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SCV Detectives Seeking Identity of Suspect in Residential Hot Prowl Burglary. Do You Know This Man?

Posted: August 23, 2013 9:33 a.m.
Updated: August 23, 2013 9:33 a.m.
Sheriff's Department officials are hoping someone can help them identify this man. Sheriff's Department officials are hoping someone can help them identify this man.
<p>Sheriff's Department officials are hoping someone can help them identify this man.</p>

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, a residential “hot prowl” burglary was reported from the 21600 block of Parvin Drive in the City of Santa Clarita. This crime reportedly occurred between midnight and 7:00am.

The victim reported he went to bed leaving his back door open, but the screen door closed and locked, to let in the cool night air. When he woke up the next morning he noticed the screen door had been cut open. The victim looked around his home and his laptop, cell phone, and IPad were missing. His wife’s purse was also missing from the residence along with other items. Deputies arrived at the location and discovered the suspect most likely entered the home through the screen door and exited through the side garage door.

At very short time later, on the same day, it was discovered a suspect had already used a credit card stolen from the inside residence at a local area Wal-Mart.

The next night, Thursday, August 15, 2013, another residential burglary was reported from the 21700 block of Parvin Drive at approximately 8:15pm. Although this was not a “hot prowl,” Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detectives are investigating this incident as well. At this time detectives do not believe these two burglaries are related.

The attached photo is of the person Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detectives would like to talk to in connection with the “hot prowl” burglary and the use of the stolen credit card. This photo was obtained via surveillance video as the suspect was exiting the Wal-Mart. The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic or white, approximately 18 to 28 years old.

If you know the identity of the person shown in this photo, or his whereabouts, detectives are asking that you call LA Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website If you have any further information in regards to either of these residential burglaries please contact Det. Marino at 661-255-1121 or via email at

A “hot prowl” burglary is a type of burglary in which the suspect enters a building or residence while occupants are inside the location. Hot prowl burglaries are considered especially dangerous by law enforcement because of the potential for a violent altercation to erupt between the occupant and the suspect.

More information regarding these incidents will be released as it becomes available.

Deputy Joshua Dubin
661-255-1121 EXT. 5159
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station

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