Multi-2 Arrest: One Arrest for Robbery, One Arrest for Possession of a Short- Barreled Rifle – NR23253ne

August 24, 2023

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division detectives announce the arrest of one adult for robbery, and one adult for possession of a short-barreled rifle.

On Tuesday August 15, 2023, at around 5:00 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 18500 block of Clydesdale Avenue in Granada Hills. Through the investigation it was determined the suspect and victim knew each other from a prior working relationship. The victim arrived at the suspects residence to film a rap video. At that time, the suspect produced a handgun with an extended magazine and demanded that the victim transfer money to an unknown account over a money transfer service. The victim was in fear and complied. The suspect also demanded the victim empty his pockets.

The suspect was identified as Taurean Bartlett. Taurean is a musician who goes by the industry name “Trench Baby.”

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Taurean Bartlett as well as a search warrant for the Taurean’s residence. Detectives gathered further intelligence that the suspect may be staying with his brother Taurus Bartlett. Taurus is a musician that goes by the industry name “Polo G.”

On August 23, 2023, detectives located Taurean Bartlett and Taurus Barlett and took them into custody without incident.

Detectives authored a search warrant addendum including the residence where Taurus Barlett was staying. The warrant was served, and numerous firearms were recovered from both locations and a vehicle registered to Taurus Bartlett.

Based on the investigation, Taurean was arrested for 211 PC Robbery and Taurus Bartlett was arrested for 33215 PC Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle. They were both booked at Van Nuys Jail. During a pre-booking search, officers recovered a small baggy of unknown drugs from Taurean’s person (4573 PC violation). Taurus Bartlett’s booking number is 6664621, Taurean Bartlett’s booking number is 6664618.

Weapons Recovered

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Devonshire Detectives at (818) 832-0633. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.