Six burglary suspects found hiding in small closet

Detectives recovered a large amount of jewelry stolen from the victim, sheriff’s officials said. (Courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – A woman came home late Wednesday afternoon and found six thieves burglarizing her home, according to a Lancaster Station press report. The burglars ran from the victim’s home, but were captured at another home up the street, where they were found hiding in a small closet.

Inside the garage of the second home was nearly all of the property stolen from the first home, along with items stolen during a burglary that happened two days earlier. All six burglary suspects were promptly arrested.

Additionally, keys belonging to the victim and a pair of worn panties belonging to the victim’s teenaged daughter were found stuffed inside the pants pocket of one of the suspects, authorities said.

Detectives also recovered this television for the victim. (Courtesy LASD)

The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

On Wednesday, at 4:45 PM, Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Patrol Deputies, assisted by the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team, LANCAP, TOP/CORE and Cops Deputies, responded to a burglary in progress call, located in the 45200 block of 18th Street East.

The owner of the home burglarized had returned home and interrupted the suspects burglarizing her home.

The suspects fled from the location, and ran northbound from the home.

Witnesses in the area directed Burglary Suppression Team deputies to a home located on the corner of 18th Street East and Avenue H-12, where the witnesses said they saw a suspect run into.

Burglary Suppression Team deputies, assisted by LANCAP and patrol deputies, contained the location, and subsequently located six burglary suspects in the home.

The suspects when found, were all hiding together in a small closet inside the house.

Four adults, and two juveniles were detained. The juveniles were not identified due to their ages, and the adults were identified as:

  •  Diamond Crosby, male, Black, 20;
  • Tyler Adams, male, Black, 20;
  • Nathaniel Freeman, male, Black, 21; and
  • Gian Glover, male, Black, 20, all of Lancaster.

Located in the garage of the house was almost all of the property stolen from the victim’s home, including televisions, cellular phones, and a large amount of jewelry.

When Diamond Crosby was arrested, keys belonging to the victim’s home were found in his pants pocket, along with a pair of worn panties, which the victim identified as belonging to her teenage daughter.

Also located in the garage with the property stolen from the victim’s home on 18th Street East, was additional property that was stolen in a residential burglary that occurred two days earlier.

The adults are being held at the Lancaster Station on burglary charges, with all having bail set in the amount of $50,000.00.

The two juveniles were detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, with no bail. The investigation is continuing.

  53 comments for “Six burglary suspects found hiding in small closet

  1. SomeOneWhoCares
    July 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    It doesnt matter what RACE you are, it is how you represent yourself. There are bad and good in every race!!!!! To think its all one race then you are very wrong and really need to see what is really going on!!!!!! I dont like what Lancaster has become, but I see it with every race!!!!! The COPS out here are more prejudice than anyother I have seen, so if you are not doing anything wrong and live on the eastside and happen to be walking up to the store or driving, rest assured you will be stopped and harassed by our GREAT sheriffs as long as your black or hispanic, if you are white then only if you are on a bike or in a very old and beaten car only then will you be stopped and harassed!!!

    • Melvin Jones
      July 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      It’s called PROACTIVE policing, and I’m all for it. I don’t care if you’re black, hispanic or white trailer trash.

      • Abe
        July 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

        And if you receive a police beat-down, you most likely asked for it…black, hispanic, or white mobile-coach trash.

    • Mylow Baylee
      July 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      I live on the east side! Where are these prejudice cops that are doing all the harassing?? They need to come down my street. Sorry someonewhocares, but it just so happens that it is only black teens and younger that are running the streets here like packs of dogs, just goes to show what section 8 brings in. Really hoping the “eye in the sky” comes soon. PROACTIVE policing no matter what race, is what this city needs, and needs it now.

