Deputies arrest 39-year-old Temecula man in connection with burglary

Deputies from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station arrested a 39-year-old Temecula man Thursday at his residence in connection with a burglary that occurred Monday, Aug. 25 in the unincorporated area of Riverside.

Stephan Sethman was arrested at his residence in the 30000 block of Bridgeview Circle in the City of Temecula after he allegedly ransacked the residence of a Riverside County resident, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.

The victim of the ransacking said that an unknown man knocked at his door on the morning of Aug. 25 and when he opened the door, the man brandished a firearm and forced his way into the home, according to Sgt. Dean Spivacke.

The victim was then locked in a bathroom as Sethman allegedly took various items from his home. Sethman then fled in a darkly-colored vehicle, according to Spivacke.

Over the next few days, Sheriff’s officials collected information which led them to Sethman, Spivacke said.

Sethman was booked at the Southwest Detention Center for various charges including armed robbery.

An investigation into this robbery is still ongoing. Anyone who may have information is asked to call Detective Fisher at the Temecula Police Department at (951)-696-3000.

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