Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials were able to thwart a street race Sunday after receiving tips online.
“We received some information from a confidential source there may be some street racing heading into our area Sunday,” said Sgt. Rich Cohen, who leads the Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Unit. “We did some checking and then we sent some units there.”
The alleged racers were set to meet at 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the source. When the drivers arrived at Via Princessa, they were greeted by deputies.
“We sent them on their way,” Cohen said.
The information shared with officials also indicated an alternate race site scheduled for Crown Valley Road in Acton.
California Highway Patrol officials, who are responsible for that portion of road, said no race materialized in Acton that night.
Street racing was recently put in the news after a fatal crash in Northridge last month that left two in custody on murder charges. Hours before the collision, Sheriff’s Station deputies broke up a street race in a Valencia industrial Park, near Avenue Crockett and Rye Canyon Road.
If any member of the public is aware of street racing activity in progress, call 911 and provide license plate numbers, descriptions of vehicles and subjects involved. Should you see any suspicious activity, call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.