LANCASTER –A 29-year-old robbery suspect wanted on a $1-million Ventura County warrant was taken into custody in Lancaster early Friday afternoon following a several-hour standoff with deputies.
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s Special Weapons Team was sent to the 43600 block of Park Avenue about 7:30 a.m. to assist Ventura County deputies in serving the warrant.
Traffic on Avenue K, from Sierra Highway to Gadsden, was blocked off in both directions as dozens of officers swarmed the area and a helicopter hovered overhead.
Rodrick Brumfield, who had been hiding in the attic, surrendered about noon and was turned over to Ventura County sheriff’s personnel, said Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Brumfield, a Los Angeles area resident, was wanted on a $1-million warrant for a home invasion robbery that occurred in the city of Camarillo, according to Sgt. Denise Sliva of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Sliva said Ventura County deputies went to Lancaster Friday morning to serve an arrest warrant for Brumfield along with a search warrant for the residence on the 43600 block of Park Avenue.
“Once they got there, they determined the suspect was barricaded upstairs, possibly armed,” she said. “They contacted the L.A. County SWAT team and they came out and used tear gas; after that the suspect surrendered.”
No injuries were reported during the standoff.