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Posted: July 16, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 16, 2012 2:00 a.m.

July 6

Grand theft

Rose Mallow Lane, Canyon Country

A Canyon Country woman reported that the $3,500 camera she ordered online never arrived when a courier delivered an empty box to her home.

According to deputies, the woman received a package from the courier on June 6.

“The victim said when she answered the front door, she was holding her newborn baby and had her hands full ... the driver placed the package inside the entry way of her home.”

She said he offered to sign for the package, which she declined. After the courier left, the woman gave the package a kick with her foot to see how heavy it was.

She said she felt the box was extremely light. The woman called the company it was purchased from and was told a company investigation was underway.

July 8


The Old Road, Newhall

Deputies were called by a motorist who accidently left his car unlocked, only to find that it was looted of cash and an iPhone. The value of the stolen contents totaled $566 and damage to his car at $1,000. Sometime between 8 a.m. July 7 and 3 a.m. July 8, thieves broke into the car, taking items that had been left on the passenger seat, deputies reported. The motorist told deputies that he believes he accidently left his doors unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry or damage to the vehicle.

July 9

Indecent exposure, Drunk in public

Avenida Navarre, Valencia

A deputy with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station was on patrol with a 22-year-old ride-along civilian when the young woman spotted something suspicious on McBean Parkway. According to the deputy’s notes, the civilian “said to me ‘Look sir, that guy has his penis out and is peeing in the street.’ I exited my patrol car and observed the suspect still on the street.

“I ordered the suspect to stand up and stop peeing. Upon contacting the suspect, I immediately observed the physical objective symptoms of a person under the influence of alcohol.”

Charged is a 46-year-old transient.

July 9


Walnut Street, Newhall

Thieves stole 45 fire extinguishers from Newhall Elementary School sometime between Friday July 6 and Monday July 9, according to local sheriff’s deputies.

They also wrote on a SMART Board (a large touch-screen device) with a permanent marker causing an estimated $5,000 damage.

Total loss for the dry chemical fire extinguishers is listed as $2,250.

A maintenance man who reported the incident to deputies said there were no door locks or windows broken during the incident.

Words written on the SMART Board were homophobic slurs.

July 9


Main Street, Newhall

Also on the weekend of July 6 to July 9, thieves broke into a medical business and stole pharmaceutical drugs valued at $300.

They hit the Tan Medical Group building on Main Street by prying a door loose, deputies reported in their log. They also removed a dead bolt lock from the door to get in.

They took two types of painkillers — Fioricet and Tramadol.

Fioricet is a non-narcotic pain reliever and relaxant used for the relief of tension headache symptoms caused by muscle contractions in the head, neck and shoulder area. It contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital and caffeine. Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever and is a used to treat moderate to severe pain.

July 9

Battery on hospital staff

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

An obese patient with reported mental problems spat and swore at an emergency room charge nurse while she was treating him. The yelling was sexist, racist language, deputies noted in their report.

“The suspect then spat on the victim and attempted to kick her,” deputies wrote.

“The suspect was removed from the hospital by security and escorted to a bench outside.”

The nurse did not want to prosecute. While the patient — described as 350 pounds — sat outside, other nurses tried to give the man medication but he refused, deputies said.

“The suspect was issued a prescription for his illness,” they wrote, adding that they drove the suspect home.

July 10

Public intoxication

Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country

Deputies arrested a man after finding him allegedly asleep at the bottom of the stairway in front of the Circle K parking lot.

The deputies reportedly made several attempts to try and wake the man who, according to their notes, was heavily intoxicated and unaware of his surroundings.

They found an empty bottle of vodka nearby. When paramedics were called to help the man, it was learned that paramedics had previously treated and transported the same man to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on several occasions.

All information is compiled from reports at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station gathered Thursday. To report a crime, call (661) 255-1121. To report a tip anonymously, call (800) 222-8477.


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