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Arrests made in storage unit burglaries
August 7, 2017
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Saturday, August 5, at about 10:00 at night, a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the area of Bagley Ave and Splitrock Ave. Randy Bryant (age 22 of Twentynine Palms) was contacted during the traffic stop and found to have a warrant for his arrest.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and the deputy recovered several items that could possibly have been stolen from storage units in Twentynine Palms and Laughlin, Nevada. Bryant was arrested for the warrant and transported to the Morongo Basin Jail.
On Sunday, August 6, at about 1:37 a.m., the deputy contacted Michael Stewart (age 23 of Twentynine Palms) during a vehicle check. Jimenez learned Stewart may also have been involved in the burglaries of the storage units in Twentynine Palms and Laughlin, Nevada. Jimenez recovered more of the same types of items he had found in Bryant’s vehicle.
Further investigation linked Stewart and Bryant to the burglaries. Both Randy Bryant and Michael Stewart were arrested and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail for burglary in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175.
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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