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Police Blotter

| Police Blotter | July 19, 2012

The men normally outpace the women in criminal arrests, but in the last week a particularly large number of those cited were males. Women were more often picked up for stealing than for other offenses.

Vandalism charges went to a 21-year-old background actor, male, from Lancaster and a 19-year-old Hollywood man.

A 45-year-old contractor from Lake Hughes was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm; and a 36-year-old Newhall woman was picked up for assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm.

Arrests last week for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant went to a 36-year-old male house cleaner from Val Verde, a 22-year-old unemployed Canyon Country man, and a woman from Castaic who works as a teacher.

Burglary charges went to a 19-year-old unemployed Valencia woman and also an unemployed 28-year-old woman from Porter Ranch. A 36-year-old Canyon Country truck driver was picked up for grand theft. And theft of personal property charges went to a 19-year-old unemployed woman from North Hollywood, a 32-year-old unemployed West Covina woman and a 32-year-old Canyon Country woman.

A 26-year-old Saugus machinist allegedly received known stolen property exceeding $400 in value, and a 20-year-old unemployed woman from Little Rock was charged with petty theft.

Three men allegedly came to the SCV from Whittier, Norwalk and Oceanside, respectively, to sell marijuana to our residents. They were arrested for transporting/selling/furnishing marijuana.

There were a number of arrests for possession of a controlled substance. Some of those included two Newhall men, one 20 and one 27; a 52-year-old Castaic man; a 37-year-old female accountant from Torrance; and a 25-year-old Canyon Country man who works in retail.

A 19-year-old male student from Canyon Country was picked up for possession of concentrated cannabis. A 19-year-old cashier from Las Vegas was cited for possible phencyclidine/designated substance for sale.

And two more related arrests occurred for unlawfully planting/cultivating marijuana. One went to a 37-year-old man from Fullerton and the other to a 34-year-old man from Anaheim. Both of them reported their occupation as “marijuana cultivator.”

DUIs included:
A 25-year-old unemployed Saugus man
A 43-year-old Arizona truck driver
A 21-year-old Canyon Country woman who works in customer service
A 21-year-old Canyon Country man who works as a clerk

A 24-year-old man from Lancaster who works as a waiter
A 27-year-old Santa Clarita man
A 46-year-old security guard from Lancaster
A 32-year-old Canyon Country man
A 26-year-old Canyon Country nanny
A 39-year-old Santa Clarita lineman
A 20-year-old man from Covina
A 23-year-old Canyon Country “donut maker”
A 47-year-old truck driver from South Gate
A 28-year-old unemployed woman from Lancaster
A 19-year-old man, a fast food worker, from Valencia
A 43-year-old Palmdale machinist
A 23-year-old Saugus man who works as a cook
A gemologist from Canyon Country
A 47-year-old self-employed man from Sylmar
A 48-year-old insurance man from Castaic
A 19-year-old Valencia waitress
A 58-year-old electrician from Santa Clarita
An unemployed 40-year-old man from Santa Clarita

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint last weekend, one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita. The location of the checkpoint was Newhall Avenue near Carl Court.

The aim of DUI Checkpoints is to deter and remove alcohol and drug impaired drivers, and to heighten awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence. The SCV Sheriffs received the following results at the checkpoint:

[1000] Vehicles were screened
[3] Drivers were given field sobriety tests
[8] Unlicensed and/or suspended/revoked drivers were sent to court
[14] Drivers were cited and sent to court for various Vehicle Code violations

“Over the course of the past five years, DUI collisions have claimed 5 lives and resulted in 228 injuries from crashes harming 323 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sergeant Cohen. “If everyone planned ahead for a sober, non-drinking designated drivers these numbers could be lowered to Zero.”

Those arrested and convicted for DUI can expect jail time, vehicle storage or impound fees, license suspension, fines, fees, DUI classes, and insurance rates will increase and other expenses that can push the cost of an arrest to over $10,000.

Police Blotter

| Gazette, Police Blotter | July 12, 2012

Two out-of-towners were arrested for grand theft of money/property greater than $400. One is a driver from Long Beach and the other is an unemployed 50-year-old from Compton. And a 34-year-old Santa Clarita woman was charged with vandalism with a loss valued at or equal to $400.

A Saugus homemaker and a factory worker were charged with burglary. And two different people were arrested for indecent exposure/illegal entry of an occupied dwelling. They are a 46-year-old transient and a 20-year-old Stevenson Ranch woman.

Three men were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon/not a firearm. One is a 21-year-old student from Castaic, also an unemployed 44-year-old Canyon Country man, and an 18-year-old Newhall man. A 41-year-old Long Beach man was charged with violation of parole.

A 48-year-old female from Canyon Country was arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant/etc. Charges of battery against a former spouse went to a 44-year-old Castaic man and a 24-year-old Valencia man.

DUIs went to:
A Canyon Country man who works in data entry
An air conditioning repair man from Santa Clarita
A 47-year-old carpenter from Canyon Country
A 28-year-old woman from Canyon Country
A 35-year-old painter from Van Nuys
An unemployed Palmdale man
A 22-year-old Encino woman
A 21-year-old cashier from Saugus
An 18-year-old Newhall lifeguard
A 24-year-old Canyon Country bartender
A 20-year-old Canyon Country woman
A 45-year-old Gardena man who works in the entertainment industry

An iron worker and a farmer from Chowchilla were both charged with transporting/selling/furnishing Marijuana, while the following were charged with possession of a controlled substance:
A 21-year-old supervisor
A 58-year-old unemployed man from Val Verde
An unemployed woman from Tarzana, age 22
A truck driver from Earlimart
A mover from Canyon Country
A 23-year-old coach from Valencia
A 30-year-old construction worker from Canyon Country
A 27-year-old unemployed man from Canyon Country
A female contractor from Glendale

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