Loma Linda, CA: 2 suspects arrested for possession of burglary tools.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 1:40am PT on Sunday, September 27th, 2015, deputies from the Loma Linda station were conducting proactive patrol and observed 2 males riding a bicycle near Barton Road and Newport Avenue in Loma Linda, California, coming from the Redlands, California area.
Loma Linda deputies have been conducting high visibility patrol within identified areas of the community where an increase in night time thefts and burglaries have been noticed.
Deputies conducted a stop on the two subjects for riding a bicycle without proper lighting equipment.
Deputies identified the subjects as 20 year old Matthew Garcia of Redlands, California and 43 year old Richard Gonzales of Redlands, California.
During their contact, deputies located wire cutters, pliers, wrenches, a screw driver and a ski mask in their possession.
As the investigation continued, neither Matthew Garcia nor Richard Gonzales could provide deputies with any reasonable justification for possessing the tools, ski mask or for being in the residential area at that time of the morning.
Deputies determined the items found on Matthew Garcia and Richard Gonzales were intended for use as burglary tools.
Both Matthew Garcia and Richard Gonzales were arrested without incident and booked into Central Detention Center for violation of PC 466, Possession of Burglary tools.
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