UPDATE: Woman accused of auto theft after Saugus burglary probe

LASD car. Signal file photo.
LASD car. Signal file photo.

Four people were detained, at least one at gunpoint, by local sheriff’s deputies investigating a suspected burglary in Saugus on Wednesday morning.

After being questioned, one young woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car, two young men cited for drug violations and a fourth, a woman, released.

Shortly after 10 a.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the intersection of Copper Hill Drive and Seco Canyon Road for reports of a burglary.

“We are detaining four on a possible burglary,” Lt. Doug Mohrhoff said.

The suspects—two men, two women—were detained while deputies checked the car they were in.

“The vehicle came back as stolen,” Mohrhoff said.

By mid-afternoon, detectives arrested one, cited two for drug violations and released the fourth.

“We’ve had numerous burglaries and thefts in the Saugus area,” Lt. Leo Bauer said. “And, we’ve had an increase in the amount of these types of burglaries in the last couple of days.”

Deputies probing the rash of Saugus burglaries were notified earlier this week about a stolen car with four occupants spotted Wednesday morning, at Copper Hill and Bouquet Canyon Road, in Saugus.

“We arrested the prime suspect, the driver, an 18-year-old Saugus woman who was taken into custody,” Bauer said.

“We had two narcotic violations, two males, one 25 years old, the other 22 years old,” he said.

The fourth occupant of the car — a 22-year-old female was released, Bauer said, adding: “She was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The investigation into the rash of Saugus burglaries and thefts is ongoing.

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