Computers, loaded shotguns recovered in burglary bust, 4 arrested

Lancaster detectives recovered stolen computers, electronic equipment, and loaded shotguns valued at $4,000 from a home in the 600 block of Woodgate Street. Two men and two women were arrested in connected with the burglary, which happened at the house across the street, authorities said.

LANCASTER – A parolee, two mothers, and a suspected thief were arrested Friday during a burglary bust in Lancaster.

The bust happened around 10:50 a.m. in the 600 block of Woodgate Street in west Lancaster, according Lieutenant Vince Carter of the Lancaster Station.

Carter said a call came in to the station earlier that morning about a burglary in progress.  The caller reported that two black males were taking appliances from a home at 620 West Avenue H-12 and loading the items into a gold-colored Chevrolet Malibu, Carter said.

On their way to the location, detectives saw a man who matched the suspect’s description and detained the man for burglary. The man initially told detectives he lived in Palmdale, but a records search revealed the man was on active parole and actually lived across the street from the burglarized home, Carter said.

Detectives searched the man’s home and recovered stolen computers, electronic equipment, and loaded shotguns valued at $4,000, which had been stolen earlier that day, Carter said.

During the search of the residence, a second man and two women were detained, and later arrested, in connection with the burglary.

The women were also arrested for child endangerment because their children –ages two, four, six and 10 – had access to loaded 12-gauge shotguns that were found leaning against the bathroom wall, Carter said.

The children were taken into protective custody and released to the Department of Children Services. The victims of the burglary were neighbors who were out of town, Carter said.

The following suspects were arrested Friday morning in connection with the burglary bust:

Trinity Parker, 23, male, Black of Lancaster

Kevon Gardner, 18,  male, Black of Lancaster

Markia Parker, 22, female, Black of Lancaster

Swafford Marsell, 23, female, Black of Lancaster

  19 comments for “Computers, loaded shotguns recovered in burglary bust, 4 arrested

  1. Negative Nancy (removed)
    August 12, 2012 at 11:50 am


  2. Otis
    August 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

    As the numbers of arrests & convictions pile up, the prospects for a robust parolee re-entry program appears bright.

    • Stinger
      August 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

      I am aware of a local nonprofit that has been putting together a very aggressive reentry program that appears to be highly promising, according to a recent international North American peer review.

      • CaptainObvious
        August 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

        Oh Stinker! Please don’t tell us you’ve fallen prey to the fast talking con-artist-scam continuously presented here by the several time convicted felon-Egberts!!

        • Stinger
          August 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

          So far as I know, this project doesn’t have anything to do with Ms. Egberts and has been found to be criminologically sound in principle by some of the top minds in law enforcement, corrections, treatment, and criminology.

          As for your attitude on this subject, you really have to ask yourself one serious question (a ‘mission check’ if you will): Which is more important, punishment of criminals or stopping crime?

          • realitycheck
            August 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

            Stinger, I’ll tell you the same thing I responded to Egberts a few days ago. “Programs” to stop recidivism mean absolutely nothing unless the offender STOPS COMMITTING CRIMES! Typical liberal mentality: It’s not the black man’s fault he committed the crime, it’s not his mama’s fault she raised him horribly, out of wedlock,without a daddy in the picture,…….NOOOOO….It’s society’s fault for not giving him more free sh!t,(programs) hoping he won’t rob us blind!!!

          • Stinger
            August 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm

            As usual, your preconcieved perceptions have gotten in the way of you actually understanding what I posted. At no time did I try to place any blame for a given offense upon anybody but the person who committed it. There may be mitigating circumstances involved in any particular case, but the fact remains that the decision to commit the act was made by the perpetrator and the ultimate responsibility remains with that person.

            However, you are correct in that the best way to judge the effectiveness of any recidivism prevention program is by the reduction in crimes committed by those engaged in said program. In this, we agree.

