for drinking, apparently. The following were charged with driving unde the influence, with prior arrests:
26-year-old sound engineer from Castaic
52-year-old grip form Canyon Country
25-year-old Valencia man who works in studio construction
25-year-old grocery manager from Lancaster
30-year-old North Hollywood woman
23-year-old Saugus waitress
34-year-old Saugus man
21-year-old sales associate from Canyon Country
22-year-old laborer from Cypress, Calif.
28-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
31-year-old cashier from North Hollywood
20-year-old Valencia barber
25-year-old landscaper from Lake View Terrace
32-year-old landscaper from Val Verde
45-year-old retail manager from Saugus
45-year-old Valencia man who works in shipping
27-year-old student from Newhall
31-year-old Van Nuys construction worker
36-year-old care provider from Palmdale

A man and a woman from the same Canyon Country address were both charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. She is 49 and he is 44 years old. Another man and woman from Canyon Country had the same charges brought against them – a 32-year-old property manager and a 34-year-old supervisor. There was a 49-year-old Saugus electrician charged with the same.

A man from Los Angeles and a woman from Palmdale who both work in retail were charged with assault likely to produce great bodily injury. And an unemployed Valencia man was arrested for annoying/etc. a child under 18.

A 33-year-old Santa Clarita salesman was charged with theft of personal property, while a 24-year-old San Diego salesman was arrested for receiving known stolen property. A 34-year-old Camarillo woman was charged with receiving known stolen property exceeding $400. A 22-year-old stage hand from Canyon Country was charged with theft of personal property, as was a 25-year-old man from Sylmar. A 26-year-old Los Angeles man and a 20-year-old Piru man were arrested for burglary.

A 33-year-old Long Beach woman was arrested for a hit and run causing injury/death.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | December 21, 2012

‘Tis the season for shopping…and stealing. This week, there were more than usual charges of theft, burglary, receiving known stolen property, etc.

A 31-year-old Newhall electrician was arrested for vehicle theft with prior felony charges. A 58-year-old Saugus man was charged with grand theft of money/property greater than $400. A 35-year-old Valencia hotel clerk and a 31-year-old unemployed Valencia man were arrested for burglary. A 19-year-old Canyon Country man was charged with attempted burglary.

A 39-year-old truck driver from Newhall was arrested for theft of personal property, also a 29-year-old Newhall woman and a 22-year-old San Fernando salesman. And a 44-year-old house cleaner was charged with grand theft of money/property greater than $400.

A 28-year-old salesman from Studio City was charged with receiving known stolen property.

A 43-year-old Valencia woman who works in customer service was charged with fraudulent computer access.

There were also a lot of charges of battery against spouses, former spouses and corporal injury on spouses this week. They included a 42-year-old Castaic man, an 18-year-old from Van Nuys, a 57-year-old unemployed Valencia woman, and a 24-year-old caregiver from West Hills.

There was also a kidnapping arrest of a Canyon Country man.

DUIs included:
30-year-old executive assistant from Saugus
38-year-old teacher from Castaic
30-year-old broker from Saugus
58-year-old Canyon Country woman

Police Blotter

| Police Blotter | December 14, 2012

Some interesting occupations showed up on the arrests from the last week. A 24-year-old Newhall man whose occupation was listed as “gang member” was arrested for violating parole. A 22-year-old “cherry picker” from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and a 22-year-old farmer from Garberville, Calif. were brought in for transporting/selling/furnishing/etc. marijuana.

Then there were some unusual charges. A 30-year-old Palmdale landscaper was arrested for terrorizing causing fear. And a 48-year-old Woodland Hills man who works as a grip was arrested for manufacturing/selling/giving/lending/possessing metal knuckles.

Stealing tends to rise during the holidays, and the SCV was no exception. A 26-year-old Canyon Country student was charged with theft of personal property. Two Riverside construction workers – a 25-year-old and a 30-year-old – were arrested for burglary, as was an 18-year-old unemployed Valencia man and a 22-year-old Santa Clarita manager. A 39-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was charged with petty theft, with prior theft arrest. A dental technician from Canyon Country was charged with receiving known stolen property.

And we had a week with more violent crime charges. A 34-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was arrested for cruelty to a child likely to cause great bodily injury or death. A 30-year-old construction worker from Panorama City was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm on his person/vehicle in public. A 44-year-old Valencia caregiver was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, with great bodily injury. Battery against former spouse charges went to a 38-year-old Valencia man and a 43-year-old nurse from Valencia. A 51-year-old Hollywood security guard was arrested for battery with great bodily injury. And a 22-year-old Newhall man was charged with carrying a dirk or dagger.

