Wedding ring, other jewelry was found at local pawn shops before arresting burglar
TULARE COUNTY – Nearly $1,400 in jewelry stolen last summer, including a woman’s wedding ring, was returned to her last week following the arrest of a Visalia man.
At 4 p.m. on March 13, detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Unit arrested 21-year-old Tyler Allen of Visalia in connection with a July 25, 2017 burglary. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Allen broke into the home and stole a safe with expensive jewelry, including miscellaneous paperwork and other items, totaling about $1,400.
Detectives were able to track down the victim’s wedding ring and other jewelry at two local pawn shops in Visalia. The items of evidence remain on hold pending judicial proceedings. After finding the items, detectives were able to locate and arrest Allen with a Ramey Warrant, where the case has not been filed with the District Attorney’s Office but law enforcement feels there is enough probable cause to get a warrant directly from a judge. Allen was cooperative and voluntarily provided detectives with additional information, which led to the recovery of the stolen safe. The suspect was later transported and booked at the Pre-trial Facility where he was charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.
Friday, March 16
In the 50700 block of Whitaker Forest Road in Badger, deputies responded to a report of a possible vandalism. Deputies arrived and discovered a Volkswagen sedan with both passenger windows and the rear window broken. The loss was over $400. The vandalism happened sometime between 5 a.m. on March 14 and 11 p.m. on March 15.