Teen arrested for smashing windows and burglarizing store fronts

Deputies said the teen smashed open this cellular phone store and stole several display phones from inside the store.

PALMDALE – A 15-year-old boy used a large piece of concrete and an ashtray barrel to smash the windows of storefronts in an East Palmdale shopping center and then burglarized at least one of the businesses, according to authorities. The crime was caught on tape early Wednesday morning, and the teen was found in a nearby vacant home pretending to be asleep. He was arrested for burglary and vandalism.

The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:

Palmdale deputies took a 15-year-old juvenile into custody Wednesday morning after he attempted to hide from authorities in a vacant home.  The juvenile fled into the vacant home after smashing the front windows of two businesses and burglarizing a cellular phone store.

Deputies responded to 3025 East Avenue S, in the City of Palmdale after they received an audible alarm call around 3:30 AM. The alarm company indicated they were able to view the suspect on surveillance video inside the store stealing display cell phones.

When deputies arrived, they saw the juvenile fleeing from behind the shopping center and running west across 30th Street East, into a nearby neighborhood.  Sheriff’s units on scene quickly established a containment and located the juvenile inside a vacant home pretending to be asleep.  In the juvenile’s possession were the stolen display cell phones from one of the burglarized stores.

The teen smashed the glass door to this convenience store but could not enter because of the steel bars, officials said.

Through further investigation deputies determined the juvenile used a large piece of concrete and an ashtray barrel to smash several windows at the businesses in the shopping center.

He, in one instance, shattered the window of a convenience store, but was unable to gain entry into the store due to steel bars along the door.  The juvenile continued to throw the items at numerous store windows until shattering the front door of the cellular phone company.

He then made entry into the store and began grabbing the display phones from inside the store.  It was then that deputies arrived on scene and the juvenile attempted to flee.

The juvenile was transported to the Palmdale Sheriff Station where he was detained for Burglary and Vandalism charges.  The ongoing investigation will be handled by the Palmdale Station Detective Bureau.

  13 comments for “Teen arrested for smashing windows and burglarizing store fronts

  1. dennetta
    May 29, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant some people can be. So let me shed some light for some of you. I am writing this as a single mother of 3 who has had to raise her children with the assistance of welfare, food stamps, etc….. due to a deadbeat ex-husband who does NOTHING to assist in the raising of the children he helped to create. I am vigilant about my children and have always been firm in their discipline. But due to entirely too much interference from the government, my children have been cruley ripped out of their home by the very organization that has been supposedly created to protect children. Instead they put children who are with loving and good parents through mental and emotional turmoil while allowing the children who are being neglected and abused to remain in their homes. They have become entirely to focused on persecuting those parents who are doing the best that they can with what they have, instead of assisting the parents to to attain better circumstances for their familes. All it takes is someone with a grudge for whatever reason to make an anonymus call to a hotline and a false story and suddenly you are caught up in a web of civil rights violations, power hungry social workers who think they are better than you, and more and more lies being fabricated to justify the basically legalized kidnapping of our children. So before you pass judgement on the parents of that child be sure you know the facts. It could be one of thousands of children who is currently a ward of the courts.

  2. HMR
    May 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    thug in training! wonder how long this punk has been living the criminal life..and, you can almost bank on it that the family is welfare, section 8, food stamps and generally just a family in name only..sad, but so often very true.. hope his parents are proud of his accomplishments..

  3. T-Bone
    May 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I think it is funny as hell he tried to act like he was sleeping! What he did was wrong but that just shows his young mentality! ZZzzz ZZzzz! HAHA!

    Did he get charged for trespassing in the vacant house?

  4. Stinger
    May 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Good job, LASD! Thank you for some fine police work in getting this kid into custody.

    Now let’s hope that the rest of the system works as well to stop any further criminal activity from this kid…

  5. jeff
    May 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    ha ha his parents dont care, they are are waiting for there section 8 and gr

    • Stinger
      May 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      THIS is an irresponsible comment that contributes nothing and does absolutely nothing but try to divide the community with class warfare.

      This is a report about a stupid kid doing stupid things… Period.

      There is nothing in this story that indicates any type of public assistance being involved in any way with this.

  6. S. Parker
    May 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hopefully this little thug in training will get more than the usually slap on the wrist. At the very least, he should receive a sound spanking from his parents!

    • 12345
      May 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      I’m sure his parent (probably a single mother, Section 8) won’t do a thing.

      • Stinger
        May 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        And, yet, another irresponsible hatemongering comment without merit given for no other purpose that to inspire hatred and class warfare.

        • Jacky Johnson
          May 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

          Let’s hope he has parents who care.

          • Hmm...
            May 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

            …Because a parent that cares would notice that their 15-year-old juvenile missing and walking around at 3:30 am.

            Had he not been caught, what time would he have arrived at school the next day or would the truant officers be looking for this teenager too?

          • Jacky Johnson
            May 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

            My point exactly!

        • Yo Mama
          May 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

          I’m sure they’re just pointing out the law of average. It’s too common here now to just dismiss the notion. “If it’s wrong this time, it’s bound to happen next time”, is the easy conclusion to draw in this valley anymore. It just is…damn shame.

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