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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]


LASD badge and patchThe following crimes were reported in Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3, the week of 6/19/17 to 6/25/17:

06/18/17
Burglary (Residence) – 25500 Hemingway
Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s home through an unlocked window and stole his Guild guitar, Trek bicycle, scuba gear, skis, and ski boots. Person(s) unknown also located a spare set of keys for the victim’s 2003 GMC Denali and stole his vehicle which was parked in the garage.

06/21/17
Grand Theft (From Vehicle) – 25200 The Old Road
Person(s) unknown entered the external, unlocked storage compartments of his work truck and stole two chain saws, and various hoses, nozzles, and fittings used for firefighting.

06/22/17
Burglary (Vehicle) – 25500 The Old Road
Five vehicle burglaries occurred within the same time and area of the parking lot of the location. Five windows of vehicles were smashed and various items, to include clothing, U.S. currency, and high valued electronics were stolen.

Burglary (Shoplifting) – 25600 The Old Road
Two female adults removed numerous items of costume jewelry from the store display and exited the store without paying for the items. Total loss was $950.00.

06/23/17
Petty Theft – 25400 The Old Road
A male adult and a female adult left the location with numerous electronic game systems and game cartridges which they did not pay for. Total loss was $640.00.

06/24/17
Petty Theft – 24800 Pico Canyon Road
A male adult stole a black electronic tablet which was left unattended hanging on a wall at the location. Total loss was $200.00.

Tip of the Week: All Fireworks are Illegal in Santa Clarita
As you all may remember, the city of Santa Clarita just had a major brush fire in the area of Placerita Canyon Road and Sierra Highway in which over 800 acres were burned and hundreds of homes had to be evacuated. This is greatly due to the fact that we had a very long and wet winter, and all the vegetation that grew as a result of that, is now very dry.

All fireworks, including those marked ‘Safe and Sane’ are ILLEGAL in Santa Clarita. This year patrol deputies, as well as special teams, will be looking for the use of illegal fireworks, confiscating those fireworks, and citing (or possibly even arresting) those who are using them.

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.”

The penalties for using illegal fireworks within the Santa Clarita Valley can result in both a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor prosecution.

For those who were not aware of this regulation and currently are in possession of illegal fireworks, you can take them to any local Los Angeles County Fire Station and surrender them with no fines or penalties.

If you have illegal fireworks, DO NOT USE THEM! The possibility of starting a fire in our area is extremely high. You don’t want to be the person responsible for starting the next big Santa Clarita fire.

The city of Santa Clarita still wants you to have a good time and enjoy the holiday though. As such, there will be three professional firework shows (Valencia Westfield Mall, Stevenson Ranch and Magic Mountain) which can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Bring your coolers and chairs and enjoy a great, and safe, show.

Take care, and be safe.

Dep. Kevin Duxbury
KBDuxbur@lasd.org
661-799-5158
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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Monday, Oct 23, 2017
Cina Faces Enhanced Charges in Death of Katie Evans
A Canyon Country woman faces enhanced charges and increased bail in the death of a mother of a mother of six who was killed in a car crash on Golden Valley Road Oct. 6, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.
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SCV Sheriff’s Station Suspends Safe Drug Drop Off Program
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