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LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday January 18th, 2024 :: 10:15 p.m. PST


Similar Residential Burglary Crimes Across Neighboring Counties, LASD Detectives Seek Additional Victims

On the morning of January 18, 2023, Carson Sheriff’s Station Captain Damon Jones, Carson Station Lieutenant Pasquale Aiello along with Captain Ron Duckwitz from Anaheim Police Department, Orange County District Attorney, Todd Spitzer and Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Laura Jane Kessner held a press conference in front of the Carson Sheriff’s Station.

The objective of the press conference was to seek out additional victims regarding a particular pattern of residential burglaries that occurred in the jurisdictional areas patrolled by Carson Station and those jurisdictional areas patrolled by the Anaheim Police Department.  
On December 11th, 2023, a deputy from Carson Sheriff’s Station was dispatched to the 1000 block of West Lomita Boulevard in the unincorporated area of Harbor City to document a burglary that had recently occurred.

During their investigation, Carson Station Detectives identified Jacinto Justin Chavez, as a suspect.  On December 11th, Mr. Chavez, posed as a Brinks Home Security employee by hanging a Brink’s Home Security business card in a lanyard over his neck making him appear as a Brink’s employee.

Detectives believe Jacinto Chavez targeted vulnerable elderly victims who lived in mobile homes parks and who displayed home security signs from Brinks Home Security, outside their homes.

Mr. Chavez, posing as an employee from Brinks Home Security, would gain the victim’s trust and then would convince the victim to let him into their house. He would then tell the victim they were going to install window guards. While inside the victim’s house, Mr. Chavez would then steal their jewelry, credit cards, credit card information and other personal valuables.

On January 4th, Carson Station Detectives served a search warrant at Jacinto Chavez’ residence in the County of Riverside and successfully arrested Mr. Chavez without incident. He was booked at Carson Sheriff’s Station and was held on a 50,000 bail. Mr. Chavez posted bail the same day.

During their investigation at the residence of Mr. Chavez, Carson Station Detectives found evidence that Mr. Chavez possibly committed several more burglaries to other victims. As they continued to investigate, they discovered Mr. Chavez committed a similar burglary that occurred in the City of Anaheim and suggested a potential connection. Carson Station Detectives immediately contacted the Anaheim Police Department. Detectives from both agencies worked together to investigate the burglary crimes.  

The Brinks Home Security Company was contacted by Carson Station Detectives. Detectives learned that Mr. Chavez was not an employee of the company. Brinks is currently cooperating with law enforcement and assisting detectives with this investigation.

Lieutenant Aiello during his presentation stated,” There are no immediate threats but we believe that there may be additional victims in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Orange County and San Bernardino County. The safety and security of the residents of Los Angeles County remain our top priority and we are committed to resolving these cases swiftly.”

Captain Jones in his closing remarks said, “I want to offer some safety tips to our community and help you from becoming a victim of this type of crime. If anyone comes to your home and asks to come inside your home and say they are associated with any of these companies, ask questions. If you didn’t schedule an appointment or are unsure of the person, do not allow them into your home. Most legitimate employees of any of these companies normally wear uniforms, have a photo identification, carry credentials, and drive a company vehicle. Never let a service provider of these companies to be unsupervised.” 

Carson Station Detectives are actively searching for additional victims who may have suffered similar crimes involving the suspect or suspect’s vehicle.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incidents or may have information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Carson Sheriff’s Station at 310-830-1123.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website
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LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
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