LASD Burglary-Robbery Task Force Thwarts Knock-Knock ‘Residential Burglary Crew,’ Seeks Additional Victims
Photo: scene of burglary arrest
LOS ANGELES – LASD’s ongoing investigation went large after Los Angeles County Major Crimes Bureau’s (MCB), Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) initiated an investigation of Suspect Davante Dean (19) of Los Angeles following his arrest for residential burglary in February, 2018, in the unincorporated area of Pasadena.
On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, at approximately 6:30 P.M., Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department MCB-BRTF investigators, assisted by Fontana PD officers, arrested the Los Angeles trio of Dean, Kamron Brown (18), and Darion Turner (18) following a residential burglary they committed on the 6000 block of Firestone Drive in the city of Fontana.
Shortly after Dean’s arrest and release on bond, BRTF Investigators believed that suspect Dean may be leading a loosely organized crew of “Knock-Knock” residential burglaries while actively committing them along the 210 Freeway corridor throughout San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods.
Investigators announced yesterday, “During the evening of Wednesday, February 21st, BRTF detectives followed suspect Dean and two additional passengers (suspects Turner and Brown) east along the 210 Freeway into the city of Fontana. During an active surveillance, BRTF Detectives observed the suspects run from a backyard of a residence carrying pillow cases. The suspects returned to their car and drove away. Investigators coordinated with Fontana Police Officers and a traffic stop of the suspects was initiated. The suspects were subsequently arrested without incident.”
Several thousand dollars of stolen property recovered from the suspect’s vehicle was returned to the victims. Fontana Police Detectives, in collaboration with L.A. County BRTF Detectives, filed felony Conspiracy and Residential Burglary charges against all three suspects.
Investigators report, “The LASD Major Crimes Bureau’s Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) investigators believed this crew is responsible for several other residential burglaries along the 210 Freeway corridor and within the San Gabriel Valley and Foothill areas. Detectives are collaborating with local investigators from several agencies and stations as this case continues to develop.”
LASD urges residents to call 911 if a life threatening emergency is detected and/or their local police business line if a suspicious person or vehicle is observed.
The MCB Burglary-Robbery Task Force can be contacted via e-mail at BRTF@LASD.org for tips, questions, or concerns.