Suspect arrested for residential burglary

Suspect arrested  for residential burglaryBy BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer

Ridgecrest police officers arrested a suspected burglar early Monday morning, Sept. 23, after receiving a call from a local resident.

According to a police press release, Officer Trevor Smythe responded to the 100 block of West Church Avenue after a female victim reported that she woke up to find an unknown male subject in her home.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene before the police arrived, but he was located nearby and identified as Jay Corrigan, 27. After conducting an investigation, Smythe arrested and booked Corrigan for felony residential burglary.

No property was reported stolen. However, California Penal Code describes first-degree burglary as entering a residence with the intent to commit larceny.

Witnesses reported that Corrigan was inebriated and appeared to have entered the residence, which was next door to where he was staying, accidentally. Police confirmed that Corrigan was staying next door, but provided no information on whether the tresspass was accidental in nature.

Corrigan’s bail review and pre-preliminary hearing are scheduled for Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. in Ridgecrest. His bail amount is $25,000.

Pictured: Suspect Jay Corrigan

Story First Published: 2019-09-27