In the morning of September 19, a woman came home to her residence in Rustic Canyon and found a suspect had broken into her residence and sat in the garage. According to residents, she reported the incident to LAPD, but when police arrived, the suspect described a male black, 30 years old with long braids and a green T-shirt was no longer there.
According to Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin, around 5 p.m. the same day a second victim came home to her residence on Rustic Road and found the suspect inside her residence. She ran into a closet while waiting for the police to arrive.
Officers responded, and located the suspect who was on foot.
After a short foot pursuit, the suspect got away. Officers confirmed that the suspect had ransacked the house and took property. Police set up a perimeter. For a time, Mesa and West Channel Roads were blocked.
A resident said there were LAPD and LA County Sheriff helicopters circling and that there were a large number of police cars in the Canyon.
One resident said the man jumped over someone’s fence and tried to get into another house. While waiting for the K9, an officer spotted the suspect and he was taken into custody without incident on Mesa Road.
It appears that the man was homeless.
West Los Angeles Police Department arrested the suspect for burglary.