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Posted on: April 25, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Security Camera Alerts Owner to Vehicle Burglary; Suspect Arrested


Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, April 24, 2021, at about 9:59 P.M., a caller contacted the Irwindale Police Department’s Communications Center to report a break-in to his recreational vehicle (RV), which was parked at his business in the 15700 block of Ornelas Street in the city of Irwindale.  The caller told the dispatcher he was remotely monitoring the break-in on the business’ security camera system and he relayed the suspect’s description and activity to the dispatcher. 

On arrival, our officers located the RV at the location and discovered someone had forcibly entered the RV, but fled before the officers arrived.  Other officers checked the surrounding area and located a subject at Ornelas Street and Irwindale Avenue who matched the description of the suspect as provided by the caller.  

The RV’s owner arrived at the scene and positively identified the subject as the one he saw on the security camera breaking into his RV.  During their investigation, the officers located stolen property in the subject’s possession.    

The suspect, 23-year-old Crystal Herrell of Cave Junction, Oregon, was booked at the West Covina City Jail on felony burglary and possession of stolen property charges.  She was later released on a citation due to COVID related jail restrictions.  Her court date is pending.  

During the course of this investigation, Herrell was connected to at least one other burglary in the area and is being investigated for her involvement in other local burglaries and vandalisms.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Nick Lopez at (626) 430-2239 or by email at

Information can also be sent anonymously via our mobile app or via Los Angeles Regional Crimes Stoppers at or (800) 222-TIPS.  A $1,000.00 cash reward for information leading to prosecution of the suspect is available from the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers. 

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