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Tire-iron-throwing suspect doesn’t want to go back to prison

Posted: January 21, 2013 6:29 p.m.
Updated: January 21, 2013 6:29 p.m.

Jan. 11
Assault with a deadly weapon
Attempted burglary
Petty theft
Castaic Road, Castaic
Shortly after 6 a.m., a man who works at a storage facility confronted a burglar described as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with a beard, deputies reported. When the man approached the suspect, the burglar ran. After a brief chase, the burglar threw a metal tire iron at the worker, deputies wrote in their report. The burglar missed, they reported. After the worker yelled at the burglar, the suspect yelled back: “I’m not going back to prison.” The man escaped.

Jan. 12
The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch
About 3:30 p.m., a retired woman contacted sheriff’s deputies to report that someone had stolen her wallet. The victim told deputies she had her wallet in her purse and put her purse in the child seat of the shopping cart inside the Vons store.

Jan. 13
Grand theft
Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
About 2:15 p.m., a young man parked his pickup truck in front of Bill’s Place market, deputies reported. The victim went inside the store to purchase a U.S. Forest Service Adventure Pass so he could ride his motorcycle at the Rowher Flats off-road area. While he was in the store, he left his motorcycle and gear bag containing motorcycle helmet, boots, three pairs of goggles, a chest protector, knee pads and a $170 neck brace unattended in the back of an open pickup bed, and it was stolen. The total loss was valued at $1,815, deputies wrote in their report.

Jan. 14
Petty theft
Peachland Avenue, Newhall
A worker hired to make repairs on a condo in Newhall got into a disagreement with the contractor, deputies reported. They wrote: “A few days after (the suspect) left the location the informant noticed the missing item. Stolen was a black $80 circuit breaker switch. Deputies noted in their report: ‘The electrical box is outside and on the walking path into the complex in a high-traffic area. The door to the box is not secured.’”

Jan. 15
Grand theft
Dockweiler Drive, Newhall
Sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, thieves broke into a locked tool box, causing about $100 damage, and stole welding tanks and attachments valued at $815 and a $400 brass water meter. The tool box was in the bed of a city of Santa Monica work truck, deputies reported.

Jan. 15
Petty theft
Avenue Crocker, Valencia
Some time between 5 p.m. Jan. 15 and 6:30 a.m. the next day, thieves stole batteries from a scissor-lift left parked outside a Valencia business, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies reported. A man who works for Valencia Electric told deputies the thieves stole four batteries at a total cost of $575 and, in the process, caused $340 damage to the vehicle.

Jan. 15
Petty theft (shoplifting)
Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
About 10 p.m., a woman inside the Target store stole $224 bottles of perfume, deputies reported. The report was filed by the store’s loss prevention specialist. The bottles were priced at $49, $55, $64 and $56, deputies reported. The only description they received from the loss prevention specialist was that the suspect was white driving a white four-door Toyota.

Jan. 17
Petty theft
Pamplico Drive, Saugus
Sometime between Oct. 1 and Thursday, someone stole six deep cycle batteries valued at $720 and a $100 battery harness from a storage box. The man who reported the theft told deputies: “It appears that the suspect used a key to open the storage box since there were no signs of forced entry to the locks.”




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