CARSON (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they have arrested two suspects in connection with the burglary of a fumigated home in Carson.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the men were arrested at some point after midnight Thursday during the commission of a burglary at a tented home in the 19000 block of Dunbrooke Avenue.
According to the statement, deputies with the Carson Sheriff’s Station had observed a vehicle drive past the home several times.
“The deputies watched as the vehicle parked, its occupants looked around, and then drove away,” the statement said. “A short time later, the deputies watched as two males jumped over a fence and entered the backyard of the home.”
Suspecting that a burglary was in progress, authorities say the deputies requested back-up. They subsequently surrounded the home, prompting one of the suspects to flee. The second surrendered.
Both were eventually detained.
The suspects were identified by authorities as 21-year-old Kameron Howard of Compton and 23-year-old Johnny Newman of Encino.
Both Howard and Newman were booked at the Carson Sheriff’s Station on a charge of residential burglary.
According to authorities, there has been a series of burglaries involving homes that were being fumigated at the time of the break-ins. It was not immediately clear if the men were suspected in more than one incident.