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Burglary suspect who dropped phone during home-break in arrested

Posted at 1:31 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 09:43:54-04

Bakersfield Police say they've arrested a burglary suspect whose phone was found inside the home that was broken into in April.

Jacob Ray was pulled over during a traffic stop on Tuesday near Dore Drive and Tilton Avenue and was taken into custody. He was booked for charges including residential burglary and gang participation.

Court documents obtained by 23ABC show a phone belonging to Ray was found inside the home after a break-in last month.

BPD began looking for Jacob Ray in connection to the home burglary in southwest Bakersfield on April 18.

Documents show the investigation also revealed Ray is a documented Country Boy Crip member. He has prior arrests and prosecutions for charges related to gang participation, firearm possession and burglary. 

Ray, 19, is 5’09" weighing 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for charges including residential burglary and gang participation.

The victim reported multiple items stolen from the burglary, including a small safe with valuables inside. The victim said it looked like the suspect got into the house through an open back window.

Authorities also found a cell phone on a bed in the home. 

A witness said they saw a man standing outside a window after the break-in. When the man realized he'd been seen, he ran to a car and drove away.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Robert Robles at (661) 326-3953 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.