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3 Arrested in Sunday Burglary Accused of At Least 6 Other Redlands Break-Ins

Held on $250,000 bail each were Michael Anthony Abarca, 19, of Redlands, Jeff Burton Gilkey II, 19, of Highland, and Frank Nicholas Brown, 34, of San Bernardino.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a home Sunday in Redlands, and they have been accused of at least six other break-ins since Sept. 9, a city spokesman said Monday.

The most recent burglary was reported "in-progress" before 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in the 1500 block of Karon Street, according to police.

"A witness saw the suspects leave in a silver Tahoe," Redlands spokesman Carl Baker said. "A short time later, police located a vehicle matching that description at the Rancho Liquor Store in the 800 block of West Colton Ave. Police set up surveillance and stopped the vehicle as it drove away."

Police arrested three men, and they found jewelry, electronics and other property stolen from the home on Karon Street, Baker said.

Police also located "additional property also believed to have been stolen in additional burglaries," Baker said.

Detectives interviewed the suspects and "were able to link them to at least six other break-ins since Sept. 9," Baker said.

Police listed the burglary locations as:

- in the 100 block of North Dearborn Street

- in the 1500 block of Clay Street

- in the 900 block of Frontier Avenue

- in the 600 block of of Grove Street

- in the 1500 block of Grove Street

- and a break-in at a foreclosed home in the 400 block of West Pioneer Avenue.

"In each of the burglaries, jewelry and home electronics were stolen," Baker said. Detectives were trying to locate more stolen property at local pawn shops, Baker said.

Arrested were Michael Anthony Abarca, 19, of Redlands, Jeff Burton Gilkey II, 19, of Highland, and Frank Nicholas Brown, 34, of San Bernardino.

They were booked on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Abarca, Gilkey and Brown were held Monday at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, where bail was listed at $250,000 each, according to inmate records.

Anyone with more info on burglaries in Redlands was urged to contact Detective Kelvin Bryant at (909) 798-7623 or Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tipters can text 274637 and use the keyword "REDTIP."

Some non-emergency crimes may also be reported online at http://ci.redlands.ca.us/police/coplogic/start-report.html.

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