Deputies arrested a Saugus man during a probation check Wednesday morning and removed a sawed-off shotgun from the premises.
Lt. Mark Hershey said that, at 9:45 a.m., the Community Intervention Team conducting the check took Christopher Schienle, 43, a convicted felon, into custody at the Garzota Drive location because he was in violation of his probation.
Deputies found narcotics paraphernalia at the location and the sawed-off shotgun. The barrel had been shortened to 9 inches, with the gun only 13 inches in overall length. In addition, the serial number had been filed off of the gun.
Schienle was arrested on suspicion of possession of a sawed-off, shortened shotgun, possession of a firearm by a felon, obliteration of the shotgun’s serial number and possession of ammunition by a felon. He is being held in lieu of $35,000 bail at Santa Clarita Valley station and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Schienle was arrested in June 2011 during a raid on a flophouse on Rainbow Glen Drive in Canyon Country.