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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday November 1st, 2017 :: 11:51 a.m. PDT
Advisory

SCV Serial Burglar Suspect Arrested

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives positively identified a suspect in a series of residential burglaries of unlocked or unsecured homes that have occurred throughout Santa Clarita Valley within the last month. Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect from video surveillance footage provided by a victim whose home was one of several burglarized. Investigators spent days uncovering leads and communicating with patrol deputies regarding the identified suspect.

 

Last Friday, October 27, 2017, detectives' and deputies’ hard work paid off.

 

Deputies in Castaic were patrolling near the 35100 block of Castaic Road when they saw a man in a parked vehicle. As they approached the vehicle, they recognized the adult male in the vehicle as being the one that detectives had identified as being a serial burglary suspect. Deputies arrested Antonio Alonso Diaz, age 51, of Canyon Country, on felony residential burglary charges and transported him to the Sheriff’s Station.

 
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of first degree residential burglary against Diaz, and he is currently being held on $1 million bail.  Additional investigations are ongoing in an effort to tie Diaz into additional crimes, including burglaries, in the Santa Clarita Valley. 


Sergeant Chris Maurizi, who oversees the Burglary/ Theft Unit at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, reminds the public to remain vigilant against property crime.

"Lock everything up- make sure your home is secured," said Maurizi, "Installing a video security system is a good option for some homeowners. Make it a habit that when you leave your home in the morning, or when you go to bed at night, check to make sure all windows are secured and doors are locked."

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 255-1121. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call LA Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by using the website LACrimeStoppers.org.

FW by: Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
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