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Posted: October 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Oct. 19


Cedar Creek Street, Canyon Country

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station investigating the theft of $400 worth of goods from Rio Vista Elementary School are looking into the possibility of it being an inside job. Between Oct. 19 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, thieves stole two speakers valued at $150, a $100 microphone and a power drill valued at $150 from the school’s multipurpose room, according to the sheriff’s log.

Deputies learned that teachers and cleaning staff had access to the room. A school informant told them “a set of keys to the school have been missing for the past month” and that other property from other school rooms has gone missing.

Strong Arm Robbery

Pleasantdale Street, Canyon Country

Deputies were told by two alleged victims that about 6 p.m. on Oct. 19, as they were “walking northbound on Crossglade Avenue on the west side of the street by Pleasantdale Street, an unknown male stole a cellphone and iPod” from one of them.”

Deputies added: “They stated the suspect came up from behind them and forcibly pulled the cellphone and iPod from their grasp. Deputies became suspicious, however, when the victims of the theft could provide no details of either the iPod or the cellphone.”

Oct. 20


Lyons Avenue, Newhall

Deputies responding to a report of shattered glass door at the Lyons Car Wash found a hole the size of “a marble,” they wrote in their report. The owner told them he “believes the vandalism could be related to a transient described as a white man, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes, that was told approximately one month ago not to be on the property bothering customers and employees.

“The male always rides a bicycle and appeared angry,” they wrote. The vandalism will cost the car wash owner $150 to repair.

Burglary (shoplifting)

Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus

In what sounds like a two-man con committed by two drunken men, deputies are investigating the theft of a 30-gallon fish tank from a pet store on Bouquet Canyon Road, At 8 p.m. Saturday, a store employee told deputies two men “entered the location and stole a 30-gallon fish tank.” The worker said the suspects entered the store and walked directly to the fish department. One of them picked up an empty fish tank from off a display shelf and began walking toward the front of the store.

The other man, described as intoxicated, approached a woman shopping at the store and “asked her to help him with his belt.” Deputies reported: “She told him she was sorry but she didn’t feel comfortable doing that but the suspect continued to ask her to help him fix his belt.” While the woman was distracted, the first suspect was seen walking out of the store with a 30-gallon fish tank.

Oct. 21


Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus

Vandals shattered the storefront glass door of the Feet Reflexology Spa on Soledad Canyon Road at 4:24 a.m. Sunday, deputies wrote in their report.

“It appeared that no one made entry into the business,” they wrote. A man delivering newspapers reported the broken glass.

Cost of the shattered glass door is estimated at $300. Deputies noted in their report, “a burglary was reported where the front glass was smashed only a half of a mile away at another business at approximately the same time.”

Grand theft

Row Court, Saugus

Thieves reportedly stole a $2,700 pool heater and a $1,100 pool filtration system from a Saugus Home some time between noon Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, according to deputies.

Deputies reported having spoken to a neighbor who told them he saw resident leave the location and, within an hour, he saw a white pickup truck backed into the driveway of the location.

“The witness saw two men placing large items in the back of the truck.” they said. The witness assumed it was just individuals helping the resident move.


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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