LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE – As Los Angeles County Sheriff’s (LASD) Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station received two Sunday-morning calls near 9:15 AM on 11/14/2021, Deputies correlated similar facts. Both were burglary alarms, and close to one another.
They had reason to believe that this was no accidental occurrence. They swiftly headed to the 500 residential block of Inverness Drive.
Arriving Deputies saw burglary evidence at both residences. Further nearby investigation revealed a vehicle pulled into a driveway with a person of interest inside.
A records-search of the alleged suspect unearthed active warrants for both assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary. Also discovered was property from one of the burglarized locations.
A vehicle record-search tagged the car reported as stolen. Inside the vehicle was also property from one of the two break-ins.
Provided home-surveillance footage featured the suspect going into the residence. As the suspect was arrested and booked at Crescenta Valley Station, Detective Sandoval conducted the initial investigation.
Det. Sandoval’s first report of the incident was presented to the District Attorney’s Office. The DA filed two counts of of first-degree residential burglary and one count of driving without owners’ consent.
“This great arrest would not have been possible without the homeowners proactive steps to protect their property. The fact the homeowners had a working alarm system gave us the advantage of a quick response,” said John Gilbert of Crescenta Valley Station.
Gilbert further added, “The video surveillance system helped us identify the suspect. Crescenta Valley Station also recommends you have adequate outdoor lighting and always lock your possessions.”