Man Arrested on Suspicion of 2 Victorville Burglaries After Officer Recognizes Car: Police

A Victorville man was arrested on suspicion of committing both residential and retail burglary, police said Thursday.

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Milton Yates is shown in a booking photo released Sept. 22, 2016, by the Victorville Police Department.

Suspect Milton Yates, 37, was apprehended Wednesday as he was leaving a Victorville retail business with stolen merchandise, according to a press release from the Victorville Police Department. It’s possible the suspect is connected to other burglaries in the area, authorities said.

The officer arresting Yates said he realized his vehicle, a silver Jeep, was the same as one reportedly driven by the suspect in a residential burglary he had responded to at 7 a.m. that morning.

The suspect in the burglary, on the 15600 block of Gazelle Street, allegedly entered the home through the garage and had already removed some property before discovering one of the occupants at home in a bedroom.

Upon detaining Yates, the arresting officer said he recovered items stolen from the business and Gazelle Street residence. The suspect was booked at High Desert Detention Center for burglary.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.