Monterey Police: Man connected to several recent burglaries after allegedly trying to steal tractor, construction equipment
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A Monterey man was recently arrested on suspicion of burglary after allegedly trying to steal construction equipment while under the influence of narcotics, according to police.
On the evening of March 28, officers were dispatched to the area of Figueroa and Fisherman’s Wharf 2, where a man was reportedly behaving erratically and driving a backhoe-style tractor. Officers spotted the tractor Del Monte and conducted a vehicle stop, at which point they were able to identify the driver as 56-year-old Joseph Bollom.
Responding officers noticed exposed wires near the tractor’s ignition, suggesting it had been tampered with, and that various tools and construction equipment had been loaded into the front bucket. Officers also noticed that Bollom was displaying signs of being under the influence of narcotics. He was later taken into custody.
As they began investigating, police soon tied Bollom to numerous other recent burglaries in the area. Upon searching a residence where Bollom had reportedly been squatting, officers located stolen items from burglaries on the 600 block of Pearl, the 700 block of Munras, the 400 block of Calle Principal, and the 600 block of Franklin.
Bollom, who is also currently on CDC parole, was ultimately booked at the Monterey County Jail on numerous burglary and other charges.