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Homeowner and 4 suspects arrested after attempted home invasion robbery

BALDY MESA, Calif. ( — A homeowner and four suspects were arrested after a botched home invasion robbery that resulted in the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow inside a residence.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 4:18 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station received a 911 call regarding a home invasion robbery in progress in the 9600 block of Farmington in Baldy Mesa.

“According to the caller, subjects were seen arriving in a moving truck and forcing the front gate open. Once on the property, the subjects kicked the front door of the residence to gain entry. The caller believed the owner of the residence was home,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Deputies responded and located the suspects, Scott Conner, 41, a resident of Long Beach, Peter Vanosting, 42, of Long Beach, Jack Ries, 34, of Hesperia, and Ryan Cuska, 26, also from Hesperia, on the property.

Officials said all suspects attempted to flee but were taken into custody without incident and no one living at the residence was injured

“Through the investigation, it was learned the owner of the house, Paul Su, was illegally growing Marijuana and illegally appropriating utilities from Southern California Edison. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to conduct the investigation into illegal Marijuana grow, officials said.

Scott Conner, Peter Vanosting, Jack Ries and Ryan Cuska were all booked at High Desert Detention Center for conspiracy, home invasion robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition.

Items located inside the vehicle could be linked to Scott Conner and were enough to also charge Conner with running a Butane Oil Honey Lab. Scott Conner and Peter Vanosting are documented gang members.

Paul Su was booked at High Desert Detention Center for theft of utilities and operating an illegal Marijuana grow. He is currently being held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Detective J. Casey at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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