Eastside juvenile burglary ring busted

Authorities recovered these stolen items from the home of five juveniles who are associated to a criminal street gang. Photo courtesy LASD.

LANCASTER – A burglar alarm and some alert neighbors led Lancaster deputies to uncover a juvenile burglary ring Tuesday.  Expensive jewelry, firearms, computers, bicycles and other items valued at about $40,000 were recovered, and five juveniles with ties to a criminal street gang were arrested.

The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

At 12:48 p.m. [Tuesday], neighbors of a resident living in the 3100 block of Horseshoe Court, Lancaster, called 911 and reported to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station that their neighbor’s burglar alarm was going off, and that they saw several male blacks running from the home, carrying black duffle bags.

Lancaster patrol deputies, along with the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team responded to the call, set up a containment of the area, and an intense search began for the suspects.

At a house in the 3300 block of East Avenue K-4, Deputy Scott Woods saw a male black in the rear yard of a home that appeared to be abandoned.

When the juvenile was contacted, boxes of jewelry began falling out of his sweatshirt.  The juvenile was detained, and at the same time, four other male black juveniles were located inside the home, and it was determined the juveniles lived at the location.

Were any of these bicycles stolen from you? If so, contact the Lancaster Station and ask for the burglary team. (Click photo to enlarge.)

As the juveniles were being detained, other items on a table inside the location were observed, and were recognized as items having just been stolen during the burglary on Horseshoe Court.

A search warrant for the home was obtained for the house by the Burglary Suppression Team. Assisted by patrol personnel, the burglary team served the warrant at the home.

Property including a safe, high dollar jewelry, cameras, firearms, computers, game stations, and other items valued at approximately $40,000 were recovered.

Victims of four burglaries have been identified so far, and it is expected that several additional victims will be identified as the investigation continues.  Four bicycles believed to be stolen were also seized.

The five juveniles are being held without bail at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, and all are associated to a criminal street gang.  Burglary Team Deputies request that if you recognize any of the bicycles in the picture as being stolen from you, please contact Lancaster Station [at 661-948-8466] and ask for the burglary team.

  54 comments for “Eastside juvenile burglary ring busted

  1. DeserTBoB
    August 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    UPDATE: The mother of this crime family moved out of the house on Aug. 1, most likely because she lost her Sec. 8 and welfare benefits…and SHE WAS WORKING, too. To all who read this: There IS a way to drive these ghetto fraudsters out of the neighborhood. Get to know your letter carrier. They’re just as peed off about welfare fraud as the rest of us, but THEY know who’s getting what and what’s really going on! So far, just keeping tabs on the welfare fraudsters in my area has resulted in FIVE welfare fraud families being forced to move. Do it…it works. Biggest welfare scam going right now is “in-home care services.” What they do is find someone to go to a fly-by-night doctor to get a “crazy paper,” saying that they need “in-home services.” The perpetrator then submits that paperwork to the state, and splits it with the “crazy” person. In Traditions, there are about 50 “in-home services” fraudsters, NONE of whome are legit. LET’S CLEAN THEM OUT!

  2. July 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    wow all the racist stuff, whatever happened to boys against the girls? anyways if someone breaks into my house, be they black, white, brown, yellow red or green with pink polka dots, will not matter because my bullets do not have racist issues im pretty sure of that

  3. DB
    June 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This is the second negroid burglary ring busted in the Traditions tract in less than a year. Both were on Section 8 and every kind of welfare imaginable. What you don’t get in the story is that “Fat Mammy” was sitting at home taking in all the goods. She wasn’t arrested, although the previous gang’s mammy was arrested for child endangerment and receiving stolen property, as this one should have been. It’s time to take a BIG BROOM to Lancaster and chase these Sec. 8 fraudsters and crooks back down South, where they belong. Trust me, put them in Texas and Mississippi and they won’t be doing these same monkey shines for very long!

  4. Jennifer
    June 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Sadly I feel there are more homes where stashes of stolen goods are being kept, I live in the mobile home park at 2330 East ave J8, there have been 16 stolen bikes in this park alone since the begining of JUNE!!!! Every case have had reports of a few unknown black males hanging about before the bikes end up missing, I have video showing the 4 males (it is being submitted to the sheriff dept) in the video two are look outs while two steal the bikes, then take of ditching the neighbor who was trying to stop them, then as we were looking for them found one but he was able to ditch us by going thru an area our vehicle could not. This has happened several times to several residents, all losing them thru areas vehicles can not go, all heading towards 30th from J8/Morningside.
    I hope all these kids get picked up and taught a lesson now, today it is bikes, homes and cars, tomorrow it will be stores, banks etc and the crimes will just get worse.

