REDLANDS – Police have arrested four men allegedly tied to at least six residential burglaries in various local cities.
The ring was busted by a victim who chased one of the suspects on foot. The incident began Saturday when one of the suspects knocked at the front door of a home in the 300 block of Lakeside Ave, police said. Though the family was home, no one answered the door.
The man then went to the rear door and knocked again. When there was still no response, he began to pry the rear door open, police said.
The suspect was confronted by the residents and he fled, getting into a nearby white Mazda, according to reports. A Redlands police detective stopped him at the intersection of Lakeside and Olive Avenue.
Four men inside the car were arrested, including Martin Shaun Schneider and Brian Snyder, both 26, of Redlands, Atticus Maxemillion Wagner, 36, of Big Bear, and Robert Wayne Humbarger, 30, of Reading, Mass.
Police reports stated that further investigation led police to another vehicle, a silver Toyota, parked in a Wal-mart shopping center at Redlands Boulevard and California Street. Police located several items of stolen jewelry. That vehicle also matched the description of a vehicle reportedly used in an August burglary in nearby Highland.
Police spokesman Carl Baker said investigators believe the four suspects may have also broken into homes in Loma Linda and Moreno Valley, which are located in Riverside County.
Jail records showed that Wagner and Humbarger were both booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, each on $80,000 bail. Schneider and Snyder were booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, on $80,000 and $30,000 bail, respectively.