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[KHTS] – Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials worked together to barricade anyone from entering a Canyon Country home Friday, officials said.

canyon-country-home-redtagged-santa-clarita-county-officialsThe home at 27526 Bernina Ave. was found to be in violation of numerous health and safety codes, as well as being a suspected home where illegal activity was undertaken repeatedly, according to officials.

“This was a preventive measure taken by the city,” said Gail Morgan, city of Santa Clarita spokeswoman, adding that boarding up a home is an “unusual step.”

In addition to having several code violations, the home had approximately seven to 10 occupants illegally living on the premises, she said, which was stealing electricity in order to power the house.

The concern was if the house was not barricaded, the illegal activity would continue, she said.

The owner of the home died recently, and the ownership of the home is “in a state of flux,” she said.

Consequently, the boards and locks will remain in place until the owner is identified and attains the proper permits to bring the premises up to code, she said.

“We’ve responded to numerous calls for service there,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “It’s still an active investigation. The house has definitely been brought to our attention due to resident concerns, and we are actively in investigating with cooperation from the city.”

The windows were boarded up and there were numerous notices posted as of Tuesday morning.

A Bernina Avenue block was also the subject of the city’s Extreme Neighborhood Makeover back in 2008.

The 1,280-square-foot home had piles of garbage visible from the side yard.

The house was mentioned twice in the last three months in the Nixle crime reports, with an arrest for aggravated assault arrest taking place Feb. 27, and a probation parole check netting an  arrest for the possession of burglary tools and a probation violation.

“An aggravated assault occurred near the 27500 block of Bernina Avenue,” read the Nixle report. “Roommates were engaged in an altercation that became physical. The suspect punched and slammed the victim’s head into several walls.”

Crime Impact Team deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies made the arrest for assault.

The home is currently boarded up, and the only people who are able to access the premises are Los Angeles County Fire, Sheriff’s Department or Santa Clarita officials can enter the home, according to a note posted by the city’s Code Enforcement Department.

The violations listed include “unsafe structure,” and a “nuisance,” according to inspectors.

Nixle is a free Sheriff’s Department service offering weekly reports to residents regarding crime trends in eight crime zones covering the Santa Clarita Valley.

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15 Comments

  1. One malotov cocktail should solve the problem. Permanently.

  2. One malotov cocktail should solve the problem. Permanently.

  3. Nick Rowin Nick Rowin says:

    What happened to the neighborhood!?

  4. The neighborhood is great, it was this one house. All of the neighbors on the block worked together to get this done. Proud to live on this cul-de-sac…..

  5. Jim Uhl Jim Uhl says:

    honored to be a part of this neighborhood clean up. Thanks to the great residents on this cul-de-sac for your kind words and offers of food and water.

  6. I’d love to help sell that home to a qualified deserving buyer that will help restore that neighborhoods synergy and sense of community

  7. I’d love to help sell that home to a qualified deserving buyer that will help restore that neighborhoods synergy and sense of community

  8. Yeah I hope it’s over with… Definitely
    A great street to live on!

  9. Yeah I hope it’s over with… Definitely
    A great street to live on!

  10. How come the people didn’t help out before. Everyone always tries to a hero.

  11. I happened to live at that house for quite some time and the stupid closed minded residents of that neighborhood should be drug out and shot. They see a few young white people with shaved heads or some late night activity because not every one sleeps at the same time and they vilify a house that may have had a few problems but was otherwise occupied by good people. We may not have fit into your narrow concept of propriety but we were not what we were made out to be. My mom is in a cell because of you and people like you! F··k YOU and everyone who can’t see past a person’s attire or style realize that people are different and just because we don’t sleep when you do or dress in your uppity pretentious clothing that there may bee a good person there. I truly hope the are people out there with a sense of justice and fairness who will pass judgement on you people for your narrow minded lying ways. I think that there are and maybe they will be seeing you soon.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I grew up in this House as a kid and it was a safe and friendly neighborhood… I guess all the good neighbors moved?

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