KCSO arrested three suspects for allegedly burglaring Mesa Clinical Pharmacy in Mt. Mesa.
On August 24, 2017, at 3:37 a.m., deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Kern Valley Substation responded to an audible alarm call at the Mesa Clinical Pharmacy in Mt. Mesa.
Upon their arrival, they discovered the business had been burglarized and several items of medication had been stolen. At 7:15 a.m., deputies contacted Tyler Allen (20) in the 6500 block of Grace Avenue in Mt. Mesa.
Allen was found to be in possession of some of the stolen medications from the pharmacy. Deputies arrested and booked Allen into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility for the burglary of the Mesa Clinical Pharmacy.
On August 29, 2017, deputies contacted Phillip McAfee (19) in the 6400 block of Lynch Canyon Road regarding his participation in the burglary. During the investigation, deputies developed probable cause to arrest McAfee and arrested him for the burglary of the Mesa Clinical Pharmacy.
After further investigation, deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 6400 block of Lynch Canyon Road in Mt. Mesa on August 30, 2017. Deputies located additional stolen property from the pharmacy and evidence to the burglary. A secondary location on Diedrich Road in Wofford Heights was also searched.
Additional stolen property was located at that residence. Deputies arrested Lena Garcia (53) and booked her into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility as an accessory to the burglary of the Mesa Clinical Pharmacy and various drug related offences. Deputies also added additional drug related charges such as Possession of Narcotics for Sale to McAfee.
On October 2, 2017, Garcia and McAfee were arraigned in Kern County Superior Court regarding this investigation. All three remain out of custody on pending further court proceedings.
Anyone having information about any of the above incidents are asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110, contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040 or send an anonymous text to TIP411(847411). Type the key word “KCSO”, prior to the message.