FIVE ARRESTED FOR BURGLARIZING LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL

03/02/14

On Sunday (03/02/14), unknown suspects broke into the Eastside High School campus and stole over $15,000 worth of school property and caused approximately $22,000 in damage to multiple classrooms. On Wednesday (03/05/14), Lancaster Station Detectives arrested 5 individuals believed to be responsible for the burglary and vandalism of the campus. They located several stolen items at three Lancaster homes. Three arrests were made in Lancaster and two subjects were arrested in the neighboring city of Rosamond. Detectives recovered 8 guitars, 5 amplifiers, and some school clothing. Still outstanding are multiple Eastside High School clothing items with black and purple colors, one desktop computer, one laptop computer, 12 electric and acoustic guitars, and a sound mixer.

Arrested and booked for Burglary and Felony Vandalism are David Van Rossum, one white male 17 year-old juvenile, two white male 16 year-old juveniles, and one white female 15 year-old. Suspect Van Rossum was held on $20,000 bail. The 17 year-old suspect was transported and housed at Sylmar Juvenile Detention Center and the rest were released to their legal guardians. Only one of the male juveniles was a current Eastside High School student and the remaining were former students. The one suspect and four subjects were identified as White Power gang members and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information to help recover the outstanding stolen items is asked to contact Lancaster Station Detective Horning at (661)948-8466.



Deputy Miguel T. Ruiz

Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

501 W Lancaster Boulevard

Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 948-8466



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