Menifee Man Arrested for Temecula Commercial Burglaries

Menifee Man Arrested for Temecula Commercial Burglaries

TEMECULA – A Menifee man was arrested on Wednesday after surveillance footage showed that he was the suspect involved with two commercial burglaries.

On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Temecula Police responded the the 29900 block of Old Town Front Street regarding an attempted commercial burglary. The maintenance worker at the location told authorities that he made contact with the suspect as he was breaking into the location. When confronted the suspect attempted to assault the maintenance worker with a large rock he picked up nearby. He then got into his vehicle and fled the location. The store’s security camera system captured the incident and information was developed using the video.

The following day, again in Temecula an alarm was activated, this time in the 32700 block of Temecula Parkway. When officers arrived they found that the front doors of the business were damaged and they appeared to have been forced open. Once inside the business police noticed that the cash register had been damaged. A second nearby business had similar front-entry and cash register damage. Surveillance footage revealed that both burglaries and the attempted burglary the day before were all apparently committed by the same suspect.

The license plate of the suspect’s vehicle identified Timothy Edward Busby, 46, as the registered owner and the suspect. Busby was found to have a felony arrest warrant related to an unrelated probation violation. On Wednesday, Busby was located and arrested at his Menifee home. Officers located his truck parked on a nearby neighbor’s property and additional evidence linking Busby to the burglaries was located in the truck. Busby also had evidence on his person and inside his home.

Timothy Busby was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on his outstanding felony arrest warrant for violating his parole. Additional charges related to the commercial burglary and assault with a deadly weapon investigations will be filed with the District Attorney’s Office after further investigation is completed by the Temecula Special Enforcement Team.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.


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  • Timothy Edward Busby: Riverside County Sheriff's Department