Over $40,000 worth of equipment was stolen from storage containers at the Forest Service Texas Canyon Station near Santa Clarita early this week, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The stolen items include about 30 chainsaws, four generators, an arc welder, and a variety of hand tools.
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Forest Service officers and Santa Clarita Sheriff’s deputies discovered the theft early Tuesday after responding to a burglary reported by firefighters at the station. A chain-link fence surrounding the facility had been cut and the containers holding firefighting and recreation-crew equipment had been opened. No suspects have yet been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
Persons having any information regarding the burglary should contact the Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations unit at (626) 574-5356.
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