A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stalking, criminal threats and unlawful use of an electronic tracking device on Friday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
According to Deputy Nicholas Hoflet, a spokesman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, a person had reported their ex-boyfriend making criminal threats against them on Wednesday.
On Friday, a woman reported that she was driving home when she received an alert on her phone that she was being tracked via a device.
“She called the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station for help, and she believed that the suspect placed the device in her vehicle to follow her,” said Deputy Robert Jensen, spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
She drove straight to the SCV Sheriff’s Station and was assisted by deputies in the parking lot. Both she and the deputies heard a beep coming from the rear well of the car. The woman had already reported that she believed she was being followed in a report she made on Wednesday.
When the suspect entered the SCV Sheriff’s Station lobby in connection with the reports, he was detained by deputies after the woman positively identified him as the man from her earlier report.
Upon their investigation he admitted to placing a tracking device on the woman’s car, according to Jensen.