Here’s a roundup of crimes now being investigated by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives in Newhall, Zone 6:
Robbery – 24100 Lyons Ave., Newhall
The suspect entered the location and handed the bank teller a note demanding money and indicated he had a gun. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and left the location. This incident is currently being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau.
Grand Theft – 24600 Wayman St., Newhall
Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s vehicle from the driveway of the location.
Vehicle Burglary-22400 Newhall Ave., Newhall
Person(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s travel trailer and stole numerous items.
Grand Theft – 20500 Newhall Ave., Newhall
The suspect was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle. The suspect and the passenger were arrested for the indicated charge.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station would like to remind residents that all fireworks (including those fireworks classified as “Safe and Sane”) are illegal within the city of Santa Clarita and unincorporated communities.
The penalties for using illegal fireworks within the Santa Clarita Valley can result in both a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor prosecution.
Section 9.60.030 SCMC states the following: “Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful for any person to handle, give away, sell, offer for sale, solicit the sale of, manufacture, possess, purchase, use, ignite, explode, fire, or otherwise discharge any fireworks within the city of Santa Clarita or to aid or abet any of the above with respect to fireworks as defined.”
Please keep in mind this is an extremely busy holiday for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and Los Angeles County Fire Department. The Sheriff’s Department will have special teams deployed to combat the use of illegal fireworks.