Culver City Man Suspect in Pasadena Burglary

Thomas Roering, 38, of Culver City was arrested at gunpoint on suspicion of attempted residential burglary and felony evading by South Pasadena Police.

According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Roering lead South Pasadena police on a chase then tried to enter a San Gabriel home but was caught by officers last week.

A couple was inside the home at the time and the door was locked, South Pasadena Sgt. Robert Bartl said, adding that officers found a drug pipe in the Jaguar used by the suspect.

Police received a call about a person who was looking into cars and who also tried to enter a house on the 1300 block Chelten Way around 7:50 a.m. And the suspect pretended to be a worker and headed for a home that was under construction, Bartl said. He added that construction workers told the suspect to get out and made that call to police.

The would-be burglar left in a black Jaguar. An officer found him driving in the area and tried to pull him over, Bartl said.

The suspect refused to stop.

The chase went through South Pasadena, Alhambra and into San Gabriel, where it ended on De Sales Street with the suspect parking on a residential driveway, Bartl said. The suspect hopped out of the car and tried to open the home’s front door.

Roering is being held at Los Angeles County Men’s Central jail in lieu of $85,000 bail for the burglary and the chase. Hid next court date is January 6 at the LAX Courthouse.


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