  5. Krystail
    June 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    It does not mention if they were only hitting homes or cars. My car and my friends can and a few cars in my neighborhood has been hit the past few months. They even took my credit card and went to redbox over on challenger and J.

  6. dibo
    June 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

    i can understand how people feel about some one stealing,or robbing them for their goods and the whole nine yards. the thought just piss me off to the tenth degree !!! but all of these racist comments needs to be obliterated for real !! this site so far have only shown me that it allow people to be racist behind close doors !knowing that as soon as they see a black person they are smiling in there face show how ever many teeth that they have,but in the in side it is killing them..that is an act of a coward..most of these people need an oscar,and a home in the hills !!! people stop being fake,if you really don’t like black people just slap the cowboy [removed] out of the next one you see !! show your true side,and stop hiding behind the computer !!!!!

    • brian
      June 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

      As I said it should not be seen as a race issue, I assure you and all Black, Hispanic and White all are victims of local crimes…You will also note a large amount of Sheriffs are not just one color..this is a crime issue. The crime can be controled by the neighborhood to a good degree.I do agree keyboard heros say a lot of crap, I hope you accept I for one am not making this into a race issue…I could care less of skin color what I care about is my Family and Friends in this neighborhood(All colors) have a nice place to live and can not live in a war zone…Just look a few miles down the road at the amount of crime, Maybe…just maybe if the neighborhood stuck together this would be petty.Be aware the city has a lot vested in that park next door, A international field surrounded by a problem neighborhood is NOT what will give the out of towners a good impression of this town…This area is also at the edge of having a Market and a Church going up on 30th and K…this will bring more people into our area..Why not show some pride and maintain the homes, the streets and the possible crime. I had a female Hispanic Sheriff tell me a few years ago to my face as she was writing a report on a home robbery that she too lived in the area..but do as I did and move to the West Side….are you kidding. I am not going to run from a tiny amount of trash that comes and goes, We all pay taxes, we all have the right to have a nice place to live, This is not the 1800’s..wrong side of the track crap..Crime is everywhere unless you do something to help stop it.

    • Googler
      June 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

      You honestly think that those of us who post here see a black person and “smile” in his/her face? Not I!

      I do my best to not even make eye contact if I can.

      • ...
        June 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

        I’m confused… is it pit bulls we aren’t supposed to look in the eye, or black people?

      • Letlow
        June 27, 2012 at 11:32 am


        • Googler
          June 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          Coward? really?????? this coming from a guy who didnt want Section 8 units inspected? You want the taxpayers to keep paying for Section 8 but you dont want the accountability that comes with it because YOU’RE AFRAID of…?

          And I’m the “coward”????????????????????????/

          • Letlow
            June 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

            Time out, when did I ever say I didn’t want Sec 8 inspected?? You have obviously confused me with someone else. I am all for stamping out Section 8 fraud AS WELL AS high level government corruption like in the Tax Assessor’s office for instance (which no one here seems to give a damn about, hmm I wonder why).
            I am a taxpayer and I am afraid of nothing, I can look people in the eye because I am confident about who I am and what I bring to the table. Haven’t ever required any gov handouts, I can tell you much about the Sec 8 program. It’s telling that you readily seem to associate me with people against Sec 8 inspections and accountability. Based on what? My blackness? What does that say about YOU?! The only thing I am against is prejudiced people stereotyping innocent decent young black males. Get your facts straight!

          • Letlow
            June 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

            **I meant I CAN’T tell you much about Sec 8**

          • dibo
            June 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

            Hey M.r Letlow, why are we wasting time, and mind power going back and forth with this racist prick?

          • Letlow
            June 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

            My thoughts exactly Dibo. I was throwing in the towel, then I got drawn back in. I’m done for real this time!

      • dibo
        June 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        yeah that’s a coward all day,why as a man you can’t look a another man in his eye?

        • Googler
          June 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

          “a man”? again REALLY????? REAL MEN dont walk around with their pants sagging. REAL MEN dont knock women up then take off and leave her to raise the kids on welfare the rest of their lives. REAL MEN dont think “thug life” is funny or something to look up to. REAL MEN dont make a career out of crime or try to model their lives after rappers. Do you really want to talk about “REAL MEN” because I don’t think you want to go down that road!

          • Letlow
            June 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

            You are correct. REAL MEN don’t do the things you described. What does that have to do with your comment about NOT making eye contact with ANY BLACK PERSON?? Do you really mean to tell me you think ALL black men/women fit that description then(sagging pants, welfare, etc.)? Daaaaaaamn, you got issues!

