PC 459 - Burglary
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 255-2025 (fax)
DATE: November 13, 2017
OFFENSE: Penal Code 459 – Burglary
Penal Code 496(a) – Possession of Stolen Property
CR NUMBER: 17-4594
DATE OF INCIDENT: November 09, 2017
SUSPECT: Matthew Flores, 48-Year-Old, Barstow Resident
CASE AGENT: Officer Matthew Helms
On November 09, 2017 at approximately 2:03 p.m., Barstow Police Officers responded to a house in the 2700 block of Apollo Dr. regarding a residential burglary that occurred earlier in the day.
The investigation revealed that the suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence by breaking the front window. The suspect stole a large amount of property from within the residence to include electronics and two firearms.
Officers were able to locate surveillance video of the burglary showing the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle.
On November 10, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the victim contacted the Barstow Police Department to report that he saw the suspect’s vehicle in the open desert area south of West Main Street east of Lenwood Road.
Officer Helms and Officer Cardenas responded to the location. Officer Cardenas located the vehicle in the 24200 block of Johnson St. in Barstow. The officer observed a male subject, later identified as Matthew Flores, walking away from the suspect vehicle. The officers observed Flores in possession of several stolen items taken during the burglary to the victim’s residence.
The officers conducted further investigation and identified Matthew Flores as the suspect who forced entry into the victim’s residence and stole their property. The officers were able to recover all of the stolen property except the firearms.
Officer Helms placed Matthew Flores under arrest and transported him to the Barstow Police Department.
Flores was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Jail in Barstow for the listed charges.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation may call Officer Helms at 760-256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also call the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Albert Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police
Andrew Espinoza Jr.