Two Rialto Suspects Accused of Home Burglaries in Loma Linda and Redlands

'It is believed that both suspects are responsible for numerous residential burglaries in the City of Loma Linda and the City of Redlands,' deputies said.

Two men allegedly pulled residential burglaries Monday afternoon in Loma Linda and Redlands and they were arrested, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The first crime was reported Dec. 10 in the 25000 block of Huron Street in Loma Linda, Central Station personnel said in a statement.

The victim observed two men knocking on the front door, deputies said. When the victim did not answer, one suspect went to the rear of the residence and forced open a bedroom window. The victim encountered one man in the master bedroom, and he fled out the window.

Descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle were relayed to surrounding law enforcement, including Redlands police.

A short time later, the suspects were observed committing another residential burglary in the 700 block of Bermuda Drive in Redlands, deputies said.

Both suspects were located in the surrounding neighborhood and arrested, deputies said.

"Search warrants were served at both suspects' homes in Rialto, and additional stolen property was recovered, which matched that of stolen property taken from other residential burglaries that had been reported in the last 60 days in the City of Loma Linda," deputies said.

The arrested men were identified as Drameco Kindle, 38, and Almad T. Lothyan, 23. They were booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and they were held Wednesday morning in lieu of $275,000 bail each, deputies said.

"It is believed that both suspects are responsible for numerous residential burglaries in the City of Loma Linda and the City of Redlands," deputies said. "The investigation is continuing to identify the owners of the stolen property that was recovered."

No specifics were provided on whether the men were suspects in another residential burglary Dec. 10 in the neighborhood of Alta Vista Drive and Hilltop Drive in Redlands. In that case someone reportedly broke a window and set off an alarm.

For more information, contact Deputy Donald Patton at the Central Station at (909) 387-3545 or Redlands police at (909) 798-7681.

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