LA Crime Stoppers tips from citizens led to a probation sweep and patrol operations that resulted in several arrests in the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday night.
Here’s more of the story from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s social media:
“COBRA did some clean-up (Thursday) night. You told us about problems in your neighborhood, we listened. Numerous residents contacted SCV Sheriff’s about areas of concern or submitted LA Crime Stoppers tips. There were areas where individuals were reported to be loitering, drinking alcohol and/or using drugs. In some cases, acts of vandalism were being committed.
“On Thursday night, our COBRA detectives set out to tackle these areas. The detectives partnered up with city of Santa Clarita Code Enforcement personnel and a Los Angeles County probation officer to accomplish the joint mission.
“Probation/compliance search operations were carried out at four locations. In three out of the four locations, the probationer was found to be in violation of their probationary terms.
“In addition to the probation searches, detectives went to two different public parks in Newhall and Valencia and conducted surveillance, making contact with individuals.
“A patrol operation was conducted on the 24000 block of Pine Street in Newhall. Detectives had received information that groups of individuals were congregating in an apartment complex garage engaging in illegal activity.
“When detectives arrived to the scene, they detained and interviewed a dozen people. They warned them about not loitering and drinking alcohol in the garage.
“Two people were using methamphetamine and were arrested.
“This directed patrol was also coordinated with Santa Clarita City code enforcement officers. Multiple violations were documented and will be followed up on.
“By the end of COBRA’s night, they arrested three individuals on felonies, two on misdemeanors, and issued citations to two. Numerous contacts were made which will aid them in follow-up.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this operation successful by submitting tips. We all have the same mutual goal, and that is to keep our beautiful city safe and clean, and a great place to raise our families.
“To submit an anonymous tip to LA Crime Stoppers, you can call 1-800-222-8477 or through www.lacrimestoppers.org.