Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are actively seeking a hot prowl burglary suspect who broke into the home of a reserve police officer with the Baldwin Park Police Department Thursday night and stole two purses.
The victim was in his home near Lost Canyon Road when he heard a loud crash at 11:15 p.m., according to Deputy Josh Dubin.
The victim went to investigate and found a rear sliding glass door smashed and the suspect standing in his kitchen.
The victim retrieved his handgun and ordered the suspect to lie down on the ground. The suspect acted as if he were going to comply but then began to move again, and the victim fired one round, Dubin said.
It is not known whether the suspect was injured by the gunshot.
The suspect then fled on foot, and a containment was established, employing a helicopter and deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station to help in the search.
The was described by the victim as a male between 15 and 20 years old, 5’7” and 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie.
The case is still an active investigation being handled by SCV Sheriff’s Station detectives.
If you have any information about this crime, call the Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121, or submit a tip to Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers here or by calling 1-800-222-8477.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call Thursday at approximately 11:15pm when a resident heard a burglar inside his home (Hot Prowl Burglary) in a residential area near Sand Canyon Road and Lost Canyon Road in Canyon Country.
The resident, who is a Reserve Police Officer for the Baldwin Park Police Department, was at his home with his wife and children.
He heard a loud crash and when he went to investigate, he saw his rear sliding glass door to his residence was smashed open and the suspect was standing inside his kitchen.
The victim quickly retrieved his handgun and ordered the suspect to stop and lay down. He said the suspect hesitated, then moved possibly toward the victim. The victim fired his gun at the suspect and the suspect ran out through the sliding door and out of sight.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies surrounded the area (set up a containment). A Sheriff’s Department patrol helicopter and deputies from Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded and assisted with the containment and search for the suspect. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Detectives also responded to the scene and are handling the criminal investigation.
The victim discovered that two purses and their contents had been taken from the kitchen area. A large, baseball size rock was found inside near the smashed sliding door.
The suspect has not been identified at this time and it is not known if he was hit by the shot that was fired.
The suspect is described as a male, 15 – 20 years old, approximately 5 foot 7, weighing approximately 150 pounds.
If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121. Further information will be released as it becomes available.