In addition to the usual Driving Under the Influence list, there were a few arrests related to driving. A 22-year-old laborer from Castaic was charged with reckless driving. Both a 40-year-old Canyon Country tile worker and a 35-year-old Porterville preacher were charged with driving with a suspended/revoked license. An 18-year-old Canyon Country cashier was charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

DUIs with prior arrests:
26-year-old machinist from Bakersfield
45-year-old truck driver from Adecanto, Calif.
22-year-old Canyon Country security guard
24-year-old Newhall chef
24-year-old Canyon Country caregiver
23-year-old unemployed Canoga Park man
34-year-old Stevenson Ranch woman
34-year-old unemployed Saugus man
47-year-old tool maker from Sylmar
32-year-old Newhall cook
49-year-old administrator from Santa Clarita
24-year-old Castaic man who works in shipping/receiving
26-year-old construction worker from Los Angeles
22-year-old unemployed Earlimart man
31-year-old driver from Newhall
25-year-old groundskeeper from Saugus
47-year-old Pinon Hills man
26-year-old busboy from Newhall received a “DUI on bicycle.”

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | December 6, 2012

Last week’s police reports had a few of its usual ironies, such as the Palmdale paralegal who was picked up for false representation of herself. Or the more predictable, such as the 34-year-old Canyon Country mail carrier who was arrested for theft of mail, etc. A 35-year-old woman from the same address as the aforementioned mail carrier was picked up for driving with a suspended/revoked license. A Palmdale machine operator was also charged with driving with a suspended license, which was revoked for alcohol or drugs.

Last week’s DUI charges included:
26-year-old Palmdale server
29-year-old car detailer from Newhall
23-year-old Acton carpenter
23-year-old Sylmar caretaker
30-year-old unemployed Littlerock woman
39-year-old quality control worker from Pacoima
29-year-old CAD designer from Valencia

In separate arrests, a 52-year-old Val Verde gardener, a 27-year-old unemployed Lancaster man and a 23-year-old Santa Clarita transient were brought in on charges of battery of a former spouse.

A water department employee from Canyon Country was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon using a firearm.

A 21-year-old unemployed Santa Clarita man, a 21-year-old Valencia man and a 245-pound body guard were each charged with making criminal threats.

Local residents joined out-of-towners in charges of possession of a controlled substance. They included: a 42-year-old unemployed Saugus man; a 44-year-old driver from Downey; a 28-year-old retailer from Canyon Country; a 22-year-old Santa Clarita man; a 55-year-old Lodi man; a 33-year-old student from Manteca; a 28-year-old chef from Valencia; a 24-year-old Pacoima butcher; and a 23-year-old cook from Castaic.
A software engineer from Glendale was charged with petty theft. A 22-year-old Canyon Country man who works as a stocker was charged with theft of personal property. A 25-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for burglary. And a 23-year-old unemployed Newhall man was picked up for receiving known stolen property exceeding $400 in value.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | November 29, 2012

Five people were arrested for burglary and one for robbery over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A self-employed Los Angeles man, a Valencia man who works in entertainment, a field manager from Pacoima, a Santa Clarita transient, and an unemployed Canyon Country woman were charged with burglary, while a self-employed Lake Hughes man was arrested for robbery. Also, a massage therapist from Saugus and an unemployed Santa Clarita man were charged with theft of personal property.

As for more violent crimes, a teacher and a custodian both were charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. A 34-year-old Santa Clarita man who works in shipping and a 28-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man were both charged with assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm.

Also, a 29-year-old Canyon Country student was charged with carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.

Last weekend there were three construction workers picked up for possession of a controlled substance: a 28-year-old Santa Clarita man, a 33-year-old Newhall man, and a 51-year-old Piru contractor. A 21-year-old Castaic woman was also charged with possession.
DUIs with prior arrests over the last week included:
22-year-old woman who is enlisted in the Navy
48-year-old unemployed Palmdale man
32-year-old Saugus property maintenance man
31-year-old San Jose man
31-year-old Santa Clarita loan officer
32-year-old Lancaster plumber
50-year-old surgical tech
63-year-old unemployed Canyon Country woman
25-year-old Palmdale man
31-year-old server from Reseda
59-year-old retired man from Santa Clarita
34-year-old Acton homemaker
22-year-old driver from Canyon Country
44-year-old musician from North Hollywood
20-year-old Modesto man
40-year-old Canyon Country teacher
20-year-old receptionist from Saugus
29-year-old Stevenson Ranch man
41-year-old coordinator from Pittsburg, Calif.
25-year-old cosmetologist from Pacoima

