So Cal “Residential Burglary Crew” Thwarted by LASD Burglary-Robbery Task Force
On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, at approximately 6:30 P.M., Los Angeles County Major Crimes Bureau’s (MCB), Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) Investigators, with the assistance of Fontana Police Department Officers, arrested three suspects following a residential burglary they committed on the 6000 block of Firestone Drive, in the city of Fontana.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, MCB-BRTF investigators initiated an investigation of Suspect Dean following his arrest for residential burglary in February, 2018, in the unincorporated area of Pasadena. Suspect Dean had been released on bond shortly after his arrest. BRTF Investigators believed Suspect Dean may be leading a loosely organized crew of “Knock-Knock” residential burglaries, and proceeded to conduct their investigation.
BRTF Investigators believed this crew was actively committing residential burglaries along the 210 Freeway corridor and throughout San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods. During the evening of Wednesday, February 21st, BRTF detectives followed Suspect Dean and two additional passengers (Suspects Turner and Brown) east along the 210 Freeway into the city of Fontana. During an active surveillance, BRTF Detectives observed the suspects run from a backyard of a residence carrying pillow cases. The suspects returned to their car and drove away. Investigators coordinated with Fontana Police Officers and a traffic stop of the suspects was initiated. The suspects were subsequently arrested without incident. Stolen property was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle and was ultimately returned to the victims. It was estimated the property was valued to be several thousand dollars.
Fontana Police Detectives, in collaboration with L.A. County BRTF Detectives, filed felony Conspiracy and Residential Burglary charges against all three suspects.
On Friday, February 23, 2018, all three suspects were arraigned in San Bernardino Superior Court and charged with felony Conspiracy and Residential Burglary.
Nineteen year-old Suspect Davante Dean, a male Black and resident of Los Angeles, Bk# 1802342546, had a previous weapons violation conviction and is currently on probation.
Suspect Kamron Brown, an 18 year-old male, Black and resident of Los Angeles, Bk# 1802342545, had no significant criminal history.
Suspect Darion Turner, an 18 year-old male, Black and resident of Los Angeles, Bk# 1802342550, had no significant criminal history.
The booking photos are not being released.
The LASD Major Crimes Bureau’s Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) investigators believed this crew is responsible for several other residential burglaries along the 210 Freeway corridor and within the San Gabriel Valley and Foothill areas. Detectives are collaborating with local investigators from several agencies and stations as this case continues to develop.
The LASD MCB Burglary-Robbery Task Force was formed over eight years ago to combat the ever increasing trend of organized crews who are committing residential burglaries. Typically known as “Knock-Knock” burglars, these crews, often formed by gang members, utilize high-end luxury vehicles to blend into middle class and affluent neighborhoods where they break into homes and businesses ransacking and stealing valuables such as cash, jewelry, and weapons. The MCB BRTF worked closely in support of all Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station’s detective bureaus, as well as other Southern California law enforcement agencies. Residents and business owners are reminded to secure their properties, be aware of suspicious and unusual persons or vehicles, and to alert their local law enforcement immediately if suspicious activity is observed.
Residents should call 911 if a life threatening emergency is detected and/or their local police business line if a suspicious person or vehicle is observed.
The MCB Burglary-Robbery Task Force can be contacted via e-mail at BRTF@LASD.org for tips, questions, or concerns.