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Tuesday December 10th, 2013 :: 08:13 p.m. PST
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2nd Suspect Arrested in Theft of Porsche Parts After Fatal Santa Clarita Collision Involving Paul Walker & Roger Rodas

The investigation of the traffic collision wherein Paul Walker and Roger Rodas lost their lives on Saturday, November 30, 2013, in the city of Santa Clarita is continuing. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station traffic investigators are continuing to document the investigation.

The second suspect allegedly involved in the theft of parts from the wrecked Porsche while it was being towed from the scene turned himself in at San Fernando Court on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

25-year old Suspect Anthony Janow had been outside the state of California when sheriff’s detectives began communicating with him, and arrangements were made for him to surrender himself Tuesday.
He was remanded to custody by the judge, and released after posting bond of $60,000.00.

Suspect Jameson Witty was previously booked at Santa Clarita Valley Station on December 5, and released December 6, 2013.

The Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed criminal charges of felony Grand Theft (487(a) CA Penal Code); Tampering with Evidence (135 CA Penal Code); and Delaying/Obstructing a Peace Officer in the Performance of Their Duties, (148 CA Penal Code) against both suspects.

The next court date for the suspects is scheduled for Jan 3, 2014 in San Fernando Court.


Earlier news release below:

Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
323-267-4800
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Suspect Arrested in Theft of Porsche Parts After Fatal Santa Clarita Collision – LASD

(News Release) Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
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http://nixle.com/alert/5102494/

The investigation of the traffic collision wherein Paul Walker and Roger Rodas lost their lives on Saturday, November 30, 2013, in the city of Santa Clarita is continuing. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station traffic investigators are continuing to document the investigation.

At the conclusion of the on-scene traffic investigation the night of November 30th, the wrecked Porsche Carrera GT was loaded onto a contracted flat-bed tow truck to be transported to the impound yard for further investigation. When the tow truck left the scene at about 10:00PM that night, several vehicles followed it eastbound on Newhall Ranch Road.

At one point the driver of the tow truck stopped at the red light E/B Newhall Ranch Road at McBean Parkway. A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck. The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed. The male drove away with the stolen vehicle part. The tow truck driver reported the theft to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the theft case were able to identify a suspect. A search warrant was obtained and a suspect was taken into custody as he was leaving his residence located in Tujunga, Los Angeles County. 18-year old Suspect Jameson Witty was arrested at his residence.

A stolen vehicle part was later recovered by sheriff’s detectives serving a search warrant at a residence in Canyon Country, Los Angeles County. The car part was a red, T-top roof panel to the wrecked 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
A second suspect in this theft has been identified. The 25-year old suspect is outside the state of California and is in communication with sheriff’s detectives making arrangements to surrender himself.

Suspect Jameson Witty was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Station with bail set at $20,000.00

Sheriff’s detectives will meet with the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s for consideration of filing criminal charges of felony Grand Theft (487(a) CA Penal Code) and Tampering with Evidence (135 CA Penal Code) against both suspects.

The investigation of the traffic collision is ongoing. This includes examination of the wrecked vehicle for any further evidence that could help investigators to determine the cause of the collision.

If you have any information about the theft of the vehicle parts, please call Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s detectives at 661-255-1121. Or if you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Earlier News Releases:
Traffic and Parking Enforcement For Public Safety - Rye Canyon Loop, LASD Santa Clarita (Tues, Dec. 3, 2013)
https://local.nixle.com/alert/5101092/


Update: Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation Sat., at 28300 blk Rye Canyon Loop, LASD Santa Clarita (Mon, Dec. 2, 2013)
http://nixle.com/alert/5100259/


Two Fatalities in Sat. Traffic Collision, 28300 blk Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia, Santa Clarita Valley, LASD SCV (Sat., Nov. 30, 2013)
https://local.nixle.com/alert/5099641/


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