At 2:02 p.m. on 1/10/2018, the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a call from a resident on the 24300 block of Lenox Lane regarding two subjects that had tried to enter her home. The caller stated that she heard someone knock on her front door and shortly after, saw two males attempting to open the rear door to her residence.
The caller stated that the suspects fled into a waiting vehicle when she began yelling at them. Several officers responded to the area to search for the suspects.
An officer located a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller on Monroe Avenue near Los Alamos Road. The officer conducted an investigative stop and contacted the three male occupants.
The officer immediately noticed that two of the male occupants were wearing clothing very similar to what the original caller had described. The officer conducted a records check on the occupants, identified as Jeremiah Sosa and two male juveniles. The check revealed the Mr. Sosa was on probation for vehicle theft and had previous arrests for carjacking, vehicle theft and burglary.
During the investigation, the two juveniles were positively identified as being the same two males that attempted to break into the caller’s home on Lennox Lane. The two juveniles were arrested for attempted burglary and booked into Juvenile Hall. Both were residents of Los Angeles.
Mr. Sosa was arrested for conspiracy, burglary and contributing to the delinquency of minors and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
There has been a significant increase in daytime residential burglaries across Southern California. A common technique used by criminals is to knock on the front door and when there is no answer, force entry into the home through a back door or window. If you are home and an unknown person knocks on your front door, acknowledge the person by answering the door or speaking to them through the door.
If you feel that the person has nefarious intentions, please call the Murrieta Police Department at 951-696-3615 and report them immediately.
Press Release Provided By the Murrieta Police Department