Chino Hills Standouts Home Burglarized

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Lavar Ball speaks to his son, LaMelo Ball, at UCLA game.

Staff Reports

Chino Hills– Chino Hills Sheriffs Department is looking for two males “wearing dark clothes” after a possible burglary was reported at the home of three basketball standouts while they played in a nationally televised game.

The Sheriff’s Department received a “possible burglary” call last week and were called out to the 16000 block of Aquamarine Court after a neighbor reportedly heard glass breaking next door.

A search of the area on foot and via helicopter was inconclusive as the two suspects were not found.

The home is owned by Lavar Ball, father of three standout basketball players who have made national headlines. UCLA forward Lonzo ball and brothers LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball who both attend Chino Hills High. The two brothers were playing in a nationally televised playoff game.

LaMelo Ball recently gathered national attention after scoring an astounding 92 points after dedicating his play to fellow classmate Lexi Anderson, who just underwent a successful heart transplant last week.

The burglary occurred while the family was attending LiAngelo and LaMelo’s televised high school playoff game. Since no suspects were caught, its not known whether the burglars knew the family would be in Lawndale for the game.

Police found a pile of the homeowners possessions stacked up in the home, indicating a burglary was most likely interrupted.

LiAngelo Ball was quoted as saying the door was messed up and things were outside the closet, local reports said.

Anyone with information about this burglary can contact the Chino Hills Police Station’s detective bureau at (909) 364-2000.