Assault suspect arrested in Canyon Country
A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy escorts a man detained at the scene of a felony traffic stop on July 15, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Samie Gebers
Saturday, July 15th, 2017

A man accused of assaulting a maintenance worker this week was detained after a felony traffic stop in Canyon Country Saturday morning.

The victim was cleaning the area of a shopping center near the corner of Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road on Thursday when he was approached by a man armed with a knife.

The male suspect threatened the victim, but the maintenance worker managed to take a picture of the suspect after the assault. The worker was not injured in the exchange.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies coordinate at the scene of a felony traffic stop on July 15, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

“The suspect returned today to the same shopping center, so the maintenance worker called,” said Lt. Leo Bauer of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Deputies eventually caught up with the suspect on westbound Soledad Canyon Road just west of Gailxy Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday.

A traffic stop on a black, older model Ford Expedition was initiated and the suspect was detained and identified by the victim, Bauer said.

No injuries were reported in relation to the incident.

 

About the author

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy escorts a man detained at the scene of a felony traffic stop on July 15, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

Assault suspect arrested in Canyon Country

A man accused of assaulting a maintenance worker this week was detained after a felony traffic stop in Canyon Country Saturday morning.

The victim was cleaning the area of a shopping center near the corner of Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road on Thursday when he was approached by a man armed with a knife.

The male suspect threatened the victim, but the maintenance worker managed to take a picture of the suspect after the assault. The worker was not injured in the exchange.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies coordinate at the scene of a felony traffic stop on July 15, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

“The suspect returned today to the same shopping center, so the maintenance worker called,” said Lt. Leo Bauer of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Deputies eventually caught up with the suspect on westbound Soledad Canyon Road just west of Gailxy Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday.

A traffic stop on a black, older model Ford Expedition was initiated and the suspect was detained and identified by the victim, Bauer said.

No injuries were reported in relation to the incident.

 

About the author

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.