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Twin Peaks trio linked to series of burglaries

By in Press Enterprise on November 24, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Three Twin Peaks men were arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in the Blue Jay area over the last several days, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said.

Michael Chalfant, 29, Casey Chalfant, 26, and Matthew Snyder, 23, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen items, according to a sheriff’s department press release.

Deputies were called to a business in the 27000 block of Highway 189 for a break-in that took place around 3:30 a.m., officials said.

The caller told deputies that a masked person entered the business and stole several thousands of dollars worth of prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, contact solution and about $1,000 cash, according to the statement. The store’s surveillance system caught the burglary on video.

Through an investigation, Multiple Enforcement Team deputies were led to the Twin Peaks home of Michael and Casey Chalfant Monday, sheriff’s authorities said. At the time, only the elder Chalfant was home. At the home, deputies found several items taken during Saturday’s burglary along with other reported stolen property from other burglaries in the area. Michael Chalfant was arrested.

The following day, MET deputies and station detectives served a search warrant at Snyder’s home where investigators found more property connected to the burglary, officials said. They also found more stolen property from separately reported break-ins. At that time, authorities arrested Casey Chalfant and Snyder.

The trio was booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. Michael Chalfant is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. Casey Chalfant and Snyder are each being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Numerous items of stolen property were recovered and sheriff’s detectives believe there may be additional victims. Detectives ask anyone who may have information regarding the case or believe they may have been the victim of a theft, contact Deputy Jonathan Cavender or Detective Eric […]    

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