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The CIT and SAT Teams at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted joint uniformed bicycle patrol in Canyon Country and Newhall Tuesday evening. The deputies rode down residential streets, across business parking lots, down sidewalks, and through paseos.

The teams were monitoring neighborhoods for anything  from gang related activity to suspicious persons. Riding bikes make it easier for the specialized teams to go into areas undetected and catch unlawful activity in the act. It is their hope too by their proactive presence that it will serve as a crime deterrent.

The deputies arrested at least four individuals for various offenses including possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and one individual had a warrant in the system for heroin.

Deputies also cited an individual who was drinking alcohol in a Newhall park. They had contact with some gang members and other suspicious persons. Notes are made of the individuals that they have contact with during their patrol, regardless whether the individual is arrested or not.

*The CIT (Crime Impact Team) and SAT(Special Assignment Team) are specialized teams at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station