Avoiding Catalytic Converter Theft

The theft of catalytic converters has plagued Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas for a long time now. Catalytic converters are exhaust emission control devices that make the extremely polluting gasses produced by your vehicle's internal combustion engine into not as polluting (but still polluting) gasses. They're valued by thieves because they contain parts that are made of precious metals. These include platinum, rhodium, and palladium. Catalytic converters are located underneath y...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests
On Tuesday, January 25th, members of the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station J-Team saw a car on the road with expired registration. When they approached the vehicle and contacted the driver, they discovered that she had an active warrant out for her arrest. They also discovered that the passenger was currently on active probation. During a search of the vehicle, the deputies found cocaine, Xanax pills, and shrooms. When they searched the passenger's person, they found a firearm. Both suspects were...
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How Long Do You Stay in Jail if You Can’t Make Bail?

How Long Do You Stay in Jail if You Can't Make Bail?
Bail is set as a financial incentive to ensure a person charged with a crime attends all of their court dates if they're let out of custody. When someone pays bail to the court clerk, it's held until the defendant's case comes to a close - regardless of whether they're found guilty or not. After that, the money (minus any relevant court fees) is returned by the courts. In some cases, a person who is unable to afford bail might have to remain in custody until their court case is resolved. If b...
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