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | November 22, 2012

DUI
22-year-old busboy from Canyon Country
26-year-old machine operator from Santa Clarita
25-year-old Saugus man who works in retail
32-year-old Yorba Linda man who works as a manager
43-year-old Agua Dulce engineer
34-year-old housekeeper from Valencia
33-year-old kitchen worker from Saugus
41-year-old Saugus cashier
24-year-old maintenance worker from Palmdale
40-year-old audio-visual technician from Bakersfield
25-year-old Newhall man
58-year-old man from West Hills
32-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
29-year-old medical assistant from Palmdale
33-year-old painter from Los Angeles

A 46-year-old Canyon Country man and two women from Saugus – a 26-year-old and a 24-year-old – were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, as was a 26-year-old construction worker who is a transient in Newhall.

A 26-year-old Valencia woman, a 32-year-old Redlands man, and a 25-year-old Canyon Country man were each charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, etc. On the same day, a 25-year-old Newhall man was arrested for battery against a former spouse.

In the category of unusual arrests, there were two out-of-towners suspected of bringing drugs/alcohol/drug paraphernalia to a prison/jail. One was a 25-year-old hair stylist from Los Angeles and the other was a 33-year-old unemployed man from Mission Hills. Also, a 27-year-old iron worker from Newhall was suspected of giving false identification to a peace officer. And a 22-year-old machine operator from Newhall was cited for reckless driving.

There were some interesting occupations listed in some of last week’s arrests. An 18-year-old Valencia man who works as a shift leader was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance. And two Modesto men were arrested for transporting/selling/furnishing, etc. marijuana. One of the men is listed as farmer and the other as a “turkey pusher.”

Several individuals were arrested for burglary in the last week, including: a 22-year-old retail salesman from Valencia and a 19-year-old Ventura man. On one evening there were four people arrested for burglary: a 22-year-old Canyon Country man who works in finance; a 34-year-old woman who works in auto sales; a 34-year-old unemployed Pacoima man; and a 19-year-old package handler from Canyon Country. Also, a 30-year-old student from Valencia and a 41-year-old paralegal from Saugus were both picked up for stealing another person’s credit/identification.

A 32-year-old laborer from Sun Valley was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Two Pacoima women were charged with theft of personal property, and a 44-year-old unemployed Newhall woman was charged with receiving known stolen property.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | November 16, 2012

This week’s police log has an array of elements including embezzlement, AIDS and martial arts weaponry. A 26-year-old Santa Clarita man was charged with manufacturing/selling/giving/lending/possessing nunchakus. A 49-year-old Fresno man was arrested for prostitution with prior knowledge of AIDS. And in another unusual charge, a 28-year-old laborer from Los Angeles was charged with making/possessing/uttering fictitious instruments.

A 42-year-old sales director from Valencia was suspected of forgery, and a 51-year-old Castaic woman was charged with embezzlement of property valued at $400 or greater by an employee. And a 32-year-old woman from Canyon Country was arrested for grand theft of money/property valued at $400 or greater.

In other thefts, a 45-year-old Canyon Country woman was charged with burglary, as was a 27-year-old construction worker from Reseda and a 33-year-old Valencia man who works in hospitality. Also, a 21-year-old student from Hollywood was cited for theft of personal property.

A few suspects seemed to be running from the law last week. Authorities arrested a 38-year-old Lancaster man who was a fugitive from justice, and a 35-year-old Canyon Country woman was charged with evading a police officer/disregarding safety.

A 29-year-old Quartz Hill handyman was arrested for making criminal threats, while others seemed to cause physical harm. Two men – a 29-year-old inspector from North Hills and a 30-year-old Castaic resident who works as a driver – were charged with a hit and run causing injury/death.

Spouses and exes took a beating last week – a 35-year-old driver from Bellflower and a 20-year-old Lancaster man were each charged with battery against former spouses, while a 41-year-old Canyon Country woman was arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant.

