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Burglary (Commercial)

Post Date:09/18/2014 3:04 PM

BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT

220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW

BARSTOW, CA 92311

(760) 255-5182

(760) 255-2025 (fax)

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

DATE:                                    September 18, 2014                                                           

 

OFFENSE:                            Penal Code 459- Burglary (Commercial)

                                           

                                                             

CR NUMBER:                      14-3494        

 

DATE OF INCIDENT:         August 28, 2014

 

SUSPECTS:                                    STAGGS, Andrew 27 year old Barstow resident

                                           CRUNK, Carol 41 year old Barstow resident

 

                                                              

                                                              STAGGS, Andrew                              CRUNK, Carol

                                                                                (DOB 03/12/1987)                           (DOB 01/25/1973)

                                               

CASE AGENT:                    Corporal Jarell Gilmore, ID# C-56

 

SUMMARY: 

 

On August 29, 2014 at approximately 1:26 p.m., the Barstow Police Department received a report of a theft from the Wal-Mart Store at 621 Montara Road in the City of Barstow.

 

Upon arrival Officer Rudy Perez made contact with the store Asset Protection Agent who reported that a White male adult and a White female adult entered the store and stole two laptop computers. The agent reported that the laptops are locked in a container inside the stores electronics’ department. The agent reported that the male suspect immediately walked to the lock container and cut the padlock using an unknown cutting tool allowing unauthorized access to the laptop computers.  

 

The female reached into the container, retrieved two laptop computers, and handed them to the male suspect. As the agent attempted to contact them, the male and female fled the store with the stolen laptops. The entire incident was captured on the store surveillance cameras. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects but were unsuccessful in locating the individuals involved.  

 

On September 15, 2014, at approximately 1140 hours, Corporal Gilmore conducted a follow-up investigation with the Asset Protection Agent at Wal-Mart and obtained additional information on the suspects (including photos of the suspects). With the assistance of patrol officers, Corporal Gilmore was able to identify the male suspect as Andrew Staggs and the female suspect as Carol Crunk.

 

Shortly after being identified, Crunk was located in the 400 block of North Third Street. When Crunk was shown photos from the incident, she admitted that she and Staggs were the parties involved in the theft. Crunk was arrested and transported to the Barstow Police Department.

 

Corporal Gilmore began canvassing the downtown area and located Staggs in the 200 Block of East Main Street. Staggs admitted to stealing the laptops from Wal-Mart. He was arrested and transported to the Barstow Police Department.

 

Further investigation revealed additional information and detectives were able to recover both of the stolen laptops.

 

Staggs and Crunk were booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Jail in Barstow for the above listed charge.

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Corporal Jarell Gilmore at the Barstow Police Department Detective Division at (760)255-5160. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.  

 

 

Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                         

Chief of Police

 

By:

 

Jarell K. Gilmore  

Corporal

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