TEMECULA – Three Bellflower men were arrested Saturday, May 13, in connection with a string of commercial burglaries in Temecula, authorities said.
The burglaries occurred early this morning in the south end of Temecula, said Temecula police Sgt. Steve Fredericks.
“A vigilant citizen observed one of these burglaries in progress and called 911,” Fredericks said.
Officers located and detained three men who tried to flee the scene in a vehicle, he said.
They connected the three men to nine burglaries of Temecula restaurants, including stealing cash from donation boxes, Fredericks said.
The three suspects were booked at the Southwest Detention Center, he said. They were identified as Darrell Daniels, Jr. 18, Tywane Shelmon, 19 and Christopher Wheeler, 19.
They were booked for suspicion of second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony. Wheeler and Shelmon were released on $10,000 bail with a July 7 court appearance set, according to sheriff’s inmate records.
Daniels remained in custody in lieu of $10,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.