A Jurupa Valley man suspected of breaking into and burglarizing a home was in custody today.
Deputies were called to the scene of a neighbor who was witnessing a burglary in progress at 10:23 a.m. on Nov. 28 in the 4500 block of Leo Street in Jurupa Valley.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, the suspect had entered the home through a bedroom window and was observed exiting the backyard with items in his hands.
The man, recognized by officers as 28-year-old Randall Meyers from a previous arrest, unsuccessfully attempted to flee in a waiting black Chevy Suburban with an unknown driver.
“Meyers then fled on foot as the driver in the black Suburban drove away in the opposite direction. Deputies took foot chase after him, set up a perimeter and with the assistance of Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s K9 and the Cabazon Sheriff’s Bloodhound, located the suspect hiding in a rear yard shed in the 4500 block of Agate Street,” Cpl. John Tometich reported.
Deputies were able to recover the stolen items from the Suburban after finding the car parked several blocks away, officials said.
Meyers was arrested for burglary and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Deputy R. Robinson at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.