            I also noticed that you were so busy attacking me that you didn’t answer the question, though…

          • realitycheck
            August 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

            Fair enough, send a link to this program so we can all see it. Yes, I did forget to answer. MY main goal would be to stop crime. And for the record, I’m all for giving a hand slap(with probation and some education) to SOME first time, minor offenses. But there comes a point where all the free programs in the world will not change behavior. In my view, Ms. Egberts is a PRIME example of this. She has been convicted of many felonies, yet has the nerve to come here and try to sell her “look at me, I’m reformed,I have a great idea folks, just give me your money and I have a plan.” Surely nobody with half a brain will put Egberts in charge of anything. So, in the case of some folks, I’d rather build more prisons, and lock them up, rather than waste money on programs that don’t work. Since we are both fans of the Penal Code, look at 17(b)(4), it gives the DA discretion to drop felonies down to misdemeanors in some cases, and trust me, it happens many times a day, even for repeat fools who don’t deserve it.

          • Stinger
            August 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm

            Well, I am glad to see that we do agree that the point of our criminal justice system is supposed to be to stop crime. Obviously, the punitave measures that we take against those who violate the law are supposed to assist in achieving this goal.

            However… If we agree that the goal, above all else, is to stop crime, then we have to be ready to entertain notions that are shown to be effective, even if they do not fit in with our personal political viewpoint(s).

            Such is the case with certain reentry programs that assist reentering former offenders to be reinserted into the social contract of society and reduce the external forces that can affect an already proven to be poor decision maker towards making another flawed decision.

            Am I saying that society is ‘at fault’ for recidivism? Certainly not. It is, however, a contributing factor to be considered when dealing with the psychology of those who are trying to reenter society after failing to show morally acceptable decisionmaking skills.

            This means that any reentry program that aims to stop recidivist crime must, be definition, be a holistic approach to the issues involved. This means that a significant amount of assistance, in the form of a hand up, not a hand out, must be used. I say a hand up, because anything that is simply free, without effort, will not have meaning to the person recieving it and, therefore, have the opposite effect than we are trying to achieve.

            Also, I wish to point out that all the assistance programs, no matter how complete, will not worth squat if the former offender has not made the decision that they truly WANT to change their ways and become a productive part of society. Without that decision and willingness to put forth the considerable effort on the part of the participant, there will be no improvement and application of the program to that person would be a waste of time and resources.

          • James
            August 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

            Stopping crime by punishing criminals. I will gladly make my services available to the State of California and I won’t even charge them for my time or the cost of lead needed to solve the crime problem.

          • Stinger
            August 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

            Perhaps you should read “Of Crimes and Punishments” by Cesare Beccaria for the underlying criminological principles of how ‘punishment’ is supposed to work in regards to deterrance of crime (both initial and recidivist). Then, you’ll want to read several recent studies on the use of mandatory sentencing laws (including, but not limited to 3 strikes laws) and their impact upon crime reduction (spoiler alert: they don’t work and can even increase violent crime).

            As I said before, “If we agree that the goal, above all else, is to stop crime, then we have to be ready to entertain notions that are shown to be effective, even if they do not fit in with our personal political viewpoint(s).”

  3. ryenisha jackson
    August 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    they wont leave the av this is the only city who takes section 8 for everything if they were stricter about it I can see that the thugs wont be here they go back to compton lol

  4. Hmmm
    August 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Why am I not surprised?

  5. Good Riddance
    August 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

    If the blacks continue to break the laws in the AV we will be rid of them in no time! Good Riddance!

    • Tim
      August 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      their own stupidty is always their worst enemy!

    • hm
      August 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      that is truly one way to look at it…hmmm!

  6. Sherrill
    August 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    the oldest Mother was 23 and the oldest child there was 10. Do the math .

    • Abe
      August 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Come on Sherrill. Can’t you see the good in people? I’m sure it’s a big misunderstanding.

      • Sherrill
        August 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

        you are funny .

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