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Man Arrested in Calimesa in Connection with Yucaipa Burglary, Woman also Arrested

The alleged break-in was discovered by residents returning home in the 11400 block of Acropolis on Friday Sept. 21, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Yucaipa residents returned to their home Friday on Acropolis Drive, found a man in their yard claiming to be a painter, and property missing, deputies said.

The man and a woman accused of being his accomplice were arrested, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The alleged victims came home about 4:20 p.m. Sept. 21 and walked into the their house from the garage, Deputy Shane Hollands of the sheriff's Yucaipa Station said in a statement.

"They heard a door slam and saw a subject, later identified as Adam Woods, run across their front yard," Hollands said. "The victims went outside and confronted Woods and asked him what he was doing. Woods explained to them he was a painter and he was leaving business cards on doors soliciting work."

One of the victims checked the front door and did not find a card, Hollands said.

"When the victim went back to talk to Woods he found that Woods had already fled the area," Hollands said. "The victim walked into the residence and found jewelry and money had been taken from within the master bedroom.

Somebody had come into the home through an unlocked sliding door, Hollands said. The victims then called law enforcement.

Deputies responded, located Woods, and arrested him at the America's Best Inn in Calimesa, Hollands said.

"Some of the property taken during the burglary was recovered in the motel room and the rest of it was recovered where Woods had stashed it near the scene of the crime," Hollands said. "Woods was also found to be in possession of narcotics."

Woods, 31, was booked on suspicion of residential burglary and possession of narcotics at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, Hollands said.

Deputies identified Dawn Wagner, 47, of Yucaipa, and accused her of being a lookout during the alleged burglary. She was arrested at her home on Saturday Sept. 22, Hollands said.

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concerned citizen September 24, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Creeps. Anyone who does a burglary deserves a bullet through their head. If they had tried to come into my house, my dogs would have taken them out.

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