Handlebar a “deadly weapon” in alleged assault



A Canyon Country man was arrested this past weekend on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, specifically, a bicycle handlebar.

Jeremiah Cohen, a 21-year-old construction worker, was arrested about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“On Saturday evening, deputies responded to the 27600 block of Ironstone Drive in Canyon Country for an assault with a deadly weapon call,” Shirley Miller, sheriff’s station spokeswoman told The Signal.

“The victim and suspect were in a verbal altercation which turned physical,” she said.

“The suspect allegedly picked up metal bicycle type handlebar and hit the victim across the side of the face,” Miller said.

The victim suffered a facial abrasion and bruising that was treated on scene by paramedics of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Cohen was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, taken to sheriff’s station on Magic Mountain Parkway and booked.

His bail was set at $30,000.

Cohen was scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday.

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