Victim's detailed description of suspect leads to arrest by police

Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 13:52:36-04

On August 24, 2016, between 12:00 – 3:00 a.m., a suspect entered a hotel room in the 400 block of West Tehachapi Boulevard and stole several items belonging to the occupant of the room.

The occupant was sleeping in the room at the time of the theft and had left the door to the room open. The victim awoke in the early morning hours and discovered his truck keys, wallet, credit cards, and work clothes/boots had been stolen. A short time later, the victim heard his diesel truck start and saw the suspect driving his truck out of the parking lot. The victim chased after the truck and grabbed the suspect through the driver’s door and pulled the suspect from the vehicle. The suspect punched the victim several times and was able to escape on foot.

The victim was able to provide officers with a detailed description of the suspect and the stolen items. Officers conducted an extensive search of the area and were unable to locate the suspect.



Several hours later, an alert officer on patrol observed an individual matching the suspect description walking in the area of Tehachapi Boulevard and Curry Street. The suspect walked into a nearby business where he was detained by the officer.

Upon contact, the officer found the suspect was in possession of the victim’s wallet, credit cards, and cell phone. The officer also saw the suspect was wearing the work clothes and boots that had been stolen from the hotel room. The suspect and stolen property were identified by the victim.

The suspect was identified as Jacob Brinsfield, 27, of Lake Isabella. Brinsfield was booked for several felony charges including burglary and carjacking.

In situations such as this, we would encourage citizens to be a good witness and provide a good description of the suspects to our officers. Please do not place yourself at risk by attempting to capture the suspect.