Over the past several months, there have been numerous burglaries to homes which were being fumigated. Because these homes are left vacant when tented, they provide an easy target for criminals. Deputies assigned to Carson Station have been working diligently to stop these crimes. One of the men subsequently arrested is from Encino.
Shortly after midnight, Thursday morning, Carson Station deputies were conducting surveillance in the 19000 block of Dunbrooke Avenue when they spotted a suspicious vehicle pass by a tented home several times. They watched as the vehicle parked, its occupants looked around, and then drove away. A short time later, the deputies watched as two males jumped over a fence and entered the backyard of the home.
Knowing the home’s fumigation tent was still secured and that no one should be at the home, the deputies believed a burglary was in progress. They requested assistance from other patrol units and a Sheriff’s helicopter.
As deputies began to surround the residence, the suspects noticed them and ran from the home. One surrendered immediately, and the other was captured a short time later with the assistance of the Sheriff’s helicopter.
Once both men were arrested, deputies further checked the home and found that the fumigation tent had been partially removed, allowing access to an open bedroom window.
Both men, Kameron Howard, 21, of Compton, who is currently on active parole for burglary, and Johnny Newman, 23, of Encino, were booked at Carson Station and charged with residential burglary.