Suspect Was Seen Jumping the Fence
CARMEL—Deputies with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department arrested 27-year-old Ryan Scully of Carmel after a passerby called authorities because he saw a what he thought was a prowler in a Carmel neighborhood.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible prowler in the area of Fisher Place. The caller reported that he saw a man jump the fence and enter the backyard of a residence. A deputy with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office responded with Carmel Police Department and the California Highway Patrol to the resident on the 3000 block of Fisher Place. Once there, they spotted a man matching the description of the prowler inside the residence.
Upon making contact with the suspect, they discovered numerous stolen items, illegal narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia. The Prowler was later identified as Ryan Scully, who coincidently resides at the residence.
“Mr. Scully was residing there with his parents.” Sergeant Mike Burns of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said. “We discovered numerous stolen items in his possession.”
This was not Scully’s first experience with law enforcement. Records show he was arrested in June of 2009 for receiving or concealing stolen property. That was followed over the next two years with various charges of drug possession and probation violations. According to his Facebook page, he has also made attempts as becoming clean and sober, and finding a good job, such as a stint on a fishing boat in Alaska last year.
Scully was arrested and booked into the Monterey County Jail for possession of stolen property and illegal narcotic substances. Both the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and the Carmel Police Department are actively investigating several burglaries in the area. They will be working with victims of the recent burglaries in identifying the recovered property from his incident. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone has been a recent victim of a burglary in the Carmel area to call them at 1-831-755-3700.