BAKERSFIED — Thanks to a tip from an anonymous citizen, the suspect in a central Bakersfield burglary that happened in early June was apprehended by police on Wednesday. And they didn’t have to look far.
Matthew Pesina, a 23-year-old Bakersfield resident was booked on charges of burglary and remains in the county jail.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, Pesina who was already in custody at the Kern County Jail’s Lerdo facility in Bakersfield on an unrelated charge, was identified as the suspect who appeared in surveillance photos taken outside the residence where the burglary occurred.
Police said that evidence they collected showed that Pesina entered the victim’s residence located in the 2500 block of San Emidio Street at around 3 a.m. on June 4, and stole property.
When Pesina was confronted by the victim he fled the residence. A search ensued but police were unable to apprehend Pesina at the time. He was also arrested on July 11 for a probation violation.