Deputies track suspect to Palmdale, arrest on suspicion of grand theft

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department seal. File Photo
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department seal. File Photo

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies reported Friday that they had tracked down and arrested a local grand theft suspect at a residence in Palmdale.  

The arrest stems from a previous grand theft, or the unlawful taking of someone else’s property when that property’s value is more than $950, that was initially reported locally, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.  

“(Crime Impact Team) deputies have been searching for a male responsible for a grand theft that occurred in Santa Clarita, (and who was) also named as a suspect for other incidents throughout L.A. County,” said Arriaga. “A follow-up investigation led them to the male at a residence in Palmdale.”  

A warrant was served at the residence, located on the 27800 block of Cluney Avenue in Palmdale, and deputies made contact with the 38-year-old man.  

“Deputies arrested the suspect and conducted a search of the residence, resulting in the discovery of a loaded firearm, ammunition, methamphetamine, and several vehicle titles named to various vehicles in Santa Clarita, among other contraband,” said Arriaga. “The male, who is also a convicted felon and known gang member, was arrested on several charges, including possession of a controlled substance with a loaded firearm.” 

The man was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. As of Friday afternoon, he remains in law enforcement custody, according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department inmate information.  

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