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[KHTS] Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a burglary suspect after residents called officials about suspect activity in Saugus and Valencia.

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David Rodriguez, 26, of Santa Clarita, was arrested on burglary charges Thursday, officials said.

Deputies received a reports of a suspicious open window of the 25200 block of Avenida Rotella in Valencia, and began a containment of the area, according to Sheriff’s Station reports, after receiving a report of a white van in the area.

Deputies set up a perimeter, and then received an alert from another resident reporting a suspected prowler who was seen putting on gloves and trying to open the door of a residence on the 28300 block of Rodgers Drive in Saugus.

The resident again reported seeing a white van leave the scene.

Deputies responded to the scene and found the white van that matched witnesses’ description, according to Sheriff’s Station reports.

Rodriguez was detained after a felony traffic stop.

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Deputies reportedly found evidence in his van they suspect might have been stolen from Santa Clarita residences.

The alleged crimes are still under investigation, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.

He was arrested at 9:55 p.m. Thursday on burglary, attempt burglary and possession of burglary tools charges, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records.

He’s due in court Monday and being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.burglarysuspect_102414_3

“This is another of example of concerned citizens taking an active role in their community and working with law enforcement to help keep Santa Clarita safe,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “It’s why we ask residents that if they see something, they say something.”

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  1. YIKES, scary that he had a gun. This is why we want to get a guard dog ASAP as protection for our family.

  2. Nina Garwood Nina Garwood says:

    Looks as if the suspect had a gun in his car?? Good work , Saugus citizens and sheriffs!

  3. Jill Golphenee hope you guys are good

  4. Danielle Constantinou

  5. Rochelle Johansen Elliott Michael Elliott Cathy-Randy Zimmerman

  6. Make sure you teach that new dog gun safety and how to effectively subdue the intruder with one round.

  7. Man- a NIXEL alert woulda been nice for residents….more eyes and ears, but glad they caught the crook

  8. Ernie Duran Ernie Duran says:

    Wanda hey mom lock all the doors & gates. This is happening way too often in Santa Clarita

  9. Stephen Gold Stephen Gold says:

    That’s bye my house…

  10. Scary! We just have to lock everything from now on.

  11. That’s 2 mins from my place lol

  12. Avenida Rotella is down the street from me! Scary!

  13. Nellie Harrison Kitterman

  14. Amy Martin Amy Martin says:

    What the HELL is happening to Santa Clarita!!??!!! This isn’t freakin the VALLEY… or ANTELOPE valley for F sake!!!!

  15. I saw a suspicious white van yesterday on Lisa Gail!

  16. Carole Anne Alvarez-Grant it never ends

  17. Its so scary to have all this stuff happening in SCV we gotta keep our eyes open and clean up all this trash!

  18. The gun looks like it has a silencer.

  19. Wow I don’t live far from Rogers.

  20. Lisa Donny Villalobos WTH

  21. Kids had to take a detour home because of the police activity on Rodgers last night. Nice to know they got the ass. Way to go Sheriffs!

  22. Kids had to take a detour home because of the police activity on Rodgers last night. Nice to know they got the ass. Way to go Sheriffs!

  23. Put him in a wood chipper.

  24. I lived on Ave Rotella a few years ago. Came downstairs one night to find someone on the other side of the sliding doors in back. Took sheriffs 20 minutes to show up.
    Love my neighborhood in Saugus. Everyone looks out for each other here and it’s a bit more off the beaten path.

  25. Fatin Sako Fatin Sako says:

    Scary stuff. What happened to living in Awesometown?

  26. Fatin Sako Fatin Sako says:

    Scary stuff. What happened to living in Awesometown?

  27. Peter Yanez Peter Yanez says:

    This is one of the reasons why I left California.

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