Youths arrested for rash of street robberies

PALMDALE – Five juveniles, between 14 and 16-years-old, were busted Thursday morning for committing several street robberies in east Palmdale over the past several months. Authorities also recovered a portion of the stolen items and gang paraphernalia.

The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:

On Thursday [Dec. 13], the Sheriff Department’s Safe Streets Bureau served five search warrants in the east Palmdale area in an effort to solve several street robberies near Dominic Massari Park, [in the area of 50th Street East and Avenue R.]

During the searches, evidence was recovered leading investigators to believe involvement in the robberies was by five juveniles.

The locations were searched by teams from both Palmdale and Lancaster station deputies and detectives from the Safe Streets Bureau.

The individuals detained were surveilled by detectives for a period of time, prior to the service of the warrants.

The five to six street robberies, which occurred over the past several months, were mostly carried out through force or fear. At least one of the victims indicated a gun was used in the commission of the crime.

During the searches, no guns were recovered, but live ammunition and several replica guns were discovered. Also recovered was at least a portion of the stolen items and gang paraphernalia.

The names of those arrested were not released due to their juvenile status. The investigation is continuing to determine if others may have also been involved in the robberies. The five Juveniles range from ages 14 to 16 and are being charged with robbery and attempted robbery.

All five juveniles were transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.

  20 comments for “Youths arrested for rash of street robberies

  1. Lynn
    December 17, 2012 at 9:08 am

    It’s long past time to start publicly naming names and publishing photos of these gangbanging losers. I want to know who I’m not supposed to trust!

  2. Tommy
    December 15, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Sounds like a job well done by the Sheriff’s Department, Congrat’s to them.

  3. ed
    December 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Fine the parents. They are legally responsible for thier children until adulthood.

    • Beervana
      December 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      Sounds great and I wish there was a way to enforce that. Or enforce the collection of the fine.

      • Heather
        December 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Yeah that would be nice. These little low lifes jumped my son as he was leaving the skate park one night in October and they stole his bike he had saved his money to purchase himself only 6 months prior. They knocked him to the ground and were kicked him up pretty good. And not only did they get him but on the same night they got a friend of his and took his bike and beat up some other kids. they have been terrorizing the park for a while. It is really sad. I have been taking my son to that park his whole life. And I was always comfortable allowing him to go to the skate park. Being that he is 17 i was completely comfortable with him there. It is really sad what is becoming of this valley. Even if we never see his bike again I am just glad they finally got these kids and I hope they get everything coming to them.

  4. Turd Ferguson
    December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Arrests were made?Arrests were made?Without LEAPS?Without LEAPS?How could it be?How could it be?Arrests were made without spending $90,000.00 a month on LEAPS.Our sherriffs made arrests without a $90,000.00 crime fighting tool.We have great sherriffs.We need more sherriffs.We do not need LEAPS.LEAPS is like an appendix.We don’t need an appendix.Sherriffs are like a heart.We need a heart.We need more boots on the ground.No to LEAPS.No to LEAPS.Yes to boots on the ground.Yes to boots on the ground.$90,000.00 a month for what?They catch criminals in east Palmdale without LEAPS.We can catch criminals in east Lancaster without LEAPS.With more sherriffs.With more boots on the ground.No to LEAPS.No to LEAPS.Spend $90,000.00 a month for boots on the ground.More boots on the ground.

    • ...
      December 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Can you ever say something without repeating yourself? Can you ever say something without repeating yourself?

    • Lee
      December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Where are the parents????????? Where do these kids learn this is OK??????
      Parents also need to be held accountable. It will lead to more productive parenting.

      • Gladys
        December 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

        Where are the parents? Where are the parents?
        They are smoking weed, legally, due to menstral cramps (mom) and a case of athletes foot (dad). Why do you ask Grasshopper?

        • sikntired
          December 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

          OMG,haven’t they heard of ibuprofen and fungal creams?

    • Thomas
      December 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

      This occurred in Palmdale. Before get on your soapbox make sure the curtain the right City

      • Beervana
        December 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm


  5. Citizen of AV
    December 14, 2012 at 6:34 am
  6. Denice
    December 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I’m a young lady, and I can put it in the red at 25 yards every single time. I don’t appreciate the fact that obtaining a permit to carry a concealed hand gun is an act of god in this city/county/state. It’s not right. I am a responsible, law abiding citizen. I deserve to choose NOT to be a victim. Every time I leave my house unarmed, a victim is what I have the potential to become. It’s makes me sick, and it makes me sad.

    • sikntired
      December 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      You go, girl! I wonder what the penalty is for carrying without a permit, might be worth it.

    • Forewarned
      December 14, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Denice, I’m right there with ya! I’ve owned guns for many years and have been a responsible, law abiding citizen as well. Until the laws are changed the best I can do is carry my pepper spray.

    • John Howard
      December 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Check out every aspect of the law.. Let’s just say there are ways to obtain a CC permit if your life is in grave danger.. from say an abusive ex-partner.. It may be a little shady, but no more so than having to pay $10K to the right person for one as it is now.

      The difference between LA and AV is the rural nature of this greater community. It is really amazing to me that we haven’t already had a gun battle in this community. (I use the term battle loosely) Where I live I see people with guns on horses every day and that’s just the west side of town..
      Also when you consider that over 50% of the LASD that work out here also live out here. One of these days a criminal will pick the wrong person and find a real fight on their hands.

      • Matt K.
        December 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

        There are also lots of LAPD officers living on the Westside too, in addition to what you mentioned.

        • Forewarned
          December 15, 2012 at 5:58 am

          Yep, I live on the Westside and next door to an LAPD officer, a L.A. County Sheriff and a C.H.I.P. I dare any lowlife scumbag to come into my neighborhood. Lol

          • Midge
            December 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

            Sorry, I hit thumbs down. I also live in a neighborhood with a few officers. They drive right past and through groups of kids fighting and smoking weed. Hopefully, they will do something if one of those kids pull out a gun.

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