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SCV Deputies Conduct Juvenile Crime and Narcotics Suppression / Curfew Enforcement Patrol Operation

Posted: June 18, 2014 10:13 a.m.
Updated: June 18, 2014 10:13 a.m.

On Friday, June 13, 2014, through the early morning hours of Saturday, June 14, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) along with deputies from the Crime Impact Team (CIT) and station COBRA detectives conducted a late night saturation patrol operation using patrol vehicles, deputies on bicycles, and deputies on foot patrol. The deputies deployed on the paseos, trails, and streets throughout the city of Santa Clarita. The operation began at 9:00 pm and went into the early morning hours.

The purpose of Friday night’s operation was to address some community concerns and to send a clear message to anyone considering using the paseo systems for unlawful purposes such as loitering, alcohol consumption, drug use, or to commit acts of vandalism. Deputies were also enforcing the curfew ordinance which applies to those 17 years old and younger and makes it unlawful for any minor to remain upon any public street, public building, place of amusement, eating place, vacant lot, or unsupervised place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In order to address the above concerns, deputies assigned to the CPU, CIT, and COBRA team conducted this saturation operation focusing on area parks and other locations where juveniles are likely to congregate.

The results of Friday night’s operation were as follows:

One fifteen year old was cited for curfew violation, possession of marijuana, and minor in possession of a lighter at the Santa Clarita Transit Center.

One sixteen year old was cited for a curfew violation at the Santa Clarita Transit Center.

One seventeen year old was cited for curfew violation near Grovepark Drive, Saugus.

One adult was cited near Grovepark Drive, Saugus for an open alcoholic beverage container.

Two adults were cited for being in the park after hours at Bridgeport Park.

One fifteen year old and one sixteen year old were cited for curfew violation in the parking lot of Pavilions Market (27071 McBean Parkway).

Two adults were cited for marijuana possession near 23401 Soledad Canyon Road.

Two seventeen year olds were cited for curfew violation near 27520 Sierra Highway.

One adult was arrested for possession of methamphetamine near 27520 Sierra Highway.

Our deputies and special teams, both in uniform and undercover, are commonly utilized to patrol the paseos and surrounding terrain at undisclosed and random times throughout the year to ensure the safety and serenity of Santa Clarita’s more than 20 miles of picturesque trails, designed for bicycle commuting and recreational use.

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chefgirl358: Posted: June 18, 2014 12:37 p.m.

Great work deputies! Thank you and keep it up. I heard on the radio today (ridiculous that it has NOT been reported in the signal) that there have been three (ARMED with a handgun), robberies on the paseo near Soledad and Via Princessa recently, that are being perpetrated by a group of about 8 men.

I hope you can catch them too. Also, please spend some time on the paseos in Northbridge as we get all kinds of young adults who use our paseo for drugs, booze and graffiti.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 18, 2014 12:50 p.m.

chefgirl: You just didn't see the story, it WAS in the Signal. There has been an arrest.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 18, 2014 12:57 p.m.

"Two adults were cited for being in the park after hours at Bridgeport Park."

Really? Cited for just being there? I take my dog to the park late at night so we can play off-leash and not bother people. Please don't bother me.

chefgirl358: Posted: June 18, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Egbert, they aren't going to bother you, or anyone with a legitimate purpose for being there. They were cited for whatever it was deps could pin on them because they were up to no good. That's what cops do and I'm grateful. There isn't a cop on earth that's any good that doesn't go by the old, if it looks liks a duck, quacks and walks like a's a duck. If it looks like a dirtbag, it's a dirtbag and I'm glad deps do this type of operation because as petty as it sounds, word gets out and sends a message and keeps dirtbags from gathering in areas they shouldn't be in, causing trouble. It's a pre-emptive strike and it does work very well.

DMeyer: Posted: June 18, 2014 5:00 p.m.

chefgirl is correct. I've lived in Bridgeport for several years, I go jogging and ride my bike frequently late at night there and have never been hassled. Once in a white rift raft shows up and I've seen them get stopped by the cops, and rightfully so.

sabo45: Posted: June 19, 2014 8:21 a.m.

EgbertSouse4U: Yes you can be cited for just being there. Parks close at 10 pm and you are trespassing after that. Plus your dog is off leash so that's two citations. I hear people yelling at their dogs as late as midnight and as early as 6 am in the park by our house. I wish dog owners would stop bothering us.

Unreal: Posted: June 19, 2014 8:30 a.m.

DMeyer: What the heck is "rift raft"? I think you mean "riff raff". At least I had a laugh this morning. --edited.

DMeyer: Posted: June 19, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Oops! My bad. Thanks Unreal. I got my laugh in too ;)

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 19, 2014 10:22 a.m.

sabo45: I am quite aware of the hour of the night and never scream or raise my voice. In fact the only noises I ever hear on the paseos are dogs barking from their backyards because their owners are too friggin' lazy to ever take them out. Maybe you shouldn't have moved next door to a park if you want complete silence.

I shouldn't have to worry about being cited for taking my dog to a park at night. If that's what the sheriffs have to worry about, they are vastly overpaid.

chefgirl358: Posted: June 19, 2014 2:26 p.m.

Egbert, you're wrong. Cops keeping the quality of life issues or "Broken windows" things tamped down, are what keep the crime rate low overall. As petty as it may seem, it's actually how things keep from growing a little worse here and there and pretty soon, it's rampant.

They are not overpaid, they deserve every dime they get.

jaybird450: Posted: June 20, 2014 11:38 p.m.

"They are not overpaid , they deeserve every dime they get."

Chefgirl358: we must not live in the same valley. By all means most cops are all the same but out here they are beyond corrupt and will bother anybody and give them a ticket for any ridiculous reasob just to make a quick buck. Out here we have the worst of them. They're pricks a lot of the tine harrassing innocent people cause they're not smart enough to realize where the real criminals are and when they do they 're not smart enough to catch them but here in awesometown dont surprise me obe little bit

chefgirl358: Posted: June 20, 2014 11:59 p.m.

I don't suppose you call yourself jaybird because you've had skirmishes with the law or anything huh? Bitter much? Yeah right! You sound exactly like the type of person to prove my point! Btw, you are totally violating the terms of the website language and will get your comments removed and be kicked off if you continue in this fashion. But just like criminals, they only catch the dumb ones.

DMeyer: Posted: June 20, 2014 1:46 p.m.

Ha! Funny how us regular folks who work hard, raise our families, treat our neighbors with respect never get the hassle from cops that jaybird is talking about.

The cops are not messing with regular people, they are messing with those who they should be messing with, that's what we pay them to do and expect them to do.

Don't want to be hassled? Don't be an idiot who draws law enforcement scrutiny to yourself. The sooner you figure that out the better off you'll be.

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