A suspect has been detained for breaking into the Getty House, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass' official residence.
A suspect has been detained for breaking into the Getty House, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass' official residence.

Suspect Arrested for Breaking into Los Angeles Mayor Residence


A suspect has been arrested after breaking into the Getty House, the official residence of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass. 

The incident occurred around 6:40 a.m. Sunday morning, the suspect smashed a back window to gain entry into the home located at 605 South Irving Boulevard in Hancock Park. 

Despite Mayor Bass and her family being present, no one was harmed during the break-in.

Arrest and Suspect Information:

Ephraim Matthew Hunter, 29, of L.A., was arrested and booked for burglary in connection with the incident. The LAPD has not provided a possible motive for the break-in, and it remains unclear if Hunter interacted with anyone inside the residence during the intrusion.

Jud Grubbs, a resident in the area, expressed surprise at the attempted break-in, noting the property’s comprehensive security measures, including fences, gates, and likely surveillance cameras.

Official Statement:

The Mayor’s office released a statement expressing gratitude to the LAPD for their response and apprehension of the suspect. Authorities have not provided further details about the intruder or the incident.

Getty House Background:

Built in 1921, the Getty House has served as the mayor’s official residence. 

Mayor Bass took up residence in January of the previous year, following a longstanding tradition dating back to Tom Bradley’s occupancy in 1977.

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