This week, those charged with possession of a controlled substance included a 34-year-old carpet cleaner from Saugus, a 36-year-old Canyon Country couple who work in resale/ebay sales for a living and a 39-year-old painter from Canyon Country. A 41-year-old Newhall transient was also charged with possession of a narcotic, and two women from Carson received similar charges. One was charged with use/under the influence of a controlled substance, while the other woman was charged with possession of a narcotic/drug/alcohol/drug paraphernalia. A 44-year-old Texas music producer was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale.
DUIs last week included:
22-year-old Sunland woman who works as a manager
59-year-old Fresno man
27-year-old personal trainer from Valencia
23-year-old photographer from Canyon Country
30-year-old machine operator from Valencia
29-year-old Agua Dulce man
31-year-old Saugus man

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | November 8, 2012

Medical personnel accounted for some of the arrests for driving under the influence (DUIs) last week. They included:
22-year-old waitress from Newhall
28-year-old electrician from Canyon Country
36-year-old medical accountant from Pacoima
29-year-old painter from Hesperia, Calif.
22-year-old student from Sun Valley, Calif.
26-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
42-year-old nurse from Palmdale
29-year-old nurse from Valencia
38-year-old dental assistant from Arleta
29-year-old Oxnard electrician
24-year-old Santa Clarita bartender
37-year-old crane operator from Lancaster

Two Ramona men were picked up – one for possession of concentrated cannabis and the other for transporting/furnishing marijuana. And a number of residents were picked up for possession of a controlled substance, including:
22-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
43-year-old Santa Clarita man
24-year-old mechanic from Canyon Country
25-year-old cook from Saugus
28-year-old Bakersfield man who works for a packing company
30-year-old actress from Los Angeles
43-year-old Palmdale plumber

A 22-year-old Saugus salesman was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. And two men were charged for being unlicensed drivers last week – a 29-year-old carpenter from Canyon Country and a 21-year-old lead supervisor from Los Angeles.

A 64-year-old retired man from Whittier was brought up on charges of theft of personal property, and an 18-year-old from Newhall was charged with receiving known stolen property.

A 29-year-old transient roofer was brought in for burglary.

A 41-year-old mechanic from Glendale was picked up for vandalism with loss valued at or greater than $400.

Two engineers, in completely different incidents, were brought up on charges last week. A 55-year-old Santa Clarita engineer was charged with battery against a former spouse, and a 39-year-old engineer from Santa Clarita was charged with cruelty to a child likely to produce great bodily injury or death. A 49-year-old store director from Valencia was also charged with cruelty to a child likely to produce great bodily injury or death.

A 40-year-old Newhall custodian was charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, etc, and a 31-year-old unemployed Castaic woman was brought in for battery against a former spouse.

A 56-year-old retired man and a 39-year-old school administrator, both from Saugus, were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm. Two local men also were picked up for assault likely to produce great bodily harm – a 28-year-old dishwasher from Valencia and a 35-year-old construction worker form Canyon Country.

A 39-year-old local transient was charged with throwing a substance at a vehicle with the intent of great bodily injury, while a 36-year-old female caretaker was taken in for battery with great bodily injury. And a 33-year-old actor from Stevenson Ranch was charged with rape by force or fear.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | November 1, 2012

On the record this week, there were not as many Driving Under the Influence charges listed. Some of those charged included a 36-year-old Northridge lawyer; a 24-year-old unemployed Valencia woman; a 36-year-old driver from Valencia; a 29-year-old maintenance worker from Garden Grove; and a 58-year-old self-employed San Luis Obispo woman.

On the other hand, a different line of offenses was much like other weekly reports. There were a number of arrests in the last week involving controlled substances. A 29-year-old mechanic from Lancaster, a 25-year-old Newhall man who works in shipping and a 39-year-old who also works in shipping/receiving were booked for possession of a controlled substance. There was also a 31-year-old unemployed Newhall man and a 22-year-old unemployed woman from Thousand Oaks charged with possession earlier this week.

A 20-year-old inspector and a 27-year-old disabled man, both from Newhall, were arrested for possession of concentrated cannabis. A 22-year-old unemployed Thousand Oaks woman was picked up for possession of a device/instrument/paraphernalia, and a 29-year-old Canyon Country man was charged with the manufacture of a controlled substance.

A 24-year-old student from Canyon Country was picked up for possession of marijuana for sale. An unemployed 31-year-old and a 23-year-old bartender, both from Canyon Country, were picked up for possession of a controlled substance for sale, and several residents were charged with transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana, including a 22-year-old gardener from Tulare, Calif., a 21-year-old male babysitter from Visalia, Calif. and an 18-year-old student from Saugus.

A 21-year-old student from Valencia and a 20-year-old unemployed Saugus man were both brought in for theft of personal property.

An 18-year-old landscaper from Newhall was arrested for receiving known stolen property.

A 29-year-old unemployed homeless man and also a 20-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man were brought in on charges of burglary.

