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Saugus spree comes to end

Sheriff’s deputies apprehend suspects with bit of help from concerned citizen

Posted: February 25, 2009 1:10 a.m.
Updated: February 25, 2009 8:00 a.m.
An apparent crime spree came to an end in Saugus early Saturday thanks to an alert resident and an observant sheriff’s deputy.

A resident in the 22000 block of Oxford Drive in Saugus called the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station after he spotted two men inside his car parked in his driveway.

The resident provided detailed information about the suspects’ car, and a deputy spotted the vehicle a short time later. The suspects were driving on Railroad Avenue.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop and detained six occupants in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the car was stolen out of the Devonshire area Feb. 16.

Deputies report that they also found the occupants of the vehicle — four juveniles and two adults — were in possession of laptop computers, tools, iPods, digital cameras, GPS systems, wallets, financial documents belonging to other individuals, DVD players and other items the deputies believe to be stolen.

Deputies determined at least one of the items was taken during a theft incident Thursday night in the 21000 block of Altena Drive, Saugus.

All the individuals were arrested and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The two adults, both from Sunland, were later released pending additional investigation.

Three female juveniles from outside of Santa Clarita Valley were booked on felony charges of Taking a Vehicle Without the Owners Consent, and misdemeanor charges of Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Curfew Violation. They were later released to their parents pending future court proceedings.

A fourth juvenile, also from outside of Santa Clarita Valley, was booked on felony charges  of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and receiving stolen property. He was transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall for housing pending future court proceedings.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding these individuals or theft incidents can call (661) 255-1121.


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