Lancaster man arrested for armed robbery in Rosamond

Palmdale robberyROSAMOND – An alleged gang member from Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery last week, after leading Rosamond deputies on a foot chase around a trailer, authorities said.

The foot chase ended when 22-year-old Edi Gonzalez was tackled in a front yard, just a few feet away from the firearm believed to have been used in the crime, according to a press release from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Read it below:

On Thursday, 10-31-2013, at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies and a sergeant from the Rosamond Substation responded to a call of shots fired at the Fastrip Market located on Rosamond Blvd and Sierra Highway in Rosamond.

Upon arrival, Deputies were told by the store clerk that two Hispanic male subjects had entered the store and one of the subjects stole a pastry from within the store. When the clerk and a citizen confronted the suspects outside the store, one of the suspects reached for his waist band, indicating he had a gun on his person to intimidate the clerk and citizen. The two suspects then ran east on Rosamond Blvd.

Moments later, the suspect fired a shot into the air. Deputies scoured the area with vehicles and foot patrol. Approximately an hour later, deputies responded on foot to a trailer park in the 1200 block of Rosamond Blvd where they confronted the suspect who had fired the shot.

The suspect was standing on a porch in front of a trailer. He was positively identified from store surveillance video. When confronted by deputies, the suspect ran around the trailer. A deputy pursued the suspect as he ran all [the] way around the trailer.

A loaded handgun fell from the suspect’s shorts and he was tackled in the front yard just a few feet from the firearm. The cylinder in the handgun contained five live rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and one spent shell casing; consistent with being fired once.

The suspect, Edi Gonzalez, age 22, from Lancaster, CA, was arrested for armed robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, and other felony charges including gang participation charges.

Additionally, Gonzalez was arrested for a felony narcotics related warrant from Los Angeles County. Gonzalez was transported and booked into the Kern County Jail. The second suspect was not located but this investigation is ongoing.

  5 comments for “Lancaster man arrested for armed robbery in Rosamond

  1. sickofit
    November 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    So, Kern County and whoever it is calling the shots in Rosamond….why are you continuing to build new housing and forcing the prices of our existing homes down? We are over-saturated with rentals, and apparent ghetto trash. Not Good. The reason I bought there in 05 was to get away from the ghetto trash in Lancaster. Stupid is as Stupid does and none of the communities seem to care that they are sealing their own, and all of our, fates with increasing ghetto prison trash populations that can’t muster up enough energy to get dressed before they slog off to the store to rip something off. Really? Definitely sick of that.

    • George Smith
      November 7, 2013 at 6:33 am

      Thank God there’s 7 miles of NOTHING between Lancaster and Rosamond. Most of the poor bastards cant afford to commute. EXACTLY why you defend your property with a weapon. I totally agreed concerning the build up of subsidized housing in Rosamond. You mention ’05… bet you never saw the number of pedestrians walking to the liquor store in ’05 that you see now. Kern County Sherriff should beef up their presence in the border town of Rosamond…. just waiting on the first massage parlor to show up, we already have medicinal marijuana.

      • sickofit
        November 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

        The early release criminals and ghetto trash families they attract aren’t worried about commuting when Kern County has given them super cheap bus transportation that goes from Lancaster to Rosamond. Why we have a pot store is beyond me, and why they allow the town to deteriorate to anothe pos AV trash dump really ticks me off. Have lived in the AV since ’57, and what the politicians and community organizers have allowed to happen here is criminal in itself. Can’t wait to retire and and let my house go back to the bank cuz I sure as hell will never realize any appreciation out of it, thanks to Rosamond insisting on building more new housing…who the heck for? Section 8? No thanks. My days in the AV are thankfully coming to a close.

        • Mike R
          November 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

          You should have incorporated and become a city! Then you would have more say in what gets built out there in Rosamond. Right now, all of the housing developers are building because the County offices in Bakersfield are giving them the green light without your input.

          Lancaster put a moratorium on new home building. Palmdale is pretty much built out and cannot really build any more due to it being landlocked. That means that most of the new homes will be built across the county line in Rosamond.

          As prices go up in the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita, more middle class people are going to be squeezed out to Lancaster and Palmdale which will be good for those cities but not necessarily for Kern County, which may end up getting what can’t afford to stay in L.A. County.

          This means that, Rosamond, California City and Mojave will become the new ghettos. Best advice I can give to Rosamond is to incorporate into a city, set your own rules and stop the developers from raping your community, because that’s what it really is!

          • Jim
            November 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm

            Who are you guys kidding Mohave and cal city are ghettos and tweak factories I’m sorry but the worst area in Lancaster isn’t half as bad as the worst area in any of the three cities you mentioned, ever seen the movie wrong turn? Or hills have eyes ?.. Yea that’s lower kern county bud, best bet north of Lancaster is tehachapi or bear valley, and by the way homes in rosamond are only nice west of 50th…. Just sayin

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