A few of our residents were brought in for more violent charges. In apparently separate charges, a 53-year-old lighting tech from Lancaster, and two unemployed Canyon Country men, one 30 years old and the other, age 51, were arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant.

An unemployed 45-year-old man from Canyon Country was charged with causing harm to an elder/dependant adult.

And there were a few people written up for some less frequent offenses. A 24-year-old pizza maker from Newhall was charged with a hit and run causing property damage and a 34-year-old unemployed Stevenson Ranch man was charged with a hit and run causing injury/death. Also, an 18-year-old Simi Valley man, whose occupation is listed as “hostess,” was charged with drawing/exhibiting imitation of a firearm.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | October 25, 2012

Citizens with arrests in the past week were largely unemployed, according to records. And Canyon Country residents received a pretty large cut of the arrests. For instance, a 21-year-old Canyon Country man who works in food service was arrested for attempted robbery. An 18-year-old homeless telemarketer was arrested for burglary. A 30-year-old construction worker from Newhall was arrested for grand theft of money/property exceeding $400. An unemployed 42-year-old female transient was picked up for theft of personal property last week, as well as a 21-year-old Watsonville man.

And, on the receiving end, an unemployed Burbank man and a concrete finisher from Northridge were charged with receiving known stolen property exceeding $400 in value.

A 28-year-old unemployed Valencia man and a 20-year-old Saugus man were charged with battery on police/emergency personnel without injury. And a 33-year-old Newhall musician was charged with threatening school officials/police/employees.

A 33-year-old warehouse worker from Newhall was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm, while a 21-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, with great bodily injury.

Two out-of-towners – a 34-year-old mechanic from Long Beach and a 32-year-old construction worker from Westminster – were arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon/addict, etc. And a 37-year-old Canyon Country man who works in inventory control was arrested for battery against a former spouse.

A 46-year-old driver from Saugus was arrested for vandalism with loss valued at or greater than $400.

Two locals plus several out-of-towners targeted Santa Clarita for delivery of marijuana. Two 21-year-old men from Newhall, one who works in construction and one who is unemployed, were booked on suspicion of transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana. Two students from Los Angeles – a construction worker from Fresno and a farm worker from Orange Cove, Calif. – had the same charges brought against them.

Perhaps that’s where all the locals who were cited for possession got their supplies, including a 25-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man who was picked up for possession of concentrated cannabis, and a 19-year-old Canyon Country man whose occupation was listed as “twelfth grader.” A 48-year-old electrician and a 21-year-old mason from Canyon Country were picked up for possession of a controlled substance. Also, a 21-year-old secretary from Canyon Country and a 21-year-old Santa Clarita woman were charged with possession, as were a 46-year-old self-employed Saugus woman, a 20-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man and a 26-year-old unemployed Saugus man. A 24-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was charged with possession of marijuana while driving.

Speaking of driving, DUIs last week included:
54-year-old IT engineer from Inyokern, Calif.
32-year-old self-employed woman from Mission Hills
29-year-old unemployed man from Maywood, Calif.
39-year-old counselor from Lancaster
41-year-old woman from Olympia whose occupation is listed as “wife”
26-year-old Valencia man who works as a cook
19-year-old equipment worker from Canyon Country
30-year-old caregiver from Littlerock, Calif.
44-year-old landscaper from Newhall
21-year-old unemployed man from Newbury Park
34-year-old medical biller from Castaic
36-year-old diesel mechanic from Compton
61-year-old unemployed man from Valencia
20-year-old unemployed Littlerock man
54-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
31-year-old Canyon Country woman who works in human resources
20-year-old shift supervisor from Castaic

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | October 19, 2012

Controlled substances were bought, sold and transported a lot in the last week. A 31-year-old auto repair man from Visalia, Calif. was picked up for transporting/selling a controlled substance, as were two granite workers from Stockton. A 60-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, and two Selma field workers were brought in for transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana. A 43-year-old Canyon Country man and a 19-year-old cashier from Lancaster were both charged with possession of a controlled substance, as was a 46-year-old woman who works in construction and a Long Beach man who is a housekeeper. A possession charge was brought against a 23-year-old carpet cleaner from Valencia, where it was termed possession of a specific controlled substance for sale.

DUIs included a 39-year-old mechanic from Castaic, a 45-year-old Acton man, a 32-year-old construction worker from Park City, Utah, and a 30-year-old Canyon Country man who works in maintenance.
A few different types of theft were recorded last week. A 27-year-old construction worker from Valencia was charged with grand theft of money/property exceeding $400. A 32-year-old laborer from Newhall was charged with theft of personal property. A 27-year-old construction worker from Saugus and a 31-year-old Newhall man were arrested for burglary.

