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Court

    Santa Clarita Teen Gets 45 Days, Serves 3 For Theft Charges

    A Santa Clarita teen received a 45-day jail sentence for petty theft Friday, after requesting a trial on two charges for a Walmart burglary and losing the case. Joseph Munoz, 19, of Canyon Country, was accused of going into the Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive with the intent to steal. “He was found guilty on two counts -- petty theft and second degree commercial burglary,” said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. “Both (charges) are misdemeanors, and in both, the victim is Walmart.”

    Murder Trial For Halloween Trio Set For Next Month

    The trial for the "Halloween Trio", three teens accused of fatally shooting a man in an alleged robbery in 2011, has been set for next week, officials said Thursday.

    Santa Clarita Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend In 2011 To Face Trial

    A Saugus man who was accused of murdering his girlfriend in 2011 now has a trial date set, after several years of delays.

    Tony Alamo Victims' Lawyer To Seek Sierra Highway Land

    A Texarkana lawyer seeking compensation for the victims of a pastor convicted of sex crimes against children said he’ll likely be seeking Tony Alamo’s Santa Clarita Valley properties in October. In the meantime, followers at Tony Alamo's Santa Clarita Valley properties on Sierra Highway continue to carry on the church in the name of Alamo. Santa Clarita Valley parking lots are still peppered with flyers about his ministry. Attorney W. David Carter said he’s been litigating properties for the victims of Alamo, whose real name is Bernie Lazar Hoffman, for nearly five years.

    Man Accused Of Stealing From Wells Fargo Customers Due Back

    A Santa Clarita Valley man accused of stealing from customers, including an elderly woman, at the Wells Fargo where he was employed, appeared in court for an arraignment.

    CORRECTION: Suspects In Alleged Sand Canyon Fatal Crash Sentenced

    Two men pleaded no contest and received sentences Thursday in a fatal crash that killed Dakota Demott the night of Jan. 10, 2012.


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    Golden Valley Teen Pleads Not Guilty To Criminal Threats Charge

    A Santa Clarita Valley teen was charged with one count of criminal threats for his alleged Instagram postings, a District Attorney’s Office spokesman said Tuesday.


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    “The juvenile has been charged with one count of a felony of criminal threats,” said Greg Risling, a representative for the DA’s office.

    Santa Clarita Valley Rape, Murder Cases Have Court Dates Wednesday

    Two murder cases with Santa Clarita Valley ties were in the courts Wednesday, as was a convicted murderer being tried for rape.

    Murderer Gets 40-Year Sentence In 2013 Acton Shooting

    A Santa Clarita Valley man received a 40-year sentence Friday for the second-degree murder of Christopher Demyen, as several family members provided tearful testimony Friday at his killer’s sentencing in Lancaster.Scott Shipley, 57, of Acton, was found guilty back in April, after a brief trial. “I think that the verdict reached by the jury was the correct and just verdict and the sentence that the defendant received was just,” said Tom Trainor, deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County. "While no sentence can ever bring Demyen back to his family, this can hopefully provide them with some finality in this chapter of their life."

    Trial Underway For Valencia Sex Offender Accused Of Child Annoyance

    Trial is underway Wednesday in the case of a Valencia man facing life due to child annoyance charges. Jury selection started today for Yale Yurman, 71, a registered sex offender arrested for child annoyance allegations at three different locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to officials. Testimony is expected to begin Friday, officials said. He faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted of the charges.