Man arrested after accosting teenage girls.
A Canyon Country man was arrested yesterday afternoon under suspicion of illegal possession of a gun and annoying or molesting minors. The suspect approached two 17 year old girls shopping at 7-Eleven on the corner of Whites Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road and asked them to expose themselves. During the encounter, the girls noticed the man had a gun tucked under his waistband.
On leaving the store, the girls notified a sheriff's deputy who had been making a traffic stop down the block. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station began a containment procedure in the area and arrested 22 year old Herman Stevens on a nearby street around 6:30 p.m. His weapon was discovered tossed under a car a short distance away.
Because Stevens has a prior felony conviction, his possession of the gun could earn a felony charge.