TEHACHAPI, Calif. — A 33-year-old Tehachapi man is behind bars for burglary after breaking into an unattended car and residential garage, according to Tehachapi Police.
Officials said on Tuesday around 7 a.m. a resident went outside to start their car in order to warm it up-- before going back inside.
According to Tehachapi PD, about ten minutes later the resident came back outside and found that the center console of their car and the garage door had been opened. The resident also noticed that someone had opened and entered their attached garage and stole several items including a large screen television.
Officers received information that the stolen property was at a house in the area of West Valley Boulevard. When cops went to the home they found the stolen property that had been taken from the victim's garage.
Cops arrested 33-year-old Cody Robert Hisaw who confessed to the burglary. He was arrested and taken to Kern County Jail where he was booked for burglary.
Tehachpi Police said during the colder months they tend to see an increase in vehicle thefts and most of those thefts are the result of the keys being left in running and unattended vehicles.
Officials have reminded residents of the dangers of leaving your car running and unattended. They say if you need to warm your car, utilize the remote start feature if your vehicle is equipped and make certain the doors remain locked.