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Posted: October 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Oct. 8


San Francisquito Canyon Road, Saugus

Thieves broke into a shooting range and stole about 100 pounds of brass bullet casings, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reported in their log. Sometime between 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and the following morning, thieves broke into a locked storage trailer at A Place To Shoot shooting range, they reported. They stole a $100 folding knife and a 6-inch “Old Timer” Bowie knife, also valued at $100, both inside a camouflage survival bag. The burglar, or burglars, then walked about 100 yards to another shed, climbed up a ladder and stole six solar panels from its roof, deputies said. They then walked another 100 yards to another shed, broke into that one and stole 100 pounds of brass casings which he put in a wheelbarrow. The owner of the shooting range found the wheelbarrow by the main gate of his business the next morning.

Oct. 9

Petty theft

Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus

A man who hosts regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at his house reported his laptop stolen to local deputies, they reported in their log. Sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, someone stole a $200 laptop from the man’s home. About 25 people attend the house regularly, but the victim told deputies he suspects his son. Deputies wrote: “The victim told he kicked his son out of the residence on Sept. 1 2012 ... and has a restraining order against his son.” The victim told deputies he changed the locks when the son left.

Oct. 10


Seaver Court, Saugus

A Saugus woman called sheriff’s deputies when she found her ex-husband banging on her front door at 9:45 Wednesday, deputies reported. When deputies responded to the house, they found the man sitting against the sliding door in the back yard of the house. One deputy wrote in his log: “I asked suspect if he lived there and he said ‘no.’ I told him to get up and leave and he told me ‘no, I’m not going anywhere.’ I detained suspect the in the back of my patrol car.” The suspect, identified by deputies as a man convicted of domestic violence in 2005, told deputies he would go back to his ex-wife’s home when asked what he would do if cited for trespassing, deputies said.

Oct. 10


West Annes Circle, Canyon Country

Burglars made off with $6,800 in cash and $3,300 in tech toys after breaking into a home in Canyon Country, deputies reported. Thieves stole a white Nintendo Wii video game system valued at $200, a $300 Playstation 3 video game system, a $600 laptop, a $2,000 Apple computer and one Blue Ray DVD player valued at $200 from the master bedroom in the house. They also stole a $200 Wii video game system from the “kid’s bedroom.” Also stolen was $2,000 from a backpack in a closet and $4,800 from a wallet “hidden in” the homeowner’s dresser drawer. Deputies inspecting the house later wrote in their report: “We observed the upstairs bedroom window where entry was made could not be closed and locked because the TV cable was installed through that window.” The homeowner told them it was the third time her house was burglarized in the past year.

Oct. 11


Alderbrook Drive, Newhall

The owner of a 1989 GMC Jimmy truck called sheriff’s deputies to report that someone broke into his vehicle and stole two vials of prescription pills. Sometime between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, thieves reportedly stole the pills from the truck’s center console, deputies reported. The victim told deputies he drove to several locations that day and “does not know where his vehicle was broken into and who stole the medication.” The victim also told them his truck had been stolen “weeks ago and believes that the suspects might have a key to it.”

Oct 11

Petty theft

Plum Canyon Road, Saugus

Thieves reportedly stole the red tail light covers from a white 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck parked on Plum Canyon Road, deputies reported. The theft happened sometime between 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The covers are valued at $60 total.

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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