While it seems predictable that there was a trespassing charge brought against a 59-year-old homeless man, a couple of other charges were not run-of-the mill. A 49-year-old mechanic from Sylmar was charged with buying a vehicle for resale with knowledge of a fraudulent I.D. And a “community oriented policing agency” brought in a 19-year-old from Castaic, instead of the usual officers, listed as the Santa Clarita Valley Patrol. The suspect was charged with harmful matter sent in the seduction of a minor.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | October 12, 2012

There were quite a few residents suspected of stealing, and in a variety of offenses. A 33-year-old Pacoima man who works in “recycling” was charged with burglary. Also, a 29-year-old Newhall painter and a 32-year-old unemployed Newhall woman were charged with burglary.

A 27-year-old unemployed Santa Clarita man was brought up on charges of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. A 20-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man and a 31-year-old unemployed Lancaster man were picked up for petty theft. A 29-year-old man Canyon Country who works in customer service and 28-year-old Santa Clarita student were charged with theft of personal property. A 46-year-old Valencia man who works in construction was picked up for appropriating lost property.

Also, a 32-year-old cook from Inglewood and a 25-year-old cook from Los Angeles were arrested for embezzlement of property exceeding $400 by an employee.

A 58-year-old dog groomer from Val Verde was brought in on charges of vandalism with loss valued at or more than $400.

A 23-year-old unemployed Val Verde man was arrested for manufacturing/possessing a rifle/short barrel shotgun.

On the homefront, there were various charges brought against residents. A 35-year-old Newhall salesman and a Santa Clarita INS agent were charged with battery against a former spouse. A 47-year-old unemployed Saugus man was accused of disobeying a domestic relations court order. A 42-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man from Stevenson Ranch were both charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. Also, a 30-year-old Canyon Country barista was arrested for the same charge.

The following are lists of suspects in the categories with most arrests…

DUI
24-year-old unemployed Newhall woman
47-year-old unemployed Valencia man
19-year-old Santa Clarita student
39-year-old Whittier man who works for Edison
31-year-old unemployed Newhall man
27-year-old equipment operator from Anaheim
24-year-old Canyon Country painter
34-year-old North Hollywood man
48-year-old unemployed Santa Clarita woman
45-year-old Saugus man who works as a grip
26-year-old land surveyor from Buena Park
26-year-old Stevenson Ranch man
23-year-old Lancaster woman who works in the military
32-year-old Chino woman

Possession of a Controlled Substance
31-year-old Elk Grove, Calif. plasterer
28-year-old delivery man from Sacramento
31-year-old maintenance worker from Bakersfield
29-year-old unemployed Newhall man
35-year-old unemployed Santa Clarita man
39-year-old security guard from Canoga Park
26-year-old music teacher from Poway, Calif.
23-year-old Canyon Country student

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | October 4, 2012

This week’s reports included suspects from a wide swath of the Santa Clarita Valley, from Canyon Country to Stevenson Ranch. There were also some charges never seen in the Gazette…and some are a little weird…
A 31-year-old painter from Whittier was charged with making/possessing/uttering fictitious instruments. A 47-year-old Newhall man was arrested for sex/battery/touching intimate part of another, and a 31-year-old technician from Winnetka was suspected of contacting a minor for a sexual offense.

A 22-year-old La Puente truck driver was arrested for entering/occupying a property without consent. A 36-year-old plumber from Palmdale was charged with illegal possession of ammunition. And a 31-year-old unemployed man from Canyon Country was booked on charges of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

A 28-year-old Castaic man was brought in for a hit and run with property damage.

One of the most unusual charges was brought against a 24-year-old Castaic man for throwing a substance at a vehicle with intent of great bodily injury.

As always, some of the usual arrests were not in short supply. The following locals and out-of-town visitors were charged with possession of a controlled substance: a 30-year-old Santa Clarita transient; a 25-year-old unemployed Huntington Park man; an 18-year-old cashier from Stevenson Ranch; a 29-year-old unemployed Palmdale man; and a 28-year-old Canyon Country waitress.

Two people were charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent: a 54-year-old network technician from Palmdale and a 32-year-old Castaic resident.

One man from the east side and two from west of Santa Clarita were allegedly involved in vandalism with a loss equal to or greater than $400: a 31-year-old Fillmore landscaper; a 27-year-old laborer from Santa Paula; and a 36-year-old self-employed Canyon Country man.

