LANCASTER – Local deputies seized several firearms Sunday from the home of a man suspected of trying to rob a Lancaster residence, authorities said.
The suspect, 35-year-old Ryan Tyler, was arrested at his home on the 4600 block of Trojan Court, Deputy Kit Gruppie of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station stated in a news release.
The attempted robbery occurred at a home on the 44000 block of Sandhurst Street, and it was reported at 10:26 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, according to Gruppie.
“The suspect had left the location prior to the deputies’ arrival. Through the course of the investigation, deputies found and responded to the suspect’s residence,” Gruppie stated.
After Tyler was arrested, detectives from the Lancaster Operation Safe Streets gang unit served a search warrant at his residence, according to Gruppie.
“A significant number of firearms and weapons were recovered from the suspect’s residence,” Gruppie stated. “Two of the firearms recovered from the suspect’s residence were determined to be stolen.”
Tyler was booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Sunday afternoon. He was released early Monday morning, according to LASD inmate records.
Further information on the case was not immediately available.
32 comments for "Attempted robbery suspect arrested, weapons seized"
Something doesn’t add up here. The collection in the picture seems to indicate a collector, not a gangmember. The vest is way too plain to be for any particular motorcycle group. The evidence presented does not match up with the charges well.
I will wait for more information before making a determination on this one.
I have personally known him for nearly two decades. 1) He has NEVER been in trouble with the law. 2) He is NOT a gang banging thug. 3) He is a hard working and good man. 4) A long time collector of firearms does not constitute him as a gang banging thug. 5) The story is “alleged”. Meaning that was based on what a person said when a call was made to authorities but it’s not actually what the deal is about. So before you rush to judge wait until the actual facts come to light.
He’s not a felon and can legally possess firearms… duh
I personally know Ryan and his beautiful little family. He is NOT a gang banger, he is NOT a thief. He is a hard working young man who takes very good care of his family. Yes, he likes to collect guns. The police had to cut his gun safe open to find them. So his family is traumatized and now have to read false stories written about him. The dude that reported the “robbery”? We know the truth about what really happened and when the truth comes out, you should be the one arrested for slander! Shame on you!!
Why was he in possession of stolen firearms? That makes him look pretty shady.
Tim Scott says
Flint, when you buy a firearm from a previous owner there is hardly any regulation involved. The seller may be selling a stolen gun, and the buyer has no real way of knowing. The buyer may be buying third party because they can’t pass the required background check to buy from a dealer and the seller has no real way of knowing.
This in no way says anything about this guy or this case. It is just the general reality of firearms in America that having a gun that at some point in its history was stolen does not necessarily mean the person is “shady.”
Generally, all firearms purchases and transfers, including private party transactions and sales at gun shows, must be made through a California licensed dealer under the Dealer’s Record of Sale (DROS) process. California law imposes a 10-day waiting period before a firearm can be released to a purchaser or transferee. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To purchase a handgun, a person must be at least 21 years of age. As part of the DROS process, the purchaser must present “clear evidence of identity and age” which is defined as a valid, non-expired California Driver’s License or Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A military identification accompanied by permanent duty station orders indicating a posting in California is also acceptable.
If the purchaser is not a U.S. Citizen, then he or she is required to demonstrate that he or she is legally within the United States by providing the firearms dealer with documentation containing his/her Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number.
Purchasers of handguns must provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a drivers license or other DMV-issued identification), and either (1) possess a Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with their recently purchased handgun or (2) qualify for an HSC exemption.
(Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
Generally, no. This type of transaction is referred to as a “private party transfer” and must be conducted through a fully licensed California firearms dealer. Failure to do so is a violation of California law. The purchaser (and seller if the purchaser is denied), must meet the normal firearm purchase and delivery requirements.
Firearms dealers are required to process private party transfers upon request but may charge a fee not to exceed $10 per firearm for conducting the transfer. For example:
a.For a private party transfer involving one or more handguns, the total allowable fees, including the DROS, safety, and dealer transfer fees, are not to exceed $35.00 for the first handgun and $31.00 for each additional handgun involved in the same transaction.
b.For private party transfers involving one or more long guns, or a private party transfer involving one handgun, the total allowable fees, including the DROS, safety, and dealer transfer fees, are not to exceed $35.00. The dealer may charge an additional dealer-service fee of up to $10.00 for each additional firearm.
“Antique firearms,” as defined in section 921(a)(16) of Title 18 of the United States Code, and curio or relic rifles/shotguns, defined in section 478.11 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that are over 50 years old, are exempt from this requirement. For additional exceptions, refer to Penal Code sections 27850 through 27966.
(Pen. Code, § 27545.)
