A Palm Desert man suspected in a rash of burglaries -- including allegedly loading a stolen golf cart with more stolen items -- was behind bars Thursday.
Kenneth Keaneau Kick, 20, was arrested shortly after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Springs. He was allegedly responsible for multiple vehicle and residential burglaries and was suspected in other crimes that are under investigation, Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said.
Police responded to a vehicle burglary that was reported at the Cathedral Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs shortly after 5 a.m., and discovered several more burglaries and thefts had occurred in the vicinity within the hour. Up to 20 burglaries and thefts had been committed in the area of the country club, Palm Springs View Estates and the Palm Oasis Condos on Bolero Road, Kovaleff said.
Officers got a suspect description, and a sergeant saw Kick walking near Cree and Carey roads.
"Kick ignored the commands to stop and began running away," the sergeant said. "Kick began climbing over a series of several walls thru several nearby complexes. A perimeter was established and Officers located and detained Kick a few blocks away without further incident."
Once officers took Kick in, they discovered he allegedly had stolen property and methamphetamine on him, Kovaleff said.
He said investigators determined Kick committed several vehicle thefts and burglaries.
"Kick allegedly stole a golf cart from one location and loaded it up with property after he committed thefts from other locations, driving from location to location via the golf cart," Kovaleff said.
Police recovered the cart, most of the items and a stolen vehicle.
He said there were two female suspects involved in the burglaries whose whereabouts were unknown.
Kick was transported to the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, where he was being held on $75,000 bail. He was expected to be arraigned Friday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, according to jail records.
--City News Service contributed to this report.