December 27, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
If you’re wondering why it costs so much to enjoy a meal in your favorite restaurant of late, you may need to look no further than the arrest of a quartet of burglars who reportedly specialize in knocking off neighborhood eateries.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Sgt. Laura Natoli, the Thousand Oaks Patrol and Career Criminals Unit Investigators have been working multiple cases involving the area’s recent “rash of restaurant burglaries” which began in October of this year.
That work and the heightened awareness of patrolling VCSD deputies who spotted “a suspicious vehicle occupied by four people” in close proximity to a strip mall restaurant as the midnight hour approached on December 22 nd led to contact with four Los Angeles area residents who quite likely had poor explanations for their presence at the scene.
Those explanations apparently caused a furrowed brow on the part of the deputies, which led to a search of their vehicle. Inside the car, deputies discovered “an unregistered handgun and burglary tools.” Arrests of all four Los Angeles resident suspects—Kejauan Andres-Kemp, 18, Desmond Siungleton, 18, Justyn Snelson, 18, and Kaytia Harris, 30—immediately ensued.
All four individuals were transported to Ventura County Jail, where Harris—a convicted felon—was booked for possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of ammunition, with her bail set at $250,000.
Andres-Kemp, who had a $100,000 felony arrest warrant out of San Bernardino County with his name on it, was subsequently identified “as a suspect in 12 prior restaurant burglaries” and was booked on those charges, with his bail set at $350,000.
Singleton and Snelson were booked on charges of commercial burglary with their bail set at $250,000 each.