Search warrants yield guns, electronics, cash and 5 arrests

Five stolen handguns, numerous flat screen televisions, gaming systems, and approximately $2,000 in cash were recovered. (Courtesy LASD)

Five stolen handguns, numerous flat screen televisions, gaming systems, and approximately $2,000 in cash were recovered. (Courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – Stolen handguns, electronics and thousands in cash were recovered this week when deputies served search warrants in connection to a Lancaster home burglary.

Five suspects were arrested, including 28-year-old Carlos Carruthers, 23-year-old Jarrell Carruthers, and three juveniles, ages 17, 16, and 15, authorities said.

The burglary occurred in mid-June at a home in the 44000 block of Gingham Street in Lancaster, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel T. Ruiz.

The victims, who are longtime Lancaster residents, were away on vacation when thieves broke into their home and stole several firearms and personal items, Ruiz stated.

(Courtesy LASD)

(Courtesy LASD)

A subsequent investigation uncovered information that led the Burglary Suppression Team to serve two search warrants in the 44000 Block of Raysack Avenue in the early morning hours of July 16, according to Ruiz.

The information obtained steered deputies to a third location on Raysack Avenue.

As a result of the investigation, five stolen handguns, numerous flat screen televisions, several gaming systems, car stereos and speakers, and approximately $2,000 in cash were recovered, Ruiz stated.

The five suspects, all from Lancaster, are being charged with residential burglary. Jarrell and Carlos Carruthers are being held at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $50,000 bail.

The three juveniles were transported to and are being housed at Sylmar Juvenile Hall.

The investigation is ongoing.

  38 comments for “Search warrants yield guns, electronics, cash and 5 arrests

  1. KOUI
    July 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Too bad. I thought they were good kids. They are a lot nicer than the last section 8 tenants were. I guess you can’t judge a book by its cover, though. I hope the victims get their belongings back. I also hope the victims buy a decent gun safe and bolt it to the foundation. I’m speculating here, but I doubt these boys used heavy pry bars or cutting torches to get the firearms. I’d also like to know how the victims like their ADT subscription and is it really working for them. I guess its only as good as the responding EMT or Law Enforcement Officers are. I mean if they respond to an alarm and only make a cursory check of the front of the home, they might miss something. As they did in this case.

  2. ms
    July 26, 2013 at 4:33 am

    u ppl talking [removed] I hope none of Yall stay on raysack

  3. ms
    July 26, 2013 at 4:09 am

    This is to all u [removed] talking shit [removed] my fam imma say wtf I feel u dont like wat im saying then Yall can run it im ready to [removed] ah [removed] up……

  4. kiera
    July 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    All I have to say is my aunt owned everything in her house flat screens and all b4 she passed away … all u mf on here talking [removed] need to get the [removed] story rite dont speak up on my family just bcuz u hear the police saying [removed]…..fake [removed] cops and all u haters can go suck one easy…….and if the police and u hating [removed] and [removed] dnt like wat I put so wat drop dead…….who Eva need it can line it up I take head up fades …..5150 im out this [removed]

    • Nancy P
      July 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      That sounds about right…five stolen handguns, numerous flat screen televisions, several gaming systems, car stereos and speakers, owned by someone who is not hear to dispute it. Except for the part about them being stolen from the neighbor, very believable.

      • ms
        July 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        Nacy p who Eva tf u are stfu…..mfs on here mad bcuz yall dont have flat screens in every room in yall house ha every one on here talking [removed] Yall broke shut up dont talk no mo get yall bread up ha Yall mad

      • KOUI
        July 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        They were just babysitting the firearms while the owners were out of town.

  5. Thomas Cruise
    July 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Sad how cops even take stuff that actually belongs to the person their taking it from. I hate the Burglary team they suck!!!

    • ms
      July 26, 2013 at 4:12 am

      That part

  6. getoutoftown
    July 20, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Congrats to all involved in getting rid of some of the scum in the neighborhood.
    Now that these punks know they will be the first ones suspected in the future if this kind of thing happens again, hopefully, them and their families will just move out of the area because they will be watched by all that live around them. To them we say, get out of town.
    And yes, post the pictures of all the scum involved…we have a right to know who to look out for. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK DEPUTIES!!!!

    • Bosslady
      July 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      First of all my aunt bought all those t.v before she die with her hard earn money so get the facts right deputies before y`all post false information let it be know that they didn`t do the home invasion it was the minors from down the street and send y`all there because they sold them the guns and its not a crime to have 2,000`s dollars in their own home while yall don`t wanna say the amount so get the story right before you have people commenting on [removed] that why y`all will never get my money as a home owner of Fakecaster!!!! ~BOSSLADY INC.~

      • OPENurEYES
        July 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        Sounds like a simple misunderstanding! We should have known there was a logical explanation for why all of these TV’s, cash, and stolen guns were found in her lovely home.

