A victim locates his stolen property outside an RV; deputies respond and recover more stolen property and arrest two

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DATE/TIME: September 6, 2018

INCIDENT: Burglary

LOCATION: Sunny Sand Drive X Sunset Road, Joshua Tree

SUSPECT(S): Kevin Cruz, age 46 a resident of Joshua Tree
Kristie Nichols, age 39 a resident of Joshua Tree

On September 6, 2018, a victim of burglary from the night before, located some of his stolen property alongside an RV. The RV was parked at an unmarked address on Sunny Sand Drive, near the intersection of Sunset Road in Joshua Tree. Deputies responded to the location and attempted contact with a male, later identified as Kevin Cruz and a female, later identified as Kristie Ragsdale inside the RV however, they refused to open the door.

Deputies obtained a search warrant to enter the RV and search for the remaining stolen property. While preparing to make entry, Cruz ran out of the RV, jumped on a nearby off-road vehicle, and tried to start it. Deputies removed Cruz from the vehicle before he could start it, and took him into custody. Deputies located Ragsdale inside the RV and took her into custody.

Evidence located at the scene linked Cruz to the burglary. All the stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim. Cruz had two outstanding warrants for his arrest; a $5,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for driving under the influence, and a felony no-bail warrant for possession of stolen property. Ragsdale had an outstanding warrant for her arrest in the amount of $50,000.00 for possession of stolen property. Cruz was booked into jail for his outstanding warrants, and burglary. Ragsdale was booked into jail for her outstanding warrant, and possession of stolen property.

Refer: Tyson Niles, Sergeant

Station: Morongo Basin

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

Case No. 091801290

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