Stealing took different forms last week, with alleged burglaries by a 61-year-old unemployed Saugus woman and a 22-year-old unemployed Valencia woman. Two were arrested for robbery – a 20-year-old warehouse man from Canyon Country and an 18-year-old installer from Canyon Country. Also, a 33-year-old self-employed woman from Montrose was charged with theft of personal property.

Among the physically dangerous arrests, there was a 34-year-old unemployed Canyon Country woman and also a 69-year-old police officer from Mentry, Calif. each charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. A 51-year-old unemployed Saugus man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm also.

This week’s DUIs included:
57-year-old Palmdale construction worker
41-year-old unemployed Saugus man
26-year-old Saugus man who works in shipping
24-year-old Valencia man who works as a caretaker
22-year-old Valencia man who works as a manager
34-year-old driller from Kingsburg
48-year-old Valencia nurse
43-year-old business owner who claimed no home address
25-year-old Glendale coach
24-year-old Newhall electrician
26-year-old Palmdale disc jockey
24-year-old unemployed Santa Paula man
26-year-old nurses’ aide from Valencia
29-year-old air conditioning repairman from Sylmar

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | September 28, 2012

The out-of-towners get top billing this week – they represented a larger number of arrests than usual. Two men from Northern California were charged with transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana. One was a 31-year-old Fairfield man and the other man was a 36-year-old from Vallejo.

A few of the non-residents who were arrested in the SCV had some interesting names for their occupations. Two were brought in on charges of possession of a controlled substance. A 28-year-old Santa Maria resident described his occupation as “grape picker,” while his compadre, a 33-year-old Cathedral City man called his “field de-graper.” Then there were two visitors from out of state who were charged with receiving known stolen property. A 42-year-old Salt Lake City man who said his occupation was “tree climber,” a 22-year-old Evanston, Wyoming woman was brought in on the same charges.

There was other suspected stealing in the SCV this week. Several were charged with theft of personal property. There was a 26-year-old Castaic man, a 19-year-old female student from San Luis Obispo, a 38-year-old woman from Arleta, a 20-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man, and a 64-year-old Canyon Country woman cited. A 32-year-old unemployed Woodland Hills man was picked up for robbery also.

One of the most common offenses each week is possession of a narcotic/controlled substance. This week was no different. Some of those suspected include:
36-year-old unemployed Saugus man
34-year-old Canyon Country man
31-year-old unemployed Oxnard man
44-year-old counselor from Canyon Country
39-year-old man from Lake of the Woods, Calif.
27-year-old Canyon Country man
22-year-old transient from Oxnard
24-year-old Sylmar man
24-year-old Canyon Country man

And some of what kept the sheriffs busy last week were allegations of more physically dangerous crimes. A 31-year-old studio driver from Sun Valley and a 57-year-old Newhall man allegedly made criminal threats. A 20-year-old Canyon Country man and also an 18-year-old Castaic student were picked up for battery with great bodily injury. In separate incidents, two women were arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant – a 37-year-old Valencia woman and a 40-year-old Newhall woman.

Under the heading of arrests we don’t see every week, a 40-year-old Newhall man was brought in on charges of rape with the use of drugs/intoxicants. And a retired Valencia man was accused of preventing/dissuading a witness/victim from a repossession.

DUIs included:
30-year-old student from Castaic
19-year-old customer service rep from Valencia
58-year-old Mojave man
44-year-old unemployed Valencia woman
26-year-old nurse from Studio City
36-year-old bill collector from Panorama City
30-year-old Van Nuys construction worker
35-year-old Victorville truck driver
32-year-old construction worker from Long Beach
45-year-old driver from Castaic
27-year-old plumber from Granada Hills
61-year-old retired San Mateo man
40-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
68-year-old retired man from Capo Beach, Calif.
42-year-old teacher from Santa Clarita

Police Blotter

| Police Blotter | September 20, 2012

Santa Clarita has arrests of out-of-towners every week, and in the last week there seemed to be quite a few from Burbank. Three of the DUIs alone were Burbank residents. Some of last week’s DUIs were:

DUI
22-year-old Santa Clarita man who works as a “food host”
37-year-old “stay-at-home mom” from Burbank
37-year-old Sylmar man who works as a driver
32-year-old carpenter from Canyon Country
47-year-old Inglewood man who works as an intake worker
44-year-old Pacoima man who works in shipping and receiving
25-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
21-year-old nurse from Burbank
19-year-old waiter/student from Burbank
45-year-old truck driver from Nogales, Ariz.
19-year-old locksmith from Val Verde
25-year-old Stevenson Ranch car salesman

Another regular offense in the SCV is “possession of a controlled substance.” Those brought in recently included a 36-year-old unemployed Valencia man, a 29-year-old Santa Clarita painter, a 42-year-old transient who works as a mechanic, a 26-year-old Fremont man who works as a manager, and a 29-year-old unemployed Santa Clarita man.

