UPDATED: Victim chases away thief, suspect arrested

Updated 6/26/12 at 5 p.m.  An earlier version of this story stated that the thief was chased away by the victim’s mother. However, according to a later press report, it was actually the victim’s husband who chased the thief from the home, and it was the victim who followed the thief in her vehicle while calling authorities. The following is the updated press report from the Palmdale Station:

Palmdale Station received a 9-1-1 call Tuesday morning indicating the caller was following a burglar she had just chased out of her home.

The incident began when a Palmdale female resident was inside her home Tuesday morning near the 37000 Block of Vintage Dr. While in her home she noticed that her bedroom door had become locked from within. The resident, home with her husband and elderly mother, exited her house and saw that the screen covering the window leading into her bedroom had been pried off. She also saw that the door was no longer locked but stood wide open.

Believing an intruder was in her home the resident ran back into her home just in time to see her husband chasing a Male, later identified as Brandon Simmons, from the inside of her home out through the front door.

The resident jumped into her vehicle and began following the suspect, who was on foot, through the neighborhood while calling 911.

Palmdale deputies responded to the scene and quickly broadcast a description of the suspect, who was shortly detained in front of the Eagle Vision Community Church, near the 2700 Block of East Avenue R.

19-year-old Brandon Simmons was transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station on charges of Burglary and is being held on $50,000 bail. His arraignment date is scheduled for June 28, 2012, at the Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse.

Deputies determined Simmons had begun to rummage through the victim’s closet but believe he was surprised by the victims being home and attempting to enter the locked bedroom. When the Simmons fled the location he did not take any items from the residence.

**Earlier Story**

PALMDALE – A Palmdale mother found a burglar in her daughter’s home Tuesday morning and took matters into her own hands. Mom ran the thief out of the house and then contacted authorities while on the chase. The suspect was nabbed by deputies in the parking lot of a nearby church.

Brandon Simmons, 19, was arrested for burglary and booked at the Palmdale Station. The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:

A female resident in Palmdale, at 37000 block of Vintage Drive was inside her home, when she noticed that her bedroom door had been locked from within.

She walked outside and noticed a window screen had been pried from a rear window to the bedroom.  When she returned to the front, she saw her parents chasing a [male black] suspect out of the house through the front door.

Palmdale station received a 9-1-1 call at 9:13 a.m. from the victim’s mother, who was following the suspect as he ran from the location.

After a brief area search, the suspect was located in the parking lot of the Eagle Vision Community Church at 2751 East Avenue R.

He was arrested after being positively identified by the victim and witnesses.

Brandon Simmons, 19, was booked at Palmdale station for 459 PC Burglary, and is being held on $50,000 bail.

  22 comments for “UPDATED: Victim chases away thief, suspect arrested

  1. Plz Leave the AV
    June 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

    The crime committed in the AV comes in all races. As a armed citizen you need to make sure you are not one of their victims. Get trained and make yourself aware of your surroundings and have a plan. Be pro-active to what we live around and what they do. Stop blaming LASO or the Mayor or Obama. Vote & Educate yourselves with weapons!

    June 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Obama picked up a long list of left over years of s_ _ _. not all his Fault.

    • H_R
      June 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

      why irriatated? your bff obummer has tripled that debt.. do you keep his picture by your bedside?

      • Topflight417
        June 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

        Lol you know u have obama’s face tattooed on ur chest.

    • FUNNY
      June 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Irritated… I guess you dont own a tv and i assume your at the library on a computer because you dont have a clue of how bad Obama has screwed up this country so go to best buy and get a Tv watch the news and get back to me,Or stand in Walmart’s parking and maybe a thug in a Cadillac Escalade can sell you one out of his Trunk

  3. hmr
    June 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    letlow, it sounds no more ridiculous when your prez, blames Bush and the republicans for everything..
    in the letters here, tell me what is not true about what they are saying? these people walk into the county office and are automatically approved..my white step son applied for food stamps, while working part time and paying rent and child support, he was turned down..because he made too much money! such nonsense..and, yes, he was discriminated against..