  2. July 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I lived in the A.V for thirty three years. I moved to the pacific northwest. I moved because of the criminals in the a.v. 1992 when they built the prison every black, white, and latino scumbag moved out there to be with their families. The state sold us out by building one of the biggest most violent prisions in ca. Thank you scumbags and politicians for giving me the motivation to leave that shithole. I am not being racist, but I have to say that the blacks really made that place a shithole. There were some white and mexican idiots, But not nearly as many as the brothas from compton and crenshaw. They will eventually use up all the resources and money in ca welfare and then move on to other states. Just wait and see. I am glad to not live in pompton any longer.

  3. Lakeisha
    July 21, 2012 at 1:46 am

    SERIOUSLY DIAMOND YOU STOLE SUM WORN PANTIES? wut a sad story.he has gotta be embarassed.

  4. John J. McKenna
    July 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Couple weeks in the slammer and they will be right back prowling Lancaster streets…

  5. really
    July 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Probably because there is one of those stories for every 10 about a young black man violently victimizing the community. Also I would much rather have my identity stolen than find myself looking at the business end of a gun being robbed by a violent thug. Just my thought…

    • Utz
      July 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      It’s a culture, not a “race,” responsible for these criminals. There are white and hispanic people associated with the same subculture and mentality.

      To be able to change the criminals, it will take their upbringing and culture to change. That means accepting responsibility for ones own actions and how they affect other people.

      • sacryinshame
        July 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm

        Putting drugs aside as one of the reasons people are thieves, the generation of 30ish and below are not connected to the human race. What I mean by that is, they all seem to be connected to ipods, iphones, xbox or some other gaget that allows all their interaction to take place electronically. Therefore, they are not developing any compassion or empathy for other humans. Most cannot carry on any type of a conversation nor will they engage with you in any way that requires eye contact or a hand shake. Most parents have caved in to their demands for cell phones, cars and no curfews. They play video games or watch TV all night while texting hundreds of times a day. For those of you who believe in evolution, just imagine what the humans of the future will look like.

        • sacryinshame
          July 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

          Regarding by statement above, I do not mean that ALL under 30 kids are disconnected, just a very large number of them.
          The drug issue is a whole nother story. I can’t believe how many people are walking around smoking weed, and can because they have a G card? So, if you are 18 and you get cramps, you can get a medical marijuana card? yikes. I am more concerned about the heroin users, the meth,the crack smokers and the noz huffers.

      • really
        July 21, 2012 at 11:30 am

        Yes of course its a culture, of course its not an entire race. But in what race is that culture most prevelant? As I stated before, here locally we have ten young blacks commiting these crimes for every one or two by other races. That should be a sign that something is askew in the black community and until local civic groups acknowledge that and start trying to do something about it we are doomed…

        • G.W.BUSH
          July 23, 2012 at 11:15 am

          Mr.Really says that we are all doomed if we don’t stop the Black People!Mr.Really thinks that the Black People is the fall of America!Well Mr.Really do you know that America was built on thievery,looting,killing,lies,rapings,last but not least racism.And I hate to be the barrier of bad news,but it wasn’t done by Black People,yes YOUR fore-fathers!!See the Black People that you have gain to hate was made by YOUR fore-fathers!The mind frame of the people that you hate,which is Black People,was made by your fore-fathers!So don’t hate the People, hate the people that made them!See all whites People are not bad i must say,just the ones that sail across here with the same mind frame as you have! you have people in this world that really want racism to die,but as long as we have people like you in it, it will never!I have found out in my little walk of life that, people like to read the New Testament,but forget,or push the Old Testament to the side like it never exist.But you have to read the Old too understand whats going on in the New!So what i’m saying to you is, go into history so that you might have a better understanding on whats going on today!!

