Son accused of breaking into his mom’s home for bus pass, phone


A 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse Wednesday after police say he broke into his mother’s home.

Tony Sembrano is accused of breaking into her home at 5 a.m., demanding her phone and bus pass.

When she said no, Sembrano allegedly pushed her onto the bed and began to fight with her, ripping her purse away. That’s when he took her phone and bus pass, Visalia police say.

The victim was not injured.

Sembrano was then found to already be in custody at the Tulare County Main Jail on unrelated charges. He was interviewed and then booked on suspicion of elder abuse, burglary and robbery.

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