There are so many different categories that mean “taking something that isn’t yours.” Here are a few of them from the booking logs in the last week:

Receiving Known Stolen Property exceeding $400
18-year-old Newhall sales associate
26-year-old transient

Theft of personal property
24-year-old Canyon Country man
25-year-old Santa Clarita transient

Grand Theft Auto/Horse, etc.
43-year-old unemployed Saugus man

Grand Theft of Money/Property greater than $400
29-year-old Palmdale construction worker

Burglary
49-year-old Van Nuys auto detailer
22-year-old unemployed Canyon Country woman
& 21-year-old cashier from Canyon Country

Robbery
28-year-old unemployed Saugus woman
& 29-year-old unemployed Sylmar man

Unfortunately, some of our residents and visitors to the area got more violent, allegedly. Charges of making criminal threats were brought against a 28-year-old student from San Diego. A 48-year-old unemployed Castaic man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm. There was a possible firearm used by a convicted felon/addict, etc. allegedly by a 31-year-old unemployed Saugus man. A 51-year-old Saugus construction worker was charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. And battery against a former spouse charges were brought against a 25-year-old bartender from Valencia.

A few arrests might fall under the category of mistaken identity. A 53-year-old unemployed Pasadena woman was arrested for forgery, and a 41-year-old lane attendant from Val Verde was accused of using false documents to conceal true citizenship.

And a couple of other unusual charges showed up. A 21-year-old unemployed Saugus man was brought in for manufacturing/selling/giving/lending/possessing metal knuckles, and kidnapping charges were brought against a 46-year-old driver from Los Angeles.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | September 13, 2012

Attempted assault with a deadly weapon no firearms gbi
28-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man
Assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm w/gbi
23-year-old Canyon Country man who works in retail sales

There were five burglaries last Wednesday night between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. They ranged in age from 26 to 18 years old. One was a transient who claimed to be self-employed. Another suspect was a forklift operator from Valencia. The other alleged burglars included an unemployed Newhall man, a Walmart employee from Simi Valley and a student from Canyon Country.

There was also at least one arrest for theft of personal property. Among those charged was a 22-year-old unemployed Palmdale man.

An arrest was issued to a 56-year-old Castaic car salesman for defacing/damaging property totaling less than $400.

A number of residents were arrested last week for crimes involving violence. A 38-year-old producer from Glendale was hit with a charge of battery against a former spouse.

There were several charges of corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, including four Canyon Country men – a 25- and a 35-year-old, a 36-year-old maintenance worker, and a 51-year-old plumber. Charges went to a 47-year-old CPA from Santa Clarita and a 48-year-old retail associate from Valencia also.

There was an arrest for battery on a non-cohabitating former spouse, citing the suspect, a 47-year-old Lancaster social worker.

Criminal Threats
35-year-old construction worker from Pacoima allegedly made criminal threats, and

A 49-year-old financial analyst from Palmdale had assault charges brought against him.

There were also a lot of arrests for possession of a controlled substance in the last week. The following were some of those charged:
34-year-old unemployed Lake Hughes man
24-year-old unemployed Acton woman
19-year-old construction worker from Santa Clarita
47-year-old handyman from San Pedro
36-year-old produce salesman from Canyon Country
35-year-old painter from Castaic
47-year-old unemployed Canyon Country woman
47-year-old Canyon Country receptionist
26-year-old field worker from Fresno
44-year-old paralegal from Van Nuys
18-year-old construction worker from Newhall
27-year-old Santa Clarita transient
25-year-old construction worker from Castaic

A 29-year-old Paso Robles salesman was charged with transporting/selling a controlled substance.

This week’s DUIs included:
23-year-old machine operator from Newhall
23-year-old Saugus man
20-year-old server from Canyon Country
26-year-old Newhall woman
25-year-old North Hollywood construction worker
59-year-old unemployed Saugus man
40-year-old prop man from Saugus
36-year-old Lancaster dental assistant
58-year-old chrome plater from Palmdale
49-year-old Castaic teacher

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