Suspect Sentenced in spcaLA Pet Adoption Center Burglary

Los Angeles, CA — Monday, at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Luis Matagomez (D.O.B. 07/14/1997) pleaded guilty in case #BA484528 to two (2) counts of second (2nd) degree burglary (Penal Code § 459). This conviction is the result of the burglary on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Pet Adoption Center, at 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd in Los Angeles, and another burglary arrest for Matagomez that occurred around the same time.

Matagomez is sentenced to three (3) years in Los Angeles County Jail. He has remained in custody since his arrest on 12/10/2019.

Matagomez; unknown suspect

Video surveillance showed two males entering the pet adoption center through the roof by a secured opening, and exiting with a small safe.

Matagomez’ arrest is directly related to surveillance footage and DNA evidence, a cigarette butt, that was left at the scene. spcaLA humane officers collected the DNA evidence and worked with LAPD Detectives to solve the case. No second suspect has been arrested.


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