Deputies set up containment for reported burglary suspect 

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By Signal Staff

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were unable to locate a theft suspect in Newhall after a brief foot pursuit and a coordinated search near the Old Town Newhall Library, where a command post was set up in the parking lot Wednesday morning.  

An SCV Sheriff’s Station patrol deputy was flagged down after a man stole from the AutoZone off Lyons Avenue, according to sheriff’s officials. 

Deputies tracked down the suspect to Ninth Street near Railroad Avenue, where a deputy attempted to detain the suspect, according to Sgt. Diego Andrade of the SCV Sheriff’s Station. 

The suspect refused to comply and ran from the deputy after a brief struggle, Andrade said. He said deputies did not know for certain if the suspect had a weapon. 

He added that no one was injured in the incident. 

Deputies established a containment Wednesday morning near the intersection of Drayton Street and Railroad Avenue as they searched for the reported burglary suspect. Deputies were asking motorists leaving the Newhall library to open their trunks, and there was also an effort to knock on doors. 

The suspect, according to radio traffic, was wearing a brown hoodie, blue jeans and a black hat. 

The foot pursuit happened at around 10:20 a.m. and the subsequent containment effort was broken down around 11:30 a.m.  

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