Thieves keep stealing metal vases from the grave of a local boy who died of leukemia five years ago, and the boy's frustrated father wants something done about it.
A Valencia receptionist and two transients are being held in custody today on felony charges of grand theft in connection with an ongoing sheriff's investigation. The three were arrested Saturday about 8:15 a.m. by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station following an incident on Avenue Hall, near Interstate 5, that involved theft valued at $400. Each of the three has bail posted at $20,000. The suspects are described as a 22-year-old woman who ...
Investigators with the county coroner's office looking into the suspected drowning death in Valencia of a 41-year-old man two weeks ago are waiting on the results of toxicology tests before they announce how he died. The victim, identified as Matthew Pedro Turner, was found shortly after 11 a.m. on Aug. 5 in the deep end of a swimming pool at the Santa Fe condominium complex on Del Monte Drive east of McBean Parkway. Craig Henry ...
California Highway Patrol officers have identified the motorcyclist killed Monday morning on Interstate 405. The victim has been identified as Danny Stafford, 43, of Reseda. At about 8:10 a.m., Stafford was traveling northbound Interstate 405 at a high rate of speed and was moving into the carpool lane just south of San Fernando Mission Boulevard when he lost control of his motorcycle and it struck the center divider, said CHP Officer John Lutz. The ...
For nine of the past 13 months, water in the Santa Clara River has crossed the Ventura County line below pollution limits set by water-quality officials, the latest water-quality numbers reveal.
Mountain bikers are at least temporarily banned from a popular Placerita Canyon Nature Center trail, even though they've been riding there for more than a decade.
AUG. 14: Stillmore Street, Canyon Country. About 8:50 p.m. Sunday, deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to reports of a family disturbance. When they arrived at Stillmore Street, they found two allegedly drunken men, who are brothers, fighting in the front yard of a home there, according the report deputies logged at the station later. One deputy said he smelled "a strong odor of alcohol" on one man's breath and that he ...
Homicide detectives trying to close the book on a double murder-suicide two weeks ago in Valencia have answered many lingering questions, but they still want to talk to the woman who found her parents and husband dead Aug. 5, a detective said Thursday.
VAN NUYS - A convicted murderer who spent the last 15 years in prison denied Wednesday that he had any role in the slaying or dismemberment of the victim in the case.
An Agua Dulce man accused of murder and drunken driving in the crash that killed his neighbor while she was out walking her dogs has two prior convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and a hit-and-run conviction, officials said Wednesday.
Local sheriff's deputies were looking for a young man today in the armed robbery Tuesday night at a Newhall pizza shop. At about 10:30 p.m., a gunman described as a male in a gray hoodie entered Papa John's Pizza on Lyons Avenue near Arcadia Street, Sgt. Ron Price of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Wednesday. "He held a black handgun and robbed the manager, taking a bank bag containing money," Price said. No ...
A young man is recovering today from a gunshot wound to the shoulder following a shooting in Canyon Country late Tuesday night. At about 11:45 p.m., a 22-year-old man was in the 19000 block of Merryhill Street when he was stopped by two men in a white Honda sedan who asked him for directions, Sgt. Ron Price of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Wednesday. The single man was then shot, Price said. "He ...
A new Sheriff's Department night-time anti-gang squad is about to hit Santa Clarita Valley streets in search of gang members who come here to commit crimes, the local sheriff's captain said this week.
SAN FERNANDO - A young woman was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for vehicular manslaughter in the death of a Newhall mother of three, who was crushed by a car during the 2010 Independence Day fireworks celebration.
An Agua Dulce man accused of being drunk when his car struck and killed his neighbor while she was out walking her dogs now faces four criminal charges, including murder. Dennis Keene, 63, of White Fox Lane, appeared in Antelope Valley Municipal Court on Tuesday, when he was arraigned on charges of murder, vehicular manslaughter and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, including one for causing injury and the other for having ...
The manhunt for a suspected kidnapper wanted in the abduction of a woman in the Santa Clarita Valley culminated Wednesday morning with deputies finding the victim in Sunland.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday with injuries suffered in a Newhall traffic collision involving a motorcycle and minivan, fire and sheriff's officials said.
A local sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call was injured in a single-vehicle crash in front of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman was taken to the hospital from a house fire near Friendly Valley on Tuesday morning, officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - The lawyer for a local group wanting affordable clean water has accused sanitation officials of shortchanging the public on recommending ways to reduce chloride contamination in the Santa Clara River.
Local sanitation officials unveiled their plan Monday for reducing chloride ending up in the Santa Clara River, explaining its effectiveness to a skeptical and suspicious audience.
SANTA CLARITA - Coroner's investigators are waiting for a DNA sample to arrive from Guatemala before they can confirm the identity of a woman whose body was found dumped at the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road six months ago, a coroner's spokesman said.
A man and a woman arrested in a Valencia drug raid three months ago have been arrested again at the same house and on the same charges, according to records released Monday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
SANTA CLARITA - Local sheriff's detectives are actively working on a criminal investigation following the brief pursuit through Canyon Country this morning of a reckless driver, a sheriff's spokesman said.
A motorcycle rider injured in a traffic collision Sunday morning prompted California Highway Patrol officers to issue and staff advisory regarding thousands of Love Ride bikers travelling through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Hundreds of wine-lovers raised a glass in support of local businesses and in honor of women's health issues Sunday when they took part in the 6th annual Wine Affair hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley.
The 30th Annual Love Ride was an expression of love all around - love of music, love of bikes and the love of coming together on a beautiful day by the lake for a good cause.
The latest search for missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa involving family members working with volunteers with the Klaas Kids Foundation found no trace of the teen despite two days of searching, the boy's mother said.
SANTA CLARITA - Chip Foose, co-host of the car-makeover TV show "Overhaulin'," appeared at a luncheon at Centre Pointe on Wednesday to help raise money to honor fallen law enforcement officers.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman was cut in the face during a robbery attempt in Newhall late Tuesday, sparking a manhunt for two suspects believed responsible for that and two other robberies, according to fire and sheriff's officials.