Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are still looking for a hot prowl burglary suspect after an attempted break-in Monday morning was reported by a Fair Oaks Ranch homeowner in Santa Clarita.
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Sheriff’s Station deputies received a call around 6:57 a.m. regarding a possible burglary at the 17300 block of Willow Dove Lane in the Canyon Country neighborhood of Fair Oaks Ranch, according to a Sheriff’s Station report.
A “hot prowl” burglary is a type of burglary in which the suspect enters a building or residence while occupants are inside the location, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.
A man was in his child’s room when he was alerted to an intruder in his house, the report stated.
The homeowner reportedly chased the burglar aware and called Sheriff’s Station officials, who set up a containment of the area in an effort to catch the would-be thief.
A deputy noted the homeowner’s lock was broken where a forced entry was made.
No one was reported injured in the incident, according to the report.
The man, who was wearing a baseball cap and jeans, is suspected to have escaped the nearby hillside before deputies arrived on scene.
No similar incidents were reported to the Sheriff’s Station, an official said. The incident is considered part of an active investigation.
No other information is available at this time.
Anyone who might have information about this crime are asked to call Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials at 661-255-1121.
Anonymous tips can be reported to LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
No further information is available at this time.
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Source: Santa Clarita News