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Would-be Crime Spree Foiled


Deputies may have caught the individuals responsible for a string of break-ins this past week.

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Sheriffs arrested six individuals Saturday night after a Saugus resident witnessed two suspects breaking into his car and called authorities.

 

The initial break-in took place on the 22000 block of Oxford Drive in Saugus. Deputies spotted the suspects vehicle on Railroad Avenue in Newhall and detained the six passengers, two adults and four minors.

 

Deputies discovered that the vehicle was stolen and also found laptop computers, tools, GPS systems, iPods, and other items that they believe were stolen.

 

One of the items found in the vehicle was connected to a theft in Saugus Thursday night.

 

The two adults and three of the minors are from the Sunland/Tujunga area. The adults were booked and later released pending additional charges.

 

Three of the minors are being booked on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owners consent and misdemeanor charges of minor in possession of alcohol and curfew violations. They were released to their parents pending future court proceedings.

 

The fourth minor, from Lakeview Terrace, was booked on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and receiving stolen property, he was taken to Juvenile Hall in Sylmar.