DJ ac­cused of steal­ing light bar

Sher­iff’s deputies ap­pre­hend man sus­pected of theft

The Signal - - Front page - By Jim Holt Sig­nal Se­nior Staff Writer [email protected]­

Mem­bers of a city pub­lic works crew were shocked Wednes­day morn­ing when they watched a man walk up to their util­ity truck, grab a light bar and walk away with it.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened shortly af­ter 9 a.m. with a city of Santa Clarita Pub­lic Works crew work­ing on Cit­rus Street just north of Va­len­cia Boule­vard.

“A guy de­cides he needs a light panel be­cause he needs it to as­sist him on his side job DJ-ing, grabs it and walks down the street,” said Lt. Leo Bauer, of the Santa Clarita Val­ley Sher­iff’s Sta­tion.

“One of the city work­ers ob­serves this, con­tacts us and we’re able to cap­ture our sus­pect,” Bauer said.

The man was ar­rested on Va­len­cia Boule­vard just east of McBean Park­way on sus­pi­cion of felony grand theft, given the value of the light panel, and de­tained.

Bauer had some ad­vice for any­one think­ing of com­mit­ting the same type of crime.

“If you’re go­ing to steal some­thing like this, don’t wear a bright flu­o­res­cent green shirt,” he said.

Austin Dave/The Sig­nal

Sher­iff’s deputies take down a re­port af­ter a stolen light bar was re­cov­ered out­side the West­field Va­len­cia Town Cen­ter Wednes­day morn­ing. A man was ar­rested on Va­len­cia Boule­vard in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.

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