Burglary suspect nabbed while riding his bicycle



A man wanted for burglary who for a while eluded capture this week was arrested by a deputy who spotted him riding his bicycle through Newhall.

The suspect – a 48-year-old mechanic who lives in Newhall – was arrested without incident about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“There was a residential burglary that was reported in Newhall earlier this week and suspect was identified,” Shirley Miller of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station told The Signal Wednesday.

“When a patrol deputy was driving on Lyons Avenue at Peachland Avenue on her PM shift, she recognized a man on a bicycle as being the wanted burglary suspect,” she said.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary, a felony.

His bail was set at $50,000.

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