The suspects were locked up Wednesday night in Riverside, where they were held on $1 million bail each.
The woman called law enforcement shortly before 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and said people were trying to break into a residence in the 22000 block of Scotia, Moreno Valley police Sgt. Aaron Kent said in a statement.
"The homeowner advised there were four male subjects and one of them was armed with a handgun," Kent said. "She attempted to scare the subjects by telling them the police were coming but they continued attempting to break into the house while pointing the handgun towards her."
Moreno Valley deputies arrived and the males fled from the residence, Kent said.
"Patrol officers quickly set up a perimeter and located the four suspects hiding in the backyards of surrounding homes," Kent said. "Officers located a loaded handgun in an adjacent yard where the suspects were apprehended."
The weapon allegedly matched the handgun seen by the woman, Kent said. Deputies also found additional unspecified evidence allegedly discarded by the suspects.
The suspects were arrested and booked early Wednesday as:
- Stevie Orlando Crumb, 22, of San Bernardino
- Lavonte Anthony Crumb, 20, of San Bernardino
- Marian Odell Parker, 20, of Victorville
- Alfonzo Lee Butler, 21, of San Bernardino
The suspects were held Wednesday night at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of attempted home invasion robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to inmate records.
The suspects' bail was increased to one million dollars each due to the violent crime against an elderly victim, Kent said. They have court dates Thursday in Riverside.
Anyone with more info was urged to call Deputy Grotefend with the sheriff's Special Enforcement Team at (951) 486-6816.