Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies checking on businesses after hours arrested two people on drug charges in separate incidents in Canyon Country on Monday and Newhall on Tuesday.
Here’s the story from the station’s social media:
In efforts to prevent commercial burglaries, deputies have been patrolling through business parking lots during the night to watch for suspicious activity to thwart off any would-be burglars.
The last couple of nights while patrolling, deputies made narcotics arrests in parking lots where businesses were closed.
On Monday around 11 p.m., deputies patrolling on the 17600 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country saw a car parked in a closed business’s parking lot. The deputy saw that the car door and trunk were open, but didn’t see any occupants.
As he got closer, he saw a female white adult in the parking lot, picking through a trash area.
When he made contact with her, she showed signs of being under the influence.
She was found to have methamphetamine in her possession. Deputies arrested the 33-year-old Saugus resident for being under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.
On Tuesday around 2 a.m., deputies were patrolling the 23200 block of Lyons Avenue in Newhall and noticed a man in a vehicle parked in a church parking lot.
They made contact with the driver, and it turned out that he did not have a valid driver’s license, and was in possession of cocaine.
Deputies arrested the suspect, a male Hispanic, age 22, from Reseda, and booked him at the SCV Sheriff’s Station.