Sunday, 14 April 2024

Man arrested for dispensary burglary linked to another break-in

LAKEPORT – One of two men arrested earlier this week for burglarizing a medical marijuana dispensary outside of Lakeport's city limits has been linked to another in a string of burglaries that occurred in the city last month.


Reginald Bruce Mills, 21, and Brandon Scott Saulter, 19, both of Lakeport, were arrested Monday on charges of burglary, and possession of stolen property and burglary tools after breaking into Visions of Avatar, as Lake County News has reported.


On Thursday, Lt. Brad Rasmussen of the Lakeport Police Department said the agency's continuing investigation into several burglaries that occurred around the city in December had yielded evidence that linked Mills to at least one of those crimes.


On Wednesday Lakeport Police officers conducted a parole search at Mills' Armstrong Street residence, where they found numerous pieces of jewelry that they suspected were stolen from The Healing Earth on Main Street on Dec. 24, Rasmussen said.


Rasmussen said seven of the items were positively identified by the business owner on Thursday.


He said Lakeport Police will seek criminal charges for additional counts of possession of stolen property and burglary against Mills, who remains in custody at the Lake County Jail.


Lakeport officers are continuing their investigation of all of the recent Lakeport burglaries, Rasmussen said. They're evaluating other evidence recovered during the investigations in an effort to identify additional suspects and solve other cases.


Several of those other burglaries involved smashed windows as the suspects broke in and stole petty cash and other items, police reported.


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