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 ...
SAN FERNANDO - Video footage of a car slamming into a crowd of people watching the Fourth of July fireworks show in 2010 was shown today at the preliminary hearing of a young woman charged with vehicular manslaughter. Melissa Brigette Brown appeared in San Fernando Superior Court for the first day of her preliminary hearing. Assistant District Attorney Richard Quinones questioned three of at least five witnesses scheduled to testify at the hearing today. He ...
All her life, Lori Lindlief wanted a dream home. About eight months ago, her dream came true when she moved into a house, which she shared with her boyfriend and four small dogs, on White Fox Lane in Agua Dulce - a home rooted in ranch land and horses, a relative said. It all ended early Saturday evening, however, when the 56-year-old woman was struck by a suspected drunken driver as she walked through the ...
A 50-year-old man is in custody today after allegedly pulling a gun on "a bunch of kids on bicycles" who almost ran into him, a sheriff's official said. At about 2 p.m., a man on the sidewalk in the area of Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue was approached by a group of kids on bicycles who almost struck him, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. "The 50-year-old pushed one ...
A 56-year-old woman was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver while she was walking her dogs in Agua Dulce. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the fatality, Officer Marino Hernandez of the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Lori Lindlief, who had just moved to Agua Dulce, died in the hospital Sunday, he said. At about 8 p.m. Saturday, Lindlief was walking her dogs with her fiance on Mabana Street, just ...
Aug. 7 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. A Saugus man called sheriff's deputies to report his laptop computer was stolen during a local bus ride. According to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station log, deputies reported: "The victim left his laptop in his backpack while waiting for the bus. The victim said when he got on the bus he had the laptop, but when he got home the laptop was missing. The victim said he didn't ...
Firefighters knocked down a small blaze on Highway 14 Friday afternoon. Two Los Angeles County firefighting units responded to a fire in an area of Highway 14 near Soledad Canyon Road, shortly after 3 p.m., Inspector Quvondo Johnson said. The fire was out within an hour, fire officials said. No structures were threatened.
Local sheriff's deputies are setting up a drunk-driving checkpoint tonight. The checkpoint at an unrevealed location in the city of Santa Clarita is scheduled from 6 p.m. today till 2 a.m. Saturday, said Detective Daniel A. Dail of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. "By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives," Dail said in a ...
A young couple is in custody today after their speeding car turned out to be stolen in Hollywood, local sheriff's deputies said.
A suicide note from the local dentist who shot his wife's elderly parents, then himself, fails to answer all questions for homicide detectives anxiously waiting to talk to his wife, an investigator said Thursday.
A Chatsworth man accused of leading deputies on a wild high-speed chase through Santa Clarita is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing at the end of the month. Aaron Clay Tanner, 31, is schedule to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Aug. 30 on multiple felony charges including assault, carjacking, kidnapping for carjacking and assault on a peace officer. During a series of events last December that began in the Newhall Pass ...
Morning commuters experienced delays today when a car broke down in the fast lane of a transition road connecting southbound Interstate 5 with northbound Highway 14 in the Newhall Pass.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean wants to fix the state's existing trains and railways with money already allocated for high-speed rail.
SANTA CLARITA - A man who spent more than a dozen years cleaning shirts for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been arrested for putting more than starch in laundry destined for the jail.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man charged in the alleged gang-related stabbing of a 20-year-old man four months ago has pleaded not guilty to felony attempted murder.
A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat four months ago has yet to be arraigned on the felony charges against him, despite his failure to appear in court as promised and his recent arrest, according to court officials and court documents.
Four people, including two sheriff's deputies and a firefighter, were injured in a condominium complex fire in Canyon Country early Monday.
Commuter traffic was stopped briefly this morning when an SUV southbound on Highway 14 flipped in the fast lane in Canyon Country, according to emergency response officials.
It was cold sleeping overnight in a box as more than 400 participants in this year's Box City event found out early Sunday morning as they emerged from cardboard boxes in Bridgeport Park, event organizers said.
As they turned away from the wall Sunday, shaken and wet-eyed, some of the gray-haired serviceman who came to Santa Clarita and found the name of their friends engraved on the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, also found solace in those who survived.
When they formed a conga line for the song 'We Are Family' it became strikingly clear that family is what it's all about at the annual LARC Ranch festivities.
There were 14 guests of honor at the opening ceremonies held for the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Thursday - but none of them were there.
SANTA CLARITA - Chibuzo Ikonte, a sophomore at Valencia High School and a promising member of its varsity basketball team, is doing well today after collapsing in the school's gymnasium Wednesday, prompting emergency heart defibrillation, school officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A student at Valencia High School was treated by paramedics for cardiac arrest after apparently collapsing in the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, according to fire and law enforcement officials.
Of all the chores and challenges Chuck Morris has encountered bringing the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the Santa Clarita Valley, the most difficult task may be reining in emotions.
SANTA CLARITA - A Burbank man charged with two counts of murder in the wrong-way crash that killed two people last June failed to appear in court as ordered Wednesday, according to the prosecutor handling the case.
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved a $95,000 plan to illuminate close to 100 trees and erect a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Newhall Library.
SANTA CLARITA - Five people charged with identity theft after their arrests last March at a Stevenson Ranch hotel were handed sentences ranging from probation to prison time after entering pleas of no contest, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.