Deputies Catch Armed Carjacking Suspect
No injuries in Canyon Country incident.
Deputies arrested a San Bernardino man Friday after he allegedly attempted to carjack a Canyon Country resident at gunpoint. The victim called the station and reported that a man had approached her as she sat inside her car in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant in the 19000 block of Soledad Canyon Road.
As the man approached her car, he allegedly removed a handgun from his pants pocket and attempted to open the rear door. When he found it was locked he moved to the driver's door window and tapped the gun on the glass while instructing the victim to open the door. The victim refused and another car pulled into the restaurant, apparently causing the suspect to walk away.
The victim immediately called 9-1-1 and deputies quickly responded and began checking the area. The deputies located a man matching the description of the suspect in the 19300 block of Soledad Canyon Road. The man was detained and then arrested after he was reportedly connected to the crime. Deputies later recovered a loaded handgun from a planter in the area where the suspect was apprehended. A second fully loaded ammunition magazine was located in the bathroom of another nearby fast food restaurant.
The suspect, 20 year old David Graves, was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on felony charges of Attempt Carjacking and Attempt Kidnapping. He was later transported to Men's Central Jail, Los Angeles, where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending future court proceedings. No one was injured during the incident.