Minutes after first responders were able to pull a man back from the ledge of the Lyons Avenue freeway overpass, deputies were then called to investigate a potential stolen vehicle incident in the same area of the freeway Tuesday night.
The call came in at approximately 11 p.m., according to Sgt. Chris Voda of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“They just got a call from an informant about a neighbor’s vehicle,” said Voda at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
After deputies had shut down Interstate 5 on the northbound side in order to deal with the man who had climbed over the fence on the bridge minutes before, they then needed to shut down the southbound side of the freeway as well in order to handle this other unrelated incident, according to officials on the scene.
Lt. Andy Dahring, who was on shift as watch commander for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, was following procedure when he went out to the call about the potential jumper, as they do for calls of that nature, according to officials on the scene.
When he was on his way back to the station from the call on the freeway bridge, he spotted the stolen vehicle on the freeway, according to Voda.
Officials on the scene of the incident reported that the suspect was taken into custody approximately a mile south of Lyons Avenue. No identification or confirmation that the suspect detained was booked was announced by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station as of 11:45 p.m.