Burglary Investigation - 1800 block of N Kenwood St
March 27, 2019 02:23 PM
FINAL UPDATE (2:05 PM): Burglary Investigation (Suspects In-custody)
This morning, at about 9:25 A.M., Burbank Police Officers responded to the 1800 block of Kenwood St. regarding a residential burglary with occupants inside the home at the time.
Responding officers were able to stop a vehicle believed to be involved and detained the driver. Two additional suspects remained outstanding as a perimeter and containment was set.
Items of evidence were discovered inside the vehicle, as well as in the surrounding neighborhood, which included items believed to have been discarded by the suspects.
Several police search teams were deployed and led by police K-9s from the Burbank Police Department, San Fernando Police Department, and Glendale Police Department.
As a precaution, students and faculty of Luther Burbank Middle School and the Burbank Adult School were asked to stay indoors until the searches were completed.
After about four hours of searching, Burbank Police Officers were led to a residence in the 1900 block of North Maple Street where the two outstanding suspects were found hiding underneath the house. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.
The identities of the suspects are not being released at this time.
The Burbank Police Department would like to thank our local community, residents, schools, and neighborhoods affected by this incident for their patience during the investigation and search operations.
The suspects arrested in this morning’s residential burglary in Burbank have been booked on suspicion of burglary and are identified as follows:
• Katie Frank, a 22-year-old woman from Los Angeles
• Elias Valdez, a 26-year-old man from Los Angeles
• Jesus Ruano, a 28-year-old man from Los Angeles
Formal charges are pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
PREVIOUS UPDATE (11:05am)
Police Officers along with Police K-9s are conducting house-to-house searches in the neighborhoods surrounding the area of Jeffries Ave. and Kenwood St.
Residents are asked to remain indoors, lock all doors and windows, and notify police of any suspicious individuals on or near their property.
Because of a widespread police containment, people and vehicles may be restricted from entering the area or accessing homes as a matter of safety, while police officers search. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The students and faculty of Luther Burbank Middle School and Burbank Adult School have been asked to stay indoors while the searches are conducted as a precaution.
Evidence has been recovered in relation to this burglary. One of three suspects has been detained. Two suspects, both male Hispanics in their late 20s with facial hair are still outstanding.
POLICE ACTIVITY: Burbank Police are conducting a burglary investigation in the area of Jeffries Ave. & Kenwood St. A traffic stop related to this investigation is also occurring near Luther Middle School. Police will remain in this area and you may hear PA announcements related to a search.