Three detained for reported stolen vehicle; mother interferes


Two minors and one adult were detained at gunpoint in a residential neighborhood by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies Thursday afternoon responding to a report of a stolen vehicle.

The driver of a Chevy Camaro was arrested by deputies on suspicion of driving a stolen and embezzled vehicle, while one of the minors was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Ortiz added the second minor was detained but later released to a parent or guardian.

The vehicle was reported as stolen to the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 22, according to Natalie Arriaga, public information officer for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

The incident took place in a residential neighborhood, where the mother of one of the minors involved was seen witnessing the arrest and yelling at sheriff’s deputies.

“The driver of the vehicle was the father of the juvenile the mother was upset about,” Arriaga said.

In a video posted to Facebook, the mother is shown to be outside witnessing the arrests while yelling obscenities at sheriff’s deputies, saying they were causing a scene in the neighborhood. The mother was not arrested for obstruction of justice, according to Ortiz.

It could not be confirmed if the mother would face charges as the incident is still under investigation, Arriaga said.

In response to the video of the arrest, a second video was posted by the woman’s daughter on the social media platform TikTok saying the accusations regarding the stolen vehicle are false.

The Sheriff’s Information Bureau had no comment regarding the video uploaded by the daughter.

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