Two individuals were detained Monday afternoon after a person was assaulted while trying to stop a truck from allegedly fleeing the scene of some downed power lines in Val Verde, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
SCV Sheriff’s Station officials received a call around 11:30 a.m. regarding a report of vandalism that had just occurred in the 28500 block of Lincoln Avenue in Val Verde, said Lt. Doug Mohrhoff of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
The informant reported that a white box truck had knocked down some power lines on the victim’s property and then left the scene.
“There was a(n) (assault) — the suspect hit power lines, knocking them down, the victim attempted to prevent the suspect from leaving,” said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Deputies pulled over the suspect’s vehicle, which had two occupants, shortly after noon near the intersection of Turnberry Lane and The Old Road.
“As a result of the incident or the call for service, deputies detained two and the investigation is ongoing,” Mohrhoff said. Station officials did not identify the two individuals who were detained.
The victim declined medical treatment at the scene, Arriaga added.
Signal Staff Writer Trevor Morgan contributed to this report.