CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Burglary suspects caught in the act

Posted at 9:09 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 02:21:12-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department arrested eight suspects caught on video for alleged burglary, conspiracy, and looting at a local Warehouse Shoe Sale store.

BPD said the suspected burglary happened Monday just before 5:30 p.m. at the WSS store on Panama Lane.

Video of the incident shows several suspects wearing masks and running from the store carrying various items. The suspects run to various cars where they place the suspected stolen items.

BPD said when they arrived, they saw four suspects flee in a vehicle, prompting a short pursuit. The four suspects in the vehicle were apprehended as well as four suspects at the store.

The suspects have been identified as Johnathan Gage, 24, Demetre James, 38, Deanthony James, 29, Edgar Mendoza, 28, Pearl Dean, 26, and three juveniles.

The adult suspects have been arrested and booked for burglary, conspiracy and looting. The three juveniles were also arrested for burglary, conspiracy and looting, and were released to their parents.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.