San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies assigned to the Central Sheriff’s Station arrested a burglary suspect thanks to the report from a San Bernardino homeowner on Aug. 1.
On Wednesday, deputies from Central Station responded to a burglary in progress call on the 25400 block of 33rd Street in San Bernardino, according to a press release. Sheriff’s dispatch advised the victim's house alarm went off and he heard a loud pop. The alarm notified the victim the signal was coming from the garage door and when the victim looked outside to his garage door, he observed a male inside his garage loading a dolly with property.
Several power tools and the dolly were taken from the garage. The victim described the suspect as a male approximately in his 20s, wearing dark-colored clothing and a black baseball cap and carrying a green backpack. The victim observed the suspect loading his belongings and leaving westbound on 33rd Street toward Dogwood Street.
A short time later, deputies located Antonio Castillo, 21, of San Bernardino, who matched the description of the burglary suspect. When deputies located Castillo, he was walking south on Dogwood Street and the victim's property was approximately two houses north of Castillo on the street. Inside Castillo's backpack was a crowbar, which was used to force open the garage door and other property belonging to the victim.
An in-field lineup was conducted and the victim was able to positively identify Castillo as the burglary suspect.
Castillo was transported and booked into the Central Detention Center, PC 459- Burglary and active warrants.
If you have any information related to this incident, please contact Deputy J. Gonzalez at the Central Station at (909) 387-3545. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact the county We-Tip hotline 1-800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at wetip.com.