Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives and deputies made several arrests for a variety of misdemeanors and felonies during a crackdown on retail theft in the SCV on Thursday.
Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media:
“Detectives and deputies partnered up, some uniformed and others non-uniformed, driving both marked and unmarked sheriff’s cars, around retail stores in the SCV.
“By the end of the operation, two men were picked up on $50,000 warrants. Another man was arrested on a felony weapons charge for having a concealed dagger. Other arrests included charges for shoplifting, theft, narcotics and trespassing.
“It went like clockwork. Designated personnel canvassed the inside of large retail stores, communicating with their partners staged around perimeters of the parking lot. Illegal activity was watched for not only inside the stores but also in and around the parking lots.
“The operation, sometimes coined ‘Operation Safe Shop,’ served a two-fold purpose: creating a safe environment for our residents when they go shopping, and protecting our business partners from being victims of theft.”
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