LANCASTER – A 21-year-old parolee was arrested Tuesday after deputies discovered a stolen safe with Michael Jackson memorabilia and suspected stolen electronics inside his home, authorities said.
Wydell Jefferson was also identified as the suspect in a home break-in Tuesday that was interrupted by an armed victim, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
[Around 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9], Lancaster deputies responded to a residential burglary in progress call located on the 400 Block of East Avenue J-12.
The suspect had attempted to make entry in the home by kicking in a side door. The suspect was then met at the side door by the victim who was armed with a firearm.
The suspect fled the location.
Deputies quickly responded and contained the area in an effort to locate the suspect. A short time later, deputies located Suspect Wydell Jefferson in a home located on the 400 Block of East Avenue J-9.
A parole compliance check of the suspect’s home was conducted. The suspect’s home was located on the 43600 Block of Santa Rosa Circle in the City of Lancaster. Deputies discovered a stolen safe with Michael Jackson memorabilia and several suspected stolen electronic items.
Suspect Jefferson was arrested for burglary and was also charged with a parole violation, since he is currently on parole for burglary.
The investigation is ongoing.