Neighbors help deputies nab five teens for burglary

The burglary team recovered several stolen items at the home where the teens were arrested, including a handgun, jewelry and several rare coins. (Photos courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER— Four juveniles and an 18-year-old woman were arrested Tuesday for stealing a handgun, jewelry, rare coins and other items from a Lancaster home, authorities said.

Alexis Gillon and four boys, ages 16 and 17, are facing charges of residential burglary for breaking into a home in the 600 block of Oldfield Street in Lancaster. The alleged thieves were captured shortly after the burglary, thanks to several alert neighbors who lead deputies directly to the home where suspects were hiding.

The following is the press release from the Lancaster Station:

The incident began when a resident reported seeing three young men climb over his backyard fence [near Oldfield Street].

The resident said that all three of the men were carrying “suitcases” and one had a pistol. He said that all of the men fled his yard by jumping the fence into his neighbor’s yard.

As the deputies were searching the area for the men, they found a home in the 600 block of Oldfield Street that had been burglarized.

As they continued their search, the deputies were contacted by several more residents who had seen the men run into a home located in the 44400 block of Andale Street.

Deputies from Lancaster Station’s Burglary Suppression Team searched the Andale Street home and found the three men, as well as two other suspects who had acted as “lookouts” during the crime.

The Burglary Team also found and recovered several items that had been stolen from the Oldfield home. The items included a handgun, jewelry and several rare coins.

Arrested were: 18-year-old Alexis Gillon and four male juveniles, ages 16 and 17. All of the suspects are facing charges of residential burglary.

Some of the burglary suspects lived at the home on Andale Street, where they were all arrested, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Michael Rust. It was unclear whether the suspects were related, Rust said.

  12 comments for “Neighbors help deputies nab five teens for burglary

  1. QHR
    November 30, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Friendly neighbors and a good neighborhood watch program is the key to deter these thugs! Kudos to the vigilant neighbors and deputies that caught these scum bags.

  2. New2AV
    November 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Good parenting. Kudos. Of course they won’t see my comment nor could they read it anways since they probably dropped dropped out of school too.

  3. Newman
    November 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Scum of the Earth.

  4. Notagain!!!!
    November 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    So glad these punks got caught!!! Who knows how many other homes they’ve burglaries in the past or terrorize people with there gun! Good job to the citizens who helped law enforcement!!! Although they should also put the names an pic of the juveniles!! Never know if them kids lives next to you!!!

    • November 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      We should be able to see pictures of these little creeps…We need to see who we should be looking out for, because you know, they will all be out doing the same thing if not worse. It’s just a matter of time.

  5. George Smith
    November 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Too bad someone didnt shoot at least one of the bastards!

  6. sacryinshame
    November 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Good work LASD. As a NEIGHBOR who reports out of place people, and things like people climbing over fences and running when you see them peaking over walls, I am glad the station personnel took the callers seriously. Good work neighbors. Everyone needs to make it known that we will not tolerate this kind of behavior.

    • Quigley
      November 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      I agree…call 911 if something or someone is suspicious, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If AV citizens unite, we will chase out some of the POS’s who are destroying our community. It’s all we’ve got, so keep fighting back neighbors!

      • Adm Chant
        November 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

        If you can’t remember the number call 911, but if you are on a cell phone then you should have both Lancaster and Palmdale LASD station numbers saved in your phone to call directly. Depending on what cell tower grabs a call it could be routed to another dispatcher that may not be familiar with the area as much as the ones that work and live in the A.V.

        • Lame People
          November 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

          911 either goes to Lancaster station or palmdale station if you are anywhere in the valley. But i do agree you should have both numbers

          • December 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

            Lancaster is 661-948-8466, incase you want to program it into your phone.

  7. sikntired
    November 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Love the ending to this, good for the neighbors, hope it doesn’t back fire on them.

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