LANCASTER – Undercover surveillance operations and teamwork helped local detectives capture the pair suspected of burglarizing several homes in Lancaster and Palmdale and then selling the stolen items to pawn shops around Southern California and Las Vegas, authorities said.
Michael Enstad, 35, of Lancaster and Gregory Daville,33, of Rosamond were arrested last week, and about $70,000 worth of stolen property was recovered, according to Sgt. Jill Deschamps of the Lancaster Sheriff Station.
The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff Station:
For the second time this year a series of hot prowl burglaries occurred in the city of Lancaster, but this time the suspects also targeted residents in the city of Palmdale.
The burglaries are referred to as “hot prowls” because they occur during the evening hours when victims are at home. This time the suspects were so unabashed; they tunneled directly through the wall of one location so they wouldn’t set off the alarm system that monitored the doors and windows of the home.
The Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team joined forces with burglary detectives from Palmdale Station to bring this current hot prowl crime spree to an end. The suspects were identified by Palmdale Station detectives.
The deputies worked together, adjusted their work schedules to conduct undercover surveillance operations, and follow several investigative leads. It was discovered the suspects sold stolen items to pawn shops around Southern California and Las Vegas.
As a result of the team effort by Lancaster and Palmdale Sheriff’s Station personnel, two suspects were arrested. Search warrants were served at each of the suspects’ homes. An estimated $70,000 worth of stolen property was recovered.
Michael Enstad of Lancaster and Gregory Daville of Rosamond are both being held at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $150,000 bail. The investigation is still ongoing. The Burglary Suppression Team is requesting anyone with additional information to please contact them, (661) 940-3833.