Burglary suspects nabbed

An elderly woman woke up in her bedroom about 6:30 a.m. Nov. 20 to find two male suspects stealing her computer, located next to her bed. The woman screamed and the suspects fled the residence on Jean Avenue. The Ridgecrest Police Department responded. Following up on evidence and leads obtained during the crime scene investigation, officers arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile at about 9:30 a.m. that same morning, on Church Avenue. This juvenile was linked to the crime and had once lived near the victim.

Just after midnight on Nov. 21, officers located the second suspect, Sky Patke, 18, in an apartment located on Drummond Avenue. Patke was taken into custody without incident.

RPD?reminded residents to secure belongings. Please report all suspicious activity to the police. Those interested in Neighborhood Watch should call 760-499-5107.

Story First Published: 2013-12-04