Interrupted burglary in progress leads to discovery of BHO lab; 2 arrested
Above: Shed where Dalton Brown was reportedly living | Tuolumne County Sheriff
An interrupted burglary in progress has reportedly led to the discovery of a BHO lab and two arrests in Tuolumne County.
On Thursday, May 12, deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home on Country Road in Sonora. The suspect fled on foot, and was later identified through surveillance footage as 41-year-old Clinton Bauman, who is on parole.
Investigators also soon identified Bauman as the suspect in a previous burglary in the same area the week prior, on May 5th, the Sheriff’s Office said.
On Saturday, May 14, deputies responded to Bauman’s home to conduct a parole search. There they reportedly found stolen property, and identified as 26-year-old Dalton Brown hiding under a bed. Brown was living in a shed on the property with another person and a small child.
Deputies went out to the shed and discovered an active butane honey oil lab, with paraphernalia and lab equipment allegedly in full reach of the child. Brown was also quickly implicated as a participant in the May 5th burglary.
Brown was arrested and booked on charges including manufacturing of a controlled substance, child endangerment, and burglary. Bauman was located and arrested a few days later, according to the Sheriff’s Office.