Desert Hot Springs man arrested, accused of bringing child to home break-in

A 25-year-old Desert Hot Springs man has been arrested after police say he broke into a home while accompanied by a child.

Damon Caldwell was was charged Monday with burglary, child endangerment and vandalism for a a January 16 break-in at a home on Calle de Vecinos.

Police released a surveillance video in hopes the public would recognize the man. In the video, the suspect is seen holding a child’s hand, walking up to the door, and breaking it in.


The two quickly flee after an alarm goes off.

Caldwell pleaded not guilty to all charges during a video arraignment on Monday afternoon.