Arrest Made in Serial Residential Burglaries

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PASADENA, Calif. – The Pasadena Police Department responded to several hot prowl residential burglaries that occurred between August 29, 2021, and September 2, 2021. The burglaries occurred within geographic proximity of each other and the modus operandi in each incident was similar. 

The suspect would commonly enter residences via unlocked rear doors to steal easily accessible items such as wallets, purses, and vehicle keys. The suspect would also rummage through unlocked vehicles parked at the same residences. Although the residences were occupied at the time of the burglaries, no one was assaulted nor injured.

Detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Burglary Unit were assigned to investigate the series of residential burglaries. Detectives examined surveillance video and diligently conducted a follow-up investigation. Since the burglaries were occurring in a specific geographical area, detectives utilized the department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit to provide strategic enforcement to either apprehend the suspect during the commission of a burglary and/or gather useful intelligence.

In the early morning hours of September 2, 2021, and following the commission of two residential burglaries, personnel from the Criminal Intelligence Unit spotted a suspicious person attempting to hide from them on the front porch of a home located near the recent crimes. Officers identified this person as a juvenile and the information was forwarded to detectives.

Burglary detectives continued their follow-up investigation and responded back to the home to contact the juvenile. While at the juvenile’s home, detectives located clothing that matched the clothing worn by the involved suspect, potential loss, and a stolen firearm. The juvenile suspect, who was also wanted on an out-of-state warrant, was arrested for the burglaries.

On September 7, 2021, the burglary cases were submitted to the Los Angeles County Eastlake Juvenile District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. The office filed four felony counts of first-degree residential burglary and one misdemeanor count of illegal firearm possession by a minor under court case #FJ57673. Additional charges may be added following a forensic examination of evidence.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626)- 744-4241 or you may report information anonymously by calling "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the

website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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