Ring Doorbell Surveillance Leads to Arrest of Fontana Man

Ring Doorbell Surveillance Leads to Arrest of Fontana Man

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A “Ring Doorbell” surveillance led deputies to the arrest of a suspect responsible for multiple burglaries authorities said. The burglary occurred on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The suspect, later identified as Michael Jacob, 25 of Fontana walked up to the front door and rang the doorbell prior to burglarizing the Rancho Cucamonga home.

The suspect vehicle was also captured on surveillance footage as he left the home. The video evidence was collected and reviewed by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department’s Multiple Enforcement Team (MET). A comprehensive investigation led to the finding that the burglary was related to several other burglaries in Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, and Yucaipa. Michael Jacob was determined to be the primary suspect in the series of robberies.

A search warrant was obtained and Jacob was located at the home and was taken into custody without incident. Stolen property was located throughout the home, linking him to eight residential burglaries. Three guns, two which we confirmed stolen from a Redland’s home were located. Authorities also learned that the vehicle used during the burglaries was also stolen. It was also determined that Jacob was linked to illegal gun sales as well as burglaries in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Jacob was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for residential burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a stolen vehicle. He is being held in lieu of $260,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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Image Sources:

  • Michael-Jacob: Photos provided by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department