Updated Thursday: South Pasadena Police have released the mug shots of three convicted felons they believe attempted to burglarize a Hanscom Drive home last week.
Authorities further stated that a neighbor’s surveillance video shows suspect Paul Covarrubias' vehicle at the location of one of the prior burglaries.
Earlier: A Rosemead man with multiple felony convictions, including murder, was one of three suspects arrested in a prowling incident on Hanscom Drive, police said Monday.
A house undergoing renovations in the 1900 block of Hanscom has been burglarized a couple of times, said South Pasadena Police Sgt. Brian Solinsky, noting the thieves have stolen items from a tool shed. So officers stepped up patrols in the neighborhood. (See Jan. 18 crime report attached to Thursday's round-up article.)
At 3:02 a.m. on Thursday, police spotted a man sitting in a car in front of the Hanscom home, and asked him what he was doing. While Paul Covarrubias, 42, of Rosemead provided a "funny story,'' the officer heard rummaging in the house, Solinsky said. That's when two other suspects ran out the back of the home - something a surveillance camera from across the street captured on video, he said. Officers from an additional patrol unit, coming down the other side of the street, picked them up. Solinsky explained a second patrol unit is always dispatched when there's a traffic stop [talking to Covarrubias in the driver's seat].
Each suspect had a different story as to why he was there, according to a police crime bulletin. All three men told police they were homeless.
In addition to Covarrubias, Leobardo Anaya, 20 and Raul Sanchez, 19, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on suspicion of prowling and conspiracy. No property was taken, Solinksy said. Covarrubias is a felon with several convictions, including murder, assault, possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen car, and Anaya has been convicted of weapons violations, Solinksy said.
"It worked out well. Hopefully this quells down the burglaries up there,'' Solinsky said.
Thursday's crime bulletin points out that police found no sign of forced entry at the Hanscom property, nor did they find any property in the suspect's vehicle.