Home surveillance leads to arrests in separate burglaries

Home surveillance leads to arrests in separate burglariesBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

Ridgecrest police officers identified two suspects in unrelated burglaries last week, thanks to video surveillance footage.

On Friday, Feb. 22, officers responded to the 100 block of North Rawhide Lane after a suspected burglary. According to a press release, officers learned that someone had forced entry and stolen property while the family was out of town.

After viewing the surveillance video, officers identified the suspect as Ridgecrest resident Connor Dean, 21. Patrol officers reportedly located Dean and arrested him for residential burglary. Officers also found him in possession of suspected methamphetamine and a glass meth pipe.

Dean was booked in the Kern County Jail in Mojave and is held on $40,000 bail.

He faces one felony charge of first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of petty theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail review and pre-preliminary hearing are scheduled for March 5, 10:30 a.m. in Ridgecrest.

On Feb. 18, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West Vulcan avenue where a suspect reportedly stole property from an open garage.

Officers determined the suspect to be Brandon Farley, 24, after viewing security camera footage and located Farley on Feb. 21 where he was arrested for residential burglary.

Farley is also facing charges of possession and use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked in the Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield and is held on $12,500 bail. Farley’s pretrial conference was Thursday, Feb. 28, in Ridgecrest. Details were not available at press time.

Story First Published: 2019-03-01