          • dibo
            June 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

            what road boy,i have to call you a boy because you have already broken the code of man hood boy !!

          • Googler
            June 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

            Sure. Call me “boy” if you must. Say whatever makes you feel better. But we all know the truth which is that about 75% of all black males (regardless of age) have the mindset of teenage BOYS because they didnt have a RESPONSIBLE FATHER around to teach them how to be REAL MEN because its so much easier to run away from your RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MAN than to stick around and make a difference. Its easier to whine about “Whitey” or “the Asians” or whoever else than to make something of yourselves!

            Boys speak in “ebonics” and use ghetto slang, boys try to break in and steal from people when they arent home, boys go to Best Buy and try to walk out with computers without paying, boys go around robbing restaurants, boys get women pregnant and leave them to the welfare system (taxpayers) to pay for, boys think its cool to emulate someone they have seen in a music video.

            You are a culture full of “boys” and that is your biggest problem!!!!!!!

        • July 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

          wow people can look each other in the eyes on this site. i’m getting ripped off here cuz my pages dont have that feature

      • dibo
        June 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        your breaking the code of man hood by not looking a man in his eye rather you like them or not..people that are shy, and scared avoid eye contact !! and the sad thing about it is, i really beleave you. i really don’t beleave that you ment that in a sarcastic way ….

    • Jennifer
      June 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      I agree it is NOT a race thing, in my comment I stated it was 4 black males only because I saw it on my video and my neighbor witnessed it and tried to chase them, I believe there are good and bad in EVERY RACE, unfortunately I also have to admit right now every time I see a black male youth in the neighborhood I live in that I dont recognize as a resident in the back of my mind I wonder…Is that the little punk that did this to us, and when I say that I am not referring only to the stealing of our bikes but the stealing of our security, I have four children who have been robbed of their peace of mind in our own home. The gall of these boys to come up onto our porch at 720am and steal the bikes with us right inside the house and to not even care as our neighbor is trying to stop them.
      No it is not a race thing it is a raised thing, the way kids are raised today, parents no longer care, kids can take of and roam where they want and do what they want because the parents do not care.

      • Letlow
        June 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

        Thank you! I agree with every you just said. There are some young thugs terrorizing the Antelope Valley that need to be stopped at all costs.
        Unfortunately, these bad seeds are now putting the lives of all decent upstanding black youths at risk. When people stereotype all black youths then we get into situations like what happened in Florida. Youths get killed behind stereotyping. That is the attitude I am trying to discourage. But some people are committed to their bias, and there is no changing that. But if they mess around and kill an innocent behind their prejudice then they should pay!!!

    • DB
      June 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Percentage of juveniles and adults arrested for burglary (home and vehicle) in the Traditions tract in the last five years who are caucasian: 0%

      Percentage of juveniles and adults arrested for burglary (home and vehicle) in the Traditions tract in the last five years who are mexican or other latins: 0%

      Percentage of juveniles and adults arrested for burglary (home and vehicle) in the Traditions tract in the last five years who are negroids or part-negroids: 100%

      Eng of argument.

      • July 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

        for real? wow. problem is 42 % of all statistics are made up on the spot including this one in my post.

  7. brian
    June 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

    We will contact the Sheriffs again and get the Neighborhood watch going again. It worked very good for us.Don’t let anyone spin this as a race issue, Trash comes in all colors…But it is time to take out the trash again….Please everyone in the area band together again and get rid of the losers…if you do not help you are assisting the growth of the problem. This area had a simular problem just a few years ago..It made a cycle as we got comfortable and went on with life…Sorry to say in any area East or West the neighbors need to self police and keep eyes open and the Sheriff is only a phone call away. I again say I have noticed a new influx of kids with backpacks, Kids using the wall on 35th as a hop over and the bridge…well its been a issue for some time. The one home where it ended has been in and out of issues prior, If it is a section 8 as the priors had been please let myself or anyone know and we can head that way If this is a actual homeowner(I doubt it) there are ways to keep the crime under control. Time again to stick together..We have been here since 1997 and many have been here before..it is time to fix this.

    • Kimberly
      June 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Brian I am sure you know who I am. Please let me know about the watch as of a few on K4 would LIKE TO HELP on this…You know my Corner.

