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Police arrested a 41-year-old man for burglary and receiving stolen property Thursday following an investigation into a burglary that occurred on Sept. 25 at a local business, a Sheriff’s official said.
Bryce Howard Melvin of Wildomar was arrested after police launched an investigation into the theft of approximately $20,000 worth of tools and other items from the business, which was located in in the 34800 block of Frederick Street in Wildomar, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
Police arrived to the scene of the crime in response to a burglary alarm and discovered that several of the businesses’ work vehicles had been broken into. Surveillance footage taken at the scene revealed the burglars had arrived and left in a darkly-colored Ford Crown Victoria.
During a follow-up investigation to the theft, police performed a traffic stop on a Ford Crown Victoria matching the description of the one at the scene of the crime. The occupants of the vehicle had tools matching those stolen at the business in their position, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. David Cardoza
The investigation then led authorities to a storage unit in the 31900 block of Corydon Road in the city of Lake Elsinore, where they found items from the burglary.
On October 2, officers arrived to a residence in the 21600 block of Canyon Drive in the city of Wildomar and discovered more items of stolen property and a fictitious check manufacturing operation, according to Cardoza.
Melvin was transported to the Southwest Detention Center following his arrest. It was not immediately clear whether the residence in the 21600 block of Canyon Drive was his.
Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Officer Goodson at the Wildomar Police Department at 951-245-3300.