          • really
            July 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

            Your a fool. You make many assumptions. I clearly stated that civic leaders need to take steps to address the issue. Did I say get rid of all blacks? No I didnt. But something has to be done to try to address the issue. It has to be an all encompasing aproach. Education, jobs etc… But people like you are so blinded by your hatred of the white man that you cant even admit there is a problem. And while we are on the subject it was white men who foughtthe civil war to free slaves… what about that… what about the African Kings that sold their own people to the white man? Bad things happened get over it, lets talk about now… unless your content with the 65% of black kids without fathers, the 5X greater rate of incarceration, the highest amount of sutained child abuse cases and the list goes on…

          • G.W.BUSH
            July 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

            yeah I might be a fool but, I know that there is a cause and effect to everything!I might be a fool but,I know that in this day,and time Black folks are not going to be the ones that (DOOM)us,as you say!I might be a fool but,I know that in certain states that they built single family homes,and if they caught the fathers seeing their kids, they would put out the whole family,so the men had to go,and sneak to see there kids! Now, if thats not promoting family break up what is?I might be a fool but,I know that the mind set of the Black Race didn’t arrive to the capacity that it is today just by chance!I might be a fool but, I know the break up of the Black Families derived from slaver!Yeah I agree that africans had slaves,they even sold some slaves, but slavery wasn’t to the degree that it was over here! I might be,no,no,no,no,yeah i’m a fool for talking to a FOOL !!! (silly me !!)

          • enough!
            July 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

            What do you think about the historical black and mulatto slave owners in Lousiana and Mississippi who had their own plantations?

            Stop using slavery as an excuse! if you did have slave ancestors I doubt you even know their names. Oprah probably had slave ancestors too but look at where she is today! She is richer than most average white people ever dreamed of being!

            She didn’t sit around and feel sorry for herself and talk about how much she hated white people the way you do!

            If you hate white people so much then move to a place like Mississippi or Atlanta where there are mostly blacks, the you’ll be happy!

          • really
            July 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

            So, where in my comments did I say the current struggles of the black community occurred in a vacuum? A lot has occurred that was bad in the past, but its just that the past! So whats your solution? Should we excuse the self destruction of a race because its offensive to highlight issues they need to overcome? Blame me all you want, ill still be me and countless young black men will fail in life because the elders like you are too ashamed to address the issues. If I was a racist I’d be quietly applauding right now because there is no need for racists to degrade, insult, deprive or otherwise harm black folks, They are already doing it for themselves!

      • Melvin Jones
        July 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

        All of this racial bickering is inappropriate. Just because blacks make up nearly 40% of the prison population, while only 13% of the general population, doesn’t justify this finger pointing and profiling. Where is the humanity in us?

        • Abe
          July 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

          People named Melvin are inherently smart….so I trust those figures.

        • really
          July 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

          Its not finger pointing. Its an observation. So using your logic if the crime rate in your neighborhood was 5x greater than others, you would see no pattern, no need for extra police, nothing… it would be just a completely random occurrence that your crime rate was higher.

          • G.W.BUSH
            July 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

            Mr.Enough a great portion of the slaves that the free Blacks had owned in the early 1800, was bought to be set free with the help of some Whites.You have taken it as if I hate white people,because I have pointed out some things to the man that said Black folks are going to DOOM us!If I HATE YOU,guess what I HATE YOU,and I don’t have to sugar coat it for no one,but thats not the case, so don’t put words in my mouth!And I don’t need to run where Blacks are majority,because I fight where I stand!!You stated that I hate,no I don’t hate,I was talking too the (DOOM master) not the whole white race,and if you are taken offence to the truth, well then i’m talking to you too!! I don’t use slavery as an excuse! what I said was that which took place back then,has a major effect on what we see today,thats not a damn excuse!!! Don’t scan over what was written read everything before you respond,that way you don’t get in the middle of sh!t with out a clue!!

          • really
            July 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

            I was clear about what I said… I said if civic leaders fail to address the current influx of crime committed by young black men the we are all doomed. I made no mention of how to handle this. There are so many factors that lead to the problem. It will also take many factors to curb the problem. If I wanted blacks ran out of town I would say so… I want a solution so our WHOLE community can become safer. You are using the chip on your shoulder as your filter when reading my comments…reread them and youll see that you are using your own biases to draw conclusions from my statements.

  6. T. Morales
    July 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I’m glad these little [removed] were caught. Im also glad they are adults so that they can be prosecuted fully. Now do everyone a favor and get the [removed] outta town please! If you ever come in my house you will meet my gun and all of my bullets! cowards!