      • brian
        June 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

        I will contact the Sheriff this evening, It won’t hurt if you have any of your local neighbors and or friends call or write the Majors office, The neighborhood is lacking patrols and I do know they are understaffed but they really need to know we as a neighborhood are not waiting to become a “Hood” it is for the most part a very nice place to live, This is the Neighborhood watch number 661 940 3830 and you can find the local link on the Lancaster Sheriff online. I will also contact a Sheriff friend and see what steps to take again..This will get solved and everybody will enjoy living there again I’m sure

        • Kimberly
          June 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

          Thanks brian I wrote the number town and yes will write Parris~~ Sure he will understand and not be happy another Section 8 house did this. Agree LOVE this tract and that is why we decided to stay. From what other’s are telling me on Kudos they have seen some walking the streets at ALL hour’s of the night..TIME to take back our TRACT. Would like to write the owner of that house a letter but need that info..Did you hear about the house fire on K4 and Vineyard at the same time as this happened? My D/C family had to help but it out and thinks it was connected to the break-in because they were close together.

          • brian
            June 28, 2012 at 2:13 am

            I work all sorts of weird hours and YES at 3:30 am till 5AM I have passed people walking through the tract, But we do not have any right to question such actions..and sad to say even though I find it a bit odd a person who appears to be by law too young to be out roaming the neighborhood,nothing other than making a note of it for the Sheriff in case a robbery etc happens..We do not want the Zimmermann mess here for sure. I called the city, I have also asked for a increase in patrols, The city is sending a package and as soon as I have the paperwork I will give it to you.In the mean time any odd activties please note and look at the neighborhood watch program under the LASD site, It gives guidelines to what is proper to call in for…and some of this is on there as a call in. If the home is again a Sec 8, the arresting officers should give that to the proper channel and if the home is housing convicted people I understand they risk the loss of program support. I received a very good response from the City and Sheriff last night and they will support efforts to keep this neighborhood crime free. Please tell the neighbors that they need to voice this to the city and sheriff as well. The more the better.As far as the page here turning into a race issue, I assure it is not, There are very good people in this area of all colors and none want to have to worry over coming home to a broken up home or have to shoot someone in the process of a crime in their home.The Public Safety Dept is 723 6063, They were very pro active when I talked with them Code Enforcement is 723 6121,CSI Anonymous Tip line is 948 COPS, Lancaster Sheriff non emergency is 948 8466, My issue is with the crime not the color of the idiot that did it or why his Mommy and Daddy did not bring him up right…if they have one…Thats not our complaint. Homes have been robbed, Two Pump shotguns a 22 rifle and a handfull of edged knifes were on that table..That leads me to think it is more than possible the person breaking in is likely armed in some manner. Most the people I know in this neighborhood are gun owners…this could be a sad situation for the person being broken into, The person doing the crime and the Sheriff that has to respond to this….NOT a good situation.

          • DB
            June 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm

            I’ve already informed the SO about these wannabe humans…they cross my threshhold by force or breaking, they are DEAD…period. They said good, as long as it’s a righteous shoot, no problem. Might go down to the substation in cuffs for awhile, get debriefed and CSU will take a look at the scene, but they said I’d most likely be home before sunup. I’ve let it be known in my area that I have firearms, and that I’m qualified to use them. We have NO problems in our part of the Traditions tract, and Sec. 8ers are VERY wary about being outside. Go a few blocks over into the new “cheapie” houses, and the [removed] are running wild.

          • Kimberly
            July 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

            Thanks Brian…I have seen City Code out here and the Police are here daily~~Thank You~~Yes we are also LOADED so no one wants to come this way..With my D/C we are Licensed and approved for them. For sure we need NO Zimmerman here. We just want to live SAFE. Still don’t understand WHY she is still here ( Mom) I did talk to the ( won’t give his name )In the black truck and he seems to BE COOL with them OMG..Who do you trust around here.

  8. Jennifer
    June 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I was just a victim of burglary this past sunday, we have video surveilance of 4 young black boys looking to be approx 13-16 yrs of age stealing two of our bikes and our neighbors bike, we were able to find one boy and chase him till he ditched our neighbors bike but then we lost him as he went where the car couldnt. We live between 20th and 25th east off J8, when I saw this I thought “They did it they caught them!!” I looked at the bikes and unfortunately none of those are ours, but I still have hope they will be found. I am glad these kids got busted, sad still that this is a reality today. And wonder what these parents are thinking, how do these kids get away with things like this!

    • DB
      June 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Did you call the county detectives and tell them that you have this footage? If they match, they’ll pick up additional charges. What did the deputies say when they responded to your call?

  9. H_R
    June 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

    must have been pretty easy to catch them, with 1 hand holding the duffle bag and 1 hand holding up their pants.. great job to the neighbors..guess it’s going to take more participation by people to rid the streets of thugs like these..

