LOS ANGELES – A man suspected of being wanted in connection with a series of burglaries in the northeast San Fernando Valley was arrested after an intense manhunt in Lake View Terrace on Wednesday evening.
Police were out in force looking for the so-called “Shadow Hills prowler” after receiving multiple 911 calls from neighbors who said they saw the armed prowler.
The Los Angeles Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies responded to the area of Wheatland Ave. and Wentworth St. around 7:30 p.m. It was not until 10:30 p.m. that the police located him and K9 units intervened to apprehend him.
Neighbors called 911 to say they heard gunshots. Another 911 call was made by a neighbor who reported seeing a man with a backpack running through their backyard.
Neighbors have been nervous for days…now many can rest knowing the suspect has finally been arrested.
The man is responsible for a series of burglaries at residential and commercial buildings in Shadow Hills and other parts of the northeast San Fernando Valley.
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In security video, the man was seen holding what appears to be a rifle walking casually through the yard of a Shadow Hills home. On October 24, a man with a similar description was seen carrying a backpack and reaching for the waistband of his pants. At one point you can see what appears to be a handgun slid into the right side. He eventually turns around, notices the camera and walks away.
Police believe he lives or was hiding in the hills around the area. Investigators believe the man may be homeless.
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He was described as Latino, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was also described as being between 30 and 40 years old, with short black hair and a distinctive marijuana leaf tattoo on his right shoulder.
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