Wave of Burglaries hits Tehama County

May 28, 2013 1:19 PM

Tehama County saw a spike in burglaries between May 21 and May 27, resulting in a total estimated loss of nearly $8,000.

Between May 21 at 8:00 pm and May 24 at 4:00 pm, Shanda Romero reported someone removed a flat screen television and some stereo equipment from an unsecured trailer on her property on Taft Street in Los Molinos. The trailer and electronic equipment had belonged to her brother who is recently deceased. The estimated cost of the stolen items totaled $800.

On May 26 at 10:46 pm deputies were dispatched to a burglary of a shop building near Kramer Road in Bieber. Charles Kramer reported unknown suspect(s) had entered his locked shop between May 24 and May 26 while Kramer was away. The suspects made access to the shop by kicking open a rear door. Kramer reported the following items missing from the shop; a black in color semi-auto pistol valued at $700.00, a green in color ammo can valued at $5, a black in color Nikon 1000 foot rangefinder valued at $200 and two fixed bladed knives valued at $30 each.

On May 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Sheriff's deputies responded to the 15000 Block of Skyline Drive in Red Bluff regarding a burglary. Dave Cappello reported that he went to his vacant residence to retrieve some property. Capello found the front door open and a window on the south side of the residence broken. Cappello reported the listed items missing from inside the residence: Ultra Truck Rims, a motorcycle engine, 2 motorcycle helmets, a workout bike, a subwoofer and two pellet rifles totaling an estimated loss of $5,400.

Deputies were also dispatched to an attempted burglary of a shop building in the 15000 block of Skyline Drive in Red Bluff on May 26 at about 10:40 pm. A Meisha Manas reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter a locked shop on the property between May 25th and May 26th while she was away. The suspects knocked the locked door knob off of the building but nothing was taken from inside. Manas estimated the damage to the door at about $30.

William Fouts told Tehama County Deputies someone removed a .40 cal. Glock pistol from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of his residence on Lindauer Road in Red Bluff between May 26 at 11:30 pm and May 27 at 6:00 am. The pistol, along with two 10 round magazines and ammunition were taken from under the driver’s seat sometime between the previously stated times.

On May 27th at 2:49 pm, Tehama County Deputies were alerted to a person going through property at a vacant residence on Samson Avenue in Corning currently in foreclosure. Deputies observed a vehicle belonging to Lukeus Coleman parked behind the residence and concealed by some large bushes. Upon checking the property, Coleman was seen coming out of a barn at the rear of the property. When questioned, Coleman said he was looking in the barn for items to remove. He admitted he did not have permission to be on the property and did not have permission to remove any items. Coleman was arrested for burglary and booked into jail on $50,000 bail.

The Tehama County Sheriff’s department is following all leads and is actively investigating all the open cases. Anyone with information regarding any of these burglary cases is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (530) 529-7900.


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