After a thorough, on-site reaccreditation assessment of the Scientific Services Bureau crime laboratory, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received two new accreditation certificates. For the first time, the scope of accreditation includes Crime Scene Investigation and Breath Alcohol...
[LASD] – After months of planning and development, in March 2011 the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station launched the first phase of the new Crime Prevention Unit (CPU). The unit was formed in direct collaboration with the city of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles under the leadership...
Sgt. Darren Harris demonstrates the new SmartBoard, the centerpiece of the Crime Prevention Unit at the SCV Sherif'fs Station.
Their mascot is a jaguar, his jaws open and ready to “take a bite out of crime.”
This isn’t your dog in a trenchcoat kind of operation any more.
“The jaguar is at...
A cold case just went even colder – but one Los Angeles County homicide investigator is hoping it will heat up again.
Sgt. Brian Schoonmaker of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said Tuesday night that a new study of DNA evidence has cleared the prime suspects in a 33-year-old Acton murder case.
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.