    • sacryinshame
      June 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      just curious, how again is this story Obama’s fault?

  4. FUNNY
    June 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Black male,Black male black male all i see in the news are black male doing 99.9% of the crime in the AV its all about Common sense give them sec 8 and hud and they will come destroy every thing in there way,they cant even walk down the street with out kicking a mail box or destroying a Realtor sign they have to screw up something in there path and all we do is slap them on the hand and give them a get out of jail free pass it makes me sic i am fed up i go to the store there they are in line 200.00 bucks worth of food and out comes the EBT card then its off to the parking lot to get in there new car its all out of control and no one will open there mouth,thank you AV for doing such a good job

    • Concered
      June 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      AMEN!! I had to go to Social Services, in Lancaster, to drop off some paperwork for my Mom. It was AMAZING how many of them where driving new cars. I don’t get it. Is Obama helping them get cars too?

      • Letlow
        June 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

        You sound so ridiculous blaming Obama for everything. Do you blame Obama when you forget to wash your dirty underwear too? He is YOUR president, deal with it!! Or get out of the country!

        • Googler
          June 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

          …Not after November!

          • FUNNY
            June 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

            Hes the A-Hole who is screwing up this country ,As for Letlow your just a dumb jackass

          • Letlow
            June 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

            When all else fails, name call right? Hahahaha!! Even if Obama won’t be here after November, he’s HERE NOW!! He is YOUR president! Deal with it!!!

          • IRRITATED !
            June 27, 2012 at 12:22 am

            You need to reflect, do some investigation before you open your big A-Hole mouth. What have you done?

          • Topflight417
            June 27, 2012 at 9:53 am

            Obama all he does is party. He is one black joker. I have never seen a president party with so many celebraties like this clown. And he is so called president. What a piece of [removed] he is.

    • Quigley
      June 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Ponder this bloggers…did you ever think the black “ghetto rats” just might be the smart ones here? After all they seem to be the ones gettin all the free [removed] while they victimize the once peaceful AV. Guess the white folks missed that class. So disappointing to see what has happened to this great town.

      • H_R
        June 27, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Quigley, I couldn’t agree with you more… I missed the “how to get everything you want free class” given at thug university..

      • Letlow
        June 27, 2012 at 9:54 am

        WHAT ABOUT THE WHITE GHETTO RATS HUH??? The laundry list of WHITE base heads and drug dealers like James Lyons, Elizabeth Jarrard, Gary Kilpatrick to name a few. Or the foolish WHITE drunk drivers like Patrick Perkins, George Latorre and Jason Sanders. Let’s not forget the WHITE burglars like Cecilia Smith, Paul Ginsburg (age 70!), and Claudia Drochak. I know, we forget the two WHITE people Cynthia Magnesi and Tyler Sander who were arrested for LYNCHING. Plenty more WHITE names in the arrests reports for just this past weekend. Thugs and ghetto rats come in ALL COLORS!!! Trying to make it seem like a black problem is foolish and ignorant, especially when we have arrest reports on this very same site telling a different story!!

        • Quigley
          June 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

          I’m impressed that you actually keep a list of crimes by name & race. However, what is going on in the AV is very apparent by every damn picture posted on this site…take off your blinders!

          • Letlow
            June 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

            Sigh… I’m throwing in the towel here. No sense in reasoning with people firmly set in their illogical beliefs. Hopefully some day you will figure out that criminal intent is not rooted in skin color. In the meantime I will continue to live my life. Stereotype me if you want, I don’t care. That’s your problem, not mine.

          • Quigley
            June 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

            It’s called freedom of speech…did you read about that in one of your books??

    • sacryinshame
      June 27, 2012 at 1:19 am

      There doesn’t seem to be anyone in a position of power who is willing to talk about the real specific things. I have tried testing the water with something small, not so serious, and it always gets back to the person that one of their neighbors called or that someone close to them who knows their business is calling to report something. Not a good setup. I think there are a number of people who work for the different State and Fed agencies or programs that may be involved in the corruption and coverup. People who control their own caseloads and investigations.

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