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Posted: August 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Aug. 15

Burglary (to a business),

Soledad Canyon road, Canyon Country

Sometime between 8:15 p.m. Aug. 15 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 16, burglars stole $200 from the Venus Beauty Nail Spa in Canyon Country after apparently throwing a rock through a store window to gain access.

Deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said the thieves smashed the store’s 3-foot by 10-foot glass door. They wrote in their report log: “I saw a small rock in the middle of the floor next to the rear wall of the business.

“I saw that the cash register drawer was on the floor beneath the cash register. It was empty.”

Aug. 17

Burglary (to a residence), Grand Theft (auto)

Sierra Highway, Canyon Country

Thieves squeezed through a small bathroom window and stole a large amount of goods from a house in Canyon Country, deputies reported in their log.

Some time between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 11 a.m. Aug. 19, thieves smashed a 1-foot-by-2-foot glass bathroom window.

Once inside, the burglars trashed the house, stealing a 52-inch flat screen television, a 32-inch TV from the bedroom, an iPad, $5,000 in jewelry and the homeowner’s GMC Sierra truck valued at $15,000, deputies said. “The victim told me that the (52-inch) TV was stolen from the living room. Other items were stolen from his master bedroom. The keys of his stolen truck were hanging on a key hook in the living room.”

Vandalism (to residence)

Magnolia Lane, Stevenson Ranch

Vandals broke into a house while the owners were on vacation and threw raw eggs against the walls and a vehicle parked in the garage, deputies reported.

Damage from the dripping eggs totalled $5,000.

Deputies wrote: “I saw the damage to the home which consisted of scattered raw eggs splattered in various areas along the front wall of the home. It appeared the raw egg drippings fell from the second story front wall.”

The homeowners told deputies that it was the second occurrence of its type in the last three months.

Aug. 19

Vandalism (to business)

Newhall Ranch Road, Saugus

Thieves broke into a Saugus comic book store and made off with “selective items,” deputies reported.

Sometime between 8 p.m. Aug. 19 and shortly after midnight Aug. 20, thieves smashed the window of the Utopia Comics store.

Damage to the window was listed as $405. Deputies could not determine what, if anything was taken. “The (store manager) stated he did not know if the suspect made entry into the location or not.”

Deputies also noted that a similar break-in had occurred at the Paper Hero’s comic book store, which had its front window smashed as well. Deputies noted also that “selective items were stolen.”

Aug. 20


Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic

On four separate occasions, vandals defaced property inside a management office, writing the OGRE on walls, tables, sidewalks and even poles inside the building, deputies reported.

The first incident happened sometime between midnight June 16 and 11:17 a.m. June 17, when vandals wrote “Ogre One” in black permanent marker on a table top and spray paints “OG” on the stucco wall, deputies reported.

Vandals then wrote “Ogre” on three metal doors, bringing the total damage for the first incident to $550.

The second incident happened sometime between midnight July 1 and 8:41 p.m. July 2, when vandals defaced a table top with black marker with the phrase “Ogre One” causing an additional $520 damage.

The third incident, happened between midnight July 30 and July 31 6 p.m., thieves defaced three concrete sidewalk slabs and another metal door for an additional $600 damage.

In the fourth incident, “Ogre” was scrawled on a concrete and two metal poles and a metal utility box with “Ogre One” using black marker and spray painted a wall.

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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