Suspects caught fleeing tire shop
Kern County Sheriff deputies arrested three men caught as they fled the scene of a burglary in Buttonwillow early Monday.
Deputies were dispatched at 1:35 a.m.to a burglary in progress at Castro Tire Service located in the 20600 block of Tracy Avenue.
They quickly arrived and identified a suspect vehicle leaving the scene, a Sheriff's news release said.
Deputies made a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Rowlee Road north of Seventh Standard Road. The vehicle occupants were identified as Bakersfield residents Tanner Towle, 24, Brian Dean, 40, and Stuart Martin, 51.
During the investigation, deputies discovered Castro Tire Service was forcibly entered and over $4,000 worth of tires were taken from inside the business.
Towle, Dean, and Martin were arrested on suspicion of burglary, vandalism, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy. Dean was also charged with being in possession of a controlled substance. All three suspects were booked into the Central Receiving Facility.
The stolen tires were recovered near the business and returned to the owner.
Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 661-322-4040.