Highland Detectives May Have Broken up Burglary Ring
HIGHLAND – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies, who arrested a man suspected in several burglaries on Tuesday, arrested two more suspects a day later after continuing the investigation.
Bilal Ahmad, 31, was stopped by law enforcement authorities while driving through Highland, was discovered to have stolen property in his vehicle. Later, it was discovered that additional stolen items were at his residence. Sheriff’s Dept. officials said Ahmad, who is suspected of multiple burglaries, was on parole.
Deputies may have stopped a rash of burglaries that have been taking place in recent weeks. Two burglaries took place in East Highland. Cash and jewelry was taken from area residences in recent days, said law enforcement officials. There have been other burglaries, say investigators, which have gone unsolved.
After continuing its investigation, detectives were led to Andrew Youngblood, 26, of Highland, on Wednesday. He was arrested and held at Central Detention Center on suspicion of possessing stolen property, held on $25,000 bail. He will appear in Superior Court on Friday, said officials.
Deputies were led to another residence in the 7700 block of Merito Ave. in Highland, recovering more stolen property. They took Arthur Youngblood, 28, of Highland into custody. He’s also being held on $25,000 bail at Central Detention Center; charged with possession of stolen property, scheduled for a Friday appearance in Superior Court.
Investigators said they have determined that 90 percent of the stolen items recovered were taken in two East Highland burglaries. The case broke open when investigators took Ahmad into custody on Tuesday. They had learned that a dark colored Chevrolet Astro van may have been used in the crimes, sheriff’s officials said.
Ahmad, who is being held without bail, was spotted driving that vehicle. Detectives said they believe Ahmad may have had an accomplice while committing the crimes.
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