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Five People Arrested on Suspicion of Home Burglary

Authorities still trying to determine what the five people were doing in a vacant home Saturday evening. Suspects were arrested on alleged reasonable cause of burglary.

Deputies arrested five people Saturday after a neighbor witnessed suspicious-looking activity at a vacant home.

The neighbor reportedly witnessed two of the five suspects hop over a fence to a vacant home in the 2900 block of Gertrude Avenue around 6:35 p.m., said Lt. Angela Shepherd of the  

Deputies arrived and witnessed two of the suspects fleeing the home, she said. Both fleeing suspects were found and arrested. 

One suspect was apparently found fleeing near Harmony Place at La Crescenta Avenue, according to scanner reports. The other three suspects were found in the home.

The two fleeing suspects may have had warrants, Shepherd said.

All five were arrested on reasonable suspicion of burglary. The home was empty and had no furniture inside at the time. Authorities are still trying to figure out why the suspects were there.

"They are not arrested under the full charge of burglary. It's a reasonable cause burglary. We have to have a little more evidence," Shepherd said. "We have to find out exactly what went on in there."

The names of all five suspects are being withheld until further investigation.

Mrs. Rasmussen August 26, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Well done, neighbor. Curious to what the plan is for this abandoned house that is clearly not contributing the right type of activity to the neighborhood.
Sue Colosimo August 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Saw and heard the sheriff's helicopter, patrol cars (about six), two SUVs, and paramedics and ambulance who went up and turned back around. Not sure why they were called, but I am very glad that they were caught. It helps when neighbors look out for each other and report suspicious activity. Kudos to that neighbor!

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