  7. SorryButImNotGonnaLie...
    July 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Future members of TCAL and the NAACP.

    • Quigley
      July 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Hilarious! Gotta wait until they do their time so they cam be outstanding citizens.

  8. sacryinshame
    July 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Any pictures of these guys? Some police agencies post the mug shot on their website. LASD does NOT. Why not?

  9. Nancy P
    July 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    We recently had a daytime home burglary in my neighborhood, about 2 weeks ago.
    About a month earlier some people started staying in a house owned by an investor. I’d say “moved in”, except, they didn’t bring anything but a pool table, some other game table and a couple of laundry baskets. That group of new people brought shopping carts into the neighborhood daily and left them on the street. They kept their garage door open all the time, playing pool, drinking and playing loud music with lots of bass. The teenagers were often seen with 40oz beers.
    The day of the home burglary, I told one of the teens at the house about the buglary and said the police were looking at surveilance footage to see if the homeowner recognized anyone.
    They have not had their garage door open since then, nor have they opened any window blinds or brought any shopping carts into the neighborhood. It looks like they are not there, except lights come on in the back of the house at night.
    Odd? I think so.

  10. bright
    July 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I would just like to know why the NAACP or these so called community action groups are not doing more to encourage these thugs to change their lives in a positive manner? instead of accusing the “white folk” for causing all their problems..

    • Dave
      July 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Because accusing white folk for all their problems is profitable for the NAACP and because they’ve been doing it for so long they know not of anyone else to blame. The ironony is that white folk are shinking as a majority as thery are being replaced by Asians, Hespanics and Middle easterns who could care less about the NAACP’s montra.

      • Observer
        July 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

        Middle easterners and about half of all Hispanics are considered “white” by the government. Yeah i agree that the NAACP sucks balls!

        • dibo
          July 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

          where did you get that from? seen me to that address,so that I may read that for my self…

          • Observer
            July 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

            look it up yourself! I’m not here to do research for you. Dont be [removed] lazy!!!

          • G.W.BUSH
            July 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

            I see that you’re all talk, and you want people to take what you say on face value!! Really you need to shut up you uneducated fool!!

          • dibo
            July 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm

            Man, just because I ask for a address to read what you have read, you turn and get a little mad? I have to agree with OL BUSH on that one LOL !!!

    • G.W.BUSH
      July 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

      I’m not a big fan of the NAACP,but I am greatful for them.Atleast they are still around,they are a little watered down, but they are still around!! you want to know what the NAACP is doing, other than blaming white folks!! You guys need some one to go in, and tame some of these wild negros right? well lets take a few steps back in time if you will !!! when you had these black groups such as the black panthers ect.. and so on,and so forth, they were making major change for the good in the black community,but they was all killed and, or sent to prison !!Now let all of you that’s crying say at one time in one big loud voice, THANK YOU J.EDGAR HOOVER,and THE FBI FOR YOUR LOVELY WORKS !!!!

      • really
        July 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

        I would love for you to prove your theory. Show me what the black panthers did. And that was at least forty years ago. You mean to tell me that in forty years nobody can come up with anything? Last I heard the black pansies were intimidating voters at polling places…

        • Observer
          July 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

          yeah, they were intimidating ELDERLY people at voting booths in Philly! What a bunch of “strong & aggressive” PU$$I3$ !

        • G.W.BUSH
          July 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

          BOY,I SAY BOY, You better go and look up some things before you speak !!!they had after school programs,they feed the kids before they went to school ect,ect,ect…Boy should I go on? Man your kind kill anybody, and everything thats tries to stand up make a change !!If change makers make too much noise any where,you better look out cause here comes people like you!! and you’re not coming to shake hands,and give any on a pat on the back, you’re coming to tear it down !! And then you paint a picture by saying they was going against the grain, with the help of your media!! And the reason I said people like you, is because i read the name that you gave them,which was “BLACK PANSIES.” YOU DAMN DEVIL,show your horns !!!!

