Deputies at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station have had a strange week, so far. On Monday, January 7th, they released a woman who had been arrested on misdemeanor narcotic charges only to re-arrest her 10 minutes later – before she even left the station. According to a post on their Facebook page:
“A Saugus woman was rearrested 10 minutes after being released out of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail. The woman, 32, was first arrested Sunday night by patrol deputies on misdemeanor narcotics charges. Around 1 a.m. Monday, the woman was cited and just released from the station’s jail when she reportedly tried to get into a clear donation box sitting on the station’s lobby counter. Deputies allegedly caught her ‘in the act’ and rearrested her on vandalism and petty theft charges. The donation box collects funds for ‘999 for Kids,’ a non-profit organization that assists children in need.”
The vandalism and petty theft charges are likely both misdemeanors, unless the little plastic donation container was particularly expensive. No word on whether or not the woman was subsequently re-released after she was re-arrested, or if she was being held on bail, has been made available.