Six different law enforcement agencies worked together to arrest eight suspects allegedly part of a Pasadena/Los Angeles County based criminal street gang committing burglaries across Ventura and Los Angeles counties, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Major Crimes Bureau/Robbery Task Force, Pasadena Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department/VENCATT and San Bernardino Sheriff's Department Specialized Enforcement Division all played roles in arrested a burglary crew alleged to have committed more than 20 burglaries throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Seven of the suspects have been charged with or have charges pending of multiple counts of residential burglary, while one suspect has been charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm per the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities pointed to a string of residential burglaries in Thousand Oaks in April of 2018 that all involved gaining access to homes via a rear window or glass door. Investigators connected one of the burglaries to two of the suspects, Terrance Hall and Keith Callum, and noted similarities between that string of burglaries in Thousand Oaks and other burglaries in various cities across Los Angeles County.
Multiple agencies joined forces and began investigating the two suspects, which helped them identify five other suspects, with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office stating that an additional seven suspects have been identified and more arrests are expected in the coming weeks.
On Aug. 16, 2018, investigators served search warrants in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties and seized various items of evidence, including "six rifles, three handguns, large quantities of ammunition, stolen property, approximately one pound of marijuana, several hundred Xanex pills and a large quantity of U.S. currency."
The following suspects were booked into the Ventura County Jail: Callum, John Brown, Kaela Travers, Charles Smith and Terrance Hall. Terrance Hall is being held on $3 million bail, while the four other suspects are being held on $1 million bail each. Preston Lee, Kendall World and Leslie Hall were all booked into the Los Angeles County Jail. Lee is being held without bail, World is being held on $50,000 bail and Leslie Hall is being held on $20,000 bail for being a felon in possession of a firearm.