Suspect arrested in break-in at home of L.A. Mayor Karen Bass

Schaben, Allen J. –– B581378886Z.1 LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 29, 2011: Exterior view of the Getty House in Los Angeles. Despite the objections of Hancock Park community groups and his own neighbors, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been given the OK by City Hall to erect a six–foot privacy wall in front of the history Getty House. Residents of the historic Windsor Park neighborhood have voiced their disapproval of the plans, saying the fence which at six feet tall is well over the citys limit of 42 inches would destroy the architectural integrity and beauty of the community, which is known for its historic European revival homes. Though several neighborhood groups filed complaints at an April hearing, after the plans were approved by the Office of Zoning Administration on June 8, no appeals were submitted in the designated appeal period. That period ended Thursday, and the absence of appeal means the stamp of approval stands. The mayor and LAPD requested the fence after a Department of Homeland Security report found that Getty House needed better security to prevent a terrorist attack. ( Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A man broke into Getty House, the mayor's residence in Hancock Park. (Los Angeles Times)

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man smashed a window and broke into the home of Mayor Karen Bass early Sunday morning, police said.

Ephraim Matthew Hunter was arrested without incident on suspicion of burglary around 6:40 a.m., according to Capt. Kelly Muniz, the Los Angeles Police Department's chief spokeswoman. Bass was home at the time of the incident. Nothing was taken, and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

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“This morning at about 6:40 a.m., an intruder broke into Getty House through a window. Mayor Bass and her family were not injured and are safe. The Mayor is grateful to LAPD for responding and arresting the suspect," Zach Seidl, deputy mayor of communications, said in a statement.

Getty House, in the 600 block of Irving Boulevard in Windsor Square, is the official residence of the mayor of Los Angeles.

Hunter is being held in lieu of $50,000, according to jail records. A case will likely be presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office this week.

This is the second time in three years Bass has been the victim of a break-in. While she was running for office in 2022, two men stole a pair of handguns from her Baldwin Vista home, bypassing cash and electronics and taking only the weapons. Patricio Munoz and Juan Espinoza pleaded no contest last year to burglary and grand theft of a firearm, and both received prison sentences.

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