Probation searches to continue throughout Santa Clarita area, deputies say
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives arrest a man during a probation search at a home on the 24000 block of Arch Street in Newhall on June 6, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Austin Dave
Monday, January 22nd, 2018

With a knock on the door, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are working to keep probationers on the right path by visiting and searching their homes, officials confirmed Monday.

All-in-all, six locations throughout Canyon Country were targeted, Deputy Luis Cabrera of the station’s Crime Prevention Unit said. Cabrera serves as the Zone 8 leader for Canyon Country, east of Sierra Highway.

Monday’s operation focused on drug and theft related offenders by visiting their registered addresses and executing procedural search-and-seizures, Cabrera explained.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives arrest a man during a probation search at a home on the 24000 block of Arch Street in Newhall on June 6, 2017. (Austin Dave/The Signal)

As expected, probationers are not allowed to have narcotics, ammunitions or stolen property – typically against the law. If they do violate those conditions, they’re taken into custody and hauled off to jail.

And that’s the message sheriff’s officials want those not in compliance with the law to understand – you don’t know when or where the deputies are coming, but know that they’re coming.

“It’s a part of proactive policing,” Cabrera said. Like bowling alley bumpers, the operation works to keep the offenders in line and on the right side of the law.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Robert Lewis searches a barbecue grill during an investigation at a home on the 24000 block of Arch Street in Newhall on June 6, 2017 as Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Stripin looks on. (Austin Dave/The Signal) (Austin Dave/The Signal)

The planned and randomly conducted procedure encourages men and women struggling to forge a new path to push forward, part ways with their past life and never look back.

“Most of them are complying,” Cabrera said. “This does remind them to stay in compliance.”

After all, for probationers, jail is just a door knock away if you don’t follow the law.

About the author

Austin Dave

Austin Dave

Austin Dave is an award-winning multimedia journalist. He heads The Signal's video news operations while reporting on the Santa Clarita Valley's most impacting topics.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives arrest a man during a probation search at a home on the 24000 block of Arch Street in Newhall on June 6, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

Probation searches to continue throughout Santa Clarita area, deputies say

With a knock on the door, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are working to keep probationers on the right path by visiting and searching their homes, officials confirmed Monday.

All-in-all, six locations throughout Canyon Country were targeted, Deputy Luis Cabrera of the station’s Crime Prevention Unit said. Cabrera serves as the Zone 8 leader for Canyon Country, east of Sierra Highway.

Monday’s operation focused on drug and theft related offenders by visiting their registered addresses and executing procedural search-and-seizures, Cabrera explained.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives arrest a man during a probation search at a home on the 24000 block of Arch Street in Newhall on June 6, 2017. (Austin Dave/The Signal)

As expected, probationers are not allowed to have narcotics, ammunitions or stolen property – typically against the law. If they do violate those conditions, they’re taken into custody and hauled off to jail.

And that’s the message sheriff’s officials want those not in compliance with the law to understand – you don’t know when or where the deputies are coming, but know that they’re coming.

“It’s a part of proactive policing,” Cabrera said. Like bowling alley bumpers, the operation works to keep the offenders in line and on the right side of the law.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Robert Lewis searches a barbecue grill during an investigation at a home on the 24000 block of Arch Street in Newhall on June 6, 2017 as Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Stripin looks on. (Austin Dave/The Signal) (Austin Dave/The Signal)

The planned and randomly conducted procedure encourages men and women struggling to forge a new path to push forward, part ways with their past life and never look back.

“Most of them are complying,” Cabrera said. “This does remind them to stay in compliance.”

After all, for probationers, jail is just a door knock away if you don’t follow the law.

About the author

Austin Dave

Austin Dave

Austin Dave is an award-winning multimedia journalist. He heads The Signal's video news operations while reporting on the Santa Clarita Valley's most impacting topics.