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LCF burglary suspects tracked by victims to home in Hesperia, officials report

LCF burglary suspects tracked by victims to home in Hesperia, officials report
The victims of a Feb. 13 residential burglary on La Cañada's Greenridge Drive used a mobile app to track a stolen laptop to a home in Hesperia. Sheriff's officials confirmed Wednesday two suspects at the address had been detained.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives took a road trip Wednesday to retrieve two detained burglary suspects, after the victims of a home break-in Tuesday on La Cañada's Greenridge Drive tracked a stolen laptop to a house in Hesperia, officials confirmed.

Capt. Chris Blasnek said Wednesday afternoon detectives were on their way to San Bernardino County to take the two individuals into custody and search the Hesperia house, where they were found in possession of at least one laptop and multiple firearms taken from the La Cañada residence.

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As of press time Wednesday, information on the identities and descriptions of the suspects was unavailable.

Crescenta Valley Station Watch Commander De Markus Smith said a family returned to their residence on the 700 block of Greenridge Drive at around 7:24 p.m. Tuesday and noticed the lower portion of a rear door had been kicked in. Inside, the home had been ransacked.

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Three separate individuals called to report the incident. Two laptops and two firearms (no descriptions available) were among the items reported stolen, according to Smith.

On Wednesday, one of the victims called the Crescenta Valley Station to inform detectives a tracking app had located one of the stolen laptops at an address in Hesperia. Sometime that afternoon, according to Blasnek, deputies from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Station confirmed two individuals had been taken into custody in connection with the burglary.

"My understanding is the victims were able to track their laptop when the suspects tried to use it today," Blasnek said. "They called us right away and we contacted the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. They called us about an hour ago and said they had two detained up there — and they had guns and a laptop."

Blasnek said deputies were in the process of obtaining a search warrant to go through the Hesperia home to see if any more stolen items might be located. The captain puzzled at the roughly 80-mile gap between Tuesday's burglary and the home where the suspects were detained.

"This tells me these people will go a long distance," he said.

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