Sheriff’s officials: Deputy-involved fight caused by drunken man at Starbucks

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on Golden Valley Road.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on Golden Valley Road.

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy was involved in a fight Tuesday evening after responding to a drunken man harassing patrons of a Starbucks at Granary Square in Valencia, according to Watch Sgt. Bill Edson. 

Edson said deputies received a call for service at the Starbucks in the 25900 block of McBean Parkway at approximately 6:49 p.m. Employees reported a drunken man was harassing customers and being disruptive.  

Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokeswoman for the station, provided a few more details regarding the incident, but the complete report was not yet available.  

A man was verbally harassing people and looking into vehicles while holding two open alcoholic beverages, according to Arriaga.  

Deputies attempted to detain the suspect, but he was not being cooperative, Edson said.  

Deputies used minor force, and a brief struggle ensued. A short period later, the suspect was successfully apprehended with the help of assisting units, according to Arriaga. 

There were no injuries to either party as a result of the deputy-involved fight, Edson added. The man was arrested under John Doe, 30 years old, Arriaga wrote in an email.  

Additional information will become available once deputies complete their report, according to Arriaga.  

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