PALMDALE – A 20-year-old man who authorities believe is connected to six home burglaries and a church burglary has been captured.
Sean Taylor was arrested around 12:20 p.m., Thursday and booked at the Palmdale Station for receiving stolen property. He is being held on $20,000 bail.
Taylor’s arrest was the result of a six-month investigation by the Palmdale Station Burglary Suppression Unit, according to Lt. Cory Kennedy.
“Since January, there’s been a series of residential burglaries in a certain neighborhood that they’ve been monitoring,” Kennedy said. “They got a break when a person was arrested that was cashing checks that was taken at one of the burglaries.”
He said the person who tried to cash the stolen checks is a juvenile, so authorities are not releasing his name.
“Once that arrest was made, we got some information and did some more follow-up, which then culminated as a search warrant,” Kennedy said.
Authorities served the search warrant Thursday at Taylor’s home at 38121 25th Street East in Palmdale, and they recovered property related to the burglaries. Taylor was not home during the search, but he showed up at the Palmdale Station later that afternoon wanting to talk with detectives, Kennedy said.
Kennedy believes Taylor’s mother may have encouraged him to speak with detectives after officers served a search warrant on her home.
“His mother was very cooperative and very disappointed that her son was involved in this activity…” Kennedy said. “I think Mom just said ‘you know what, you can’t be bringing that to my house.’”
Authorities have connected Taylor and the juvenile thief to six home burglaries and a church burglary, but they suspect the duo is responsible for other burglaries that they are tracking, as well.
Kennedy said the duo stole everything from PlayStation games to jewelry during the burglaries.
“Anything they could quickly move and get rid of,” he said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.