FONTANA – The tracking device attached to stolen property led to the arrest to four suspects involved in a Fontana commercial robbery sometime between the night of Monday, April 2, 2018, and early in the morning of Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Fontana Police responded to Tec Equipment located at 16025 Slover Avenue in the City of Fontana on Tuesday at 6:00 a.m. for the report of an overnight commercial burglary.
Through investigation police located areas of forced entry including both doors and windows in order for the suspects to gain access to large amounts of property. A large amount of property was taken, including a black Ford Ranger with business decals on it. “Much of the equipment taken was construction type equipment that holds a high value,” Fontana Police officials said in a written statement. “The suspects used a forklift owned by the business to load the stolen property into a U-Haul truck.”
Tracking on a piece of stolen equipment led authorities to a Bloomington storage facility where undercover officers set up surveillance. At the locations, officers saw the four suspects later identified as Crystal Conant, 25, of Colton, Jason Bussell, 34, of Fontana, Jessie Bissell, 34, of Fontana, Jesse Graham, 37, of Fontana, and Jordan Kory, 31, of Bloomington arrive in the stolen vehicle. The four went into the storage unit, which was full of equipment, which is all believed to be stolen. They made their way to a safe, which was stolen from the Tec Equipment burglary and attempted to saw it open. The suspects eventually left the scene and waiting police stopped the vehicle. The driver sped away, but a short time later stopped and the suspects were taken into custody.
Police requested and gained a search warrant for the storage unit. During the search over $250,000 worth of stolen property was found. Fontana Police believe that this may have been part of a commercial burglary ring that victimized those in Fontana and/or surrounding cities. Anyone with information that may be pertinent to the case should contact the Fontana Police Department at (909)350-7700.
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