        • sikntired
          July 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm


      • ms
        July 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

        Sis they hatin so they gotta lie to look good

      • KOUI
        July 26, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        “They” sold the guns? Who sold the guns? The legally registered owners or the thieves? Be more specific.

  7. ed
    July 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    How could the parents of these kid’s not know what they were up too.

    Hold them accountable.

  8. Stinger
    July 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Looks like good ol’ police work won out against villainy yet again!

    Good work, Deputies!

  9. Metalchick
    July 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Good! I hope the owners get their stuff back.

  10. Concered
    July 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    These streets are back to back! What did they do, jump a fence? Robbing your neighbor, that’s crap man.

    • July 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Yes that’s what they did, handed it right over the fence to the section 8 they were renting, pretty sure parents knew all that was going down because no one worked and were home all the time…have caused problems in the neighborhood since they moved there, glad they were finally caught now hopefully the landlord finds out and kicks the lowlifes out.

      • Stinger
        July 20, 2013 at 2:52 am

        Ummm… Did I miss something? Where in the article did you find that the suspects lived in a Section 8 house?

        Or are you just stereotyping?

        • July 20, 2013 at 7:17 am

          OH now, don’t get stupid!!! Of course I was stereotyping. But…. then there was that Big sign in yard FOR RENT Section 8 OK, AND also from what the owner their self said.
          So Ummm yourself stinger :)

        • July 20, 2013 at 7:49 am

          Looks like I had to go back and edit my reply, guess avtimes did not like what I first had to say!!
          @ Stinger
          By what the owner their self said and the big sign in the yard that said OK to rent to them.
          As for..
          just stereotyping??? Ummm just stating a fact.

          • Stinger
            July 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

            Unsurprisingly, you failed to identify where your ‘fact’ is located in the article. I can ony conclude that your claim is stereotyped, bogus, and based solely upon prejudicial thinking without the merit of intelligent thought.

            Have a great day! ;-)

          • July 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm

            @ stinger can’t seem to post a reply to your comment so I’ll reply here…
            doesn’t have to be in the article to be so…
            Just telling what the OWNER said…I guess they should know who they are renting to…just saying!!!

          • OPENurEYES
            July 20, 2013 at 1:04 pm

            Stinger, you are right. No where in the article is Section 8 listed. Only the poster citing what appears to be first hand knowledge of the area in question and their personal account of what the posted “for rent” sign reads. Sadly, we will never really know if these perpetrators are abusing the Section 8 free rent program because our wonderful DOJ has decided to prohibit our police from investigating Section 8 violations and fraud. What a shame!

          • Stinger
            July 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm

            @OPENurEYES: Yes, it is a shame that our politicians pressured our noble law enforcement officers to engage in actions that were outside of their proper duties, thus causing their ability to continue to investigate potential fraud to be much more limited than before said politicians abused their privileges on the subject.

            As for the ‘first hand knowledge’ that the other poster claims… Maybe he’s telling the truth, maybe he’s not. Unfortunately, no proof = no admittance to evidence.

          • Notagain
            July 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm


          • KOUI
            July 26, 2013 at 11:14 pm

            Having been in contact with the property owner numerous times and also seeing the “for rent” sign I can affirm your assertion. They’re Section 8 no doubt about it!

  11. Notagain
    July 19, 2013 at 11:35 am


    • Here we go again....
      July 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      @ notagain Your right, section 8 or not too much crime going on! maybe the landlord, if they are section 8, can get rid of them and have their voucher taken away. Can not tell if Tired of their ways is right or wrong. Will wait and see how long they stay in that house, then we’ll see who is right or wrong. Case is still on going, it’s the old waiting game. Also right about DOJ, more problems we don’t need up here.

    • ms
      July 26, 2013 at 4:26 am

      They are not [removed] u [removed] u are being races thats why blacks be rioting wit yall

  12. evervigilant
    July 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Where’s the photos? And it’s long past time to post photos and names of the buggar juvenile deliquents. We need to be armed with knowledge.

    • Diana
      July 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Yes, give us photos & names so we know who these up to no good kids are when we see them walk the streets. Our house got broken into 3 yrs ago, 3 guys were caught. They were given 2 years (probably served less than half) and probably are out at it again. Got to see them face to face. Sad to say, the mother of the “head” of this crew, loked as if she was proud to see her kid in court and sentenced, utterly disgusting. Take the parents with their kids and jail them too.

      • ms
        July 26, 2013 at 4:30 am

        [removed] they not frm Lancaster so no need to put their faces so get the [removed] Damn do u mfs wanna [removed] them up Yall sho on them and dont kno them

  13. Uncle Tom
    July 19, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Awesome work deputies!

    No matter what you hear, the vast majority of the public support you and have your back. Stay strong and keep it up!

    • 10dog
      July 19, 2013 at 7:48 am


    • KOUI
      July 26, 2013 at 11:17 pm


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