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Crime Watch: From the Sheriff's Department logs

Posted: May 25, 2012 12:30 p.m.
Updated: May 25, 2012 12:30 p.m.

May 19
Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Skycrest Circle and McBean Parkway, Valencia
Deputies arrested a 21-year-old Valencia man after watching the white car he was driving at 1:25 a.m. May 19 drift from lane to lane while traveling north on McBean. The driver's blood alcohol content was about twice the legal limit, a sheriff's report said. The driver admitted to drinking at least two or three beers, the report said.

May 20
Petty Theft
Canyon Country
Thieves stole the catalytic converter attached to a black 1994 Toyota 4Runner between 10 a.m. May 19 and 11 a.m. May 20. "It looked to be unbolted from one end and cut from the other," a deputy said in the sheriff's report. The stolen converter is worth an estimated $250, the report said.

Petty Theft
Mount Stephen Avenue, Canyon Country
Thieves stole the catalytic converter attached to a white 1989 Toyota SR5 truck parked in front of a Canyon Country residence between noon May 13 and 1 p.m. May 20. "The converter appears to have been unbolted," a deputy said in a sheriff's report. "This incident is possibly related to two other (catalytic converter) thefts which were reported on the same day."

May 21
Petty Theft, Saugus
Thieves stole $20 from the center console of an unlocked 2008 Chevy Trailblazer between 10 p.m. May 20 and 6:30 a.m. May 21 in Saugus. The vehicle had been ransacked but it didn't appear anything else had been stolen, a sheriff's report said.

Drunk in Public
Evans Avenue, Newhall
Deputies arrested a drunken 43-year-old woman found lying on an Evans Avenue sidewalk in Newhall at 8:30 p.m. May 21. "She stated she had consumed two pints of vodka in the past seven hours," a deputy said in a sheriff's report. The woman was unable to tell deputies where she lived or how she got to Newhall, the report said.

Petty Theft
6400 block of Carl Boyer Drive, Canyon Country
Deputies arrested a 21-year-old Castaic woman at 3:40 p.m. May 21 after she tried to leave Walmart without paying for $53 of cosmetic items. "I messed up," the woman said in a sheriff's report. "I was just trying to save a few bucks."

Spousal Assault
Bobwhite Circle, Saugus
A man refused medical treatment after suffering minor injuries when his wife of 16 years began throwing objects at him while they argued in their Saugus residence at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The wife was arrested, a sheriff's report said.




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