  10. brian
    June 27, 2012 at 7:54 am

    This same street in the past has had simular problems, The famous dog in the icebox was one street over with the criminals (same age same everything) living just 6 houes east of this current house. Enough is enough, The neighborhood watch needs to be re activated and again thanks to alert Police work these kids have been busted. If you live in the area east or west..do you find it odd that young guys on foot or bikes wearing backpacks(No school is open)walking your neighborhoods…are maybe looking for something to be put in said backpack.The area of the K4 home needs to be patroled more often and the common bridge to Sky Tower park is the lifeblood of crime into the area…its well known to most the long time residents.

    • Kimberly
      June 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

      I was here when the Ice Box ROXY was in it. Yes Brian we do need the watch put back in force BUT no one on K4 wants to help..And right you are again about the Bridge to the park that needs to be closed off. The police asked if I saw them run by me and I said no and now I know why..Their house is next to the BRIDGE. Could these’s be the same GROUP of boy’s we had before when Roxy was put in the freezer? Brian we never saw them out and about. Guess they were going over the Bridge and doing their break’s-in’s in that area. Saw mom leaving for work this morning.

      • Adam Chant
        June 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

        Sounds like a case for a reenactment of The Bridge on the River Kwai.
        Maybe it’s time for the allies to destroy the bridge that was constructed.

  11. Stinger
    June 27, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Yet more proof that caring, attentive neighbors make the difference in effective law enforcement. Many thank yous to the attentive neighbor(s) and the LASD teams for this great work! GREAT JOB!

    • Kimberly
      June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

      I live 3 house’s down from them and OMG!! They did a job at fooling us on the block. We have the best Police Department in the Antelope Valley.. Great Job!!!!

  12. Letlow
    June 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I hope they arrested the parents of these knuckleheads too! Mom and Dad had to have known something was up if stolen items were laying around on a table in the house. It’s also pretty hard to hide four bikes without Mom and Dad knowing. Where did they think those fools got the goods from? Did the parents think they purchased it with their paper route money? ARREST THE PARENTS!!! Note: These little boys are thieving thugs, but the color of their skin has nothing to do with their ill intent!

    • Letlow
      June 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Okay, I read the article again, and it appears that the young thugs may have been squatting in an abandoned house. Still, the parents should shoulder some of the blame, especially if they failed to report the kids as runaways.

      • Kimberly
        June 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

        No the house is not ABANDONED they live there with MOM!!! She left for work this morning in her NEW car. We live 3 house’s down.The police were sitting in front this morning THANK you Lancaster Police Department…

        • DB
          June 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

          Mom’s in on it…trust me.

    • Kimberly
      June 27, 2012 at 8:04 am

      No Dad in home….Saw Mom going to work this morning. We on this street feel alittle better they got caught..Great Job with the Police.

    • dibo
      June 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

      dude i like how you don’t emphasize on color, yes sir to your coment !!!

    • brian
      June 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

      I as most agree it is not a color issue its a trash issue..raise your kids like trash they become the low lifes that were just arrested..The Parent or Parents are 100% at fault for not being there raising kids to think this is acceptible etc…bottom line the Neighborhood should protect itself and be legal in the process. There are people of all color in this neighborhood and everyone should just stick together and make sure this does not happen in their neighborhood again.

  13. John
    June 27, 2012 at 6:08 am

    This is great news these punk are caught!! They try to break into our home on the eastside and broke a few windows that we had to repairs costing is money we don’t have. They would have eaten a few bullets if we were home when they try steal our items.

    Thank you for calling the police to the these punk off the street and make it safe to live on the esatside.

  14. DBxx
    June 27, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I get so mad when people like them STEAL!!! We all work very hard for our money , and when people like them think its okay to steal other peoples belongings ; its just wrong! We all knoe the economy is bad … but get a job !! Or atleast try to look for one!!!

  15. DBxx
    June 27, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I get so madn when people like them STEAL!!! We all work very hard for our money , and when people like them think its okay to steal other peoples belongings ; its just wrong! We all knoe the economy is bad … but get a job !! Or atleast try to look for one!!!

  16. sacryinshame
    June 27, 2012 at 1:51 am

    if these guys are 16 can we see pictures? I like putting a face on the crime. I always wonder if I’m standig next to one of the punks while I am shopping.

    • Kimberly
      June 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

      We live 3 house’s down from them OMG!! We THANK the Police Department for their FAST action on getting them.

  17. sacryinshame
    June 27, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Thank you neighbor, whoever you are. In Lancaster, no one really mentions how important the neighbors reporting suspicious activity is. I appreciate it and so do the other people in my neighborhood.
    Sorry, but you are going to have to share the reward I am giving to the Dog Fighting whistle blower. The reward is imaginary, but heartfelt.

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