FREMONT – Two arrests were made in regards to multiple burglaries that were reported by Fremont residents.
According to information released by the Fremont Police Department, between December 23, 2017 and December 30, 2017 five residential burglaries were reported to the department. In each case an unknown perpetrator would gain entry into a home by forcibly opening a door to the house. Officers responding to the initial complaints frequently noted pry marks around the door, indicating a perpetrator was using some type of tool or device to pry the doors open. Once inside the homes, the perpetrators rummaged through the house taking money, jewelry, and identification documents.
Detectives with FPD were able to gather information from neighbors and witnesses who were able to describe a vehicle that was seen near the scenes. The detectives were also able to match shoe prints found at the scenes, and identify the brand of shoe the pattern was common to.
On January 10th agents of the III Corps Drug Task Force were serving an arrest warrant at a residence. During their investigation agents observed a car at the residence matching the description of the car sought by detectives investigating the residential burglaries. Detectives responded to the scene and found shoes inside the car matching the brand of shoe believed to be worn by the perpetrator. Two people at the residence were taken into custody and questioned about the burglaries.
As a result of the investigation arrest warrants have been issued for 30-year-old Juan Rodriguez and 28-year-old Rayann V. Bickerstaff who are both Fremont residents.
Rodriguez is charged with Four Counts of Burglary, a Class 2A Felony, and One Count of Attempted Burglary, a Class 3A Felony.
Bickerstaff is charged with Two Counts of Aiding and Abetting Burglary, a Class 2A Felony, and One Count of Aiding and Abetting an Attempted Burglary, a Class 3A Felony.
A Class 2A Felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison while a Class 3A Felony is punishable by three years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
Both Bickerstaff and Rodriguez are already incarcerated for unrelated offenses. Following the III Corps Drug Task Force investigation Bickerstaff was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, False Reporting, and Child Neglect. Rodriguez was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child Neglect.