          • really
            July 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

            Thank you for showing what an ignorant fool you are! Side step the question and call me the white devil. Typical of your undereducated radical ilk. One could say that the mob, outlaw motorcycle groups, the kkk, even hitlers youth provided the same things you hold up as the black panthers proof of being a good group. Obviously none of the groups mentioned were good so unless you got something better…. By the way you simply stating these things without proof is worthless much like your biased opinions. And why start out with “Boy I Say Boy”? Are you trying to blindly link me to the segregationist south of the past? You are screwed if you cant make an intelligent argument, whether you are write or wrong. And wasnt it the black panthers who were recently caught on tape having a conference call where they were spewing hate and calling for violence? Yes they are the black pansies in my opinion, what else would you call a group that shouts down the other side and uses intimidation to further their agenda.

  11. Palmdale_Steve
    July 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    What wonderful individuals, well on the way to a life of success, prosperity, hope and change. Future Unicorn herders I tell you.

    So how many of these fine individuals are “Baby Daddies”, just waiting for their EBT card to get filled? That’s it, their EBT card had not filled this month and they were out foraging to fill the gap.

    Any takers on a bet these fine upstanding individuals are living in homes supported by Section 8 vouchers?

    • Quigley
      July 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Don’t need to bet..It’s a no brainer.

    • Letlow
      July 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      I’m glad these thugs were caught and removed from the streets, hopefully for a very long time.

      HOWEVER, where was all the Section 8/EBT/BABY DADDY talk and general outrage two days ago when the guy was stealing people’s identities, racking up fake credit card bills and bragging about all the FREE MONEY he was getting????

      Let me refresh your memory

      I’m still waiting to see THAT GUY’S mug shot…

      • Palmdale_Steve
        July 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        OK…just for you, I’m outraged I tell you…outraged.

        But remember this was four members joining the Stupid People club of the AV for the price on one arrest.

        • Letlow
          July 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

          Outrage for ALL criminals is good… :)

      • dibo
        July 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

        Mr.Letlow, I like your responds boy,you are pretty sharp !!!

  12. J. Ripper
    July 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Poor Diamond, now he has to whack it in his cell without the panties.

  13. Sandy
    July 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The house where the burglars were found has a bad reputation. Apparently this home is protected; by whom I seriously wonder. A few years ago a young man was shot dead over a cell phone.

    So AV Times here’s a worthy assignment: Find out who owns this home?

    • Julie
      July 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      City Data has a website…just type in 45200 18th street east for public names and some bank owned names in the neighborhood.

      • Julie
        July 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

        Actually, go to City the first search bar type in east 18th street, lancaster, ca then click enter then click on one of the first two links that appear… :)City data is anywhere, any address, lots of info..also like family watchdog for sex offenders, etc. Public info accessed by us…the public.

      • ryenisha jackson
        July 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

        this WHOLE GHETTO town has a bad rep who in there right mind would say you know I think Ill move to lancaster it nice and safe raise some kids there…. um NO ONE. the only people that live here is section 8 welfare moochers. and since the prison is in our town the parolees make a Criminal life here to. you cant even sit in your own house because god knows who’s kids that there mama or grandma didnt raise right from wrong that will break in your house or shoot up the neighborhood

        • SpeakingPositively
          July 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

          I don’t know where it is that “reyneisha” lives but I live in a great part of Lancaster! In fact, the family on one side of me jst moved up here from San Diego and the family on my other side are from Valencia. Both are happy to be living in homes that they can finally afford.

          Sure, Lancaster has got some rough areas and we are challenged to make them better, but I have lived in some worse areas than here, such as Pacoima. I am glad to be in Lancaster and my new neighbors are too!

    • Nomorelancaster4me
      July 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

      I have to agree with you about that house having a bad rep!!! I just happened to live in that block!!! Just don’t understand why the city allowed’s this kinds off stuff! I’ve seen drug deals, people smoking weed an parties on that house!!!! I just wonder if it’s a council man from our city who Owens it!!!! Just wondering!!!

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