Two arrested for possession of stolen vehicle

By Christina Cox

Last update: Monday, February 20th, 2017

A man and woman were arrested Sunday night for possession of a stolen vehicle in Little Tujunga Canyon.  The male suspect was also arrested for discharging a weapon.

Officers from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station came across the stolen vehicle near Little Tujunga Canyon Road and Santa Clara Truck Trail around 8 p.m. Sunday.

“Crescenta Valley deputies saw a Penske truck parked on the side of the road and, when they ran the license plate, it came back stolen,” said Lieutenant Randy Tuinstra of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

While they were investigating, the deputies also heard shots fired inside a nearby residence.

According to Tuinstra, the property owner and his girlfriend went out to the street and said they were moving items using a truck given to them by a friend.

“When the officers couldn’t corroborate the evidence with the truck, they were arrested,” Tuinstra said.

The male was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and for discharging a firearm, and the woman was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. No injuries were reported following the incident.

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Two arrested for possession of stolen vehicle

A man and woman were arrested Sunday night for possession of a stolen vehicle in Little Tujunga Canyon.  The male suspect was also arrested for discharging a weapon.

Officers from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station came across the stolen vehicle near Little Tujunga Canyon Road and Santa Clara Truck Trail around 8 p.m. Sunday.

“Crescenta Valley deputies saw a Penske truck parked on the side of the road and, when they ran the license plate, it came back stolen,” said Lieutenant Randy Tuinstra of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

While they were investigating, the deputies also heard shots fired inside a nearby residence.

According to Tuinstra, the property owner and his girlfriend went out to the street and said they were moving items using a truck given to them by a friend.

“When the officers couldn’t corroborate the evidence with the truck, they were arrested,” Tuinstra said.

The male was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and for discharging a firearm, and the woman was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. No injuries were reported following the incident.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.