A 23-year-old man suspected of stealing a flat- screen television and other items in Thousand Palms was behind bars Wednesday.
Someone reported a man and woman carrying a TV on Monte Vista Way around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, and arriving deputies detained the man, but the woman was gone.
Deputies subsequently found what they thought were stolen items behind a residence in the 30200 block of Monte Vista, and shortly afterward went to a residence in the 30500 block of Robert Road, where the door had been kicked in and items stolen, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
"Deputies located evidence at the residence, and the desert area next to the stolen items, linking the detained subject to both locations," sheriff's Sgt. Radek Horkel said.
Thousand Palms resident Julian Robert Messemore was booked on suspicion of burglary.
Sheriff's Deputy Armando Munoz said the items were stolen from the Robert Road residence, and that the woman seen with Messemore was considered a suspect.
Messemore was booked into the county jail in Indio and was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail, according to jail records.
– City News Service.