Authorities have identified a suspect who allegedly committed vehicle burglaries in Fontana and other cities, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
On Aug. 22, investigators from the Victorville Police Department’s Gang Enforcement Team and Detective Bureau served a search warrant in the 7700 block of Third Avenue in Hesperia.
The search warrant was related to a series of vehicle burglaries which occurred in Victorville, Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga, and Chino Hills as well as Fontana. During the service of the search warrant, investigators located an array of stolen property related to the vehicle burglaries. Three firearms, a large amount of methamphetamine, heroin, and a marijuana extraction lab were also located.
Investigators from the involved agencies worked together to identify Nicholas Dennis, 27, as the suspect related to the numerous thefts. Dennis is currently in custody with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department office for separate burglary charges.
So far, several of the victims have been contacted and have been able to identify their stolen property. The property identified was given back to the victims.
However, there is still property that may have been stolen but has not been claimed by any possible victims. Some stolen items include but are not limited to:
• Power tools/storage bags
• Digital cameras
• Miscellaneous jewelry
• Miscellaneous passports/identification cards
Persons who have been a victim of theft and believe any of the items may belong to them are urged to contact Detective S. Andersen or Deputy Z. Rugge at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911.
Additionally, anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.