The Santa Clarita Valley has had some issues with conduct on its roads the past few years. From a spate of hit-and-runs to pedestrians, eyes glued to their phones, wandering into traffic, the deputies at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station have done what they can to change the public’s behavior.
According to their Facebook page, the SCV Sheriff Station decided to deploy motorcycle deputies to specific areas throughout the valley where residents have complained about motorists speeding in the late night/early morning. Because of this decision, a Palmdale resident got their stolen vehicle back.
“Motor deputies are pulling the night shift! In working with the City and the community, we have identified several areas in Santa Clarita where motorists have been reportedly speeding during nighttime hours.
As a result, we’ve been deploying motor deputies at different times to watch for unsafe driving anywhere from 2 a.m. to sunrise.
This morning, motor deputies pulled over a male adult around 3 a.m. for speeding on Bouquet Canyon Road, near Central Park and upon further investigation, discovered he was driving a vehicle stolen out of Palmdale. The 47-year-old man, who was driving on a suspended license, was arrested on felony theft charges.
Slow down and observe speed limits even when there are not many other motorists on the road. Speed limits are there for a reason. Your family is waiting for you. Thanks for helping us keep the roads safe for all!”
The suspect was taken to the SCV Sheriff Station where they underwent booking and processing.