UPDATE: Burglary suspect arrested next to Sheriff’s Station

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Sheriff’s officials echoed the sentiment of a few online commenters Monday, a man picked up his second arrest before noon, this time for allegedly smashing glass doors next to the Sheriff’s Station.

“He may have wanted to be arrested,” Lt. Chuck Becerra told The Signal Monday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s Station official made the remark after reporting how the suspect walked out of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on Monday, then crossed the station’s courtyard where he smashed the glass doors of the adjacent Valencia Library.

Shortly after he was brought to the Sheriff’s Station for booking on a previous charge, he “bonded out,” Becerra said.

“He then walked out of the (Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s) Station’s front doors, walked to the Valencia Library and broke into it,” he said.

And regardless of intent, the man, as yet unidentified by station officials, was arrested on a burglary charge due to the damage at the library’s entrance.

The suspect’s troubles began early Monday morning, when he was arrested after being accused of trying to steal three TVs from Walmart.

“It appears he walked into the Walmart, then took three TVs and pushed them out the back door where store security detained him,” Becerra said, noting the Sheriff’s Station’s report.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to the library next door to the station for the vandalism report.

“One person is in custody,” Sgt. Wayne Waterman told The Signal, identifying the suspect only  as a man, shortly after the arrest.

Deputies detained the suspect after he allegedly threw large “boulders” through the doors of the Valencia Library, according to station officials.


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