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Heavy metal shakes thieves

Metal thieves went to great lengths to steal valuable scraps of titanium from a Valencia business but fled when their haul was too heavy to lift, local sheriff's deputies reported.

September 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Looters target cars by window

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating a string of car thefts in which thieves looted at least three cars recently by smashing out the rear windows.

September 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


700-acre fire not a serious threat to the Santa Clarita Valley

Santa Clarita Valley residents looking east Sunday and watching a plume of smoke billow from the south side of the Angeles National Forest shouldn't be too worried, a spokeswoman for the US Forest Service said.

September 02, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Refrigerator halts traffic on Highway 14

Motorists southbound on Highway 14 Sunday morning found a refrigerator in the middle of the highway at the same "dangerous" bend where a 19-car pileup occurred in June.

September 02, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helicopter rescue

When David Larson got a call from his mother Sunday night, it was like no other message he had ever received.

August 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Convention notebook: SCV woman attends Republican convention

This is the first of a series of reports from the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla. where Santa Clarita resident Lynn Haueter is a delegate. Her husband, Bob, is an alternate.

August 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Inmate dies in recreation yard at Pitchess

Homicide detectives are looking into the jailhouse death of a 22-year-old inmate at Pitchess Detention Center Monday afternoon, sheriff's deputies report.

August 28, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


City offers look at heroin problem

Any Santa Clarita Valley parent who wants to help protect their child against the perils and pitfalls surrounding the "heroin epidemic" should attend the city's seminar Wednesday, a drug rehab counselor said.

August 28, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

Aug. 15

August 27, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Crime Reports


‘Sons of Anarchy’ cast rides for military

With a roar and rumble, more than 250 bikers steered their hogs into a Canyon Country parking lot Sunday as part of Boot Ride 2012 - a charity drive to raise money for troops returning home from combat duty overseas.

August 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist crashes near Lombardi Ranch in Saugus

A motorcyclist was injured following a single vehicle crash on Bouquet Canyon Road near the Lombardi Ranch on Sunday, fire officials confirmed.

August 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia collision leaves 1 injured

A man was taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries Sunday afternoon following a two-car collision in Valencia.

August 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic man dies in Valencia I-5 crash

A Castaic man died after his pickup truck crashed into a tree early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: TMC student dies during beach outing

A 19-year-old Master's College freshman who died Wednesday when the sides of a large sand pit caved in on him at an Oxnard beach was warned by college friends not to get inside the pit, a college spokesman said Thursday.

August 23, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bong theft ends in arrest

A failed attempt to steal two crystal bongs from a Saugus cigar store ended with a scuffle, shattered glass and one young woman in custody, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

August 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Instagram threat suspect denies charge

The 15-year-old boy arrested last weekend and accused of threatening to kill Valencia High School students denied the felony criminal charge in juvenile court Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus High senior killed by car

A 17-year-old girl who became the heart and spirit of the Saugus girls swim team has died after she was hit by a car while jogging, law enforcement and school officials said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigation continues into man with slit throat

Homicide detectives investigating the discovery last week of a man found dead with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom are awaiting autopsy results to determine if he was murdered, a Sheriff's Department homicide detective said today.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Insult to injury: Bouquet Canyon gates closed for 5 days

Scores of Bouquet Canyon residents frustrated over the five-day closure of their only access road can expect similar inconveniences in the future as water officials work to further reduce a "trickle" causing road problems, county sources said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 13-year-old Canyon student in custody over online threats

A 13-year-old Canyon High School student was arrested Monday for making threats after he allegedly texted a message about school violence to a friend, who posted the message on Instagram, officials said.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Many SCV parents still concerned following online threats

Jittery parents voiced concerns about student safety Monday outside Valencia High School after a weekend punctuated by online death threats leveled at students in particular, culminating in Sunday's announced arrest of a 15-year-old.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen’s threats stir Santa Clarita Valley

A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, following a swift and overwhelming response by sheriff's deputies to calls from "hundreds" of concerned parents, according to parents and local deputies.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coroner identifies man found with throat slit

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroners Department have identified the man found with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom Thursday as a 41-year-old Hispanic man, a Department spokesman said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


BREAKING NEWS: Canyon Country Boy arrested in connection with Instagram threats

A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

August 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall County Water District amends watering schedule

Anyone who gets their water from Newhall County District Water doesn't have to worry about the proposed watering schedule as long as they shut off their sprinklers and use a garden hose to water their yards, according a resolution adopted by the District's board Thursday.

August 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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