Police, K-9 Unit Nab Burglary Suspect
SAN BERNARDINO – Police responded quickly to a report of a commercial burglary that led to an arrest of a transient early Friday morning.
Cardell Buttons Roseborough, 35, was tracked down with help from a K-9 unit from nearly Loma Linda University, according to Lt. Paul Williams. The arrest may have stopped a series of burglaries that had likely been committed by this suspect.
Candy’s Beauty Supply store at 1245 North E St. was the targeted business, said Lt. Rich Lawhead, a spokesman for San Bernardino Police. At 5:25 a.m., police received a tip “from an alert citizen.” Police responded and quickly discovered evidence of forced entry into the business.
Williams said Roseborough “fled through the ventilation in the roof of the business … entered into an adjoining business in an attempt to avoid arrest.” A lengthy and thorough search of the business was conducted, said Williams, “by our patrol officers with the assistance of a K9 unit from Loma Linda University.” Roseborough, he said, was located in the adjoining business and taken into custody shortly before 9 a.m.
“Detectives interviewed him,” said Lawhead, “and concluded he is responsible for five burglaries in the area.” Lawhead noted the willingness of citizens in the area made a difference in this case. Without it, he said, “others could continue to commit crimes.”
The case will, Lawhead said, “be submitted for consideration to the District Attorney’s office.” Roseborough is being held on $25,000 bail, according to records.
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