BEVERLY HILLS—On Thursday, December 3, the Beverly Hills Police Department arrested and charged Frederick Leidenfrost, 29, of Wildomar, California with PC 459-Residential Burglary. Bail was set at $50,000 for the defendant.
The burglary occurred on the 600 block of Foothill Road at around 6:55 p.m., after the housekeeper reported hearing noise (voices/footsteps) according to a press release from the BHPD.
Authorities responded to the incident after receiving a 911 call, where two suspects were seen running from the residence. The suspects discarded stolen property as they ran. Police gave chase on foot, where one suspect was captured, and the other suspect escaped. Authorities are still searching for the second suspect, who has not yet been identified to the public.
A dark SUV was observed leaving the location during the foot chase. The SUV has not been recovered. All stolen items and property from the home has been recovered and returned to the homeowners.
The BHPD received ground and air support from other law enforcement agencies including the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Air Support and patrol assets, and the UCLA Police Department.
Canyon News spoke with Sergeant Max Subin of the Beverly Hills Police Department who was unable to provide any new details about the case which is still under investigation.
By Ellen Wong and Donald Roberts