LANCASTER – A parolee, two mothers, and a suspected thief were arrested Friday during a burglary bust in Lancaster.
The bust happened around 10:50 a.m. in the 600 block of Woodgate Street in west Lancaster, according Lieutenant Vince Carter of the Lancaster Station.
Carter said a call came in to the station earlier that morning about a burglary in progress. The caller reported that two black males were taking appliances from a home at 620 West Avenue H-12 and loading the items into a gold-colored Chevrolet Malibu, Carter said.
On their way to the location, detectives saw a man who matched the suspect’s description and detained the man for burglary. The man initially told detectives he lived in Palmdale, but a records search revealed the man was on active parole and actually lived across the street from the burglarized home, Carter said.
Detectives searched the man’s home and recovered stolen computers, electronic equipment, and loaded shotguns valued at $4,000, which had been stolen earlier that day, Carter said.
During the search of the residence, a second man and two women were detained, and later arrested, in connection with the burglary.
The women were also arrested for child endangerment because their children –ages two, four, six and 10 – had access to loaded 12-gauge shotguns that were found leaning against the bathroom wall, Carter said.
The children were taken into protective custody and released to the Department of Children Services. The victims of the burglary were neighbors who were out of town, Carter said.
The following suspects were arrested Friday morning in connection with the burglary bust:
Trinity Parker, 23, male, Black of Lancaster
Kevon Gardner, 18, male, Black of Lancaster
Markia Parker, 22, female, Black of Lancaster
Swafford Marsell, 23, female, Black of Lancaster