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Man arrested in burglary, burglary attempt in Fair Oaks Ranch

Suspect was out on parole on another burglary, assault charge

Posted: July 15, 2014 6:48 p.m.
Updated: July 15, 2014 6:48 p.m.

A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff’s official said.

Brandon Michael Spencer was arrested Tuesday after a homeowner in the Fair Oaks Ranch neighborhood reported a break-in, said Deputy Josh Dubin.

Spencer had been arrested June 26 in connection with a burglary at a store that sells Airsoft guns and on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting a man with such a gun earlier the same night, Dubin said.

Four days after his arrest, Spencer was released from custody after posting bail.

On Tuesday shortly after 6:45 a.m., deputies responded to a call from a homeowner on Cardinal Drive in Fair Oaks Ranch that someone had broken into his home, Dubin said.

“The rear sliding door was broken and the suspect was allegedly in the home,” he said. “Then the same suspect tried to enter another house down the street.”

After the alleged break-in attempt at the second house, the suspect was spotted by residents in the backyards of two other homes in the area of Swan Lane, Dubin said.

“We had multiple deputies responding,” he said Tuesday. “We’re still trying to figure it all out.”

Spencer was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Dubin said, where he was treated for “medical issues.”

“Deputies claim that he appeared to be severely under the influence of narcotics,” he said.

In the early hours of June 26, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Airsoft & Hobby World store on Bouquet Canyon Road near Newhall Ranch Road in Saugus, finding the front door glass smashed in.

Shortly afterward they spotted a white Ford Explorer wanted in connection with an assault reported earlier and stopped the vehicle, finding at least 15 Airsoft items believed stolen from the store.

Spencer was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing the store and shooting a man with an Airsoft gun earlier that night.

Airsoft guns are replica firearms that fire plastic pellets.
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DMeyer: Posted: July 16, 2014 1:21 a.m.

Yes we know, legalize it and tax it. Drugs have had such a positive impact on this young mans life. Sadly enough he'll either be dead or spending a life term in prison before he reaches the age of 30.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 16, 2014 11:08 a.m.

But DMeyer....

Charles Manson used to drink alcohol. How come we didn't outlaw liquor? And Richard Ramirez smoked cigarettes.... how come those are still legal? I also heard John Wayne Gacey used to like going to McDonalds. Why the hell is McDonalds still around??? What the hell is going on here???

chefgirl358: Posted: July 16, 2014 11:19 a.m.

In the words of Smashmouth...

"In the shape of an L on his forehead".

So by your logic Egbert, just because other things that are bad for us are legal, we should make things that are even worse for us legal? Yeah, that sounds awesome.

Bobs: Posted: July 16, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Egbert, in this case, narcotics would seem to play a major role in this crime. I don't think McDonald's or Cigarette's or even alcohol in the examples you list played any role whatsoever.

NotSoAwesomeTown: Posted: July 16, 2014 11:53 a.m.

Personally I think he sounds like he's been severely under the influence of his own stupidity. Stop releasing this idiot before he kills someone.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 16, 2014 12:02 p.m.

"So by your logic Egbert, just because other things that are bad for us are legal, we should make things that are even worse for us legal? Yeah, that sounds awesome."

Depends on the drug, Chefgirl. Alcohol is MUCH more destructive than marijuana, no question. Harder drugs like meth, heroine, yeah... I'm with you on that. Have you considered that although drugs played a part, this man obviously has mental and or social problems? That was the original point I was trying to make.

timothymyers02: Posted: July 16, 2014 1:11 p.m.

I've got two unmarried daughters. This guy sounds like a catch!

chefgirl358: Posted: July 16, 2014 1:52 p.m.

Egbert, I didn't get where you were going with that initially, now I do, so yes I agree with you on that.

This guy is a total idiot and I know from personal experience when we had him (and his friends) arrested for shooting paintballs at us on a paseo near our home about 4-5 years ago. He was still a minor then and I have no idea if he was on drugs back then, I think he's just a complete and total loser and has probably transitioned INTO drugs over the years which have added to his stupidity. Some people are born losers and he's on that list, even without drugs, he's a loser.

tpaul: Posted: July 16, 2014 2:04 p.m.

myers02 , I am not sure if I should be laughing or not , but I am.
May the next home this dude enters be a retired , armed Marine. Yep I said it. I still got mine.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 16, 2014 2:08 p.m.

Thanks, Chefgirl. We are in agreement, and drugs certainly can act as a destructive catalyst with imbalanced people. This individual needs professional mental help.

timothymyers02: Posted: July 16, 2014 4:27 p.m.


Firing paintballs at people on the paseo? His parents must be so proud.

chefgirl358: Posted: July 16, 2014 5:10 p.m.

Tim, yeah, the worst part was we couldn't even run because at the time I was walking my nearly 15 year old lab who was a complete geriatric and could hardly see or walk by then. I was very upset about her being hit more than anything else, in fact that is an absolute understatement, I was practically hysterical about her being totally helpless.

ricketzz: Posted: July 17, 2014 9:12 a.m.

Except for the danger of asphyxiation due to pulmonary arrest attendant to an overdose (not really possible if you smoke it with friends) heroin is less harmful than alcohol. If this one man crime wave is supporting a habit he is stealing 5 to 20 times retail value to support his fifty dollar a day habit (depending where he fences it). A maintenance program at $5 a day (sliding scale?) would allow this guy to get his life together and the people of his town to sleep better. The problem isn't the drug, it's the law that makes it artificially expensive.

chefgirl358: Posted: July 17, 2014 11:18 a.m.

Yes Ricketzz, the problem with this loser is that heroin is too expensive. Seriously? I just cannot understand or relate to your line of thinking. This is ridiculous. We should just give him methadone and he'll become a productive citizen in society huh? I don't think so.

I wholeheartedly believe this idiot was a loser long before he got hooked into really dangerous drugs, and he always will be, drugs or no drugs.

Unreal: Posted: July 17, 2014 2:18 p.m.

He will not be in jail for life. He will do a couple years at most. I bet he gets like 3-5 years and serves 2 or 3 of them. The store was not a strike. The home burglary can be a strike. The courts just ruled that for one day of crimes he will only have one strike, not multiple. It might not even be a charge of burglary at the home as it says he was "allegedly" in the home and says nothing of anything taken. The other houses it says he "attempted" to break into. These could all be "attempted breaking and entering". Could only be "criminal trespass".

Jail may save his life. It sounds more like Meth than Heroin. Whichever it is he needs to detox. Then he needs to be in a serious drug treatment program in jail and when he gets out.

I am sorry his parents have to go through this. Try to stay strong, this may be what he needs. He might stay at the local jail in Castaic so you will be able to visit him there.

calnca: Posted: July 17, 2014 2:57 p.m.

Hope he brings a Airsoft if he tries my house........Kimber Vs Airsoft......I think I can predict a winner

tpaul: Posted: July 17, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Calnca---That's what I have been saying!

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