Man arrested for vandalism, heroin possession in Valencia
file photo. flashing SCV Sheriff Station patrol lights.
By Jim Holt
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

 

An unemployed transient is accused to smashing the windows of a Mercedes SUV parked at a Valencia home on the weekend, and of possessing heroin.

The 23-year-old man, based in Canyon Country, was arrested Saturday about 7 p.m. on suspicion of felony vandalism causing damage in excess of $400.

A check of court records revealed the suspect has been arrested nine times in the last nine months – once a month, on average.

“A citizen witnessed a crime, called 9-1-1, and provided a detailed suspect description which enabled deputies to find the perpetrator within minutes,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

“A homeowner on Brighton Lane in Valencia heard a loud noise, and when he looked out, he saw a man hitting a Mercedes SUV with a baseball bat, shattering the window and then getting back in his car, leaving the scene,” she wrote.

The homeowner called 9-1-1 with a description of the suspect and vehicle.

The responding deputy alerted other patrol units to the crime and “within no time at all, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted, and deputies conducted a traffic stop near the Westfield mall,” Miller wrote in her post.

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file photo. flashing SCV Sheriff Station patrol lights.

Man arrested for vandalism, heroin possession in Valencia

 

An unemployed transient is accused to smashing the windows of a Mercedes SUV parked at a Valencia home on the weekend, and of possessing heroin.

The 23-year-old man, based in Canyon Country, was arrested Saturday about 7 p.m. on suspicion of felony vandalism causing damage in excess of $400.

A check of court records revealed the suspect has been arrested nine times in the last nine months – once a month, on average.

“A citizen witnessed a crime, called 9-1-1, and provided a detailed suspect description which enabled deputies to find the perpetrator within minutes,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

“A homeowner on Brighton Lane in Valencia heard a loud noise, and when he looked out, he saw a man hitting a Mercedes SUV with a baseball bat, shattering the window and then getting back in his car, leaving the scene,” she wrote.

The homeowner called 9-1-1 with a description of the suspect and vehicle.

The responding deputy alerted other patrol units to the crime and “within no time at all, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted, and deputies conducted a traffic stop near the Westfield mall,” Miller wrote in her post.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt