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scvsheriffcarTwo men have been arrested in a clown incident in the Newhall area.

Around 6:34 a.m. Sunday, October 16, a man called the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and reported that he was approached by a male wearing a clown mask, holding a knife in the 25500 block of Via Desca in Newhall.

Fearing for his safety, the 26-year-old informant said he fired a warning shot with his handgun and warned the suspect not to come any closer. After he fired the shot, he said the man ran away.

Further investigation revealed that the caller, who reported the clown incident, was possibly under the influence of illegal substances and may have misconstrued the story. He stated to responding deputies that he fired one round into the air to scare away the “clown.” A search of the man’s house revealed multiple weapons, along with illegal narcotics.

A short time later, within the same vicinity, deputies detained a 44-year-old man. Within his possession, he had a clown mask, 6- inch kitchen knife, and burglary tools.

Both of the men were taken into custody at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. It is unknown at this time if the two incidents are related. The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information.

Anyone with information about this incident can provide information anonymously. You may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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43 Comments

  1. Yes, I live in Awesome Town.

  2. Clowns Meth Guns Burglary tools kitchen knives 6:34am… nothing to see here folks please move along … #Awesometownrocks

  3. Joe Madge Joe Madge says:

    Why do people keep clowning around

  4. Jerry Ford Jerry Ford says:

    Whos laughing now ass clowns!!!

  5. Rosy Selena Bloom man this is the 4th incident now 😳

  6. Ronald Lewis Ronald Lewis says:

    I called it, thankful at least our police force are taking a stand and arresting them.

  7. Frank C III Blackwell

  8. Ruby Olmos Ruby Olmos says:

    Ernesto Barrios Ernesto Olmos Eloy Sanchez Anita Guadalupe Sanchez Kelsey Barrios

  9. Kourtney, I guess we aren’t in Kentucky anymore. Lol

  10. Eloy Sanchez Eloy Sanchez says:

    That’s why I’m out hunting clowns lol

  11. Send in the clowns… oh no I mean send in the “Awesometown” comments😐

  12. Sarah Dudra Sarah Dudra says:

    Glad to hear that’s our crimes out here . Clowns we can handle. Lol

  13. Going to be arresting a lot of people come Halloween.

  14. 2016 will be remembered as the year of the clowns for SO MANY Reasons!!!!

  15. Ryan Rivera Ryan Rivera says:

    Daniel Sanchez Luis Angel

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