Two men, believed by authorities to be connected to a series of burglaries in the Rancho Cucamonga area in recent weeks, are in jail after deputies found stolen items in their possession Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
Chance Cragwell, 20, and Nick Lee, 18, both of Fontana, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, a sheriff’s news release said. They were booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, the release said. Bail is set at $75,000 each.
The two were spotted Tuesday just before 3 p.m. driving a vehicle similar to one identified in a surveillance video during one of the burglaries, the news release said. A deputy stopped the suspects and found stolen property in the vehicle, including some items taken in burglaries last week.
A stolen handgun was also found in the vehicle, the news release said.
Detectives got a warrant to search a Fontana residence several hours after the suspects were stopped and found more stolen items from several Rancho Cucamonga burglaries, the release said. Cragwell and Lee were then arrested.
Investigators returned the stolen items to their owners, the release said. Most of the burglaries were in the area of Etiwanda Avenue and the 210 Freeway.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 909-477-2800. Those wishing to be anonymous can call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or visit www.wetip.com.