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Man Arrested For Series Of Electronics Burglaries At Santa Barbara Area Schools

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:08pm

A Riverside County man is behind bars, after Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say they linked him to a series of burglaries of electronics from Santa Barbara area schools.

Detectives say Andre Clayton of Hemet was tracked down, and arrested in that city with the help of Hemet Police.

The investigators say the 26 year old man is part of a gang which targeted schools throughout Southern California, stealing electronics like computers.

They say they linked him to a January burglary at Vieja Valley School in Santa Barbara, as well as two January burglaries from Laguna Blanca School.

He was arrested on more than a half dozen charges, and is being held in lieu of a million dollars bail.

Detectives say more arrests are pending in the case.

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