Home­less man found in car ar­rested for rob­bery

The Signal - - NEWS -

A Canyon Coun­try car owner went to his parked car Sat­ur­day morn­ing only to see a home­less man jump out of it.

The mo­torist de­tained the stranger for deputies of the Santa Clarita Val­ley

Sher­iff’s Sta­tion who then re­sponded and ar­rested the un­em­ployed, rob­bery sus­pect.

Steven Ceniceros, who turns 35 this month, was ar­rested Sat­ur­day shortly be­fore noon on sus­pi­cion of rob­bery and bat­tery.

“Deputies re­sponded to a busi­ness park­ing lot on the 18700 block of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon coun­try re­gard­ing a pos­si­ble car­jack­ing call,” Shirley Miller, spokes­woman for the SCV Sher­iff’ Sta­tion told The Sig­nal.

“When he (car owner) ap­proached his ve­hi­cle,

the sus­pect ex­ited his ve­hi­cle,” she said. “When he asked the sus­pect what he was do­ing in his car, the sus­pect apol­o­gized and stated he was home­less.

“The vic­tim no­ticed items were miss­ing from his ve­hi­cle. When the sus­pect at­tempted to leave the lo­ca­tion, the vic­tim and an­other man de­tained him un­til deputies ar­rived,” Miller said.

Ceniceros was de­tained and then booked at SCV Sher­iff’s Sta­tion, with bail set at $100,000.

He was sched­uled to ap­pear Wed­nes­day in San Fer­nando Su­pe­rior Court.

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