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[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita man tired of having gasoline stolen from cars in a Valencia Industrial Center parking lot helped SCV Sheriff’s Station deputies arrest a suspect, officials said Tuesday.

Scott Allen Bird, 41, of Saugus, and Katherine Roberta Seegar, 34, of Canyon Country, were arrested Jan. 7 at 1:45 a.m. for petty theft of gasoline and possession of methamphetamine in the Valencia Industrial Center.

A resident who had heard about several gasoline thefts in the parking lot near his office in the 27800 block of Avenue Hopkins decided to stay up and see if he could catch the thieves in the act, officials said.

When the informant noticed the suspects allegedly making a late-night gas theft, the informant called deputies who arrived on scene and noticed the gas caps of three cars had been left open.

Deputies then saw a car with a hose coming out of the gas tank and into a red gas can, according to Sheriff’s Station arrest records. The gas can with a hose attached was nearly full.

In another car parked nearby, deputies found Seegar and Bird lying on the floor of the car in an apparent effort to avoid detection, officials said.

Deputies also reported finding methamphetamine in the car Seegar and Bird were in, according to the report.

Seegar had six meth-related convictions, according to online court records, as well as a burglary and grand theft conviction. Seegar has been convicted twice of identity theft and receiving stolen property.

Both suspects were cited out and released, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records.

 

 

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28 Comments

  1. Good these people stole gas from me too

  2. They’ve done this every holiday weekend! Glad they were caught.

  3. Militza de R Militza de R says:

    Cited out and released???

  4. Militza de R Militza de R says:

    Cited out and released???

  5. They’ve hit up our office on Avenue Hall for the past few months. We even have it on camera!! So glad they were caught

  6. They’ve hit up our office on Avenue Hall for the past few months. We even have it on camera!! So glad they were caught

  7. Cited and released thanks to prop 47.

  8. Released with a ticket people so stop jumping for joy over their arrest the most they’ll get is community service…BIG WOW

  9. Dee Rn Dee Rn says:

    How low can a person stoop. This is so sad.

  10. Ben Ibarra Ben Ibarra says:

    Any pictures of these losers? Someone keeps breaking into our trucks and trying to break into our offices in the industrial center. We have him on video but cops don’t recognize him. Big tattoo on his left arm, white guy with a red truck

  11. Barbara says:

    I also had my gas taken on several occasions within my complex off of Copper Hill in Saugus. They even broke the little flap within the gas tank to get to the gas. I wish they would have to pay for their crime instead of being released.

  12. Jean Sehic Jean Sehic says:

    I think those where the people stealing gasoline from our cars on our block and one of our neighbors caught him in the middle of the night siphoning gas and beat the guy up.

  13. Cited and released according to the article….

  14. JC says:

    Cited and released! What are you complaining about? You voted for it. Law enforcement is a joke. Their hands are so tied. Society has literally de-criminalized crime.

  15. Just another example of all the LOOSERS that are seeping into our area. I give this guy a lot of kuddos for making an attempt to catch these two. We all have to watch out for each other and get involved. Thanks to the Sherrifs Dept as well……..I know that they have their hands full.

  16. Kurt Buck Kurt Buck says:

    Damn meth heads… They were only cited and released, so I’m sure they will be back at it tonight.

  17. Peter Bishop Peter Bishop says:

    Don’t these people know gas prices are down.

  18. Briana Dale Arriola didn’t you know this guy?

  19. 41 years old and behaving like this??? Grow up pal!

  20. Lanna Ng Lanna Ng says:

    AYYYEE I need my gas dude! Don’t steal it!

  21. Lanna Ng Lanna Ng says:

    That’s pretty sad tho when you stealing gas with the prices as nice as they are lmao

  22. anon-felonious says:

    The only real losers here are apparently you all who are so self absorbed that all you can do is add your 2 cents. Did it ever ooccur to any of you that maybe there’s a whole bunch of people cyphoning gas all the time every night in this city? And innocent till proven guilty, maybe u all forgot that part of the judicial system. Quit calling the kettle black you are only making yourself look worse. Boooooo on this article….. Boooooo, u need to research your article way better before u try n discraxe people publicly. How dare u

    • Tired of Losers says:

      Anon-felonious….stop defending this loser of a human being. Obviously you don’t know him, otherwise you would know all these statements are true. If you do know him, then you are a druggie loser too! Mind your own business. Love, The Family

  23. Tired of Losers says:

    Scott…you are a loser…get a life and stop sponging off of society. Love, The Family

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