Four detained at gunpoint in stolen goods probe

Deputy Mike Perry escorts a man detained amid a grand theft investigation in Canyon Country on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal
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At least four people were detained at gunpoint Monday afternoon in Canyon Country amid an investigation into the location of stolen goods.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station units responded to the 19000 block of Nearbrook Street to a request for backup.

The request was apparently made in connection with a grand theft investigation at a home near Rockgrove Avenue, deputies on scene confirmed.

Units on scene began making audible announcements via loudspeaker moments later. The voice of a deputy asked the suspects to surrender themselves in both English and Spanish.

At 1:30 p.m., deputies detained at least four people at gunpoint, eventually securing them in patrol cars parked near Rockgrove Avenue.

“We’re still trying to figure out what we have here,” Lt. Chuck Becerra said. The lieutenant confirmed the initial report to deputies involved stolen tools.

This is a breaking news story and information will be updated as additional details are received and vetted for accuracy.

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