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Barstow man returns home and finds couple inside; 2 arrested

BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 23-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman from Barstow were arrested for residential burglary after the homeowner returned home and found them inside, police said.

On May 22, 2018, at approximately 6:40 A.M., Barstow Police Dispatch Center received a call to respond to a residence in the 300 Block of North Second Avenue, regarding a burglary in progress.

The victim told dispatch when he arrived at his residence in the morning, he found a male and female inside who he did not know.

Barstow Police Officers arrived at the residence and made contact with the victim, who told the officers that the couple was still inside his residence. The victim opened the door for the officers who then ordered the suspects to exit the residence. Officers contacted the suspects and identified them as Amber Rewerts and Kevin Jimenez.

Officers interviewed the victim and learned that he left his residence the night prior. He told officers that prior to leaving he made sure that he locked all the doors and windows to the residence. When he returned that morning and unlocked the door, he was shocked to see a male and female inside his residence.

Officers processed the scene and discovered pry marks on the front door of the residence. Officers saw that the wooden doorframe had been broken to gain entry to the residence. As officers searched the residence, they saw that the suspects ransacked it.

Officers also located several items of the victim’s property that he confirmed was inside his residence at the time he left, stacked in the backyard near the rear fence line. It appeared that the suspects were gathering the property to take it with them.

Officers placed Rewerts and Jimenez under arrest and transported them to the Barstow Police Department.

Rewerts and Jimenez were subsequently booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, CA. for P.C. 459- Residential Burglary.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact Officer William Spiller at the Barstow Police Department (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

(source: Barstow Police Department news release)

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