Yep.and you have to take 2 safety tests,as of July. 2015
Tim Scott says
This is all good…as long as you only think about California as if it were an island nation. Unfortunately, it isn’t. Many states do not have any such requirements, including some that are our immediate neighbors. And the federal law has that hole in it that you can drive a truck through…that the gun lobby refuses to consider closing.
Tim Scott says
You were spot on, except for your failure to note that “where you live” is not far from “where the law you act like is universal does not apply.”
In that regard you revealed that you don’t know what you are talking about, and i assume me pointing that out got the post deleted…but since you have repeated it I suppose we can talk it over.
Tim Scott says
Note that Info clearly states that he is talking about CALIFORNIA law, where you blabbed off something about THE law, as if it applies everywhere.
Tim Scottt says
The topic at hand is how gun laws have a gaping hole in them. It is a gaping hole that California CANNOT fix. The feds can’t fix it, because any time they even think about trying the gun lobby immediately starts chanting “but muh freedums” and puts a stop to it. As long as that gaping hole exists there will be a HUGE supply of black market guns, and a guy who owns some guns that happen to have been stolen at some point can honestly say “I got them legally and as far as I knew there was nothing shady to it.”
If you buy them from any state,and bring them into ca,they have to be checked out,if you do it,legally.I’ll accept your apology.so spin away tim.gee I wonder what the guns laws are in Zimbabwe?tool
Tim Scott says
Always interesting when a keyboard warrior is revealed.
Anyway, laws in Zimbabwe aren’t really an issue. It is, however, only an eight hour drive to Arizona, and that is an issue. I would think that even you would recognize the difference.
If you buy a gun from a friend,family or just someone off the street.you are supposed to take it to a state authorized gun shop.fill out the paperwork,then wait the 10 day period,while they do a background check.that’s the legal way.or you can just buy it without going thru the state or feds,illegally.
David T says
California caw has a process to buy firearms.. I hope he gets the max amount of time for being a [removed].
NO guns were found to be stolen! All GUNS were found to be legally owned but go ahead and believe what Cop’s said and charged him with. Case is over. I repeat again NO guns were stolen NO gang affiliations.
Wow. Sounds pretty much like profiling at its best.
Can we all just express a little appreciation that a man still owns a flintlock pistol?
Yes and the Sheriff’s got to keep it. SMDH
Any excuse to take firearms away and use them for there own “recreational use”….and some sad.pathetic.twisted story to go with it.yay deputy’s way to go!!
This is a typical B.S. arrest and an over statement and false accounting of the facts. Sheriff’s doing there best in trying to convince the public they’re doing something for their salaries. There is no Hell’s Angels affiliation, rather then a fundamentalist raising purchase. If two gun’s were stolen it was without knowledge. Ryan is no more of a the if then I am. I know the story and trust me this is one of the most blown out of proportions story, with very little connection to reality.
That’s fund raising. Auto correct ugh.
I see no mention of a named gang in this article.
It was in the comments. And NO guns were found to be stolen. All of them were legally purchased and all gun law’s in California were found to be followed.
yes just like rex and marv said it was the homeless and college students at it again. they must have forgot about these guys when they were making excuses for the rise in crime. long live the eye in the sky.
Comment I see this guy is having bike club issues, that vest and the 81 support hat means he is a Hells Angel supporter. Some nice firearms surrounded by junk, hope the Sheriff can tie him into a gang related charge or at least find out who he is running around with. I for one support the Mayor running the Mongoloids out of here, now stop this white trash before it starts
Glad they got this gang banging THUG off the streets.
Yes that is 81 support gear including the red lined cut. No does not mean he is a member. The issue is the crime that lead to the house arrest. This type of guy makes a case for good people that own firearms for protection and fun. He had stolen guns. He attempted a burglary. How ignorant is it to think this is a model citizen that is set up. Screw him rob my house and he will meet the end of a barrel. Wake up people. The area is ruined by white black brown low life’s and if you think it’s going to improve by sitting around and second guessing the system you pay and vote for your kidding yourselves. Good deal one more pile not breaking into my home.
No guns were STOLEN NO GANG TIES. Case over but Sheriff’s got to keep ALL of the legally purchased and registered guns. Why? Because he had to make a deal to get out of jail and get back to work before his employer had to let him go? Why? Because the fricking cop’s not the D.A. made the charges so drastic they couldn’t afford his bail, you know their typical B.S. Innocent until you hire an attorney sit in jail for weeks and are so desperate to get back home and to work you’ll plead guilty to making a verbal threat and loose all your guns. Ah yes the awesome American justice system. I HOPE NONE OF YOU ARE EVER IN A JURY. SMDH IDIOT’S