LA Mayor Karen Bass’s House Broken Into, Suspect Arrested

Officials said that on April 21st, a suspect was apprehended by Los Angeles police after a break-in at Mayor Karen Bass’s residence. The suspect found his way into Getty House, the official mansion of the mayor of Los Angeles. No one was harmed.

According to a social media post by the LAPD, someone broke a window and entered the Getty House as people were inside. The officers arrived on the scene and arrested the culprit without any problems. The event occurred just before 7 AM on Sunday.

The mayor’s office statement said it appreciated the Los Angeles Police Department’s swift response and the suspect’s subsequent arrest.

Ephraim Matthew Hunter, a 29-year-old resident of the city of Los Angeles, was named as the suspect by the police department.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, he was being detained on a $100,000 bond. Public documents do not disclose whether Hunter has an attorney representing him. Investigative reporters show that Bass’s office and the LAPD ignored questions about the residence’s security measures.

Hunter spent seven years behind bars after being found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon in 2015 for an incident in Massachusetts, according to cited public records.

According to local reports, Josephine Duah, who claimed to be Hunter’s mother, spoke with her son on Monday from the prison. Her son reportedly informed her he did not know who owned the home but that he was being chased by someone who was trying to hurt him. According to her, her son had an appointment at a drug treatment center, but he never showed up.

Two men broke into Bass’ Baldwin Vista house in 2022 and took firearms while she was still a congresswoman and campaigning for mayor. The men received two and three-year prison terms.

Bass was a Democrat representative for the city from 2011 until her election as the 43rd mayor of LA in 2022.