Wanted man found in Newhall gas station restroom


A Stevenson Ranch man wanted on a $75,000 warrant was arrested Tuesday after reports of a person staying in a public restroom for about an hour, according to local law enforcement officials. 

Jesus Ivan Chavez, 28, was taken to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail after he was arrested on the warrant and narcotics charges. 

The incident occurred Tuesday morning when deputies “responded to a Newhall gas station on Lyons Avenue regarding a male adult who had been in a restroom for about an hour,” read a statement on the SCV Sheriff’s Station’s Facebook page Wednesday morning. 

When law enforcement approached the man, they learned about the warrant and found the suspect to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, the statement read. 

Chavez was being held Wednesday in lieu of $85,000 bail, according to the station’s booking log.

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