Air support, neighbors aid arrests

REDLANDS — A rash of burglaries may have been solved after a pair of arrests took place, both coming with assistance from an Air 10 unit and tips from neighbors.

Several burglaries had taken place in the city’s south side in the past month. Police were called by a resident who watched two men ring a doorbell on  the 1300 block of Elizabeth Street before entering the backyard. Another resident also reported the same two men were at her front door.

Patrol units, along with Redlands Police Department’s Cessna 172, responded and spotted the suspects as they left one residence and got into their vehicle. Though nothing was missing from the home, investigators found the back door open and a laptop computer had been tampered with.

Jason Marquette Scott, 25, and Larelle Elijah Hall, 18, both of San Bernardino, along with Leslie Earl Hall, 21, of Chatsworth, were arrested and charged with burglary and conspiracy.

Last week, Kevin Lamont Holmes, 21, of San Bernardino, was arrested after a break-in at a home on West Highland Avenue. Neighbors called the police after spotting Holmes running through the neighborhood, jumping fences.

Air 10 officers spotted Holmes after he ducked into a backyard shed on West Clifton Street, tipping officers to his location.

“Without quick acting citizens and the rapid response of our plane, the suspects in these burglaries would probably have escaped,” said Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueermann.

All four suspects were taken to the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Air support, neighbors aid arrests was last modified: July 18th, 2012 by admin
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