Two teens arrested, linked to 10 home burglaries

LANCASTER – Wednesday morning, members of the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team arrested two 16-year-old boys suspected of burglarizing 10 homes within the past two weeks.

The burglaries occurred in the area of 17th Street East and Lancaster Blvd.

While reviewing reports, Burglary Suppression Team members noticed a pattern of activity common to the burglaries in the area. Specifically, the burglar was entering the back yards of the victims’ homes and then forcing entry through windows.

Leads were developed in the case and a suspect was identified.

Wednesday morning, the primary 16-year-old suspect was located and arrested. The teen confessed to committing the 10 burglaries and identified a second 16-year-old friend who was receiving the stolen property – mostly small electronics.

The second teen was located and arrested; and during a search of his home, several items of property stolen during several of the burglaries were recovered.

The primary suspect was detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. The second teen, accused of receiving the stolen property, was released to his parents. The investigation is ongoing.

(Information via news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.)

  9 comments for “Two teens arrested, linked to 10 home burglaries

  1. ryenisha jackson
    April 30, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I bet you woouldnt be talking like that if THESES GOOD KIDS GONE WRONG broke in to your wonderful house on such a nice street ohh wait that in tv not lancaster opps lol theses kids dont break in to houses on the first when they mama gives then 10 dollers for double cheese burgers hahahaha

  2. Ed
    April 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    We have special teams to catch the crooks. What special teams do we have to rehab these kids? If we have none we will have them doing the same or worse when they reach maturity.
    Teens are rehabitable.

    • Palmdale_Steve
      April 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Maybe, maybe not.

      But punishment for committing crimes ranks higher for me that worrying about how to redeem the lost. At 16 years old, these young men may be too far gone to do anything about in terms of redemption, especially if the families are hooked on the narcotic called government hand-outs.

    • really
      April 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      The Sheriffs have a program called VIDA…

  3. H8 Section8
    April 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    So now these punks will have a criminal record will HUD pull their mammas Section 8 vouchers? Rules state no one on Section 8 can have felons living in the house. Right?

    • Palmdale_Steve
      April 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Juvies, they won’t go down for a Felony as first offenders, or be tried as adults.

      I do wonder if they will trace the goods which were stolen to a fence or a pawn shop or others (receiving stolen goods).

  4. Paul S
    April 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    What amazes me about this case and others like it is the omission of some key players in the apprehension of thugs like this in these articles. What I am referring to is the person that finds evidence at the scene….collects it correctly and submits it. Without these individuals doing an awesome job, these knuckleheads wouldn’t be caught. These special teams the city have make it sound as if they did all the work….I think credit should be given to the folks behind the scene that rarely is mentioned.

    • five0
      April 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Paul, you’re partially right. Solving a case is like a puzzle sometimes. It usually includes some or all of the following: another bad guy snitching, a good neighbor seeing something and reporting it, good police work, and luck. The cops don’t usually tell the media someone snitched, or give a neighbor’s name that saw something. That is better saved for court, to avoid the neighbor be harassed by the ‘family’ of the turds. I believe the cops appreciate when good citizens help out, but that doesn’t always make it into the story reported. Palmdale Steve, I think they will get charged with felonies, and since it’s multiple counts they may even go to camp for a bit, but you’re right, juveniles unfortunately get ‘hand slaps’ till they are adults. They usually only get tried as adults on stuff like shootings, murders, etc. You can bet their mamas will be breaking out the little league photos from 5 years ago any second now. Those are the last photos NOT showing their kid flashing gang signs, or flipping the bird at the camera!

    • really
      April 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      tanks Statsman….

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