December 2, 2013
According to a report by Hometownstation.com, a 19-year-old male was arrested on November 20 for allegedly committing residential burglary in Valencia. At the time of the report, he was in custody at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
On the day of the alleged incident, a resident entered his Northpark home on Liana Lane only to find that someone was inside. An officer said that the homeowner briefly saw the suspect, who was in possession of alcohol, before he fled on foot.
The Sheriff's Station broadcasted the suspect's description later in the afternoon. The young Santa Clarita man was found and detained by police not long after the broadcast was put out.
In addition to the residential burglary charge, the young man is also facing three felony vandalism charges from earlier in the month.
The suspect is the son of a prominent member of the Santa Clarita community. No details on his bail amount have been released. It is also not known at this time when he will appear in court for the burglary charge.
Under California Penal Code Section 459, any person who “enters any house, room, apartment, tenement … with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or felony is guilty of burglary.” Residential burglary is usually treated as a first degree felony and can result in a prison sentence of two, four, or even six years. Furthermore, first degree burglary is considered a strike under California's Three Strikes Law, which means a conviction can result in a life sentence if the convicted individual has two felony strike charges on his or her record.
A dependable southern California theft crime defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann can help you fight your burglary charge. We have the experience and knowledge to employ effective legal strategies in court and gain you significantly reduced charges, if not an acquittal. Call us today at (888) 744-7730 and let us inform you of your rights and legal options in a free, comprehensive consultation.