Cyber Watch Partnership Helps Nab Knock-Knock Burglary Suspect NR18170JL

June 22, 2018

Los Angeles Police Department’s Cyber Watch
Partnership Helps Nab Knock-Knock Burglary

San Pedro: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Harbor Area Detectives announce the arrest of
19-year-old Richard Rashad Golden for burglary.

On January 29, 2018 a burglary occurred near the 3400 Block of
Anchovy Avenue in San Pedro. The suspect would knock on the door of
a residence multiple times. If the resident was home, he would ask
to speak with a randomly named person who did not live at the
location. The resident would tell the suspect the named person did
not live there and the suspect would leave. If the resident did not
answer the door, the suspect would then enter the residence and
take the resident’s property. The suspect was committing these
crimes with the assistance of another person who would drive around
the area or park and wait until the suspect committed the burglary.
The suspect would then get in the vehicle with the stolen property
and flee the location. These crimes primarily occurred in the

An observant neighbor and CyberWatch community member spotted an
unusual vehicle (silver mini-van) parked in their neighborhood near
where the burglary occurred. The neighbor photographed the vehicle
and reported it to the police (see attached). The photo was
circulated on social media.

An extensive investigation revealed that the suspect had committed
the same exact crime at another residence near the 1300 Block of
26th Street. Last week, Harbor Area officers and detectives
arrested the suspect in both cases. The District Attorney filed two
counts of first degree burglary against Golden.

The Investigating Officer, Tom Baran, Harbor Area Detectives, was
quoted as saying, “Once again, the social media/ CyberWatch efforts
paid off. We were able to put together evidence, find the suspect,
make the arrest and file the case. If not for the efforts of the
community, cases like this would never be solved. I want to thank
everyone involved in this effort. Because of them, this arrest was
made possible.”

Community Photo of Suspect Vehicle from Day of Burglary

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Harbor
Detectives, at (310) 726-7900. During non-business hours or on
weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call LA Regional Crime Stoppers
at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to
Tipsters may visit and click on “Anonymous Web
Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an
online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.