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Half a dozen men arrested separately late last week for unrelated weapons offenses were each expected to appear in court Monday.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station made the arrests Thursday.

Half of the suspects were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

In one of the arrests, deputies conducting a routine patrol of the “Park and Ride” area on Newhall Avenue at Sierra Highway at 1 a.m. checked out one particular car parked there, Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Shirley Miller told The Signal.

“They saw a vehicle with two occupants,” she said. “Due to the time of night, they conducted a welfare check.”

A 31-year-old plumber from Canyon Country was arrested on suspicion of possessing a billy club and of being in possession of cocaine, she said.

Another of the five suspects nabbed Thursday was arrested about 6 p.m. Thursday during a routine traffic stop.

Deputies pulled over a vehicle in the area of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country after they determined it was in violation of “various vehicle codes,” Miller said.

They found two firearms inside the vehicle and some methamphetamine.

As a result, a 31-year-old welder from Canyon Country was arrested on suspicion of possessing an assault weapon and being in possession of methamphetamine.

A third man, described by deputies as farm worker, was arrested on his 33rd birthday, about 1 p.m. on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon in his vehicle, a felony.

Each of the three remaining suspects were residents of Sacramento and were each arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

They include: a 39-year-old roofer, a 21-year-old warehouse worker and a homemaker, age 25.

 

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