[KHTS] – Two people were arrested Thursday after Santa Clarita residents complained about alleged illegal door-to-door sales.
A man, whose identity was not immediately available, and Jessica Broabnax, 28, of Las Vegas, were arrested by deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Crime Impact Team, or CIT, following numerous Santa Clarita residents complaints about door-to-door salesmen being aggressive while selling cleaning products.
The suspects allegedly became aggressive while trying to sell cleaning products to potential customers door-to-door in the Castaic, Saugus and Stevenson Ranch areas, Dubin said.
CIT deputies, a city-funded specialized team that addresses city residents’ concerns, quality-of-life issues and other crimes in the community, made the arrests after investigating complaints posted on Facebook, as well as calls to the station.
The male suspect was arrested, given a ticket with a court date and released for a charge of soliciting door-to-door without a license, a misdemeanor charge.
Broabnax was cited and then taken into custody for an outstanding warrant in connection with a prostitution charge in Orange County, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.
The post on Facebook, which was also shared from Nextdoor, described a pushy salesman who was selling a “magic cleaner.”
Deputies believe the company is from out of the area.
There are not believed to be any other crimes connected to the group of salespeople, however, deputies are aware of the situation and monitoring it, officials said.
“We’re advising residents that if these people come to the door and get aggressive that you immediately call the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121,” Dubin said.
Aggressive door-to-door sales is a violation of Santa Clarita municipal code 11.37.020, Dubin said.
Broabnax is currently being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, although she’s expected to be transferred into custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.