HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 26-year-old transient was arrested on several charges after breaking into an occupied home.
On September 27, 2023, deputies responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 18000 block of Eucalyptus Street in Hesperia.
Deputies arrived and learned the suspect later identified as Austen James Burke entered the residence with a bladed object while the residence was occupied.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amanda Paslak told VVNG the suspect fled the location prior to the arrival of deputies but was located a short time later and taken into custody.
Burke was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for PC212.5(A)- Residential Robbery and PC245(A)(1)- Assault with a Deadly Weapon not a Firearm.
“The occupants of the residence were not harmed during the incident,” stated Paslak.
According to arrest records, Burke is currently being charged with attempted robbery, burglary, and DUI – alcohol. His combined bail is set at $190,000 and has scheduled court hearings on October 3rd and 4th.To follow updates to this article and more, join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 165,000 members. Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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