Updated 6/26/12 at 5 p.m. An earlier version of this story stated that the thief was chased away by the victim’s mother. However, according to a later press report, it was actually the victim’s husband who chased the thief from the home, and it was the victim who followed the thief in her vehicle while calling authorities. The following is the updated press report from the Palmdale Station:
Palmdale Station received a 9-1-1 call Tuesday morning indicating the caller was following a burglar she had just chased out of her home.
The incident began when a Palmdale female resident was inside her home Tuesday morning near the 37000 Block of Vintage Dr. While in her home she noticed that her bedroom door had become locked from within. The resident, home with her husband and elderly mother, exited her house and saw that the screen covering the window leading into her bedroom had been pried off. She also saw that the door was no longer locked but stood wide open.
Believing an intruder was in her home the resident ran back into her home just in time to see her husband chasing a Male, later identified as Brandon Simmons, from the inside of her home out through the front door.
The resident jumped into her vehicle and began following the suspect, who was on foot, through the neighborhood while calling 911.
Palmdale deputies responded to the scene and quickly broadcast a description of the suspect, who was shortly detained in front of the Eagle Vision Community Church, near the 2700 Block of East Avenue R.
19-year-old Brandon Simmons was transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station on charges of Burglary and is being held on $50,000 bail. His arraignment date is scheduled for June 28, 2012, at the Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse.
Deputies determined Simmons had begun to rummage through the victim’s closet but believe he was surprised by the victims being home and attempting to enter the locked bedroom. When the Simmons fled the location he did not take any items from the residence.
PALMDALE – A Palmdale mother found a burglar in her daughter’s home Tuesday morning and took matters into her own hands. Mom ran the thief out of the house and then contacted authorities while on the chase. The suspect was nabbed by deputies in the parking lot of a nearby church.
Brandon Simmons, 19, was arrested for burglary and booked at the Palmdale Station. The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:
A female resident in Palmdale, at 37000 block of Vintage Drive was inside her home, when she noticed that her bedroom door had been locked from within.
She walked outside and noticed a window screen had been pried from a rear window to the bedroom. When she returned to the front, she saw her parents chasing a [male black] suspect out of the house through the front door.
Palmdale station received a 9-1-1 call at 9:13 a.m. from the victim’s mother, who was following the suspect as he ran from the location.
After a brief area search, the suspect was located in the parking lot of the Eagle Vision Community Church at 2751 East Avenue R.
He was arrested after being positively identified by the victim and witnesses.
Brandon Simmons, 19, was booked at Palmdale station for 459 PC Burglary, and is being held on $50,000 bail.